SPEAKERS AVAILABLE FOR ROTARY MEETINGS

Clubs are encouraged to submit contact details of guest speakers who have impressed them and would like other clubs to enjoy the same experience. Approved listings will be added to this page to be shared among the Tasmanian Rotary community.

Whilst genuine submissions are welcome from the public, speakers wishing to promote their own business or enterprise through Rotary for personal gain will be discouraged.

If you have a guest speaker that you would like to share please let us know  – Email


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXCHANGE (PDE) – INDIA 2017

In February 2017, Rtn Adrian Wood of Central Launceston led a team of five young professionals from across Tasmania on a professional and cultural exchange to India.

Members are available to share their experiences with clubs within Tasmania. Please contact Rtn Adrian Wood or Rtn Lauren Maher of Kingston if you would like to arrange for a member of the team to come to one of your meetings.

Speaker Details:

Rtn Adrian Wood – Rotary Club of Central Launceston

e: adriananddianne@gmail.com

Rtn Lauren Maher – Rotary Club of Kingston

e: Lauren-maher@hotmail.com

Location:

Members of the team were from locations all over the state including Hobart, Queenstown, Ulverstone and Launceston.


ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS (RYLA)

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards District Director Jenny Simms or any one of the RYLA facilitators are excellent, passionate speakers who have many years of first-hand knowledge about this extraordinary youth program and they love sharing their RYLA stories to other clubs.

Speaker Details:

PP Jenny Simms – Rotary Club of Ulverstone West

e: info@rylatas.org.au

m: 0419 686 647

Location:

Statewide


INTERPLAST

Interplast seeks the opportunity to tell you about their latest initiative; “Repairing bodies, rebuilding lives” in the Asia/Pacific region.

In 2016, District 9830 provided the funds to send a surgical and training program to Honiara in the Solomon Islands. In September 2016, District Chair Karen Badcock accompanied a surgical team to Samoa to observe firsthand the treatment and training provided free to local people and staff.

Rotary has been involved with Interplast since its beginning in 1983 and has been a crucial part of the organisation ever since.

Please consider an Interplast spokesperson for your meeting or make a donation to our District Treasurer to be held in Interplast funds.

 

Speaker Details:

Pres Karen Badcock – Rotary Club of Salamanca

e: kgbadcock@gmail.com

m: 0409 853 453

Location:

Statewide


PROJECTS IN NEPAL

Our District has been helping disadvantaged people in Nepal for the last eight years.

During this time we have funded 13 eye camps and restored sight to over 1,900 people. We have also added classrooms to a school, and provided clean water to a secondary school.

In addition, through Foundation Global Grants, we have provided laser equipment for an eye hospital and installed a water scheme that provides clean water to a village of 1,250 people.

The rebuilding of three schools that were severely damaged by the 2015 earthquake are soon to be completed. The work has been funded by our District’s Earthquake Appeal and will be officially opened by RI President Ian Riseley in December 2017.

Speaker Details:

PDG Kevin Shadbolt – Rotary Club of Devonport

e: kjshadbolt@bigpond.com

m: 0438 267 215

Location:

Statewide


 

ROTARY FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE 

Rotary Friendship Exchange is Rotary’s international exchange program for Rotarians and their families. Friendship Exchange provides participants the opportunity to experience other cultures by staying in the homes of Rotarians in other countries.

The program aims to advance international understanding and peace through personal contact across borders while developing interclub relationships for fellowship and service projects.

The Friendship Exchange State Coordinator can arrange a talk to your club about past and upcoming exchanges.

Speaker Details:

PAG Lesley Dare – Rotary Club of Deloraine

e: Lesley45@bigpond.net.au

m: 0439 931 990 

Location:

Statewide


 

ROTARY FOUNDATION’S CULTURAL SCHOLAR – 2008

Hingor Chung is available to speak to interested Rotary Clubs on the environment, education and social integration as part of her role as Rotary’s Cultural Ambassador.  

After her experience to Taiching, Taiwan in 2008, Hingor has gone on to teach Drama, Japanese and Chinese at Taroona High School. As part of her extracurricular activities she has taken students to China and Japan.

Hingor was born in Hobart to Chinese parents and grew up at Glenorchy where she attended Cosgrove High, then Elizabeth College and finally ANU, Canberra.

Hingor is a committee member of the Chinese Community Association of Tasmania (CCAT).

