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Welcome to Rotary International District 9830 covering the island state of Tasmania, Australia.




CARLYLE, DG Ross (Penny)                                                    (H)

Rotary Club of Sandy Bay                                                        (W)

PO Box 2074                                                                           (M)  0408 316 078

Lower Sandy Bay  TAS 7005                                        



COOKE DGE Michael (Corrina)                                              (H)

Rotary Club of Claremont                                                       (W)

10 Florence Street                                                                  (M)  0418 122 814

Pontville TAS 7030                                                       



PLUNKETT, PAG Michael (Gayle)                                          (H)  6362 1082

Rotary Club of Deloraine                                                        (W)

26 West Barrack Street                                                          (M)  0418 778 615

Deloraine  TAS 7304                                                                     



COLMAN, IPDG Tony (Liz)                                                      (H)

Rotary Club of Salamanca                                                      (W)

PO Box 404                                                                             (M)  0407 528 681

North Hobart  TAS 7002                                               



TEIRNEY, DSec. Rtn. Roslyn (Ralph)                                      (H) 

Rotary Club of Hobart                                                             (W)

51 Pedder Street                                                                     (M)  0438 240 125

New Town  TAS 7008                                                                   



BUXTON, DFM PDG Bruce (Gill)                                           (H)  6424 9919

Rotary Club of Devonport North                                             (W)

8 Pengali Place                                                                       (M)  0417 373 348

Devonport  TAS 7310                                                   



WILCOX, DLDC PDG James (Kathy)                                       (H)  6391 1747

Rotary Club of Longford                                                          (W)

74 Burghley Street                                                                 (M)  0439 911 747

Longford TAS 7301                                                       




Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is the President of Rotary International for 2018-19. As president, Rassin aims to strengthen our public image and our use of digital tools to maximize Rotary’s reach.


Those who know what good Rotary clubs do will want to be a part of it, and we must find new models for membership that allow all interested in our mission to participate, he says. . ‘With Rotary more in the public eye, we will attract more individuals who want to be part of and support a membership organization that accomplishes so much good around the world.’




Rassin earned an MBA in health and hospital administration from the University of Florida and is the first fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives in the Bahamas. He recently retired after 37 years as president of Doctors Hospital Health System, where he continues to serve as an adviser. He is a lifetime member of the American Hospital Association and has served on several boards, including the Quality Council of the Bahamas, Health Education Council, and Employer’s Confederation.


A Rotarian since 1980, Rassin has served Rotary as director and is vice chair of The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees. He was an RI training leader and the aide to 2015-16 RI President K.R. Ravindran.


Rassin received Rotary's highest honor, the Service Above Self Award, as well as other humanitarian awards for his work leading Rotary’s relief efforts in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010.  He and his wife, Esther, are Major Donors and Benefactors of The Rotary Foundation.


VISION STATEMENT - BARRY RASSIN ..……..………………....................... 1ST Sep. 2017


I believe now is the time to understand who and what we are and where we should be going. Rotary International is a formidable and complex organization that is at a crossroads and needs to broadly consult the Rotary world for guidance and rebuild relationships with the clubs.


The current three Presidents will positively adjust our culture and I would like to continue that process. I feel strongly that we must focus on strengthening clubs, including with efficient digital tools, as there is a disconnect between Rotary International and Rotary Clubs.


Some older clubs have become irrelevant and we must bring the Rotary spirit back to those communities with new and vibrant and diverse Rotarians. Clubs expect us to spend appropriately and find new sources of revenue so we must continue that effort.

The relationship between “Senior Leaders” and staff needs improvement and a culture of mutual respect solidified. Our Humanitarian Service is exemplary but we will have a void once we have eradicated Polio that must be addressed, possibly using our Areas of Focus.


We should continue to explore beneficial partnerships and we must grow our youth programs, especially Rotaract, strengthening the transition to Rotary. The Young Professional Rotaract Clubs could evolve into Rotary Clubs.


Our public image is still weak and I believe we must address how we bring our mission into households around the world. Those who know what good Rotary Clubs do will want to be a part of it and we must find new models for membership that allow all interested in our mission to participate. With Rotary more in the public eye we will attract more individuals who want to be part of and support a membership organization that accomplishes so much good around the world.



Rotarian Rafael M Garcia III joined D3800 when it was still D380 as the first non-charter member of the Rotary Club of Pasig in 1971. 

For 35 years, he was a RINO (Rotarian In Name Only) until he was elected club president during one of his frequent absences in 2005 to serve in 2006-07. 


During his term as club president, he built 159 houses for informal settlers in the RC Pasig GK Village in Barangay Pinagbuhatan, Sitio Caliuag, Pasig City, the largest Rotary assisted housing project for informal settlers in the Philippines.






He was the Most Outstanding Club President for RY 2006-2007 and RC Pasig was chosen as the Most Outstanding Club winning 37 District Awards and a Four Avenues of Service award from Rotary International.


In 2009 he ran un-opposed and was elected as the District Governor for D3800 for RY 2011-12.

He joined the Arch C. Klumph Society Trustee Circle in 2012 and stepped up to the Chair’s Circle in 2013 shortly before he was appointed to be one of the first 42 Senior Rotarians to become Endowment & Major Gifts Advisers around the world. 


He was then appointed as the 16th Filipino Training Leader to the 2014 International Assembly, the first and only Training Leader from D3800.


He was then elected in 2015 as Chairman of the Philippine College of Rotary Governors serving in RY 2015-16 and as Chairman of the Philippine Rotary Magazine Foundation serving in RY 2016-17.


On September 30, 2015, he was unanimously nominated as Rotary International Director for RY 2018-20 by a Zone 7a Nominating Committee composed of ten nominators, only the ninth Filipino ever elected to the position. 


In 2016, he was appointed as Coordinator, Cadre of Technical Advisers serving in RY 2016-19.

His election as RI Director for RY 2018-20 was announced at the 2017 Atlanta International Convention. This will be formalized at the 2018 Toronto International Convention.

Earlier this year, he was appointed as a member of the Basic Education and Literacy - Major Gifts Initiative serving in RY 2017-18, and a member of the International Polio Plus Committee for RY 2018-19.


He has served as Vice-Chair, 2013 Taipei Institute, General Program Trainer, 2014 Kota Kinabalu Institute, and Training Leader (DTTS/GETS/GNTS), 2015 Manila Institute. He is a Training Leader for GNTS at the 2017 Taipei Rotary Institute, and the convener for the 2018 Yogyakarta Rotary Institute, and the 2019 Manila Rotary Institute.


In 2017, he started construction of the four story RC Pasig Rotary Center on a 600 sqm lot adjacent to the RC Pasig GK Village to serve the community in Barangay Pinagbuhatan with the following services: Lying-In and Birthing Clinic, Ambulatory Clinic, Human Milk Bank, Dialysis Center, clinical laboratory, minor operating room for cleft palate and other minor surgeries, day care center, livelihood center, feeding center and MicroFinance Cooperative. It will be the largest Rotary Center serving a community in the world.



This year the Rotary theme is ‘BE THE INSPIRATION’. After first joining Rotary in Launceston in 1987-88 I must admit to losing inspiration after several years resulting in a fifteen year break from Rotary. During this time I had all the classic reasons - too busy with a demanding corporate career which took us interstate, growing family, school fees etc. etc. The thing is I had these same pressures in the work I was doing when I first joined Rotary anyway. In retrospect I left because I lacked inspiration! Maybe I didn’t feel valued, and that Rotary was not encouraging me to make good use of my time and skills.

Penny and I moved back to Hobart in 2002 after I ‘retired’ from the corporate world. We started our own business and life was very busy as a seven day trader. At about this time I asked my old friend PDG Lew Pretorius to reintroduce me to Rotary, and I’m glad he did.

I have enjoyed many years of service now as a member of the Rotary Club of Sandy Bay. I have had the privilege of serving our community as a Rotarian, serving as Chair of most club committees, being Club President, leading a Professional Development Exchange to Montana, and since selling our business in 2014 getting involved in District leadership roles. All of these are some of the benefits of being a Rotarian - the opportunity to serve, fellowship, networking, personal growth and development, ethical standards, worldwide reach…the list goes on!

My wish for the coming year is to inspire you, and hopefully inspire you to inspire others about the fun, fellowship and fulfillment available to you through your membership in Rotary.

I have three challenges I would like every Rotarian to take on this year:

The Generation Challenge:

Many District 9830 Rotarians have been in Rotary for over 20+ years                 - equivalent to        ‘one generation’. How about asking someone ‘one generation’ younger than           yourself to join your club; essentially returning the favour given to you!

The Culture Challenge:

This year I want every Rotarian to adopt ‘The Three Tenets’ as a basis for our District      culture, those being: ‘Welcome, Respected and Valued’.

The Inspiration Challenge:

What can you do to ‘Be The Inspiration’ this year?

Penny and I wish you well for the coming Rotary year….HOP TO IT!


Michael and Corrina have lived at Pontville Tasmania for the past 18 years. Michael joined Rotary in 1999 at the invitation of PDG Campbell Gunn. Michael is married to Corrina and they have 3 adult children.

Michael was born in Bathurst NSW and matriculated from High School in Cowra NSW. Michael completed tertiary education in Canberra and insurance diploma courses through external studies via Deakin University.

Michael came to live in Tasmania in 1987, whilst employed with the Health Insurance Commission.

Michael’s first Rotary District role was with Youth Exchange. He has been involved over many years in organising RYPEN activities and selecting NYSF candidates for conferences, was appointed to the District committee for Rotaract in 2011, and started a Northern Suburbs group of Rotaract in 2012. Michael was principally involved in resurrecting Rotary in the Derwent Valley Tasmania, with the Rotary Club of the Derwent Valley starting in 2012.

Michael has practiced as an Insurance loss adjuster for 26 years and previously worked in the accounting industry, and investigating various Government fraud cases across most states of Australia with the AFP and Health Insurance Commission.

Michael and Corrina ran their own successful Loss Adjusting business for 18 year, starting offices in NSW and Tasmania, before merging with a national group in 2009. Michael is now self employed as a contract Loss Adjuster and Corrina (a claims specialist) is a consultant with an international Broking firm.

Michael holds qualifications in accounting, commerce, general insurance and loss adjusting. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters (AICLA) and a Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF), and holds a national advisory role on the ANZIIF Claims Faculty Advisory Board.

Michael’s principal interest is his family, followed by his friends and Rotary. He has a particular liking for nature documentaries, British police TV dramas and sport. Michael is an avid Harley Davidson owner and rider having ridden all of Tasmania, most of Victoria, SA, Southern NSW, the North Island of New Zealand and Route 66 USA, a lot with Corrina as pillion. Michael also enjoys AFL, Rugby League, Rugby Union and Taekwondo.


Michael and Gayle are members of the Rotary Club of Deloraine where they have lived since 2013.

Prior to living in Tasmania they lived in Cairns Far North Queensland for 17 years and for 21 years in Brisbane before that.

Gayle and Michael met at Queensland University where both were studying Architecture. Upon graduating in 1981, Gayle worked as an Architect in Brisbane while Michael decided to pursue a career in the Building Industry.

Michael has worked for a number of major house builders during his career and operated his own house building company from 1985 to 1995.

In 1993 they welcomed their only son, Connal, to the family. He works as a cinematographer currently living in Brisbane. In 1996 they moved to Cairns to pursue new opportunities with Michael still working in the home building industry and Gayle working as a sole practitioner Architect.

Their first visit to Tasmania was in 1983/4 when Gayle and Michael attended the Australian Rover Scout Moot at Gowrie Park.

Their love affair with Tasmania had begun and over the next 20 years they were regular visitors to the State.

In 2007 a holiday house (shack) was purchased near Liffey Falls. They subsequently relocated to Tasmania in 2013 and settled in Deloraine at their ‘forever’ home.

Michael embarked on a new career path in 2005 embracing the emerging profession of building energy efficiency assessment establishing a consultancy to the building industry working for the Housing Industry Association and Master Builders. He also trains the next generation of builders by sharing over 30 years of experience.

Gayle works as a Heritage Architecture consultant to the World Heritage listed Woolmer’s Estate and a range of private clients.

Michael and Gayle’s journey in Rotary started in Brisbane in 1993 where they were Charter Members of the Rotary Club of Sumner Park. Michael served as President of the Summer Park Club for 6 months in 1995/6. In Cairns they joined the Rotary Club of Cairns Mulgrave. Michael served as Club Service Director, Treasurer, Secretary and was President in 2004/5. Gayle also enjoyed serving in a number of roles.

Having hosted six students over the years, the Youth Exchange program is a priority for them.

Both Gayle and Michael were awarded a PHF in 2006. Michael continues his support of the Rotary Foundation as a member of the Paul Harris Society. Gayle and Michael are also Benefactors to the Rotary Foundation.

Michael has served as Assistant Governor Group 4 for 2016/17 & 2017/18 and is Service Projects Director for 2018/19.

Outside of their business activities Gayle and Michael love to escape to the shack at Liffey whenever they can which is unfortunately not often. While Michael is a long-term Richmond fan, both are members of the Brisbane Lions. Both prefer train travel and have a number of trips in Australia and overseas under their belt already with more to come in the future. 



