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To the Cromwell Community This has been a very smooth and successful start to the year in the College. James Duffy (President) and Daniel Henalla (O-Week Coordinator) have ably captured the spirit of the College in their detailed reports that follow in this publication. I will add to this with some exciting news surrounding some new physical projects under way across the College over the past few months. Dining Hall Terrace Project Over the past few months, staff and students have been working closely with Hamilton Wilson, Managing Director of Wilson Architects, Brisbane to vision and design a terrace / deck to the north of the Dining Hall. This quality project, to be completed by February 2014, will provide an ambient, modern alfresco dining space, which as well could be used for a variety of other events and functions normally hosted just inside the Dining Hall. There has been wide consultation across the student body, with student Board of Governors’ Representative, Ben McNamara initiating discussions and feedback, along with him making a formal interactive presentation to the College. College Entrance Statement The Cromwell College entrance on Walcott Street has received a facelift in the form of new ornate sandstone brickwork set around the original granite College stone, on both sides of the driveway. In addition, new modern signage has been constructed across the corner of Walcott Street and Hood Street, giving the College a professional presence from the street. At the very end of Walcott Street, a new boom gate has been installed across our service road into the kitchen area to better regulate vehicular traffic, given the higher pedestrian usage of that service road since the opening of the Begbie building.

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CROMWELL COLLEGE Walcott Street ST. LUCIA, QLD 4067 Ph: (07) 3377 1300 Fax: (07) 3377 1499 Email: friends@cromwell.uq.edu.au Website: www.cromwell.uq.edu.au MISSION STATEMENT To provide a vibrant community for students in a caring Christian environment that enables them to grow in knowledge and character and the desire to serve. VISION STATEMENT Accept diversity Create community Strive for excellence Pursue spiritual, academic, cultural and social maturity Serve society Care for the environment. COAT OF ARMS When the College was able to adopt its arms, it secured permission from the head of the Cromwell family to Z]YjGdan]j;jgeo]ddkh]jkgfYdYjek$YdagfYj_]fl jYehYflgfYÚ]d\g^kYZd]&

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MOTTO VBI SPIRITUS IBI LIBERTAS - This motto comes from the Latin Version of the Second Letter of St Paul to the Corinthians, Ch 3, Verse 17. “Now the Lord is Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”

Cromwell College Song Cromwell is the greatest College, Proved by every kind of test; Seeking for the highest knowledge, Aiming always for the best. Generous when we have the victory, Gracious if we know defeat, L`akak;jgeo]ddkÚjeljY\alagf3 Freeing Spirit, our heartbeat! ?g\kgofKhajalZjaf_kmk^j]]\ge Is the Motto we profess; It provides us inspiration, Gives us strength in times of stress. Hail or shine we stick together, Whether near or far apart; Ever caring, true and loyal, We bear Cromwell in out heart. The song is sung to the music of “Hymn to Joy” (92 in the Australian Hymn Book). THANKS Thank you to all the staff, students and Alumni who have been contributors to this issue of COCA News. EDITOR Donna Howett GRAPHIC DESIGN, PRINTING & DISTRIBUTION Blue Star Go cnr Hood St & Services Rd The University of Queensland ST LUCIA QLD 4072

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Terrace Fundraising Appeal The Dining Hall Terrace project is proving to be a popular one with the students and our target of $150,000 is one which we really feel is achievable with the whole extended Cromwell community of past and present students behind us. Please reflect upon your time at Cromwell and dig deep if you can by responding to the flyer in this edition of COCA News if you would like to help this dream of a Dining Hall Terrace for present and future generations of Cromwell students become a reality.


