DISTRICT GOVERNOR Peter Scifleet
DISTRICT GOVERNOR PETER'S PERSONAL STORY:
Peter was born in Wollongong in 1955 and lived in Port Kembla with his loving Mum and Dad, Gordon and Lavena for his first 21 years.
His father owned a large milk run, which Peter would work on, helping his father on weekends and during school holidays. Peter and his family unfortunately lost a son and brother, Ian, to leukaemia. Ian was aged 12. This event in many ways shaped Peter’s future.
Peter played Rugby League for the “Mighty Blacks”, cricket and tennis, as well as being a competitive member of the Port Kembla Swimming Club. The Swimming Club led to his involvement with the Port Kembla Surf Club, where he was involved in a number lifesaving rescues.
Peter met, local Sussex Inlet girl, Wendi in Sussex where he and his family would holiday and spend weekends. Wendi was 16, Peter 17. Peter and Wendi will celebrate 42 years of marriage this year.
Following his 4 year apprenticeship as an electrician at Metal Manufacturers, Peter moved to The Electrolytic Refining and Smelting Company, where he worked in his chosen field for 13 years, during which time he was also trained in negotiation, public speaking and dispute resolution.
It was at this time that Peter and Wendi built their home by the sea, near the Little Blowhole, in Kiama. A family
home they enjoyed every day for 35 years before moving to the village of Jamberoo.
Since moving to Kiama, Peter has been involved in many organisations including being a founding member of the Jones Beach Surf Club, President of the Kiama Pre School, President of the Kiama Primary School P&C and President of the Kiama Cricket Club as well as his 25 year proud membership of the Kiama Lions Club.
Twenty eight years ago Peter was invited by a workmate at ER&S to join him in a business partnership. The company was and still is called Ringway Control & Automation, an Electrical Engineering, Electronic & Control Panel manufacturing company that at present has about 20 employees.
Although his original partner has left the company, Peter remains as a partner, with two others, and fills the role as a Director and Company Secretary.
Peter and Wendi are blessed with two sons, Ashley and Dale, two lovely daughters-in-law. Rachel and Ayako, two grandsons, Rory and Alexander and a beautiful granddaughter Ariel.