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Club Secretaries should advice Rotary International of incoming office bearers* on or before 1st February each year using

                                *President Elect, Secretary Elect, Treasurer Elect

District Leadership Team

District Governor:                                                                   `              Ross CARLYLE

District Governor Elect:                                                                          Michael COOKE

District Governor Nominee:                                                                  Michael PLUNKETT

Immediate Past District Governor:                                                      Tony COLMAN

District Secretary:                                                                                    Roslyn TEIRNEY

District Finance Manager:                                                                      Bruce BUXTON

District Learning and Development Coordinator:                              James WILCOX

Assistant Governor - Group 1:                                                                Marion COOPER

Assistant Governor - Group 2:                                                                Becc GIBSON

Assistant Governor - Group 3:                                                                Biddy FISK

Assistant Governor - Group 4:                                                                Brett WILLIAMS

Assistant Governor - Group 5:                                                                David ANNEAR

Assistant Governor - Group 6:                                                                Gayle PLUNKETT

Assistant Governor - Group 7:                                                                Nigel PEDLEY

Director - Membership:                                                                           Charles COOK

Director - Public Image:                                                                           Courtney GREISBACH

Director - Service Projects:                                                                      Michael PLUNKETT

Director - Youth Projects:                                                                        Liz BULMAN

Director - Vocational Projects:                                                                Dennis DWYER

Director - The Rotary Foundation:                                                         Peter MURFETT     

Key District Officers

District Insurance Officer:                                                                      Paul SWIFTE

District Protection Officer:                                                                     Christine ANDREWS

District Legal Officer:                                                                              Ross HART

District Webmaster:                                                                                Luke MITCHELL-COLLINS

District Photographer:                                                                            Rod OLIVER

District Social Media Officer:                                                                 David CHAMBERS

District Weekly News Editor:                                                                 Roslyn TEIRNEY





                District Governor Ross Carlyle

                Post:        PO Box 2074                                          

                                Lower Sandy Bay TAS 7005                  





One copy of each edition to the following:

                District Governor                                   

                District Governor Elect

                District Governor Nominee

                District Secretary

                 Assistant Governor (for your club)




                District Secretary and District Webmaster



MILLER, PP Brian (Nova)                                                        (H)  6255 2121

Rotary Club of Oatlands                                                         (W)

                                                                                                (M)  0414 692 791





                District Secretary




                District Finance Manager

Contact DFM for direct deposit details.

District dues are payable in July and January each year.




RI dues are payable in July and January. An invoice is sent to the Club Secretary in July and January. Invoices are in US$. Clubs receive monthly updates from Rotary International on conversion rates from US$ to AUD$. Dues are to be paid promptly to:

                Rotary International

                South Pacific & Philippines Office

                PO Box 1415

                Parramatta NSW 2124





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SWIFTE, DIO PP Paul (Debra)                                                                (H)  6228 4777

Rotary Club of Hobart                                                             (W)

7 Olive Grove                                                                         (M)  0400 875 835

Lenah Valley TAS 7008                                                 






HART, DLO PP Ross (Ann)                                                      (H)  6234 0858

Rotary Club of Launceston                                                      (W)

PO Box 1257                                                                           (M)  0418 133 116

Launceston  TAS 7250                                                  






ANDREWS, DPO PP Christine                                                 (H)

Rotary Club of Salamanca                                                      (W)

6 Habroe Avenue                                                                    (M)  0412 161 017

 New Town TAS 7008                                                    





RICHEY, PDG Ted (Colleen)                                                    (H)  6424 5796

12 Eugene Street                                                                    (M)  0408 142 336

Devonport TAS 7310                                                    


WOOD, Rtn. Adrian (Dianne)                                                 (H)  6343 1997

28 Walden Street                                                                   (M)  0414 902 450

Newstead TAS 7250                                                     


PATTEN, PAG Mike (Margot)                                                                (H)  6243 6093

1 Nottingham Court                                                                (M)  0439 919 234

Lindisfarne TAS 7015                                                    








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                Editor:     Debbie Crother                             

                PO Box 779                                                   

                Parramatta NSW 2124                              


                                                                                                                        RDU details -  page 84




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Our Identity Guidelines explain how to use Rotary’s updated logos, type fonts, color, voice, and visual styles in all your club and district communications. By following these guidelines, you’re helping to create a clear and consistent visual identity that will strengthen Rotary’s image. 


The word ‘Rotary’ in connection with or in the name of an activity of a club or a group of clubs must relate directly to that club or group of clubs. The activity is not permitted to be related directly or indirectly to Rotary International. The word ‘international’ is not to be used in connection with or in the name of the club.


Clubs, Districts and Rotary entities are welcome to use the rotary emblem, in association with your club or district projects and are required to name as per the published Identity Guidelines.


Sign in to your My Rotary account to visit Rotary’s Brand Center where you will find information and templates for visual and messaging guidelines.






STREET ADDRESS:  Rotary Centre                                         +61 2 8894 9800

                                Level 2, 60 Phillip Street,             

                                Parramatta NSW  2150  


POSTAL ADDRESS: Rotary International

                                South Pacific & Philippines Office

                                PO Box 1415

                                Parramatta, NSW  2124 


OFFICE HOURS:       8.30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, Except Australian & NSW Public Holidays



                                PDG Bruce ALLEN                                   +61 2 8894 9840                    






                                Mark ANDERSON                                   +61 2 8894 9841




                                Krissy AURE-CANSON                            +61 2 8894 9842



·            Fund Development

·            Paul Harris Fellow Recognition – process applications and issue regalia & certificates

·            Maintain record of club recognition points

·            Issue benefactor recognitions, bequest and major donor recognition

·            Provide assistance and clarification on all Rotary Foundation matters

·            Assist with The Rotary Foundation contribution enquiries





                                Andrew BEST                                          +61 2 8894 9820




                                Barbara MIFSUD                                     +61 2 8894 9821




                                Mary Jayne DESMOND                          +61 2 8894 9822



·            Admission of new Clubs (Rotary, Rotaract, Interact, Rotary Community Corps, Satellite clubs)

·            Applications for change of name, change of club & district locality, merger of clubs

·            Applications for club & district incorporation

·            Licensing inquiries and advice re Licensed Vendors

·            Use of Rotary mark and brand centre guidance

·            District dispute enquiries



·            Special club and member anniversary recognition (25th 50th, 75th, 100th ), other special years by request

·     enquiries including My Rotary guidance, Rotary Club Central, Reports, Showcase & Ideas

·            Guide district governors, clubs and Rotarians on procedural, constitution and incorporation matters

·            Assist the district governors, clubs and Rotarians in their communications with other departments.

·            Training of clubs and district leaders


MEMBERSHIP (Based in Evanston):



                                Julie AUBRY                                            +1 847 8664480



·         Provides support on using key RI membership resources: publications, tools, online resources, and reports

·         Provides assistance and guidance with membership strategies including attraction, engagement, retention, diversity, etc.

·         Works with zone membership team to conduct trainings, workshops, and presentations





                                Grace RAMIREZ                                      +61 2 8894 9830



                                Sally FURTO (Aust & NZ)                        +61 2 8894 9832



·         Collect per capita dues and other payments to Rotary International

·         Process Semi Annual reports on club membership and inquiries on SAR payments

·         Assist clubs & districts with inquiries on: club remittances and balances, reinstatements after payment following termination

·         Process The Rotary Foundation contributions

·         Make payments to Rotarians travelling at RI or Rotary Foundation expense

·         Make payments to Rotary Foundation Scholars

·         Make Global payments on behalf of TRF and Rotary International (SPAs)





                                Stacey BLACKMAN                                 +61 2 8894 9800



·         Administration assist with all enquiries about Rotary International & The Rotary Foundation literature, videos and CDs






Essentially a strategic plan (or club vision) is a look into the future.

1.        Look at how you are now (structure, perceptions, reality…).

2.        Picture how you want to be in three years time.

3.        Put plans and actions in place to get to where you want to be within that time!




Rotary international has three strategic goals, and under each goal there are several action points:


·          Retain current members.

·          Increase current membership.

·          Start new clubs.


·          Increase contributions to End Polio Now.

·          Increase participation in District and global grants funded with District Designated Funds.

·          Increase contributions to all The Rotary Foundation initiatives.

·          Increase sustainable service.

District has added:

·          Increase participation in Australian Rotary Health initiatives.

·          Increase participation in Rotary Australia World Community Service initiatives.


·          Build awareness of Rotary, and promote the ‘People of Action’ campaign.

·          Increase awareness of Rotary club projects via ‘showcase’ and ‘ideas.’

District has added:

·          Support District events planned as service and public image awareness activities.

·          Encourage clubs to promote networking opportunities and signature’ activities.

·          Publicise action orientated service.




The District Strategic Plan is based on the RI plan with a few additions as noted above.  For each dot point the District Team has created a tool(s) that clubs may or may not choose to use. These are available on the District Website as links. Explore the site - links are easy to access.




Ideally the Club Strategic Plan will also mirror that of RI and the District. Each club is unique and does some things its own way. That’s OK. The plan you choose to build should cater for the flexibility your club requires.


The key outcomes with ALL Strategic Plans having a degree of alignment are these:

·          Consistent  approach to membership retention and growth                      Goal 1

·          Increased focus on Rotary projects and service activities                           Goal 2

·          Brand and Public Image supported and strengthened                                Goal 3




The District Structure has changed this year reflecting Rotary Internationals ‘strategic’ approach to structure. This helps optimize focus on the three strategic goals.


The District Leadership Team looks like this:

G-Train                                                                   (collective term for DG, DGE, DGN, IPDG)

District Secretary                                                  (administration functions)

District Finance Manager                                   (treasury, audit, insurance)

District Learning & Development Coordinator               (DLTTS, PETS, DTA, Building Future Leaders etc.)

Assistant Governors x 7                                      (liaison between DG and Club)

Director - Membership                                       (Goal 1)

Director - Service projects                                  (Goal 2)

Director - Vocational Projects                                            (Goal 2)

Director - Youth Projects                                     (Goal 2)

Director - The Rotary Foundation                     (Goal 2)

Director - Public Image                                       (Goal 3)




Rotary International’s recommended Club Structure changed in the 2016-17 Rotary year.

Instead of structuring clubs along the ‘avenues of service’ model, the recommendation now is to structure ‘strategically’.


Under this recommendation a standard club would look like this:


Secretary                                                                                (Club Administration)

Director - Membership                                       (Goal 1)

Director - Service Projects                                   (Goal 2)

Director - The Rotary Foundation                     (Goal 2)

Director - Public Relations                                 (Goal 3) 


From ‘District Structure’ above, you will note the District has broken ‘Service Projects’ into three components - Service, Vocational and Youth. This better reflects the activities and workload within the district.


Details on recommended Club Structures can be found in:

‘Lead Your Club -President  2016-19 Edition’ which can be accessed via My Rotary              







                                                    DLDC PDG James WILCOX                                         Longford


The District Learning and Development Coordinator ‘s role is assist the District Governor Elect to prepare Presidents Elect and their Boards prior to their year through an annual calendar of learning and development events including District Leadership Team (DLT) training, Presidents Elect Training Seminars (PETS) and District Training Assembly (DTA). Also the role includes continuing to build the cadre of future leaders through Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) / Building Future Leader Seminars.




The purpose of the President Elect Training Seminar is to provide club presidents with the current and necessary skills, knowledge, and motivation to lead an effective club. All Presidents Elect are required by RI to attend PETS prior to becoming a Club President. Presidents Nominee and Secretaries Elect are also welcome to attend. PETS is usually held in March each year.




The District Training Assembly offers the opportunity for club officers, committee chairs and assistant governors to learn about their roles, further develop leadership skills and refine strategies to achieve their goals. All Rotarians who accept key club leadership roles are encouraged to attend the District Training Assembly.  

Training assemblies like this are the best way to help your club be even more successful. Attendees will discover tips to assist with the continual improvement of Clubs and District.

Attendees should include all of the incoming Club Board. All Rotarians are welcome to attend.

 DTA is usually held in May each year.


BUILDING FUTURE LEADERS - formerly Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)


The mission of The Rotary Leadership Institute is to provide an educational opportunity for Rotarians identified as potential leaders by their clubs.

Rotary needs a constant influx of leaders as club officers, since they mostly change every year. It is often difficult at the club level to learn enough about the exciting world of Rotary and it is also important to remember that leadership skills in volunteer organisations are often different from business leadership skills.

The Rotary Leadership Institute, through ‘Building Future Leaders’ can help with this.

Attendance is open to all Rotarians.

Generally the program is run over three non consecutive days through the year.




DISTRICT SECRETARY:                     DSec. Rtn. Roslyn TEIRNEY                          Hobart


The District Secretary is the chief administrative officer for the district and is concerned with the effective operation of the district and Rotary clubs. This includes the following: compliance with state legislation, RI requirements and policies, district and club constitutions, governance, district communications, calling meetings and recording minutes, and more.




The District Directory is published by the District Secretary. The purpose of the Directory is to inform and educate Rotarians about the activities we undertake in our own district, and to provide both resource and contact information in an endeavour to grow each and every Rotarians understanding of our collective efforts as a part of  Rotary International.




O&N is the weekly district communication document that is published by the District Secretary and distributed electronically to all Rotarians in the district.

Competition!           What does ‘O&N’ stands for?

Entries (one per Rotarian) may be forwarded to the District Secretary up until 28th February 2019. The first correct entry received will be the winner!

The winner will receive a free ticket to ‘HOP TO IT’, our 2019 District Conference.




For assistance to clubs with legal inquiries regarding Rotary matters.


                District Legal Officer:             PP Ross Hart                                                     Launceston




The District Historian collates and maintains documents thereby adding to the historical records of our District 9830. As time progresses the data will increasingly be in electronic format and stored accordingly.


                District Historian:                   PP Heather Chong                                                     Hobart




The Council on Legislation is the body assembled on behalf of Rotary International to review and vote on proposed changes to the legislation that governs Rotary. They consider enactments, which changes Rotary’s governing documents, and position statements by the RI Board.

The Council on Resolutions meets online every year to vote on proposed resolutions. Resolutions are requests to the Board or the Trustees to take an action that is outside the purview of the constitutional documents. Ideally, a resolution should affect the Rotary world, rather than address local or administrative issues.

Each Rotary district chooses a representative for a three year term. These members represent their districts at all three meetings of the Council on Resolutions and at the Council on Legislation during their term.


                District CoL Representative:  PDG Ken Moore                                                        Burnie




This committee provides assistance and advice with protocols and assists the District Governor to prepare resolutions for the District Conference and The District AGM.