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Hancock Car Park Landscaping The area facing Hood Street outside the students’ Carpark has been cleared and turfed, and the final section of the Hood Street hedge planted there to offer a more aesthetic ambience between Campus Lodge and Cromwell. The old sleeper walls around the Hancock Carpark and around the Volleyball Court, have been removed and replaced with quality stonework and landscaped gardens. New Cromwell Website Launched If you have not been to the Cromwell Hood Street near Dowling Wall H dS D li W ll College website www.cromwell. uq.edu.au for a while, take a look as it has changed. The old one was well out of date and difficult to navigate. Most of the text has now been completely rewritten, many new sections have been added, and the whole site modernized for easy navigation. There are many current and some historical photos included to generate ongoing interest in the College, with many more to come. A section Latest News will be updated weekly with stories and photos of Cromwell life today. The next stage of the Gardens G d and dV Volleyball ll b ll C Court W Wall ll website design over coming months will focus on the Alumni section. We aim to eventually have past students able to log in to the site, update their details and stay connected with each other. There are often requests from current students for past student mentors in various professions. Having correct details, and our alumni connected and interacting through the website will better enable current and past students to network. Cromwell 2014 Enrolment interest has already commenced for next year with applications being received and a number of interviews already completed. If you know of people who may benefit from the unique community that is Cromwell, then please encourage them to peruse our website, talk to current and recent past students and then if interested, for them to consider getting in touch with us.

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From the Student President If there was one saying to sum up college life it would be “time flies when you’re having fun”. It’s hard to believe the end of semester one is upon us and exams are just around the corner, but what a semester it has been. It seems like only yesterday that 112 very anxious students arrived on a Sunday morning and were welcomed into our Cromwell family. I must say I am incredibly excited to be back and couldn’t be happier with the way the year has started for the College. The amount of Crommie Ticker and pride around the College is amazing and this just shows how proud we are to call Cromwell home. After a long break the year began with the leadership team for 2013 returning for Preparation Week (P-Week) on the 10th February. Right from the start there was no time for easing ourselves back into college routine as we were put through our very own morning program, leadership and motivational seminars, first aid training, fire evacuation training, counselling workshops, a very intense game of paintball and various other leadership and bonding activities. This was an exciting week that left us with a very positive attitude for the year and provided us with the essentials that we needed for the influx of new freshers on “Fresher Sunday”. However most importantly we worked hard on putting together the best Orientation Week possible.

From left to right, Joshua Walker-Jacobs, Matthew Wood, Georgia Hart, Caitlin McPheen, Alix Lee, Julia West, James Duffy, Matthew Hemsworth, Jack Murray, Nick Davis and Jack Green

Our O-Week convenors Brittney “Shanaynay” Bartlet and Dan “Samwell” Henalla worked tirelessly all over the summer holidays and did an amazing job running the week, supported by all leaders, especially the O-Week Committee. Whilst O-Week can be challenging it is designed to bring together our fresher cohort and introduce them into university and college life, but most importantly each other. It is the first step in laying down the foundations of friendships that will last a lifetime. The week was physically challenging from start to finish and culminated in the first large social event of the year, Closed Bunker. This gave the new students a chance to meet the returning students as well as some of the past alumni. This year we truly have an amazing bunch of people and they will only enhance the already amazing culture that exists within Cromwell. The magnitude of Closed Bunker however was definitely overshadowed by that of Open Bunker the following Friday night. Our Social Convenors Nick “YIMBSI” Davis and Jack “Sandman” Green worked hard this year to ensure there were no negative effects to the wider community. With the employment of a larger police force, a designated direction of traffic to and from the event and actively discouraging anti-social behavior resulted in a smooth event hailed by all as a fantastic night. Not only have the boys been responsible for the Bunkers, they have been flat out running our closed events. Cromwell @ Home was a huge success, involving outrageous costumes and pairing first years and older. Likewise Miniball involved the pairing of students in an effort to promote friendships within different year levels. &2&$1HZV‡3DJH


