Community Service

Community Service has been part of my life since my days as a Brownie and Girl Guide in Adelaide many years ago.  Most of my life I have been doing service for free – just to help whatever community I am living in at the time.

In the last three years, I have been a Volunteer at the Caboolture Historical Village, not far from home.  It is a place of great Australian history – where I have been able to learn a lot more about the way people lived in this area way back over the last nearly 200 years.

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Old Hotel at the Historical Village

What surprises me is how few people actually do community service of any type.  The organisations such as Lions, Rotary, school P & C’s are finding it hard to get the number of parents they need to keep the school events going.

(Read below for a joke)

I have always found it fulfilling. I meet new people, which has been especially helpful when I moved to a new location and knew no one.  One almost always learns new skills too. I first became a volunteer as I have explained above, and I looked at the organisations in my locality, but could not find one initially that appealed.  Then a new one started and I became one of the members of that new group, and together with an enthusiastic team we have done marvellous things in the community.  The best bit, is that I have made some great friendships.

Someone sent me this joke, that I can’t help but repeat.

Did you know that Lions have sex six times a day?  Have you heard that?

I was with a senior gentleman the other day, and I asked “Are you in Lions or Rotary?”   I knew the answer, before I asked the question.  He replied “Rotary”

“Oh,” said I, “I heard Lions have sex six times a day”.  I could see him thinking, and then he laughed.  “You got me!” he laughed.

I hope this has made you smile.

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About Di Hill

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