The Rotary Club of Hall’s Remembrance Day ceremony on November 11th continues to attract greater numbers.

This year, to commemorate the 100th year since the end of WW1 proved popular with the Hall community members.

Currently, the Rotary Club of Hall is hosting a Youth Exchange student from Japan. Monami Susaki is here on a cultural exchange for 12 months and is attending Lake Ginninderra College. Last week, Monami visited the Australian War Memorial to see the Armistice Centenary poppy display. She was noticeably moved when she joined RCH President, Janine Linklater in the laying a wreath on behalf of the Rotary Club of Hall.

The Hall cenotaph area was renamed ‘Jim Rochford Grove’ following the passing of Jim Rochford, at the age of 102. Jim was a founding member of the Rotary Club of Hall. He was also the instigator of the construction of the cenotaph and the tradition of the Remembrance Day ceremony.

The day is one of significance for the people of the village and all look forward to the social aspects of the gathering after the formalities. Often the pub will be full well into the evening as locals catch up with friends and neighbours.