District Director Foundation


Murray Verso

Rotary Club of Williamstown 
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The mission of The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. TRF is Rotary’s Charity, it’s our charity and should have the support of all clubs and Rotarians

Foundation Committee

PDG Murray Verso
Communications / Administration Coordination
Jane Pennington
Endowment Funds Programs
PDG Ian Knight OAM
Humanitarian Grants – District and Global
Richard Blakeman
Foundation Stewardship
Katrina Flinn
Rotary Peace Fellows Program
PDG Dennis Shore
Post Graduate Global Grant Scholarships
David Gorman
Post Graduate Global Grant Scholarships Deputy PDG Keith Ryall
The Royce and Jean Abbey Scholarships
David Abbey
The Royce Abbey Awards Program
Roger Leask
VTT (Vocational Training Teams)
PDG Julie Mason
End Polio Coordinator
Catherine O’Connor
End Polio Film Club Coordinator Peter Shepheard
Annual Giving Program #
PDG Dennis Shore
Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY) - Centurion Club ##
Gabe Hau
Paul Harris Society and Major Donors ###
PDG Julie Mason
Paul Harris Society Deputy Chair
Peter Shepheard
Peace Building Gabe Hau
Foundation Alumni
PDG Keith Ryall


# Annual Program Giving:  PDG Dennis Shore, 90 Athelstan Rd, Camberwell, 3124 (required no later than 13 June 2020)
## Centurion/EREY: Gabe Hau c/o PO Box 599 Hawthorn BC 3122
### Paul Harris Society: to PDG Julie Mason, 14/1 Greg Norman Drive, Sanctuary Lakes, 3030

District Foundation Club Ambassadors

The Club Ambassadors are the “go to” resource people for clubs and assistant governors on all Foundation matters. They work closely with both the District Foundation Chair and the Humanitarian Grants Chair but also with other members of the District Committee to:

  • Promote the Rotary Foundation and what it does
  • Assist clubs develop and submit grant applications (District and Global).
  • Encourage club and personal support for The Rotary Foundation (TRF).
  • Contribute to the District Committee in developing ways for more eff ective
  • communication of the aims and objectives of TRF.

Your Club Ambassadors are:

  • Peter Shepheard (Altona)
  • Vijay Susarla (Camberwell)
  • Bec Heitbaum (Melbourne South)
  • PDG Grant Hocking (Woodend)