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Rotary Women

Barbara Wheatcroft

Barbara Wheatcroft, past District Governor 2013-14 (D9500) SA. Barbara is a Director of Australian Rotary Health, is an inaugural mmber of Women in Rotary SA - IWD breakast committee.

Wendy Gaborit

Wendy Gaborit, joined Rotary in 2004 as a means to connecting with community. She is a past District Governor (9520) SA, Coordinator of the Women In Rotary SA Inteernational Women's Day Breakfast, the Rotary Murray Bridge Art Show and  Rotary Pubic Image Coordinator for Zone 8 (Australia). 

Lucy Hughes Turnbull

Events like Women in Rotary’s breakfast are important contributions toward achieving equality because they help us remember why equality is important as well as how it can be achieved.

Linda Dessau

International Women’s Day is a time for celebration and reflection.

Julie Bishop

2015 is a significant year for women's rights being the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action - an agreement adopted by the nations of the world to advance women's rights.

Tanya Plibersek

It is my great pleasure to support the Women in Rotary's International Women's Day breakfast.

Quentin Bryce

I send warmest greetings for a wonderful celebration breakfast on IWD; a day for us to join in solidarity and sisterhood to honour the achievements of women.

Julia Gillard

One of the most remarkable changes over the past century has been the recognition of women's rights – an outstanding, transformative achievement in human history.

Carolyn Creswell

I’m the founder of Carman’s Fine Foods and a proud sponsor of the inaugural Women In Rotary – Womens’ International Day Breakfast 2012: “Martians & Venusians in the Work Place”.

Mary Wooldridge

International Women's Day is a day to reflect on the enormous progress that has been made to improve the status of women in Australia.

Anita Roper

Over 30 years ago I was a beneficiary of Rotary’s Youth Exchange Student program.

Koren Harvey

When I was selected to be a Rotary Youth Exchange student in 2000 and to travel to Germany, I had no way of knowing how much it would alter the course of my life.

Leanne Jaggs

I’m a proud 3rd Generation Rotarian, but ‘with a difference’ as far as my family’s concerned. I’m their first female Rotarian!

Lucinda Nolan

Rotary is a strong and truly valued partner of Victoria Police and provides significant support to us as an organisation

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Women in Rotary


Women in Rotary is the home of The Rotary Club of Melbourne to initiate and support a dynamic Rotary culture where men and women work together to expand and build on existing strengths with the benefits of diversity to improve the lives of individuals and communities in a way consistent with the RI Strategic Plan

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Rotary provides opportunities for ordinary women to do extraordinary things.