The successful running of O-Week and both Bunkers has set the standard high for the year and Cromwell has hit the ground running. The high participation and support at inter-college events such as the ICC Swimming Carnival, Hockey, AFL, Cross Country and Touch have left Cromwell sitting 4th overall on the ICC leader board. Regardless of our position, what really defines Cromwell sport is the enthusiasm and team spirit that we show on the field and this is what we consider a win. We are currently in the rowing season and are looking forward to showing off our fresh new talent at the ICC Regatta. Culturally we started off the year strong with a breath taking performance by Katelyn “Default” Hooworth who was accompanied by Claire “one-0-two” Zhang in ICC Idol who finished 3rd and an outstanding effort in debating which saw the debating team making a huge improvement on past performances and making it into the semi-finals. Credit and huge congratulations must go to our Cultural Convenor Alix “Sizzard” Lee who not only participates in everything cultural but also successfully put together our recent Boat Cruise, which was an amazing night on the Brisbane River. I must also mention the fantastic efforts of our Vice President, Matthew “Grouch” ?k^la^k@^gmlKn`[r Hemsworth, who has really stepped up his role this year with charity and awareness events and the designing of several new pieces of merchandise. His work thus far has included events such as Shave For A Cure (that saw roughly $3000 being raised for the foundation), TOMS One Day Without Shoes and Live Below The Line. Soon to arrive we will see the introduction of Cromwell Water bottles and new tracksuit pants. In summary, it has been a jammed packed first couple of weeks that have been incredibly exciting and successful and with many more events on the horizon I’m sure it can be hard to find that balance between college life and university. It is important that everyone finds that happy medium between pastoral and academics needs. So far, most people seem to be finding this equilibrium. The calibre of our first years is amazing, and they are already an integral part of our community, having contributed to all aspects of college life. Our returning students have also continued to keep up the Cromwell spirit we know and love. This yet again just reinforces the importance of O-Week and the culture it creates at Cromwell.

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I am extremely honored to be given an opportunity at the helm of Cromwell College and can barely contain my excitement at the year that lies ahead. If first semester is any indication, I am looking forward to what the second half will bring. James “Phlover” Duffy President Cromwell College Students’ Association Inc. &2&$1HZV‡3DJH 6


From the Dean of Students P-Week Many months of excitement and waiting came to a head on 10 February this year as the leadership team gathered for Preparation Week or “P-Week” as it is known to most. This week is the week before the 1st year students are welcomed into college life for the first time. It is also the start of our leaders’ journey of leadership, learning and guiding the College for 2013. The week is made up of Staff, Residential Assistants (RA’s), the Student Association Executive (Exec) and the Orientation Week Committee. P-Week is a great week for these young people to gain the skills and tools they need to be able to function as a young leader within the College and the leadership team. Our focus for 2013 was communication and leadership, following the general trend over the past couple of years. The benefits of this week and the continual personal and professional development of our leaders is highlighted in the way the College is operating and run. These young students are taking on the responsibility of young leaders. It is great to see the youthful exuberance and the enthusiasm they bring to the week and to their roles. The week is full of information and professional development sessions coordinated and run by experts in their field. Our leadership workshop this year was run by Laura Krebs from Strive Life Coaching. She ran two half day workshops on Leadership and Communication. Laura was fantastic; she engaged the students with her enthusiasm for leadership and life and had them doing some amazing things. One great team work activity was the “Big Picture”. Teams were given a small canvas and were asked to paint their part of the big picture. The final product is now hanging in the Dining Hall on display for all. Other sessions during the week involved: ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡

Policy and Procedure Cromwell Vision Counselling CITG Fire and evacuation training Red Frogs Staff Liaison First Aid Team Building – Paintball

I would like to thank and acknowledge a few individuals for their work during the Christmas break. Daniel Henalla (Orientation Week Coordinator), Brittany Bartlett (Orientation Week Coordinator) and James Duffy (Student Association President 2013). They have all been amazing in putting together the Paintball Orientation Week program. I highly commend their efforts and their work ethic with this task. They also showed real leadership during Orientation Week to bring the team together. Every year I am thoroughly impressed with the quality of young people we have here at Cromwell College. I am truly fortunate to be able to be a part of their learning and development as young people and leaders in our community. I am very excited for the year ahead and am looking forward to being part of such a wonderful team. Nathan Croft Dean of Students &2&$1HZV‡3DJH


