Past District Governor Gordon McKern has become the first person outside the Melbourne Metropolitan area,to be honoured with Rotary’s prestigious Service Above Self award.
He was presented with the award at the Multi District Conference on February 17th by Rotary International’s Past Foundation Director and Chair of the Rotary Peace Centre Committee, Bryn Styles.
Gordon is one of only five people in District 9800 in the last 20 years to receive the accolade, and he was recognised for his commitment to helping others by volunteering his time and talents.
As District Governor, Gordon led efforts to raise millions of dollars to help create the Rotary Bone Marrow Donor Institute in Melbourne.
“When you’re District Governor, you have a cause in mind which you want the clubs to get involved in,” he said. “We wanted to raise $2 million but we managed to raise $4 million to go towards the institute.”
Extracted from an article in the Bendigo Advertiser, 26th February 2019