Speaker Details:

Hingor Chung

e: hingor.chung@education.tas.gov.au 

p: (03) 6227 7700 

Location:

South


THE INSIDE STORY OF BEING AN ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR

Dr. John G. Thorne  has offered to speak to any interested club about his time as Rotary International Director.  John is available at short notice as his address does not include any electronically visual material.  

He is the only Tasmanian to occupy such a position within Rotary so his talk will give insight into how Rotary works at the top.

Speaker Details:

Dr. John G. Thorne 

e: thorne.hobart@gmail.com

m: 0409 817 898

Location:

South


TASMANIAN OMBUDSMAN

The Ombudsman’s role is to investigate complaints about the administrative actions of  Tasmanian public authorities such as state government departments, local councils and state owned corporations. The aim is to resolve individual complaints and to promote fairness, openness and good public administration in the state of Tasmania.

Speaker Details:

Sam Christensen – Senior Investigation Officer

e: ombudsman@ombudsman.tas.gov.au

p: 1800 001 170

Location:

South


THE RELOCATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA (UTAS) TO INVERESK

James is the Director – Northern Transformation for the University of Tasmania. In that role he is responsible for the Northern Campus relocation and expansion project and supporting many of the related activities. The $300M  project is aimed at improving post school educational outcomes and reinvigorating the Cities of Launceston and Burnie and the whole of the North and North West region through supporting improved skills, jobs and productivity.

Most recently James was the Director – Northern Cities Major Development Initiative for the Coordinator Generals Office in the State Government and before that, CEO of NRM North.

James has also held a wide variety of board positions, including in not-for profit organisations and private companies across a range of sectors. He is currently the Chairman of the Launceston Airport Community Aviation Consultative Group, a director of both St Giles and the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania.

Speaker Details:

Rtn James McKee – Rotary Club of Launceston Central

e: James.mckee@utas.edu.au  

m: 0412 704 229

Location:

North


CAMBRIDGE RADIO TELESCOPE AND GROTE REBER MUSEUM

The University of Tasmania’s School of Mathematics and Physics invites Rotary Clubs to visit the Cambridge Radio Telescope and Grote Reber Museum.

There is no set time for visiting and this can be arranged to suit the convenience of the Club. The admission is $4 per person and is payable on confirmation of the tour. Parking is free, toilets are available at the museum and all areas are wheelchair accessible.

Here is the chance for members to learn why the telescope is so big, how it works, what’s it for, why it’s painted white and what it sees. Features of the museum are the “whispering dishes” and the “Virtual Reality Theatre”

Tour Details:

Karen Bradford

e: Karen.Bradford@utas.edu.au

p: (03) 6226 2439

Location:

South


WINDEWARD BOUND YOUTH LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE

The Windeward Bound Youth leadership Challenge is a Rotary Tasmania Youth Program. Each year 20 young people join the sail training vessel Windeward Bound on a 10 day voyage around Tasmania.  Ten of these are young Tasmanian’s selected for their leadership potential. The other 10 are recently settled refugees. All participants have 10 unforgettable days at sea! 

This program is made possibly with the in-kind support of our Rotary Tasmania Coordinating Team as well as the assistance of Rotary Clubs Statewide, many of which  provide sponsorship to assist our young people in reaching their fundraising goals. 

Our prior participants and crew enjoy sharing their feedback on the program with Rotary Clubs around Tasmania. 

Speaker Details:

Lisa Kluver – Event and Voyage Management Officer

e: lisa@windewardbound.com.au 

m: 0498 120 092

Location:

Statewide


NEW HORIZONS CLUB

Since 1986, New Horizons Club Inc has remained a vital link between people with disability and their hopes and dreams of becoming involved in activities that most people take for granted. We enable people with disability to compete and participate at their own level, displaying their own unique skills and abilities. We also provide pathways for State and National competition and selection both individually and within teams.

Sport and recreation activities are also ideal ways of encouraging community inclusion, of enhancing friendships, of staying healthy and of helping people of all age and abilities to strive for, and reach, their goals.

New Horizons is an exciting club who welcomes relationships with community minded organisations and businesses and looks forward to building long lasting partnerships.

Belinda Kitto has been the Manager of New Horizons Club since January 2006. Belinda is passionate about helping all members to improve their health and wellbeing through participation in sport and fun and meaningful social activities.

