Monthly Archives: April 2017

Cylcone Debbie Assistance

In support of those Australians affected by the Recent Cyclone Debbie, The Rotary Club of Narre Warren have donated $500 to an appeal to help those affected. The assistance and money is being raised and managed by Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) to assist communities in Rotary Districts  9550 9570, 9600, 9630 and 9640 in QLD and NSW.

Book Record and DVD Fair

Come along to our first Book, Vinyl Record and DVD Fair on the 13th May at 1 Malcolm Crt Narre Warren. Stock up on second hand books for all your reading at second hand prices. Please spread the word sop that we can get more people there and if you would like to donate some books or vinyl records please let us know.

Ian Riseley incoming Global President – An Australian


Ian H.S. Riseley, of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, is the incoming  President of Rotary International for the year 2017-18, beginning July 2017. Riseley says that meaningful partnerships with corporations and other organizations are crucial to Rotary’s future.

“We have the programs and personnel and others have available resources,” says Riseley. “Doing good in the world is everyone’s goal. We must learn from the experience of the polio eradication program to maximize our public awareness exposure for future partnerships.”

Riseley is a practicing accountant and principal of Ian Riseley and Co., which specializes in advising local and international businesses, and has a strong interest in international affairs. He received the AusAID Peacebuilder Award from the Australian government in 2002 in recognition of his work in Timor-Leste. He also received the Order of Australia medal in 2006 for service to the Australian community.

A member since 1978, Riseley has served Rotary as treasurer, director, trustee, RI Board Executive Committee member, task force member, committee member and chair, and district governor.

He is also a former member of the Australian Polio Eradication Private Sector Campaign and a recipient of The Rotary Foundation’s Service Award for a Polio-Free World. He and his wife, Juliet, are Multiple Paul Harris Fellows, Major Donors, and Bequest Society members.