                Members:                               DG, IPDG, CoL Rep.




The District Protection Officer’s role includes the following:

·         Monitor changes in national and local laws related to youth protection, as well as any changes in RI policies, and relate them to the governor and district program chairs.

·         Work with the district and clubs to inform all Rotarians of their youth protection obligations.

·         Confirm that appropriate screening measures are conducted for all youth programs, in compliance with Rotary policies and local laws.

·         Direct the selection of Rotarian and non-Rotarian volunteers and ensure that volunteer screening is documented appropriately.

·         Ensure that appropriate training is provided to Rotarians, other volunteers, and youth program participants and their parents.

·         Oversee proper handling of allegations and protect the interests of all who are involved.

·         Maintain records of all allegations of abuse, harassment, or other crises.

·         Keep records for the District Governor on those member with a WWC and Form 3.

·         Keep records for the District Governor on those members with a Police Check.


District Protection Officer:     PP David Chambers                                        Bellerive


Police Check Form Signatories:

                                                PDG Ted Richey                                                  Devonport

                                                Rtn. Adrian Wood                                 Central Launceston

                                                PAG Mike Patten                                               Lindisfarne




The committee is responsible for the initial determination of need and coordination of supply of emergency relief requirements throughout the district. The district maintains a small cash reserve to facilitate prompt action. 

                Committee:                             IPDG, DGE, Director - Service Projects




DISTRICT FINANCE MANAGER:  DFM PDG Bruce BUXTON            Devonport North


The District Finance Manager is the Chief Financial Officer for the district and is responsible for all aspects of cash handling and collection, accounting, and financial and tax reporting in accord with the relevant Australian Standards.

District dues, insurance payments and invoices for items covered by the approved district budget are to be forwarded to the District Finance Manager. No expenditure or payments will be made until approved by the District Governor and the District Finance Manager.


                District Finance Committee:  DFM, DG, DSec.

                District Auditor:                      PP Stuart Clutterbuck                                           Sandy Bay




The District, Clubs, Rotarians, and their partners and volunteers are covered by the Rotary International Insurance Program whilst engaged in officially constituted Rotary activities. For details or questions on whether a particular event is covered, please contact the District Insurance Officer (DIO). Polict details are also available on the district website.


                District Insurance Officer:      PP Paul Swifte                                                        Hobart


















Group 1

AG: Marion Cooper

Huon Valley
Sandy Bay
Sandy Bay Rotaract


Group 2

AG: Becc Gibson

Oatlands (Sthn. Midlands)
Spring Bay
Tasman Peninsula


Group 3

AG: Biddy Fisk

Derwent Valley
North Hobart


Group 4

AG: Brett Williams

Central Launceston
Kings Meadows
South Launceston
St Helens


Group 5

AG: David Annear

George Town
Launceston West
Tamar Rotaract
Tamar Sunrise
West Tamar


Group 6

AG: Gayle Plunkett

Central Coast Rotaract
Devonport North
Devonport South East


Group 7

AG: Nigel Pedley

Ulverstone West


Assistant Governors (AG’s):


AG’s are appointed by the District Governor to act as a liaison between clubs and the District Leadership Team, to mentor Club Presidents, and to assist clubs as follows:

·         Making regular visits to clubs (at least quarterly as guests of the club)

·         Conducting quarterly meetings with the Group’s Club Presidents

·         Assisting Club Presidents with strategies, planning, checklist activities and more

·         Informing the District Governor on activities and progress of clubs

·         Encouraging clubs to respond to District requests and participate in District activities

·         With Club Presidents arrange and conduct a Group Forum

·         Encourage all Rotarians as appropriate to attend District events and training activities


District Committees:


The District Governor appoints Rotarians to District Committees to assist him/her in running the activities of the District. The District Governor is an ex-officio member of all District Committees.



DIRECTOR:                                          Courtney Greisbach                  Central Launceston


The Director - Public Image manages the district public relations and communications activities and is available to assist clubs in developing publicity that both supports Rotary International’s marketing themes and raises the profile of the Rotary brand within the district.




Rotary will benefit from the consistent use of a strong recognizable ‘brand’.

When you think of McDonalds, for example, you understand several things: the golden arch logo, the products on offer, the consistency of offer across stores... You know what you are getting!

Now think of Rotary… do you see the challenge?

Rotarians know what Rotary is and what it means to be a Rotarian, and if you go deeper and ask several Rotarians ‘what is Rotary?’… you may get several different responses.

Our Public Image Challenge is to have non Rotarians understand who we are and what we do?




The Masterbrand and Mark of Excellence replaced the Legacy Wheel in July 2013.



       The Masterbrand                                    Mark of Excellence                       Legacy Wheel


The Masterbrand signature, since 2013, is the common branding theme for all Rotary materials. That is, it's to be used on all documents, brochures, pamphlets, banners, letterheads, marketing, etc...

 It's simple and conveys a common easily recognised identity for Rotary world-wide. The logos, and there are several versions available from colour to B&W, come in different sizes, formats and resolution. They are 'customisable' to include club names, for instance.

Visit: <> to preview what's on offer.

 The new branding reflects a more modern image. Don't you think the logo looks really great, smart and cool?

In summary:

·          Rotary International strongly discourages use of the Legacy Wheel

·          The Masterbrand is the identifier that should be on all things ‘Rotary’

·          The Mark of Excellence may be used as long as the Masterbrand appears also.

·          Clubs must identify themselves when using the Masterbrand. For example:

        Check out ‘logos’ and ‘templates’ at ‘The Brand Centre’



Rotary International has created a new global ad campaign called "People of Action." The campaign is based on research that revealed that while many people have heard of Rotary, few actually understand what Rotary clubs do. By downloading the materials in the Brand Centre, you can begin telling your club's story in a consistent, compelling way.

This campaign is for people who do not know about Rotary or why it’s relevant to them. We hope the campaign will appeal to potential members who want to make a difference in their communities, those interested in Rotary’s causes, and people looking to establish relationships with others in their communities.

Why is the campaign’s theme ‘People of Action’?

Rotarians share a unique passion for taking action to improve their communities and the world. Where others see problems, we see solutions. This is our chance to show others how Rotarians see what’s possible in their communities and to highlight what we can achieve when more community leaders join Rotary



                                                  Check out ‘toolkits’ and ‘people of action’ at The Brand Centre




Media Liaison is a key component of successful public image campaigns.

The District Website provides links to resources tailored for use in the local environment.

Links are in place for:

·          Local media contacts - who to contact, when, how? …etc

·          Writing a press release - what to write, writing style…etc.

·          and more…


                Medial Liaison (North West)  PP  Dennis Austin                                                 Somerset

                Media  Liaison (Noret East)   Rtn.  Merilyn Briggs                               South Launceston

                Media Liaison (South)            PP  Haydyn Nielsen                                                            Glenorchy





The District Website is a useful resource for both Rotarians and the general public. It is a living document that is continually updated to reflect the activity in the district.       or


Use the toolbar to navigate access to:

·          Home Page

·          Calendar                                                                regularly updated calendar of events

·          Administration                                     links to individual activities

·          Public Image                                         links to brand centre & local content

·          Membership                                         links to membership tools - RI & local

·          Service Projects                                    links to individual programs

·          Youth Projects                                       links to individual programs

·          Vocational Projects                                             links to individual programs

·          The Rotary Foundation                       links to TRF programs, giving etc…

·          Clubs                                                      club meeting times, venues, contacts etc.

                                                                        club websites likned to districy site

·          Contacts                                                 G-Train, District Officers, Past DG’s etc.         


Webmaster:                            Rtn. Luke Mitchell-Collins                                                      Ulverstone West




The district facebook page is ………….



                Social Media Liaison:              PP David Chambers                                      Bellerive




The district appreciates receiving photo’s of current and recent activities. Any Rotarian is welcome to submit photo’s and/or accompanying stories to any of the Public Image team.


                District Photographer:            PP Rod Oliver                                                    Launceston   



The Officer of the Year award, in conjunction with Tasmania Police, provides statewide recognition to sworn and unsworn officers for excellence in the Police Service.This program not only provides recognition to officers, it also builds a closer working relationship between Rotary and the Police Service. The award recognizes outstanding service to the community.


                Chair:                                       PAG Glen Woolley                                                  Howrah




The District Information Service responds to inquiries from the community as a result of ‘Rotary Information’ entry in the Tasmanian White Pages and on the website.


                Chair:                                       PDG Bill Brundle                                                    Kingston




DIRECTOR:                                          PP Charles Cook                                         Sandy Bay


The Director - Membership supports clubs by promoting recruitment of new members and retention of existing members. The role is also active in the investigation and establishment of new clubs on behalf of the District Governor.




In 2000 our district had a slogan saying something like ‘2,000 members in the year 2000’.

We have declined over time to now be just over 1,200 members. This is placing the viability of Tasmania as a stand-alone district in jeopardy.

So, we have two substantial challenges to overcome:

·          We have an ageing membership - meaning we need to find ways to attract younger people 

·          We have declining numbers - meaning we need to find ways to recruit and retain members

This gets to a couple of issues:

·          Our culture

·          Our offer



Member retention is a major issue, and we know from exit interview research carried out at Curtin University recently that Rotarians leave Rotary because they may feel one or more of the following - unwelcome, not respected, undervalued! They may say they are too busy or something else but generally the root cause is one of the three reasons mentioned.

We are seeking to address this by developing a culture in all Rotary clubs within District 9830 where members feel ‘Welcome, Respected & Valued’.

As  this develops we want to call our ‘Club Culture’ within District 9830 THE THREE TENETS,

with those being:                   

                                            ‘Welcome, Respected and Valued’


This is particularly important for newer members in our clubs. Appointing a club ‘buddy’ and/or ‘mentor’ for a new member is a good way to address this. Another way is giving a new member a specific role with encouragement, support and training so that they succeed and achieve a sense of belonging in the club.…How many clubs fail this basic step?

There is also the broader concept of ‘inclusiveness’; and it relates to the issues of ‘culture’, ‘religion’, ‘gender’, ‘sexual orientation’, ‘demographic’, ‘socio-economic status’, ‘physical ability’ and more. After all, Rotary is essentially an egalitarian organisation:

·          we are all Rotarians

·          we are all equally important

·          we are all  welcome, respected and valued

·          we all contribute in many different ways to the success of our Clubs, and ultimately Rotary.

The challenge for all Rotarians is to embrace the rich diversity that our society offers, and harness the benefits that are derived from it.



Think for a moment of your club as a product. When we ask a potential member to join a club, in essence we are asking them to buy our product. What is happening, as evidenced by our declining numbers, people are often NOT buying our product - they are NOT joining our clubs.

How do we change this trend? - well, clearly we must change the product to make it more attractive to the purchaser.

·          The Council on Legislation a couple of years back gave us the flexibility to change our club meeting styles, times, frequencies, and more.

·          Your club can review at any time practices and procedures that may not appear attractive to the contemporary market

Your club may be happy as it is, and that’s fine.

You may like to consider the possibility of change, and that’s fine too.

 If you choose this tack take time to look deeply at your club, decide where you may change/adjust the offer, document your plans, and implement them BEFORE embarking on a recruitment drive - change the product before trying to sell it!


Another challenge: we were all asked to join a Rotary club. Return the favour, ask someone one generation younger than yourself to join your club!

… Maybe they are the age you were when someone asked you to join.




                Chair:                                       PP Haydyn Nielsen                                             Glenorchy




Your connection to Rotary doesn’t end after your program; it’s just the beginning. You are instantly plugged into a global network of influencers, community and business leaders, people who have immense resources to help you create and foster change throughout your career. So many doors have been opened to me because I’m affiliated with Rotary.” 
- Andy Stoll, past Rotary Scholar

As alumni, you are part of an incredible network of leaders engaged in service around the world.


The purpose of Rotary Connections is to maintain contact with participants in Youth and Young Adult Rotary Programs so that they stay engaged and involved in the Rotary family.


                Chair:                                       PP Penny Brewer                       D’Entrecasteaux Channel





Maintenance of membership data on behalf of the District Governor


                Chair:                                       PP John Hibbins                                                       Latrobe




The District is continually seeking opportunities for club development:

New clubs in Greenfield locations

New types of clubs (e-clubs, satellite clubs, passport clubs)

                Chair:                                       DGE Michael Cooke                                            Claremont




There are several new types of membership being supported by District 9830, and they are outlined below. The key thing is to be consistent across the district. That is, there is a collegial understanding of the meaning and interpretation of each membership type.

·          To take advantage of any of these options clubs will need at introduce changes to their Bylaws to allow for it.

·          The dot points in pale colour are suggestions on how clubs may introduce these options




Rotary is an organisation with over 1.2 million+ members in over 35,000 Clubs spread around the world.

·          Club membership has been the key to Rotary’s long term success

·          Individuals are club members (with voting rights, registered in My Rotary)

·          Rotary is organised around clubs, which are the building blocks of the organisation

·          Club members are the ‘People of Action’




Clubs may choose to admit Honorary members.

Persons who have distinguished themselves by meritorious service in the furtherance of Rotary ideals and those persons considered friends of Rotary for their permanent support of Rotary’s causes, and those past members a Club may choose to honour may be offered Honorary membership. Length of appointment is determined by the club board.

·          Free Club membership (no voting rights, not registered in My Rotary)

·          Club supplied generic ‘Honorary member’ Dinner badge for use whilst Honorary member (Club may choose to provide a named Dinner badge)

·          Entitled to wear Rotary honorary member lapel pin

·          Registered in My Rotary as ‘Honorary member’

·          Pay own way when attending Club meetings and/or events




Some Clubs welcome ‘Friends of Rotary’

‘Friends of Rotary’ is the vehicle clubs may use to record the extra help (human resources) they may need in order to provide and facilitate a service activity. An example is the Deloraine Craft Fair. Here the RC Deloraine registers as ‘Friends of Rotary’ the many extra people who assist in the running of the fair.

