HUNDREDS of Rotarians and their partners are booked in for a conference to be held at Albury Entertainment Centre on March 14-16.
The annual conference of Rotary International’s 9800 district will bring an economic boost to the city in the autumn.
As well as block bookings for motels and hotels, the delegates and their partners are expected to spend big in restaurants, clubs and clothing shops.
District 9800 represents clubs in Melbourne and is headed by district governor Dennis Shore.
Conference organisers had booked veteran broadcaster Tony Charlton as MC but he died last month, aged 82. Broadcaster John Blackman will take his place.
Most Rotarians attending will pay a $350 conference fee with latecomers paying $425.
This will be the fourth Rotary district conference to be held in Albury in seven years, although they have involved three different districts.