The Lake News MAY 2014 - ISSUE 245
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At every golf day during the year, the appointed sheriff at Forest Lake Social Golf Club makes it his business to lay fines on all players for misdemeanours performed voluntarily or not. Varying from abusing ones golf clubs, inappropriate behaviour, failing to score correctly, to bad behaviour, inappropriate clothing, not wearing club shirts, and anything else than can be made up to constitute a fine (minimum of a gold coin). The sad thing is the players are encouraged to “dob” in the playing partners. No one is excluded from the sheriffs collection tin. The good from all the tongue-in-cheek accusations and fines, is that the collection is again donated to a very worthwhile cause – the Perinatal Research Centre at the Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital. The collection last year was $335 and was presented this year by the club secretary Pat Ayling to Professor Paul Colditz. Pat was warmly greeted and the cheque most gratefully received as every dollar goes towards the continuing research; in this instance, the amount donated is half the cost of an MRI scan. This year, the sheriff is committed to raising twice the amount for this worthy cause and is certainly already on his way to achieving the total.
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With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s a good time to reflect on mothering and the role of mothers in our society and communities. Sadly, for many the relationship with their mother is not an easy or pleasant one. I’ve been fortunate to have had a steady, loving, supportive relationship with mine, and because of this, my heart breaks for those who don’t. I was chatting about mothers with some friends the other day, and out of the conversation came a recognition for the need for mothering types of relationships, for all of us but more so if our relationship with our mother is not the best. In the street I spent my teenage years, I had a few mothers. They were women who offered a different perspective than my own mother, and who were a little removed emotionally from me. Because they weren’t as emotionally invested in me as my own mother, they could perhaps see things from another angle and give unique insight. I will always be thankful for those who took an interest in me as a growing young woman and for the time they spent listening to me and my teenage angst, most of which was unwarranted, mind you! During the conversation with my friends, I said the words “we need to embrace universal motherhood”. We all chuckled at the slightly ‘hippy’ turn of phrase but it’s true, we need to be ‘mothering’ one another. Let’s get a definition of what it means to ‘mother’ someone. According to my trusty dictionary it means to look after, care for, take care of, nurse, protect, tend, raise, rear, pamper, coddle, cosset, fuss over. So, really, mothering shouldn’t just be left to mothers, or even women. Mothering should be what we all do for everyone. As adults, we don’t need ‘mothering’ all the time but there are times we need to be looked after, taken care of, or fussed over. In our friendships, we need to be looking for opportunities to show care and nurture our friends. Mothering others means we give them attention, we listen, we take note of when they need some extra care and pampering. It was interesting to note that the antonym for ‘mothering’ is neglect. And when you think about it, when we neglect something, we give it no attention at all, no care or interest. This Mother’s Day, why not take some time to appreciate those ‘mothers’ who fill the need in your life for that little bit of TLC. And while you’re appreciating them, take a look around for those people in your life who might need some mothering themselves, after all, we do need to ‘embrace universal motherhood’!
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Hello Readers There has been considerable conversation amongst the community about the shift of Year 7 into secondary school from the commencement of 2015. A number of families I have spoken to are concerned that the secondary environment is not appropriate for children in Year 7 who are only 11 or 12 years old. Parents do not want to see their children lost amongst large numbers of older students. Where schools do not have effective programs in place for a smooth transition for students into secondary, parents have every right to express their concern.
