President Bill Murphy and his team conducted a wonderful and meaningful World Peace Day in Cowra. Susan and I attended the 2018 World Peace Day Dinner in the company of Mayor Bill West and Deputy Mayor Judy Smith from Cowra Council.
Guest speaker was Dr Patricia Garcia AO from United Nations Association of AUSTRALIA AND THE National Programme Manager for UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Representing the D9700 Peace Communities Committee were Deidre and Phillip Tome.
The highlight of the evening was the three young ladies who gave a talk on “My Path to Peace” a culmination of the proceedings during the day following the dinner.
Lucy Jones who had spent 12 months in Japan as a Cowra Peace Exchange Student, Jemma Pokoney on 7 million pathways to Peace and Kate Price on how politics play an essential role in keeping the peace. The Chair of the proceedings was Ian Brown who did a splendid job.
The eventual winner of the Youth Public Speaking forum was Jemma Pokoney below: