Our Bob is pride of Lions
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.