Our new District Governor for 2016-17, Neville John and his wife Rebecca will be guests of the club on Tuesday August 2nd.
Neville joined the Rotary Club of Central Melbourne-Sunrise in 1995 and has served in many capacities, including Club President in 2002-2003. His involvement at District level has included Group Study Exchange Team Leader to District 1160 in Ireland in 2003, GSE Committee Chair, Rotary Leadership Institute Facilitator, Assistant Governor – Riverside Cluster and Youth Service Chair.
Neville and Rebecca have both been recognised by their club as Paul Harris Fellows and are both major donors and benefactors of The Rotary Foundation. Neville is also a member of the Paul Harris Society.
Neville is a Chartered Accountant and joined the Melbourne office of an International Chartered Accounting firm of 200 employees in 1976, where he subsequently became a Partner. During a 30-year career he was Managing Partner. He was adviser to a range of Australian and International corporate clients, and headed client projects in the Asia/Pacific region.
Neville and Rebecca have lived in the northern suburbs of Melbourne for 40 years and have two adult children, Matthew, a Brand Consultant and Katrina, a Personal Empowerment Consultant and Registered Nurse. Kat is a member of the Rotary club of Melbourne Park.
On 3rd February, one of the club's newest members, Michael Redding, presented a donation from the Rotary Club of Werribee of a Kien Tuong tricycle wheelchair to Ba (Nguyen Thi Ba), a 39 year old disabled mum living in Phuoc An village in Vietnam.