• 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 2017-2018

Jan Cook – President

Jan joined MASH Rotary in February 2016, although her involvement with RI commenced in 1971 as a Charter member/director of the Heidelberg Rotaract Club. Following moves to Darwin and then Armidale in NSW due to her work as an environmental scientist, Jan became a member of the Armidale AM Rotary Club, where she served as club secretary and as Community service director until she re-located to Japan for 4 years. She has just retired from Monash University where she was a Program Manager in the English Language Centre which focussed on preparing international students to undertake both undergraduate and post-graduate degrees at Monash. Jan has 2 children and one grandchild.

NicoleNicole Osner – President Elect

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 – Vice President & 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.


Anne TAnne Teese – Secretary

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 Secretary once again.


Michael Byrne

Michael joined MASH in 2016 after meeting the MASH team at the weekly sausage sizzles in Mont Albert.   Born and educated in South Australia, Michael, wife Sally-Anne and their four children moved to Victoria over 12 years coming to Box Hill some 5 years ago. Michael is currently director and manager of an engineering company specialising in hydraulic, pneumatic, air & gas systems.  Michael is a training officer in the 305 Army Cadet unit and is active in youth development.


Rob DSCN0334Rob Teese – Immediate Past President

Rob has been a MASH Rotarian for 11 years. He has been President in the 2016-17 year and has been chair of Marketing for a number of years, a regular sausage sizzler, web site co-manager and has helped out with many other club activities. Rob is married to Anne who is also a MASH member and has 2 children and one grandchild. Rob’s interests include family, travel, golf, tennis and bushwalking.



SimonSimon Barnard

Simon Barnard has been a member of MASH Rotary Club for the past 2yrs. He has spent 28yrs in the IT/telecommunications industry in a variety of sales & leadership roles working for multi-national companies. He has been married to his wife Carolyn for 27yrs & they have three children. In his spare time he enjoys travelling, cooking, sailing & exploring archaeological sites.