2nd to 4th May 2019 @ NH Lord Charles Hotel

On-line booking closed 25 April 2019, luckily you can still attend by registering at our Customer Service Desk everyday at 07:30 at the Lord Charles. Fortunately tea and coffee can be booked at R 90 per day 

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Conference Program

THURSDAY 02 May 2019

08h00 – 17h00 POETS Training
08h00 – 12h00 Inter Country Committee
18h00 Meet and Greet at NH Lord Charles hotel

FRIDAY 03 MAY 2019
08h00 – 13h30 Assembly
14h30 - 17h00 Conference
18h00 Cocktail Party

08h00 – 17h00 Conference
19h00 Gala Banquet

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District 9350 - 2019 Conference - Accommodation


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Cape Khamai Guesthouse


Situated in Somerset West, at the foot of Helderburg. Guests can enjoy a swim in the pool, and resting on the spacious wooden sun deck. The property has BBQ facilities, and free Wi-Fi and free parking is provided.

Kurt Feissli, runs this 4-star-guesthouse in Bulties Way and offering this special to Rotarians for the conference at the following rates: R 1,100 including breakfast for a double room (instead of R 1,400) per night and R 750 for a single person (in a double room) including breakfast per night. When booking mention that you are attending the conference for the special rates

Visit the website for more details or email Kurt directly. 

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Boutique Villa Guesthouse


Visit us for a peaceful retreat in the heart of Somerset West...

Welcome to Boutique Villa Guesthouse, situated in the quiet and beautiful suburb of Parel Vallei in Somerset West, with the majestic Helderberg Mountain as our backdrop. Contact Trish at email for booking and more information at the website.

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 22 on Gabbro


This air-conditioned, ground-floor studio apartment is set on an estate which offers views of False Bay, Cape Point and the Hottentots Holland mountains.
Rate per night for entire flatlet : R550. Preferred payment method : Cash in full on arrival or EFT full amount 10 days prior to arrival. Contact Sonja at email for booking.

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 Eco Estate Somerset West


Nettie Lubbe is offering their apartment during the conference. A special daily rate of R750 for Rotarians. It is one bedroom, not serviced and self-catering. Contact Nettie by email for more details.

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Gordon's Bay Guest House

Monika & H.-Jochen Herrmann are offering special conference only 2 night rates of Standard R 1 700 and Luxury R 2 000, including all offered servicers like their most loved, even awarded “Breakfast services”, free Wifi all and everywhere around the premises, the daily free maintaining of the rooms with a coffee-, tea- and water station.

Friends can even use their Jacuzzi and/ or the huge pool as well as our tropical garden, the newly thatched Braai-Lapa, etc., like a PC for all kind of Internet purposes installed at their “Lounge Bar” (on honesty base) where they can enjoy as well the full DSTV-range as needed. Bookings can be made here

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Le Domayne

2 bedroomed, self-catering unit set in a quiet cul-de-sac in the leafy green suburb of Heldervue, Somerset West, 5 minutes from Lord Charles Hotel. Wifi, full DSTV, under cover off road parking. Complimentary tea, coffee and a light breakfast of fruit, yoghurt and cereals included. Sleeps 4 (2 double beds). Conference price for entire unit R1 200 per night

Contact Muxsie at email for more information and photos.

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Ocean Breeze Hotel

Committed to providing guests with a positive experience thanks to its commendable service and good value. 

Situated on the beachfront in Strand, Ocean Breeze Hotel offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant and meeting facilities. The hotel is a short walk away from the Strand Golf Club. 2.4 km from centre Strand

Conference delegates get free breakfast and a 20% discount while attending the Conference

Contact Naeema Jones at email for more details




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Conference Speakers

Rotary International President Barry Rassin’s Personal Representative

Former President of Rotary International, Community
Advocate, Businessman, Born on November 2, 1938.
Richard King graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 1959 (where he served as the first vice-president of the student body) and went on to law school. After graduating from Boalt Hall Law School in 1962, he taught both English and Business Law at Brigham Young University.
In 1963, he served for two years on active duty with the U.S. Army in Military Intelligence, attaining the rank of Captain.

He was admitted to practice law in both California and Utah in 1963. A top-rated lawyer, Richard King founded a law firm. His two brothers joined him in the practice of King, King, & King in 1967.
Richard King has long been involved in public service and charitable organizations, and was recognized in 1980 by 50 different organizations for his contributions, as well as the
President of the United States.
He has served in leadership roles in the Rotary Club for over 50 years, as a Club President, District Governor, Trustee of the Rotary Foundation, International Director, Chairman of the Executive Committee, and in 2001/02 as the President of Rotary International. King’s term produced the single largest growth year in Rotary history. From July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002 some 75,000 new members joined Rotary; 1,158 new Rotary Clubs were chartered (more than one every 8 hours); 795 new Interact Clubs (high school Rotary clubs) were chartered; and $67 million (the largest sum ever raised in one year) was contributed to the annual fund of the Rotary Foundation. At the end of his 2001-2002 term, Rotary membership stood at an all-time record of 1,243,431 community leaders in 204 countries and geographical regions.



