The Award

The Purpose

The presentation of a Royce Abbey Award will:

  • Recognise a Rotarian who has demonstrated enthusiasm and commitment, consistent with Royce Abbey’s Presidential Theme of 1988/89: ‘Put Life into Rotary, Your Life’
  • Provide AUD$1,000.00 to support the Royce and Jean Abbey Vocational Scholarship
  • Acknowledge Royce Abbey’s contribution to Rotary and to the local and international community

Over 350 Royce Abbey Awards have been bestowed on Rotarians both domestically and internationally.

The benefits of the Award:

    • The Award helps maintain membership

    • The Award provides recognition for enthusiasm and effort

    • Funds raised by the Award support the Royce & Jean Abbey Endowed Scholarship

    • The Award and Scholarship promote good international relations

    • The Award supports The Rotary Foundation

    • The Award fits the Four Way Test

To date:

    • More than 350 Rotarians have received Royce Abbey Awards

    • More than 30 different Rotary Clubs in 8 Districts have bestowed Awards, including:Essendon, Strathmore, Flemington, Melbourne, Central Melbourne Sunrise, Baccus Marsh, Bendigo-Strathdale, Shepparton Central, Maryborough, Keilor, Melton, Geelong East, Camberwell, Brighton, Drovedale, Balwyn, Footscray, Jakarta-Metro, Richmond, Manila, Belmont, Melton Valley, Belvoir-Wodonga, Southbank, Tullamarine, Prahran, Albert Park, Torquay, Mosman WA, Oakleigh, Booragoon W.A., Bookvale NSW , Morwell, Drysdale

    • The Award has helped finance more than twenty Royce and Jean Abbey Vocational Scholarships