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District Governor 2016-17

Bruce Lakin (Bette)
Rotary Club of Pittwater
AH: 9979 6697
Mobile: 0419 876 073
Bruce Lakin joined the Rotary Club of Pittwater in 2003.
Since joining the Club, Bruce has served on the Board as Director for Vocational Service, Community Service, Club Service, Membership, International and Foundation.  He will be Club Treasurer for 2014/15.
Bruce served as Club President in 2008/9 with the Club earning a Presidential Citation in that year. He returned as President in 2009/10.  He served as Assistant Governor for the Peninsular Zone in 2009/10 and completed a second term in 2013/14.
In 2011 Bruce was elected to the District 9680 District Administration Committee as a Zone representative and remained on the Committee until the formation of District 9685.  He was then elected to a 3 year term as Zone representative on the District 9685 Committee of the Association.
He is a Paul Harris fellow and a Centurion.
Bruce and Bette Lakin have a long and very happy marriage.  They enjoy being parents of three daughters and three sons-in-law together with being grandparents to four most delightful grand-daughters.
Following a 46 year career in Information Technology, Bruce is known as an Industry Veteran.  Commencing as a Machine Tabulator feeding punch cards into mechanical monsters, he enjoyed many roles culminating in serving for 15 years as Chief Executive of several international IT companies.
Bruce is a retired officer in the Australian Army Reserve, having served in the Royal Australian Infantry 1973-1984.  He is an active ocean racer with his yacht (the mighty Una Vita!) enjoying the occasional success. He is an irregular and erratic golfer and now a less frequent squash player but continues to be an excellent baby-sitter and international traveller.
Bruce is looking forward to making a positive contribution to District 9685 as he prepares for 2016-17.  His immediate objective is to work to ensure that Rotarians obtain maximum enjoyment and satisfaction from their Rotary Lives while we all try to do some good in the World.