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Editors • Elizabeth Hawkins & Hugh Begbie • Volume 2 • Issue 2

o Cca Coca Newsletter June 03

DO YOU REMEMBER N E W S The 50s, 60s and 70s 2 0 0 3

C R O M W E L L

C O L L E G E

Magazine

Within the University of Queensland

J u l y

The Sins of the Fathers This photograph was taken around 1965 at the Bacchylympics. This title comes presumably from the Thracian name (Bacchus) of the god Dionysus, a Greek nature god of fruitfulness and vegetation specializing as a god of wine. If this is the case it is a more sophisticated pseudonym for a nosh up much as the word Recovery is today. Then again, there might be a subtle allusion to Saint Dionysius of Alexandria who was converted to Christianity from paganism and studied under the theologian Origen, or Dionysius the Elder, a tyrant of Syracuse around 405 AD, or Dionysius the Areopagite converted by St Paul at Athens and early church leader in Athens. The truth is, I suspect, that the sins of the Children today take their lead from the sins of the Fathers yesterday. As a matter of interest, can anyone name the assembled crowd or remember who owned which car? Where was this ‘function’ held and what does the number of cars say about the background of the students at this time? Did any of these fellows get called up? Did any go to Vietnam? Why is their hair so short, or was long hair confined to the 70s. How did they keep the beer cold? These are the questions that plague the Principal’s mind and he is desperately looking for answers. Come on guys, the answers to these questions are almost as important as a cure for SARS or the answer to the meaning of life.

A Magazine for Ex-Cromwellians, Current Residents and their Families

INSIDE What’s President’s Report

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COCA Dinner

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From the Principal

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The Big Wet

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Did you know?

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Chit Chat

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The Kitchen

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Fire in campus lodge

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Giving before tax

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Charity starts in the workforce

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From the COCA President

It is almost 50 years since the doors of Cromwell College were opened to the first residents and the College is keen to celebrate this momentous event on the 5-6th June next year. The College has meant a great deal to me and I am sure that many of you were deeply influenced by your time in the College. You have memories and many have memorabilia or photos. For example, how many of you can remember eating in the original dining room (now the Junior Common Room) and do any of you know what happened to the original tables and chairs? This edition of COCA NEWS concentrates on the three decades from the 50s-70s and Barbara Merefield is now helping the College gather its history and store its memories. Please help by contributing articles to COCA NEWS and memorabilia and photos for its history. If we can gather enough it is possible that there will be an auction on the 5th June but all this is still under review and we will keep you in touch with these details. Certainly, the primary purpose of the weekend will be to celebrate and have a

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good time. In the meantime, keep the contributions flowing and contact your old mates in anticipation of booking a table at the Jubilee Function. In regards to the function it has been suggested that a Celebration Dinner/Dance is the way to go. While the term Golden Jubilee should strictly refer to the Foundation of the College rather than the anniversary of first residents, the College community began when those first men walked through the door. For this reason we will call the Ball the Golden Jubilee Dinner/Dance. There is an important insert seeking expressions of interest. Please repond to the insert as it will help the organizing committee make the right decisions about the nature of the venue for the dinner. If you have any additional suggestions about this event please contact the Principal on 07 33771300 or email h.begbie@cromwell.uq.edu.au or Barbara Merefield, bmerefield@ozemail.com.au

Dr Stuart Bade

COCA

Dinner

This year’s COCA Dinner will be held at the College on Saturday the 23rd August 2003. The speaker will be Sir Llewellyn Edwards 7pm Pre-dinner get-together in the Sir Ernest Savage Junior Common Room. 7.30 pm Dinner in the College Dining Room. Each Dining Room table seats 10 people. Contact and get together a group of up to (or more than) ten people from your year group and book a table. What a great opportunity Mark the Date Keep the evening free!!! Plan to be there! Remind others in your cohort or bring them!! Bring your partners Rekindle memories and renew friendship of days past!!!


