Monday, May 24, 2010

23 March 2010

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends of St Mary’s School,
It’s hard to believe that we are beginning week eight of the year already.
Yesterday was, of course, Otago Anniversary Day. This is always an excellent time to reflect on how fortunate our lives are here in Otago, and what life may have held for us if our antecedents had not taken a huge risk and emigrated to New Zealand.
While it is important to be proud of who we are and where we come from, I believe that we also have a dept of service to pay to those who went before us and shaped this great province. The explorers and pioneers, the settlers and farmers, the builders and miners, of course the soldiers and visionaries.
These people took risks because they believed that they could build a great place to live not just for themselves but for future generations. We support their legacy by showing loyalty and giving of ourselves to further develop our communities.
Every time you do something for someone else without expecting a reward them you honor the memory of our forefathers.
So by coaching sport, by serving on boards or committees, by being involved in community
projects you honor the memory of our forefathers.

Have a great week.
Regards, Mike Brosnahan

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