Clinch Leanne

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Fast Facts
Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1969

Leanne Julie Clinch Leanne was born 1969 in Memorial Hospital Adelaide to parent Judith and Robert Clinch. Leanne has 2 siblings, Merridee Hutton (nee Clinch) and Janine Herrmann (nee Clinch) and 1 child, Harrison Clinch.

Leanne commenced life in Flexistow with her family relocating in 1974 to Gawler where Leanne’s maternal Grandparents lived; Muriel and Harrold Marsh; and has lived there ever since.

Leanne grew up on Gawler East and attended Gawler East Primary School from 1975 to 1981(now Immanuel Primary School) on Lyndoch Road and went on to continue her secondary school education at Gawler High School 1982 to 1987 (now Gawler & Districts College). After leaving school Leanne commenced employment with Mutual Community in 1987 where she held several positions before leaving in 2000 to commence employment with Adelaide Bank.

Leanne has held several positions within the bank prior to the merger between Adelaide Bank and Bendigo Bank and to date (2020) has remained with the Bank.

Leanne has had a strong Gawler community upbringing with her maternal grandparents and parents having several strong and long-term involvements within the Gawler community which has carried into her life.

Leanne has been a member of the St Georges Netball Club since 1979 being a player, umpire, coach Treasurer and Secretary and expectedly is a Life Member of the club. She has been involved in several premierships with the club in all age levels with the later years several in the A Grade premiership teams.

Leanne extended her netball involvement within the Gawler and District Netball Association as an Association player, coach and umpire in her junior and senior years and has held several positions at the Association level, the most recent being President until 2018. Leanne played tennis for Lutheran St Georges Tennis club within the Gawler and Districts Tennis Association playing in club competitions as well as inter-association teams.

In 2003 Leanne was the first female to be inducted into the Rotary Club of Gawler, who to that point had remained a male-only club having chartered the Rotary Club of Gawler Light as the mixed-gender club several years earlier. This induction was well-received due to previous club involvement with her maternal grandfather, Harrold Marsh, being a Past President and a member for several years until his death, and her father Robert (Bob) Clinch being a long-term member also until his death in 2018.

Leanne commenced her personal involvement in the Rotary Club of Gawler being an entrant in the Gawler Chickorama in 1989 sponsored by the Apex Club of Gawler.

In 2008 Leanne was inducted as the clubs first female President and has remained an active member of the club. Within the Rotary Club of Gawler Leanne holds the record for firsts being the first female member, first female President and the first (and probably will be the only) member to have been pregnant and had a child while in the club

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