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From the

Principal

I am a reflective person and often find myself trying to imagine what it is like to live another person’s life. Take a look at the photograph of the 1964 Collympics which I believe was held at King’s College. As we examine the photograph we are looking back in time. Perhaps we wonder who the people were, are they still alive, how have their lives been and what would they tell us if they were here. There is something mysterious about looking at other people, even in the present, but it is doubly mysterious when we look back in time.

most important and the values, hopes and dreams that bind it together. It is that vision that is crucial. If that vision or its values are untrue or destructive then the outcome will be poor. With the First Residents Golden Jubilee coming up on the 5-6th June 2004, we all have an opportunity to reflect on the passing of time and what it means for our lives. We can remember the part that the College has played in the way your life has progressed. I encourage you to plan now to come by setting aside the dates and discussing with your peers the possibility of booking a table and celebrating with us. Let’s see this not only as an opportunity to celebrate 50 years since the first residents came into this wonderful College, but a time to pause, remember, reflect and give thanks.

Helen Begbie Memorial Bursary Not only do we see others as they were long ago, but we also see ourselves, young and fit, full of life and energy, in days before marriage and children, when heavy responsibilities were unknown to us and when only a few of us were acquainted with death. This reflective nostalgia is not a bad thing. It stimulates us to think. As we remember the shortness of life, ponder our successes and failures, reflect on good times and bad, we are encouraged to try and make some sense of it all. What is our life about and what makes it meaningful? As Principal I believe that my most important and challenging role is to try and pass onto the residents some clues, some signs, some indication of what it means to live life well. This is not a boastful or arrogant responsibility as all parents seek to do the same thing for their children, but it is the most important aspect of what I do. The management and facilities of the College are important, but they are merely the context in which the more important work is done. It is the community that is

The Board’s decision to establish the Helen Begbie Memorial Bursary was outlined in the April issue of COCA NEWS. We are absolutely delighted to announce that an ex-Collegian from the 1960s, who has asked that he remain anonymous, has made a donation of $20,000 for 2003. In making this magnanimous donation the donor is quoted as saying that, “I have done this not only to help fund the Bursary, but also to stimulate all other ex-Collegians and in particular those of the 60s, to likewise contribute generously to what I believe to be an extremely worthwhile initiative”. The College is most grateful for this wonderful donation, as it is for all donations and to the givers. We hope that this donor’s inspiration and challenge will be taken-up by other exCollegians to help make the Helen Begbie Memorial Bursary a fully funded reality within a couple of years.

For a bursary to be of value the College has to be able to grant half scholarships over 3 years to a number of people. For this to be ongoing it has to be able to pay for the Bursaries out of the interest of a capital account while still allowing for inflation. This means that the College would need at least $400,000 in capital to be able to support four students on half bursaries. We have a long way to go. The Anniversary Committee is considering the possibility of building into the Golden Jubilee the opportunity to give to that Bursary. But in the meantime, please give. As the College is put under more and more cost pressure, it becomes increasingly difficult to support those of low income. All gifts are tax deductible. Your donations are a much needed way of helping Cromwell prepare for the future while continuing its tradition of a being a caring community. Donations can be made anonymously or publicly. For those who wish to have their donation acknowledged let us know at the time of making the donation and your contribution will be recognized in the next edition of COCA NEWS. Remember, your donations are taxdeductible The Helen Begbie Memorial Bursary is in memory of the wife of the current Principal who died on the 11th December 2002. The aim of the Board is to build up three different sources of financial aid. The first, as mentioned above, is the Helen Begbie Memorial Bursary for new students: The second is currently called The G.L Lockley Scholarship Fund, but is really a bursary for current residents who run into financial difficulties: The third hope is that the College can work in conjunction with the University to create an academic scholarship to help retain top academic students at the University. If you would like to assist the College achieve these and other goals, please refer to the Back Page.

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Do you remember the flood of 1974? The photograph of the Sir Fred Schonell Drive gives some indication of the depth of water. What you may not know is that Cromwell College became at that time a haven, a Noah’s ark for many in the area. This is what is said in the Annual Report of 1974:

THE BIG WET

“Widespread flooding along much of the Brisbane River valley during the Australia Day Weekend 1974 was particularly severe over the University Campus. With its one means of access, Walcott Street, many feet under water, and isolated from International House and the University, Cromwell became an island of refuge for many local residents and students who were victims of the flood. Dr John Maguire worked tirelessly on rescue and work outside the College while the Principal and his staff rendered sterling service to those in distress. For a short period, Cromwell housed a variety of refugees.

