John Pascoe Fawkner Award, Gold level to Robert Harrison

Our July 2019 meeting was a special occasion for our club as our longest serving member and life member Robert Harrison was very deservedly awarded a John Pascoe Fawkner Award, Gold level for his ongoing and outstanding service to Southern Suburbs Orchid Society over 25 years.

  • On the night, we were delighted to welcome Don & Jennifer Rickerby, President and Honorary Secretary respectively of the Royal Horticultural Society of Victoria. Don graciously awarded gold level of the John Pascoe Fawkner Award to Robert.

At a time when the world appears to be getting increasingly self serving and divisive, it’s great to know we have people like Robert in our club. He has missed only one committee meeting in 25 years, is there setting up before and packing away after every meeting and has run the flowering competition for almost all that time. We strongly value Robert as a friend, contributor, advisor and role model of human kindness and generosity.

  • Thanks to Alan Randle for bringing this award to our attention and for seeing through the application. Well deserved Bob!

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