·          Registered in club records as ‘Friend of Rotary’

·          No Dinner badge

·          Not entitled to wear Rotary lapel pin

·          No attendance requirement, pay own way if attending event

·          No Rotary recognition other than ‘Friend of Rotary’




Clubs may choose to admit Corporate members.

This membership category allows an organisation or company in the Club’s area to become a member of the Rotary club, through an established membership approval process, and to appoint up to four designees as the individuals attending club meetings, serving on projects and so on.             

·          Designated person is the nominal club member (one person registered in My Rotary, one vote at district and international level)

·          Up to three other nominated designees (registered in club records)

·          Club determines whether designated person and/or nominated designees can hold office and have voting rights within the club

·          Dinner badges included

·          Designated person entitled to wear Rotary lapel pin

·          Club determines fee payable by Corporate member and what that fee covers

·          Pay own way when attending club meetings and/or events




Clubs may choose to admit Family members

Family members are individuals who are related to a club member, such as a spouse, partnwe, child or grandchild.. Like an Associate member, Family members become acquainted with the Rotary club, its members, its programs and projects assisting when and where they can.         

·          Payment of a nominal club fee but exempt from district and RI fees  (no voting rights, not registered in My Rotary)

·          Dinner badge included, eg: Jane Smith, Family Member

·          Not entitled to wear Rotary lapel pin

·          Registered in club records as a Family member

·          Pay own way when attending Club meetings and/or events




Clubs may choose to admit Associate members

This membership type allows an individual to become associated and acquainted with a Rotary Club, its members, its programs and projects and the expectations of club membership with the intent of becoming an active member within a designated period of time.

·          Associate member from starting time to the end of that particular Rotary year

o    eg:  start as Associate member in February  and end on 30th June

·          No fees (no voting rights, not registered in My Rotary)

·          Club supplies generic ‘Associate member’ Dinner badge for use whilst an Associate member. (Club may choose to provide named Dinner badge)

·          Not entitled to wear Rotary lapel pin

·          Registered in club records as Associate member

·          Pay own way when attending Club meetings and/or events







eClubs are web-based Rotary clubs which are essentially like any other Rotary club.

Meeting online may be right for you if you have a busy schedule, limited mobility, or live in an area without a Rotary club. Clubs that meet online often arrange to meet in person for service projects, social activities or Rotary events, like the Rotary Convention or District Conference.

·          Active Club member with full rights and privileges




Clubs are encouraged to sponsor a Satellite club. (Smaller groups: - Professional Development, Special Interest, Small Community, Start-up)

Satellite Clubs are an extension of the Sponsor Club offering an alternative meeting style, time and place to the Sponsor Club. A member of a Satellite Club is a member of the Sponsor club. The aim is for each Satellite Club to become a chartered Rotary Club. Satellite Clubs may suit groups of Rotarians with interests in a particular cause

·          Active Club members with full rights and privileges




If you are unable to participate in a conventional Rotary club because of your schedule or your budget a Passport Club may suit you.

Here are a few highlights:

Full Rotary Membership rights and privileges

No attendance requirements (other than once per quarter)

Low cost

You pick the projects where you want to help (a quarterly minimum time requirement, or a contribution to The Rotary Foundation)

You can attend any Clubs meetings as a visiting Rotarian

·          Active Club member with full rights and privileges




Another valuable asset for a club is to have a club sponsor, or several sponsors. Club sponsorship may be for those individuals or business people with a social conscience, who cannot donate time, but will support a club and/or community related activities via a donation. This may be either cash or goods in lieu. The way a club chooses to recognize sponsor(s) is up to the club to decide. Suggestions for this include the following:

·          Invite sponsor(s) to attend key club events as guests of the club

·          Recognize sponsor(s) by presenting a framed ‘club sponsor’ certificate

The use of a sponsorship donation depends on its intended purpose:

·          If given to the club for administrative or general use the club may decide to use it, for example, to offset membership fees.

·          If given for a specific service project or cause, the donation must be channeled through the service activities accounts.



DIRECTOR:                                          PAG Michael PLUNKETT                          Deloraine


The Director - Community Projects is responsible to the District Governor for directing and managing the Service Project committees in their role to assist clubs in supporting communities locally, nationally and internationally. Working with Assistant Governors, the Director provides ongoing support through sharing knowledge of district service programs and initiatives, assists in development of a community needs analysis per club as a means of building portfolios of relevant service project opportunities and ensures publication of good news stories and successes.




RAWCS was formed to support Australian Rotarians and Rotary Clubs in assisting disadvantaged communities and individuals with humanitarian aid projects. The company objective is to manage the Rotary Australia Overseas Aid Fund*, Rotary Australia Benevolent Society* and the Rotary Australia Relief Fund*. To enable Rotarians, the public and the corporate sector to deliver humanitarian aid and charitable support through a range of projects including Rotarians Against Malaria*, Donations In Kind and Australian Charitable Support. To facilitate Rotarians undertaking voluntary work, the Board has engaged professional support in the fields of information technology, communications and marketing and has established a staffed office to process the administrative, accounting and banking functions. RAWCS is not an emergency response organization, but rather looks to engage in sustainable, developmental or relief projects. 


                Chair:                                       PDG Ken Moore                                                         Burnie


Activities of RAWCS include the following:



RAWCS Volunteers do a tremendous job throughout the world, providing their time, effort and personal commitment to help others.

RAWCS aims to make the process easy for volunteers and Rotary Clubs to become involved, join a Team, register online and experience a RAWCS volunteer trip that will be remembered all of your life.

A person wishing to volunteer for overseas service as a RAWCS/Rotary volunteer will need to contact a RAWCS Project Manager who is able to find a place on one of the teams that they are organising.



Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) is a volunteer-run organisation working to eliminate malaria. Fifteen years ago, malaria killed a child every 30 seconds. Under the Millennium Development Goals, however, considerable progress has been made in preventing, diagnosing and treating malaria. As a result, deaths have fallen by 60 percent. Now, under the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, we are aiming to reduce malaria cases and deaths by a further 90 percent by 2030.


        Chair:                                       PP Jenny Kerrison                                         North Hobart



Donations in Kind grew out of the compassion and concern of returning overseas volunteers.

This recycling and reuse program, focussing on health & education involves the collection, sorting, packing, dispatch and distribution of donated items to countries in need of these goods.

Many goods and products, for which organisations in Australia have no further use, are valuable commodities in needy countries overseas and in some regions within Australia.
Refer to Acceptable Goods Guidelines 2017

Donations in Kind have developed a facility to register consignments to overseas destinations.

We request that all Rotary Clubs and Rotarians consigning containers or pallets of goods to overseas destinations use our Donations in Kind Depots and this facility.

The purpose of this facility is to record all consignments by ROTARY in one place so that when shipping companies contact RAWCS looking for the consignee of a container we can direct them to the person responsible and supply any relevant documentation.



RABS is a Public Benevolent Fund to register projects within Australia to enable Rotary Clubs and District to provide assistance to people in need within their local or wider community.  RABS projects can be registered by Australian Rotary Clubs and Rotary Districts, and a Rotary Club can only register one RABS project at a time.


        Chair:                                       AG Becc Gibson                                                     Bellerive



RABS is delighted to announce its Compassionate Grants program to help Australians in need.

As a result of a $1,000,000 donation to Rotary by Dick Smith, grants are now being assessed by the Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) and will be distributed to disadvantaged Australians identified by local Rotary clubs or Rotary districts as being

How to access assistance
Projects to be considered for grants must also meet RABS criteria for registration which are that the project provides direct relief to people in need. If the intended recipients are disadvantaged, the relief should target that disadvantage.

The concept of disadvantage is unlimited and could arise from sickness, suffering, distress, misfortune, disability, destitution, helplessness or poverty, any aspect of the negative side of the human condition.

The criteria are not prescriptive but are to be used as a guide to determine the disadvantage.  

Only NEW projects will be considered.

In addition to meeting RABS criteria, Compassionate Grants will only be approved where the project funds are to be directed to people in need or to benefit a section of a community rather than the community as a whole.

 A project should arouse compassion within the community.

Priority for grants will be given to those whose disadvantage has arisen from an ad hoc event over which the disadvantaged had no control, such as an accident, assault, medical condition etc.

Grants will match a club’s fundraising on a dollar for dollar basis subject to the following:

A qualifying project must have a minimum value of $2,000 (ie a minimum grant of $1,000) and a Club or District can qualify for up to 2 grants in any calendar year, subject to a maximum grant total of  $10,000.


        Chair:                                       AG Becc Gibson                                                     Bellerive


*RAWCS  projects marked with asterisk have DGR status with the ATO. i.e. donations are tax deductible!





Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia.

We also provide funding into a broad range of general health areas, provide scholarships for rural medical and nursing students, as well as Indigenous health students. Australian Rotary Health provides funding into areas of health that do not readily attract funding, and promotes findings to the community.

Australian Rotary Health is a project of the Rotary Districts of Australia and is supported by Rotary Clubs. 

ARH has a broad vision to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians.

Australian Rotary Health provides funding into four focus areas, and promotes findings to the community:

1.        Mental Health Research

Since the year 2000, Australian Rotary Health has focused its funding on mental health research. In 2012 this focus narrowed to the Mental Health of Young Australians, and in 2013 research projects a focus on the Prevention of Mental Health Disorders was included.

2.        General Health Research

Australian Rotary Health engages with a variety of funding partners to provide Research Grants and PhD Scholarships. These projects encompass a broad range of general health areas including cancer, heart disease, children’s health, motor neuron disease, diabetes and more.

3.        Indigenous Health Scholarships

These Scholarships support Indigenous students to undertake tertiary training in nursing, physiotherapy, psychology, dentistry and other health related degrees at university. These scholarships help Indigenous students to overcome barriers to tertiary study and qualification.

4.        Rural Medical & Nursing Scholarships

Australian Rotary Health provides scholarships for medical and nursing students to undertake placements at a rural and remote health care service. Students experience what these facilities have to offer and provide an incentive for recipients to pursue a career in rural Australia upon graduation.


                Chair:                                       PDG John Dare                                                    Deloraine






ROMAC provides surgical treatment for children in Australia and New Zealand from developing countries from our Pacific Region in the form of Life Giving and/or dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in their home country.

There are no paid staff and the small administration expenses incurred are paid from another income stream.

The core of our organisation is Life Giving surgery and our process begins with a Referral from overseas (or visiting Australia/New Zealand doctors) directly into the ROMAC database. From this single form, the Medical and Operation’s Directors evaluate, in collaboration with specialist Regional Medical Consultants, if the Referral meets the ROMAC guidelines and what Region may be able to provide the necessary surgery.

All in all, our team in Australia and New Zealand is nearing 200 totally voluntary individuals plus Rotarians and medical personnel who support ROMAC in the Island nations we serve. These are people who help with passport and visa applications, finding and communicating with our potential patients, organising medical checks and ensuring they are on time to board their plane.


                Chair:                                       PAG  Madeline Logan                                       Launceston




InterplaSst sends teams of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to provide life-changing surgery and medical training in seventeen countries across the Asia Pacific region.

We do this in partnership with local organizations including hospitals, universities and local Non Government Organisations. Our mission is to ‘repair bodies and rebuild lives’. And we do this through providing surgical services to those who could not otherwise afford or access these, and by building the capacity of local medical systems through our training and mentoring programs.


                Chair:                                       PP Karen Badcock                                              Salamanca




Probus is an Association of active retirees who join together in clubs, the basic purpose of which is to provide regular opportunities to keep their minds active, expand their interests and enjoy the fellowship of new friends.

All clubs are sponsored by Rotary Clubs, but on formation are self governing, but must always remain within the limits of their Constitution. There are men’s clubs, ladies clubs and combined clubs. Membership is open to anyone of good character and who has had some measure of responsibility or achievement in any field of worthy endeavor. Some clubs place a limit on membership until vacancy arises. New clubs are formed when the need becomes apparent to the local Rotary Club.


                Chair:                                       PP Elizabeth Anderson                                       Ulverstone




In disasters like the recent bushfires, one of the urgent needs is fodder to feed livestock. Rotary Clubs, especially rural clubs, have the knowledge, skills and networks to be lead organisers in the collection, transport and distribution of fodder in future disasters.

The Tasmanian Disaster Fodder Relief Plan has been developed by PP Kerry Vincent and PP Graeme Dent and has been accepted by the Tasmanian Government as the key distribution method in disasters.

The fodder program will focus on providing assistance to farmers following floods, fires or disease outbreaks which tend to happen without warning so it is difficult for farmers to have prepared.  These events contrast to drought which tends to fade in and out slowly so farmers have an opportunity to be proactive hence the fodder relief scheme will not respond to droughts or dry times.

The District has reserved $20 000 so as it can immediately respond with the purchase of fodder until donations start to flow. 

The key elements of the plan involve Rotary District 9830 taking responsibility for any future fodder drives, following the declaration of a disaster in Tasmania. Rotary will liaise with the State Government and the TFGA, but will be the controlling body. Rotary will establish a district committee to manage fodder relief and will appoint a state director to head up the committee.


                Chair:                                       PAG Robin Thompson                                         Scottsdale




Nepalese and Tasmanian Rotarians have worked together over several years to successfully implement a number of projects to improve the lives of many needy local people in Nepal.

A small list of some of these projects follows:


‘They came - most partially blind, some totally blind - but with hardly an exception they departed with vision restored’.

This was our first Nepal project and provided cataract surgery that is having a positive impact on the lives of many of the poorest people in a very poor country.


The laser system funded by a grant of US$59,980 was installed in the Hetauda Community Eye Hospital in February 2014. Laser equipment for the eye hospital will provide retina treatment locally, instead of requiring a seven hour trip to Kathmandu.


The lives of 1250 people have been assisted in a positive way - clean water, much improved sanitation and no longer do women need to walk three hours each day to obtain clean water.


