Planning A Project



Would you like plan sizzling Rotary projects that deliver effective outcomes for people, the environment and your club? Facilitators Pat Armstrong, Clare Caulfield and Liz Stinson will steer you through a five-step process to develop, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate, and sustain successful Rotary projects. We will also show you how to access online a comprehensive guide, practical templates, worked examples and other resources.


Clare Caulfield

Clare is a past-president of the Rotaract Club of Monash and the current District Rotaract Representative for 9810. A primary science and technology teacher, she has been a member of the District 9810 Sustainable Communities Committee since 2015 and leads the annual Tree Project. She is co-creator of the Planning for Success suite of planning resources.

Liz Stinson

A Rotary member since 2019, Liz serves as the Secretary of the Rotary Club of Box Hill Central and is a member of the Club’s newly formed Environmental Sustainability Committee and ESRAG. In her other lives Liz is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and works as the Chair of Phillip Island Nature Parks and the University of Canberra College Pty Ltd, and is a board member of Community Housing (Victoria) Ltd. She brings to all these roles many years of experience at operational and management levels in teaching, community services and environmental education in Canada and Australia.

Pat Armstrong

A Rotarian since 2002, Pat has served as a Past President of the Rotary Club of Doncaster Sunrise and a Past President of the Rotary Club of Doncaster, where she is currently the team leader of the Sustainability Committee. Pat also serves as the Chair of the District 9810 Sustainable Communities Committee, a Director of the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG) and the Chair of the Regional Chapter of ESRAG in the Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands (ANZPI) region. In her professional life, Pat is an educator for sustainability and has recently completed a Ph.D. on adolescent leadership for sustainability at RMIT University. Together with Clare Caulfield, she co-developed the Planning for Success suite of planning resources.

Executive Committee*

The Executive ensures that ESRAG files its Annual Report as required by Rotary International.ESRAG’s Bylaws/Administration Procedures, Section 11).  The Executive may enter into Memoranda of Understanding with other Rotarian Action Groups that contribute to the fullfilment of ESRAG’s mission, subject to the Board’s approval.

Administration & Governance

The Administration & Governance Committee is responsible for the oversight of ESRAG’s Board Nominations process, Administrative Procedures changes, ESRAG’s master plan and strategic direction, ESRAG’s Operations Procedures and the cohesive working of the Board.

Nominating Committee*

Recommends and administers the process of soliciting and proposing candidates for the Director on the ESRAG Board of Directors. The Committee is chaired by a member of the Executive Committee and is comprised of the Executive Officers or their appointees.

Finance Committee*

Generates the budget, supports financial decisions, generates monthly and annual budget reports.  Chaired by the Treasurer.

Membership Division*

Encourages, inspires and engages ESRAG membership; replies to membership correspondence and facilitates connections with other ESRAG committees, teams and working groups. See also Local and Regional Chapters. Director:  Steve Solbrack.

For more information, write to .

Communications Division

Proposes and implements editorial policy on content and tone; develops and posts to ESRAG social media (FacebookTwitter, ESRAG website, etc.); advises on content and presentation of resources;  advises and supports design of ESRAG publicity materials. ESRAG’s Newsletter Reporter Ariel Miller collects photos, stories, and questions for ESRAG newsletters. Director: Pat Armstrong

Read ESRAG’s Editorial Policy here.

Projects Division

Fuels, facilitates and promotes projects supporting environmental sustainability across Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus.  Serves as a gathering place for people to interact around issues affecting a region whether they are local or global.  Director: Karen Kendrick-Hands.

For more information, write .

Information Technology Division

The Information Technology Directorate advises, researchs, recommends and implements on content and capacity associated with the website, document management, database management, teleconferencing, social media, administrative processes, and email communication platforms. Director: Lawrence Hands.

*Asterisked committees are established and defined in ESRAG’s Bylaws.

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