Time to reflect

by Jenny Gallagher

The year has certainly been an exciting one and we can easily become caught up in the busy rush at this time of the year.

This is a good time to reflect back on the past year to celebrate achievements, and plan ahead for the New Year.

There was a very successful 120th celebration of Rewi Alley’s life and his tireless work to bring about lasting relationships with China is an inspiration.

Getting the Menz Shed in Darfield up and running was all about working with the community to bring about a great place to get together, work together, and laugh together.

A highlight for me personally was the Christmas Picnic in the Park which provided an opportunity for families to get together and celebrate the year. It was a privilege to be able to have such a great event at no cost to families. 

Giving back to communities is especially important at this time of the year when many people may feel lonely and sad. I trust that you and your family and friends will enjoy the Season’s festivities and come back safely and refreshed to take on yet another year full of promises.

Merry Christmas to you all.