PRESIDENTIAL hopeful Fergus Finlay, the chief executive of the child welfare charity Barnados, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming national rotary conference in Limerick.
The four-day conference in September will see 600 Rotarians from all over Ireland and abroad visit Limerick, where its 100th anniversary of the Rotary in Ireland will be celebrated.
The theme of the conference is â€˜The Next 100 Years â€“ A life in the service of othersâ€™.
â€œThe mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through itâ€™s international fellowship of business, professional and community leaders,â€ explained
Barney Callaghan, District Governor Elect of Rotary International.
Mr Callaghan said Mr Finlayâ€™s work with Barnardos â€œepitomises the work and ethos of Rotary.â€
â€œWe are delighted to be welcoming Fergus to Limerick to share with us his experiences in the service of others, particularly with children and families that are economically and socially marginalised,â€ he said.
It will run from September 22 to 25, and will include national and international speakers, networking evenings, sporting events, a showcase by Rotary Clubs from across Ireland of their projects, musical entertainment, and historical walking tours.
The conference will be held in The Strand Hotel and further details can be found on www.rotaryconference.ie.