Wednesday evenings 6.00 for 6.30pm at Roseville Memorial Club
Rotary is ordinary people around the world sharing their professional skills and working together in a social environment to build better communities
If you would like to find out more about Rotary why not take 9½ minutes to view the video presentation What in the World is Rotary?. This video is presented by The Rotary Club of Lane Cove, Australia and is narrated by respected TV Personality, Roger Climpson OAM.
If you live or work in the Willoughby NSW area and are interested in becoming a Rotarian
please contact us.
Our members participate in a diverse range of professional and personal interests, but all are members in order to better serve our local and international community. Want to know who they are? Below are a couple of profiles from our less shy members. We hope you'll come and meet them in person at our next Wednesday meeting.
Peter Timmermann was invited to join Rotary in 1989 and became a member of the Rotary Club of Chatswood believing that it was time to put something back into society by helping others. Over the years, Peter served in many club roles and positions, participated in a District 9680 Goodwill Tour to China in 1993 and in his last assignment served as Club Service Director during 2009/10. Peter is a Paul Harris Fellow.
Originating from Germany, Peter came to Australia as a company transferee. After working with the same company in Germany, UK, Australia and New Zealand he finally returned to Australia in 1976 to settle in Sydney where he served as managing director of a UK based freight forwarding organisation until establishing his own global logistics business in 1988 which operates several offices Australia wide.
In 2009, Peter retired from his international business and is now available to spend more time with his family, grandchildren, hobbies, travel and also direct some additional energy towards Rotary. He is a keen but average golfer with ambitions to do better.
Peter and his wife Hazel have been married since 1970 and have two daughters, Petra and Tonya.
Tony Basten joined the Club in 1992 with the classification ‘Immunology Research’ which reflects his professional interests. He is a clinician scientist in the field of immunology and deals with the basis of diseases ranging from cancer and rheumatoid arthritis to asthma and type 1 diabetes. He has professorial appointments at the Universities of Sydney and New South Wales . Previously he was the inaugural director of the Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology at Sydney University, head of the Department of Clinical Immunology and the Division of Medicine at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and President of four specialist medical research societies. Tony is married with a daughter and two sons who collectively have produced 6 grandsons ( ie ¾ of a future Wallabies’ scrum). In addition to all of them he has a keen interest in history, genealogy, literature and community activities ; hence his motivation for being a Rotarian. Over the years he has served as the chair of the Club’s Vocational, Community and International Service Committees, is a regular member of the debating team and gives an update on the world of medicine every year or two. Recognition for service to his profession, the community at large and Rotary has come in the form an Award in the Order of Australia(AO), Fellowships of the Academies of Science and Technological Sciences and Engineering and a Rotary International Vocational Excellence Award.