After a little bit of 'roasting, in a more serious vein, Peter referred to Ian’s big “trust me” grin and the fact that his mind was always racing, like Kevin Sheedy, with the next idea, even if sometimes it had to be reined in or tweaked a little to fit within the bounds of reality. Peter referred further to Ian’s passion for Rotary and his pride in the organisation, his integrity and sincerity.
Ray Welsford then presented Heardies’ This is Your Rotary Life, making special mention of the club’s activities during his Induction Year (1981-1982), his year as President (2002-2003), and his final year of membership (2021-2022). There was also a record of the facts that he was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow Recognition (26 June 2003), Sapphire (24 June 2010), Avenues of Service Citation (23 June 2011), and the Stewart Dumesny Award (30 June 2016).
There was special mention of his outstanding contribution to the Hole-in-One, the development of the BBQ program, and to the club fellowship by making his home available for pie nights, BBQs, footy watching, and other activities.
Ian Heard with President Cliff Heath and HIO Chair Peter Reeve at the final of 2021-22 Hole in One Final
Special mention was made of the support Ian received from Margaret through the many years.
Noel Kenna spoke of Ian’s enthusiasm for golf and the many adventures they had all round Australia at activities of the International Fellowship of Golfing Rotarians.