Sir Clem Renouf, an unassuming accountant from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Charter Secretary of the Rotary Club of Nambour and Past Rotary International President ignited the global Rotary campaign to end the scourge of Polio, a program that has saved untold millions of people from one of the world's most terrible diseases. Sir Clem passed away on Thursday 11th June 2020. Click on Read More  to read the tribute from District Governor Grant Hocking. Click on this link to view this feature story on Sir Clem that went to air in April 2010 on the ABC's 7:30 Report . Vale PRIP Sir Clem Renouf.
It is with much sadness that I report to you that PRIP Sir Clem Renouf passed away last night.
As a founding member and charter secretary of RC Nambour, Sir Clem became District Governor in 1965-66, and went on to serve as President of Rotary International in 1978-79.
Sir Clem was a giant in Rotary history as the instigator of the 3-H program that led to the polio eradication effort. We know him as the person who started the goal of Polio Eradication.
What a tragic loss, but what a fantastic life that impacted and bettered the lives of those around him and around the world. Sir Clem made a difference and changed lives now and into the future.
Everyone in the Rotary world and more broadly will be saddened by this news but also thankful that we were connected through Rotary.
Details of his funeral are unknown at this time, but I will keep you updated as details come to hand.
Grant Hocking ASM (Melissa)
Woodend Rotary
District 9800
District Governor 2019-2020
Phone: 0429 802 722