Home Hill News

Mr Rigano shines light on the Importance of volunteering

Cane Farmer Joe Rigano and his new town map

OUR report last month with regard to the project by local cane farmer, Joe Rigano to install a town map of Home Hill and the history behind the original attempts to install the map, has had a follow-up from Mr Rigano with regard to his history with the Home Hill Apex Club. 

Home Hill still has many of its town residents, just like Joe Rigano, who volunteer their time to assist local organisations and that assistance is very welcome. 

However, it is also no secret that the number of volunteers is dwindling considerably with many organisations desperately in need of helpers to carry on their work into the future. 

Service clubs, in particular, are well down on numbers compared to past years and they would welcome more younger members to put their hands up and help contribute to their efforts. 

That is where a suggestion from Joe Rigano to recognise some of the past efforts of our former service clubs would go a long way towards assisting the clubs that are left. 

Home Hill currently has Rotary and Lions Clubs—but the town did have the former Apex Club, a Lioness Club, a Junior Farmers organisation, and a very active Rotaract Club that we can recall. 

Those clubs raised a considerable amount of money over the years of their existence and spent those funds on the betterment of the town as a whole. 

Not many current residents would remember the Lloyd Mann Gardens being the former Apex Park and there are many other projects that could offer a reminder of the efforts of past service clubs. 

It is something to think about for the future and it could also act as a reminder to residents of how important it would be to offer their services as volunteers to local organisations.