Upcoming Guest Speakers

 

Rotary Centennial of Australia - Barbara Ward - 03/8/2020

Barbara Ward is the Managing Director of Impact One and has a held a variety of senior commercial, customer, strategic alliance and finance roles across the industry, both onshore and overseas, acareer that spans Government, Corporate, Not for Profit and Charity sector and is known as the change agent.

She is current President of Rotary Club of Sydney, Lupus Australia, SHARE (SMR) Inc, Nutrition Australia NSW and Immediate Past President of Australia India Business Council NSW. Barbara holds non-executive position on several board including World Lupus Federation,  Royal Rehabilitation and NSW Government Agency for Clinical Excellence. Barbara is former President of Fundraising Institute of Australia and is a Fellow.

In 2019 she was awarded Paul Harris Fellow , Leadership in International Mental Health, Excellence in Community Service on Australia Day and is Nominee AFR 100Women of Influence and was also ‘Ku-ring-gai Local Woman of the Year 2017”, amongst many other awards for her leadership in business and community.

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Date From : Mon Aug 3, 2020 : 19:30
Date To : Mon Aug 3, 2020 : 19:45

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So They Can - Keri Chitlenden - 16/9/19

Join us tonight as our guest speaker Keri Chitlenden will be talking to us about So They Can, and how they empower children living in poverty through education in East Africa. They are celebrating their 10th anniversary and will be sharing their journey of how making .....

If you would like to attend this meeting, please let us know no later than 10am Friday before. Cost is $30 which includes dinner, dessert coffee/tea.

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Date From : Mon Sep 16, 2019 : 18:30
Date To : Mon Sep 16, 2019 : 20:30

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Dukan -11/5/20

Dunkan is an experienced policy advisor and has worked for Commonwealth and NSW Governments for over a decade. His work spans several areas, including macroeconomic and fiscal policy settings, climate and energy policy, sustainability bonds, social welfare, major infrastructure projects and planning, urban and environmental planning, and water and resources policy. Recently, he has joined the Black Dog Institute to develop mental health and suicide prevention policy. This stems from study in psychology, a passion for mental health and wellbeing, and years as a volunteer suicide crisis counsellor for Lifeline Australia.

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Date From : Mon May 11, 2020 : 19:30
Date To : Mon May 11, 2020 : 19:45

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Barbara Mifsud - 16/3/20

Barbara Mifsud works at Rotary International as the Regional Membership Officer for Zone 8, supporting clubs and districts with their membership initiatives.
Barbara has worked for the organisation for close to 9 years. She started as Coordinator - Club and District Support for Australia where she trained and supported club and district leaders using Rotary online resources, RI Board policy and RI constitutional documents, as well as administrative procedures such as chartering new clubs, club merges and processing district governor expenses.
Barbara has over 15 years' experience working with various not for profit organisations including leading an Australian blindness agency and refugee resettlement program. She has qualifications in communications and International studies.
Tonight Barbara will discuss us her role as Membership Development Officer and how she helps Club develop their membership plan.

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Date From : Mon Mar 16, 2020 : 07:30
Date To : Mon Mar 16, 2020 : 08:00

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an update on the Rotary Australia New Zealand Pacific Regional Pilot- Ian Scott - 20/7/2020

Ian joined Rotary in 2003 and enjoys the community service and camaraderie of the club.  He has served as club president and also district governor.  He is the executive secretary and club foundation chair at Central Blue Mountains Rotary and recently finished as district Rotary Leadership Institute Coordinator, remaining a lead facilitator for RLI.  He is also the D9685 Council on Legislation rep for 2020-2023.  On the much more fun side, Ian is in a number of Rotary Fellowships and Rotarian Action groups.

 

Ian has a few ex-service activities and memberships, including the Defence Force Welfare Association (New South Wales), the RAAF Association and 37 Squadron Association.  He is president of the Remembrance Driveway Council, looking after the Remembrance Driveway from Sydney to Canberra.

 

Ian is married to Jennifer, also a past governor, and they have two adult daughters and three grandchildren.  Hobbies include bushwalking, cryptic crosswords and reading.