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Queensland is one of the last states to move Year 7 into the secondary environment and the shift will bring the schooling structure in our state into line with New South Wales and Victoria that have educated Year 7 students within the high school setting for decades. St John’s Anglican College is somewhat unique in Queensland in that we have always had Year 7 within the secondary environment and was established with programs in place in Upper Primary and in Middle School to ensure a smooth and successful transition. St John’s students are guided towards working with greater independence while still in primary classes. They are able to access lessons and information from class websites set up by their teachers and can review their lessons and assessment tasks via remote means. Many of their learning activities utilise Web 2.0 tools and students can save their digital creations on the class website, leave comments, questions and blogs and therefore interact with their learning community online as well as face to face. The teachers also regularly utilise a strategy called ‘the flipped classroom’ which describes a reversal of traditional teaching methods. Instead of the teacher providing the students with all the content information they require and then setting homework based on that information, the Upper primary teachers flip this model and set homework that requires students to read information and watch videos from the class website. Valuable class time is then used for higher order thinking and problem solving. Students and their teachers are able to engage in deep discussions, analysing and evaluating the information they have gained. This ‘flipped’ model shifts the focus from passive to active learning, really engages the students and prepares them for more advanced learning experiences. St John’s next Open Day for Kindergarten to Year 12 is Saturday, 3 May 9 am to 12 noon. It would be wonderful to welcome you to the College so that you can learn more about our Year 7 transition program. Kind regards Suzanne Bain Head, St John’s Anglican College Kindy to Year 6 07 3372 0888 Years 7 to 12 07 3372 0111 www.stjohnsanglicancollege.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org
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Your Teeth Your Smile
By Dr Paul Holliday
Do you snore? Is your life at risk? Snoring is the result of the airway being constricted by the soft tissues of the mouth and throat falling backwards during sleep. When this happens, the brain tries to reflexively maintain the full air flow needed by the body and so forces air through the constricted airway space faster, causing vibration of the tissues and therefore that snoring noise. Snoring is a social problem for your partner and family. It can occur in both children and adults. It can also be an indicator of more sinister medical problems. The danger is that if the blockage becomes total then the brain is starved of oxygen and to survive, forces you to jolt awake and gasp a breath of air. This can happen many times in a night and is called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). This often leads to increased blood pressure and may cause heart problems or stroke. You most certainly will be grumpy at times and feel lethargic during the day. When OSA is left untreated it can lead to a decreased life expectancy (along with the increased medical problems). If your child suffers from Obstructive Sleep Apnoea then they may have growth and development problems especially with their teeth, jaws and mouth or nose. Sometimes this lack of enough air every night can make children irritable and have difficulty concentrating in school. It is something you should get looked at as soon as you see them having difficulty breathing. There have been some studies that show a childâ€™s IQ improves when the sleep breathing problem has been solved.
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The first action to take is to see us for a consultation to diagnose the severity and possibly refer you to one of the local sleep assessment clinics. The important thing is to see what kind of apnoea you or your child has as there are several types. The sleep assessment involves being monitored while you are asleep to see how many episodes of apnoea and what kind of apnoea is present. The treatment may involve CPAP (which means continuous positive airway pressure). This is a machine that forces air into your airway. Many people find this uncomfortable and do not wear the CPAP every night. If you are suitable for a simple oral appliance, we will advise the best type for you. If there is no Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and the only problem is snoring there are several types of oral appliances that will help with that so you (or more importantly your family) can sleep easier. At Lakedental we are now using the latest Somnodent MAS appliance that is proving successful and is being well accepted.
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Members of the Forest Lake Crochet group have been hard at work again producing blankets to donate wherever there is need. Over 20 blankets, as well as an assortment of booties and clothing, were recently donated to the Department of Communities Child Safety and Disability Services for children entering foster care. The items were gratefully received by a representative from the Department, Kerri-anne Handley. The crochet group were pleased to include in the donation items passed on to group organiser, Sue Gibbon, by the Giving with Love group. Members are also excited by the recent involvement of Excellence in Care, who placed a box for wool donations outside Forest Lake Woolworths and another outside Spotlight at Orion Shopping Centre, Springfield. The crochet group was then invited to conduct workshops inside the store, which were so successful that the store managers have asked for them to be a regular fixture. “We are just so thankful for the community support we have received so far,” said Sue. “Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine the group would get this big this fast!” If you’re interested in joining the group, or have some wool to donate, Sue can be contacted on 3279 9561.
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Get our seriously competitive two year fixed home loan rate. We’re always here to help. No matter what you need, your experienced BOQ Manager will personally make sure you’re well looked after which is important when it comes to your home loan. Pop into BOQ Forest Lake and say hi to Owner-Managers David Armstrong and Simon Armstrong. Call them on 07 3000 4580 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Interest rates quoted are indicative only, and are subject to change without notice. Fixed interest rates may vary between application and drawdown of the loan. Bank of Queensland Limited ABN 32 009 656 740 (Australian Credit Licence 244616) (BOQ). Terms and conditions available at any BOQ branch. Other fees and charges (including valuation fees) are payable. BOQ’s standard credit assessment criteria applies. The comparison rate is calculated on the basis of a loan of $150, 000 for a term of 25 years. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate. Information current as at 18/10/13.
