It is with great pride and a huge amount of respect that we the Rotary Club of Pakenham acknowledge that our illustrious member, and a former President of our club, GEORGE BLENKHORN has been awarded a OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia) in the recently announced Queen's Birthday honours.
The details of George's award are listed below; 
Date Granted7th of June, 2020
CitationFor service to the community of Pakenham.
Media Note
Rotary Club of Pakenham
  • President, 2002-2003.
  • Chairman, Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children, District 9820 International Committee, 2002-2007.
  • Recipient, Paul Harris Fellowship, 2005.
  • Member, since 1992.
P.B. Ronald Memorial Trust Committee
  • Chairperson, current.
  • Member, 16 years.
  • Former Treasurer.
Cardinia Shire Council
  • Mayor, 2010-2011.
  • Councillor, 2008-2016.
Cardinia Relay for Life - Cancer Council of Victoria
  • Chairman, 2013-2015.
  • Committee Member, 2013-2018.
Pakenham Agricultural and Horticultural Society
  • President, 1988.
  • Life Member.
  • Member, since 1978.
Veterinary roles
  • Honorary Veterinarian, Pakenham, Berwick and Dandenong Agricultural Shows and the Royal Melbourne Show.
  • Former Racing Victoria Veterinarian for Pakenham, Cranbourne and Mornington Peninsula.
Announcement EventThe Queen's Birthday
To say that we at the Rotary Club of Pakenham are very proud of George would be an understatement as he is a true gentleman and thoroughly deserves this honour.
WELL DONE GEORGE AND CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!