This is a school of 85 students that our Rotary group visited while attending a ‘Gift of Sight’ eye camp.   The building had no walls and as a result children were often sent home because it became too cold to stay in the classroom. There was no running water and there were no toilets. The families living in this area were moved from their jungle home when a national park was declared a few years earlier. The Rotary Club of Hetauda had plans drawn for a new school - total cost AUD$30,000. Local labour helped reduce the cost significantly. This project was funded by eleven Rotary clubs and Central Coast Rotaract.  Four of these clubs received District Grants. Rotary Club of Kingston funded desks and internal fittings for which they received a District Grant. The toilet was funded by Devonport business firm Yaxley Holdings.


5.        Other projects include surgery for uterine prolapsed, student scholarships, classrooms at Shrijana Primary School, drinking water fountains, and the Nepal Earthquake Appeal via RAWCS.


        Chair:                                       PP Winston Quaile                                    Launceston West

District Resource Network (DRN) / District International Service Chair (DISC):


Rotary International had expanded the duty of the District International Service Chair (DISC), who is part of our Service Projects team.  


The DISC role includes developing a District Resources Network (DRN).  To establish a DRN we:


·          Identify skills, and therefore resources, within our membership in every club in our district and collate a single district wide listing of our combined expertise.

·          Facilitate the identified experts as needed and are available, to work together in supporting those who are  assessing, planning, funding, implementing and executing projects and finally reporting and adding the finished project to Rotary Showcase


For each project the experts who assist constitute the Project Enhancement Team. These teams can work across club, district and national boundaries to draw on ever wider pools of experience, expertise and contacts.

This means clubs can use the DRN via the DISC when planning new projects to draw on the experience of others who have managed similar types of projects &/ or worked in the same parts of the world.


Developing a DRN may present challenges. For some Rotarians, clubs & districts the emphases on sharing plus inter-club & inter-district working may require a major cultural shift in thinking.


For project enhancement to work reactions to project difficulties also need to change. Old habits of hiding project failings & allocating blame may need to be replaced by a willingness to share the problem so future projects can avoid or resolve them. Greater good may be achieved by a project that fails - if the reasons are understood & disseminated.


The DISC will also facilitate the identification on project partners - host Rotary Clubs containing committed Rotarians who will see the project through to completion. This is a key step in developing new successful and sustainable international and community service projects.



                  DISC:                                       PAG Richard Horswill                                            Rotary Club of Lindisfarne



Baljyoti Primary School



DIRECTOR:                                          PP Liz BULMAN                                         Youngtown


The Director - Youth Projects is responsible to the District Governor for planning, organizing, assisting and supporting Clubs in the implementation of programs that support the youth of our community, including building strong relationships with schools.




During 2016-2017 the District undertook a consultative process with clubs to determine a solution to the age old issue of ‘which club supports which school(s)’.

Resulting from this the district asks clubs to support students from the schools aligned to them.

·          The principle here is to have a single club as a point of contact for a specific school.

·          That club can enrol support from another club(s) if needed/requested, which is important as some clubs may have had relationships in the past with schools they are not formally aligned to now.

·          Similarly, in the past some students may have applied for a single program through several clubs, a drain on resources and time. The purpose of this alignment is to have students apply though their school to the club aligned to their school; which is not necessarily the club nearest to where they may live.

·          For some programs the relevant committee may work extremely hard to find and secure students for programs. The advantage of this alignment is that, in these cases, the committees will know which club(s) to approach to support these students.

·          As always, the spirit of Rotary cooperation applies. If a club cannot or does not wish to support a student, or maybe several students from the one school (which could involve a large cost), then clearly another club or clubs may step up to help or be approached.

The thing is for clubs to be communicating with their ‘aligned’ schools and building foundations for long term relationships and the ongoing success of our excellent Youth Programs.










D’Entrecasteaux Chan.

Southern Christian College                       Woodbridge District School


Elizabeth College                                    St Michael’s Collegiate School

Huon Valley

Dover  District School                                           Huonville High School

St James College


Calvin Christian School                                          Kingston High School

St  Aloysius College                                          Tarremah Steiner School


Hobart College                                               Seabrook Christian School

St. Mary’s  College

Sandy Bay

Fahan                                                                           Mt. Carmel College

Taroona High School                                               The Hutchins School




Mackillop College                                            Eastside Lutheran School

Rosny College


Clarence High School                                  Emmanuel Christian School

Bayview Secondary College


Campania District School                                     Rose Bay High School


Oatlands District School


Sorell District School

Spring Bay

Triabunna District School

Tasman Peninsula

Tasman District School




 Bothwell District School                          Jordan River Support School


Claremont College                                                         Oakwood School

St Virgil’s College

Derwent Valley

Glenora District School                                   New Norfolk High School


Cosgrove High School                                                     Dominic College

Montrose Bay High School


Hilliard Christian School                                    New Town High School

Ogilvie High School

North Hobart

Lambert School                                                       Sacred Heart College

Sullivans Cove

Guiford Young College                                               The Friends School



Central Launceston

 Newstead Christian School                                       Newstead College                                            Scotch Oakburn College

Kings Meadows

St  Patrick’s College


Launceston Church Grammar School                    Launceston College


Flinders Island District High School                   Scottsdale High School                        Winnaleah District High School

South Launceston

Brooks High School                                    Lilydale District High School                                 Queechy High School

St Helens

St Helens District High School                St Marys District High School


Kings Meadows High School








Campbell Town District High School

George Town

George Town High School                                  Star of the Sea College

Launceston West

Riverside High School


Cressy District High School

Tamar Sunrise

Launceston Christian School

West Tamar

Exeter High School




Deloraine High School


Devonport High School                                                          The Don College

Devonport North

St Brendan Shaw College

Devonport South East

Reece High School                                                          Sheffield  School


Geneva Christian School                                          Latrobe High School


Prospect High School




Hellyer College                                                    Marist Regional College                   Parklands High School


Mountain Heights School                       Rosebery District High School


Circular Head Christian School            King Island District High School                    Smithton High School


Burnie High School                                         Seabrook Christian School                       Yolla District High School


North West Christian School                             Ulverstone High School

Ulverstone West

Leighland Christian School                                 Penguin District School


Wynyard High School




This program is offered to all Tasmanian students with an interest in science who are entering year 12. This program is a unique opportunity for students to test drive careers and learn about study options in the fields of science, engineering and technology (STEM subjects).

Successful students will be offered a place in the well established 12-day NYSF program in Canberra, in January.

Students apply on-line @ by 31st May, and then approach the Rotary Club aligned to their school for nomination for district selection in August.                               


                Chair:                                       PAG Lorraine Dyson                                           Claremont




The Tasmanian Youth Science Forum is a program for Tasmanian Year 11 and 12 students with an interest in science, engineering and technology.

Participants will spend three days during the April school holidays at the University of Tasmania taking part in a variety of workshops with University researchers and students.

The Tasmanian Youth Science Forum offers participating students an insiders' perspective on university life and an opportunity to discuss future course options with key people. Students will be able to connect study with future careers, experience real life research projects, and visit leading research institutes and laboratories.                                             


                Chair:                                       Rtn. Sandy Astill                                               Youngtown




A District program that simulates the workings of the United Nations Assembly. Pairs of Year 10 students representing UN countries debate matters of world political and social concern. MUNA aims to build bridges of goodwill for world peace and understanding through a personal involvement in the acceptance of situations that reflect the opinion of the participants ‘adopted’ countries. The winning team travels to Canberra to compete in the Australian final.

This program is hosted by The Rotary Club of Deloraine and is held in May.


                Chair:                                         PAG Annette  Viney                                              Deloraine




RYDA is a community road safety initiative delivering practical road safety information targeting attitude and awareness of young drivers and passengers. The program is facilitated in partnership with Rotary, presented by professionals and supported by corporate sponsors. The Program about road safety is directed towards our young people as as they approach the period in their life when they start driving a car and ride as a passenger in a car driven by one of their peers. In Tasmania it is presented to students in grade 10.

The program focuses on attitude and awareness with the aim of making the students better people on the road. Presenters include Road Safety experts, driving instructors, Police , recovering survivors of road crashes and drug and alcohol educators.

This program is delivered across the state.                        (youth projects)


                Chair:                                       AG Marion Cooper                                              Sandy Bay

                Coordinator (North West):     Pres. David Russell                                   Devonport North

                Coordinator (North East):       PAG Annette Viney                                                Deloraine

                Coordinator (South):               AG Marion Cooper                                              Sandy Bay




RYPEN holds weekend camps in leadership for Grade 10 students. It is an Australian designed project for young people aged 14 to 17. 

Camps are held in May in both the South and North of Tasmania.

RYPEN sets out to broaden horizons and lift aspirations in a supervised residential weekend seminar.  It’s aim is to communicate to young people a series of ideas, problems and social experiences which will assist them in forming their own values and moral standards and broaden their horizons culturally, socially and academically.

Nominations are encouraged through Rotary clubs approaching their nominated schools.
They are directed to the district RYPEN chair for selection and advice.

The cost for the weekend is usually carried by the sponsoring Rotary club.

RYPEN participants leave us with lots of effective strategies to support their personal leadership goals in their school, community or future life, along with wonderful memories of their weekend and a great group of new friends.

Rypennians should be encouraged to address their sponsoring Rotary club on their return.

                                                                                         (youth projects)


                Chair:                                       PAG Gill Whitehouse                                         Salamanca

                Coordinator (North):               PP Robyn Lamprey                                            Ulverstone

                Coordinator (South):               PP Sue Hepburn                                                  Salamanca




An outreach program, conducted by the University of Tasmania and the University of Newcastle in association with Rotary and Engineers Australia, involving Years 9 & 10 students engaging in a number of activities related to science, technology and engineering.

Regional challenges will be held in the North West, North and South on dates to be advised



                Chair:                                       Rtn. Christine Moane                                              Hobart




The Science Experience provides Year 9-10 students with an opportunity to participate in  three days of ‘hands-on’ science studies and related activities on campus at the University of Tasmania. The activities display to students that science and technology can be an interesting career choice.                                                                                       


                Chair:                                       Rtn. Sandy Astill                                               Youngtown




An international exchange program for young people aged between 15 and 18 years.

As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, you'll spend up to 12 months living and studying overseas.

During your exchange you'll learn a lot about yourself, the culture of your adopted host families and the diversity of your host country.

 Rotary Youth Exchange provides a unique opportunity to experience first-hand the many cultures of a different country and a new way of life.

Often, you will make life-long friendships with the families, Rotarians and fellow Exchange students you meet, helping build goodwill and understanding between countries.

 In your host country you will experience different foods, study different subjects, enjoy a new culture and a new way of living and most likely learn a new language.

During your Exchange you’ll learn a lot about yourself and become more confident, mature and independent.                                                                                                             


                Chair:                                       PDG Gerard Blizzard                                            Smithton




The brigantine "Windeward Bound" is a 33 metre ‘tall ship’.

The Windeward Bound Trust’s Annual Youth Leadership Challenge is a working partnership with Rotary Tasmania that also receives support from the Migrant Resource Centre of Southern Tasmania. This program promotes understanding, inclusiveness, and community by bringing together 18 young people of vastly different backgrounds for a ten-day voyage aboard the STV Windeward Bound, and giving them the opportunity to connect and grow with one another in both the short and long term.

The Youth Leadership Challenge is open to youths between the ages of 15 - 18 living in Tasmania -- ten locals with an interest in mentoring and creating a more inclusive Tasmanian community, and ten from refugee backgrounds who recently settled in Tasmania. This program is fortunate to receive generous financial support from a number of sponsors, which allows us to significantly reduce the cost for all participants. Those who wish to participate as mentors are required to fundraise $1,500 in donations to further offset these costs, and youth from refugee backgrounds are eligible for a significant subsidy to cover the majority of their voyage fee, with additional financial assistance available if needed. The Windeward Bound Trust provides some guidance to mentors in their fundraising, and assists in matching mentors with Rotary clubs sponsors. Nearly half of all Tasmanian Rotary clubs have sponsored mentors in past years, and most mentors from previous voyages have received some amount of Rotary sponsorship.                                                                           EOI to


                Chair:                                       Rtn. Sarah Kay                                                        Hobart




Creating My Career (CMC) is a partnership between the University of Tasmania, the State Department of Education’s My Education program and TasTAFE with strong support from Rotary Tasmania. CMC has been designed in conjunction with the Department of Education’s My Education.

This program delivers real world learnings to students, who may not have a clear pathway in mind, as they transition through school. It aims to provide insight into what career, study and employment possibilities are available to them. This is done through practical hands on (as much as possible) activities. CMC provides students with a practical look into what a career in a chosen profession actually looks like across a range of careers.                               


                Chair:                                       AG Brett Williams                                            Youngtown




Rotary Adventure in Citizenship (RAIC) is an intensive and fun filled week-long program to help prepare young adults for full participation as citizens of Australia.
Each year in May around 35 Year 11 students (the delegates) are sent by their local Rotary clubs to Canberra. They are taken out of their comfort zones into new places, set amongst new faces and asked to do new things.
For a week, RAIC puts the delegates "inside" Canberra.
Run in partnership with the Parliamentary Education Office the delegates are immersed behind the scenes in Parliament House. 
They view Parliament in action, including the budget speech and question time, meet their federal member of parliament and press gallery journalists. Through role play, delegates participate in law-making debates and explore the functions of the Parliament. 
One of the highlights is having morning tea with the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. And most importantly, they meet and make friends with young people from all over Australia. Delegates from previous years have said this is one of the highlights of the RAIC program.                                                                                      


                Chair:                                       PP Felicity Gifford                                       Sullivans Cove



DIRECTOR:                                              PAG Dennis DWYER                                           Longford


Vocational service values underpin much of what Rotarians do - promoting ethical practices in all vocations, recognizing the value of all useful occupations and taking action by contributing their vocational talents to the problems and needs of society. Through vocational service we:

·          Service others by using our unique skills to address community needs

·          Empower others through training and skill development

·          Inspire others to act with integrity by following Rotary’s guiding principals

These values lie behind everything we do.

