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District Governor Elect

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Michael Moore AM and Helen Moore were introduced to the Rotary Club of Canberra in the early 2000s by Helen’s father – long term Rotarian Eric Wigley.Both have been Rotary Club of Canberra Presidents with Michael serving in 2007‐08 and Helen 2017‐18.

They have been Youth Exchange Parents and have been heavily involved in many of the clubs activities. These have included involvement in Rotary Youth LeadershipAward (RYLA), Rotary National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) and Rotary Adventures in Citizenship.

They were also part of a delegation to sister club in Nara Japan where commitment was signed to continue our sister club relationship which parallels the sister‐city relationship between Canberra and Nara.

Michael has been the President ofthe World Federation of Public Health Associations (2017‐2018) and was CEO of the Public Health Association of Australia (2008‐2018). Both Helen and Michael began their careers as high school teachers working in Canberra, Adelaide, Rural South Australia and Canada. Michael was elected as a Member to the first ACT Legislative Assembly and served four terms from 1989‐2001. He was Australia’s first Independent Member to be appointed as a Minister and served as Minister for Health and Community Care (1998‐2001). Michael is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra and a Visiting Professor at the University of Technology Sydney.

In 2017 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia Following politics Helen and Michael owned their own family business before moving back into health.Helen is a research, writer and advisor for former Governor General Hon Michael Jeffrey AC, CVO, MC and is a strong supporter of his work as the National Soil Advocate and his Not for Profit organisation Soils for Life. Michael and Helen have been married for over forty years and have three grown children. They are looking forward to working across the current Districts 9700 and 9710 and looking towards the future as District 9705

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