Nominated by Bernie Wilson, President of the Rotary Club of Bribie on behalf of the Board, Gillian and David Parry are longstanding, hard-working members of Bribie Rotary. Very much partners in service, they tirelessly give of themselves to the Bribie community.
Gillian, a past Rotarian of the Year and currently the Community Service Director, is the convenor of the Rotary Market held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at Brennan Park. This is an arduous job involving liaising with stallholders, handling the various issues and managing the rosters for Rotarians to staff the van. This involves being at the park at 5 am and leaving around 1 pm. David and Gillian's work at the market is instrumental in enabling Rotary to donate much-needed funds to the Bribie community. Gillian also assists with Rotary’s very popular Trivia and Film nights.
The couple have been very involved in Youth Exchange, including hosting and counselling. They also help with packing days at Donations in Kind, where donated goods and repurposed medical equipment is sent to communities in need here in Australia and overseas. Gillian, an active member of St. Peter's Anglican Church, is also a volunteer at Meals on Wheels, takes books to the Bribie Kindy for their outdoor library and was an organiser last year of Lift the Lid Fund Raiser for mental health.
Rotary Club President Bernie Wilson said, "Gillian and David are quiet achievers, who don't look for accolades, who want to get on and service their community and get the job done. They epitomise the true Rotary spirit of putting Service Above Self. Gillian and David are very worthy recipients of the QLD Car Sales & Detailing Volunteer Award".
Volunteers can be nominated for this free service via an email outlining how the person puts back into the community as a volunteer, has a selfless outlook in serving our community and describing the work of the worthy organisation the volunteer works for. Nominations should be sent by email to Wes at firstname.lastname@example.org .