• The Rotary Club of MASH People of Action
  • The Rotary Club of MASH People of Action
  • The Rotary Club of MASH People of Action
  • The Rotary Club of MASH People of Action

Board 2019-2020

Anne Teese – President

I joined the Rotary Club of MASH in 2006 along with my husband Rob.  I have been Chair of Social, Community & Fundraising. I get satisfaction from being involved in a hands-on club that benefits both the local community and further afield. I look forward to taking on the role of President.



Nicol Osner – Immediate Past President

Nicole joined Rotary in 1998 and was president of RC of Burwood in 2002-3 prior to joining MASH as charter member.  Through the years she has taken on many roles in the club.  Nicole also enjoys contributing to D9810 NYSF  and bike ride committees.  Rotary provides Nicole with a link to community and the opportunity to serve others.  Nicole is currently a chemistry laboratory manager specialising in the testing of food and enjoys spending time with her sausage dogs and their friends.




Joe's-HeadJoe Somers – Treasurer

Joe, together with his wife Gill, were both charter members of the club in 2004. Since then Joe has served on most of the committees and in most positions in the club including a year as the 2010-11 President. He has also been a member of the District 9810 MUNA (Model United Nations Assembly) Committee for six years with the past four years as the chair of that committee. He spent 45 years in the IT and management consulting industries, and followed that up in teaching roles at Box Hill Institute and Swinburne University. Joe gets satisfaction from working in and contributing to the community. He enjoys traveling, gardening, and spending time with his family and granddaughters.


Val Crees – President Elect

Val has enjoyed her first two years as a Rotarian as she comes to know members.  She has coordinated the club’s Retro, Antiques & Collectables Fair for the past two years and enjoys “Sausage Sizzling” and preparing the First Friday Dinner at “The Barn”.  Val was a teacher at MLC and Wesley.  She is the chair of an Owners Corporation and looks forward to her year as PE.  Val is married to Colin and they enjoy life membership of the National Trust, antiques and travel.




Nigel Cooper – Vice President

Nigel joined the Rotary Club of Mont Albert & Surrey Hills in August 2007. He was treasurer for 4 years and also led the Environment and Membership Committees prior to being elected president for the 2014-15 year. Nigel has a background in banking, finance and Insurance and is involved with many club Rotary activities. Married to Sheila he has two married children and 2 grandchildren. His interests outside Rotary are gardening, golf, travel and family.


Carol Hampton-Chubb – Secretary

Carol is a new MASH Rotarian joining in Dec 18. She enjoys volunteering at The Barn, Whitehorse Farmers Market and Surrey Hills community ANZAC Day service.  She is a CPA with over 15 years of experience in industry.  Carol is married to Chris who is also a MASH member.    Carol’s interests include family, travel, and gardening.



Graeme Battersby – Board Member

Graeme and his late wife Geraldine were both charter members of MASH in 2004.   Prior to joining Rotary, Graeme spent 16 years as a Cub Scout leader in Mont Albert North.   As a member of MASH, he has chaired the International Service committee.  He enjoys all the hands on aspects of the club’s many activities, both fundraising and service, including running sausage sizzles for the past 15 years and participating in overseas projects (PNG and Fiji).   Graeme has spent his working life with a gear-manufacturing company (now semi-retired after 50 years).