Community service awards


Bruce Drake Community Service Awardimage

The Club members make this award to people whom they consider have rendered high standards of service to the community - often people working away quietly in the community

This award, instigated in 1983/84 (by then President Phil Ibbotson), is in remembrance of Bruce Drake, Foundation Member (1969) and Past President of the Club (1980/81), whose consideration and courtesy towards others and involvement in community affairs set an outstanding example of service to us all.

It is not awarded every year.


Previous awardees:

2016/17 – not awarded

2011 – David Hewitt for undertaking extemsive electrical work at the Purple House in Kintore (Western Desert)
 – David & Margaret Hewitt for undertaking extemsive work in relation to construction of the Purple House in Kintore (Western Desert)
 – Jane Brooks, president of Pedal Power ACT for her work in advocating for cycling in the ACT

2008/09 – the Parliamentary Education Office of the Parliament of Australia, in recognition of their partnership with the Rotary Club of Woden and Rotary Club of Canberra in Rotary Adventure in Citizenship a program that has for the past 20 years brought Year 11 delegates from around the nation to Canberra, their National Capital, to help them understand what it means to be a citizen of Australia and for the unique educational experience developed.

2008 – Dr Paul Miniter and staff member Sister Sue McKee of the medical team in recognition of the generous donation of expertise and time in the treatment and care of Somchai Yaeso (a teenager of the a member of the Akha people - a hill tribe in northern Thailand - who are stateless) who was brought to Australia from Thailand by the Club for treatment through ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children Ltd) for rectification of his deformed leg, ankle and foot resulting from polio – presentation recorded in The Raven 25 June 2008

2008 – Suters Architects (Newcastle), for the preparation of drawing for the Kintore Dialysis Centre development in the Western Desert

2007/08 – Scouting movement in Australia (as a launch for the 2008 Year of the Scout during the Scouting Centennial year, and on International Volunteer Day), in recognition of the high standards of service and dedication rendered by the contribution of Scouting to the Australian community over the last 100 years.

2007/08 – Neville Tomkins in recognition of the high standards of service rendered by him, as Chief Commissioner of the A.C.T., particularly relating to his voluntary service and dedication to the contribution of Scouting to the Australian Community

2007/08 – Pat Boling, in recognition of the high standards of service as Chief Commissioner for Scouting in the A.C.T. particularly relating to his voluntary service and dedication to the contribution of Scouting to the Australian Community

2007/08 – Noel Tarbotton, in recognition of the high standards of service as former Chief Commissioner for Scouting in the A.C.T. particularly relating to his voluntary service and dedication to the contribution of Scouting to the Australian Community

2007/08 – Leon Tannahill, in recognition of the high standards of service as former Chief Commissioner for Scouting in the A.C.T. particularly relating to his voluntary service and dedication to the contribution of Scouting to the Australian Community

2007/08 – Wayne Geale, in recognition of the high standards of service as former Chief Commissioner for Scouting in the A.C.T. particularly relating to his voluntary service and dedication to the contribution of Scouting to the Australian Community

2006 – Dylis McConnell-Hunt, for service and dedication to Pegasus, a voluntary organization providing horse riding for people with disabilities - reported in The Raven 18 January 2007

2005/06 – Woden Community Services Inc, in recognition of the high standards of service rendered by the organization to the community.

2004/05 – Graham Robertson who worked tirelessly for the Boy’s Brigade in Canberra for 34 years - reported in The Raven 22 December 2004

2004/05 – Elizabeth Harding who joined the Girls Brigade in Ireland as a young child, was Captain of her brigade since 1982, and was then the National Commissioner - reported in The Raven 22 December 2004

2003/04 – Ros Osbourne

2001/02 – Doug McIver

2001/02 – Rev. Dr. John Brown

2001/02 – Lynne Webb, Wig Service Manager, and the Wig Service volunteers from the Cancer Council ACT, in recognition of 20 years of service to the Canberra community

1986/87 – Gwyneth George

1986/87 – Phil Crawford

1985/86 – Handy Help

1985/86 – Canberra Show Gate

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