MONASH MEDAL AWARD - NOMINATIONS BEING SOUGHT
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 Founder of The Rotary Club of Melbourne - and 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 World War 1 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 8th August 1918 which led to the earlier than predicted end of WW1.
Previous Monash Medalists
2010 - Sir Gustav Nossal AC
2011 - Patrick McGorry AO
2012 - Jeffrey Rosenfeld AM
2013 - Fiona Wood AM
2014 - Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG
The Monash Medal is awarded for Leadership, Integrity and Service - Values of Sir John Monash and of Rotary
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. The President of RCM formally writes to the nominee asking her/him to accept and be presented with the medal on 8th August of that year.
- 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, Monash Foundation, Engineers Australia, Monash University, The Shrine Trustees and Management
- What is Required?
The nominator provides basic personal data (name, address, phone and address), reasons for the nomination and a short CV.
The nomination form can be downloaded by clicking here; or request by email from
- RCM-0808 Chairperson, Peter Davis, by clicking here; or
- RCM office - by clicking here.
Nominations close 5.00pm on 31st January 2015