The District Conference on 12 March 2022 was attended by over 200 people from over 40 clubs across WA and the East coast.
Conference feedback demonstrates the impact of the conference on attendees and their journey towards reconciliation.
 
"I just wanted to say thank you for organising today’s conference. I learned so much today about Aboriginals’ plight, struggle and resilience.

All guest panels were excellent, of course Tim and Danny’s story ‘ the journey of well-being’, really explained the root cause and sufferings of the stolen generations. I know now why you are so passionate about supporting Aboriginals culture and reconciliation.

I feel so inspired that I feel like I should do something about it (but I don’t know how or what i can do?). I believe there is hope if we all stand together to make a difference."
 
Breakout session feedback and recorded sessions will be available over the next few weeks. In the meantime if you are keen to learn more, here are some suggestions:
 
  • Danny Ford Publication "Walking Together" which includes the journey of wellbeing and the Uluru Statement from the Heart   
  • ARG Manual
2. Enquire about Australia Day Council Events and short courses Auspire.org.au
3. Participate in Reconciliation WA  Reconciliation Week  - Be Brave Make change 
4. Read the book Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe 
6. Visit F.I.S.H in Mt Lawley and checkout the fabulous Bookshop and art gallery
 
AT YOUR CLUB LEVEL 
1. Speak to your club about what you got out of the Conference.
2. Propose to your Board sponsorship of an Australian Rotary Health Indigenous Health Scholar ($250 +)
3. Check your local council and/or Link school to see if they have a Reconciliation Action Plan(RAP) and make contact with the author and or Elder involved in the RAP.
4. Include a Reconciliation Week event May 27-June 3 in your club program
 
Remember to consult with the Rotary WA Aboriginal Reference Group or an elder respectfully, before proposing or embarking on any Rotary project.