PDG Jessie Harman Selected as Rotary International Director Zone 8
Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands
The Nominating Committee for RI Director in Zone 8 recently certified that it selected Rotarian Jessie H. Harman, a member of the Rotary Club of Wendouree Breakfast, as a RI director in 2021–23.
Jessie has been a Rotarian for the past seventeen years, a member of the Rotary Club of Wendouree Breakfast in District 9780, Australia.
She has been active at club, district and international levels.  Jessie is a past club secretary and president and was governor in 2010-2011.  More recently she has served as Rotary co-ordinator (2013-2016) and project lead for the Regional Membership Plan for Zones 7B & 8 (2013-2017).  She has been a member of the national training team and training leader at Rotary’s International Assembly in San Diego.  She is presently the seminar trainer for International Assembly.
Jessie’s first experience of Rotary was as a participant of RYLA in 1987, and she maintains an active interest in Rotary’s youth and leadership programs to this day.  She is also keenly interested in membership development and is co-author of ‘101 strategies for recruiting and retaining members’.  Continuing her interest, Jessie has also served on Rotary International’s Membership Committee – a standing committee of the Board of Rotary International.
In her working life, Jessie is Pro Vice-Chancellor (International and Partnerships) at Federation University Australia.  She is married to Andrew, also a Rotarian, and mother to Claire, Georgia and James.