O Week At the beginning of the week the O-Week leaders all set out with a common goal, to integrate the Freshers of 2013 into the Cromwell community and teach them to understand the core values of being a Cromwellian. Despite the persistent rain, the spirit of both the leaders and Freshers never dropped and I personally believe the fundamental goal of O-Week 2013 was achieved. It was the final night of P-Week, there was a buzzing atmosphere among the leaders and after months of planning, all was ready for what was going to be a truly amazing week. Eventually the Sunday morning of O-Week was here and the Freshers began to arrive in their hordes to the roaring round of applause. Throughout the first Sunday, Freshers participated in team building exercises to meet new friends and try their best to remember every leader’s Fresher names, position and role for the week. The O-Week Committee certainly could sympathize with the Freshers as they tried to name one of the Social Convenors “Yelling in My Brains Stop it” just as they would have attempted to do on their O-Week last year. As the day came to a close the Freshers went to bed early in preparation for tomorrow. The O-Week song, compiled by this years’ Media Rep “Squishy”, was blasted through the corridors as the Freshers made their way down to the volleyball court. The traditional naming ceremony took place on the Monday morning with each Fresher being given their unique name which they will be called by throughout their time at Cromwell. As the week progressed, the core values and what it takes to be a Cromwellian were instilled into the Freshers as well as being introduced to “Crommie Ticker”. Whether it be in sporting, cultural or academic it was made clear that you give it your all regardless of the result, and we always look out for one another here at Cromwell. Whilst O-Week was challenging, it was certainly filled with many fun activities for the Freshers to get to know their new friends in a more relaxed environment. These activities included trips to ten-pin bowling, Wet ‘n’ Wild, ice skating and a BBQ day on the Gold Coast. The First Sunday

There were many meetings with other colleges to allow the Freshers to get a feel for the ICC and meet new people experiencing a similar week at a different college. Breakfast at Duchesne, lunch with King’s and Women’s, and dinner with Grace and International House. Proceeding dinner with Grace and International House, the annual fluffy bunny contest and scribble party commenced which seemed to be one of the greatest highlights of the week for the Freshers. As the final Sunday dawned a real sense of community could be felt. Mt Coot-Tha was the location for a pastry and champagne breakfast to celebrate what was definitely a tough, but fantastic O-Week. Special thanks to Mr Nathan Croft, Dean of Students, Getting to Know Each Other for all his support during the months of planning as well as the O-Week Committee and in particular “Shanaynay” for her amazing help throughout. Finally I’d like to thank all the Freshers and I sincerely hope you enjoyed the week as much as the leaders did. Congratulations to all of you for getting through the week in such high spirits despite all the terrible weather and, like myself, I hope you remember the week with fond memories. Daniel “Samwell” Henalla O-Week Coordinator &2&$1HZV‡3DJH 8


College News Cromwell Stunt Wins Sta Award KPMG ns Cаe Com‫ פ‬on Cromwell resident, Colin Finke from The University of Queensland School of Business, was part of the championship team that took out the state award for the KPMG Business Case Competition. The competition, organised by KPMG Australia, invited teams of university students throughout the country to compete on a real-life business problem and present their solutions to a panel of local business leaders. The UQ team members consisted of Cromwell resident Colin Finke, Elliott Johnson, Ashleigh Ross and James Henderson who are all completing double-degree programs. The team impressed judges with their recommendations for how a travel media group could develop strategic growth opportunities. “The challenge has been a fantastic opportunity to combine our theoretical skills with some real-world applications” said Mr Finke. “It was great to network with industry specialists and test our ideas with some of the leading minds in the business.” Competitors were judged on their ability to think critically under pressure to come up with innovative solutions.

Ath  Report Christopher Erasmus is a decathlete from South Africa and is a third year RA student at Cromwell College. He recently competed in the Australian Nationals that were held in Sydney and came 6th in the under 23’s in Australia DQGWKRYHUDOO Decathlon is an accumulative event that involves the combined results of ten events over two days these events include 100m, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400m, 110m hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1500m.