WHAT DOES THE COLLEGE MEAN TO YOU? DID YOU KNOW? The land on which the College stands was bought from Emmanuel College in October 1950 for £6000. The College received permission from the Cromwell family to adopt Oliver Cromwell’s crest as its own. The motto was, however, changed from Pax Quaeritur Bello (Peace is sought through war) to Ubi Spiritus Ibi Libertas (2 Cor 3,v.17) as being more suitable! The first legal consumption of alcohol on College property was at the 1968 ‘At Home’. Principals were rarely impressed with the quality of the Protector. One

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Principal reported to the Board: A school magazine written solely by the less savoury reporters of a notorious Sunday newspaper would have much the same quality, but would have been more guarded in its comments. !! Another quote from a Principal about the appointment of a new cook: The replacement was made on a temporary basis; it proved very temporary as the cook could not cook. The first College Olympian was John McBryde, a member of the Australian hockey team at the 1960 Rome Olympics and Captain of the team in Tokyo in 1964.

In 1954 Mr Ken Bishop said in the Annual Report of 1953 (before the College was open to students): It is the sincere wish of the Governors that Cromwell College will not only play its part in the life of the University of Queensland from the outset but that it will always be a vital influence on the lives of the men who lived there. It is my suspicion that Ken was not only correct in the aim he set but that thousands of residents since have vindicated his hopes and aspirations. It would be great to hear from you highlighting the significance College has had on your life. The college has placed a section on the Home Page advertising the 50th anniversary celebrations and inviting you to submit comments on your experience of College or the impact it had on your life. See the Home page at www.uq.edu.au/cromwell


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CHIT CHAT

Round Up

David Higgins 1963-1965 The article on page 7 of the April 2003 COCA NEWS “Blast from the past” of Rob Robson water ski jumping revived old memories. Rob was certainly an excellent water skier and by far and away the best skier overall at both the 1964 and 1965 Inter-varsities. It may be of interest that at both these Inter-varsities Cromwell, then being an all male College, was very well represented in the 6 man male section of the University of Queensland team with five of the six members. From memory (it is now almost forty years) the Cromwellians were by far and away the best five and contributed significantly to Queensland winning both Inter-varsities. The UQ female team of the time was only of comparable strength to their opposition and consequently did not materially affect the overall outcome. Again from memory the only universities competing were UQ, Sydney and Monash with competition on the Nepean River at Penrith in 1964 and near Geelong in 1965 (frightfully cold and windy). The Cromwellians in the team were Rob Robson (1964-1966), Bill Rawlings (1963-1967, Dick Rawlings, Bill’s younger brother (1964-1967) all three of whom were from Ipswich or environs, and Denis Higgins (my twin brother) and

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myself (both 1963-1965) both from Emerald, both attended school in Rockhampton and enjoyed water skiing/holidays in Yeppoon. Rob Robson when ski jumping was normally airborne for approximately 100 feet and easily won this section in 1965. I was second with probably a personal best of 55 feet. That was terrifying enough. In 1965 Rob probably also won the Slalom section and should have won the Trick section but obviously fell as I have the winner’s trophy. Each and every Cromwellian would have been individually better than the best male from other universities. Rob runs a very advanced pre-packed salad business south-east of Ipswich, Bill is a dentist in Ipswich and I am not sure about Dick as I keep forgetting but must catch up with both him and Rob before I am much older. Denis has a Pharmacy in Shakespeare St Mackay, and I have basically retired having sold in November 2001 the lion’s share of two pharmacies I owned in Yeppoon (one for 31 years and the other for about 25 years). Whilst I enjoy COCA NEWS it would be nice to see a balance of articles regarding Cromwellians over the whole five decades rather than principally the last decade. As a coincidence my wife Karen and I are personal friends of Andrew and Lyn

This photo is of the College kitchen, but no date is given. Can anyone work out who the staff are and from that the approximate date.

