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We seek out speakers to bring interest of all kinds to our members and guests. Some reminding us of our duties as Rotarians, others telling us what they have done with their lives, including those who are doing something about the problems they, and all of us, face. Because we meet online, speakers do not have to be in Melbourne. To date we have had speakers from all over Australia as well as India, England, Cambodia and the Philippines. Anyone is welcome to join our meetings to listen to our guest presenters.


18th July


Elaine is a Rotary Peace Fellow and Global Peace Index Ambassador with degrees in law and international relations. She has represented the New Zealand government as a Crown Prosecutor, worked with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the aid and international development department, managed the international law team in China’s biggest law firm, co-founded a Beijing-based corporate agency that ran MasterCard’s China-wide loyalty campaigns, and is now pursuing a PhD at the University of Melbourne, examining peace in Australia.

She has lived in Switzerland, Malaysia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand and China and talks on issues about culture and peace/conflict.

1st August


Bio coming shortly.





15th August


Lynne is an honourably retired U.S. Navy Mustang, having attained the rank of Yeoman Senior Chief Petty Officer prior to being commissioned an officer  in the Navy and ultimately attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Following her retirement from the Navy Lynne held a variety of positions and currently serves as the Webmaster and Event Coordinator for Military Women Across the Nation and the Military Operations Coordinator for Your Military Reunion Connection.

Passionate about supporting military personnel and their families, Lynne remains actively engaged with both active duty military and veterans. She provides countless hours of voluntary service in many roles including as the Secretary to the Fellowship for Cruising Rotarians of Rotary International.

We look forward to hearing from this extraordinary woman at our 15th of August club meeting.