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I Had a Break, I Had a K - t Imagine entering a random draw and winning. It’s not unheard of, for sure. But what if the prize is a custom built bike valued at over $500. Add in to the mix that all I had to do was buy a Kit-Kat and the whole situation seems rather incredible. But that’s exactly what happened. A little over a month ago I received a call from a strange number. When I answered, a man who claimed to be from Kit-Kat greeted me and told me I had won. Naturally I was a bit dubious, it seemed like a scam to me. But I faintly remembered entering a Kit-Kat competition months ago, although I couldn’t remember what the prize was supposed to be. So I asked him, and he told me that it was the custom built bike. So he sent through the details for me to claim my bike and I did, with it arriving at College just a few weeks ago, complete with free helmet. Jeremy “Crumb� Somerville

My Ti at Cromwell - e Dickinson Stunts I was first introduced to Cromwell College by Chris Wolfe, a past exchange student at Dickinson. He relayed his experience at Cromwell to me and told me that Cromwell was the only way to go if I wanted to live at UQ; and now as I write this I cannot be more thankful to him for making sure I studied at the best college at UQ. From the outset of O-Week I knew that I was in for something completely new while living at Cromwell; but my time here has been filled with strong friendships, new experiences and some awesome times. People here have been so welcoming to me and the other American students and have allowed us to embrace life at Cromwell to the fullest extent. From playing rugby to singing in Choralfest to nights out with my corridor I have enjoyed every moment of being a part of the Cromwell community. As a Resident Advisor at Dickinson I can say that campus life here at Cromwell is second-to-none; and I have already incorporated aspects of life at Cromwell into projects I hope to initiate in my year as a Community Advisor (a senior RA) when I return to school for my senior year. Without a doubt I have been taught the true meaning of “Crommie Ticker� by some amazing people; and it is a spirit and a pride that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Steve “Juno� Decker, Sepo ‘13 I don’t even know where to begin in describing my experience as a “Cromwellian.� There are simply too many memories that have been formed in the past couple of months. It seems so long ago that I was being woken up during Orientation Week and receiving my fresher name and distinctive straw hat. It seems like another lifetime that I was holding the hands of my young peers everywhere around campus, and feeling completely lost in this new and unfamiliar country. I did not understand how to use the public transportation. I could not find my classes for the life of me. I turned every corner in fear that a spider or a snake would jump out at me! Although I may still do the latter simply out of my irrational fears, I cannot imagine that just three months ago I was feeling lost and anxious in this country. In such a short period of time, I have never felt so welcomed by and so at home with another community. I attribute all of these warm feelings of comfort to my peers at Cromwell. Last year, when applying for this program, I would have never guessed that I was going to come here and be able to walk into the dining hall alone and feel comfortable to sit with any single person. I would have never guessed that I would be playing crate soccer on the tennis courts with some of the coolest guys I’ve ever met. I would have never guessed that I would play on the Cromwell field hockey and volleyball teams (when I’ve only ever played soccer!). I would have never guessed that I would form such long-lasting friendships in such a short amount of time. Thank you, Cromwell, for giving me a home away from home. I cannot express how much you all will be missed. Parisa “Johari� Kaliush, Sepo ‘13 &2&$1HZV‡3DJH 10


Since the moment I arrived at Cromwell I have felt nothing but a part of the community. Being an exchange student abroad can often be an overwhelming experience for many. However, events such as O-Week allowed me to earn a place in the Cromwell community and see my time in Australia not merely as an exchange student, but just a student living at Cromwell for a shorter time than the rest. I will be forever grateful for the memories and friends made at this College and feel I will always proudly be a bit Lion and Red Devil. Chawin “Goblin” Reilly, Sepo ‘13 When I began thinking about studying abroad in college, I always thought about how I would be given the opportunity to explore a new country and see many great sites that I would not be able to see at home. After deciding to attend the Australia program I was so excited to explore Brisbane, see the sites in Sydney, and spend time at the great beaches, what I did not know was that my most memorable and favorite experiences of the trip would be with the people I have met here at Cromwell. Being a part of Cromwell has been such a privilege and I am so thankful to have gotten a chance to spend my semester in Australia here. When we first arrived in February I was extremely nervous, being put into a tight knit community was a little intimidating! However, after the first interaction I had with some of the girls welcoming us on our first night I knew that Cromwell was a great place to be. I felt so welcomed from the second I got here. Being able to take part in the traditions of O-Week brought me right into the Cromwell family and it began to feel like a home very far away from home for me. Since then I have developed a sense of Cromwell pride and I believe that I will take that with me as I go home. My experiences at Cromwell will be indescribable to others when I get home, from the academic gowns at formal dinner making me feel like I’m at Hogwarts to the “Crommie Ticker” I witnessed throughout all activities. However, I will always hold these memories dear and I will always feel like a Cromwellian.