McClelland (parents of Richard and Jonathan McClelland who are mentioned twice in the April 2003 edition. We regularly go kayaking, walking, 4WD tag-a-touring, and dining together. It is a small world. Louise Bortolotto (1984-1987) Be careful catching up with friends from College - 36 hours spent in Brisbane and I end up with a request from the COCA editor to write a “what have you been doing” piece, so.... In 1996 I spent 8 months travelling around Europe - including skiing in Austria and Switzerland. I also got to spend a month in Jerusalem and Egypt. On returning I went back to legal practice in Sydney, this time not working in the suburbs in litigation but in a mid-size city firm doing commercial property, estate and business succession planning. In 2000 I got to volunteer at the Sydney Olympics - the training was over a few weekends months before the Games began, with people coming from all over Australia to volunteer. It was great to be such a tiny tiny part of the Games and still have time to see the events and the constant street entertainment that went on. In 2001 my brother Michael (Cromwell 1981-2) and his family (wife Margaret and sons Thomas, now 5, and Louis, 2, moved to Canberra to work at Centrelink’s National Office. A number of weekends have been spent travelling between Sydney and Canberra - the National Museum and Questacon are great places for adults and kids if you are ever in Canberra. It’s 2003 and now we’re all on the move again - Michael and family with work are going back to Townsville (the heat and Grandparents) and I’m thinking of moving back to Brisbane. I caught up with Alison Larwill (nee Cassells), now married to Kerry and with a son Daniel. Kerry has joined the Army as a chaplain and Alison nurses at the Mater intensive care. Alison’s sister, Joanne is continuing work in research in Belgium with husband Lindsay. Special thanks to former Cromwellian George Javorsky who treated Dad after his heart attack last year. Dr George Alcorn (1957-59; 1962-1963) Dear Mr Begbie The April 2003 issue is interesting for a variety of reasons including your

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paragraphs on the passing of your wife Helen which were supportive to me when my father died about two months ago. I trust as you continue to reach out to others you will find peace. The article on May Hancock is one for the records as there would have been residents who did not know or appreciate the generosity which helped establish Cromwell. We know the Hancock family gave the first rowing eight which cost about £6000 in 1958-9. Leith Andrews stroke of the University eight, pictured on p.5 in the April edition, woke a number of us early one cool morning to unload the shell and put it in the boat house. There are two invitations to College dinners of which I have chosen the 5 June 2004 to make a special effort to attend. In 1996 you wrote asking for some personal history and I procrastinated due to feeling too busy. Now that I am planning to retire from full time employment (July 2004 at 65 years of age) an adequate picture of my working life and time at Cromwell can be summarized. I had two periods in College, 1957-59 and later in 1962-63. During 1964 I completed a PhD in physical organic chemistry and spent 1965 and 1966 supported by an ICIANZ Overseas Industrial Scholarship at ICI England. I returned to Australia in 1967 to work with ICIANZ in their Melbourne Research Laboratories before joining the paper industry in 1970 and continued to be employed in it until the present. Such has been the rationalization of the industry and realignment of company interests that I have worked for seven employers on three sites. The initial period was with a small company called Samuel Jones who made postage stamp paper among a range of adhesive papers. In 1973 I became manager of the Ballarat Mill in the APPM group and continued with them until 1986 when that factory was closed. Subsequently I returned to adhesive coating technology with Consolidated Paper Industries in Melbourne. They progressively sold their interest in this to Raflatac, a subsidiary of the Finnish paper giant UPM-Kymmene. My contacts with Old Cromwellians have been fairly limited: Lindsay Collins (1962-1964) married my sister so I have seen much of him, and recently have caught up with Graham Brown (19581960) now retired from school teaching living in Melbourne.

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I look forward to the possibility of meeting contemporaries next year. With best wishes for the welfare of the College. Yours sincerely GEORGE ALCORN Loius Doic (2000) In this difficult world where you can hear everyday that hundreds of people got killed in a war or have died because of an epidemic, and where thousands of workers have lost their jobs, how can you keep faith and bring a bright future to the next generations? Are we humans still mastering technology, machines and internet or is it the contrary? Have we even entered the Matrix? Well, if you compare yourself to a lonesome salmon fighting its whole life against the current of a river then you will probably lose yourself. You have of course to make your own way but do not forget that you are not alone. Respect the people, your environment and try to think in a long-term way. Do not maximize your own profit today because the next generation will get nothing. Remember that my freedom stops where yours starts, and vice versa - basic rules but often forgotten. After this moralistic speech let’s have some news from the Swiss guy of the year 2000. ‘Wanna’ know what I have been doing since that time? Since this wonderful time I have spent among you at Cromwell?

Well, time for me to wish you all the best for the future to come. It can be bright. It depends on all of us. Vivat, Crescat, Floreat Loic Dorthe (Ayent, Switzerland, May 2003) PS: If you want to keep in touch just ask Judith Ayre for my e-mail address. That’s where I live!!!

Just me...

And again In another email to the College Loic said that “I still have Crommie in my heart and I would say that I miss the time I was there.” Anthony Mallam (1995-1998) The College received a quick change of address from Anthony because, “I am getting married on 7/6/03 to Karin Woods and will be moving to Innisfail in Northern Queesland.” Anthony, congratulations and the College expects some photos and news on your nuptial bliss as soon as possible (ed).

