Posted by Barry Erlenwein on Mar 29, 2019
Members from our club, President Hakim Gassiep, Secretary Barry Erlenwein, Alf Reina and Ritesh Prasad visited the The Islamic Education and Awareness of Casey Association.
 
Secretary Barry Erlenwein made this speech below.
Members from our club, President Hakim Gassiep, Secretary Barry Erlenwein, Alf Reina and Ritesh Prasad visited the The Islamic Education and Awareness of Casey Association.
 
Secretary Barry Erlenwein made this speech below.
 
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on this senseless and unspeakable act of violence on your fellow Muslim brothers and sisters in Christchurch New Zealand.
 
Words can't express how saddened we are to hear of this senseless act.
 
We cannot imagine the sadness you must be feeling from this loss. 
 
Words fall short of expressing our sorrow for your fellow Muslim brothers and sisters.
 
Our Rotary Club is very diverse, we have a mix of different nationalities and religions and we all work together.
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
  • FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
We extend to you and your members an invitation to attend one of our meetings. We would be honoured to welcome you as our guests.
 
Alf Reina made this speech below.
 
On behalf of the members of the Rotary Club of Casey, we wish to express our heartfelt condolences on the senseless and unspeakable act of violence on so many Muslim brothers and sisters in Christchurch, New Zealand, last Friday.
 
We were saddened and outraged to hear of this senseless act, which targeted innocent people at prayer. We can only imagine the sadness and sense of loss that you and the members of your community must be feeling at this time. 
 
As neighbours and fellow Australians, we want you to know that you are not alone in your grief. We share your sorrow and offer you our friendship and solidarity at this sad time.
 
The membership of our Rotary Club is quite diverse, with a mix of people from many parts of the world, different backgrounds and religions. But we all work together for the benefit of our local community and for the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship.
 
Once again, please accept our condolences and friendship.
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