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A Blаt From e  Despite our daughter, Lexie MacHunter (2011-2012), no longer residing at Cromwell. I thought you may be interested in this little gem from the past which I discovered when cleaning out some files. How things have changed. Lisa MacHunter.

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Chit Chat Round Up +HOORIURPÂŤÂŤ.DWVXML2GD  ,ZDVDWWKH8QLYHUVLW\RI4XHHQVODQGLQDVDQH[FKDQJHVWXGHQWVIURP Kyoto, Japan. I stayed at Cromwell College. It has been more than twenty years since that time but sometimes I remember it as if it had been just minutes before. We had various kinds of parties, like tonga party, pajama party etc. which were big culture gaps for me. I remember when I started to live there, the first three weeks were the hardest for me to catch up on everything. I thought my English was fairly good but that faint self-belief fell in ruins and I felt a kind of hopelessness. Can you guess what saved me from that ditch? Friends and alcohol drinks (at that time I was over twenty). Honestly without them, I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have finished my program. After I came back from Queensland, I began my teaching career and I could help my school connect with a girls school in Melbourne, Toorak College. I was happy to know that our relationship has been continuing for about twenty years and I am very pleased that I can contribute to good relationships between two countries. Lastly, I happened to write an email to Cromwell College in order to look for my friends, and then right away I got a reply from one of my friends after twenty five years interval. Surprising human knowledge and wonderful friendships, cheers. I wish I could have learned more if emails and internet at that time.

tsuji Oda (1987) Hello Donna, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the COCA News that recently arrived. Ross and Hayley Canton wrote great pieces and it is so impressive that 50 or so Cromwell students have GPAs of 6 or above. Outstanding! Thanks for the newsletter. Regards,

Andrew GrnďŹ eld (1981-1983) Cromwellâ&#x20AC;Ś A Great way to Kick-Start Life! Not only did I complete an Honours Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Processing in Cromwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intellectually-stimulating environmentâ&#x20AC;Ś I kicked off my apprenticeship in life, love and XXXX! Career-wise, the first 30 years were spent working across and up the power industry in North Queensland, finishing as Deputy CEO of NORQEB in Townsville. Along the way I gained additional credentials in Marketing, Management, Quality Management and Company Directorship which were recognised through Fellowships of AIM and AICD and Membership of AQC. As part of my â&#x20AC;&#x153;multi-dimensional characterâ&#x20AC;? wherein I gain great satisfaction from helping others develop and succeed, I took on a number of Professional Body roles, including Chair of the local Branch of AIM and ACS. (Admittedly, some of this was nurtured in those days by the wonderful notion of â&#x20AC;&#x153;the long lunch!â&#x20AC;?). 2Q OHDYLQJ WKH SRZHU LQGXVWU\ LQ  XQGHU VRPHZKDW ´XQXVXDOÂľ FLUFXPVWDQFHV  , WKHQ EURDGHQHG P\ EDVH of work experiences, working with Natural Resource Management groups in the Burdekin, Wet Tropics and on Thursday Island, lecturing in Quality Management for the MBA at JCU and being on the project development team for the Riverway Precinct at Thuringowa City Council. My â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cultural Dimensionâ&#x20AC;? continues with music as the center piece â&#x20AC;&#x201C; started on piano, then guitar, bass and bagpipes (complete with Kennedy Kilts!) and now gigging at the Townsville Jazz Club on acoustic upright bass. Added value (hopefully!) to a few cultural organisations, as Deputy Chair of Tropic Sun Theatre Company, DanceNorth, NQ Jazz and Music Centre NQ. Currently working with the Great Tropical Jazz Party on Magnetic Island. On the sporting front, failed a year at JCU due to a fascination with table tennis and billiards, then got serious over the years with tennis, skiing (water and snow), ten pin bowling, squash, cricket and golf (still doing golf, &2&$1HZVÂ&#x2021;3DJH


