Peter Raynor DG 2012 - 13


Peter has been a member of the Rotary Club of Warners Bay since 2003. Since joining he has served as Club President in 2006-2007 with terms as Club Service, International, Youth and Foundation Directors together with involvement in the Club’s participation in the Rotary Bowelscan program. He has served two terms as Co-ordinator of his Club’s principal fundraising activity (‘Loop the Lake’). At the end of Peter’s Presidential year he was made a Paul Harris Fellow for his contribution to Rotary, his Club and the community.

Peter joined the Rotary District Foundation Committee and has participated on three Group Study Exchange (GSE) Selection Panels, and undertook fundraising through the District Foundation Raffle. He served as an Assistant Governor, Zone 6 for two years.
Peter and Margaret have hosted a number of Youth Exchange students and are supportive of Rotary Youth Programs. In 2008 they participated in a Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) Project on Tanna Island, (Vanuatu) working on local community projects. They attended the International Convention in Montreal, which they found to be a wonderful, informative and inspirational experience.

Peter was born in Burwood NSW, spending early years in Sydney, and went to  South Strathfield High School and later the Sydney University Graduate School of Business. During his school years, an interest in sport saw him participate in rugby league as a referee and become an accomplished ice skater. In later life, sailing has become his favourite sporting interest. 

Peter began his working life as a Salesman and later Depot Manager in the wholesale meat industry. After a number of years he moved to the Passenger Transport Industry where he enthusiastically participated in all aspects of that industry up to senior management, including marketing, sales and operations. During this time Peter was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Bus and Coach Superannuation Fund, a position he held for ten years. 

A seachange in 2001 brought Peter and Margaret to Warners Bay. Today, as a business owner, Peter is active in the Chamber of Commerce, and additionally, he is always available as a Justice of the Peace.

Margaret’s position as a Personal Assistant for many years gave her a wide range of experience, now useful in the administration of their business at Warners Bay.

Peter and Margaret married in 1997; Peter has 2 daughters – one a Nurse and the other a Music Teacher - and Margaret has 2 sons – a Mechanical Engineer and an Electrician– all pursuing successful careers and lives.  Together they have 6 grandchildren ranging from 4 to 20 years of age.

Leisure time is spent with family, caravanning and also pursuing their enjoyment of theatre and art.