The Crescents of Brisbane Team and Kuraby Lions hosted a citizenship ceremony on Sunday 2nd June 2013 at the Kuraby State School in which 150 new citizens of Australia took their pledges before presiding officer, Graham Perrett MP, Member for Moreton.
Mr. David Forde was the Master of Ceremonies, and Cr Kim Marx and Dr Mustafa Ally of Crescents of Brisbane spoke on the value, meaning, rights and obligations of taking on the citizenship of this country.
The Karen Kagaroos singing group entertained the audience with traditional Australian staples.
This has been the first time in the history of Queensland that a Muslim organization has been a part of hosting such an event, and incoming Lions Club of Kuraby President David Forde praised the success of the ceremony that was built on a partnership between the two organisations.
"While this was not the first time we have come together as one to serve the community, we certainly look forward to building on these activities into the future," he told CCN.