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SYNOT, Walter Ross OAM

SYNOT, Walter Ross OAM

Community service worker, spokesperson and talented badminton player, Ross Synot was a student at East Geelong State School before continuing his education at Geelong College from February 1957 to December 1959. At College he was a member of Shannon House and in his final year a member of the 1st Tennis Team.

In the Australia Day Honours List, 2015 Ross Synot was awarded the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division in recognition of his 'service to sport, and to the community of Geelong' .

Ross Synot (Synot).

Ross Synot (Synot).

The following is the detailed citation from the Governor General's Australia Day, 2015 awards list:

Inaugural Chair and Founder, Bravehearts Geelong, 2010-2013; Patron, since 2013.
President, Barwon Sports Academy, 2006-2011 and Ambassador, since 2011.
Treasurer, Sovereign Order of St John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller, Grand Priory of Australasia, 2010-2013.
Treasurer, Sovereign Order of St John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller, Victorian Priory, 2003-2010; Secretary. Knight Commander of Justice, since 2008 (CJSJ).
Advisor/Treasurer, ME/CFS Geelong Support Group, since 2012; Convenor, 2000-2012 and Board Member.
Ambassador, Jiangsu Taihu Cadres Sanatorium, Wuxi, China, since 2010.
Patron, Australian Masters Games, 2013.
Treasurer, Noble Street Uniting Church, since 2003.
Mentor, Small Business Mentoring Service Inc, since 2012.
President, Rotary Club of Belmont; Treasurer, Community Services Director.
Convenor/Member, Badminton Committee, Australian Masters Games, 2005-2011; Member, Advisory Board, 2009 Games; Chair, Finance Committee, 2009.
President, Futsal Geelong, 2009-2012.
Board Member, G21 Regional Alliance, 2005-2008, Leader, Sport and Recreation Pillar Group, Project Champion 2009 Australian Masters Games, Project Champion Barwon Sports Academy.
President, Badminton Geelong, 1998-2009; 1988-1994 and 1975-1976.
President, Badminton Victoria, 2001-2003, Board member; Manager/Selector, State Team and Life Member, since 2004.
Event Director, Under 15 Australasian Championships, Badminton Australia, 2007 and 2005 and Board Member.
Member, Barwon South Western Long Stay Older Patient Initiative Project Team, 2007-2011.
President, Do Care Geelong, 2005-2008 including as Vice President and Foundation Treasurer, 1979-1984 and Director, 2004- 2011.
Competition Manager, Southern University Games .
Assistant Treasurer, Geelong Lawn Tennis Club and Tournament Director.
President, Workers Badminton Club
President, Extended Care Society of Victoria.
Chairman, Barwon Region Health and Community Care Council.
Chairman, Services to Older and Disabled People Advisory Committee, Barwon.
Member, Barwon South Western Region Aged Care Advisory Committee.
Chairman, Benevolent Fund to Infirm Pensioners.
Chairman, Rotary Dialysis Appeal, Geelong Hospital.
Chairman/Convenor, Chief Executives Consultative Group, Barwon/South Western Health Region.
Board Member, Kalkee Community Care.
Board Member, Vital Link Geelong.
President, Geelong Rostrum Club, and also Secretary.
Chairman, Planning Committee, Geelong Campus of the University of the Third Age.
Member, Skilled Stadium Advisory Committee, Sports House.
Distinguished Service Award, Badminton Victoria, 2009 and Administrator of the Year, 2006.
Certificate of Volunteerism, Victorian Government, 2006.

Sources: accessed 27 Jan 2015.
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