Below is the citation read at the ceremony,
"We present to Your Excellency, in accordance with our Statutes, Rodney Frost, For admission to our Order as a member.
Rodney Frost commenced volunteering at Dumbleyung in 1980, and has now served 38 years with St John. He has contributed an extraordinary amount of time volunteering, with an average of 300 hours duty annually. He is currently the sub centres vice chair person.
Rodney leads his peers at the Dumbleyung Sub Centre through being the chair person for many years. His standing in the local community is strong. He is an integral part of the wider community through his development of organic farming practices and their gentle impact on the local geography.
As a true leader, he is supportive, empowering the sub centre people he works alongside, providing them opportunities to lead, and to develop their own special skills to ensure the sub centres in Dumbleyung and surrounding areas work as a cohesive team.
I present to Your Excellency,
Member of our Order"
We congratulate Rod again on this amazing achievement! He has been and continues to be an important part of the St John community and our local community! Well done Rod, very well deserved!
What is the Order of St John?
The ‘Order of St John’ is an Order of Chivalry under the Crown, this means that it was created by a Royal Charter under the authority of Queen Victoria during 1888, with a similar structure to other Royal Orders of Chivalry. These Orders are designed to recognise outstanding service, usually but not necessarily voluntary service to the community. Members of the Order are nominated by their peers.