Posted on Aug 26, 2019
A very big welcome back in Rotary to Linda Goss-Wallace!  Linda joined Eastern Hutt Rotaract in 1985, then a year later moved back to Wainuiomata and joined Wainuiomata Rotaract.  Over the next 7 years she held all the board directorships and was President for two years.
In 1987 she led a group of 7 from District 940 as it was then, to District 963 in Brisbane on the RET – Rotaract Exchange Team for two weeks, visiting most of the Rotary and Rotaract Clubs in the District that stretched from Ipswich, South of Brisbane inland to Roma and Chinchilla in the west.  In 1990 Linda led a team of 4 from District 9940 to attend the International Rotaract Conference “Interota” that was held on the Gold Coast, QLD.  She left Rotaract in 1992 when 29 years old as that was the maximum age allowed by members.
Over those years she met many wonderful people, some now lifelong friends. 
The time in Rotaract set Linda up to be the person she is today, having learnt many life skills in leadership, public speaking, communication and project management, the value of helping people in the Community, making lifelong connections, learning and gaining confidence to be a good person.  All of these set her up for her last 40-years of work experience in sales, customer service and relationship management.
Having recently left working at Hutt City Council for the last 15 years, managing the Visitor Centre, and Lower Hutt’s 3 Major Sister City relationships in USA, China and Japan, Linda has decided to follow a passion she has had for many years -  “People and Property”,  so she is now working in Real Estate for “Ray White-Kemey’s Brothers” in Petone.
Married to Mayor Ray Wallace, Linda carries out Civic duties in her role as Mayoress, supporting Ray in any way she can, which has included many opportunities to speak on behalf of The Mayor where he cannot be present.  She loves supporting him in this role and meeting so many wonderful and interesting people in the community.
In their little amount of down-time, they love to catch up with friends, or simply chill out at home watching a movie.
After nearly 30 years, Linda is excited to join Eastern Hutt Rotary and become part of the “Rotary International” family again.