Prof Hal Walker jnr 215x250hProf. Hildreth (Hal) Walker, Jr. led the manufacturing, testing and operation of the Korad K-1500 pulsed ruby laser system during the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment.

Walker’s space technology involvements began in 1959 as a technical member of the RCA Corporation’s BMEWS (Ballistic Missile Early Warning System) situated in the Alaskan frontiers to detect Soviet Missile nuclear attacks. This prepared him to expand his career into the laser technology industry in early 1964 at KORAD Laser Systems. As a laser systems specialist, Hal travelled throughout the United States and the world introducing advanced new laser technologies to the fields of scientific research and industrial applications. In 1974 Hal joined the Hughes Aircraft Company where he participated in developing and placing the first Tactical Laser Target Designator System into the U.S. Army inventory.

Walker retired in 1989 from the management team of the Hughes Aircraft Company. He then served until 2010 as president and CEO of TECH PLUS, a laser technology consultant group. The group participated in national projects such as the National Ignition Facility (NIF). This Project involved Laser Induced Plasma Fusion experiments.

Hal was appointed to be a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador in 2000. In this role he participates as a speaker and specialist in space-related technology issues. His responsibilities are promoting public education and development of local community awareness and benefits regarding space technology and deep space future exploration.
Walker is board chairman and co-founder, with his wife Dr. Bettye Walker, of the African-American Male Achievers Network, Inc. (A-MAN), a non-profit corporation. A-MAN is dedicated to the nurturing of young African-American and other students with particular emphasis in STEM based science and mathematics. Hal is a graduate of Pacific Christian College (Cum Laude) with a BS Degree, Business Technology Management.
Hal and Bettye have established the A-MAN, Inc., in South Africa in 1998 at the invitation of President Nelson Mandela. They have keep this promise for over 20 years by implement STEM based science and technology programs in township schools across the country.
In 2018 they established the Cape Town Space Society (CTSS) the first chapter of the National Space Society (NSS) on the Continent of Africa. That same year (3) Students from the chapter participated in the International Space development Conference (ISDC) held in Los Angeles. At the conference they successfully demonstrated a working model of the new Electric VASMIR Rocket Engine.


Patrick Coleman 215x250hDr Patrick Coleman, a member of the Rotary Club of Luanshya since 1993, married to Sherry Coleman – whom he introduced into Rotary in 1995 and married in 1997. (The true spirit of PRIP Jon Majiyagbe’s “Family of Rotary.”)

After serving in several District 9210 positions including two consecutive years as District Administrator he was asked to serve as District Governor in 2006-7.

Since then he has served both in district and regional positions. Currently he serves as the Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator for Zone 20A South (Southern Africa).


Rotary Awards / Recognition
Service Above Self Award; Presidential Citation as District Governor;
Rotary Foundation’s Citation of Meritorious Service; Regional Service Award for a Polio Free World

Major Donor of The Rotary Foundation; Benefactor of The Rotary Foundation;
Paul Harris Society of The Rotary Foundation; Bequest Society of The Rotary Foundation;
Patrick and Sherry Coleman Endowed Fund for Rotary Peace Centers.


Doug Batchelor 215x250hDoug Batchelor is a founding member of the Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club and served as its 4th President. While expatriate in Dubai from 2014 to 2018, Doug also was a member of the E-Club of Cape Town. He also serves as a Board member of the South African affiliate of Shelterbox.

Before joining Rotary International, Doug was a member of the Association of Round Tables in Southern Africa for 13 years where he held numerous leadership positions in his club, his Area as well as the National Association.

Doug is the Chief Information Officer of Microsoft Middle East and Africa, is married to Lynn and has 2 daughters.







John Winship 215x250hA family man, married to Lorraine and together they have two 30+ sons who reside in London and Zurich.

In his 14th year at Rotary Club of Newlands with most time spent on identifying sustainable projects worthy of CSI contributions. Once identified they are packaged, planned, funded and constructed.

He still continue to hold various investment responsibilities after a working career in financial services and investments.








Koos Burger 215x250hMarried to Antoinette
Attended primary School at Swellendam and High School at Touws River
Matriculated in 1975.
As Primary School Teacher, very involved in Mathematics teaching and curriculum development, Land Service, Athletics coach, rugby and cricket.
Represented SA Forces and SWD in SA Championships in Cross Country and Half marathon
Left teaching at the end of 1996.

Since 2012 Manager of Rotary Youth Camps Glencairn for Rotary Club of Cape Town
Built Rotary Labyrinth Glencairn (largest in Africa) in fynbos on Rotary property in the Glencairn Valley.
Received a Paul Harris from Rotary during 2016 from Rotary Club of Cape Town
Was inducted as Rotarian in Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope in November 2017.
Serves on Environmental Sustainability Committee of District 9350.
Keen interest in our youth, our communities, our environment and our Rotary


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