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Author's Name: Stuart Stone
Date: Fri 31 Jul 2020

Honorary Membership to Tony Bayliss

        

Stuart Stone told us that retiring member Tony Bayliss joined the Rotary Club of Karrinyup forty three years ago in February 1977, making him our second longest serving member after Charter Member Ian McDonagh. 

During his many long years with us, Tony has served the club in many different capacities including:

  • Director of International Service 1980-1981.
  • Director of Youth Service 1981-1982.
  • Club Programs 1982-1983.
  • Directed the RC Karrinyup Nurse of Year Award for many years.
  • Worked on the Scout Hall and Ear-Bus projects giving advice on air conditioning.
  • Risk Management and Youth Protection Officer for many years. 

Tony was named a Paul Harris Fellow in 1991-1992 and received a Sapphire Pin in 2015-2016 for his huge contribution to the Earbus project.

Tony brought the values of academic excellence to the Rotary Club through his UWA Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Life Membership of the Royal Perth Yacht Club and through his father Noel, who was the 1927 Victorian Rhodes Scholar, Professor of Chemistry at UWA, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry. Together with his late wife Janet, who passed away suddenly in 2013, Tony was very active in the Rotary Club social life.

Stuart called on President Richard Prunster, who thanked Tony for his many years of service and was delighted to present him with Honorary Membership of the Rotary Club of Karrinyup. Richard mentioned that, as the second youngest member of the club, he was in awe of Tony, who had been a club member since before he was even born!


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