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MENZIES, Stanley John, OAM

MENZIES, Dr Stanley John, OAM

'John Menzies, 1966 (Baseball, 1966).

'John Menzies, 1966 (Baseball, 1966).

Dr John Menzies OAM at Albert, 2017.

Dr John Menzies OAM at Albert, 2017.

In the Australia Day Honours of 2019, Dr Stanley 'John' Menzies of Camperdown was awarded Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the general division 'for service to the communities of Western Victoria:'

'John' Menzies was educated at Geelong College from 1963 to December 1966. At College in 1966, he was a School Prefect, Mackie House Captain, Captain of the Swimming Team (member 1963-1965), member of the Athletics Team (1965-1966) and 1st Baseball Team (1963-1966), a Cadet Corps Sergeant, and awardee of 'The Dr Gus Kearney Memorial Prize' for all-round ability and service to the College. Mackie House also won 'The Stanley B Hamilton-Calvert Cup' for the Inter-House Competition and 'The G Logie Smith Shield' for Inter-House Music Competition in 1966. In 1965, 'John' had been awarded 'The J C Cunningham Trophy for the Open Weight Put' and had been a House Prefect. The College played in the Geelong baseball competition and 'John' was awarded Equal Best and Fairest in the Geelong Baseball Association Under 17 League.

His four children were all educated at Geelong College.

'John' attended the Geelong College and Geelong Grammar Albert Centenary Reunion Dinner in France in 2017 and generously performed duty as the 'official' musician, leading the parade to the Reunion dinner, and sensitively playing the bagpipes at the wreath laying ceremony.

His great-uncle, Dr John Rees Porter (1890-1969), a dedicated doctor, was a talented scholar and sportsman at Geelong College and attended the original Albert Reunion Dinner in 1917.

Details of the award of OAM to Dr John Menzies are as follows:

Robinson Street Medical Centre
• Founding Director, since 1978.
• General Practitioner, current.

• Procedural General Practitioner, Camperdown Hospital, current.
• Procedural General Practitioner, Timboon Hospital, current.
• Procedural General Practitioner, Terang Hospital, current.
• Member, Rural Doctors Association of Victoria, current.
• Member, Australian Society of Anaesthetists, current.
• Member, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, current.
• Member, Australian Medical Association, current.
• Member, Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, current.
• Inaugural Chair, Corangamite Managed Clinical Network, 2005-2007.
• Board Member, South West Healthcare, 1999- 2000
• Board Member, Victorian Rural Divisions Coordinating Unit, 1995 -1998.
• Board Member, Corangamite Regional Hospital, 1988-1999.
• Board Member, Rural Doctors Association of Victoria, 1993-1999.
• Board Member, Professional Services Review Board, 1997 - 2000.

Otway Division of General Practice
• Founding Member, since 1995.
• Member, 1995-2001.
• Board Member, 2001-2008.
• Inaugural Medical Director, 1995-2000.

Rural Workforce Agency-Victoria
• Director, 1998-2008.
• Inaugural Chair, 1998-2000.
• Former Member, Initial Planning Committee.

University of Melbourne
• GP supervisor of general practice registrars trainees, since1986.
• Medical student supervisor, current.
• Governor, Victorian Rural Health Scholarship Foundation, 2000- 2004.

Monash, Deakin and Flinders Universities
• Clinical Teacher, current.
• GP Supervisor, Murray City Country Coast Program, current.

• Member, Camperdown Historical Society, current.
• Member, Corangamite Arts, current.
• Member, Dry Stone Walls Association of Australia, current.
• Member, Robert Burns Scottish Festival organising committee, current.
• Member, Robert Burns Club of Camperdown, Victoria, current.
• Member, Warrnambool and District Pipe Band, current.

Sources:; 'OAM Honour for Camperdown GP on Australia Day' by Katrina Lovell, 'Camperdown Standard' 25 January 2019.''
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