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  • Nikki Palun
    Nikki Palun

    16-JUL Nikki Palun is the owner and winemaker of Susuro & Octtava Wines. She has over 20 years experience in all aspects of the wine industry, including winemaking, viticulture marketing, sales, production and international trade. Based out of her urban winery and cellar door in Port Melbourne, Nikki specialises in making small batch experimental wines from Italian varieties as well as crafting elegant premium wines from the Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley and Heathcote. Nikki is also known for her work in board governance, industry advocacy, and policy representation, and serves on a number of state and federal industry boards and committees, including her role as Vice Chair of Australian Grape and Wine and the Chair of the Small Winemakers Committee, tackling a wide range of industry issues. Fluent in Mandarin, Nikki has extensive experience in cross cultural negotiation and international trade, especially in the China market. Nikki holds degrees in Winemaking & Viticulture, Arts & Commerce and was awarded a scholarship at Nanjing Normal University for advanced Mandarin studies. Outside of her professional life, she enjoys playing and writing music and is passionate about health and wellbeing and sustainability as well as extreme sports such as flying planes and cave diving. Visitors are welcome to attend, just send an email to attendance@balwynrotary.org.au

  • Greg Warmbrunn
    Greg Warmbrunn

    9-JUL We are pleased to have as our speaker a remarkable educator, Greg Warmbrunn.  Greg has dedicated an impressive 40 years plus to teaching in secondary education, shaping countless young minds and contributing significantly to the field. Until December 2023, Greg was a valued staff member at Carey Baptist Grammar School, where his passion for education and commitment to his students left an indelible mark.  He will share his experiences, insights, and stories from his four-decade-long journey in education. Visitors are welcome to attend, just send an email to attendance@balwynrotary.org.au    

  • Transforming Nature Strips in Boroondara
    Transforming Nature Strips in Boroondara

    Transforming nature strips with indigenous plants not only beautifies the area but also supports local wildlife and promotes biodiversity. How can property owners in Boroondara get involved with this project? READ MORE