District Governer Visit

Meet District Governor Peter Ward.
 
He joined the Rotary Club of The Entrance in 2004. The attraction at the time was the people he would be associating with and this still is the case.
 
Peter has served as Club President first in 2007-8, again in 2011-12 and most recently in 2014-15.
 
In 2015-16, Peter served as the Assistant Governor for the Central Coast.
 
Highlights for Peter have been the variety of successful projects he has led ranging from fund raising to the refurbishment  of
Rotary Park to community engagement days. a common element has been partnering with the local council, community groups or another Rotary club.
  
Peter continues to work in information technology with a career spread across Australian and multinational companies having held local and Asia Pacific responsibilities for sales, operations and the occasional project.
 
Peter sees his greatest challenge as preserving what makes our District great while meeting the needs of our beneficiaries, partners and newest members.
 
Married to Anne, they have two adult sons,  two cats, and together they have toured much of Australia.  When time permits a quick trip into a national park or to a beach recharges their batteries.
 
If Peter wasn’t actively “making a difference” via Rotary, he would rather be sailing.

 

In 2004 Harold and Gina relocated to the Central Coast and Gina transferred her Rotary membership to the Terrigal Club.  Her retirement from full-time work at that stage meant she then had more time to devote to Rotary. Her District Rotary experience began in 2004 when she was invited to join District 9680’s Scholarships Committee; she served on that committee for the next eight years, the last three as its chair.  In 2008 Gina was very fortunate to be selected to lead a Group Study Exchange team to Brazil and two years later chaired the GSE District Committee, organising an exchange with Germany, and along with Harold, a Wheelchair Group Study Exchange with Arizona – the first time such an exchange had been carried out in Rotary anywhere in the world.  Both were extremely successful resulting in a Rotary Foundation District Service Award being presented to each of them at the District Awards Night that year.   Gina became the first female President of Terrigal club in 2008-9 and served a second term as President in 2012-13.  She has also held most board positions since joining Terrigal.  DG George Papallo invited Gina to become an Assistant Governor in 2010-11 and for the next three years she carried out the role of District Secretary. - See more at: http://rotarydistrict9685.org.au/SitePage/2015-16#sthash.6m0HZ4nP.dpuf
In 2004 Harold and Gina relocated to the Central Coast and Gina transferred her Rotary membership to the Terrigal Club.  Her retirement from full-time work at that stage meant she then had more time to devote to Rotary. Her District Rotary experience began in 2004 when she was invited to join District 9680’s Scholarships Committee; she served on that committee for the next eight years, the last three as its chair.  In 2008 Gina was very fortunate to be selected to lead a Group Study Exchange team to Brazil and two years later chaired the GSE District Committee, organising an exchange with Germany, and along with Harold, a Wheelchair Group Study Exchange with Arizona – the first time such an exchange had been carried out in Rotary anywhere in the world.  Both were extremely successful resulting in a Rotary Foundation District Service Award being presented to each of them at the District Awards Night that year.   Gina became the first female President of Terrigal club in 2008-9 and served a second term as President in 2012-13.  She has also held most board positions since joining Terrigal.  DG George Papallo invited Gina to become an Assistant Governor in 2010-11 and for the next three years she carried out the role of District Secretary. - See more at: http://rotarydistrict9685.org.au/SitePage/2015-16#sthash.6m0HZ4nP.dpuf
In 2004 Harold and Gina relocated to the Central Coast and Gina transferred her Rotary membership to the Terrigal Club.  Her retirement from full-time work at that stage meant she then had more time to devote to Rotary. Her District Rotary experience began in 2004 when she was invited to join District 9680’s Scholarships Committee; she served on that committee for the next eight years, the last three as its chair.  In 2008 Gina was very fortunate to be selected to lead a Group Study Exchange team to Brazil and two years later chaired the GSE District Committee, organising an exchange with Germany, and along with Harold, a Wheelchair Group Study Exchange with Arizona – the first time such an exchange had been carried out in Rotary anywhere in the world.  Both were extremely successful resulting in a Rotary Foundation District Service Award being presented to each of them at the District Awards Night that year.   Gina became the first female President of Terrigal club in 2008-9 and served a second term as President in 2012-13.  She has also held most board positions since joining Terrigal.  DG George Papallo invited Gina to become an Assistant Governor in 2010-11 and for the next three years she carried out the role of District Secretary. - See more at: http://rotarydistrict9685.org.au/SitePage/2015-16#sthash.6m0HZ4nP.dpuf

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