22nd June 2021
Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie)—I'd like to acknowledge the wonderful efforts of Maureen Turner from Toronto. Last year I had the pleasure of meeting Maureen through U3A, but I didn't learn until recently about the decades she has spent helping those who truly need it, not just at home but across the globe. Maureen has been involved with Rotary for over 20 years and currently serves as the International Service Director for Toronto Rotary Club. She has travelled at her own expense to Cambodia on numerous occasions to help build 11 water wells for villagers, and distributed mechanical prosthetic hands for landmine victims. She also travelled to Vanuatu to help make school uniforms and repair schools which had been destroyed by cyclones. Closer to home, Maureen volunteers with Toronto and District Stroke Club, helping people rebuild their lives after a stroke. As a volunteer with The Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels and Bolton Point RSL she has distributed countless food packages and presents each Christmas. Maureen really is one in a million. I thank her for all that she has does and continues to do for the vulnerable in our local and global communities.
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