From: Wednesday November 3, 2021, 1:00 pm
To: Wednesday November 3, 2021, 2:00 pm
The Rotary Club of Melbourne introduced a Community Service Award in honour of distinguished Past President Sir John Reid in 1987. The award is made in recognition of an individual judged to have been devoted to community welfare for a lengthy period without remuneration and the recipient is presented with a citation and plaque commissioned by the Club and produced by sculptor Michael Meszaros.
The plaque depicts vulnerable community constrained and limited by their circumstances. The open door with perspective lines running out through it to a rising sun symbolises the efforts of an individual opening the door, releasing them from limitations leading to the new opportunities. The hand makes it all happen.
Since May 2017 recipients are also awarded a cash prize for the organisation they have devoted their volunteer service.