Speakers Showcase

Speakers Showcase -



The Rotary Club of Erina has interesting, informative and enjoyable guest speakers – sharing their passion and knowledge of their chosen occupation or interest. Click on the links to find out more about their projects.

Recent guests have included:


Dr. Marianne Jauncey – Medical Director, Uniting Sydney Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (Sydney MSIC)

Dr Marianne Jauncey has been Medical Director of the Uniting MSIC since 2008. A public health physician, Marianne has worked in the drug and alcohol field since the late 1990s, including four years at the Kings Cross Kirketon Road Centre, providing specialist health care for injecting drug users, sex workers and youth at risk.



Maurie Schokman – Founder and Director Cararoo Foundation Inc.

Maurie Schokman is a member of the E-Club of Greater Sydney and immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Northlakes Tuggerah. Cararoo Foundation is registered with RAWCS (Project 29-2005-2006) and has gift deductibility status. The aim of the foundation is to educate and train the poorest of the poor communities in the Philippines, working with the Rotary Club of Makati Dasmarinas.



Ian Faulks – Adjunct Fellow, Department of Psychology, Macquarie University

Road safety is Ian’s special area of interest, particularly driver behaviour, road design, integrated road safety systems and road safety strategy. He has more than 30 years professional experience in this area. He is an NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust Research Scholar. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Wahroonga.


Bob Selinger OAM – Educator, Rotarian and Historian

 Bob is a former teacher and is author of Decisions: the Process of Government in Australia. His presentation to Erina Rotarians was on a topic within Australian history (one of his great passions) entitled My Favourite Convict. And Bob’s favourite convict is Esther Abrahams, born in 1771, transported to Australia aged 15 years and pregnant. Bob suggested follow up reading on influential/successful women in Australia in The Power of 100.


Geoff Potter – Local Studies Librarian, Gosford Library

Geoff’s presentation focused on his considerable knowledge of the Gosford area and in particular the reaction to the onset of WWI. The links below are excellent resources for this glimpse in to history.




Sue Sweeney – The Cavalcade of History and Fashion Inc.

The Cavalcade of History and Fashion is a collection of historic gowns and accessories. The collection, dating from the 1700s, has been used by its custodians, a volunteer, not-for-profit community group, to share Australia’s social and fashion history for over 50 years.



Lara Mansfield – Justice Advocacy Service (JAS)

Lara is Team Leader, Central Coast and Sydney, of the Justice Advocacy Service, an organisation that works alongside people with a disability to promote and protect their rights. Lara has a strong connection to Rotary too, having been a Rotary Exchange student in 2008 to Belgium.

For more information on JAS visit their website https://idrs.org.au/ or phone 1300 665 908.