Past District Governor

Barbara Wheatcroft

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Barbara was born in Adelaide and lived in McLaren Vale for seven years before moving to a small farm near Horsham.  After 3 years the family returned to Adelaide.  Barbara attended Marion High School and on leaving joined the ES&A Bank (now ANZ) for several years before marrying and having 3 children, 2 boys and a girl. She then moved to Yorke Peninsula and lived on a farm north of Ardrossan for many years where her 3rd son was born.

Barbara became very involved with sport, in particular Calisthenics, and this led to the opportunity to move back to Adelaide when Kirsti was selected as a member of the Junior State team in 1982.  Barbara joined the Apple & Pear Growers Association of SA Inc in 1988 and worked with the Association for almost 20 years.

Barbara became involved in Rotary as a ‘guest’ for many years, and was inducted into the Rotary Club of Hindmarsh in October 2004.  She held the office of President in 2006-07 and 2008-09, as well as Treasurer in 2007-08.  She has also been a member of the District GSE committee and Chair in 2009-10, and Dist Secretary in 2010-2011.

In 2009, the RC of Hindmarsh handed back their Charter and along with 4 other members Barbara became a member of the RC of Adelaide Parks.

Her other interests include reading, dressmaking and 5 beautiful grandchildren.