Some traditions have a lot of value as the Rotary Club of Parkes recently discovered. The club reinstated an event that was previously held annually by hosting a combined service clubs dinner. Parkes Action Club and the Quota Club of Parkes combined with Rotary to organise the dinner and host former Australian politician Kay Hull.
Kay was the first female NSW National to be elected to Federal Parliament and the first female Chief Nationals Whip.
In her address Kay spoke about peace, the value of the young people to our communities, reconciliation with Australia’s First Peoples, and ‘the good old days’ that were perhaps not as good as we’d like to remember them.
“Communal harmony is the tool in the process of peace. When we embrace the formula of caring, sharing and acceptance then we have a greater chance of living a peaceful and fulfilling life with fewer concerns for our health and well-being,” said Kay.
While we are subjected to doom and gloom on a daily basis, Kay said we needed to stop and take stock of the fact 95% of our society were good living and giving community members. “Australia is the most giving nation in the world. Every day groups of individuals band together and rise up to support others. We are a truly amazing country.”
Quota will organise a combined service clubs dinner in 2019, followed by the Action Club in 2020.