James joined Rotary in 1976, and currently holds the position of Treasurer, current board member.
During his membership with Bellingen Rotary James has held the following positions: President four times, Treasurer for many years, a keen interest in Youth and community activities of the club. James has been part of the working group to establish the Bellingen Men’s Shed in Bellingen which for many years was auspiced by Bellingen Rotary, now that the Men’s Shed is stand alone James is an active member.
Rotary is part of who James is, as he has been a committed and active member for 40 years. James has taken on further roles at Rotary District level over the years which have included, Rotary Australia New Zealand for 5 years, Youth Exchange coordinator for 7 years, Assistant Governor for 3 years.
Having lived and worked and owned a business in the Bellingen area for most of his life, James is well known in many areas, he is married to Diana with four grown up children, several grandchildren and two dogs. Over the years James has remained involved in many aspects of our community and is currently a member of the Australia Day Committee. James loves gardening, riding his motor bike with Diana and other friends as often as possible.