On 8 June 2020, the Governor-General announced the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List, recognising the achievements of some great Australians. ACCF is very proud and delighted that two important members of our Foundation was on this honour list.
Congratulations to our Honorary Vice-Patron, The Hon Cr Philip Ruddock AO, Mayor of the City of Hornsby
The Hon Cr Philip Ruddock was awarded the Officer of the Order (AO) for his distinguished service to the people and Parliament of Australia, and to local government. The Hon Cr Philip Ruddock has been a strong supporter of ACCF for more than 20 years. He has always taken time out of his busy schedules to support ACCF. In recent years – 2004 Tsunami Appeal, 2013 Sichuan Earthquake Appeal, 2105 Deb Bailey Foundation Inc, 2018/19 “We Stand as One with Local Farmers – Dilly Drought Drive” Fundraising Appeal and so on.
Congratulations to Mr Phuoc Thang Tran OAM
Mr Phuoc Thang Tran was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in recognition for his service to the Community, especially in elderly service and his achievements in the development of traditional Chinese medicine.
Mr Tran’s achievements are as follows:
- A Trustee of ACCF since 1990 and is a Council Board Member of the Foundation from 2009 to date;
- In 2001, Mr Tran was one of the founders of the Indochinese Elderly Hostel and has now changed its name to Indochinese Aged Care Services. Since its inception Mr Tran has been actively involved in the organisation – he was the Vice-Chairman (2004-2005, 2019), Chairman (2012-2013), Mr Tran was on the Board of Directors since 2016 and a Fundraising committee member & a committee member of the elderly group from 2005 to date;
- Honorary President of the Chinese Medicine Industry Council of Australia from 2009 to date; and
- In 1985 he and his business partner opened the first Chinese Medicine Shop in Sydney named Chinese Ginsengs & Herbs Co (中華蔘茸國藥行).
ACCF wishes to extend our best wishes to both the Hon Cr Philip Ruddock AO and Mr Phuoc Thang Tran OAM and may their good work continue to flourish.