Honorary Life Membership is the highest recognition given by RSPCA Victoria. Awarded by our Board of Directors
, Honorary Life Membership acknowledges those individuals who have made a significant contribution to RSPCA Victoria and animal welfare.
Honorary Life Membership was awarded for the first time in 2008, according to new eligibility guidelines and criteria. This new policy extended the criteria to ensure that people who previously may not have been considered for nomination, were eligible.
Nominations open on 5 June for our 2017 Honorary Life Membership and will be accepted online. We welcome the community to nominate an animal welfare leader who may be eligible. For more information including eligibility criteria, view our nomination policy.
At our 2016 Annual General Meeting in October 2016, Honorary Life Membership was awarded to:
Mr Tim Campbell
Tim Campbell is an Australian stage and screen actor who has supported RSPCA Victoria for the last nine years through his role as ambassador of RSPCA Victoria. Tim has provided his time free of charge and has been the master of ceremonies at the Million Paws Walk and World Animal Day Gala Ball for over 9 years. He is a passionate advocate for RSPCA Victoria, which includes sharing our messages with his large fan base, both online and offline. In 2014 Tim launched a new music album and donated a portion of the profits to RSPCA Victoria. He has also previously organised an exclusive concert for RSPCA Victoria staff, volunteers and supporters to thank them for their hard work. Tim and his husband, Anthony Callea, adopted their fur baby Oscar from the RSPCA Victoria Burwood East shelter. Although based in Australia and the USA, Tim continues to provide ongoing support to RSPCA Victoria at every opportunity.
Ms Vicki Jackson
Vicki coordinated the Daylesford Million Paws Walk in 2016, which is the first time the event was held in Daylesford. The event was a great success, raising over $4,000, with Vicki using her personal funds to organise the day.
Vicki has been a Champion Circle member for 19 years and a financial supporter of the RSPCA Victoria for over 20 years.
Mr Josef Mika
Josef has been volunteering at the RSPCA Castlemaine Op Shop for 16 years. With his handy-man skills and ‘can do’ approach he has assisted the RSPCA Castlemaine Op Shop in saving on expenses by providing general maintenance for the Op Shop and even mowing the lawn. His lovely demeanour displays his compassionate nature and great dedication and commitment to the RSPCA and the Op Shop team. When someone visits the Op Shop they can immediately see his great work and the positive influence he has had on the team.
Ms Gigi Hodges
Gigi has been a loyal and dedicated volunteer for RSPCA Victoria’s Financial Services Team for the last 20 years. Gigi is friendly, reliable and punctual and has great attention to detail.
Gigi has performed the following tasks as part of her volunteering role: opening and sorting of mail, sending receipts and reminder letters (debtors), membership birthday cards for junior members, preparing used stamps for our Opportunity Shops, filing and archiving.