Well, first of all I graduated in June 2001 and went to Japan to discover its great culture. Once back I started in an international consulting company for which I worked 16 months. After a huge trip to South America in August 2002 where I discovered the gorgeous roots of the Incas civilisation I decided to go back to the University. When you do not like what you do you have better change as soon as possible or it is the burn out. So, from January this year I am enrolled in a master program in management of technology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (never heard of it? Well, the technology involved in Alinghi America’s cup winner comes from this school...got it?). Next December I will get my master and I will be able to become the king of the matrix!

Annette Powter (nee Bowhay, 1995-1998) I was a student at Cromwell from 19951998. I have since married and moved to New South Wales. Please change my address for future COCA distributions.

So that is how my life looks like at the moment. After a wonderful snowy winter on the slopes I will go to the States this summer and study at the University of Texas under a wonderful 40 degrees sun. But that is not surprising for you, is it?

Cliff Coddington (1954-1956) Cliff, one of the originals, phoned the College in April to suggest that the photo of E.D McKenzie, Low Lat, F.W.V Shepphard, R.H. Talbott and I.A. Russell was probably taken in 1955. Thanks Cliff! (ed)

Please pass on my condolences to Mr Begbie. I was unaware of the grief he and his family were going through due to Helen’s passing away. Let him know that he is in our prayers. His faith and peace evident in the last magazine are inspirational. (Thank you for you kind words Annette, I hope you don’t mind me printing your letter but it helps reinforce the fact that in many ways Cromwell College is a family of people who have shared much in life together. My warmest regards to you and your husband, Hugh Begbie).


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Hunter (Leonard) King (1957-1959) After graduating in Dentistry in 1961 Hunter spent several years working in the UK. From late 1964-1996 he worked in private practice in Toowoomba, but took another two year stint in the UK from late 1971-1973. He retired in 1996 and is now living in Tasmania developing a cherry/apricot orchard. He has been married to Betty for 41 years and they have two children, Leonard and Amanda, and six grandchildren. The move to Tasmania was motivated by the relocation there of their daughter and her family and they are based at the beautiful Battery Point with their orchard in Richmond. The farmhouse on the property was built from local sandstone in 1834 by convict hands and is showing its age. Each convict (there were probably 100 working on the site) had to make one sandstone block per week. Hunter enjoys the Hobart climate and sees Toowoomba as a good place to get climatically attuned to the southern city. The cold does not worry them, but the short winter days do and they normally spend a month in Queensland around June/July (this provides a good opportunity to come to the 50th anniversary next year - ed). Hobart is undergoing a real-estate boom but shopping is inferior to Queensland and more expensive. Tasmanian food is excellent though they do miss tropical fruits.

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Tsuneo Nasu (1975) On the 7th April Professor Tsuneo Nasu visited the College with his wife and their video camera. It has been 28 years since he was here but remembered his room (16 in North) and took his wife straight to it. Don’t tell the current students (they might get the wrong idea) but he found his name still carved in a discreet locality in the book shelf. He and his wife had a great time videoing and recording his miss-deeds for posterity. Sadly we could not find his picture in the 1975 photograph. His excuse was that he slept a lot in those days and probably missed it. He spent time examining the photo and took special note of his tutor, Mr Kehoe. Guy Debney (2000-2001) and Narelle Gray (1999-2000) Narelle and Guy were married in October 2002 in a ceremony overlooking Sydney Harbour near the Bridge. Narelle graduated in 2000 with a BA (German) and B.Ed and spent a year teaching in Redcliffe. Guy graduated in 2001 and gained a BEng (Electrical). Narelle is now teaching German at Pacific Hills Christian School and Guy is on an Engineering Graduate Program at Energy Australia.

In other animal fetish news, some med school friends and I were mentioned in the Cleveland Newspaper for looking for beavers at a park. Another new hobby of mine is looking for fossils. Other than that, I suppose the most exciting thing that’s happened to me since leaving Australia was that I published two cartoons that ran in about 20 papers around the US. You may only see it in black and white but they are enclosed. Keep in touch. I love news from my favorite place and people in the world.

They would like to work overseas in the future. Kevin Playford (1990-1994) Kevin Playford, currently a Public Servant in Canberra, paid a visit to the College in May. Kevin is a great supporter of the College and it was great to catch up with him. He hadn’t visited since 1995. The reason for his journey was to attend the wedding of Darren Lewis who attended College from 1990-1994. Come on Darren, we are still waiting for the photos!

