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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


2019/2020 DISTRICT GOVERNOR: Dianne North

2019/2020 RI PRESIDENT: Barry Rassin
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