Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland

2017 Regional Assemblies - Have You Registered Yet?

This year we have concentrated on making sure that the Regional Assemblies have something to offer everyone in a Rotary Club.  You are all invited to participate in the Regional Assemblies, which will deliver the tools to develop and maximise the effects of the work of Rotary in the coming year in your clubs and districts. 

We hope the video from RIBI President 2017/18 Denis Spiller and 2018/19 Debbie Hodge CLICK HERE will encourage you to attend one of the forthcoming Regional Assemblies near you. RI President Elect Ian Riseley has chosen “Rotary: Making A Difference” as his theme for 2017/18. CLICK HERE to view his speech at the International Assembly in San Diego. His  visit to our Leadership Assembly at Birmingham last weekend inspired the delegates to go back to their districts determined to  step up their efforts  to help in their communities. Come along and learn how to maximise the results from all of the many and varied projects you carry out to make a big difference in your community, and pick up ideas on how to make this year’s District or Club Assembly a “not-to-be-missed” event.


The Regional Assemblies in 2017 will have a fresh new look and the Leadership Development & Training Committee have taken on board the feedback from the last two years events, so why not REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

Click here to go to the Regional Assemblies webpage and register online now using the special "Open Invitation" registration site (you will need to sign into the RIBI website). Alternatively, you can click on the location of the Regional Assembly in the list below to go direct to the registration site. Please register early as registration will be on a first come first served basis.

Important Note: the Open Invitation and registration site links are not for use by 2017/18 District Chairmen for the following roles: Membership, Public Image (Marketing), Foundation, Community, International, Vocational, Youth Service, Youth Exchange, Rotaract and Extension (New Club Formation). You will have a different registration site as you are 'called' to attend and you will have been sent your own call notice with separate registration site. If you have any queries, please email the Assembly Team.


Dates, Venues & Registration Links

Click on the location to go direct to the venue's registration site

Saturday 4th March 2017 - Stirling: Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling, Airthirey Road, Stirling, Scotland. FK9 4LA

Saturday 11th March 2017 – Bristol: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel – Bristol City Centre, Redcliffe Way, Bristol, BS1 6NU

Saturday 18th March 2017 – London: De Vere Holborn Bars, 138-142 Holborn, London, EC1N 2NQ

Sunday 19th March 2017 – Birmingham: DeVere Venue Colmore Gate, 5th Floor, Colmore Gate (Bull Street Entrance), 2-6 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2QD

Saturday 25th March 2017 – Leeds: Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa, 1150 Century Way, Thorpe Park, Leeds, LS15 8ZB

If you are interested in attending the all day sessions for Youth Exchange they are only available at the Birmingham venue. If you are interested in attending the all day sessions for Rotaract they are only available at the London venue.  Rotaract Club Members are welcome and encouraged to attend the Rotaract sessions in London and we are pleased to offer Rotaractors a reduced registration fee of 15.00.


Programme & Registration Fees

All of the Regional Assemblies will be in the same format and have the same sessions with the relevant RIBI Committee Members present in each discussion.  

Each Regional Assembly will start at 10.00am with coffee and registration and a plenary at 10.30am. There will then be sessions throughout the day and the event will finish at approximately 4.00pm. A light lunch will be provided.

The registration fee is 30.00 per person and includes the lunch and refreshments. A discounted registration fee of 15.00 is offered to Rotaract Club Members attending the Rotaract sessions in London.

As a Rotarian/Rotaractor attending at your own expense under the 'Open Invitation' registration, you will not be eligible to claim any travel or accommodation expenses from the Association, but ask your district or club treasurer if they can help with the cost.

Why not make a day of it with other members from your club or district, share the cost of travel and enjoy the company of like-minded Rotarians.

For more information about the Regional Assemblies, please visit the website.

Hazel Haas
Chairman, RIBI Leadership Development & Training Committee.


About this newsletter

This Regional Assemblies newsletter is sent to over 38,600 members within Great Britain and Ireland who have a valid email address on the Rotary International (RI) database. If Club Secretaries are aware of members who are not on the RI database or who do not have an email address on the RI database, please forward them information regarding the Regional Assemblies so that they do not miss out.