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District Governor 2019-20

Kalma McLellan
Rotary Club of Ryde
0417 696 156
Kalma  joined the Rotary Club of Ryde in 2010.
She has served on the Board as PR Director, Club Service Director, Membership Director, Treasurer and Club President (2014-15). She is the Club Child Protection Officer and has also been the newsletter (the Hub) editor as well as an active member of many  project teams.
Kalma  has served as District Community Service chair for 2016/17 and 2017/18, including the launch of the global EndTrachonna2020  Project. She also serves on the District Child Protection Committee to ensure D9685 has and delivers a clear message  on its WWC obligations and legal requirements.
Kalma  has been a member  of the Paul Harris Society since 2014.
Kalma  has a heritage in rotary, following in the footsteps of her father (Blacktown Club) and grandfather (Manly  Club). She was a Mosman Rotaractor in the 1970's, where she met her husband  and where  most of her closest friends still remain. She served as Rotaract President elect in the year legendary Les Whitcroft was Rotary DG and  Mosman hosted the  Rotaract District Conference. He was a welcome sight at her first visit to the Rotary Club of Ryde.
Professionally, Kalma worked until the end of 2018 in the vocational education sector through Western Sydney University overseeing leadership and management training to corporate clients. This follows a career which started in IT and moved into IT training, before training in broader vocational leadership areas took over. She holds a Masters in Business and Technology  (UNSW) in addition to VET qualifications.
Kalma is the chair of her strata committee, has served two terms on the Board of the local RSL Club and has been the treasurer of the local RSL Sub-branch  through its eventual closing.
Kalma has two sons and is grandmother  to one granddaughter  and two grandsons.  She enjoys sporadic golf, reading and good wine. Kalma would  love everyone in D9685 to have fun while they change the world and connect through Rotary.