Kenmore Rotary is proud to offer a range of events including activist meetings, formal presentations and social activities.


We are fortunate to have some inspiring and talented guest speakers join us on a regular basis. We welcome members, partners guest of the club and the wider community to join us in listening to these talented speakers.


Below you will find our upcoming eminent speakers from Australia and internationally that we are proud to host. Be sure to check back monthly for updates to the speaker list, or sign up for our guest speaker email subscription to receive notifications directly in your inbox.


Ticket price of $25.00 includes guest speaker presentation, meal served from 6.15pm to 6.40pm and tea or coffee.

A cash bar is available.

The evening will conclude by 8.00pm


If due to unforeseen circumstances the Eminent Speaker is unable to attend and the advertised talk is cancelled at the last minute (that is, at or just before the advertised time), those present at the venue will receive a 50% refund of the advertised ticket price.  If this late cancellation occurs finger food service will continue. As you would appreciate, if a last minute cancellation occurs Kenmore Rotary has already incurred venue and catering costs.


If you have any concerns purchasing your tickets online, contact us.

 Upcoming Speakers 

Julia McKenna, Director and CPO, Friends with Dignity

16th October 2019

Friends with Dignity is a volunteer based not-for-profit registered charity that provides practical programs to assist survivors of domestic violence in collaboration with refuge and crisis centres. Our dedicated and passionate team of Volunteers are committed to making a difference within our Community, and changing the lives of the men, women and children we assist. All of our Programs are gifted unconditionally, we do not charge the Victims we assist nor the supporting organisations and refuges who refer their clients to us.

Built on the foundation that change is effected through community engagement, our programs encourage individuals, groups and organisations to actively initiate change by providing tangible ways in which we all can Step Up, Speak Out and Support. Beyond raising awareness of domestic violence, we seek to work with communities to be part of the solution.

This continues the Club's exploration of the support services around domestic violence

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If you would like to attend, please email rsvp@rotarykenmore.org

Previous Eminent Speakers have included:

Vanessa Fowler. Chair of the Board of Directors, The Allison Baden-Clay Foundation.

Distinguished Professor Judith Clements AC - Prostate Cancer - is it really Secret Men's Business?

Barry Collis OAM - Angel Flight

May Lamont - Member of Soroptimists International "Birthing in the Pacific Project"

Rick Ralph - The Myths about Recycling - Are We Being Conned?

Dan Rogers - Leading Criminal Lawyer 

The Honourable Justice Alan M Wilson SC ( Retired) - "The Appointment of Tim Carmody as Chief Justice of Queensland"

Mark Sowerby - Founder of Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited "What is Entrepreneurship really like?"

Prof Elisabeth Coulson - School of Biomedical Science Faculty of Medicine | University of Queensland

Prof Janeen Baxter - "Australia: The Land of the Fair Go?"

Dr Jon-Paul Khoo - "Depression - a public health priority."

The Honourable Justice Alan M Wilson SC ( Retired) - "Do Judges Live in Ivory Towers"

Dr David Lindsay Wright- Futurist Speaker and Writer.  Future Studies– the analysis of quantifiable advancements in society and technology to model how the future looks:

Hon. Jane Prentice MP - Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk - Lord Mayor of Brisbane, 'Brisbane after the G20'

Professor Ian Frazer AC - Head of Diamantina Institute, co-inventor HPV vaccine, Australian of the Year, 'How to Live a Long and Healthy Life'

Brigadier Gregory Bilton AM, CSC, ADC - Commander 7th Brigade at Gallipoli Barracks,  'The Army after Operations in Afghanistan'

Professor Duncan Campbell - Director, Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation, 'Unmanned Aircraft in Civil Airspace - Fantasy or Reality'

Adjunct Associate Professor Greg Siller - Specialist Dermatologist in Skin Cancer,  'The Epidemic of Skin Cancer: Your Skin, what's that all about?'

Dr Ernest Foo - Senior Lecturer, QUT, Specialist in Internet Security 'Internet Privacy'

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