District Governor Ron Pascoe, District C2 2012-13
Ron Pascoe was born in Sydney in 1941 and grew up in Melbourne. He attended four schools during his primary school years; the last one was Camberwell Grammar School, where he also completed his secondary education.
Ron completed a Science degree & Diploma of Education at Monash University before becoming a teacher in the Victorian Education Department. He subsequently completed post graduate degrees in Education at Monash and at the University of New England.
Ron is married to Nina, who is an Assistant Principal at Irymple Secondary College near Mildura. They have two adult children. Heather (26) is a Hospital Medical Officer at Geelong Base Hospital. Geoffrey (24) is in his final year of a combined Science/Engineering degree at Monash University.
Ron sporting interest is in following Essendon in the AFL; a somewhat frustrating experience in the past few years!
Ron was a teacher of Mathematics & Physics in Victoria for 33 years. In that period, he was in schools in the Victorian towns of Hamilton, Shepparton, Mildura and St Arnaud. He also spent a year as an exchange teacher in Denver, Colorado, USA. He retired in 1997.
The year that Ron spent in Denver gave him the opportunity to travel throughout USA and Canada. Around that time, he also travelled to New Zealand and Europe/Great Britain. He is somewhat of a railway fan, so much of the travel in North America & Europe was by train. In later years, Nina & Ron have travelled with Heather & Geoffrey to New Zealand, North America, Great Britain, Europe and Hong Kong. The latest trip for Nina & Ron was to the International Convention in Busan, Korea followed by two weeks in China.
Ron started his service club life by joining Apex in Hamilton in 1968. He spent over 13 years in the Apex clubs of Hamilton, Sherbourne-Shepparton and Merbein, holding a number of positions including President, Secretary and Treasurer at various times.
In 1984, Ron joined Mildura Lions club. Apart from about 15 months with St Arnaud Lions, he has been there ever since. During that period, he has been President in 1992-93 and 2010-11, Secretary and Treasurer each for 4 years, bulletin editor and Youth of the Year chairman. In 2006, he joined C2 Cabinet as Youth of the Year chairman for Regions 5 & 6, a position that he had for 3 years. Since then, he has been Zone chairman, 2nd VDG and 1st VDG.
In 2007, Ron was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship; he was made a Life Member in 2011.