Profile Debbie Loveday

DGN Debbie Loveday
Rotary Club of Port Macquarie
(H) 6586 4219
(M) 0418 298 912
dloveday@hdl.com.au

Debbie was invited to join Rotary in August 2010 and took up the position of Club Services Director/ President Elect in 2013 and was inducted as President in 2014.

An active member of her club in all areas of service, she has coordinated the Public Speaking for the past four years. Debbie has established two RAWCS projects, Rural Hospital for Nepal and Debbie’s Dunnies and is currently assisting with a global grant for equipment for the Mums and Babies Hospital in Nepal, and a VTT in Nepal. Debbie has initiated several service and fundraising events within her own Rotary Club, with an emphasis on helping the homeless.

Since joining Rotary, she has been named a Paul Harris Fellow and a Platinum Friend of Australian Rotary Health. Debbie became District 9650 Community Services Director in 2016 and District 9650 Chair of Rotary Australia Benevolent Society in 2017.

Born in Bognor Regis West Sussex England, she attended Westergate High School before studying Business at Chichester College in 1971. Debbie enrolled in Nursing at Chichester in 1975 and graduated as a Registered nurse in 1978. Debbie married in 1981 and has three adult children, Louise, Justin and Matthew and three granddaughters, Perissa, Imogen and Georgia.

The family arrived in Port Macquarie in 1992 under a Coopers and Lybrand sponsored business migration and they commenced the family business, Hastings Data Loggers Pty Ltd in 1993.

Since living in Australia, Debbie has completed another degree in Health Science Complementary Medicine at Charles Sturt University, a diploma in Remedial massage/sports therapy and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Debbie has been a volunteer in many organisations during her time in Australia, including Secretary of the Cycle Club, Treasurer of the Swimming Club and she has been actively involved in Rugby League for ten years as a Group 3 Head Trainer/First Aid Officer and taught part time for ARL and TAFE NSW.