President Peter with Michael Bennett, DG Julie Mason, Monash Medallist 2015 Tim Costello AO and 0808 Chairperson Peter Davis with the Monash Medal.
The Monash Medal is awarded annually to an Australian who has made an outstanding contribution to the Australian community and beyond.
The Rotary Club of Melbourne presents the Medal to remember and honour Gen. Sir John Monash, a significant Charter Member of The Rotary Club of Melbourne and so a Founder of Rotary in Australia (RCM was Australia's first RC in 1921 and Monash was its 2nd President). Monash was outstanding in his contribution to the community before and after WW1 during which he was the first Australian Commander of all Australian Forces on the Western Front. He planned and the Australians spearheaded the victory in The Battle of Amiens commencing 8 Aug 1918 which led to the far earlier than predicted end of WW1.
The Monash Medal is awarded for
Leadership, Integrity and Service Values of Sir John Monash and of Rotary
to an outstanding Australian who has made a significant contribution to the Australian community and beyond.
The RCM-0808 Committee is responsible for seeking nominations and selection of a short-list each year. Discussions are held with the leading candidate to assure that she/he is willing and able to accept the honour.
The RCM-0808 Committee forwards its candidate's name to the RCM Board for ratification at the May Board meeting. President-RCM formally writes to the nominee asking her/him to accept and be presented at the RCM meeting on or before 8 Aug of that year Wed 3 Aug 2016.
Who can nominate an Australian to receive the Monash Medal?
Any member of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, or of those organisations which collaborate with 0808@Shrine Remembrance Ceremony eg. 0808 Inc., Spirit of Australia Foundation, Gen. Sir John Monash Foundation, Engineers Australia, University of Melbourne and Monash University, The Shrine Trustees and Management, RSL, Monash Leadership Forum Schools, Anzac Centenary Committee
The nominator provides basic personal data (name, address, phone and address), reasons for the nomination and a short CV.
Nominations close 5.00pm end of February each year.Nomination forms may be obtained from the following:
Please Contact Us if you have any questions, or use the link below to submit your completed nomination form.