True Family Award 2010
Vienna, 20th Nov. 2010
The True Family Award was presented to seven families as recognition of their unusual service to the strengthening and healing of the family in our districts and our country for the fifth time this year. The motto of this year’s True Family Award was: “The Secret of Successful Families.”
Kurt Sattlberger and Lilly Gundacker dynamically moderated the programme.
Dr. Gehring, Head of the Christian Political Party of Austria presented a word of greeting from the Austrian Family Network, in his introduction.
The president of the Family Forum Austria, Josef Gundacker, said: „The foundation, the decisive factor, is the relationship, the love of the parents. The selfless parental love is the source and basis of freedom, trust, responsibility, respect and unity as well as integrity and identity”, he said in his ceremonial speech.
Mrs Dagmar Neubronner from the Neufeld Institute, underlined this impressively in her talk with the title; “Why Parents today are more important than ever before.” The results of modern attachment research underline the importance of parents which represent the foundation and the roots for future generations.
Among the seven honoured families this time, was a very active couple, leaders of the Family-Center in Zagreb. They have six children of their own and eighteen grandchildren. Further, a couple from Graz who came with their three foster children from three different cultures. To conclude the award ceremony, a pastor couple from Africa who live in Linz for the last 20 years and work for the integration of people from Africa, received their award.
The award ceremony was accompanied musically by Martin Deininger on piano and Susanne Kuehrer on the violine, as well as Ingrid Sweeney on the viola, Harue Peham on the violine and Nathalie Waldman on the piano. A toast for the family marked the ceremonial conclusion to the evening.
With this annual award ceremony we wish to upgrade the image of the family and give it a opportunity and a public voice.
Family Forum Austria