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Bob Richards recognised with Order of Australia Award

03rd Feb 2015

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Congratulations to Bob Richards of Major and Complex Loss Australia in Melbourne

Bob was awarded the prestigious Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his half-century of service to the Sandringham community, including the East Sandringham junior footy club, and 28-year involvement with Rotary and Apex service clubs.

A key passion is Rotary’s hallmark project to eradicate global polio.

Bob took part in a national polio immunisation day in the Moradabad slums in India last year and is going back on February 13, with his wife Jill. “We’ve organised toilets and deep-water pumps for 35 slum areas, funded by Rotary District 9810 [of which he was district governor in 2006-07],” Bob has said. “We will also look into literacy programs over there.”

He said he was shocked to be acknowledged for doing what he considers just being a good citizen and said “I was born and bred in Sandy and just want to put something back.”

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