District Governor of Rotary District  9800, At Kooyong
Sep 19, 2023
District Governor Ron Payne
District Governor of Rotary District 9800, At Kooyong


Ron first joined the Eaglehawk Rotary Club in 2002, took time out, and then re-joined in 2009. He has been a board member for the most of those years, and in 2013 and 2014 and again in 2016 and 2017, he presided over the club. Other club positions held include foundation chair and treasurer. Ron is a member of the District Recognized Programs Review Committee and joined the District team in 2019, taking up the position of Assistant Governor for Goldfields North. Ron will also take on the position of Executive Assistant Governor Mentor in 2021–2022.
Ron worked for 47 years as a teacher, principal, and regional manager for the Department of Education in Victoria. He is happy to reflect on a fulfilling career in which he had a significant impact on many pupils and forged enduring relationships with families in numerous regional towns.
Ron and Deb, who are now retired, love travelling and making the most of their time with their daughters Michelle and Melanie and their families. Ron also enjoys lawn bowling, recreational cycling, gardening at home, photography, and supporting Rotary.

M.C. President Doug McLean

Photo Credit: Rotary District 9800 site