The Director - Vocational Projects, via committees, assists the District Governor in promoting high ethical standards and fostering the ideal of service in all vocations.




The Professional Development Exchange program is a Rotary Tasmania initiative that replaces the former Rotary Foundation supported Group Study Exchange program but with a more active professional/business development emphasis.

PDE is a unique professional and cultural exchange opportunity for business people and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of their careers.  

Team members experience the host country’s culture and institutions, observe how their vocations are practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, and exchange ideas. The team is led by an experienced Rotarian selected from Club nominations.


                Northern Chair:                       PP Adrian Wood                                    Central Launceston

                Southern Chair:                       Rtn. Helena Mitev                                                      Hobart




From a simple beginning in 1968 Rotaract has become a strong international service club for young men and women (ages 18-30) who have a commitment to their communities, be it at local and/or international levels.

Sponsored and supported by a local Rotary club, members of Rotaract seek to develop friendships and professional contacts that will enable them to address the physical and social needs of their communities. At the same time members develop their own personal skills and knowledge. As part of an international network of Rotaract clubs, members can reach well beyond the local scene through projects, contacts and conferences. The district Rotaract chairman and committee are available to organise new Rotaract clubs, assist communication between Rotary and Rotaract and plan district-wide training for Rotaract club officers.

Rotaract meetings are held bi-monthly. It is strongly recommended that there should be a Rotary presence at each of these meetings, attendance being a “make-up” for the visiting Rotarian. Regular liaison between Rotary and Rotaract by way of shared meetings and agreed projects is encouraged.

Rotaract has its own Standard Club Constitution and is regulated through the Rotaract Statement of Policy.


                District Rotaract Rep.             Holly Monery                                 Tamar Valley Rotaract




Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary

clubs and districts where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.

Connect with leaders in your community and around the world to:

·          Build communication and problem-solving skills

·          Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community

·          Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors

·          Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action

·          Have fun and form lasting friendships

RYLA events are organized locally by Rotary clubs and districts for participants ages 14-30.  RYLA in Tasmania takes the form of a five day live-in camp. It includes presentations, activities, and workshops covering a variety of topics.


                Chair:                                       PP Jenny Simms                                     Ulverstone West




Friendship Exchange is an international exchange program for Rotary members and friends that allows participants to take turns hosting one another in their homes and clubs.

There are many benefits:

·          Broaden international understanding

·          Explore a specific profession or job in a different context

·          Build enduring friendships

·          Establish a foundation for peace and service

·          Gain opportunities for active project involvement and support

·          Learn about a region’s people, food, languages, customs, and history

·          Find partners for grants

Friendship Exchange participants travel as individuals, couples, families, or groups, and may include Rotary members and nonmembers. Prospective exchange teams communicate in advance to decide on the purpose, format, timing, logistics, and duration of each visit.

Exchanges offer unique chances for cultural immersion and interchange. They might include opportunities for professionals, including young professionals, to build global understanding and boost vocational and leadership skills. They can provide cultural experiences, vocational activities, fellowship, and much more.

All exchanges from Tasmania are funded by the participants. Hosts are not expected to assume a significant financial burden. Visitors enjoy warm hospitality and an international travel experience unlike any other. Hosts are rewarded with new friendships and cultural exchanges while showing their part of the world to visitors.


                Chair (Home Hosted)             PDG Ian Shuey                                                        Hobart

                Chair (Mission)                       PAG Lesley Dare                                                  Deloraine





Rotary Fellowships are autonomous, international groups of Rotarians, Rotarian spouses, and Rotaractors who join together to:

·          Share a common interest in worthwhile recreational activities (sports, hobbies, etc.)

·          Further their vocational development through acquaintance with others of the same profession

·          Make new friends around the world

·          Explore new opportunities for service

·          Have fun and enhance their Rotary experience

Rotary Fellowships began informally in 1928 when Rotarians with a shared interest in the international language Esperanto joined together. In 1947, a group of Rotarian boating enthusiasts began flying the Rotary flag from their crafts, calling themselves the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians - which now holds the distinction of being the oldest continuing fellowship. The scope of fellowships has changed significantly over the years, but their purpose remains the same: to unite Rotarians in friendship and provide opportunities to enjoy favorite recreational or professional activities.

Many fellowships also use their special interests to serve others. For example, the Fellowship of Canoeing Rotarians has organized cleanups of polluted rivers; members of the International Computer Users Fellowship of Rotarians conduct training sessions for Rotarians and others in their community, and members of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Scuba Divers join local Rotary clubs to undertake service projects on each of their diving trips.

Rotary International has established specific policies for forming a Rotary Fellowship. The RI Board of Directors evaluates each prospective group before deciding whether to formally recognize it. However, each fellowship operates independently of RI, with its own rules, dues, requirements, and administrative structure.

Membership is open to all Rotarians, Rotarian spouses, and Rotaractors.


                Chair:                                       Rtn. Jane Shoobridge                                          Sandy Bay



DIRECTOR:                                          PDG Peter MURFETT                                     Hobart


The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace.

Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.

Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity rating, and a unique funding model mean that we make the very most of your contributions.

Give and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work!

The Director acts to on behalf of the District Governor in supervising TRF committees as they work to engage clubs in TRF programs and encourage clubs to support TRF causes.


OUR CAUSES (areas of focus):


The most successful and sustainable Rotary service tends to fall within one of six areas:

·         Peace and conflict prevention/resolution.

·         Disease prevention and treatment.

·         Water and sanitation.

·         Maternal and child health.

·         Basic education and literacy.

·         Economic and community development.

As a service organisation, we encourage the promotion of these causes as the basis of our community and fundraising activities - that is, we fundraise to service a cause!




Global Grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus. By working together to respond to real community needs, clubs and districts strengthen their global partnerships.

Read A Guide to Global Grants for detailed information on planning your project, applying for a grant to fund it, carrying it out, and reporting on your progress and outcome.

Global grants can fund humanitarian projects, scholarships for graduate-level academic studies, and vocational training teams.

The minimum budget for a global grant project is $30,000. The Foundation’s World Fund provides a minimum of $15,000 and maximum of $200,000. Clubs and districts contribute District Designated Funds (DDF) and/or cash contributions that the World Fund matches. DDF is matched 100 percent and cash is matched at 50 percent.

District Grants fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in your community and communities abroad. Each district chooses which activities it will fund with these grants.

Grants Committee manages the process for awarding and monitoring Global and District Grants.


                Chair:                                       PDG Ken Moore                                                       Burnie












The District Stewardship Committee is responsible for ensuring the careful management of Rotary Foundation grant funds and for educating Rotarians on proper and effective grant management.   It should ensure implementation of proper stewardship and grant management practices for all club and district-sponsored grants, including reports to The Rotary Foundation on the grants; and that everyone involved in a grant avoids any actual or perceived conflict of interest.  The committee assures that all clubs receiving TRF funds are fully qualified.


                Chair:                                       PP Maurice Hine                                                 Sandy Bay




Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help. Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours, here are some ways to make a global impact and protect children against polio forever.

Give - Rotarians have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. For as little as $0.60, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life.

Build Awareness - Help get the word out about our efforts to fight polio

Become an Advocate - Make sure policymakers know how important it is to eliminate polio.


                        Chair:                                       PAG Richard Horswill                                        Lindisfarne




The Rotary Foundation relies on giving to be able to do its great work - individual, club, district, corporate, philanthropic, bequests, and more!

There are many options to choose from when considering a gift to The Rotary Foundation.



The Annual Programs Fund contributions provide the cornerstone for funding of The Rotary Foundation programs. Half of annual contributions return to the District as District Designated Funds for use by the District three years after the contribution was made. Individuals and clubs are encouraged to give annually to this fund. Individual contributions are fully tax deductible.



Contributions made to the Endowment (Permanent) Fund by individuals are invested in perpetuity. This fund enables individuals to combine their gifts into a significant force to address the world’s greatest needs for generations to come. A percentage of the total fund is spent annually to support educational, humanitarian, and cultural programs and projects throughout the world.



Have you considered making a personal donation to The Rotary Foundation?

Why not join the Centurion Club, donations are fully tax deductible and contribute towards your club PHF credits. The commitment is $100 Australian per year for as long as you are able to do so.  On receipt of your initial $100 donation, you will be issued with a pin to recognise your participation in this worthwhile program. If you chose to make your payment US$100 per year, you will also qualify as a Foundation Sustaining Member. Your contribution is part of the Rotary Foundation Annual Giving Program, which assists our District with resources to support The Rotary Foundation Humanitarian and Educational Programs.



A Paul Harris Society for our District was launched in March 2010.

The Paul Harris Society is a special recognition program designed for Rotarians who wish to support The Rotary Foundation in a more substantial way each year. The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotarians and friends of The Rotary Foundation who annually contribute US$1,000 or more to the Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus, or the Humanitarian Grants Program.

The first Paul Harris Society was established in 1998 in District 5340 (California) The idea gained momentum and quickly spread to other Districts throughout the world. Several Districts in Australia have established a Society.

The purpose of The Paul Harris Society is to honour and thank individuals for their generosity of annual support to The Rotary Foundation.


                North-West Chair:                  PP Kath Downie                                                Ulverstone   North-East Chair:                    PAG Lex VanDongen                              West Launceston

                Southern Chair:                       PP Margaret Sutherland                              Sullivans Cove




Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of our peace centers.

Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution.

These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,000 fellows for careers in peace building. Many of them are serving as leaders at international organizations or have started their own foundations.


                Chair:                                       Rtn. Gerry McGushin                                         Salamanca





An Australian Rotary club project delivering humanitarian aid to people around the world affected by disasters (either natural or man-made) on behalf of Australians.



                Contact:                                   PP George Lockwood                                        Youngtown

                                                                PP Ted Burton                                                   Youngtown




A program to supply clean water and safe sanitation to people in developing countries.


                Contact:                                   Rtn. Diana Butler                                    South Launceston




Second bite identifies sources of nutritious surplus fresh food and produce that would otherwise go to waste and facilitates its safe and timely distribution to agencies and people in need.

                Contact:                                   PP Charles Cook                                                  Sandy Bay




Shelter Box responds instantly to natural and man-made disasters by delivering boxes of aid to those who are most in need. Each box supplies an extended family of up to ten people with a tent and essential equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless.



                Contact:                                   PP Bill Dobson                                                  Launceston




A bag with room for extra belongings, the street swag is made from super lightweight waterproof canvas with a high density foam mattress. If offers users warmth, comfort and protection from the weather.

Designed for those living on the streets, its discrete appearance and camouflage colours offer some safety for those who need to be invisible, as well as some protection for their personal items.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

                Contact:                                   PP Les Grant                                           South Launceston




Tasmanian men and women, workplaces, schools, women’s services, clubs and government departments are leading community initiatives to end men’s violence against women.


                Contact:                                   PDG Gerard Blizzard                                            Smithton



Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group (FPSRAG) is a dynamic project that focuses on addressing malnutrition, hunger and food security through the use of readily available local food plants. 

FPSRAG creates educational resources that help people, particularly women, understand the connection between plant selection and nutrition, and empowers them to grow a range of plants with differing seasonal requirements and maturities. 

It’s a self-sustainable solution to hunger, malnutrition and food security.

The work is underpinned by the Food Plants International database of edible plants for all countries of the world, developed by Tasmanian agricultural scientist and Officer of the Order of Australia recipient, Bruce French.

This database contains information on over 27,500 edible plants for all countries of the world, and includes details such as: how to grow, where to grow, what parts are edible and nutritional information.

Malnutrition and other serious health problems, such as blindness, intellectual disabilities, anaemia and impaired growth are due to the lack of balanced nutrition in the diet.

 FPSRAG use the database to identify locally adapted food plants with the highest level of nutrients that are missing from the diet, with the objective that people can grow their own food to overcome these serious conditions.

Food Plant Solutions is the only Rotarian Action Group established and based in District 9830.

