It takes someone like Alex Gordon to keep a small community alive.
Alex is a quiet community stalwart, a forward thinker and hard worker who has made a sustained commitment to his community in governance and as a hands-on volunteer.
Since 1963 Alex has been an active member of the Roxburgh Combined Division of St John Ambulance, serving as an ambulance officer, combined division superintendent, and as Roxburgh Area ambulance manager for several years. Now retired as an ambulance officer, Alex is still on the Roxburgh Area Committee. Alex has been recognised for his service to St John with the award of Commander of the Order.
In 1967 he was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship for service above self as a member of the Roxburgh Rotary Club.
Alex continues to play in the Roxburgh Brass Band, something he has enjoyed for over 60 years, including holding band office positions over that time.
Alex has always been instrumental in the development and operation of the Teviot Valley Rest Home, having been elected to the inaugural rest home committee. He is committee chair and a director of Teviot Valley Rest Home Ltd. Alex coordinates fundraising, including a recent debate that raised $21,000 towards additional rooms.
Over many decades and in limitless ways, Alex has made a huge, heartfelt contribution to the benefit of his local community.