Angus Mitchell Oration - Hon John Howard OM AC

Topic 'Global Leadership'

Time/Date 12.30pm-2.00pm Wednesday 30 August 23

Location Level 1 Ballroom Sofitel


The 2023 Angus Mitchell Oration will be delivered by former Prime Minister, the Hon John Howard OM AC on the occasion of the Rotary Club of Melbourne's 5000th club meeting on Wednesday 30th August 2023.

About the Angus Mitchell Oration

Angus Mitchell was inducted into the Rotary Club of Melbourne in December 1927. He was President of the Club in 1931-32 and was elected District Governor in 1934-35 and again in 1937-38. In 1948-49 he became the first Australian to be elected to the office of President of Rotary International. He was created a Knight Bachelor by Her Majesty the Queen in 1956. Two years later he was the first member of the Rotary Club of Melbourne to be named a Paul Harris Fellow. Sir Angus Mitchell died on 18 August 1961.

In his honour and as part of the Club's fiftieth birthday celebrations in 1971, the Board of Directors initiated the Angus Mitchell Oration. The Oration has been delivered at the nearest meeting to the birthday of Rotary which was established by Paul Harris on the 23 February 1905 in Chicago USA. The inaugural Oration was delivered by the Rev. I. B. M. Parsons and has been delivered since by many eminent Australians.

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