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Committee Members

Rob James

Rob is the current president of the Rowville Lysterfield Community News.

Dr Rosemary Hermans
Vice President

Rosemary in experienced Project Specialist who has worked in complex human services and operational environments throughout three decades working, volunteering and studying more than 450 not-for-profit organisations.  With three university degrees in Community Development, learning leadership, social capital and politics combined with extensive experience on several community boards, she brings diversity and knowledge as well as innovative thinking and creativity to both her working and voluntary life.  She spent more than two decades studying part-time which culminated in a Doctorate of Philosophy at the School of Business and Law at Swinburne University.

 When not relaxing with her children or working hard, Rosemary can be found training and competing in martial arts in which she has won several National Championships. She has lived and travelled to approximately 45 countries, enjoying both the adventure and advancement of communities. It is her belief that we should always aim to understand culture better and contribute positively to this wonderful planet.

Rick Goss
Treasurer / Advertising Co-ordinator

Rick was born in the UK and emigrated to Australia with his family in 1981. He has worked exclusively in a range of IT roles throughout his working career, firstly with Lloyds Bank in the UK, followed by a number of diverse IT roles with Coles Myer which spanned 27 years. Retiring from full time work in 2008 Rick undertook a number of IT consulting roles and also worked with the Victorian Electoral Commission as a Deputy Election Manager. Rick joined Rowville Lysterfield Community News as Treasurer in 2017, adding Advertising Coordinator to his portfolio in 2018. Rick has been married to Pat for 49 years and has two children one living in the UK, the other in Ballarat, he also has 3 grandchildren. He has a diverse range of interests which include travel, music, DIY, reading and enjoys watching and supporting the Hawthorn Football Club.  

David Stephen
Distribution Co-ordinator
Jan Bates
Kevin Tse
Digital Administrator

Kevin joined the RLCN committee in 2017.  With a background in engineering and computer science, along with a strong passion in the technical and digital domain, Kevin joined the team to bring the newspaper on the journey of digital transformation, utilising the latest technology and online platforms to bring the newspaper experience to the next level - more interactive, more real-time and more accessible. 

Lyn Stephen
Assistant Distribution Co-ordinator
Peter Rumble
Committee Member
Pauline Rumble
Committee Member
David Gilbert

David was born in Plymouth UK and travelled to many parts of Europe with his RAF father, mother and younger sister. He attended King Edward VI Grammar School in Bury St Edmunds Suffolk as a boarder, before completing a commercial internship with the German automotive company, Bosch. He eventually joined the power tool division and was still in the same trade, though not with the same company, until his retirement.

David, Pam and their two children transferred to Australia with Bosch in 1973 and enjoyed spells in retail sales management, marketing and eventually business management. They have six grandsons. David was chairman of the Power Tool Association before retiring in 2007. He joined the RLCN in 2008 and became editor in July 2009.

He enjoys his 1950-60’s music collection, football (both Premier League and AFL) and reading well researched historical novels.

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