Profile Phil Hafey

PDG 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 served as Public Relations Director, Secretary, Treasurer and President. Phil was Cluster 3 Secretary from 2009-2012 and named a Paul Harris Fellow in 2013. He was District Vocation Director from 2011-2014 and District Secretary, Enews editor and Chair of the District Conference Committee in 2016-17.

Phil graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he met Bronwyn. They are both Music teachers and have a son, Nicholas who has also joined the teaching profession. Phil retired as a Deputy Principal recently.

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

Phil is Chair of the Board of Rotary Lodge, one of the largest Rotary projects in NSW. He has held this position since 2012 and is vitally involved in the management of the facility ensuring its continued standard of excellence. He is overseeing the expansion of twelve additional units at the lodge.

Phil is actively involved in the Bonny Hills Progress Association holding the position of Secretary since 2009. He has concentrated on ensuring sound governance and effective networks with all levels of Government. He has been successful in gaining grants exceeding $150,000 for projects ranging from a school’s robotic program, audio visual equipment and amenities blocks for local reserves and the large solar panel installation at Rotary Lodge.

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