Frank Andinach (PP & PHF)
Frank is currently the longest serving member of the Rotary Club of Boulder having joined the club in 1973.
George Wasiun (PP & PHF)
I joined the Rotary Club of Boulder in 1988 after Steve Genovese invited me to join. I had no idea what it was about or why I was joining Rotary. I did not take it seriously and Frank had to visit me to explain how important it was to attend meetings. I was put into the International committee, which started me off understanding Rotary. At this stage I had no idea what a big part Rotary was to play in my life. The big turning point came after about 3 months when the International director came into my office at work and said he had to leave town. He had an arm full of folders which he deposited on my desk and life changed dramatically then. I accepted the challenge and it turned out just the first in my life at Rotary.
The Rotary Club of Boulder has been a huge and very important part of my life and 100% supported by my wife Sandra and my family. After 32 years in the Rotary club of Boulder, I still love this Club and look forward to the challenges it will bring.
Jim Fleming (PP & PHF)
Joined to put something back into the community that has been so good to us and meet new friends away from work and sport
Rotary means friendship to me. Met some great friends for life locally in Australia and overseas, and a great circle of friendship to help and support you. It means you can put something back into your community with support and help to groups and individuals whom need it locally and throughout the world.
Bill Franklyn (PP & PHF)
The World's Best Treasurer joined the club in 2000 and has filled a variety of roles, but is best suited to handling the club's finances.
Bill now enjoys retirement but is an active member.
Ron joined the club in 2003 and has been one of the biggest contributors to our fines session in the history of the club.
Craig Hicks (PP & ADG)
I joined Rotary in October 2011, as a member of the Rotary club of Boulder, after much encouragement from mutual friends also involved in Rotary.
I felt it was the right time to channel my energies into helping others in our community. Having been involved with Rotaract in the goldfields in the late seventies, mid eighties, I already had a good insight into what Rotary is and does. Rotary is a great way to network with like minded people, not just to promote your particular business, but to make new friends, and to be able to contribute to specific community projects, fundraising activities and support Rotary Internationals avenues of service. Being actively involved with my Rotary club gives me a great deal of satisfaction from club fellowship, seeing our projects through to fruition, and getting the recognition and gratitude from our wider community.
Bill Jackson (PP & PHF)
After a short recess, Bill affectionately known to the club as "King Billy" re joined the club in 2015 and is now looking after our International Portfolio.
Bill has filled many roles at the club including President and is a Paul Harris Fellow.
I was invited in March 2015 to join the Rotary Club of Boulder by Darrin Youd, the membership director at that time. It took me until August of that year to decide to go or not and because I was concerned that I would have to wear a funny hat or drink the blood of a goat, I decided I needed backup, so I invited Keiran Warnock to join me.
Keiran and I had discussed joining a service group and giving something back to the goldfields community. Attending a RCB meeting presented itself with Darrin’s invite. When we went along to the first meeting, both Keiran and I were made to feel welcome and I especially realised all the good that Rotary does locally and globally. I was relieved to find out that I didn’t need to wear a funny hat but at that stage I didn’t know about “Wear a funny hat” night…. (Lift the lid on mental health). We didn’t need to drink goats blood either, which I think disappointed Keiran.
Rotary describes its members as “Rotarians are People of Action - Rotary is where neighbours, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.” To me, having the ability to contribute to making a positive difference to someone less fortunate, whether it’s an orphan in Tanzania or the family of a sick child in Kalgoorlie that needs to travel to Perth for treatment is what being a Rotarian is all about.
In 2015, I joined the ROtary Club of Boulder, I think, in the company of Keiran Warnock.
I was interested in community service. I was asked to come along by John Hailey, met a good bunch of funny old guys and wanted to be part of the group.
Rotary to me is an organisation that does nothing but good on a world scale and on a personal scale provides the following:
An opportunity to de-stress and enjoy fellowship.
An environment where a bunch of doddery old men can get together and expend a little energy and take the piss out of each other whilst generating a benefit and goodwill to our community.
David Holle (Current President)
I eventually joined the Rotary Club of Boulder in 2016 after many attempts of members to convince me to sign up. I have always been involved in community and sporting groups since moving to the Goldfields in 2005 and saw the Rotary Club of Boulder as an opportunity to do some good in the community and have fun at the same time.
Rotary to me is people helping out where they have the ability to do so.
It is the coming together of like-minded individuals for the common goal of making a difference and enjoying fellowship along the way.
Dave is Currently the youngest member of the club.
Stuart Fleming (President Elect)
I joined the Rotary Club of Boulder in 2016.
I have always been very involved in the community and this was a great outlet for me to get involved.
My Dad Jim has been an active member of Boulder Rotary for many years, during that time I have been loosely connected to the club helping out during functions and events, it felt natural to me to join after finding myself with the time to commit to the club.
Rotary to me is about a sense of being and the satisfaction of giving.
Rick Della Vadova
Mark is currently our Vocational Director and incoming Club Service.
Joined 2011 after looking for opportunities to give back to the community that had welcomed me with open arms and to build networks in a new town
Invited by Athol Gray and Adam White
Resigned late 2013 after learning that I would be moved back to Perth by employer early 2014.
Rejoined the club in 2017 after new job started to bring me back to Kal on a regular basis. Rejoining presented an opportunity to re-engage with the local community again and support the massive fundraising and community efforts of a small group of blokes who are quite obviously punching above their weight in terms of how much they contribute.
Joined Rotary July 2018
New to Kalgoorlie and wanted to find something worthwhile to do and after a chance meeting with George came to a Rotary meeting and found what I was looking for.
Rotary gives me a sense of belonging, fellowship and satisfies my desire to do some good in the community.
I joined Rotary late 2019
I have wanted to give back to the goldfields community through a service group as my father did for some time, then Rotary assisted my family through a trying stage in life with the Perth Children's Hospital Foundation, I met George and other Rotarians through this journey and was sold on becoming a part of this gang of larrikins who go out of their way to help others.
Rotary to me is to be a part something bigger than self, assisting others in need creating relationships with great people and enjoying the journey all for a better cause.
Our second newest member.
Our newest member, joining in 2020.
The Boulder Rotary Club represents some of the best attitudes of community spirit and fellowship.; and I wanted to be a part of this and give back to a community which has been very welcoming to me in my time here.