The Board

Dr Rachel Sheffield - President

Rachel is a relatively new Belmont Rotarian but she has been secretary and international director. 

In her previous Rotary career, she was International Director and also DIK Coordinator with Western Region. In this role, she managed the movement of Rotary equipment and supplies across South East Asia and beyond to where it was keenly needed. 

Rachel works at Curtin University as an Associate Professor of Education in the Faculty of Humanities. She travels the world with her research with the STEMinists,  encouraging primary and secondary students to engage in STEM subjects. 

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Liz Newton Fass - Secretary 2020-21

I have lived in Cloverdale for just over 20 years.

Having been involved in a couple of local schools with P&C's and Boards and the kids now growing up, I was looking for a new way to be involved in the community and found The Rotary Club of Belmont.  

I am an ex-CBA Bank Manager, currently an Account/HR Manager for a medium business, and have taken on the challenge and having a go at being Secretary this year.

I strive to ensure that our club supports local, national and international projects and encourage people that need financial assistance or volunteers to contact us.

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David Bennett - Membership

David Bennett has been a member of Belmont Rotary for 17 years and in that time, been president twice and a board member for going on 10 years. Business wise, David started his first business at 23 in the Forrestfield Forum shopping center with a doughnut and ice-cream kiosk. Two years later he sold and started the Roundabout café in Albany and ran that for two years then it was time to move back to Perth.

Science was always his fascination, so it was a small step to looking for a solution to the iron related bacteria problems a friend was having. Not long after David was runner up in the Telstra Yellow pages business idea of the year, out of over 6000 applicants! A year later he made the finals again with the StainStopper designed to prevent bore stain permanently as well as winning an award with the BEC for innovation.

Today, David’s company Aquabiotics exports product to the USA, UK, Europe as well as Africa and a wide variety of other countries. Now that his son in law has joined the business David has been able to devote much more time to traveling with his wife of 35 years Megan.

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