President: Tony Penna
Vice-President: Marcus de Rijk
Secretary: Richard Drew
Treasurer: Laszlo Kuchurszki
It is with great sadness that we advise of the unexpected passing of Marcus de Rijk. Marcus sadly passed away after a tragic accident. Deeply committed to the community, Marcus had been a committee member and office bearer for three years. His kind, gentle and diplomatic nature made him a much-loved member of our committee and our community.
A talented musician, Marcus was a valued member of the Rats of Tobruk Memorial Pipes & Drums band. We were fortunate to enjoy his drumming earlier this year and were honoured to share his performance of Amazing Grace from his balcony on ANZAC Day in full uniform. You might also remember his feature as Southbanker in the May edition of Southbank Local News.
As a member of the RMIT community, Marcus worked in learning systems and championed diversity and inclusion in work practices.
Marcus and his wife Claire are due to have their first baby in July. We send our sincerest condolences to Claire and the rest of Marcus' family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.
Marcus' passing is an immeasurable loss to our community and he will be profoundly missed.