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.


The COVID safe seating capacity of our meeting venue is limited to 78 persons

Ticket price of $28 includes guest speaker presentation, meal served from 6.45pm to 7:00pm.

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), 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 


Associate Professor Sree Krishna Venuthurupalli - 18/May/22

Dr. Sree Krishna Venuthurupalli is a qualified renal physician with more than 25 years of experience in the field of nephrology. Dr Venuthurupalli graduated from PGMIER, a premier Indian institute, in 1992, and has worked as a consultant renal physician within Queensland Health since 2008. Dr Venuthurupalli has recently opened his own private practice, Q-Kidneys.

His special interests are:

Chronic Kidney Disease Management, Prevention of Progression, Epidemiology, Diabetic Kidney Disease Management, Glomerular Diseases

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

Previous Eminent Speakers have included:

Dr Daniel Roberts - Research Program Director, CSIRO "Hydrogen Energy Systems"

Professor Michael F. Good AO - Griffith University "Malaria Vaccine for the Developing World"

Adrian Schrinner - Lord Mayor 

Damian Johnson, Principal, Ironside State School "Importance of Basic Education and Literacy in Uncertain Times"

Ryan Murphy, Councilor for Chandler Ward, Chair of Public & Active Transport "Brisbane Metro Development"

Jeremy Kruger, Project Director Tunnels, Stations & Development Cross River Rail

Alan Graham,  General Manager, Suncorp Stadium " Running a Sports Stadium in COVID Times"

Julia McKenna, Director and CPO, Friends with Dignity

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'