 

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Date From : Mon Jul 20, 2020 : 19:30
Date To : Mon Jul 20, 2020 : 19:45

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Espen Malmberg -27/4/20

Espen was born in Oslo Norway, however he has spent most of his childhood and professional
life outside of the country. He has lived throughout Europe before attending university in Florida, USA
where he received a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology. He later studied at the University of
Bradford in England where he received a master’s degree in Conflict Resolution.
Professionally, Espen has worked for The Rotary Foundation for the past sixteen years. He began
his career at Rotary working with the Rotary Peace Centers at Rotary World Headquarters in Evanston,
Illinois. He is currently the Foundation Services Manager at the Rotary International Europe Africa office
in Zurich, Switzerland, where he manages a team of seven. His responsibilities include overseeing all
grant related, fund development, and recognition activities for Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Espen collaborates with Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinators and Endowed and Major Gift Advisors
to increase Rotarian engagement and support for the Foundation. Finally, Espen works on major gift
fundraising in the UK, Scandinavia and Africa.
Espen is a charter member of the Rotary e-Club of Uganda Global in D9211.

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Date From : Mon Apr 27, 2020 : 19:30
Date To : Mon Apr 27, 2020 : 19:45

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The Australian Retail Environment - By Russell Zimmerman 17/2/20

Join us on 17th Feb 2020 as our guest speaker Russell Zimmerman will be talking to us about Australian Retail Enviroment.

Since 1980, Russell Zimmerman has owned and operated the Spark's Shoes retail chain with his wife Marion. Spark's Shoes is a 75 year old family business specialising in the fitting of children's footwear.

Russell became a Councillor of the Australian Retailers Association, New South Wales Division in 1995. He held the position of President of the NSW State Division from 2001-03. From 1997 he held the position of state delegate to the Australian Retailers Association National Council. He served as President of the Australian Retailers Association National Council from 2003-04. These positions are held in an honorary capacity.

As National President of the Australian Retailers Association he represented Australian retail at the Federation of Asian Retailers Association in New Zealand, Beijing Turkey, and Australia. 

Being involved in a small business Russell brings a closer perspective of day to day issues as he has been in close contact with staff and customers as well as dealt with the managerial issues of operating and financing a Small Medium Enterprise.

If you would like to attend our guest speaker evening, please let us know no later than 10am Friday before. Cost is $30 which includes dinner and dessert, coffee/tea. 

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Date From : Mon Feb 17, 2020 : 19:00
Date To : Mon Feb 17, 2020 : 20:00

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ROMAC - Harold Sharp 02/3/20

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Date From : Mon Mar 2, 2020 : 19:00
Date To : Mon Mar 2, 2020 : 20:00

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Update on NorthConnex construction and community opening-Tim Nairne 24/2/20

Tim Nairne (Communications Director) and Robert Watts (Communications Manager) will present an update to our Club on the NorthConnex construction and community opening.

If you would like to attend our guest speaker evening, please let us know no later than 10am Friday before. Cost is $30 which includes dinner and dessert, coffee/tea. 

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Date From : Mon Feb 24, 2020 : 19:00
Date To : Mon Feb 24, 2020 : 20:00

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Rotaract representative Cameron Cortazzo 14/10/19

We are very excited to be able to have District Rotaract Rep Cameron Cortazzo join us tonight as our guest speaker.

If you wish to attend our guest speaker evening, please let us know no later than 10am Friday before. Cost is $30 which includes dinner and dessert, coffee/tea. 

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Date From : Mon Oct 14, 2019 : 18:30
Date To : Mon Oct 14, 2019 : 20:30

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Tackling Obesity in Children and Adolescents - Prof Louise Baur - 21/10/19

Our guest speaker tonight is Prof Louise Baur, Head of Child & Adolescent Health at the University of Sydney who will talk to us about Tackling Obesity in Children and Adolescents.

If you wish to attend our guest speaker evening, please let us know no later than 10am Friday before. Cost is $30 which includes dinner and dessert, coffee/tea. 

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Date From : Mon Oct 21, 2019 : 18:30
Date To : Mon Oct 21, 2019 : 20:30

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Dementia – Dr Rowena Mobbs 30/9/19

Our guest speaker Dr Rowena Mobbs is a neurologist with subspecialty interest in cognitive disturbance, neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia..

If you would like to attend our guest speaker evening, please let us know no later than 10am Friday before. Cost is $30 which includes dinner and dessert, coffee/tea.

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Date From : Mon Sep 30, 2019 : 18:30
Date To : Mon Sep 30, 2019 : 20:30

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Honeysuckle Creek - Author Andrew Tink 4/11/19

Our Guest Speaker, is author Andrew Tink who will be talking to us about his book Honeysuckle Creek. A story of Tom Reid, a little dish and Neil Armstrong’s first step. Most of us have seen the movie The Dish, but few know the reality behind.....

If you would like to attend our guest speaker evening, please let us know no later than 10am Friday before. Cost is $30 which includes dinner and dessert, coffee/tea. 

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Date From : Mon Nov 4, 2019 : 18:30
Date To : Mon Nov 4, 2019 : 20:30

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