Vale John Cannon (Deceased 9/11/11)
John William Cannon (wife Pam)
Past President 1978-1079 Paul Harris Fellow 1995
Member joined 20th September 1972, Resigned on movement to Rotary Village, Modbury 16/7/05
Honorary Member 31/10/05 – 9/11/11
John’s presidential year saw an enthusiastic Major Activity Committee running a Lyell McEwin Hospital Fete raising funds to purchase a foetal monitor, and the second Elizabeth Fayre, a Rotary venture which had begun the previous year. John’s connections saw a closer relationship develop with the Apex club and the Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce who actively participated in the event.
The club hosted an excellent student from the Netherlands and sent a student from Elizabeth to New York State USA where she had a very successful year.
John’s musical ability supported Rotary Showtime and he was heavily involved in the community with Para Hills Brass Band.
John was a mentor to new members and is remembered for his gentle, courteous manner.