Rotary District 1200 October 2021 Conference Face-to-Face Plymouth, U.K. 15-17th October 2021 (Main event Saturday 16th October 2021)
Rotary District 1200 October 2021 ConferenceFace-to-Face Plymouth, U.K.15-17th October 2021 (Main event Saturday 16th October 2021)


We have a wide range of local and international speakers: 

(Please note that physical attendance of international speakers will depend on COVID regulations in place at the time of Conference).

Aziz Memon

-Rotary Foundation Trustee 

-National Rotary Lead for Polio Eradication, Pakistan



Xavier Ramey

-CEO Justice Informed, Chicago, USA

-Keynote Speaker, Rotary International Convention, Toronto 2018



“Justice Informed is a social impact consulting firm based in Chicago, IL. The firm has

four core service areas: diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI); community engagement;

public policy-informed corporate social responsibility (CSR); and equity-focused

philanthropy. With a historical lens and accountable approach, Justice Informed

builds customized, human-centered strategies, trainings, whitepapers, and learning

opportunities that improve institutional and community cultures, promote equity,

and deepen the community impact of our clients.”


Link to Biography


Ben McBean

-Former Royal Marine 40 Commando

-Patron of Rotary Jaipur Limb

-Rotary Young Citizen Award Winner


Link to BBC News Article


Dr Aubrey Cunnington

St. Mary's Hospital, London U.K.

-Reader in Paediatric Infectious Diseases/Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, St. Mary's Hospital, London


Link to Biography



Eddie Farwell

Founder Children's Hospice South West

-CEO and Co-Founder of Children's Hospice South West


Link to Biography



























Yinka Osoba

Rotarian Dr Yinka Osoba is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon working at Torbay Hospital in Torquay, since 2002. Born in London, she moved with her parents to Nigeria, as a child. She graduated from Medical School in Nigeria and returned shortly after to the UK, where she completed her Postgraduate Ophthalmology Residency programme. 


Her Late Father was a Rotarian and she is also married to Rotarian Dr Leke Osoba, a Gynaecologist in Somerset. They have a son, a Lawyer based in Southampton and a daughter who is an Economist, in London.


Yinka joined the Rotary Club of Yeovil in 2004, and is actively involved in supporting numerous local and international Rotary Charity projects. In July 2018, the Club awarded her the Queen Wilhelmina Trophy, in recognition of her contributions to the NETHRA Mobile Eye Unit, a Global Grant project which was successfully executed in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Cochin, India. She is currently serving as the International Committee Lead of her Club.


Her hobbies include Traveling, African Art & Culture, attending Music Concerts and Gardening. 


Graham Cole

-Council Member, University of Exeter

-Former Chairman

AgustaWestland U.K.



Link to University of Exeter Biography


Tony Hawkes

Author and Comedian

Tony Hawks is a TV and radio comedian and bestselling author. He is the author of the bestseller Round Ireland with a Fridge – the story of his absurd quest to hitch round the circumference of Ireland within a month... with a fridge.


Dot Cretney

-Assistant Governor (D1200)









Christian Pepera (via Zoom)

Stewardship Manager, Rotary International

Chicago, United States


-Former Rotary Foundation Senior Supervisor of Grant Monitoring and Volunteer Engagement  



Pam Brewster (Inner Wheel District 20 Chairman)


Pam was born in York and lived in Rowntree’s village until the age of seven but was then brought up in Marske-by-Sea and latterly Bournemouth.

After leaving Glenmoor School for Girls, she worked in industry as a Technical Illustrator for BAC followed by a Commercial Artist for an advertising studio. Realising there was little future in this line of work, she joined General Accident for twelve years in the motor department.


After marriage and two young children, the family was relocated to Frome and it was then that an Open University degree was begun in Mathematics and Education and completed in three years so that a PGCE could be undertaken.

Since, Pam has taught in Frome schools and various others in the surrounding area moving quickly through the ranks to be a Headteacher. Before retirement her last role was at the Norland Training College teaching the Norland Nannies. 


Pam loves being involved with her four grandchildren and with various hobbies and interests there is never a dull moment! 


Pam joined Inner Wheel twelve years ago and after holding office in Frome club she was invited to join the District Executive as the International Service Chairman before moving to 1st Vice and now has the honour and privilege of being the Chairman of District 20.

Ric Canham

-District Governor Nominee (D1200)

-Membership Committee Chair (D1200)



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