34     Appreciation: John Ruhle

That the Assembly resolve:

To express its thanks to John Ruhle as he marks his retirement from UnitingWorld. John has had a long engagement with the Relief and Development work of the agency. Over the past eleven years, he served with distinction as a member of the Relief and Development National Committee and subsequently as its chair. He was a wise and engaged chair who encouraged debate, faced issues openly and provided a congenial and safe environment for members to speak freely. He helped to steer the current major change in the governance of the agency. John provided great support and counsel to the National Directors in his weekly phone meetings with them. He will leave a lasting legacy with UnitingWorld.

Proposer: Colleen Geyer
Seconder: Richard La'Brooy