Malcolm Watson receives civil honour
Well known Rosarian Malcolm Watson has been named as a recipient of the Order of Australia Medal (OAM); one of this country’s highest civil awards.
Malcolm has received many awards from within the rose fraternity, including the Australian Rose Award, the TA Stewart Memorial Medal and the World Rose Award. The citation for the latest award, in part reads, “This incomplete record demonstrates a lifetime commitment to volunteer work and is testament to Mr Malcolm Watson’s unique ability for organisation and hard work for the benefit of others. It is also noteworthy that Mr Watson is one of the humblest of men. He generously supports others in their roles and does not seek the recognition that has been justly afforded him.”
As a fiercely proud Australian, it is fitting that this award is announced as part of the Australia Day honours list.
Malcolm is highly respected within the rose fraternity for his selfless and extensive contribution over more than 40 years, in many roles; to the administration of regional, state, national and world rose organisations.
This honour will be celebrated by many hundreds of Rosarians worldwide who count Malcolm as a friend.
On behalf of the National Rose Society of Australia and the Rose Society of South Australia I offer sincere congratulations to Malcolm on this very special honour.
President, National Rose Society of Australia
Immediate Past President, Rose Society of South Australia.