District 9910 Jerry Norman
Ngāti Kuri, Kurimoana, Muriwhenua, Ngapuhi and Ngati Whatua – Tribes
Maori, Irish, English (A Direct descendant of Captain William Hobson)
Born in Te Hapua, in the far north, from a large family of 19 children, 13 immediate siblings and 6 whangai (adopted) cousins.
A qualified school teacher majoring in Physical Education. Holds a BMS
1987 – Whilst at AUT he was awarded the prestigious Sir Winston Churchill Fellowship for overseas study in the United States of America.
Was a guest lecturer in Maori at Massey University Albany for their Post Graduate Teacher Programme
1989 was part of the National team that established the Ministry of Education. In the same year he helped set up the Awataha marae facility and supported the development of an onsite health clinic.
Currently Strategic Advisor Maori for the Ministry in Auckland.
Articulate in both Maori and English and has mediated on a number of occasions including Treaty of Waitangi activities. He continues to have active strategic input in to Treaty of Waitangi opportunities, at all levels, especially in Auckland and Northland.
Past Chairman of North Harbour Maori Rugby for over 20 years and a member of the Northern Region Maori Rugby Executive for Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Counties-Manukau, Auckland, North Harbour and Northland Rugby Unions.
Has coached both rugby and gymnastic teams to representative levels and is a qualified national levels gymnastics judge.
2011 – 2014 – appointed as a Trustee for OPTIONZ – the Brain Rehabilitation and Recovery Trust to help strengthen governance and management opportunities.
November 2015 became a Trustee for the Spirit of Adventure Trust to increase Maori and Pasifika participation in the Trusts activities.
2011 – a member of the strategic advisory board to senior management for the Waitemata Policing District of Waitakere, Rodney and the North Shore. Key role is giving realistic cultural advice and supporting the police implement their Maori strategic plan of action. .
Jerry lives on the North Shore with his wife Fay, who works in educational management. They have 3 children and 8 beautiful mokopuna. The whole family enjoy outdoor pursuits, sports, music and travel.
Jerry is a very accomplished guitarist
Rotary’s ideals’ fits easily in to the Norman families consciousness of equity, fairness and social justice.
1989 -Charter member the Rotary Club North Harbour and continues to hold leadership roles in North Harbour Rotary and the wider Rotary District 9910 fraternity. Literacy Committee, past member of GSE Committee
2001 he led a group of 5 young leaders, on a very successful 6 week Group Study Exchange, to Virginia and Washington.
A Northern Regional panel member of JR McKenzie Trust Board with great guidance from Charles Wilson.
A well known Maori proverb conveys an enduring Rotary message which says:
He aha te mea nui o te ao, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata
What is the greatest gift in the world, it is people, it is people, it is people
What is the greatest gift in the world, it is Rotary, it is Rotary, it is Rotary
District 9920 Ingrid Waugh
Ingrid was a charter member of the Rotary Club of Parnell in 1994, and has since held several positions including President in 2005-06. She has also been Assistant Governor and has held the positions of District Trainer and Rotary Leadership Institute Chair in District 9920 for the last four years.
Ingrid recently retired from a twenty plus year career in human resources and organisational development, where she developed her passion for developing leadership capability and working with individuals and teams to help them reach their potential. During her professional career she worked in a range of organisations from being a self employed consultant to Talent Manager for a large New Zealand owned engineering consultancy. Having also lived and worked in a number of countries as she supported her husband John’s international trade career, she has a particular interest in living and working across cultures and dealing with change. Ingrid has a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Psychology and Education, and a Diploma in Teaching.
Ingrid’s interest in community has also extended to being a past trustee of Auckland Communities Foundation (now Auckland Foundation).
Ingrid is married to John, who spent his working life with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and was more latterly Director of Trade and Honorary Consul General for the United Kingdom in Auckland. They have two children who were born in Athens, Greece and now live in Auckland – Olivia (married to Jesper) and Simon (married to Jennifer), and four delightful grandsons. Ingrid and John live on a lifestyle block in Miranda one hour south of Auckland, where they also ran a boutique lodge until a couple of years ago. They have a large garden, a lot of native bush (but no animals so they can indulge their love of travel), and enjoy entertaining.
District 9930 Graham Jull
Group Study Exchange 1980 (team member, Arizona D5500)
International Youth Exchange Chair 1996-99
President Rotary Club of Te Awamutu 2001-02
Paul Harris Fellow
Graham was born and educated in Hamilton. He studied Dentistry at the University of Otago, then worked in Hamilton for two years before moving to Te Awamutu where he resides with his wife Elizabeth.
After being a member of Jaycees, Graham joined the Rotary Club of Te Awamutu in 1987. He was a member of the GSE team to Arizona, USA D5500 in 1980. He has held most positions in his club and had six years with the District IYE committee including three years as Chair. This followed his daughter Sarah being a Rotary Youth Exchange student to Finland in 1993.
Graham worked in his dental practice in Te Awamutu most of his working life, but since 2010 has been working full-time in the Maxillofacial Dental Department, Waikato Hospital.
