Regional Member Dinner
Every three months members throughout Australia and the world will be asked to open their homes and invite family and friends over for a meal and social evening. At the end of the dinner, members at the homes will ‘beam in’ to the Forum to listen to a guest
speaker and participate in a friendly competition between houses. The competition will focus on 10 questions related to Rotary.
Upcoming Guest Speakers
Rob Shackleford - LifeStraw
Rob accompanied his parents as ten-pound Poms to Australia in the 1960’s.
University educated with enough degrees to make him think he is dangerous at times, Rob has worked in Australia, New Zealand and PNG in the fields of sales and management in wholesale, the media and tourism industries.
Rob has been working with LifeStraw products for the past 8 years and, with a business partner, was the distributor of LifeStraw in Australia and New Zealand for over 4 years.
Changes in distribution requirements meant the distribution was lost but he was hired by new distributor, JA Davey, as the LifeStraw specialist, so he does the same job but without the worries and also gets paid.
Currently living on the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Rob has two grown children.
Allison Langdon - 60 Mins
Allison attended Wauchope High School and Port Macquarie's MacKillop Senior College. During her time at school, she presented radio programs on Monday evenings on the local community radio station 2WAY FM, which is based in Wauchope. After leaving school, she studied journalism at Charles Sturt University and filed stories for the National Radio News service of the Australian Community Radio Network, run by the CBAA. She was also a broadcaster with the on-campus community radio station 2MCE-FM.
Langdon joined the Nine Network after completing her journalism degree, which included an internship with CBS in New York. She began her media career as a producer forNightline in 2001.
In 2002, Allison worked as a producer for the 6:00pm bulletin of National Nine News. Seeking more on-the-road experience, Langdon moved to Nine's Darwin newsroom and, in her first year in the Top End, won the David Marchbank Award for best new journalist. Alongside her round as political reporter for the Northern Territory, Langdon travelled toChina and East Timor covering stories for news and the Sunday program.
Langdon was one of the first Australian journalists on the ground following the Australian Embassy Bombing in Jakarta in September 2004. She filed daily for all of Nine's bulletins before following the Australian survivor, five-year-old Manny Musu, to Singapore.
In October 2004, Langdon returned to Sydney as a general reporter and took over the court rounds for National Nine News.
In early 2007, she was appointed as newsreader on Today, filling-in for Georgie Gardner while she was on maternity leave during the first half of 2007. Later in 2007, Langdon often presented National Nine News: Morning Edition and National Nine News: Afternoon Edition news bulletins on Fridays. Langdon also presented bulletins over the 2007-08 summer.
In 2008 Langdon became the Friday presenter of Nightline, staying in this role until the axing of the program. Langdon continued as a fill-in presenter for Nine News through 2008.
Also in 2008, Langdon released her first book; The Child Who Never Was: Looking for Tegan Lane, which examined the murder of newborn infant Tegan Lane by her mother Keli Lane.
Langdon is currently a senior reporter in the Sydney newsroom, and continues to fill-in on Nine News bulletins, and Today.
In 2011, she became a reporter on the Nine Network's 60 Minutes program.
Duncan Quinn - Donate Life
Born in Asheville, NC, Duncan developed a love of the outdoors and travel at an early age taking advantage of the beautiful Southern Appalachian Mountains right outside his front door and helping plan every family road trip. He earned degrees in both atmospheric science and forestry to help satisfy his curiosity of how the natural world works. In June 2011, he received a life-saving double lung transplant to replace his lungs that had been severely damaged over the years by cystic fibrosis.
With these new lungs and a fresh start at life, he has seized the opportunity to do things he could only dream about before. Last winter he lived, worked, and played at Telluride Ski Resort in Colorado at an elevation of over 9200 ft (2800 m), then traveled to the mountains of north central Idaho where he spent the summer as a hydrological technician with the US Forest Service. Since 2012, he's completed two separate cross-country road trips, surfed for the first time in Hawaii, and visited his 50th state, Oregon. His next goals are to continue to pursue his career in natural resources and visit all seven continents.
Claudia Cannady - Polio NID
Claudia Cannady has been a member of the Rotary Club of Summit, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA since 1998. She has served on many club committees, was club president in 2009-2010 and is currently Assistant Governor of District 7690 in central North Carolina. She has been involved in several international Rotary activities - most notably a Polio NID in India in February, 2014 and about which she will address our club and recently she visited a Rotary Global Grant project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Claudia is Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley, a global financial services firm. She is married to her husband, Drew, also a Rotarian of Summit RC. She enjoys reading, fishing, hiking and all things Rotary.
A fabulous opportunity for Fellowship and to put ideas to the other e-Club Members about future projects; ideas or just vague thoughts about helping in a particular sector. Brainstorm with amazing people in your own Club and try to fix the World's woes.