Speaker Details:

Belinda Kitto – Manager

e: info@newhorizonsclub.org.au

m: 0407 328 249

Location:

Statewide


PUPPY BANKS ROYAL GUIDE DOGS TASMANIA

Kristy Wright is the Community Fundraising Coordinator for Guide Dogs Tasmania. Part of her role is to visit local community groups with the Guide Dogs Tasmania Ambassador Dog, Dexter, and give a short talk about the services that we provide as well as how members can take part in some short term (or longer term) fundraising that will help raise and train a Guide Dog.

Speaker Details:

Kristy Wright – Community Fundraising Coordinator

e: kristy@guidedogstas.com.au

m: 0458 018 170

Location:

Statewide


TASMANIAN WRITER

John Biggs is author of Tasmania Over Five Generations: Return to Van Diemen’s Land? (40° South Publishing), which is a social history of Tasmania.

He distinguishes five important phases in the development of Tasmania from colonial times to the present day. As it happens, five generations of the Biggs family lived through each of these phases. Using the lives, values and concerns of his forebears John gives a view from the ground up of what it was like to live through these phases of Tasmania’s history.

John, a retired academic, now busies himself with non-academic writing, both fiction and nonfiction.

Speaker Details:

John Biggs

e: jbiggs@bigpond.com

p: (03) 6225 2257

Location:

Statewide


RELATIONSHIPS AUSTRALIA

Steve Barker, is a relationships counsellor with Relationships Australia. and is very keen to make sure people in the community know how counselling  might be able to help in times of crisis or distress. . His talk is titled “What is Counselling? “and would cover such topics as (a) what happens in counselling? (b) Why would someone attend? (c) Does it help? and (d) what can you expect from a counsellor?

Steve is currently a face to face counsellor, and most of his work is with couples.  He also works with people struggling with issues in the workforce such as workplace change, bullying or conflict.

Steve was a member of the Rotary Club of Queenstown in the late 1990s during his time there as principal of Queenstown Primary School.

Speaker Details:

Steve Barker – Relationships Counsellor

e: steveb@reltas.com.au

m: 0418 239 944

Location:

South


TADTas – HELPING OTHERS TO INDEPENDENCE

Paul Duncombe is an accountant who worked at UTAS from 1969 to 1985, when he took up the position of CEO with Family Planning Tasmania.  That role had a Tasmania wide focus as well as devising, planning and implementing development aid programs in Asia and a number of Pacific Island countries.  He retired from Family Planning in 2004 and in 2005 was appointed as the first Executive Officer with TADTas, a role he still has because he loves it so much.

He speaks about the work of TADTas an association of volunteers that provide technical customized mobility aids for Tasmanians with disabilities and has assisted Tasmanians with disabilities since 1990.

Their technical team can devise and implement modifications to existing aids such as walking frames, wheel chairs and the like. These modifications are usually in response to individual needs identified by the client in conjunction with their health professional.

Speaker Details:

Paul Duncombe

e: info@tadtas.org.au 

m: 0419 237 793

Location:

South


HOLYOAKE

Holyoake provides specialised, evidence-based therapeutic interventions for all age groups, aimed at reducing the negative health, social, and economic consequences associated with alcohol, drugs or other addictive behaviour. We also provide education and information within the community.

Speaker Details:

Claudia Knight

e: claudia@holyoake.com.au  

p: (03) 6224 1777

Location:

South


DISASTER AID AUSTRALIA

We have a SkyHydrant Water Filtration Unit for utilisation in disaster areas.  This unit can produce up to 1,000 litres of World Health standard drinking water per hour.  My Committee and I would welcome the opportunity to visit your Club as a guest Speaker to introduce your members to Disaster Aid Australia and show you first-hand the Sky Hydrant Water Filter.

Speaker Details:

Rtn Ted Burton

e: burton.ted@gmail.com   

m: 0439 595 020

Rtn George Lockwood

e: ninetwofive@bigpond.com

m: 0407 393 446

Location:

Statewide


FOOD PLANT SOLUTIONS 

In recent years there has been a paradigm shift occurring in agriculture and food production. The same change has been occurring amongst nutritionists. This is towards a more ecologically and environmentally sound agricultural production system.

Over many years Bruce French has been building perhaps the most extensive and comprehensive database of food plants around the world. His aim is to make this information available to the poorest of people in developing countries, who are generally subsistence farmers. Bruce believes that by growing the right crop in the right location in the right season, far simpler, more manageable and sustainable production systems are possible.

