Wed 6 Mar 2024  7:00am-8:30am

The Hyatt Perth


Patricia (Pat) Schraven  District Governor Elect - District Governor 2024/2025 Rotary WA

Our next District Governor has a wealth of experience in dealing with people throughout her career in human resources and industrial relations management, working predominately with large mining companies.

Pat also has a wealth of Rotary experience. She has been a member of Rotary for 17 years, was a Past Club President of RC Mandurah City   District Governor District 9465 in 2021-2022 and is now a member of the Rotary Club of Rockingham.

One of Pat’s great passions is her involvement as a board member of Australian Rotary Health, an organisation born from one Club’s passion to fund research for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It has now grown to be the one of the largest independent mental health research organisations in Australia.  An achievement for all Rotarians to be proud of and inspired by.

Outside Rotary, Pat has been involved with Midway Community Services; served on the advisory Board for Passages – Peel, a resource centre for homeless youth; and a board member for Ovis Community Services, supporting those impacted by domestic violence.

Pat will share with us the amazing work undertaken by Australia Rotary Health and her commitment of service above self.

$42 for City Rotary members, $49 for non-members

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