Rotary Club of Port Macquarie Sunrise
Our club meets at Waters Edge
1 Buller St, 7.00am Friday most weeks.
Visitors are always welcome.

Rotary Club of Port Macquarie Sunrise Club Officers 2019 - 2020

These are the people leading our Club this year

Our Board Members

President - Carolyn Ireland

Secretary - Lea Lloyd

Treasurer - Pam Foye

Club Service - Lyndon Bartholomew & Jacob Deline

Community - Colin Norton

Communication - Sue Jogever

International - David Chinn & Brice Stokes

Vocational - Mark Wilson

New Generations / Youth - Grant Heaton

Foundation - Ian Simpson

Membership - Mark Wilson

President Elect - TBA

Past President - Malcolm McNeil

Our Club Officers

Bulletin - Grant Heaton / Heather Norton

Program - Tim Everson

Attendance - Pam Foye

Sergeant - Jacob Deline

Archivist - Michael Jacobs

Public Officer - Michael Jacobs

Facebook - Sue Jogever & Lea Lloyd

Welfare Officer - Heather Norton

STAR Program - Sherryl Robinson

Rotary Lodge - Ian Simpson & Malcolm McNeil

Rotary Community Hall - David Currey, Tony Lanzafame & Brice Stokes

History Of Rotary Club of Port Macquarie Sunrise

Serving the community since 1997

The idea for a new club was instigated in 1997 by then 9650 District Governor Nev. Clarke and sponsored by his home club, the Rotary Club of Port Macquarie West.

The sponsoring club decided that the new club should be a mixed club and comprise new Rotarians only. That is, the new club was not to be formed at the membership-expense of existing clubs. It was also decided that it should be a breakfast club (two evening clubs and a lunch-time club were already in existence in Port Macquarie) and nominated Fridays as the meeting day. These features could be changed by the new club once it gained its autonomy, but as it happens, those early decisions have remained unchanged.

Potential new members were identified and invited to attend an Interest Meeting. The first Interest Meeting was held in November 1997 and weekly thereafter. These were held on Friday mornings over a fine breakfast at Tommy’s Restaurant. Several members of the sponsoring club joined the inquisitive outsiders and explained what Rotary was all about, described some of the projects clubs were involved in, and conducted the meetings along the lines of a normal weekly Rotary meeting.

It was decided not to apply for charter until at least 25 people had indicated their firm commitment to be charter members. This was achieved by early February 1998 and the application was duly made. Further interested folks joined up while the application was being processed.

The Charter of the Rotary Club of Port Macquarie Sunrise was granted by Rotary International on 11 March 1998. The Club had 31 Charter Members:

Charter President Ron Craggs

Charter Members

*Current
Members

**Deceased

Alan Ashton

Noel Atkins

George Barnes

Graham Bayes

Mark Brisley

Andrew Campbell**

Lesley Cleaver

Julie Constable

Graham Ferguson

Garry Fuller

Joy Griffin **

Kerrie Griffin(Wood)*

Tommy Jeffs

Justin Levido*

Bob Livingston

Tony McKenzie

Lorraine Malloch

Richard Mills

Sandra Orvad

Peter Pike

Neville Ramm*

Kevin Sheldon

David Sork

Rod Smith*

Neil Trotter

Louis Voutas*

Terry Walch

Nan Walpole

Ron Williams

The Club celebrated its Charter at a gala function on 9 May 1998 at which Past Rotary International President Sir Clem Renouf was an honoured guest and speaker. Many Rotary Clubs from District 9650 were represented at the function and assisted the fledgling Club with some of the Rotary essentials, such as a Lecturn, Fine Box and Gong.

The First Year The Club’s first year (from March 1998 to May 1999) saw 13 new members inducted and 4 resignations, finishing the year with a membership of 40. Fund raising from two major events (Steptoe Sale and Rock Art Auction), plus funds raised in Club meetings saw the Project Fund rise from zero to a healthy balance that allowed the Club to support several local projects as well as a substantial donation to The Rotary Foundation. The Club’s first Paul Harris Fellow was awarded to Tommy Jeffs, financed entirely from fines and raffles at Club meetings.

In its first year, The Club was involved in Camp Quality, Trees for 2000, Young Achievers, Rotary Lodge, Group Study Exchange, Youth Exchange, Bowel Scan Program, International House, Solomon Islands Literacy Program, PNG Nursing Development and Nepal Literacy Program.