Food Plant Solutions is a registered RAWCS Project No. 32-2009-10.                                                                                                                                             


                FPS RAG Chair:                       PDG Una Hobday                                                   Hobart




ABBLITT, Rtn. Lisa                                                                 (H)

Rotary Club of Devonport North                                             (W)

2 Williams Street                                                                   (M)  0427 238 176

Ulverstone TAS 7315                                                    


ANDERSON, PP Elizabeth                                                       (H)  6425 2940

Rotary Club of Ulverstone                                                      (W)

PO Box 444                                                                             (M)  0437 717 744

 Ulverstone TAS 7315                                                   


ANDREWS, PP Christine                                                         (H)

Rotary Club of Salamanca                                                      (W)

6 Habroe Avenue                                                                    (M)  0412 161 017

 New Town TAS 7008                                                    


ANNEAR, PP David                                                                                 (H)  6327 2421

Rotary Club of West Tamar                                                    (W)

18 Diana Court                                                                        (M)  0408 352 041

 Riverside TAS 7250                                                     


ASTILL, Rtn, Sandra (Brad)                                                     (H)

Rotary Club of Youngtown                                                      (W)

39 Summit Drive                                                                    (M)  0412 240 190

Devon Hills TAS 7300                                                   


AUSTIN, PP Dennis ()                                                             (H)

Rotary Club of Somerset                                                         (W)

                                                                                                (M)  0419 628 783

b  TAS 7300                                                                   



BADCOCK, PP Karen                                                               (H)  6200 1294

Rotary Club of Salamanca                                                      (W)

18 Carinya Street                                                                    (M)  0409 853 453

Blackmans Bay TAS 7052                                                      kkk



BLIZZARD, PDG Gerard (Fiona)                                             (H)  6452 3398

Rotary Club of Smithton                                                         (W)

77 Brittons Road                                                                     (M)  0417 532 392

 Smithton TAS 7330                                                      



BRIGGS, Rtn. Jenny ()                                                            (H)  6249 5588

Rotary Club of Glenorchy                                                        (W)

11 SSS                                                                                     (M)  0438 210 948

RR  TAS 7                                                                e








BRUNDLE, PDG Bill (Lyn)                                                       (H)

Rotary Club of Kingston                                                          (W)

30 Windsor Street                                                                  (M)

Kingston  TAS 7050                                                                      


BULMAN, PP Liz                                                                     (H)

Rotary Club of Youngtown                                                      (W)

13 Encee Drive                                                                       (M)  0417 520 798

St Leonards  TAS 7250                                                  



BUXTON, DFM PDG Bruce (Gill)                                                           (H)  6424 9919

Rotary Club of Devonport North                                             (W)

8 Pengali Place                                                                       (M)  0417 373 348

Devonport  TAS 7310                                                   


CARLYLE, DG Ross (Penny)                                                    (H)

Rotary Club of Sandy Bay                                                        (W)

PO Box 2074                                                                           (M)  0408 316 078

Lower Sandy Bay  TAS 7005                                        


CARLYLE, Penny (DG Ross)                                                    (H)


PO Box 2074                                                                           (M)  0409 027 967

Lower Sandy Bay  TAS 7005                                        


CHONG, PP Heather (Christopher)                                         (H)  6260 4509

Rotary Club of Hobart                                                             (W)

PO Box 182                                                                             (M)  0408 604 509

Richmond  TAS 7025                                                    


CLUTTERBUCK, PP Stuart (Nicole)                                         (H) 

Rotary Club of Sandy Bay                                                        (W)  6223 6155

))) Redmans Road                                                                  (M)  0418 534 814

Kingston  TAS 7050                                                                      


COLMAN, IPDG Tony (Liz)                                                      (H)

Rotary Club of Salamanca                                                      (W)

PO Box 404                                                                             (M)  0407 528 681

North Hobart  TAS 7002                                               


COOK, PP Charles (Di)                                                            (H)  6225 4788

Rotary Club of Sandy Bay                                                        (W)

20 Enterprise Road                                                                 (M)  0419 544 181

Sandy Bay  TAS 7005                                                   








COOKE DGE Michael (Corrina)                                              (H)

Rotary Club of Claremont                                                       (W)

10 Florence Street                                                                  (M)  0418 122 814

Pontville TAS 7030                                                       


COOPER, AG Marion                                                              (H)  6267 4480

Rotary Club of Sandy Bay                                                        (W)

105 Ferry Road                                                                       (M)  0417 371 726

Kettering  TAS 7155                                                     


DARE, PDG John (Lesley)                                                       (H)  6363 2047

Rotary Club of Deloraine                                                        (W)

PO Box 464                                                                             (M)  0410 557 598

Deloraine  TAS 7304                                                     


DARE, PAG Lesley (John)                                                       (H)  6363 2047

Rotary Club of Deloraine                                                        (W)

PO Box 464                                                                             (M)  0439 931 990

Deloraine  TAS 7304                                                     


DOWNEY, PP Kath                                                                  (H)

Rotary Club of Ulverstone                                                      (W)

855 Pine Road                                                                         (M)  0408 442 293

Penguin  TAS 7316                                                        


DWYER, PAG Dennis (Karen)                                                 (H)

Rotary Club of Longford                                                          (W)

6 Herberts Road                                                                     (M)  0434 367 872

Longford  TAS 7301                                                                      


DYSON, PP Lorraine (Rex)                                                      (H)

Rotary Club of Claremont                                                       (W)

5 Jordan Place                                                                         (M)  0419 579 739

Bridgewater  TAS 7030                                                


FISK, AG Biddy (Tom)                                                            (H)  6225 2225

Rotary Club of Sandy Bay                                                        (W)

565A Sandy Bay Road                                                            (M)  0419 345 835

Sandy Bay  TAS 7005                                                   


GIBSON, AG Becc (Paul)                                                        (H)  6269 3478

Rotary Club of Bellerive                                                          (W)

PO Box 147                                                                             (M)  0417 555 528

Campainia  TAS 7026                                                   






GIFFORD, PP Felicity  (Richard)                                             (H) 

Rotary Club of Sullivans Cove                                                 (W)

PO Box 2037                                                                           (M)  0419 322 592

Lower Sandy Bay TAS 7005                                         



GREISBACH, Rtn. Courtney (Jai)                                            (H)

Rotary Club of Central Launceston                                         (W)

8 Glencoe Avenue                                                                                  (M)  0402 314 775

Trevallyn  TAS 7250                                             


GRUBB, PDG Paul (Ann)                                                        (H)  6244 7118

Rotary Club of Claremont                                                       (W)

2/24 Clarence Street                                                              (M)  0438 611 511

Bellerive  TAS 7018                                                                      


HART, PP Ross (Ann)                                                              (H)  6234 0858

Rotary Club of Launcwston                                                     (W)

PO Box 1257                                                                           (M)  0418 133 116

Launceston  TAS 7250                                                  


HIBBINS, PP John (Jan)                                                           (H)  6427 3864

Rotary Club of Latrobe                                                            (W)

59 Grandview Drive                                                               (M)  0457 883 006

South Spreyton  TAS 7310                                            


HINE, PP Maurice (Lexie)                                                       (H) 

Rotary Club of Sandy Bay                                                        (W)

                                                                                                (M)  0457 883 006



HORSWILL, PAG Richard (Christine)                                      (H)  6243 6543

Rotary Club of Lindisfarne                                                      (W)

Unit 1, 18 Moirunna Road                                                      (M)  0419 304 020

Lindisfarne  TAS 7015                                                   


KAY, Rtn, Sarah (Tony)                                                           (H)  6247 7435

Rotary Club of Hobart                                                             (W)

91 Corinth Street                                                                    (M)  0438 992 624

 Howrah TAS 7018                                                        


KERRISON, PP Jenny (Rex)                                                    (H)

Rotary Club of North Hobart                                                  (W)

                                                                                                (M)  0400 769 632







LAMPREY, PP Robyn                                                               (H)  6425 3990

Rotary Club of Ulverstone                                                      (W)

PO Box 395                                                                             (M)  0419 253 991

Ulverstone  TAS 7315                                                   


LOGAN, PAG Madeline (v)                                                     (H)

Rotary Club of Launceston                                                      (W)

red                                                                                           (M)  0417 582 499

red  TAS 7                                                                     


 McGUSHIN, Rtn, Gerry (Sally)                                             (H) 

Rotary Club of Salamanca                                                      (W)

3/17 Augusta Road                                                                 (M)  0419 544 163

New Town  TAS 7008                                                                   


MILLER, PP Brian (Nova)                                                        (H)  6255 2121

Rotary Club of Oatlands                                                         (W)

113 Main Road                                                                       (M)  0414 692 791

Tunbridge TAS 7120                                                     


 MITEV, Rtn. Helena (Eugeny)                                               (H)

Rotary Club of Hobart                                                             (W)

74 Friend Street                                                                      (M)  0419 994 784

George Town  TAS 7253                                                               


MOANE, Rtn. Christine (Neville)                                           (H)  6244 1007

Rotary Club of Hobart                                                             (W) 

44 Victoria Esplanade                                                             (M)  0407 678 969

Bellerive  TAS 7018                                                                                      


MONERY, Rotaractor Holly                                                    (H) 

Rotaract Club of Tamar Valley                                               (W) 

                                                                                                (M)  0341 839 030



 MOORE, PDG Ken (Lois)                                                       (H)  6433 3694

Rotary Club of Burnie                                                             (W)  6431 9366

32 Heather Crescent                                                               (M)  0418 144 034

Park Grove TAS 7320                                                                   


 MURFETT, PDG, Peter (Colleen)                                           (H)  6225 2789

Rotary Club of Hobart                                                             (W) 

169 Nelson Road                                                                    (M)  0488 444 295

Mt Nelson  TAS 7007                                                                   






 NIELSEN, PP Haydyn                                                             (H) 

Rotary Club of Glenorchy                                                        (W)

22 Ransley Court                                                                    (M)  0412 122 874

Wet t Moonah TAS 7009                                             


OLIVER, PP Rod (Diane)                                                         (H)  6327 2942

Rotary Club of Launceston                                                      (W)

45 Cormiston Road                                                                 (M)  0408 340 621

Riverside TAS 7250                                                                      


PATTEN, PAG Mike (Margot)                                                                (H)  6243 6093

Rotary Club of Lindisfarne                                                      (W)

1 Nottingham Court                                                                (M)  0439 919 234

Lindisfarne TAS 7015                                                    


PEDLEY, AG Nigel (Cherylle)                                                  (H)  6452 1311

Rotary Club of Smithton                                                         (W)

35 Trowutta Road                                                                   (M)  0438 131 565

Smithton  TAS 7330                                                      


PERKINS, PDG Michael (Lesley)                                            (H)  6257 1774

Rotary Club of Spring Bay                                                       (W)

37 Hoods Road                                                                       (M)  0418 391 932

Spring Beach  TAS 7190                                               


 PLUNKETT, AG Gayle (Michael)                                           (H)  6362 1082

Rotary Club of Deloraine                                                        (W)

26 West Barrack Street                                                          (M)  0418 873 112

Deloraine  TAS 7304                                                                     


 PLUNKETT, PAG Michael (Gayle)                                         (H)  6362 1082

Rotary Club of Deloraine                                                        (W)

26 West Barrack Street                                                          (M)  0418 778 615

Deloraine  TAS 7304                                                                     


 QUAILE, PP Winston (Marilyn)                                             (H)  6330 1501

Rotary Club of Launceston West                                            (W)

5 Nobilus Drive                                                                       (M)  0418 125 245

Legana  TAS 7277                                                                         


 RUSSELL, PP David, (Megan)                                                                (H)  6426 7327

Rotary Club of Devonport North                                             (W)

230 Valleyfield Road                                                              (M)  0438 304 935

Sassafras  TAS 7307                                                     





SHOOBRIDGE, Rtn. Jane                                                        (H)  6229 3237

Rotary Club of Sandy Bay                                                        (W)

                                                                                                (M)  0427 998 629



SHUEY, PDG Ian, (Elizabeth)                                                  (H)  

Rotary Club of Hobart                                                             (W)  6278 1198

3 Auvergne Avenue                                                                (M)  0409 979 947

Mount Stuart TAS 7000                                                

SIMMS, PP Jenny (Denis)                                                      (H)  6428 2588

Rotary Club of Ulverstone West                                             (W)

108 Beach Road                                                                      (M)  0419 686 647

Leith TAS 7310                                                              


SUTHERLAND, PP Margaret ( )                                              (H) 

Rotary Club of Sullivans Cove                                                 (W)

8 Jutland Street                                                                      (M)  04

New Town TAS 7008                                               red


SWIFTE, PP Paul (Debra)                                                        (H)  6228 4777

Rotary Club of Hobart                                                             (W)

7 Olive Grove                                                                         (M)  0400 875 835

Lenah Valley TAS 7008                                                 


TEIRNEY, DSec.Rtn. Roslyn (Ralph)                                       (H) 

Rotary Club of Hobart                                                             (W)

51 Pedder Street                                                                     (M)  0438 240 125

New Town  TAS 7008                                                                   


THOMPSON, PAG Robin (Glenys)                                         (H)  6352 7219

Rotary Club of Scottsdale                                                       (W)

460 Sledge Track                                                                    (M)  0408 129 371

Scottsdale West  TAS 7260                                                          


VAN DONGEN, PAG Lex (sue)                                               (H) 

Rotary Club of Launceston WSest                                          (W)

3 Beach Road                                                                          (M)  0420 907 511

Legana  TAS 7277                                                          


 VERNEY, PP Matthew (Mark)                                               (H)  6423 6669

Rotary Club of Devonport                                                       (W)

PO Box 1263                                                                           (M)  0438 248 708

Devonport  TAS 7310                                                                   





VINEY, PAG Annette                                                               (H) 

Rotary Club of Deloraine                                                        (W)

30A Lansdowne Place                                                             (M)  0412 437 417

Deloraine  TAS 7304                                                                     


WHITEHOUSE, PAG Gill (Mike)                                             (H)  6229 4174

Rotary Club of Salamanca                                                      (W)

42 Auburn Road                                                                      (M)  0417 551 436

Kingston TAS 7250                                                       


WILCOX, DLDC PDG James (Kathy)                                                       (H)  6391 1747

Rotary Club of Longford                                                          (W)

74 Burghley Street                                                                 (M)  0439 911 747

Longford TAS 7301                                                       


WILLIAMS, AG Brett                                                               (H) 

Rotary Club of Youngtown                                                      (W)

109 Cambridge Street                                                            (M)   0417 990 637

West Launceston TAS 7250                                                          


WOOD, PP Adrian (Dianne)                                                   (H)  6343 1997

Rotary Club of Central Launceston                                         (W)

28 Walden Street                                                                   (M)  0414 902 450

Newstead  TAS 7250                                                    


 WOOLLEY, PAG Glen (June)                                                  (H) 

Rotary Club of Howrah                                                           (W)

14 Ovata Drive                                                                       (M)  0408 362 460

Cambridge TAS 7170                                                    





HOBDAY, PDG Una (Court)                                                    (H)  6262 6085

Rotary Club of Hobart                                                             (W)

27 Ellipse Circle                                                                      (M)  0419 902 955

Old Beach TAS 7017                                                     



BURTON, PP Ted (ANNE)                                                       (H)  6343 0639

Rotary Club of  Youngtown                                                     (W)

3 Hyde Court                                                                           (M)  0430 595 020

Prospect  TAS 7250                                                        


LOCKWOOD, PP George (Marijk)                                          (H)  6334 9886

Rotary Club of Youngtown                                                      (W)

405/12-14 St John Street                                                       (M)  0407 393 446

Launceston TAS 7250                                                   



BUTLER, Rtn. Diana ( )                                                           (H) 

