Speaker Date Topic
Sienna Bromage - our Winter RYPEN participant Dec 17, 2018 8:00 PM
Her experince and her future
Her experince and her future

Join us for our club meeting as we are honoured to have Sienna Bromage, our Winter RYPEN participant, return to tell us of her experience and plans for her future.

We meet online using Zoom and start promptly at 8pm Sydney time: 
To call in from a phone in Australia, call: +61 (0) 2 8015 2088

Sienna states:
My name is Sienna Bromage and I am 16 years old. I am currently in year 10 at Terrigal High School. 
I enjoy going to the beach, playing sport and being with my family and friends. 
At this point after I finish school, I would love to become an early childhood teacher, as I enjoy being around little kids and watching them learn and grow.

RI Director Raffy Garcia Jan 21, 2019 8:00 PM

Rotarian Raffy Garcia 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 2006-2007.

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 2011-2012.

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 2015-2016 and as Chairman of the Philippine Rotary Magazine Foundation serving in RY 2016-2017

On September 30, 2015, he was unanimously nominated as Rotary International Director for RY 2018-2020 by a Zone 7a Nominating Committee, only the ninth Filipino ever elected to the position.

In 2016, he was appointed as Coordinator, Cadre of Technical Advisers serving in RY 2016-2019.

Earlier this year, he was appointed as a member of the Basic Education and Literacy - Major Gifts Initiative serving in RY 2017-2018, and a member of the International Polio Plus Committee for RY 2018-2019

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 the medical care needs of a community in the Philippines.

Marjorie Pagani - CEO of Angel Flight Feb 18, 2019 8:00 PM
Angel Flight - the organisation and the journey
Angel Flight - the organisation and the journey

Marjorie Pagani, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Angel Flight. Marjorie is also a practising barrister, and has assisted Angel Flight, on a pro-bono basis, particularly in aviation law, since the inception of the charity in 2003. She was also one of the first volunteer pilots, and holds a commercial pilot licence with instrument rating and twin-engine endorsement, and owns her own aircraft.

Marjorie took up the position of full-time CEO in early 2015. In addition to her legal practice, and assisting Angel Flight, she was a long-serving presiding member of the Qld Anti-Discrimination Tribunal, the Queensland Mental Health Review Tribunal, and the former North Qld Parole Board, as has held positions on both government and private Boards. She has retired from the RAAF after 17 years of service as a Squadron Leader in the RAAF specialist legal corps reserve, and has recently been appointed to the governing body of James Cook University (the JCU Council).

Marjorie lives in on her farm in Tolga on the Atherton Tablelands west of Cairns, with her husband (a chief pilot and Angel Flight volunteer), where she runs a farm-animal rescue program. She has three sons and six grandchildren, and flies down to the Brisbane office of Angel Flight each week.

Check out Angel Flight at https://www.angelflight.org.au/

Dennis van Someren Mar 18, 2019 8:00 PM
Shine for Kids
Shine for Kids

Dennis is a member of the Kenthurst Rotary club and has been a volunteer with Shine for kids for almost 10 years.
Shine for Kids nurtures children who have been traumatised by parental incarceration through early intervention and diversional programs. He has presented to some 80 Rotary clubs revealing some disturbing statistics relating to the state of our criminal justice system and the effect on young children.

Having had a parent in prison as a young man, Dennis is well qualified to comment on this growing humanitarian problem we are facing.

Check out the organisation - https://shineforkids.org.au/

We meet online using Zoom and start promptly at 8.00pm Sydney time: 
To call in from a phone in Australia, call: +61 (0) 2 8015 2088

Look forward to seeing you there.

Fiona McCulloch - District Public Image Director Apr 15, 2019 8:00 PM
Social Media - What is it? and how can it help your Rotary Club!
Social Media - What is it?  and how can it help your Rotary Club!

An overview of social media in today’s society, incorporating how members can utilise it, to help build their clubs membership & profile in the community.

Fiona has been involved with Rotary since 2006, when she was chosen as a member of the District 9690 GSE team to North Carolina in March 2007. Upon returning she joined the RC of Lower Blue Mountains. 

After a few years gap, she rejoined in 2015, and has been actively involved with the Club’s Public Relations Team, particularly Social Media. In July 2017, she took on the role of Markets Administration for the clubs fortnightly Market. She is currently the District 9685 Public Image Co- Director for 2018/19 and 19/20.

While not engaged in Rotary duties, she works full time as an Account Executive for Clarins, a luxury French beauty brand, after having worked in department store retailing for over 20 years. Her vocational classification is Sales & Marketing.