03-05 Nov 2017 @ Lion Quays Hotel & Spa, Oswestry.


The Big Weekend Away - 2017

This is a unique opportunity to listen to amazing speakers, be entertained by top class acts, be wined and dined in luxurious surroundings and most of all have FUN! Book now online to avoid disappointment as this conference will sell out.  


Friday 3 November - Buffet Dinner and entertained by 'Allo 'Allo @ £30pp

Saturday day - Conference Delegate only including Lunch @ £32pp

Saturday evening - Gatsby Theme Black tie/Gatsby Ball @£30pp

Download a registration form here

Book on Line here

The Conference is sponsored by Hartey Wealth Management

Speakers include:  

Tristran Hartey -  
The Charlotte Hartey Foundation

Sir Malcolm Walker
Entrepreneur/Founder of Iceland Foods

Per Lindstrand
Aeronautical Engineer / Pilot / Pioneer / Adventurer

Jamie Andrew 
Amputee Mountaineer / Speaker

Derwen College 
Further Education College for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.

The Prince's Trust
Youth Charity


Friday 03 November 2017 
19: 30 Entertainment: 
Join Rene at Cafe Rene for a hilarious night + buffet supper. 
Price: £30pp 

Saturday 04 November 2017 
09:00 Day Delegate 
Price: £32pp 

Programme - TBC

8.30am Registration

9am Flag ceremony with Presidents

9.10 Debra as MC to welcome with safety details

9.15 District Governor's Beryl’s address

9.25 Mayor’s address Councillor Vince Hunt

9.30 RI Representative - Past DG Catherine Taylor Yanks from Illinois

10am Jamie Andrew (Quadruple amputee and mountaineer) 

10.30 to 10.50 Coffee break

10.50 Inner Wheel 

11.00 Per Lindstrand (Crossed Atlantic in Hot air balloon with Richard Branson) 

11.30 RIBI Denis Spiller 

11.50 Tristan Hartey – (Charlotte Hartey Foundation) 

12.10 British Iron Works Knife Angel - Clive Knowles

12.30 to1.30 Lunch (Backdrop of Fun games video)

1.30 Club showcase (Bentley/Youth speaks) 

1.50pm Rotaract - Jenny Burlingame

2pm Sir Malcolm Walker from Iceland (Iceland opened their 1st shop in Oswestry)  

2.30pm Princes Trust – (Youth charity 13 to 30) 

3pm to 3.20 Tea break

3.20 Derwen (3 song melody & short intro - Learning difficulties and disabilities) 

3.35 Catrin Pugh (97% burns victim)

4.05 RYLA –  Tomo 

4.25 RI rep summing up - Past DG Catherine Taylor Yanks from Illinois

4.35 Future conference 2018 - Anne Heath

4.45 Vote of thanks - DGE Steve Martin

4.50 to 5pm Closing remarks - DG Beryl Cotton

Saturday 04 November 2017

19:30 Entertainment: 
Gatsby Themed Black Tie Ball inc. 3 Course Dinner + Live Band "The Shambolics" 
Price: £30pp 

For more information, online registration and payment please visit: District 1180 Conference - 2017

More info

updated: 17 Sept '17

District Conference 1180 Delegate Information 2017

‘Make a Difference, Inspire the Future’

Venue - Lion Quays Luxury Hotel and Spa   

Address – Weston Rhyn, Gobowen, Oswestry SY11 3EN. Telephone number 01691 684300.  Rooms are available from 3pm.

Registration to Conference - Friday or Saturday
Registration is open from Friday 3rd November 2017 between 4pm and 6pm and on Saturday between 8.15am and 9am. 
Please note that entry to the conference and all events will be through the 
Lion Suite at Lion Quays.  This will be clearly signposted.

Welcome Packs

You will receive a welcome pack containing the itinerary, pre printed name badges, lanyards, function tickets, promotional leaflets and a programme of the days events from the Registration desk.

If you have registered as a couple with your partner, please note that you will receive ONE Itinerary envelope in the lead delegate’s name.  The envelope will contain tickets and a name badge for your partner.

 Name Badges

Your name badge can be found inside your Welcome pack and must be worn at all times throughout the weekend. It indicates to the venue staff, Rotary Support Centre Staff and Stewards that you have registered.


De-stress, re-energise or just pamper yourself in the spectacular spa. It’s open between 9am and 7pm Friday, Saturday or Sunday, please book through the hotel on 01691 684300.

The activities include a 25 metre Grecian pool, hydrotherapy pool, steam-room, sauna, Jacuzzi, snow-cave, relaxation lounges, techno gym and fitness suites.


All events are ticket only. Please bring your tickets with you as we respectfully point out that lack of a ticket may prevent entry.

 Friday afternoon

2 to 4pm - Visit the Ironworks, it’s only 5 minutes away by car

 Friday evening

7 for 7.30pm - The magnificent ‘Allo Allo’ team are the evening entertainment. There will be a buffet meal interspersed with the amusing antics from our highly sought after act.

Dress code - please join in the merriment, by dressing with a touch of France

 Saturday Day

Registration opens at 8.15am

Conference starts at 9am until 5pm– A full day of presentations, inspiring talks and Rotary Leaders.

Saturday Evening

7.30pm to 12 midnight  - Gatsby themed, Gala Dinner and Ball

Dress code - Black tie or 1920s look


Car Parking

Car parking is free at Lion Quays

Cancellations Terms & Conditions
Please see the 
Terms & Conditions for details of hotel cancellation, conference tickets are not refundable or transferable