Lions District T1 Tasmania

District Governor Victoria Cochrane 2024-2025

DG Victoria Cochrane and partner Lion Richard Cochrane

Victoria (nee Hackett) and Richard married on April 28th, 1984 and began their family with two sons, Kristopher and Tristan, on a dairy farm at Yanakie, Wilson's Promontary in South Gippsland. In 1989 they moved to Tasmania to continue their dairy farming journey and had a third son, William, in 1991. After 9 years they left farming, with Victoria teaching full time and Richard working as a boiler maker. He is now Potato Storage Manager with McCain.

Victoria taught in Tasmanian public and private schools as a classroom teacher and literacy specialst, retiring in 2018. Her highest qualification is a Master of Education with Honours. She discovered her psychic gifts in 2008 and works part time as a psychic reader, medium, spiritual healer, psychic channel and tutor. She has self published four books and, more recently, a set of oracle cards.

The Cochranes joined the Rocky Cape Lions Club in 2014 and quickly became fully involved in the club and its service activities. Victoria served as president, secretary and membership chair, while Richy has been vice-president and then held the presidency for 5 years. Both are very active in all club fund-raising and service activities and are major organisers of the club's annual car show. Richard has been voted Member of the Year twice, and both Victoria and Richard have received recognition from their club with TLF Fellowships. Victoria has been Zone Chair for two years and Regional Chair before stepping onto the DG pathway. She was awarded an International President’s Leadership Medal in 2022.

Victoria and Richy live at Detention River and own the house next door which they operate as a short-term stay rental. They enjoy gardening, fishing and entertaining, when they have time! They celebrate their fortieth year of marriage this year, 2024, and have three granddaughters with a grandson expected in October 2024.