Another worry for Hunter is the obsession with Australian Rules. With apologies to exCollegians who come from southern states, he is thinking of installing Pay TV so that he can keep up with the Broncos and Queensland Reds. To sum up, he says that “the Tasmanian lifestyle is very, very good. The locals are extremely friendly and it is probably true to say that we have had more Queenslanders visit us in Hobart than we ever had in all the years we were in Toowoomba.”

Ian Mathieson 1960-1962) I’m from the 1960-1962 crop of Cromwellians - just after the McKenzie et al lot on page 7 of the April edition of COCA NEWS and just before Rob Robson on page 6.

Hunter can be contacted via L.H.KING@bigpond.com.au Dhugal Lindsay (1989-1990) Following the article about Dhugal and his Haiku poetry in the April edition of COCA NEWS the College received an email from him. He sent his condolences to the Principal and went on to say: “Around two weeks ago (sent 2 May 2003) I gave a guest lecture at UQA on using submersibles to investigate deep sea animals. I didn’t have much free time as I was only there for one day but had I known I would have dropped by Cromwell to say hello. Perhaps next time....”

sit next to a fellow Australian (whom I am about to surprise with a can of Milo that I have surreptitiously acquired). I’m also still really interested in animals and I take a herpetology (no not herpes - they’re amphibians and reptiles) class with a fellow med student who studied as James Cook University. As you can imagine I’m a walking billboard for Australia back here in the States.

Jeff Day (2000-2001) It’s great to hear from Cromwell. I really appreciate COCA NEWS and I miss everyone very much! Well I’m more than half way through my first year of medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, so it’s been a busy year. Luckily, I’ve met about 6 other students in my class who have also studied in Australia. This helps keep the spirit alive. In fact we have assigned lab desks and I

I thought you might be interested in the fact that, with my partner and wife, Vicki Bennett, I’ve recently had a leadership book published through HarperCollins The Effective Leader. A copy is enclosed. It’s been on the Australian Institute of Management’s best selling top 10 for 5 months now, which is really gratifying. I’m looking forward to the 50th Anniversary Dinner when I’ll no doubt renew many acquaintances and friendships.

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FIRE IN

Campus Lodge In May there was a fire in Unit 7 of Bishop Tower in the selfcatered accommodation in Campus Lodge. The fire was due to the domestic inexperience of 4 males who left a pan of fat on the stove unattended. Thankfully our fire system is connected through to University Security and the Fire Brigade and quick action all round limited the damage and kept everyone safe. Enclosed is the bench top ‘decorated’ in fine powder courtesy of a dry chemical fire extinguisher.

Giving before Tax

Charity Starts in the Work Place

It is now possible for your employer to donate money on a regular basis to any deductible gift recipient (DGR). This deduction is before tax and all your donations are recorded on your group certificate.

According to a recent article in Leading Business (April 2003), “Philanthropy - the art of giving charity practical support has moved out of the boardroom and on to the factory floor. Consequently it has never been easier for employees to say with pride, ‘Sorry - I gave at the office’ and really mean it, when the collector knocks on their door.”

This process is efficient for the DGR and enables the donor to have tax deductions up front without all the hassle of keeping receipts. Cromwell is a registered DGR and is working hard to refurbish, develop new self-catered accommodation and provide financial support to students on low incomes - so please see if your employer is willing to co-operate to allow you to make a salary sacrifice donation to Cromwell College.

One charity has 2,000 workers making donations via salary sacrifice a practice that has been made possible by changes in the Tax Act that enables employees to give regular amounts to charity and simultaneously receive a tax break.

✓Yes! I am pleased to send my gift to Cromwell College as it helps prepare young people for the future.

Please send your gift to Cromwell College, Walcott Street, St Lucia Qld 4067. Phone 3377 1300 Fax 3377 1499 Email stay@cromwell.uq.edu.au Web www.uq.edu.au/cromwell

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If you prefer not to tear out the Invitation or Appeal Response Coupon, photocopy and mail it instead!

I enclose my cheque or money order made payable to Cromwell College (crossed Not Negotiable).

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(If your details have recently changed please indicate in area above). Please note that all gifts are tax deductible - Your receipt will be sent to you. COCA News 2003 • Page 8

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