District 9930 congratulate Leonie Tisch for her New Year's Honor of a Queen's Service Medal for services to health and the community

Mrs Leonie Tisch has contributed to a range of community organisations, across the health, education, community and governance sectors.

As Publicity Chair of Waikato Heart Trust she organised a telephone appeal which raised $750,000. She has been a member of the charitable Pohlen Hospital Trust Board since 2005 and as Deputy Chair since 2011 has played a key role in developing Pohlen Hospital towards a "one stop shop" community health facility.

She was involved with Waikato Community Trust (now Trust Waikato) from 1997 to 2001, during which time she was a member of the education, CEO/Chairperson Performance Review, and investment sub-committees.

She was an elected member of the Matamata-Piako District Council from 2004 to 2016 and held the positions of Independent Hearings Commissioner and Qualified Chair.

Leonie has also been a member of multiple school trustee associations for 12 years, from the local to provincial level.

She has been a Matamata Rotarian since 2002 and was the Club's first woman President from 2009 to 2010. She was District Governor from 2017 to 2018 and a member of the Rotary Club's Leukaemia Research Trust. District.

Leonie lead the very last District 9930 Group Study Exchange team to D5050 (British Columbia Canada & Washington State USA) in 2013. This was an international programme originated by D9930. 

Governor is a demanding role and requires the person to have a sound knowledge of Rotary International and their district.  Leonie provided leadership, motivation, and guidance to the 55 clubs in this District, visiting them all during her term as District Governor. She was the spokesperson for the District and the link to Rotary International. 

Leonie is highly regarded by her Rotary peers and is the recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow and Sapphire Pin +4.