Our Bob is pride of Lions

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ROCHESTER’S Bob Knight has re­ceived the high­est hon­our con­ferred by the Lions Club.

At the re­cent Forbesy’s Last Hur­rah event the Rochester Lions Club pre­sented Bob with a Melvin Jones Fel­low­ship.

‘‘This is the high­est award in the Lions or­gan­i­sa­tion and the club felt that it would be most fit­ting to award Bob for all his many years of ser­vice,’’ Lions sec­re­tary Hed­ley Moon said.

‘‘Not only to the Lions Club, but also to the many or­gan­i­sa­tions he has been in­volved with in the Rochester com­mu­nity.’’

With Lions Clubs In­ter­na­tional cel­e­brat­ing its cen­te­nary this year, Bob had will­ingly taken on the role of sec­re­tary of the cen­te­nary com­mit­tee to bring the John Forbes col­lec­tion into Rochester to be the foun­da­tion of a ded­i­cated sports mu­seum.

‘‘With the help of four Lions and sev­eral com­mu­nity mem­bers Bob has spent count­less hours con­tact­ing Forbesy and his many con­tacts to bring the night to what it was,’’ Mr Moon said.

‘‘Some weeks he had been spend­ing up to 40 hours on this project alone.

‘‘Bob is a com­mu­nity man and is, and has been, in­volved in many com­mu­nity and sport­ing bod­ies through­out his life, al­ways giv­ing 100 per cent plus.’’

But Bob’s com­mit­ment to the Rochester com­mu­nity doesn’t be­gin and end with his in­volve­ment with the Lions Club.

Bob has been in­volved in var­i­ous sport­ing clubs in the district and is a life mem­ber of the Rochester Foot­ball Club, Goul­burn Val­ley Foot­ball League, Rochester Ram­blers Cricket Club, Rochester Golf Club and Rochester Bowls Club.

High­est hon­our — Bob Knight with his wife Marg af­ter re­ceiv­ing his fel­low­ship.

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