Rotary Club of South Launceston                                            (W)

red                                                                                           (M)  0408 994 883

red  TAS 7                                                                      



COOK, PP Charles (Di)                                                            (H)  6225 4788

Rotary Club of Sandy Bay                                                        (W)

20 Enterprise Road                                                                 (M)  0419 544 181

Sandy Bay  TAS 7005                                                   



DOBSON, PP Bill                                                                     (H) 

Rotary Club of Launceston                                                      (W)

13 Alfred Street                                                                      (M)  0414 410 206

Launceston  TAS 7250                                                   



GRANT, PP Les                                                                        (H) 

Rotary Club of South Launceston                                            (W)  6331 2633

PO Box 60                                                                               (M)  0428 312 633

Kings Meadows  TAS 7249                                            








BLIZZARD, PDG Gerard (Fiona)                                             (H)  6452 3398

Rotary Club of Smithton                                                         (W)

77 Brittons Road                                                                     (M)  0417 532 392

 Smithton TAS 7330                                                      







Harry M Cummins*



J. Burgess Watt*



J. Burgess Watt*



Eric Cuthbertson*

Service is my Business



Rev. Harold Ralph*

Rotary is Hope in Action


DISTRICT 282 - Tasmania and parts of Victoria


Dr. W.N.Bill Oats*OBE

Build Bridges of Friendship



Alfred A. Freak

Kindle the Spirit Within



Max Cleaver*OBE

Action, Consolidation and Continuity



Dr. John Grove*CBE

Better World through Rotary



Tim Jacobs*OAM

Make your Rotary Membership Effective



John W. Emmerton

Bridge the Gap



H.W. ‘Bill’ Bertram*

Goodwill begins with You


DISTRICT 283 - Tasmania alone as a District


Tim Jacobs*OAM

Let’s Take a New Look and Act



Basil Warner*

A Time for Action



Dr. Athol Corney*

Renew the Spirit of Rotary



Eric Webster*

To Dignify the Human Being



Dr. Geoff Haward AM

I Believe in Rotary




Alan Abbott*

Service to Unite Mankind



Graeme Davis OAM

Reach Out



Jim Loughran*

Let Service Light the Way



W. ‘Bill’ Bale

Take Time to Serve



M.D. ‘Jock’ Geeves*

World Understanding and Peace through Rotary



Bob Taylor*

Mankind is One - Build Bridges for Friendship



M.D. ‘Jock’ Geeves

(Recalled to complete term)



Barry Dadson

Share Rotary - Serve People



Reg Lightfoot*

Discover a New world of Service



Fred Edwards*AM

You Are The Key



Campbell Gunn*

Rotary Brings Hope



Allan Leth*

Rotarians - United in Service - Dedicated to Peace



Harold Ogilvie*AM

Put Life into Rotary - Your Life



Dr. John Thorne AM

Enjoy Rotary



Brian Beardwood

Honor Rotary with Faith and Enthusiasm




Sydney C. McClymont OAM

Look Beyond Yourself



W. Leigh Milburn*

Real Happiness is Helping Others



Peter Blesson

Believe in what you do - do what you believe in



Geoff McLennan OAM

Be a Friend



Geoff Rankine*

Act with Integrity, Serve with Love, Work for Peace



Assoc. Prof. Don McTaggart

Build the Future with Action and Vision



Maurice Hill*

Show Rotary Cares



Richard Chugg

Follow Your Rotary Dreams



Bill Brundle

Act with Consistency, Credibility, Continuity



Una Hobday

Act with Consistency, Credibility, Continuity



Tony Hennessy

Create Awareness, Take Action



Lew Pretorius AM

Mankind is our Business



Bob Sydes*

Sow the Seeds of Love



Kevin Shadbolt

Lend a Hand



Muriel Heron

Celebrate Rotary



Paul Grubb

Service Above Self



Lou Johnson

Lead the Way



Bernie Charles*

Rotary Shares



Kevin Shadbolt

(Recalled to complete term)



Michael Perkins

Make Dreams Real



Ian Shuey

The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands



Ted Richey

Building Communities Bridging Continents



Peter Murfett

Reach Within to Embrace Humanity



James Wilcox

Peace Through Service



Bruce Buxton

Engage Rotary, Change Lives



Ken Moore

Light up Rotary



John Dare

Be a Gift to the World



Gerard Blizzard

Rotary Serving Humanity



Tony Colman

Rotary:  Making a Difference




 BALE, W ‘Bill’                                                                         (H)  6223 2264                       

6 Battery Square

Battery Point TAS 7004                                         


BEARDWOOD, Brian                                                              (H)  6327 3000                       

24 Assisi Avenue

Riverside TAS 7250

BLESSON, Peter                                                                      (H)  6425 4974

PO Box 512

Ulverstone TAS 7315



BLIZZARD, Gerard (Fiona)                                                      (H)  6452 3398

77 Brittons Road                                                                     (M)  0417 532 392

 Smithton TAS 7330                                                      


BRUNDLE, Bill (Lyn)                                                               (H)  6229 6712

30 Windsor Street                                                                  (M)  0400 304 261

Kingston  TAS 7050                                                                      


BUXTON, Bruce (Gill)                                                             (H)  6424 9919

8 Pengali Place                                                                       (M)  0417 373 348

Devonport  TAS 7310                                                   


COLMAN,  Tony (Liz)                                                              (H)

PO Box 404                                                                             (M)  0407 528 681

North Hobart  TAS 7002                                               


CHUGG, Richard (Mavis)                                                       (H)  6391 8965

772 Relbia Road                                                                     (M)  0409 841 210

Relbia TAS 7258                                                           


DADSON, Barry (Mary)                                                         (H)  6326 2302

48 Stuart Drive

Newnham TAS 7248


DARE, John (Lesley)                                                               (H)  6363 2047

PO Box 464                                                                             (M)  0410 557 598

Deloraine  TAS 7304                                                     


DAVIS, Graeme OAM                                                             (H)  6362 2040

PO Box 80

Deloraine TAS 7304







GRUBB, Paul (Ann)                                                                 (H)  6244 7118

2/24 Clarence Street                                                              (M)  0438 611 511

Bellerive  TAS 7018                                                                      


HAYWARD, Dr. Geoff AM (Phyl)                                           (H)  6225 5277

6 Hanlon Court

Sandy Bay TAS 7005


HENNESSY, Tony                                                                    (H)

4 Figtree Drive                                                                       (M)  0419 581 130

Casino NSW 2470                                                         


HERON, Muriel (Colin)                                                           (H)  6244 4937

48 Alford Street                                                                      (M)  0419 404 937

Howrah TAS 7018                                                         


HOBDAY, Una (Court)                                                            (H)  6262 6085

27 Ellipse Circle                                                                      (M)  0419 902 955

Old Beach TAS 7017                                                     


JOHNSON, Lou (Mary)                                                           (H)  6344 5014

28 Bettina Avenue                                                                  (M)  0408 314 244

Norwood TAS 7250                                                       


McCLYMONT, Syd (Sally)                                                      (H)  6244 7718

34A High Street                                                                      (M)  0407 847 718

Bellerive TAS 7018                                                       


McLENNAN, Geoff OAM                                                        (H)  +63 2724 3997

259 V Ibanez Street                                                                (M)  +63 915 7036 553

Little Baguio, San Juan, Metro, Manila 1500              


McTAGGART, Assoc. Prof. Don (Judith)                                                (H) 6328 1488

1289 Main Road

Dilston TAS 7252                                                          


 MOORE, Ken (Lois)                                                               (H)  6433 3694

32 Heather Crescent                                                               (M)  0418 144 034

Park Grove TAS 7320                                                                   


 MURFETT, Peter (Colleen)                                                    (H)  6225 2789

169 Nelson Road                                                                    (M)  0488 444 295

Mt Nelson  TAS 7007                                                                   






PERKINS, Michael (Lesley)                                                    (H)  6257 1774

37 Hoods Road                                                                       (M)  0418 391 932

Spring Beach  TAS 7190                                               


PRETORIUS, Lew (Jan)                                                           (H)  6344 6183

PO Box 214                                                                             (M)  0438 131 669

Kings Meadows TAS 7249                                           


RICHEY, Ted (Colleen)                                                            (H)  6424 5796

12 Eugene Street                                                                    (M)  0408 142 336

Devonport TAS 7310                                                    


SHADBOLT, Kevin (Anne)                                                      (H)

36 Bluewater Crescent                                                           (M)  0438 267 215

Shearwater TAS 7307                                                   


SHUEY, Ian, (Elizabeth)                                                          (H) 

3 Auvergne Avenue                                                                (M)  0409 979 947

Mount Stuart TAS 7000                                                


THORNE, Dr. John AM (Shirley)                                            (H)  6225 4588

1 / 2 Pauldon Drive                                                                                (M)  0409 817 898

Sandy Bay TAS 7005                                                    


WILCOX, James (Kathy)                                                         (H)  6391 1747

74 Burghley Street                                                                 (M)  0439 911 747

Longford TAS 7301                                                       






·          Member - Interplast Australia New Zealand Rotarians Committee



·          Treasurer - 2018 Australia New Zealand Rotary Conference



·          Director (DG Rep.) - Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd.



·          Chair - Food Plant Solutions (Rotarian Action Group)



·          Chair - Rotary Foundation Australia Ltd. (trustee for TARFT)

·          Member - Rotary International Finance Committee



·          Deputy Chair - Rotarians Against Malaria Committee



·          Co-Chair - 2018 Australia New Zealand Rotary Conference



·          Chair - Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd.



·          Member - History and Archives Committee



·          Vice Chair - Australian Rotary Health



·          Member - RI Nominating Committee for International President 2020-21

·          Member/Advisor - The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisors

·          Chair - Literacy Rotarian Action Group

·          Emeritus Director - Food Plant Solutions (Rotarian Action Group)



·          Director (Treasurer) - Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd.



·          Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator

·          Co-Chair - 2018 Australia New Zealand Rotary Conference





STREET ADDRESS:  Perth House                                            1800 630 488 (freecall)

                                Ground Floor, Suite 1                             +61 2 9689 0200 (business)

                                85 George Street                                                 Parramatta, NSW 2150                



                                Parramatta, NSW 2124


Probus is an association of active members of the community who no longer work full time and join together in clubs giving themselves the opportunity of a new lease of life.

·          It is part of ‘The Family of Rotary’ serving the social needs of our community of retired and semi retired people.

·          Probus is recognized as the biggest ‘Community Service Program of Rotary’.

·          It is non fund raising and all about Friendship, Fellowship and Fun.

·          There are over 60 Probus clubs in Tasmania with over 3,000 members.


                Chair:                                       PP Elizabeth Anderson                                       Ulverstone




There are a lot of acronyms and abbreviations used in Rotary. Until you are familiar with them, the use of them may lead to some confusion in communications.

Here is a list of commonly used Rotary acronyms:


AG                                  Assistant Governor
ARH                                Australian Rotary Health
CLP                                 Club Leadership Plan (of Rotary International)

CMC                                 Creating My Career
CoL                                 Council on Legislation
DDF                                                 District Designated Fund

DLDC                               District Learning and Development Coordinator

DFM                                                District Finance Manager
DG                                   District Governor
DGE                                                 District Governor Elect
DGN                                District Governor Nominee
DGND                             District Governor Nominee Designate
DIK                                 Donations-in-Kind

DISC                                                District International Service Chair

DRN                                                District Resources Network
DRR                                                 District Rotaract Representative

DSec.                              District Secretary
DSG                                District Simplified Grant (of the Rotary Foundation)
Interplast                      Overseas Remedial Surgery & Training
IPAC                                International Projects Advisory Committee
IPDG                               Immediate Past District Governor
MOP                                Manual of Procedure
MUNA                             Model United Nations Assembly
NYSF                               National Youth Science Forum

TYSF                                                Tasmanian Youth Science Forum
PAG                                                 Past Assistant Governor
PDE                                                 Professional Development Exchange
PDG                                                 Past District Governor
PE                                    President Elect
PETS                                President’s Elect Training Seminar
PHF                                 Paul Harris Fellow
PHSM                              Paul Harris Sustaining Member
POLIOPLUS                     Program of Rotary to Eradicate Polio
PP                                    Past President

Pres.                               Club President
PRID                                Past Rotary International Director
PRIP                                               Past Rotary International President
PROBUS                          Professional and Business Club (Retired)
RABS                               Rotary Australia Benevolent Society

RAIC                                                Rotary Adventure in Citizenship
RAM                                Rotarians Against Malaria

RAOAF                            Rotary Australia Overseas Aid Fund
RAWCS                            Rotary Australia World Community Service

RCC                                  Rotary Community Corps
RDU                                Rotary Down Under
RI                                    Rotary International

RIBI                                                 Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland

RIPPR                              Rotary International Presidents Personal Representative
ROMAC                           Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children

ROTARACT                      Rotary in Action - members from 18 to 30 years
ROTEX                             Organisation of Ex-Rotary Exchange Students
RRVF                               Rotary Recreational & Vocational Fellowships

Rtn.                                 Rotarian
RV                                   Rotary Volunteer
RYDA                               Rotary Youth Driver Awareness
RYLA                                Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
RYPEN                             Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment

Sec.                                 Club Secretary

TRF                                  The Rotary Foundation
VTT                                  Vocational Training Team
WCS                                World Community Service
YEP                                  Youth Exchange Program



JULY                                 Changeover

AUGUST                          Membership

SEPTEMBER                    Basic Education and Literacy

OCTOBER                        Economic and Community Development

NOVEMBER                    The Rotary Foundation

DECEMBER                     Disease Prevention and Treatment

JANUARY                        Vocational Service

FEBRUARY                      Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution

MARCH                           Water and Sanitation

APRIL                               Maternal and Child Health

MAY                                                Youth Services

JUNE                               Rotary Fellowships





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                                Level 3, 43 Hunter St.                   

                                Parramatta, NSW 2124                


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                                Parramatta, NSW 2124                


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                                PDG Tim MOORE                                   0418 175 895