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10 things you didn't know about Robert MacMillan

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Robert MacMillan is known universally as one of Kingston's leading social arbiters. His parties are always the toast of high-society, the A-crowder. This socialite also has the enviable reputation of hosting some of the city's better soirées, which makes an invitation to his home a preferred invite coveted by many.

He is chairman of Jamaica's oldest advertising agency, the pioneering MacMillan Advertising Limited, founded in 1929 by his late father, Dudley MacMillan. It's not all party and no social conscience for the affable Robert MacMillan who has served as dean of the Consular Corps of Jamaica, and is a committed Rotarian who has served the organisation for an unbroken 40 years. Today, we share 10 things, you did not know about one of upper St Andrew's leading personalities!

1 Was the youngest president of the Rotary Club of Kingston, 1980-81.

2 Won a prize for a short story called Reggaematic Party Monster in the annual Festival Competition.

3 An avid motorcyclist, who has been cycling since the age of 15 and has owned several motorcycles over the years, his current motorbike being '73 Moto Guzzi, 'California' V7.

4 Served on The Salvation Army's Advisory Board for over 30 years - rising to chairman.

5 Reads Zen Buddhist stories.

6 Attended the Aaron Banks Karate Academy, New Your City.

7 Attended the Moscow Film Festival in 1985 and 1987 at which he met and maintained a friendship with the late 'Jack Valenti', the then head of the Motion Picture Association of America.

8 Received the highest honour of the Trans Canada Advertising Agency network, becoming inducted as a master advertising practitioner in 1987.

9 Is the first ever appointed honorary consul of the Republic of Iceland to Jamaica.

10 Enjoys growing exotic species of trees and raises Catahoula Leopard hound dogs.