Wednesday 24th May 2017 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm
Speaker: Margaret Carter, Travellers Aid Australia
Topic: Sir John Reid - Community Service Award
Chairperson: Philip Cornish
The annual Sir John Reid Community Service Award recognises individuals in the Victorian community whose voluntary community service is judged to be worthy of special notice.
Sir John Reid, known always as Jock, was inducted into the Rotary Club of Melbourne in December 1939 with a classification of BUILDING MATERIAL MANUFACTURING. He remained a Rotarian until his death at age 81 in 1984. His interview for membership was undertaken by Sir Angus Mitchell and he, in due course, delivered the Angus Mitchell Oration to the Club in 1981. He was President of the Club in 1953-54, awarded the Vocational Service award in 1978, and made a Paul Harris Fellow in 1984. Among his many Rotary activities was a role in re-establishing Rotary in post war Japan.
The Rotary Club of Melbourne introduced a Community Service Award in his honour in 1987. The award is made in recognition of an individual judged to have been devoted to community welfare for a lengthy period without remuneration and the recipient is presented with a citation and plaque commissioned by the Club and produced by sculptor Michael Meszaros.