The Trustees of the Foundation consists of three representatives from each of the two South Australian and Northern Territory Lions Districts, 201C1 and 201C2. These representatives are elected at the respective annual District conventions to serve from 1 November for a three year term. The elections are staggered so that one representative from each District is elected each year.
These six Directors/Trustees appoint at the Board’s first meeting after its AGM a Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer from their number.
The Board meets six times a year. The AGM is the November meeting to which all Lions from Districts 201C1 and C2 are invited.
Dr Phillip Donato OAM (Lions District 201c1)
Dr Philip Donato is a practising chiropractor, consultant, and principal in a multidisciplinary practice in Adelaide for over 30 years. He has post graduate qualifications in sports and rehabilitation and has consulted widely in workers compensation and motor accident injuries. He is member of the Lions Club of Adelaide (Italian) Club. He has a strong community focus currently serving as Chairman of Trustees of the Lions Medical Research Foundation in SA as well as a long time Director and current chairman of the Hutt St Centre for Homelessness. In 2011 received an Order of Australia medal and has received numerous professional fellowships and awards both locally and internationally.
PDG Rhys Roberts OAM (Lions District 201c2)
A member of Lions since 1984 and a Trustee of the Foundation since 2000 as Secretary or, at present, as Deputy Chairman, Rhys brings to the Board an academic background of civil engineering, economics, and computing science; and a business background in advertising, as an administrator of the Australian Academy of Science, a political lobbyist, and chairman of an Adelaide art publishing company best known for the publication of the Dreamtime series of books on Australian aboriginal mythology.
PDG Bryan Hearn (Lions District 201c2)
A member of the McLaren Districts Lions Club since 2007, Bryan has been Club President, secretary and Zone Chairman. On a district level, Bryan has served as District PR chairman and has just been appointed as District Governor for District 201c2 in 2016-2017. As a member of the the Future Directions Sub-committee of the LMRF, he was subsequently appointed a Trustee of the Lions Medical Research Foundation in 2014 and currently serves as LMRF secretary since 2014.
Graeme Pascoe (Lions District 201c1)
Graeme Pascoe has been a LMRF Trustee since May 2000 as the representative for District 201 S1 and has subsequently been elected 5 times as the representative for District 201 C1. His background in Economics and CPA has proven invaluable as Treasurer for most of his time on the Board. Graeme has been a Lion for 37 years, and is a member of the Lions Club of Golden Grove.
Dr Ainslie Derrick-Roberts PhD (Lions District 201c1)
Dr Ainslie Derrick-Roberts is a post-doctoral research fellow based at the Women's and Children's Hospital site of SA Pathology. Her research focuses on understanding the way in which bones grow in a genetic condition known as Morquio disease. She is an affiliate clinical lecturer at the University of Adelaide, Discipline of Paediatrics. She was awarded her PhD in 2007 through the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Adelaide. In her Lions life, she is a Charter member of the Lions Club of Norwood which she has been involved with for the past 6 years. She has served on the Board of her Club and been Club President, and is currently on the District Cabinet for 201C1 in the Global Leadership Team. She was appointed a Trustee of the Lions Medical Research Foundation in 2014, before which she was on the Future Directions Sub-committee of the LMRF.
PDG Mick Millar (Lions District 201c2)
Mick Millar has served as a Lions member for 44 years and has been involved in the Lions Clubs of Kangaroo Island, Noarlunga-Morphett Vale. He has served at a Club level in most positions including Club President, Treasurer, Secretary and has been a District Governor and Cabinet Secretary at a District level. In 2001 he retired from the South Australia Police Department after 37 years of service. He is the most recent appointee on the LMRF Trustees and was elected C2 district representative in 2016.
PDG Robert (Bob) Dewell OAM (Lions District 201c2)
Robert Denford Dewell has been married to Kaye for nearly 50 years. They have two adult children and four grandchildren. He was educated at Hamilton Primary School, Kapunda High School and Pulteney Grammar School. He spent most of his working life in a management position with National Mutual Life Association. He began to involve himself in his community at an early age through his local church and sport. In his youth he was actively involved in the communities at Meadows and Prospect Hill extending his expertise to football, tennis, golf and bowls. He is very active in the Hahndorf Bowling Club. Robert has been a member of the International Association of Lions Clubs since joining the Hahndorf Lions Club in 1969. At club level he has served in most positions including President. At District and National level his service includes;• Zone Chairman in 1987/88• Deputy District Governor in 1988/89• Convention Chairman for the Hahndorf Club in 1989/90• Miss Personality Quest Committee in 1990/91• Constitution & By-Laws Chairman 1994• Vice District Governor 1994• District Governor in 1996/97 & 2004/05• Member of the Adelaide Convention Committee 2001/2004• National Chairman of the Re-Districting Committee from 2003/08• Chairman of the Medical Research Foundation• Campaign Sight First co-ordinator assisting to raise a total of over US$200 million • His service has received the following recognition;• Facilitator Lion’s International Training Institute Faculties• District Governors International Awards in 1996/97 & 2004/05• Founders Membership Growth Award 1996/97• Melvin Jones fellowship• James D Richardson Award• International Presidents Leadership Award• Hahndorf & Districts Life Membership.
In 2017 PDG Robert received an OAM in the Queen’s Birthday Honour list for his service to the community and Lions Clubs International.