Profile Phil Hafey

DG Phil HAFEY  (Bronwyn)

Rotary Club of Laurieton

PO Box 92 Bonny Hills 2445
(M) 0411 240 211

Phil joined the Rotary Club of Laurieton in July 2007 and shortly after was elected to the Board as Youth Director. He has also served as Public Relations Director, Secretary, Treasurer and President. Phil was Cluster Three Secretary from 2009 – 2012 and named a Paul Harris Fellow in 2013. He was District Vocation Director from 2011 – 2014 and District Secretary, E News editor and Chairman of the District Conference Committee in 2016 – 17.

Phil graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he met Bronwyn and they were both Music teachers. They have a son, Nicholas who has a Masters Degree in Primary Teaching and is a fourth generation Rotarian.

On the sporting field, Phil was a respected referee and Assistant National Coach for soccer until injury forced his retirement.

Phil is Chairman of the Board of Rotary Lodge, one of the largest Rotary projects in Australia. He has held this position since 2012 and is vitally involved in the management of the facility ensuring its continued standard of excellence.

In 2017 Phil was chosen as Citizen of the Year for his outstanding contribution to the Port Macquarie Hastings area.

One of the main areas of Phil’s focus during 2019-20 will be the strengthening of local Communities through Rotary’s involvement in projects in the local area.

In order to achieve this, Phil has set the following goals for each Club in District 9650:
1. Commence one new Community based project
2. Gain one new grant to support Club projects.

To ensure the continued growth of Rotary, Clubs must be highly visible in their local communities and be involved in projects that benefit the many different sectors of the local community.

Bronwyn’s partner’s project, Lifeline, also aims to support and Strengthen Local Communities throughout the District as it listens to their needs and responds appropriately. Lifeline works proactively to diminish human crises and enhance quality of life, with a full range of programs and initiatives. We are hoping to raise the profile of this unique service as we better understand the diverse areas of support and training they provide.