Max Ellis Award: The Presidential Award

This award was introduced by Past President Max Ellis during his term of office. In his words it is the honour of the incumbent President to choose a club member who is the “Best and Fairest” for that Rotary year – for dedicated and selfless service by a non-board member.


  1. 1974-75 Jim Porter
  2. 1975-76 Bill Rodd
  3. 1976-77 George Symons
  4. 1977-78 Alan Williams
  5. 1978-79 John Parsons
  6. 1979-80 Graeme Norris
  7. 1980-81 Len Pascoe
  8. 1981-82 Gordon Hellyer
  9. 1982-83 Don Allen
  10. 1983-84 Frank Monti
  11. 1984-85 Vic Wodetski
  12. 1985-86 Graham Neivandt
  13. 1986-87 Bill Hoare
  14. 1987-88 Darrel Walker
  15. 1988-89 Bob Forbes
  16. 1989-90 Ken Gittins
  17. 1990-91 Laurie O’Farrell
  18. 1991-92 John Grylls
  19. 1992-93 John Vercoe
  20. 1993-94 Tony Britt
  21. 1994-95 Keith Inglis
  22. 1995-96 Gerald Kavanagh
  23. 1996-97 Jenni Hillman
  24. 1997-98 Bill Ashman
  25. 1998-99 Tony Plant
  26. 1999-00 Marilyn Botwood
  27. 2000-01 Gerald Kavanagh
  28. 2001-02 Graham Neivandt
  29. 2002-03 Ken Gittins
  30. 2003-04 Bev Ormerod
  31. 2004-05 Ruth O’Connell
  32. 2005-06 Ken Briggs
  33. 2006-07 David Carbury
  34. 2007-08 Andrew Palmer
  35. 2008-09 Wendy Learmount
  36. 2009-10 Ian Ellis
  37. 2010-11 Elaine Harrington
  38. 2011-12 Greg Noonan
  39. 2012-13 Tony Plant
  40. 2013-14 Bernie Young
  41. 2014-15 Anne Peace
  42. 2015-16 Sue and Trevor Hawking
  43. 2016-17 Jennie and Clive Hughes

Rotarians Jennie and Clive Hughes with their Max Ellis award.