OUR Meetings: Friday breakfast @ 7:15am for 7:25am - concludes at 8:35am
10 January 2020 - No Meeting due to Holidays
17 January 2020 - Helene Do | Let's welcome People Seeking Asylum
Helene has been a senior leader for Technology companies like Adobe and Oracle for 25 years, leading hundreds of people across Asia Pacific in Japan. After a two-year break volunteering as a mentor, a coach and a firefighter, she has come back and joined the Asylum Seekers Centre. She now build long term partnerships with individuals and passionate community groups like the Rotary Club of Sydney cove support the work of the centre. Last year, she worked with Marilyn Smith and professional volunteers to help their clients find jobs and live a better life in Australia.
24 January 2020 - Diego Giron | Getting to know your fellow member
Diego will discuss growing up in Argentina, his career and business in Argentina and his experience as an Argentinian Rotary Exchange Student to Germany.
31 January 2020 - TBC |
07 February 2020 - IPDG Sue Hayward JP | Ridding Polio
Sue, the District 9675 Polio Coordinator, will provide the latest update in the continuing fight by Rotary to rid the world of Polio.
14 February 2020 - Professor John Shine | Collaboration between Science and Law
21 February 2020 - Dr Simon Longstaff | Concept of Truth with the Rise of Populism
28 February 2020 - Ron Smart | Sierre Leone School Opening
06 March 2020 - Tara Lai | Post Traumatic Growth Following Suicide and Childhood Trauma
13 March 2020 - David McCredie | Chief Executive Officer, Australian British Chamber of Commerce, BA (UTS), Grad Cert Man (UTS), MBA (Newcastle) FRSA
David is a trusted advisor to government and a wide range of businesses providing him with a unique insight across numerous sectors. His ability to gain cut through and share insights into the opportunities for businesses to perform better, to grow and to reach the right markets has made him a key asset to the many companies that he has worked with. Within a business, David provides vision and leadership, creating a culture of improvement and teamwork that delivers results. His tenure at the Australian British Chamber of Commerce has delivered growth in membership, sponsorship, the number and quality of events and provided opportunities for organisations to gain access to leaders, key corporate and government figures.
David has also developed the Chamber’s reach internationally. He spearheaded the introduction of the Chamber’s three international programmes; Financial Services, Health and Infrastructure, and participated in the inaugural Australia-UK Leadership forum in 2018. David has been a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets, including ABC, Sky news and CNN, covering Brexit, UK politics and economics. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Technology Sydney and an MBA from the University of Newcastle and completed the 2015 Commonwealth Study Conference (UK).
20 March 2020 - TBC |
27 March 2020 - John O'Dea | The role of Speaker in the NSW Parliament
The Hon. Jonathan O'Dea MP was elected Speaker of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly on 7 May 2019. He was first elected as the Member for Davidson in 2007, being re-elected at the subsequent NSW general elections in 2011, 2015 and 2019. His formal qualifications include Bachelor’s Degrees in Arts and Law and Master’s Degrees in Law and Business Administration. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Prior to becoming a member of parliament, Jonathan worked as a lawyer in private and corporate practice, and in senior management roles. He also ran various niche financial services businesses and was a non-executive board director of major health insurance company, HCF. He has also served on the boards of a number of education and charity organisations including the NSW College of Law and Mercy Foundation, as Deputy Convenor of Australia’s Classification Review Board and as a Councillor on North Sydney Council from 1991 to 1995. When the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government was elected in 2011, Jonathan was appointed Chair of the NSW Public Accounts Committee, serving in that role until 2015. He also served as Deputy Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee for part of that term. From April 2015 until January 2017, Jonathan was Parliamentary Secretary for Major Events and Tourism, adding the Trade and Investment portfolio from April 2016. Jonathan most recently served as Parliamentary Secretary to Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, from February 2017 until the 2019 election. Jonathan is a life-long resident of northern Sydney and lives with his wife and four children in Lindfield. Upon his election as Speaker, he spoke to the House foreshadowing a number of changes during his speakership to improve and modernise the Parliament.
03 April 2020 - TBC |
10 April 2020 - NO MEETING | GOOD FRIDAY
17 April 2020 - TBC |
2019/2020 PRESIDENT: John King
2019/2020 Treasurer: Iveta Kecskesova
2019/2020 Secretary: Bruce Christie
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL: DISTRICT 9675
2019/2020 DISTRICT GOVERNOR: Dianne North
2019/2020 RI PRESIDENT: Barry Rassin
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