Geoff Melville steps back from a lifetime of service
Empire Bay resident Mr Geoff Melville is taking a step back from a lifetime of service to the Peninsula community.
He has moved into an aged care facility at Umina.
Mr Melville is known throughout the Peninsula for his years of service to the Empire Bay Progress Association and the Rotary Club of Umina Beach, of which he has been a member for over 30 years.
Mr Melville made the move into Peninsula Villages' Don Leggett House due to an ongoing health issue that has begun to affect his mobility.
Mr Melville said he had settled into his new surrounds nicely and was enjoying his time in the village.
"I'm quite happy here and I'm always happy to have a chat and welcome visitors," Mr Melville said.
Mr Melville will continue on as a member of the Rotary Club but has stepped down from his role as editor of the club's Torque newsletter, with Mr Simon Darwin now taking on the role.
Some of Mr Melville's most notable achievements during his lifetime of community service include holding multiple board positions, including the presidency, with the Empire Bay Progress Association and Rotary Club of Umina Beach, and organising the Anzac Day ceremony at the Empire Bay Cenotaph for 20 years.
He has received numerous accolades and community service awards including four Paul Harris Fellowship Awards and a Rotary International Avenues of Service Citation.
He has worked with the Peninsula District Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal as a fundraising committee member since 2001 and, most recently, received a NSW Government Local Achievement Award for service to the community.
Interview (Dilon Luke), 4 Jun 2019
Geoff Melville, Umina
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