tennis and snow skiing). Added value (hopefully!) to Dalrymple Squash Club and Townsville Rugby Club as President. On the “community” front, have been a member of the Rotary Club of Mundingburra for over 30 years and have done most Rotary things both locally and internationally. Most recently, working with a family of refugees from Rwanda, through the Townsville Multicultural Support Group. See photo. Also Chaired the Federal government’s employment assistance group – WorkNorth for a few years and tried my hand at local politics in 2000. Thankfully, in hindsight, unsuccessfully! On the travel front, I experienced P\ILUVWWDVWHLQDW\HDUV of age, with a Rotary Group Study Exchange to Canada and then Britain. Having caught the travel bug, I now have some 53 countries on my “places visited” list – never just “passing through overnight”. In 2010 we toured the Silk Road, from China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Armenia, Georgia, Turkey, Syria and Greece over three months! Meeting folk who are happy with little is truly “A Golden Thread in the Rich Tapestry of Life!” On the personal front, explored a few relationships before finally meeting my perfect person – Janelle. We’ve been together for 28 years now – no kids (by choice) but a life full of many dimensions, with travel as a center piece, backed by community service and golf. Thanks Cromwell, for kick-starting both a career and a “give back and help others” attitude!

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CROMWELL COLLEGE within The University of Queensland

2013 Annual Appeal

In this years annual appeal we encourage you to support either or both Bursaries and/or the College Terrace Fundraising Appeal. Bursaries The cost of a University education continues to rise. In addition to HECS fees, students must meet the costs of books, accommodation, transport, food and many associated expenses. For a growing number of students, cost has become a factor in them either not pursuing tertiary studies or deferring for several years until they have worked and saved. Cromwell is priced to be as affordable as possible, and as you know, provides the best possible academic and pastoral support as students leave home and move to Brisbane for their tertiary studies. Many Cromwell students financially disadvantaged, have benefited through bursary assistance provided by former Cromwellians and friends of the College, who have been so generously prepared to roll down the ladder to the current and next generation of Cromwellians by donating to the Foundation’s bursary funds. Bursaries allow students who may otherwise never be able to experience Cromwell and all that it offers the opportunity to do so. Dining Hall Terrace College fees cover operational expenses, and with Cromwell fees as low as possible, there is very limited overflow left for capital projects. The College is seeking to raise the $150,000 of additional funds necessary to bring this worthwhile project to fruition. The Terrace or Deck will extend north from the Dining Room between the Dowling and Hancock buildings to the current walkway, and will include quality furnishings, landscaping and foliage. The stylish timber Deck will include a large BBQ and will provide a great alfresco dining area, along with space for many activities normally restricted to the Dining Room. Its contemporary roof design will allow both natural light and protection from the weather. This impressive project has received very strong support from the students. Existing Cromwell facilities that past, current (and future) students enjoy have only been possible largely through donations from past students and friends of the College over the past sixty years. The Cromwell community is now asking you to get behind this latest project so that this culture of giving can continue to provide increased capital resources for Cromwell students to enjoy. …… ………………………………………………………………………………….………………………………………………………………………………..…………………………………… Yes, I wish to contribute

 Bursaries

$100

$200

$500

$1,000

Other ___________

Dining Hall Terrace

Title_________________ Name______________________________________________________________________________________ Address________________________________________________________________________________Postcode__________________

 I have enclosed a cheque payable to the Cromwell College Foundation  Visa  Mastercard OR  please debit my credit card Name on Card _______________________________ Card Number ________________________________

Expiry ____________________

Signature ___________________________________ Return address: Cromwell College Foundation, Walcott Street, St Lucia 4067

Cromwell College Foundation

The Extended Cromwell Community Uniting in Friendship for the College Future


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DINING TERRACE Detail Plan 1:100

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CR OMW ELL COLLEGE - DINING TERRACE

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RAMP UP

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EXISTING DINING ROOM

DINING TERRACE

EXISTING PATH

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8,200 800 2,300

15th APRIL 2013

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COCA News May 2013  
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