Club Meeting
Aug
1
6:00 pm18:00

Club Meeting

ORDINARY CLUB MEETING

Stephen Varty Interim CEO Chisholm
”Chisholm”

Stephen Varty

Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Varty was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Chisholm Institute in April 2019.

Stephen most recently held the position of Chief of Education, having joined Chisholm in 2015 from Victoria University where he was the Director of Innovation and Engagement. 

Stephen has held a number of senior managerial leadership positions across the VET and HE sectors both in the UK and Australia. 

Stephen’s vast experience in the Education and Training sectors supports his position to lead the Institute through a positive phase of strong student growth and investment in infrastructure.  

His passion is education and implementation of innovative practice, creative training solutions, coaching and leadership execution to transform and increase the competence and productivity of individuals and business. 

He holds a Bachelor of Education - VET (Charles Sturt University), a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership (Victoria University) and a Masters of Education (Victoria University).

 

 

 

 

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 Club Meeting
Jul
18
6:00 pm18:00

Club Meeting

ORDINARY CLUB MEETING

Andrew Swaine, President of Mornington Rail.
”Victorian Railways to present day”

My name is Andrew Swaine. I have been a volunteer with the Mornington Railway since 1984, and became its President five years ago.

 

In my non-railway life I am married, live in Brighton and have two adult children. Three generations of my family are involved in the Mornington Railway: myself, my son (who is working on carriage restoration work and training to be a steam locomotive driver) and my father, who is a former President, and at 84 years of age is still actively involved in the railway as the manager of our Safety Management subcommittee.

 

I presently work as a Purchasing Manager for a lubrication company in Dandenong South, and previously worked in IT for a multinational company based in Moorabbin (22 years) and as a store manager for a major grocery retailer (10 years).

 

I have no formal qualifications for the work I do at the railway, other than a boiler attendants ticket. Everything else I have learned has been picked up on the job. I am proud to say that I could completely disassemble and then rebuild a K class steam locomotive on my own, although nowadays that is not a very marketable skill.

 

I look forward to spending some time with you today to share the story of the Mornington Railway.

 

 

 

 

 

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   Club Meeting
Jul
4
6:00 pm18:00

Club Meeting


ORDINARY CLUB MEETING

John McCaskill
”Rotarians For Bees”

Rotary Club of Canterbury….President twice, various chair and other roles in Community Service, Membership, Vocational, Program etc. District 9800 roles have included Chair of NYSF, Vocational, Group Study Exchange…..currently Chair of Environment and Sustainability for District. Also Chair of Rotarians for Bees, a group of Rotarians working together with the beekeeping industry, three levels of government, apiary industry bodies and Rotary to support programs to protect Bees and other pollinators in Australia….and internationally in Rotary through ESRAG ( Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group).

Previous business background in Sales, Marketing and General Management with companies like Nylex, Stanley Tools and Parbury Building Products before going into executive recruitment with my own recruitment company called Winners Executive Recruitment.

Married to Liz with two grown up children.  Other passions and involvements include Boroondara Cares Foundation (Board Member) and the fortunes of the Geelong Football Club

 

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  Club Meeting
Jun
27
6:00 pm18:00

Club Meeting


ORDINARY CLUB MEETING

Cameron Glover
”Interplast Australia- A history of changing futures”

Speaker Profile:     Cameron Glover

 

Currently working as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Interplast Australia & New Zealand, Cameron brings extensive experience to the role having held senior positions in a number of not-for-profit organisations, together with a background in consultancy.

 

His professional experience has included establishing a specialist consultancy business working exclusively with non-profit clients, managing a national social enterprise as their inaugural Chief Executive Officer, leading a dynamic volunteer resource centre and numerous positions in the areas of fundraising and volunteer management.  In addition, Cameron has been an active volunteer in the areas of youth, disability and sport with most positions he’s held being related to governance or large-scale program delivery.

 

Regularly asked to deliver key-note addresses, training workshops or to write for relevant publications, Cameron has developed a reputation for leading innovative non-profit management practices and implementing change processes. 


Described as a dynamic leader who has demonstrated experience developing and managing innovative programs, his program concepts have been utilised by many organisations and are considered best-practice in sections of the wider not-for-profit community.

 

His presentation to Rotary will focus on Interplast’s history of changing futures across the Asia Pacific region, specifically in the 17 countries where highly dedicated medical specialist provide ongoing support and life-changing care. 


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  Club Meeting
Mar
7
6:00 pm18:00

Club Meeting

ORDINARY CLUB MEETING

Estelle Gold
The First Heart Transplant

“My career has been long and varied. I completed my education to become a registered nurse and midwife at Groot Schuur Hospital, Cape Town South Africa. Then spent some time working in London, before going to Canada where I worked at a Cancer Research Hospital in the paediatric section. On returning to South Africa I returned to the Coronary Care Unit where I had worked before. Three years after the first heart transplant we moved to Durban. On arrival in Australia I became a nurse educator and continued to study, to Master’s Degree inEducation.”

 

 

 

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