Narelle and I moved from Forbes NSW, via Melbourne, to Casino in 2017.
We started an ICT business in 1994 in Forbes and it continues today in Casino.
I was introduced to Rotary in 1998, joining the Rotary Club of Forbes. This is a traditional evening Club and I struggled with attendance back in the days when attendance was measured closely.
Forbes Rotary decided to sponsor a breakfast club, the Rotary Club of Forbes Ipomoea in 2003, to accommodate people like myself and 24 other Charter members. I was their Charter President and Narelle, their Secretary.
One Saturday evening in 2017, Fr Peter Slack noticed a couple of new parishioners and invited me to his Casino Rotary Club, which I joined in 2018. I was accepted as President of Casino in 2019, and served as Assistant Governor 2020-2023.
In 2021, I assisted PDG Andy Rajapakse and PP Geoff Austin to establish a new Rotary Club in Evans Head, which Casino sponsored.
A Club with energy and fresh ideas appealed to me, so in 2022, I transferred to Evans Head.
I seek challenges and am excited to be given this opportunity to support DG Dave, DGE Lisa and the entire District team in whatever way I can during the coming busy years.