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Lunch Meeting: Asylum Seekers Centre CEO to address Sydney Rotarians
Tuesday 27th June
The guest speaker at Sydney Rotary Club’s luncheon on Tuesday 27th June will be Frances Rush, CEO of the Asylum Seekers Centre.
Frances, who has been associated with the Centre since its inception, will speak about the contribution made to Australia by refugees.
She has had over 30 years’ experience as a social worker in both the government and community sectors and also has a wealth of experience in advocacy and policy development.
Lunch Meeting: CLUB ASSEMBLY: SHOWCASING THE 2017-18 ROTARY YEAR
Tuesday 4th July
Lunch Meeting: Fifty years of reconciliation, constitutional recognition and treaty in Australia
Tuesday 11th July
Geoffrey Winters, an Indigenous Sydney Lawyer, will be guest speaker at Sydney Rotary Club on Tuesday 11th July.
He will discuss the key events that have taken place since Australia's historic referendum in 1967. Fifty years on, Geoffrey will consider the two competing proposals currently on the national agenda: constitutional recognition and treaty.
Geoffrey is Director of Development at Chalk & Behrendt, a respected specialist practice based in Sydney which focuses on serving Indigenous organisations and businesses, governments, and other private clients in the areas of public law and land related issues.
Geoffrey is also the interim-Chair of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies as well as a Director of the NSW Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network. In 2016 he was the Liberal Party candidate in the seat of Sydney. Geoffrey is an Aboriginal person, raised in Western Sydney and educated at the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/Laws. In 2017 he was awarded the Sister Alison Bush Medal by the University of Sydney for his contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander progress and his achievements as an alumni.
Lunch Meeting: Open Architecture – The Secret to the Duke of Ed’s Success
Tuesday 18th July
The Guest speaker at Sydney Rotary Club of Tuesday 18th July will be Peter Kaye AM, CEO of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Australia.
Peter will update Rotarians on the Duke of Edinburgh's Awards in supporting young people in Australia and the Award's relevance in the 21st century.
He will discuss the Award’s key design features, why over 24,000 young Australians start an Award each year and how they build partnerships with employers, tertiary and sports organisations.
Trained as an economist, Peter has worked in a number of management and executive roles in the youth, transport and finance sectors before starting Consultgroup in 1992, specialising in corporate governance and HR Management.
Lunch Meeting: New Police Chief to Address Sydney Rotarians
Tuesday 25th July
The guest speaker at Sydney Rotary Club on Tuesday 25th July will be newly appointed NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller APM, who will address the meeting on "Looking Forward - Community First."
Commissioner Fuller joined the NSW Police Force in 1987. He performed general duties and criminal investigation duties in various metropolitan stations and specialist investigative areas.
In 2002 Commissioner Fuller was promoted to the rank of Inspector and performed the roles of Duty Officer, Crime Manager and TAG Commander. Subsequently he was promoted to Superintendent in 2004 and worked in a number of positions including as Local Area Commander in the City Central LAC. He was also involved in the planning and operations of APEC in 2007 and World Youth Day in 2008. He gained experience in the Police Executive Offices as Staff Officer to the Deputy Commissioner Field Operations in 2007 and 2008.
In 2010 Commissioner Fuller was appointed to the position of Assistant Commissioner, Region Commander, Southern Region. He was subsequently appointed to the positions of Assistant Commissioner, Commander, Professional Standards Command and then to the position of Assistant Commissioner, Commander, Central Metropolitan Region. Commissioner Fuller was also the Corporate Spokesperson for Family and Domestic Violence. He also has experience acting in the positions of Deputy Commissioners Field Operations and Corporate Services.