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THE ROYCE AND JEAN ABBEY VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP 

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THE ROYCE ABBEY AWARD

The Royce and Jean Abbey Vocational Scholarship and the Royce Abbey Award were established in recognition of Royce Abbey's contribution to Rotary as an inspirational Rotarian and leader from 1954 to 2014, and as president of Rotary International in 1988-89. 

We invite you to investigate our website which shall help you learn more about Royce Abbey, The Royce and Jean Abbey Vocational Scholarship and Royce Abbey Award.

Royce Abbey speaking at the District 280 Conference in Albury in 1969

THE ROYCE AND JEAN ABBEY ENDOWED FUND AND VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

In recognition of Royce Abbey’s year as World President, the District Governors of 1988/89 established the Royce & Jean Endowed Fund within The Rotary Foundation. Royce and Jean Abbey decided that the Endowed Fund would finance  agricultural and related scholarships to assist communities in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Scholarship recipients would spend up to three months in Australia undertaking practical training in his or her field assisted by funding of USD$10,000.

Royce Abbey and Jean Abbey
THE ROYCE ABBEY AWARD

The Royce Abbey Award is available to Rotary Clubs wishing to recognise Rotarians showing enthusiasm and commitment to the Ideals of Rotary.

By doing so the club contributes  AUD$1,000 to the Royce and Jean Abbey Endowed Fund within The Rotary Foundation Permanent Fund.

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ABOUT ROYCE ABBEY AO DCM

Royce Abbey joined the Rotary Club of Essendon, District 9800, Victoria, Australia in 1954. After roles as Club President 1963/64, District Governor 1969/70, Board Member of Rotary International 1976/77, Vice-President 1977/78, he was nominated and served as President of Rotary International in the year 1988/89. He was the third Australian to attain that position following Sir Angus Mitchell and Sir Clem Renouf. The motto for the 1988/89 Rotary Year was, “Put Life Into Rotary - Your Life’. Royce subsequently served for six years as a Trustee of The Rotary Foundation including one year as Chair of the Board of Trustees.

WATCH ONE OF OUR VERY OWN BEING SURPRISED WITH A ROYCE ABBEY AWARD