Protecting the Environment

 PDG David Brawn

David Brawn has been a member of Rotary for over 22 years, joining the Rotary Club of Sydney CBD in 1999 and becoming its President in 2003/4. He became the District Governor of the then D.9750 (now D.9675) in 2010/11.

He gained a BSc in Physics and Maths from London University in 1966 and then a Master’s degree in Business Studies from the London Business School in 1968. Subsequently, after retirement and as an external student at Murdoch University, David gained a graduate diploma and a master’s degree in environmental science.
David had a career in companies including the Rank Organisation, Xerox and Telstra in marketing, strategic planning, and business management roles.
In March 2021, then DG Michael Moore asked David to establish a District Team to assist clubs to embrace the new Area of Rotary Focus called “Protecting the Environment” and to help clubs initiate worthwhile and satisfying environmental projects.
David’s District Team has 15 Rotarians located around the District including 8 Past Presidents and 2 current Presidents and members of the team are called Environmental Envoys.
David will report on the achievements of the District Environmental Envoy programme over the last year.
Regionalisation of Rotary
PDG Peter Freuh
Peter Frueh held a wide range of executive roles with Telstra and Hewlett Packard before retiring in 2006, when he joined the Rotary Club of Balwyn and was President in 2011-12.
Peter has three adult children and one grandson. His wife Anne is also a Rotarian, currently President of Balwyn.
After serving in several District positions he was District Governor of District 9800 in 2017-18. He is currently a Zone 8 Assistant Rotary Coordinator. Peter’s passion in Rotary is enhancing and being part of high performance teams. This reflects his vocational experience and its application to enhancing Rotary club, District and Zone performance in the positive, collegial, volunteer environment that Rotary provides. Since the Rotary International Board approved a petition to form a Regional Organisation in January 2019, Peter has been CoChair of the project with PDG Ingrid Waugh from District 9920 in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Find out what Rotary International is planning to enhance club support and reduce volunteer effort and cost. The CoChair of the Regionalisation project for Zone 8 Peter Frueh will explain how Rotary and Rotaract can be enhanced in Australia, New Zealand and the 14 Pacific Islands that make up Zone 8.
The focus is on streamlining communications, avoiding duplication within the 23 Districts and having properly trained and skilled volunteers and staff directly supporting clubs.