Rotary International Convention 2020 | Honolulu Hawai'i

DisCon 2019

Venue: Olifants River Lodge
(Between eMalahleni & Middelburg  on R555)
Date: 14 – 16 June 2019





Full ConferenceNPC – AGM, Meet & Greet, Saturday and Sunday – day sessions (including Ann or Rotaract breakaway), Gala dinner, lunch, snacks, conference bagR1,995.00
Days OnlySaturday and Sunday – day sessions only (including Ann or Rotaract breakaway), lunch, snacks, conference bag. No: NPC- AGM, Meet & Greet, Gala dinner, R1,600.00
Saturday OnlySaturday session (including lunch and conference bag)R900.00
Sunday OnlySunday session (including picnick and conference bag)R900.00
GalaGala dinnerR450.00
Meet & GreetMeet and GreetR250.00
Anns BreakawaySunday morning Ann breakaway session only, including lunch (No conference bag)R250.00
Rotaract BreakawaySunday morning Rotaract breakaway session only, including lunch (No conference bag)R250.00
NPC – AGMFriday D9400 NPC Annual General Meeting SessionR150.00

(Any questions? Please contact Linda Stokes on 082 902 2505 or click on her name to email her)


Olifants River Lodge
Types: Various types of accommodation available from rondavels and cabanas, to villas and camp sites (see layout below)
Booking: Please book your own accommodation with Marlene Maree via email.
Email: sales3@olifantsriverlodge.co.za  Office No: 013 243 9401 or 013 243 9402 FAX: 013 243 9406

Breakfast: Not included in accommodation. Please book with Marlene should you want breakfast.

(Lodge layout below)


Friday, 14 June

10hoo – 17h00Registration Entrance to Conference Venue (Shawu/ Shingwedzi)
14h00 – 14h50PDG preconferenceDG Charles DeinerConference Venue (Shawu/ Shingwedzi)
15h00 – 17h00NPC AGMPDG Grant DalyConference Venue (Shawu/ Shingwedzi)

Discon 2019

18h00 till lateMeet and Greet Theme EveningThink Green Live CleanNdlovu

Saturday 15 June

07h00 – 08h00Registration Entrance to Conference Venue (Shawu/ Shingwedzi)
08h00 – 09h50Plenary Session 1PDG Francis CallardConference Venue (Shawu/ Shingwedzi)
 Call to OrderPDG Francis Callard 
 Flag ceremony and national anthemsPP Martin Stokes 
 Opening FormalitiesDiscon chair PP Andre Brandmuller 
 Observe ProtocolsDiscon chair PP Andre Brandmuller 
 WelcomeDG Charles Deiner 
 InvocationRolling screen 
 In Memorium/Peace candlePDG Tom Borrill 
 Introduce RIPPRPDG Grant Daly 
 RIPPRRIPPR Gordon McInally 
 Thank the RIPPRPDG David Grant 
 Introduce YEX studentsPP Terry Cannon 
 AwardDG Charles Deiner 
 Close and announcementsPlenary Chair 
10h00 – 10h30Tea Break 
10h30 – 11h40Plenary Session 2PDG Anton MeerkotterConference Venue (Shawu/ Shingwedzi)
 Call to order Theme | Club Awakening
 Introduce speakerPP John Brislin 
 Rotary in LiteracyPP Peter Twynstra 
 Thank speakerPlenary chair 
 PaperlessPP Andrew Connold 
 Outreach across bordersPP Harry Nxumalo 
 Membership: A perspective on realityPP Peter Oudhof 
 FoundationPDG Greg Stathacopoulos 
 Social MediaAG Tracy Lee Goldstone 
 YEX helping to grow your clubPP Terry Cannon 
 Close and announcements  
11h40 – 11h50Comfort Break 
11h50 – 13h00Plenary Session 3DGN Annemarie MostertConference Venue (Shawu/ Shingwedzi)
 Call to order Theme | Clubs on the Move
 RLIAG Heidi Tucker 
 Osizweni school libraryJerry Masilela 
 MembershipPP Peter Oudhof 
 FoundationPP Daran Rehmeyer 
 CommunicationPP Steve du Plessis 
 YEX helping to grow your clubPP Terry Cannon 
 Introduce speakerPlenary chair 
 Diversity intelligence: Six ways to relate to peopleDr Gustav Gous 
 Thank speakerPlenary chair 
 Close and announcements  
13h00 – 14h00LunchRestaurant
 DG with current Presidents & DGE with PE’s 
14h00 – 14h48Plenary Session 4PP Ashrif LatibConference Venue (Shawu/ Shingwedzi)
 Call to order Theme | Gift of the Givers
 Introduce speakerPlenary chair 
 Guest speakerAhmed Bham 
 Thank speakerDG Charles Deiner 
 Announce break away arrangements  
15h00 – 16h40Breakaway Sessions  
 Room 1 FoundationPP Daran RehmeyerNdlovu
 Room 2 MembershipPP Peter OudhofLapa
 Room 3 CommunicationPP Steve du PlessisLapa – Green Room
 Room 4 Youth Policy YEXPP Terry CannonIndaba
 Room 5 Peace and ReconciliationProf Dries VelthuizenKambuku
18h00 – 18h45DG Cocktails by Invitation Lapa
19h00 until LateBanquet DinnerFormal/TraditionalConference Venue | Indlovu Enkulu

