Rotary 1080 Conference 2017

Potters Resort, Hopton

President David Stokes, Treasurer Ian Burne, Secretary Glenn Abbassi and Vice President Richard Whiting attended the District 1080 Conference at Potters Resort, Hopton on 14th October 2017.   

The Conference, the theme of which was "Facing the Challenges" was opened by District Governor Robert Lovick.   There were several presentations - Rotary Empowers Youth  -- Jamie Oliver Young Carers' Project;  Rotary's International Tennis Star Alfie Hewett; The Prince's Trust, and Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA).  The Keynote speaker was Lady Philippa Dannatt.   International Challenges included Belarus Project, and the John Grant Trophy, awarded to Saffron Walden RC for PhysioNet, helping Disabled overseas.

After an excellent lunch, the Keynote speaker was Kevin J. Lee on Service above Self through Speaking.    "Facing the Challenges" talks were given by The Anchorage Trust, The Work of the Samaritans, and the Hilary King Scholar Agreneth Masule.