He is married to Elizabeth and they have seven children between them and eleven grandchildren. Elizabeth joined Rotary in 1996, was the first female member of the club, the first lady President in 2006, a Paul Harris Fellow and has just finished being Club Secretary and Programme Organiser.
Graham has held national office with the NZ Dental Association and has a long term involvement with the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand as a national councillor. He has also had a thirty year career as a Territorial Army Officer, commanding the Dental Unit and 2 (GH) Field Hospital and senior posts at Army General Staff in Wellington. He was Honorary Aide de Camp to Sir Paul Reeves and retired with the rank of Colonel. He was a Waipa District Councillor in 2004 to 2010. He helped form the Island of Smiles Dental Charitable Trust in 2014 which is made up of staff from the Waikato Hospital Maxillofacial Dental Department. Graham and the Trust have undertaken successful missions to Daku Village, Nausouri (2015) and Lautoka, Fiji (2016). The Te Awamutu Rotary Club has supported both missions and has assisted in the purchase of a surgical drill.
Rotary plays a big part in Graham and Elizabeth’s lives, and they also enjoy family time especially with the grandchildren. Travel is high on the priority list when time allows but there is always time for weekly tennis and a regular Sunday bike ride with fellow Te Awamutu Rotarians.
District 9940 Marion Johnston
My first career was in Education; firstly as a primary school teacher, then working in payroll and personnel for an education board including a secondment to the Department of Education to work on the development, and later the implementation, of a new payroll system
For the last 22 years my husband Mike and I have owned and operated an automotive business in Wanganui, originally established in 1945. One of my customers invited me along to a Rotary meeting and I subsequently joined the Rotary Club of Wanganui North in 2003.
In any spare time left after work, family and Rotary, I am a motorsport enthusiast, vintage car owner and motor-caravanner. I also chair the Trust which owns Wanganui’s iconic riverboat (a restored coal-fired paddle steamer) and operates a small museum
Mike and I have 5 adult sons and an ever-growing number of grand children. We live on a small lifestyle block of two and a half acres on the southern boundary of the beautiful river city of Wanganui
District 9970 John Driscoll
I am a member of the Rotary Club of Ashburton and work as manager of Community House Mid Canterbury, a community trust which provides affordable office rentals for not-for-profit organisations and social service agencies. My earlier working life was spent farming. I have enjoyed community and voluntary work for many years through YFC, Boys Brigade, Jaycees and now Birthright and Rotary.
I am married to Alison, who is also a Rotarian with the Ashburton club and a past club president. We have four adult children and six grandchildren. Alison and I have both lived in the Ashburton area all our lives. Our time outside our working lives and Rotary is spent enjoying our family and young grandchildren, gardening, walking, caravanning and developing a new-found love of travelling.
I have been a Rotarian since 2002 and have served the club in many roles, firstly as projects convenor, then club treasurer, President and charitable trust chair. I remain the club’s foundation director.
My District involvement has included being District Conference chairman in 2013-14, Assistant Governor for the Ashburton, Plains and Lincoln clubs cluster for two years and the last three years as grants allocation committee chair on the District Foundation committee.
I have thoroughly enjoyed all facets of my Rotary service and am thankful for the opportunities Rotary gives for community service, personal development and networking.
Both Alison and I are looking forward to our year working with the District, connecting with clubs, further developing the work of Rotary in the upper South Island and meeting and encouraging Rotarians to continue serving their communities and doing good in the world.
District 9980 Andrew Hamilton
Andrew was raised on a Northern Southland sheep and cattle farm and was lucky enough to enjoy a rural upbringing before attending boarding school for five years. He studied Commerce at Otago University, and went onto work in both Dunedin and Wellington for Ernst & Young and its predecessors.
Arriving back from London 24 years ago with a strong calling for the South Island, (and its ski fields), he returned to Dunedin, where he and Barbara owned and operated a book shop for five years, during which time they also founded a chartered accounting practice which they still own and operate. Today it is a busy practice with nine staff. Over the years Andrew and Barbara have also started up and been involved in several other businesses and are currently involved in setting up a travel business with a fellow Rotarian from Andrew’s Rotary Club.
Andrew has been involved in several Not- for Profit organisations over the years. In order to make time for the role of District Governor he has recently resigned from two of these organisations but will continue his role as a board member of the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.
As well as being a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand, he is also a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors. Andrew was a guest lecturer at the Otago University Business School for five years teaching accounting and taxation. For the last twelve years he has also been involved in running training seminars and workshops for the Otago Chamber of Commerce.
Andrew and Barbara have two daughters, both in their teenage years and family life is busy. Both girls are very keen snow skiers and tennis players, which keeps the family well occupied during the weekends!
Andrew joined the Rotary Club of Dunedin Central in 2005. Over the last twelve years he has served as President, Treasurer, member of the Foundation Committee and two years as Director of Membership. Rotary has become a big part of his life and he is looking forward to the challenges ahead.