The 2022 Rotary District 9800 Conference in Albury got off to a stirring start this weekend, with a rousing bracket of bagpipe music, thanks to the Scots Albury Pipe Band. Prior to that, an Elder of the Wiradjeri people, traditional custodians of the land upon which the conference is being held, welcomed delegates to Albury with a traditional smoking ceremony. 
Glenferrie Rotarians PP Cheryl Pisterman and PP Charles Tran  both received significant recognition at the Conference. Cheryl Pisterman was presented with a Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service for her many years of dedicated service to The Rotary Foundation. PP Charles Tran received a crystal recognition piece and a Major Donor lapel pin in recognition of his generous financial commitment to the Foundation. For more photos of conference click on 'Read more' below.

Rotary 9800 District Conference

The Scots Albury Piped Band started the Conference with some stirring classical Scottish music, and led the assembly in Advance Australia Fair
Led by PP Thelma Hutchison (seated), the club showcased the Lift the Lid Golf Day at Conference, selling raffle tickets in the process.
Delegates treated to a rich mix of local talent in entertainment segments throughout the Conference. See here Maleah Beckwith, supported by Good Gravy sing 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'.
PP Cheryl Pisterman was awarded a Rotary Foundation Certificate of Merit by PDG and current District Foundation Chair Murray Verso, in recognition of many years of dedicated service to The Rotary Foundation.
Break out times are a great opportunity to catch up with good friends, and enjoy a scone and cream (or two!)
Master of Ceremonies ABC presenter Ali Moore interviewed Noor Shaw  Kamawal whose moving tory The journey of an Afghan Refugee to Rotarian in Australia captivated the audience.
Familiar faces at the Gala Dinner, Club Secretary Peter Moore with Amelia Anderson
More familiar faces, one Club President, one PE and two PPs swap war stories.