Rotary Melbourne 5 Apr
Rotary Melbourne Weekly Club Meeting - 5 April 2023
Guest Speaker James Tomkins, OAM, OLY, Olympic Rower
Topic ‘Doing the right thing in sport is sometimes hard and sometimes easy.’
Time 12.30 for 12.50 -2.00pm
Venue No35 Restaurant Sofitel Hotel on Collins
Price $55 (2Course lunch) / $10 ZOOM Only access
James Tomkins, OAM, OLY is an Australian rower, seven-time World Champion and a three-time Olympic gold medallist. He is Australia's most awarded oarsman,
having made appearances at six Olympic games eleven World Championships. He was the stroke of Australia's prominent world class crew – the coxless four known as the Oarsome Foursome.
James was named 2008 Victorian Father of the Year by the Father's Day Council of Victoria Inc. In 2010 he was inducted as a member of the Rowing Victoria Hall of Fame and that same year the International Rowing Federation awarded Tomkins the Thomas Keller Medal for his outstanding international rowing career. It is the sport's highest honour. In 2012 he was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame and was elected to the IOC Athletes' Commission. He is currently serving as an IOC member.