Bill Hudson of South Grafton has been honoured for his service to Rotary. Photo: Adam Hourigan
Bill Hudson of South Grafton has been honoured for his service to Rotary. Photo: Adam Hourigan

Stalwart Rotarian for 50 years

FOR 46 years Bill Hudson had a 100% attendance record with Rotary, and that stint only ending four years ago due to poor health.

On Tuesday night Bill celebrated 50 years of service with the organisation at a dinner with the South Grafton Rotary Club, and was awarded a coveted Sapphire Pin in honour of his continued and unwavering services within Rotary.

However, his biggest achievement came in 1980 when he was awarded his Paul Harris Fellowship after 18 years of hard work.

When Bill was invited to join the Rotary Club of Queanbeyan in 1961, he was at that time a Freemason, but he thought Rotary suited his interests more.

"Personally, I didn't like the secrecy that surrounds the Freemasons and I wanted to do something for the entire community, so Rotary was the best fit," Bill said.

"I have always enjoyed being involved with the different Rotary campaigns."

After 31 years with Queanbeyan, he then moved to Yamba where he was involved with Rotary for 14 years. He is currently with the South Grafton Rotary Club.



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