Lisa Lowcock, Rotary Club of Essendon
On Sunday August 6th, 2017, RI President Ian Riseley and Juliet attended a special Royce Abbey event at International House. The event was to present the latest Royce Abbey award and the surprised recipient was David Abbey, son of Royce and Jean.
Organised by Rotary Club of Essendon’s Roger Leask and PDG Cathy Roth, the event was held in front of an elite group of Rotarians including every Victorian Rotary District Governor, their partners, Jean Abbey, David’s wife Cindy, their Japanese Exchange student and members of the Royce & Jean. Abbey Committee.
As far as David was concerned, the event was to promote the Royce Abbey Scholarship and the Royce Abbey Award to District Governors across Victoria.
To have our own Rotary International President Ian Riseley there to make the presentation made the day even more special.
The Royce Abbey Award is presented to individual Rotarians in recognition of their enthusiasm and commitment to Rotary.