Speaker Details:

Bruce French

e: bfrench@vision.net.au    

p: (03) 6432 1080

Location:

Statewide


PARKINSON’S DISEASE

The Fred Binns Parkinson’s Foundation has put together a presentation with three speakers that Rotarians may find both interesting and informative.  The Foundation was launched in April 2015 in memory of Fred Binns, a well-known and respected Hobart orthopaedic surgeon for 30 years.

He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) in 2006 and died in 2013.  His family and friendshave set up the Foundation in his memory to raise funds for research into PD that affects around 2,500 Tasmanians.

Speaker Details:

Di Binns – Director

e: info@fredbinns.org.au     

m: 0408 812 342

Location:

South


STROKESAFE SPEAKERS

Did you know that many strokes are preventable?

The Stroke Foundation undertakes a variety of stroke awareness and prevention programs. This includes our StrokeSafe volunteer speaker program. Many of our volunteer speakers have either had a stroke themselves or are close to someone who has. While they will present common information about stroke and its prevention, they will also draw on their own personal experiences so every talk is different – and very powerful.

Most talks take approximately 30-40 minutes including time for questions, although it can be varied to meet your specific needs. Your presenter covers a range of issues that will help your organisation or group better understand stroke and how it can be prevented.

Speaker Details:

e: strokesafe@strokefoundation.com.au      

p: 1300 194 196

Location:

Statewide


THE LEUKAEMIA FOUNDATION 

The Leukaemia Foundation is dedicated to the care and cure of patients and families living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders.

The Leukaemia Foundation has developed a new program to engage and educate local communities about blood cancer and the important work of the Leukaemia Foundation.

They would welcome the opportunity to present information about the unique services they provide to patients and their families living with blood cancer and their exciting national research program.

Speaker Details:

Kate McGough – Community Relationships Manager

e: kmcgough@leukaemia.org.au       

m: 0400 084 685

Location:

Statewide


THE LINK YOUTH HEALTH SERVICE 

The Link was established more than 20 years ago to serve young Tasmanians between the ages of 12 and 25 to provide confidential access to comprehensive health and other services including housing and education.

Medical doctors, nurses and clinical psychologists are some of the specialist staff available who provide bulk-billed services to all young people.

The Link is an alternative to mainstream health services and deals with issues regarding sexual health, alcohol, smoking and drugs, general health, mental health, and domestic violence and abuse.

Speaker Details:

David Perez – Chief Executive Officer

e: david@thelink.org.au

m: 0408 312 922

Location:

Statewide


MARIA BROWN HEARING CLINIC

An entertaining and informative speaker for our Clubs on the subject of the issues presented by hearing loss. Maria engages Rotarians in discussion and presents her talk in an entertaining, humorous and professional manner.

Maria points out that hearing loss effects 70 per cent of the older generation and will become an even a higher percentage with young people, as they age, brought about by the manner and volume in which they listen to contemporary sound entertainment.

Speaker Details:

Maria Brown

e: team.mbhc@live.com.au

p: 1300 797 519

Location:

South


DONATELIFE IN TASMANIA 

DonateLife Tasmania provides information about organ and tissue donation – a challenging but necessary discussion to have. Donation Specialist Nurses are available to provide presentations statewide.

All DonateLife TAS staff present an informative power point slideshow and can provide their own data projector and laptop if required.

Speaker Details:

David Hibberd – Executive Officer

e: donatelife.tasmania@dhhs.tas.gov.au

p: (03) 6270 2209

Location:

Statewide


PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION OF AUSTRALIA (PCFA)

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is a broad-based community organisation and the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia. We are dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners, families and the wider community.

The PCFA Ambassador Program’s objective is to raise community awareness of prostate cancer and to provide resources for individuals to learn more.
Ambassador presentations are delivered by trained people, many of whom have firsthand experience of prostate cancer. Ambassadors may have or had prostate cancer, or other prostate diseases.

Ambassadors may be the carer or partner of someone with prostate cancer or be a supporter of PCFA without direct experience with prostate cancer. Ambassador speakers are available across Tasmania, and are available as a free community resource.

Speaker Details:

PP Wolf Webert – Rotary Club of Salamanca

e: wolfwebert@gmail.com

p: 1800 220 099

Location:

Statewide

 


 

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