The Canberra Liberals have today paid tribute and acknowledged Rotary and Rotarians, this year celebrating 100 years of service.
In a speech delivered to the Legislative Assembly, Liberal Member for Murrumbidgee Jeremy Hanson said Rotary is a non-political, non-religious humanitarian organisation that brings the highest and most noble ideas of service to all people around the world.
“Our local Rotary District encompasses passionate men and women in around 50 Rotary Clubs, within that district there are 11 clubs in the ACT,” said Mr Hanson.
“In 1978 Rotary was a pioneer in the fight against polio and started with a very ambitious goal to reach a polio-free world.
“The eradication of polio is one of Rotary’s longest standing and most significant efforts. Along with international partners, Rotary has helped immunise more than 2.5 billion children against polio.
“I acknowledgement the achievements and service by Rotary and Rotarians over the past century and thank District Governor Michael Moore and all our local district Rotarians for their continued service,” Mr Hanson concluded.