Sunday 16 June

07h00 – 07h30Inter Faith Service Indaba
07h30 – 08h00Tea – Coffee 
08h00 – 12h00Rotaract SessionAG Siobheanne LandsbergIndaba
08h00 – 09h00Plenary Session 5DG Charles DeinerConference Venue (Shawu/ Shingwedzi)
 Call to order Theme | Back to Basics
 Roll call  
 Introduce roll play  
 Traditional Club meetingPresident Paul Harris 
 Transitional Club  meetingPresident Barry 
 Millennial meetingPresident  Lungi 
 Questions from the floorChair to facilitate 
 Best District practicesChair to facilitate 
09h00 – 09h15Comfort Break 
09h15 – 11h00Anns BreakawayDGA Colleen DeinerKambuku
09h15 – 10h30Plenary Session 6DGE Maurice StanderConference Venue (Shawu/ Shingwedzi)
 Call to Order Theme | People of Action
 Introduce panel  
 Disaster Aid Idai committeePanel Discussion 
 Thank panel  
 Introduce speaker  
 RFHDAG John Anticevich 
 Thank speaker  
 Introduce speaker  
 Sustainable community projectsDr Hugo Tempelman 
 Thank speaker  
10h30 – 11h00Tea 
11h00 – 12h30Plenary Session 7PDG Annie SteijnConference Venue (Shawu/ Shingwedzi)
 Call to order Theme | Rotary in Africa
 100 years of Rotary in AfricaDGN Annemarie Mostert 
 Introduce new leadershipDG Charles Deiner 
 DGND Stella  
 DGN Annemarie  
 DGE Maurice  
 Discon 2020DGE Maurice Stander 
 Year in ReviewDG Charles Deiner 
 Intoduce the RIPPRDG Charles Deiner 
 RIPPR closing addressRIPPR PRID Gordon McInally 
 Thank RIPPRDG Charles Deiner 
 Closing remarks Discon Chair: PP Andre Brandmuller 
13h00 – Late Teddy Bear Picnic Lunch Gramadoelas Restaurant


Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman

“My son, you will form an organisation. The name will be Waqful Waqifin, and that name is translated into ‘Gift of the Givers’. You will serve all people of all races, of all religions, of all colours, of all classes, of all political affiliations and of any geographical location. You will serve them unconditionally.”  (the message from his spiritual leader, Sufi Sheikh Muhammed Saffer Effendi al Jerrahi in Istanbul)

This is one of our speakers, Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman. A man who went to the most desolate places in the world to serve humanity. Responding to earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, famine, war and kidnappings, he has done it all. His sense of community extends to his work with Gift of the Givers and the motto for the organization is: “Best Among People are those who Benefit Mankind”

Since its inception in 1992, he has grown Gift of the Givers into Africa’s largest disaster relief organisation. It is responsible for a series of firsts: innovating the world’s only containerised mobile hospital, the world’s first groundnut-soya high energy and protein supplement, and they possess Africa’s only “life locator”, a device used to detect people alive under rubble.


Community Involvements:

  • Past Councilor and Reeve of East Williams Township
  • Was a member of Middlesex County Council
  • Founding Chair, Farm Safety Association of Ontario
  • Past Director, Farm Machinery Advisory Board
  • Chair, 2001 World Pulse Conference in Vancouver
  • Chair, 2002 International Plowing Match “Rural Expo” at Glencoe
  • Director & President of the Ontario Bean Dealers Association
  • Director & President of Pulse Canada
  • Director of Canadian Special Crops Association
  • Director of Community Futures Development Corporation of Middlesex County
  • Director & Past Chair, Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame


  • Rotary Club of Grand Bend Current Member. Also was a Charter Member and Past President . Has been a Rotarian for 44 years.
  • Committee Member, Grand Bend Rotary Literacy Program
  • Director, Huron Tract Land Trust Conservancy

Peter Twynstra


  • Honorary Companion of the University of Guelph
  • London Chamber of Commerce, Farmer of the Year
  • Rotary Paul Harris Fellow
  • Golden Jubilee Medal recipient
  • “Order of Merit”, Province of Ontario
  • 2003 Inductee, Middlesex Agricultural Hall of Fame
  • 2004 Inductee, North Middlesex Hall of Fame
  • 2010 Ridgetown College Westag Alumnus of Honour, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2010-2011 District 6330 Service Award, Rotary Club of Grand Bend
  • 2012 Queens Diamond Jubilee recognition
  • 2013 Honourary Membership, Men’s Probus Club of Grand Bend and Area
  • “Service Above Self Award” from Rotary International Board of Directors

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