Hervey Bay Sunrise is a vibrant, friendly club made up of community leaders and professionals who meet each week and turn conversations into actions that improve our community here in Hervey Bay, around Australia and the world.


Our focus on ethical conduct and service-above-self provides impetus to achieve amazing things, including the 99% eradication of the debilitating and deadly polio virus around the globe, something the world though impossible just a few years ago.


We value our members professions for their betterment of society, and are active members of the Hervey Bay community in many ways.


It's not unusual for our Rotarians to be members of many boards, committees and other groups around the city as they develop networks, improve their personal and professional lives, and their involvement in Rotary brings those networks and their professional skills to the fore.


If you decide to join other leaders to do good in the world, remember Rotary, and give us a call.

The 2018/19 Board


President - Joyce Chorney

President Elect - Cate Akeveka

Secretary - Di Risely

Treasurer - Past President Ivan Mapp


Rotary Foundation - Val Hooper

Club Admin - Warren Edwards

Membership - Heidi Filsell

Young Generations - Emily Gordon

Community - Pam Gregory



For more information or to contact any of these directors about Rotary business, please do so through the Secretary



Hervey Bay Sunrise is home to the following Governors

1990-91 Governor - Roy See*

2015-16 Governor - Brian Jessett

2016-17 Governor - Craig Winter