Australian Honours

Members and their partners who have received a Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM]

Since the chartering of the Rotary Club Port Phillip-now Rotary Club Central Melbourne-Sunrise, we have been privileged to have the calibre of club members such that, over 25 years, six of our members and partners have been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia  [OAM]. A brief extract of their contributions is provided as follows:

Name: Mr Ian Angus         
Date granted: 26 January 2006
Citation and Extracts:

For service to electronic engineering education, particularly through the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and to the community.
Ian Angus was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2006 for service to electronic engineering, particularly through the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and to the community.
Ian had 35 years at RMIT where he pioneered training programmes for the television industry both broadcast and receiving. He retired as Vice Principal of the Technical College in 1988 after a long teaching and administrative career. He was an examiner for the Australian Broadcasting Control Board and a consultant to Silliman University in the Philippines for the International Development Program of Australian Universities and Colleges and a member of a Mission to Nanjing Institute of Technology.
Ian was a Member - Australian College of Education; Member – Engineers Australia; Senior Member – Institute of Radio and Electronics Engineers (Aust); Fellow – Television and Electronics Institute of Australia and presenter of papers to professional institutions.
On retirement from RMIT Ian had 12 years of consulting. Ian’s other interests have included Charter Membership of the Rotary Club of Central Melbourne – Sunrise; Member and Treasurer of the Collins Street Baptist Church; Board Member of Urban Seed and Hon. Secretary and Treasurer of the Gospel Hall Trust.
Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

Name: Mr Terry Cocks    
Date granted: 26 January 2001  
Citation and Extracts:

For service to the community, particularly through Vision Australia and Rotary International – for 25 years.
Terry was previously a Board Member of the Association for the Blind and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. He was the Charter President of the RC Port Phillip over 15 months, received a District 9800 Foundation Service Award, the first Paul Harris Fellow Recognition [PHF] of the RC Port Phillip in 1988 and a PHF Sapphire in 1993.

Name: Mrs Molly Frampton
Date granted: 12 June 2006
Citation and Extracts:

For service to the community through the organisation Court Network, over 15 years.
Molly was Vice-President, Court Network (a community support and referral service for Court attendees in all Courts in Victoria), for 2 years; Board Member, for 6 years; Trainer; Member, for over 15 years; established several Court Networks in regional Victoria.
Volunteer, Lifeline Victoria, for 3 years (midnight to dawn shift)
Actively involved with Rotary Club of Central Melbourne-Sunrise
Chair of two Kindergartens in Woomera SA, with also responsibility for sponsorship of an Indigenous Kindergarten in SA- 2 years.
Organizer of husband’s PNG National/Australian staff social club – picnics/boat trips/ games/Father Christmas – >2 years.
Vice President (Social and Fund Raising)of then largest Sub District Cricket Club in Victoria.
Provider of schoolbooks and materials, for Vietnamese children in Vung Tau, for the temporary Buddhist school built by soldiers of husbands’ Unit.

Awards/recognitions include:
Centenary Medal, for her service to the community and through the Court Network, 2001.
Commonwealth Recognition Award for Senior Australians.
Paul Harris Fellow Recognition
Commonwealth Recognition Award for support for Australian soldiers in the Vietnam War.

Name: Mr Richard Stone
Date granted: 13 June 2011
Citation and Extracts:

For service to the community, particularly through the Australian Red Cross.
Richard received his OAM for service to the community, particularly through the Australian Red Cross. He was a National Board Member, Australian Red Cross, 2001-2007; Member, Asset Strategy Committee, since 2003; Life Member, 2007. Chairman, Victorian Division, 2001-2007; Deputy Chairman, 1995-2000. Board Member, Mary of the Cross Centre, Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, 1999-2003.
Chairman, Friends of Mary of the Cross, since 1999; which has raised over $300,000 for the Centre.
Board Member, Centacare Catholic Family  Services, Melbourne, since 2003; Chairman, Fundraising Committee, since 2008; Member, Finance, Audit and Risk Committee, since 2007.
Member, Victoria Police Mentoring Program Committee, since 2007; Member, Steering Committee, 2006, allows Police leaders to gain a better understanding of different organisational cultures; the challenges, roles and skills of senior Victorian business leaders; and to form stronger links with the Victorian community and Rotary.
Charter Member, Rotary Club of Central Melbourne - Sunrise (formerly Rotary Club of Port Phillip-Melbourne), since 1987; President, 1996-1997.  Strong supporter of Rotary fundraising. Paul Harris Fellow Recognition
Member, Health Ethics Committee, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, since 2006.
Board Member, Christian Brothers' Foundation for Overseas Aid, 1989-1997

Name: Mr John MEEHAN
Date Granted: 11 June 2012
Citation and Extracts:

For service to the community through a range of roles with Rotary International for over 22 years.
He was Assistant Governor, District 9800, Rotary International; District Governor’s Representative - 1993-1994. District Resources Officer since 2005. District and Club Historian. District Trainer.
Lead Representative/Steering Committee Member, Victorian Police Leadership Mentoring Program, since 2007.
President, Rotary Club of Central Melbourne - Sunrise, 1992-1993; Secretary, 2006-2007; Treasurer, 1990-1991; Member, since 1988; Member, Membership Committee. Co-Presenter D9800 Anti Sexual Assault Program.  Paul Harris Fellow Recognition with two Sapphires.
Supporter, Interplast Australia and New Zealand, plus overseas.
Awards/recognitions include:
Ambassador, White Ribbon Foundation.
Rotary International - “Service Above Self “ Award.
Rotary International - “Four Avenues of Service” Award.

Name: Mrs Lorraine MEEHAN
Date Granted: 11 June 2012
Citation and Extracts:

For service to the community through volunteer roles.
President, The Mangarra Society, Canterbury Girls' Secondary College, 2010-2011; Membership Secretary, 1988-2010.
Volunteer Administrative Assistant - The Smith Family-Victoria, since 2002; Member, Community Relations Group.
Volunteer with ‘Student to Student’ literacy program, 2003-2012.
Volunteer nurse to East Kalimantan, Interplast Australia and New Zealand, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996.
Paul Harris Fellow Recognition