Anne Fairhall

Dementia Australia and National Ageing Research Institute

Anne will speak about her Advocacy work with Dementia Australia, for people living with Dementia and their Carers, how this has influenced decision makers and some of the changes seen.

She will also speak about her current role as Chair of NARI (National Ageing Research Institute) PITCH Consumer Advisory Group, a NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) project to research and co-develop improved preparation for Family and Community Home Carers, to help promote independence for those living in the community with Dementia.

Before rearranging her life to become her husband’s full time Home Carer, Anne served on many Boards and Committees, was Managing Director of her own Management Consulting Business and had been a Senior Corporate Executive with National responsibilities.

She originally trained as a Registered Nurse and ran Operating Theatres, before becoming an early adopter of strategic Occupational Health and Safety management.

Her husband developed younger onset Frontal Temporal Lobe Dementia over 25 years ago then aged 51 and is now in residential care, aged 78.

Her personal experience led Anne to become a determined advocate for those impacted by Dementia. She promotes the need for cultural and systemic change both nationally and at local levels, to better support and understand the needs of a person with Dementia, their families and Carers, and ageing more broadly.

She is currently Chair of the National Ageing Research Institute ‘PITCH’ Advisory Group, an Honorary member of Dementia Australia, active at State and National levels on Consumer Advisory Networks; a Member of the Department of Health and Human Services Reference Group on Quality in Public Sector Residential Aged Care.

She is a regular Guest Speaker; talks to Media and has many other interests….!

Anne was a 2016 Victorian Senior of the Year finalist and Winner of the 2016 COTA Senior Achiever’s Award.

Organised and managed by the Rotary Clubs of Kew, Brighton North and Central Melbourne will be held over two weekends in November 2018

Rural Areas November 10 & 11

Metropolitan November 17 & 18

Gardens Open 10 am to 5 pm

Visit the Garden designfest website for up-to-date information


The main charity to benefit from this year’s Garden designfest is End Trachoma by 2020.
Australia is the world’s only developed country with trachoma, an infectious eye disease that can be prevented with good hygiene practices.

Visit the End Trachoma by 2020 website


Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d)

Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) was awarded the Knight of the Order of Australia in January 2015 for extraordinary and pre-eminent achievement and merit in service to Australia, through distinguished service in the Australian Defence Force, continued commitment to serve the nation in leadership roles, particularly the national responses to the MH370 and MH17 disasters, and in a variety of roles in the community.

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Ticket Price
$65.00 per head or $600 for a table of ten (incl. GST)
if you would like to help us End Polio Now pay an extra $5 and with donations from other sources including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation your donation becomes $37.50
$70.00 per head or $650 for a table of ten (incl. GST)
When: Wednesday 28th November
Time: 7.15 for 7.30 till 9.00am
Where: The RACV Club, Level 17, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne
RSVP: 13th November

We look forward to welcoming all Rotarians, partners, friends and colleagues – this event is not just for Paul Harris Fellow Recognition recipients.

Club Information

Welcome to Rotary
Central Melbourne

Interested in what we do?
Join us for breakfast
We meet
Tuesday 7.20am
for 7.40am
RACV City Club
501 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000
Rotary Theme
Anne Fairhall
Aug 21, 2018
Dementia Australia and National Ageing Research Institute
Luz Restrepo – Founder of SisterWorks
Aug 28, 2018
SisterWorks – From Refugees to Social Entrepreneurs
Club Directors Q&A
Sep 04, 2018
Frances Cosway – Principal White Pebble Interiors
Sep 11, 2018
Downsizing Effectively
Rotary gives millions in grants to fight polio 2018

Rotary announces US $96.5 million to end polioEVANSTON, Ill. (August 15, 2018) — Rotary today announced nearly $100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of

2020 21 Rotary president selected

Sushil Kumar Gupta selected to be 2020-21 Rotary

A reason to smile

Since 1993, Rotarians in Chile and the United States have teamed up to provide life-altering reconstructive

District Recognitions