(With thanks to Charter President Ron Craggs)

2015 - The club was very proud to be nominated as Community Group Of The Year in the Port Macquarie - Hastings Coucil - Australia Day Awards 2015

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Recruiting Ad Jan 1998

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Charter announcement Port News 1998

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Charter meeting 9th May 1998

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2015 Australia Day Awards nomination

Club Presidents Past & Present

Serving the community since 1997

1998/1999<br>
Ron Craggs
1998/1999
Ron Craggs
2004/2005<br>
Ann-Maree Crowe
2004/2005
Ann-Maree Crowe
2010/2011<br>
Nik Sandeman-Allen
2010/2011
Nik Sandeman-Allen
2016/2017<br>
Trish Affleck Mooney
2016/2017
Trish Affleck Mooney
1999/2000<br>
David Sork
1999/2000
David Sork
2005/2006<br>
Neville Ramm
2005/2006
Neville Ramm
2011/2012<br>
Pam Foye
2011/2012
Pam Foye
2017/2018<br>
Jenny Sinclair
2017/2018
Jenny Sinclair
2000/2001<br>
Susan Wade
2000/2001
Susan Wade
2006/2007<br>
Aub Polden
2006/2007
Aub Polden
2012/2013<br>
Peter Grob
2012/2013
Peter Grob
2018/19<br>
Malcolm McNeil
2018/19
Malcolm McNeil
2001/2002<br>
Leslie Cleaver
2001/2002
Leslie Cleaver
2007/2008<br>
Alec Brown
2007/2008
Alec Brown
2013/2014<br>
Rodney Smith
2013/2014
Rodney Smith
2019/20<br>
Carolyn Ireland
2019/20
Carolyn Ireland
2002/2003<br>
Ian Nettle
2002/2003
Ian Nettle
2008/2009<br>
Kerry Green
2008/2009
Kerry Green
2014/2015<br>
Robert Clarke
2014/2015
Robert Clarke
2003/2004<br>
Justin Levido
2003/2004
Justin Levido
2009/2010<br>
Ivana Agapiou
2009/2010
Ivana Agapiou
2015/16<br>
Peter Vane
2015/16
Peter Vane

Paul Harris Fellows

Rotary Sunrise recognise great club or community members as Paul Harris Fellows

Donors of US$1,000 or more to the Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus, or the Humanitarian Grants Program, or people who have that amount contributed in their name, can be recognized as Paul Harris Fellows.

Through the years the Rotary Club of Port Macquarie Sunrise has awarded Paul Harris Fellows to members and others in the community. We also have the honour of some of our members being recognised via other Rotary Club service:

1999 - Tommy Jeffs

2000 - Ian Nettle, Keith Murray

2001 - Ron Craggs, Peter Pike

2002 - Joy Griffin, Greg Laws

2004 - Lesley Cleaver, Mary McLaren, Mike Vegter (Waikerie Rotary Club)

2005 - Alec Brown***** (2010) Jack Griffin* (2009) Desiree Craggs

2006 - Neville Ramm**, Bernie Fitzpatrick

2007 - Peter Newman, Janine Buesnel*(2010), Lynn Moore***

2008 - Jan Crombie, Anne Currey, Graham Keena

2009 - David & Lynn Brown, David Currey, Peter Grob, Kerrie Wood*(2012)

2010 - Ivana Agapiou, John Carroll, Andrew Campbell, Geoff McNeill, Betty Allman

2011 - Kerry Green, Bob Crombie, Kami Rinjin Sherpa

2012 - Dr. David Malikoff

2013 - Neil Black**, Pam Foye, Ivana Agapiou*

2014 - Lyndon Bartholomew, Neil Black*, Peter Grob*, Neville Ramm*

2015 - Robert Higham, Neil Black*, Sandra Hollins, Barry Searle, Leanne Goggin

2016 - Michael Jacobs, Robert Clarke, Trish Affleck-Mooney, Malcolm McNeil

2017 - Mark Wilson, Rod Smith, Geoff Denyer

2018 - Jenny Sinclair, Sue Jogever, Christina Parkin, Robert Brangwin, Nicole Oates, Peter Grob**

2019 - Pam Foye*

*Sapphire Pin

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We meet at Waters Edge, 1 Buller St,
Port Macquarie 7.00am Friday most weeks.
Visitors are always welcome.

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