Edith joined the Rotary Club of Flemington Kensington in July this year. Originally from Taiwan, Edith migrated to Australia in 1972.  Whilst she has lived in several countries, and in Canberra and Sydney, Melbourne has been home now for nearly 20 years.

With Degrees in technology, training and development, and a Masters in engineering management, Edith retired from work a few years ago, but has been actively involved in the community for over fifteen years.

Edith has been a driving force among Flemington’s older Chinese community, assisting them to engage with health and other community-based services.  She has been an active member of the ‘Flemington Golden Age’ group that last year launched a bilingual book funded by Moonee Valley City Council titled ‘A Golden Age in Flemington: 10 years of Active Ageing”. The book documents the activities of Chinese seniors engaging in their community, the challenges they have faced over a ten-year period, and the work that Edith and her group have achieved in connecting this community.

As a volunteer with a particular focus on the elderly, Edith had been having regular discussions with Rotary for a decade, and this year decided to join.  Her personal goals as a Rotarian include assisting with as many activities as she can, and seeing the club better engaged with the local community.  With a passion for inclusion, Edith wants to encourage the development and engagement from both sides of the community.   She is happiest when a project or vision comes to fruition, and believes Rotary’s biggest challenge in the future will be tackling diversity.  Edith strongly believes that diversity adds strength, but can also create division, and it is therefore important we find the glue that binds us together.

Edith is grateful for every day, for her health and for her ability to connect with the community, support others, and have others support her.

Welcome to Rotary Edith.