We say well done, and thank you…

One of the strengths of our Rotary club, is the annual appointment of members to different roles, and the annual reflection on the year’s achievements from the year, just finished.

We paused on July 6, to reflect on the year that has been.  Here’s a snap shot of our members who were publicly recognised for their contributions to our community, through our club, during the 2018/2019 Rotary (financial) year.

Norm Newstead Award – Community Service – Rosina Cincotta

For service for our club in our community, awarded to Rosina Cincotta for her participation in the Doncare toy and food appeal and maintaining the pantry at Doncare also for her contribution to community fundraising with the successful car raffle. The award was presented by Lois Newstead.   (Rosina was absent on the evening)

Erik Rubens — Club Service Award – Michael Mimmo

The inaugural presentation of the Erik Rubens award for Club Service in memory Erik who gave so much service to our club and was on the cusp of becoming the President of our club when he was taken from us by his untimely death.

The award was presented by Janene and Sarah Rubens.

Michael Mimmo - Erik rubens Award

The award for exemplary service to the club in so many ways is presented to Michael Mimmo.  Michael has been always ready to help and organise whenever the need arises and particularly as our catering officer and our successful high tea fundraisers, Sienna fun run and much more




Rotary Club of Templestowe Leadership Award “The Eagle” – Diane Fisher

The award, presented by Bruce Evans to Diane Fisher, for her leadership in the club ,Diane Fisher - Eagle Award across communications, website developments and as club protection officer. This was especially important because of new strict regulations adopted by Rotary International and our district.

Diane is the first member of our club to receive the Leadership Award twice, being presented in 2010/11 and again in 2018/19.


Paul Harris Fellow recognition

A Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of USD$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.  The contribution to The Rotary Foundation educational and humanitarian programs is a commitment to peace and to a better life for people across the world.  The Paul Harris Fellow recognition is named after Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who started Rotary International with three business associates in 1905.

We congratulate:

Dan Hession - PHF


Dan Hession who was named a Paul Harris Fellow




Janis McFarland +1


Janis McFarland who was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow recognition with a sapphire.



Brian Tyedin+4

Brian Tyedin who was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow recognition with four sapphires




John McIntosh+6

John McIntosh who was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow recognition with one ruby




Keith Anderson +7

Keith Anderson who was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow recognition with two rubies




Note:  There is recognition for each USD1,000 up to USD10,000.  The five sapphires  and the three rubies – each represent USD1,000 contributed to The Rotary Foundation – A recognition with three rubies, means that the accumulated value of USD$9,000 has been contributed to The Rotary Foundation – in the name of the individual to achieve the educational and humanitarian work of The Rotary Foundation.  

The gemstone designation is representative and are not actual gemstones.