Welcome to Caring for Our Worldthe District 1200 Conference 2020/21

      Rotary conferences are renowned for their inspirational presenters, and ours will be no exception.
      Our conference kicks off on the virtual main stage - this is where you will find our principal guest speakers, and, subject to pre-registration for the conference, the opportunity to engage in a live Q and A session with 2 of those speakers - Simeon Moore and Eddie the Eagle.(In-between the main events, you will be able to pop into our 'breakout tents' and enjoy a large range of topics, to watch at your leisure.)Book your virtual seats now to be sure you can participate - numbers limited! (Non-Rotarians welcome.)

      Presentations

      Eddie the Eagle

      Michael 'Eddie the Eagle' Edwards - a man who dared to be different. The classic British underdog who jumped in - quite literally - and wowed the crowds at the 1988 Winter Olympics as Britain's first and only ski jumper.

      Sign Up Now for the LIVE Q&A Session

      Eddie will be appearing live this xxxxxx to present an FAQ session. If you would like to attend please register below and we will send you the link you need to join the event!
      If you are unable to join us, but would like to watch later and send in a question please use the button below to submit your question.

      Caring for our World - Caring about the aspirations of young people

      Sign Up Now for the LIVE Q&A Session

      Simeon will be appearing live this xxxxxx to present an FAQ session. If you would like to attend please register below and we will send you the link you need to join the event!
      If you are unable to join us, but would like to watch later and send in a question please use the button below to submit your question.

      Simeon Moore is a writer, musician and advocate for young people. He was a member of a notorious Birmingham gang and now works to tackle what he sees as the glamorisation of gang culture, which gives young people aspirations to live negatively

      Michael Fernando, Next District Governor 2021/22

      Michael served as Club President in 2017, was co-opted as an Assistant Governor in 2018 and went onto be voted in as District Governor for 2021. Michael is a Member of the Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisors. This is a group of Rotarians who help evaluate projects (on a technical basis) to ensure that money spent by our charity, 

      Caring for others, caring for the environment

      Oliver's diagnosis of Down Syndrome had come as a complete surprise as did his need for open heart surgery at 3 months old, but left Wendy, his mum, with a burning need to reach out and support families in a similar position with reassurance and hope. 

      See also Oliver's appearance on the One Show!

      Oliver also has his own YouTube video!

      Caring for our World - A World Transitioning to Green Energy

      An alumna of Taunton's Queens College, Sophie has over ten years' experience in the development of new offshore wind farms. This work builds on Sophie's passion for the marine environment, which was gained through her undergraduate degree at Cardiff University.

      Inner Wheel stuff

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      Caring for our World - Caring about Animal Extinction

      Paul Wooding was Executive Producer of T.Rex Autopsy, a specialist factual documentary for National Geographic, and winning huge acclaim when it was broadcast around the world. T.Rex Autopsy was a ground-breaking film of the dissection of the first-ever life-sized model of a T.Rex by a team of scientists including palaeontologists investigating the serious issue of how it may have lived and died: there was blood, guts and gore galore!