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District Governor 2018-19

Susan Wakefield OAM (John)
Rotary Club of Lower Blue Mountains
0412 146 055
Susan was invited to join the Rotary club of Lower Blue Mountains in 2007 after being involved in Rotary Youth Exchange as a host parent and counsellor with husband PDG John Wakefield OAM. Susan has held positions as club President and both club and District roles as District chairman of the Australian Rotary Health Fund in D9690 as well as the District Community Service Chair in D9690 and the District international Service chair in both D9690 and D9685.
In her business life she has been a Plainclothes Policewoman, Department manager in a retail Store and the Financial Officer for a Foster Care Organisation.  Susan has been a senior Girl Guide Leader with over 35 years of leading young women and adults. She has been the international advisor at State Level and the Australian International Commissioner for Girl Guides Australia.
Susan was awarded the medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her services to the Girl Guide movement in Australia. She has also received the Jean Harris award and is a Paul Harris Fellow (3 Sapphires).
Susan enjoys international travel and has taken groups of Girl Guides to guiding events in Finland and India. She has also taken a group of guiding adults to visit the Girl Guide World centres in Mexico, Switzerland, United Kingdom and India. She has also taken part in a Friendship exchange to Brazil and attended the Polio national immunisation Day in India with her husband John and five members
of the Rotary Club of Lower Blue mountains. Susan has attended rotary international conventions in Australia and overseas.
Susan and John have enjoyed a long and happy marriage and their son, daughter in law and three grandsons live in Norway.
Susan is looking forward to making a positive contribution to District 9685 leading up to and including her year as District Governor of this great district.