Val Crees – President
Val has enjoyed her first years as a Rotarian as she comes to know members. She has coordinated the club’s Retro, Antiques & Collectables Fair for 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. Val is married to Colin and they enjoy life membership of the National Trust, antiques and travel..
Anne Teese – Immediate Past 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.
Richard Groom – Treasurer
Richard joined Rotary in May 1990. He is a Paul Harris Fellow with 4 sapphires. During his career he has organised and administered 6 Matching Grants and one Global Grant and many District Grants. He has held many different offices over his 30 year membership.
Jan Cook – Secretary
Jan joined MASH Rotary in February 2016 having had her initial involvement with Rotary through Heidelberg Rotaract in 1971. Her work as an environmental scientist took her respectively to Darwin, to Armidale (including membership of RC of Armidale AM) and Japan. Jan’s last work posting was with the English Language Centre at Monash University. Jan was MASH president in 2017-18.
David Winter – Vice President
David is a proud Rotarian and charter member of MASH. He has enjoyed a long career in the food and hospitality industry and is the owner and founder of Bread Street bakery in Hamilton Street, Mont Albert. This business enjoys an extremely close rapport with the local community. The relationship between Bread Street and MASH is both enduring and endearing, and closely reflects David’s philosophy of sharing and giving ‘Service above Self’.
Kai-Xing is a new Rotarian having joined MASH in 2019. She has been a member of the Rotaract Club of Whitehorse since 2014 including co-president in 2017-18. Kai-Xing was District Rotaract Representative (DRR) of District 9810 in 2018-19. She attended the 2019 RI Convention in Hamburg, where she was inspired to make the transition from Rotaract to Rotary. Outside of Rotary Kai-Xing works full-time as a junior doctor in various hospitals around Victoria.
Patt is a very proud member of MASH. A Paul Harris Fellow and past Chair of the Fundraising Committee, Patt is an enterprising and active Rotarian who has enjoyed organising activities, including some excellent Trivia nights, that have generated much-needed financial support for the Club’s charities. Patt has, for a number of years, been a Mentor for Victoria Police/Rotary and has recently taken up an additional and similar appointment in the Ambulance Victoria/Rotary Mentoring Program. Patt is also on the Committee of the Whitehorse Farmer’s Market. Patt lives locally in Mont Albert North, widowed with 3 beautiful children and the proud Nanna of 15 grandchildren.