Brownen Lamond

State Secretary

I have a long history with the club since birth.

Why?

My grandfather and his friends, put in a shilling each week to help sick children. With poor health as a child, my grandfather’s drive increased. My mother and father became involved, as they saw the wonderful work of the Childrens’ Hospital. Since my early years, I have seen three Childrens’ Hospitals in Victoria. Our states recent health crisis, has reinforced the importance of medical research, and appropriate resourcing throughout our state.

I am not sure when I joined UBC, possibly 18, as we didn’t have the Jets. Both my daughters joined as jets when they were born, I am not sure if they have signed up their children.

I am proud to be a life member and a recipient of the Meritorious Service Award. I have made many friends in our club, developed both personal and professional skills, realising that one person, or a small group can make a real difference in our world.

My interest:

  • My wonderful family
  • In my youth, sailing
  • A career in education, optimising student access to learning
  • Rotary. Service above self.

My very dear friend, once described me as a ‘serial volunteerer’. I believe a full life is a happy one, never board always looking for a solution.

Some thoughts in closing, when did you last ask a friend to join UBC? Have you considered becoming a director? Distance is no deterrent, as you can join meetings via zoom.

Bronwen has held the below positions:

  • State Committee : 1987/88, 1988/89, 1991/92, 1992/93, 2009/10
  • State Secretary : 1989/90, 1990/91 and 2004/05 to 2006/07 and June 2023 to 2023/24
  • State Vice President : 2007/08, 2008/09 and 2010/11 to June 2023

Bronwen has also served on the Good Friday Appeal Sub-committee for a number of years, including as convenor.

Club Awards

  • Life Membership : 1993
  • Meritorious Service Award : 2016

Why I volunteer for UBC

I am proud to be a life member and a recipient of the Meritorious Service Award. I have made many friends in our club, developed both personal and professional skills, realising that one person, or a small group can make a real difference in our world.Bronwen Lamond