Harrogate Conference

Fri 5th October 2018 at 15.00 - Sun 7th October 2018 - 14.00

An extra special conference this year

Rotary 2018

Photo-call time for Rotary North East England's very own DGE Stewart Atkin and Christine Atkin with Rotary International World President Elect Barry Rassin and his wife Esther at the International Assembly in San Diego


In 2018, District Conference will be held between Friday 5 and Sunday 7 October at The Majestic 

Hotel, Harrogate. HG1 2HU. 
Conference Hotel 

A significant change in 2017 was that the plenary sessions were held in the main ballroom,

 meaning that the entire conference was held on one level, thereby dispensing with any access

 issues or climbing up and down flights of stairs. 

This proved to be an unqualified success with many favourable comments from delegates. 

However, to maintain this preferred arrangement, we have a maximum capacity of 320, so 

please book early to avoid disappointment 

Speakers and Entertainment 

The District Conference Committee, working with District Governor Elect Stewart Atkin, is

 assembling a fabulous programme of speakers and entertainment, intended to inspire, 

motivate and entertain. They already include: 

Tricia Stewart, the original Calendar Girl, an incredibly inspirational, motivating and amusing 

speaker, played on screen by Dame Helen Mirren and on stage by everyone from Linda

 Bellingham to Anita Dobson! 

Judge Peter Armstrongwill entertain delegates with humour, anecdotes and his experiences, 

whilst practising and sitting in the North East legal circuit 

The fabulous Persuaders return to transport you back to the 1960‟s as part of the District 

Governor‟s Ball 

Leo Cheng, surgeon who volunteers on Mercy Ships. Mel Pears, retired Commanding Officer,


Recovery Unit, Catterick.

Friday night entertainment will be a speaker on Kynren a celabration of English history, and a

 military band. 

Cost to Delegates 

Registration Fee Payable by all conference attendees is £30 and is non-refundable.

The Conference fee is an inclusive fee covering two nights‟ accommodation at The Majestic

 Hotel Harrogate, meals i.e. Friday Dinner, Saturday breakfast, Gala Dinner, Sunday breakfast 

and entertainment. The cost is £153 per person. 

Delegates arranging their own accommodation wishing to attend: 

Friday Dinner and entertainment, the cost is £32 per person.

Saturday Gala Dinner and Dance the cost, is £32 per person. 

Booking and Payment 

Registration opens on 1 January 2018 (Registration forms can be downloaded from the District


Registration Fee(s) of £30 dated at time of registration. 

Conference Fee Cheque for half of the cost of accommodation £77 dated 1 July 2018. 

Conference Fee Cheque for second half of accommodation £76 dated 1 September 2018. 

Those delegates who prefer to do so may send an accompanying cheque for the full amount 

dated as day of sending i.e. £183 per person. 

Please Note 

Because demand for accommodation at the conference hotel is again expected to be high and

 we have a capacity of 320 so allocation of accommodation will be strictly on a first come, first served basis. 

All cheques payable to District 1030 Conference Account. 

Registration forms should be sent to: Rotarian. Malcolm Proud


District Governor Elect Stewart Atkin and Christine look forward to seeing you all again in 

Harrogate for another fantastic weekend.  

Booking form obtainable from District website or : Malcolm Proud :

Potters Bank 

Home 0191 3867615
Mobile 07801 334642
Email m.proudrotary@gmail.com 


The Rotarian