David Shave, one of the Canterbury RC's newer members, gave a very informative "member behind the badge" presentation last Monday evening.
 
David has been a Rotarian for many years at a number of Clubs and also been President three times - he clearly has great leadership skills as was evident during his presentation given the number of senior roles he has played in large organisations and also having his own successful business.
 
We did not hear much about David as a child as his story started when he left school at the age of 16 with the aim of becoming a farmer. After four years as a farm hand, David had a significant change in direction and moved to Melbourne to commence a career is selling. He subsequently spent ten years working for the National Cash Register company. There were major developments during David's time at NCR with computing becoming more to the forefront and the connectivity between cash registers and main frame computers. He was sent to the USA for training at a young age and this assisted his rise through the organisation to take on a senior role in Sydney.
 
In the late sixties David joined a recruitment firm which his father had established. He returned to study and completed a graduate diploma in human resource management.  David took over the business and road the journey of successes of the business and several serious challenges and eventually retired in 2008.
 
During David's working career he has  been on many industry committees and held the President's position on a number of occasions. It was clear that David is an organiser, a believer in the strength of committees and someone who follows through having been awarded three life memberships.
 
Thank you David for sharing just a small part of your life story with us.