D9800 Governor Grant Hocking


From: Wednesday July 24, 2019, 12:30 pm

To: Wednesday July 24, 2019, 2:00 pm

Grant joined Woodend Rotary in 2004 and has been President in 2007- 2008 and again in 2015-16, as well as Vice President, Community Service Chair, Foundation Chair and Bulletin Editor for many years. Grant has served at District level as Community Service Director (2011-2013) and as Assistant Governor Goldfields Cluster (2013-2015), Executive AG for the same period and AG mentor (2017-18). Grant has also been active for many years as a Foundation and Grants cluster advisor, Club Vision facilitator and supporting the D9800 Learning and Development team with RLI and New Member seminars.

Melissa has been supporting Rotary since Grant joined and in 2017 was recognised with a PHF from the Woodend Rotary for her community fundraising efforts. Melissa was also awarded the Rotary International Spouse award in 2015 for commitment to Rotary and fundraising efforts. Melissa and Grant have supported international projects in Cambodia and Vanuatu. Melissa is now also a member of RC Woodend joining in 2017.

Grant is a Clinical Manager (MICA Paramedic) with Ambulance Victoria where he has worked for 33 years in most operational areas of the organisation. He has an interest in clinical quality and was awarded the Ambulance Service Medal (ASM) in the 2014 Australia Day recognitions for development of Clinical Quality Improvement processes. With an interest in Stroke management, Grant was a member of the Victorian Stroke Clinical Network (Dept. of Health) for 6 years (2012-2017). He was also a member of the Health Services Review Council for 3 years (2010-2013). Grant has co-authored multiple research papers, changed internal AV procedures and guidelines and directed state-wide improvements in the outcomes of patients with Stroke. Grant was awarded the National Stroke Foundation (NSF) Presidents Award in 2018.

Grant and Melissa have 3 adult children working and living in the Macedon Ranges and enjoy walking whenever and wherever they can.


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