District Administration

Each member of Rotary is in fact a member of a Rotary Club which by definition is affiliated to the world wide Rotary Organisation. Each club (and member) is supported by a Rotary District and that world wide organisation. It is important to understand that each Rotary club is an independent entity entirely selfgoverning subject to its constitution and bye-laws but with an affiliation to a Rotary District, and the world wide family of Rotary.  Each club will be an incorporated body, in Queensland for example under The Associations Incorporation Act, and similarly elsewhere.  Money in Rotary is separated as being for sustaining the organisational activity and separately as charitable funds. Rotary sponsors various tax deductible charitable funds and our international charity is The Rotary Foundation.

The formal organisation of the District is as a Limited CoD9550 Ltdmpany and as such has a Company structure as shown:

In terms of day to day functioning, an organisation chart as below is a useful view of the way the District helps the Club with major elements of activity and reporting.  Club Members can see full details in The District Directory for the current year on this website.

Organisation Chart




For ease of administration, the Rotary Districts are considered to lie in geographic Zones and D9550 lies in Zone 8; Australia, PNG, Solomon Islands and Timor Leste. There is an administration center at Parramatta in NSW

Rotary International South Pacific & Philippines Office

PO Box 1415,


NSW 2124

Ph (02) 8894 9800       Fax (02) 8894 9899


Zone 8 has a Director on the Board of RI at 1 Rotary Center, Evanston, Chicago, USA. Here is information about him.

DIRECTOR 2012-2014     JOHN BOAG (Dianna)Zone 8 RI DirectorZone 8 RI Director

Rotary Club of Tamworth North

John joined the Tamworth North Rotary Club, District 9650, in July 1980. Prior to that, his involvement with Rotary was as a member of Interact, attending RYLA and a GSE team member.

John’s Rotary service includes District Governor, International Assembly Training Leader, Regional Rotary Foundation Co-ordinator and member of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee. He was the Vice Chairman of the 2007 and 2010 Council on Legislation.

He is a Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Sustaining Member and Benefactor of the Rotary Foundation. He has received the Rotary Foundation District Service Award and Citation for Meritorious Service.

John practises as a Solicitor in Tamworth NSW, Australia and is a Director, with five others, in the Solicitor Corporation of Everingham Solomons. His main areas of practice are Property Law, Wills and Estates law, Estate Planning and Pension law. He is an Accredited Specialist in Property Law. He is a member of his local, regional and state Law Societies.

In the community, he has been a member of the Board of the Tamworth Base Hospital & Health Service (1989-1995), Tamworth Family Support Service (1980-1995), Tamworth & District Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tamworth Business Enterprise Centre and Tamworth Development Corporation. He is presently a member of the Calrossy Anglican School Council. He is honorary solicitor to various community groups.

John is married to Dianna and they have six children – Katie (Dec’d), John (24), Hayley (23), James (20) and Christina and Carly (19). They live approximately 18 kilometres from Tamworth on a rural property.

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