Rotary Club of Broome

 

ROTARY CLUB OF BROOME: OUR PURPOSE

To enable lasting solutions that positively impact our community locally and across the world.

We are the furthest North West Rotary Club in Australia. Our members are a diverse range of professionals who are connected locally, nationally and internationally.

We all share the common desire to make a difference by enabling solutions that have a positive and lasting impact.

Our strength is our ability to leverage our members' collective talents and extensive networks.

With life getting increasingly busy, our Rotary Club has adopted a more contemporary way in how we operate. The Rotary Club of Broome is flexible and adaptable to professionals who have career and family obligations.

We work in a spirit of camaraderie and share our knowledge and experience.

 

PROJECTS

At Rotary Club of Broome, we are intent on creating a diverse portfolio of high-value local, national and international projects.

Here are some of the projects that we support.

Our International Projects:

•Timor-Leste

•Youth Exchange program

Our Local Projects:

Men’s Shed

•Men’s Mental Health at Broome Hospital (Gardening & Landscaping work)

•Marnja Jarndu Women’s Refuge

•St. Johns Ambulance

•RFDS

•Youth Science

Youth Science 

In January 2019 David Scorer was invited by the WA Governor, The Honourable Kim Beazley AC to attend the 2019 National Youth Science Forum, Year 12 Program in Canberra. David was encouraged by his teachers at Broome Senior High School to apply for the program. Selection criteria included for the students to demonstrate capacity and interest in science and that the community looks to them for the future. His Excellency spoke of the value of Rotary’s work in the community and the importance of the NYSF program in encouraging and supporting students who have demonstrated an interest and capacity in the sciences. The Broome Rotary Club has got behind David and has organised a Barefoot Bowling fundraiser to be held on Friday November 30th 2018.

About the NYSF program: 


The NYSF Year 12 Program is a 12-day residential program designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage continued studies in these fields.  At the NYSF Year 12 Program run in January each year, participants will:

•  visit science and technology related laboratories and facilities,

•  go on site tours,

•  listen to lectures,

•  take part in workshops,

• go to social events, and

•  participate in group activities that improve communication and presentation skills.

• Participants also take part in sessions on entrepreneurship, critical thinking, how to work together effectively, and more. The focus is not solely on academic achievements, but on developing well-rounded individuals who have the skills and confidence to determine their futures.

St John Ambulance

The Rotary Club of Broome with help of local builder and trades people build a home in Roebuck Estate.

$30,000 from the public sale went to St. Johns Ambulance Broome for a new Ambulance with Government adding more required funds.

There was another $10,000 donated to St. Johns Ambulance Broome at a later stage.

OUR

PRINCIPLES

At Rotary Club of Broome, we are intent on creating a diverse portfolio of high-value local, national and international projects.

We partner with community, government, academia and business.

We enjoy a spirit of collaboration and camaraderie.

We work professionally and are transparent.

We are proactive and support innovation.

We respect career and family obligations.

 

PEOPLE

At Rotary Club of Broome, we are intent on creating a diverse portfolio of high-value local, national and international projects.

Some of our members have been Rotarians for over 40 years with others only just recently having joint the club.

They are proud to have countless years of involvement with other Rotary Clubs. Their experience brings an exceptional level of expertise in delivering outstanding projects to our communities locally and globally.

The Rotary Club of Broome is also proud to be part of Rotary International, a global network of volunteer leaders who tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 contries and geographical areas and delivers lasting solutions at both local and international levels.

 
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CAZ FYSON

PRESIDENT

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITIES

Caz has lived in the Kimberley for 12 years.  After many years working in Business Administration and the Courts in Darwin Caz developed a passion for Community Development.  During her time in the Kimberley Caz has worked in Suicide Prevention Projects and is currently a Local Coordinator for the Department of Communities Western Australia.  Her role provides the opportunity to assist community members to live their best lives.  Caz has three adult children, seven grandchildren and lives with her two dogs.   Caz’s grandfather and father were both Rotarians. Joining the Rotary Club of Broome in 2018 Caz realised her dream of carrying on her family commitment to supporting community through service to Rotary.

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BECCA BYRD

SECRETARY/INTERIM TREASURER

INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT

Becca is a small business owner as an Independent Scentsy Consultant. An experienced Finance Coordinator and Human Resources Manager, she studied Accounting at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before indulging her love of travel by moving to Italy. Upon her return she worked in the advertising industry at the largest newspaper in North Carolina before returning to her accounting roots working for the North Carolina Public Health Foundation for over a decade, during which time she also received a Human Resource Management certificate from Duke University. No stranger to giving more than she takes, she was the Family Readiness Group Leader for the 57th Medical Group of the U.S. Army and was awarded the Iron Mike Award for Excellence in Volunteering, and is a Founding Member of the Junior Women's League of Smithfield, NC.

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CLAUDIA AMIET-BESOMI

MARKETING

SALES, MARKETING & MEDIA

Claudia moved from Switzerland to Australia in 2010. In 2012 her heart felt in love with Broome and the Kimberley Region. After working for national and international cosmetic companies back in Switzerland, the small town of Broome was a welcomed change of lifestyle.  Today Claudia is the Sales Manager of Southern Cross Austereo  Kimberley. Dinner parties with friends, gardening and three cats balance out a busy work life. Claudia joined The Rotary Club of Broome in 2018.

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STUART BYRD

SERGEANT AT ARMS

SENIOR HELICOPTER PILOT

Stuart is a senior helicopter pilot with twenty years’ experience and currently working with PHI International in Broome.  He has had an eleven year career as an offshore oil and gas pilot, and was a mechanic and pilot in the military before that.  Stuart’s previous experience in philanthropy was seven years with a youth sports organization as a coach, Head of Soccer, Board Member and in charge of Risk Management.

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DAVID POWER

ROTARIAN

FUEL DISTRIBUTOR

David Power born in Brisbane in 1947. Schooled in Sydney followed by Animal Husbandry at Qld Agricultural College. Spent 20 years in the pastoral industry in Northern Qld, Northern Territory and the Kimberley.

In 1989 he changed direction to manage a fuel distribution company based in Broome for 22 years up until his retirement.

With his wife Jan, they have two sons and six grand kids who keep them in contact with what is hot or not.

Foundation member of Broome Rotary Club. Current International Director with an emphasis on our “clean water project “ in Timor Leste.

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BILL WILLIS

FOUNDING MEMBER

MANAGER FIRE & SAFETY SERVICES 

Dedicated long term Rotarian with his wife Lyn Willis. Bill is a foundation member of today’s Rotary Club of Broome after the original Club ceased 24 years ago. Bill had extensive Fire protection training in Australia, USA and Europe and is the Managing Director of Fire Companies for the past 40 years. He loves entertaining his friends and fishing the pristine waters around Broome.

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LYN WILLIS

FOUNDING MEMBER AND

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

FOUNDING MEMBER

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