Frank Fotiades

Community leader

2007 NT Local Hero

Frank Fotiades channels his boundless energy and his thirst for serving his local community through the Northern Territory arm of Kiwanis, an international club dedicated to community service. Frank is one of two remaining Foundation Charter members in the Territory and has maintained a perfect attendance record and introduced more new members than anyone else. He’s the only Territorian to become District Governor of Australia for Kiwanis International. Frank has spearheaded fundraising of many thousands of dollars, mainly for children, and distributed truckloads of food for the Salvation Army at Christmas time. There have been many special projects, such as the Terrific Kids program, fighting iodine deficiency, building playgrounds and, most notably, a dairy project aimed at providing fresh, free milk daily to 5,000 kids in East Timor. Frank is one of those special people who, when they take on a job, give their life and soul to it.