THE ROTARY FOUNDATION
Dear Rotarian Friends,
2011 PRESIDENTIAL CONFERENCE – ACCRA GHANA
As Convener, it is my pleasure to invite you and your partner to attend this Year’s Accra Presidential Conference, which will be held under the Theme “Making Rotary Relevant in Africa”, at the historic and newly re-built Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, Ghana on 20 August, 2011, only just a few weeks away.
Though notice for this Presidential Conference may be short, the Accra 2011 Presidential Conference marks one of the early International meetings for this Rotary Year and will present the latest news on Rotary International President Kalyan Banerjee’s programmes, and will focus on pertinent issues and challenges we face on the Continent. It will be preceeded by a meeting of the Reach-Out-To-Africa-Committee (ROTA), which is made up of many of our Senior Rotary Leaders. Come and share your ideas, learn at first hand what we ought to be doing and take home a wealth of information about possible partners to fund your projects.
An outline Conference programme is attached. All the sessions will be conducted in English with simultaneous translation into French.
We have recommended a few hotels, details shown in the attachments to this invitation, with a wide range of rates to suit every pocket. Distances to the Presidential Conference venue have been indicated.
We keep reminding ourselves that the purpose of the Presidential Conference is not only Rotary work, but also is an occasion for fellowship. A special Welcome Dinner has been planned at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel on the eve of the Conference. Do plan to arrive in good time to attend this Dinner. It will be a weekend of truly international Rotary fellowship.
Information on after-Conference tours, or project visits is available by booking directly with the tour company listed on the registration form, or by contacting the Host Organisation Committee (HOC) respectively, whose contacts are also listed on the same form.
I look forward to seeing all of you, Governors, Governors-Elect, our esteemed Past Governors and indeed, all club presidents and Rotarians from our Continent over.
At the end of it all, you will be satisfied and gratified to have taken a few days off to spend with your Rotary family and partners in the vibrant capital of Ghana.
Vice Chair, The Rotary Foundation, 2011-12
Trustee, The Rotary Foundation, 2008-12
Director, Rotary International, 2002-04
P.O. Box 5520, Total House, 1st Fl.
Liberia Road, Accra, Ghana
Tel Bus 233.0302.666545/668114
Dear Club Leaders,
I have the pleasure to forward, attached (5 attachments), the following documents in connection with the upcoming Rotary International Presidential Conference, the ROTA meeing and TRF Cadre Training, which would be held in Accra, from 18-20 August 2011:
1. Letter of Invitation from Trustee Sam Okudzeto.
2. Registration Form. Please note that this is an interactive form, which can be filled online and should submitted electronically, to ease the work of the Registration Committee.
Also kindly note the dates for the specific events which can be found on the Form.
3. Outline Conference Programme.
4. The Welcome Dinner, is a ticketed event, which will be sold on a first-come, first served basis, until the seats are taken. Because we have to pre-pay for this event and there is a
limited period within which to confirm our final numbers, we urge you to ask your club members to register early. Rotarians whould be asked not to register, without due
consideration, as we would prefer a situation where there are no last-minute pull-outs due to indecision.
5. For the Cadre Training session, we invite qualified Rotarians to volunteer their time and register to participate. The days’s session will be run at no cost to the volunteer. Please read
the entire document carefully to understand the qualification guidelines and promote registration by qualified club members.( Please note that the volunteers will however be fully
responsible, for arranging for their own hotel accommodation.
6. Provisional list of Hotels, for which participants are required to make reservations DIRECT with the hotel of their choice. Please note that the schedule is being upgraded to provide
information on travel distances etc. (This will be ready on July 18, 2011)
7. Please note that the ROTA Meeting, is open to the ROTA Committee members only.
It will be our pleasure to welcome you to Accra.
Yours in Rotary Service,
PDG, Chair, HOC.
Accra 2011 Presidential Conference
Tel. Mobile: +233 243 837903 / +233 262 549052
Tel. Direct: +233 (0)302 229759/227573/230083
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL – 2011 ACCRA PRESIDENTIAL CONFERENCE
DRAFT OUTLINE PROGRAMME
|8.30-9.00||Registration and FellowshipSeating of RotariansCall to OrderInvocation, Moment’s Silence for the departedFlag Ceremony?|
|National Anthems- IndiaUSAGhanaRotary|
|9.00-10.15||Introduction of DignitariesArrival of H.E.
The Vice President – Guest of HonourWelcome Address by the
Convenor and IntroductionWelcome Remarks by Rotary
International PresidentIntroduction of Guest of Honour
and OfficialOpening of ConferenceVote of Thanks
Group Photograph (Dignitaries and Guest of Honour only)
|10.30-12.30||Introduction“My Africa, as I see it”“Reaching the Potential of a Great Continent”“Making Rotary Relevant in Africa”Group Photograph (All)|
|14.00-15.45||“Involving Asian Rotarians in a Three Year Plan for Africa“Implementing a Three Year Action Plan for Africa by African Rotarians”|
|16.00-16.4516.45-17.15||“Involving non-African Rotarians and Resource Groups in a Three Year Plan for Africa”Open Forum“Presidential Call for Action” by RI President K. Banerjee|
|17.15-17.30||Bangkok Convention PromotionMauritius 20A Institute Promotion –West Africa Project Fair PromotionClosing Remarks by Host Sam OkudzetoConference Closing Feature|