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Our Guest Speakers

Lectern+MicrophoneThe News Ticker above highlights our forthcoming speakers over the next month or so. Selected speakers and keynote networking events will be highlighted on our Events List, and Facebook pages. If you would like to visit us to hear some of our great speakers, please contact us.

Great guest speakers are the key to our weekly breakfast meetings. They complement the repartee and camaraderie of the meeting, entertain, inspire and sometimes challenge us.

Rarely do we leave a meeting without learning something and meeting someone new. And we never leave without having a laugh, and a joke to share.

Sometimes our guest speakers are own members, or their contacts. They always have something new and informative, about their life, industry, experience or chosen profession or vocation.

Sometimes our speakers are students going on or returning from Rotary Youth Exchange, or the National Youth Science Forum, or other Rotary youth programs. Sometimes they are students competing in the Four Way Test Speaking Competition. Regardless of their backgrounds, the never cease to amaze us, and often mum and dad when they attend.

And, of course, Rotary attracts some higher profile speakers, to talk about their professional interests, national and global challenges, and local community priorities.

We have had the pleasure of the company of widely-known guest speakers such as: We’ve also been fortunate to hear from a wide range of speakers, often leading experts in their fields:
  • Hon. Richard Court AC – Past Premier of WA
  • Hon. Stephen Smith – Past Senator for WA
  • Louise Reynolds – Senator for WA
  • Lisa Scaffidi – Lord Mayor of Perth
  • Barry House MLC – President of Legislative Council
  • Eleni Evangel MLA – Member for Perth
  • Prof Ralph Martins – WA Citizen of the Year, leading Alzheimer’s researcher
Chris Wharton – CEO, WA Newspapers
Jan Stewart – CEO, Lotterywest
John Ferrari – European Foods
Stephano Carbone – CEO, WA Art Gallery
Alec Coles – CEO, WA Museum
Dave Etherton – CEO Venues West
  • Brian Wilkinson – CEO Aboriginal Affairs Coordination Committee
  • Gary Carvolth – Media, Radio & Television
  • Sandra Brown – Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Tony Ciallella – Days of Change
Ricky Grace – Role Models WA
  • Jemma Green – Energy Innovation & Sustainability
Veronica Jeffries – EPRA
Ramon Lawrence AO – Martial Arts expert
Tim Lawrence – Mulchnet
Jade Lewis – Drug Education
Dr Clelia Marti – Swan-Canning Basin
  • Dr Lorel Mayberry – Borderless Friendship WA & Thailand
  • Jan Owen – Kimberley Dental Team
Dr Harry Phillips – Political Commentator
Suresh Rajan – Multicultural campaigner
  • Jethro Sercombe – Foyer Oxford, Anglicare
  • Lothar Von Retzlaff – The Footpath Library
  • Dr Joe Williamson – CY O’Connor ERADE

Our Speakers Program coordinators are always on the look-out for someone and something fascinating. If you have something to offer, please contact us!

Updated: 2015-07