Rotary Districts 5040 and 5050 host Exploring The Rotary Foundation, a Regional Rotary Foundation Seminar, at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, downtown Vancouver, Saturday October 22, 2016
Hear from and interact with senior Rotary leaders, ask questions and share your ideas to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of The Rotary Foundation, with assets over $1 billion one of the most trusted international philanthropic foundations.
Rotarians are invited to come together and share ideas on how to grow Rotary Foundation support, increase service and expand knowledge of The Rotary Foundation.
photo © Rotary International/Alyce Henson
Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Keynote speaker is Rotary International President-elect 2017-18 Ian Riseley, a member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham in Victoria, Australia.
Risely is a chartered accountant and principal of Ian Riseley and Co., a firm he established in 1976. Prior to starting his own firm, he worked in the audit and management consulting divisions of large accounting firms and corporations.
Riseley has been a member of the boards of both a private and a public school, a member of the Community Advisory Group for the City of Sandringham, and president of Beaumaris Sea Scouts Group. He has been president of Langi-Taan Ski Club as well as honorary auditor or adviser for a number of charitable organizations.
Riseley’s honors include the AusAID Peacebuilder Award from the Australian government in recognition of his work in East Timor, the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the Australian community, and the Regional Service Award for a Polio-Free World from The Rotary Foundation.
A Rotarian since 1978, Riseley has served as treasurer, director, Foundation trustee, and member and chair of numerous RI and Foundation committees.
He and his wife, Juliet, a past district governor, are Major Donors and Bequest Society members of The Rotary Foundation. They live on seven hectares at Moorooduc, where they practice their personal philosophy of sustainable and organic living. They have two children and four grandchildren.