Speaker Date Topic
Raymond White - Department of Justice Feb 25, 2019 12:30 PM
Cooperatives – Where Used - Purpose and Procedures under the Queensland Legislation
Cooperatives – Where Used - Purpose and Procedures under the Queensland Legislation

Ray is a Principal Business Services Officer in the Office of Fair Trading in the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General and he is located in George Street overlooking the new Casino excavation site.

He has 42 years’ experience in dealing with legislation governing Queensland based legal entities including building societies, credit unions, friendly societies and cooperative housing societies, prior to their transfer to new supervision schemes from 1992 to 1995.

Ray began administering cooperatives legislation in 1978 and has participated in National Working Party officers’ teleconferences since 1996 and is currently the longest serving participant.

Ray acted as Executive Manager of Registration Services during the transition of REVS, bills of sale and business names to the Commonwealth in 2012.

He is currently in charge of a team which deals with the registration of cooperatives and limited partnerships, the review of funeral trust account audit reports, the receipting of OFT mail payments, and    enquiries about incorporated associations, charities and bodies incorporated by letters patent or Act of Parliament.

Professor Margaret Sheil AO Mar 06, 2019
Achieving diversity, the experience of the Queensland University of Technology
Achieving diversity, the experience of the Queensland University of Technology

Professor Margaret Sheil AO will be one of the two distinguished guest speakers at the 2019 Rotary International Women's Day Breakfast. She will introduce the experience of the Queensland University of Technology in achieving diversity amongst its empolyees. 

Professor Margaret Sheil AO was appointed Vice-Chancellor and President of QUT in February 2018, having previously been Provost at The University of Melbourne since 2012.

Professor Sheil has been an academic in chemistry and held a number of senior roles at the University of Wollongong. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), and was inaugural Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry (ANZSM). 

Professor Sheil is a Director of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and a member of the Advisory Council of the CSIRO Science Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF).   She was Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Council (2007-2012) and has previously been a member of the Advisory Board for Coursera; she has also been a member of the Prime Minister’s Science, Innovation and Engineering Council, the National Research Infrastructure Council and the Cooperative Research Centres Committee. 

In June 2017 Professor Sheil was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her distinguished service to science and higher education as an academic and administrator, through significant contributions to the national research landscape, and to performance standards. Professor Sheil holds a Bachelor of Science and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from The University of New South Wales, and was presented with the Science and Technology Alumni Award from UNSW in 2016.

 

Councillor Adrian Schrinner Mar 06, 2019
Achieving diversity, the experience of the Brisbane City Council
Achieving diversity, the experience of the Brisbane City Council

Councilor Adrian Schrinner will be one of the two distinguished guest speakers at the 2019 Rotary International Women's Day Breakfast. He will introduce the experience of the Brisbane City Council in achieving diversity amongst its empolyees. 

Adrian Schrinner has served as the Councillor for Chandler Ward since 2005 and Deputy Mayor since 2011.

Adrian has been a member of Civic Cabinet since 2008 and is currently the Chairman of the Public & Active Transport Committee. In this role, he has special responsibility for the development of the Brisbane Metro project.

Former roles include Chairman of the Finance and Economic Development Committee (2008-2012) and Chairman of the Infrastructure Committee (2012-16).

In previous positions he has overseen many major projects including the $1.5 billion Legacy Way tunnel and the New Farm Riverwalk.
Adrian is passionate about Brisbane and his local area and is working hard to help make sure our city and its suburbs are even better in the future. He and his wife Nina live in Carindale and have four young children, Octavia, Wolfgang, Monash and Petra.

 

Prof. Bernie Degnan and Prof. Sandy Degnan - UQ Mar 11, 2019 12:30 PM
Crown of Thorns Starfish and its impact on the Great Barrier Reef
Professor Alex Haslam - UQ May 15, 2019 6:00 PM
The enormous benefits for mental and physical health and longevity of belonging to community organis

Evening meeting at the United Service Club

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