Posted by Ron Brownlees on Jan 26, 2019
Our heartfelt congratulations go to member John Mason  PP PHF
Congratulations to our esteemed Charter Member John Mason who was today announced as a recipient of  the Order of Australia Medal. John and Margaret are currently en-route to Singapore where they will celebrate the Chinese New Year which is the Year of the Pig! As a valued member of our club we should be proud to recognize and celebrate the incredible work and contribution of John to our community as a worthy  recipient of this award. Ron Brownlees

Mr John Richard MASON, Highett VIC 3190 For service to the community. McCrae Yacht Club • Member, since 1974. • Principal, Sailing School, 1975-1995. • Instigated the Cadet Training Officer program. • Commodore, 1980-1983. • Vice-Commodore, 1978-1980. • Rear Commodore, 1977-1978. Rotary Club of Bentleigh Moorabbin Central • Chair, Strategic Planning Committee and Special Projects Committee, current. • President, 1994-1995. • Charter Member. • Assistant Governor, District 9810, 2005-2006. • Member, Governance and History Committee, current. • Host, Rotary Group Study Exchange Program. • Member, Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children. • President, Moorabbin High School Council, two years. • Member, Southmoor Primary School Council, six years. • Member and Chair of Planning, Board of Governors, Prahan College, 1974-1981. Victoria College • Founding Council Member, 1981-1991. • Chair, Facilities Committee, 1981-1991. • Chair, Coaching Committee, Victorian Yachting Council and Advanced Sailing Committee. • President, Victorian Chapter, Australian Institute of Building, 1985-1987. • Committee Member 1964-1994, Federal Councillor 1974-1987.