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Locals raise their cups to fight cancer
Forest Lake resident Dianne de Lange will raise her cup and tip the balance in the fight against cancer this month when she celebrates Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. This year’s event is fast approaching, with all Queenslanders invited to pop the kettle on this May 22 to celebrate. Ms de Lange has participated for the past two years and said she was inspired to get involved after loved ones were touched by the disease. “I lost my sister to cancer, and many members here at my retirement village have been affected by it – there probably isn’t one person in the world who hasn’t been touched by cancer in some way,” she said. “Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is a great excuse to get everyone together, have a laugh and a chat, and enjoy some delicious food – all while raising money for a great cause.” With the help of Terraces Retirement Village Social Club, Ms de Lange’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea will be held on Friday May 23 at the Village Leisure Centre. More than 80 people are expected to attend. “As President of the Social Committee, I really enjoy planning the event. We have a raffle and lucky door and lucky seat prizes – we all just generally have a great time,” she said. “All the Terraces Village residents pitch in to make the day a success, and our on-site café prepare and supply the delicious food for the event – it’s a real team effort.” Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance. To purchase a ticket contact Dianne de Lange on 3271 1852. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said every cup counts in the fight against cancer. “Cancer Council Queensland has been making a real difference in the lives of Queenslanders affected by cancer, thanks to the wonderful support of people like Dianne and their communities,” she said. “Joining Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is an easy, fun and delicious way that we can work together for a cancer free future.” All Queenslanders are invited to join the party and celebrate the 21st year of Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. The official Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea date is Thursday, May 22 but events can be held anytime throughout May or June. Visit www.biggestmorningtea.com.au or call the Fundraising Hotline on 1300 65 65 85 for more information.
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Krista selected for Kokoda Youth team
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Having participated in the Kokoda Challenge for the last two years with her school, Forest Lake local, 17 year old Krista is excited to this year be selected for the Kokoda Youth Program and be heading to Papua New Guinea. With only ten teenagers accepted into the program from Brisbane, Krista needed to apply and then undergo an extensive interview before being selected for the coveted position. Wanting to understand more about what our troops went through, Krista participated in the Kokoda Challenge with her school team in 2012 and 2013 with the goal of becoming part of the Youth Program and eventually to complete the Kokoda Trail as an adult. In preparation for the gruelling event, participants must adhere to a strict training regime; missing more than one session results in being disqualified from the program. In the twenty weeks leading up to the Challenge, Krista will train every Wednesday afternoon with physical drills up and down the steps of Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Every Sunday will consist of a hike ranging from 12km (full PNG backpack kit) to 49km hikes, one being an overnight hike. On top of these, there is a group training camp, bonding sessions and learning about the soldiers of Kokoda legends, what they did, what they stood for, and how they survived. They are also expected to do small assignments on these things and present them orally to the group. Training will begin on 4th May with a fitness assessment and continue until July with the participants training for the Kokoda Challenge at the Gold Coast. Once completed, training will continue with the full backpacks that they will take to Papua New Guinea, weighing approximately 13-15kg in preparation for the trip to Papua New Guinea in September to hike the real Kokoda Trail. Once they return from Papua New Guinea, those in the program will then participate in helping a number of charities and non-profit organisations until May 2015. If you are interested in donating to the Kokoda Youth Program Challenge, simply follow the link and prompts kokodachallenge.com/donate-online. We look forward to hearing from Krista once she returns from the trip to Papua New Guinea in September and wish her the very best of luck ~ Ed.
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Please give a few hours to help a million people Red Shield Appeal Doorknock Weekend 24 – 25 May The Salvation Army is asking members of the public to give a few hours to help collect for the annual Red Shield Appeal Doorknock Weekend which will take place on the weekend of 24-25 May. Salvation Army spokesperson, Major Bruce Harmer, says it is only through the generosity of the Australian people that The Salvation Army is able to continue to support people in need. “By giving a few hours of your time on the Red Shield Appeal Doorknock weekend, you will be helping us to help over one million people in need,” Major Harmer said. The national goal for the Red Shield Appeal Doorknock this year is $10 million, which forms part of The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal which aims to raise $80 million across Australia. “Without the generous support of Australians in every suburb and town across the country, The Salvation Army could not reach this goal...the funds of which go directly to support Salvation Army programs and social services.” With Australia going through a major economic transition and many individuals and families facing an uncertain future, The Salvation Army expects many more people will be in need of basic assistance with issues such as food stress. “Many people who have been well off in the past are now genuinely worried about their future,” Major Harmer said. “The Salvation Army is in a unique position to assist individuals and families who fall on hard times, whether it be with their immediate needs such as food assistance through to working with people over the longer term with financial counselling; drug, alcohol and gambling rehabilitation services; as well as skills development and job placement just to name a few.” To join with Salvation Army Lake Community Church and volunteer, contact the church office on 3714 0777. You can also register your interest by sending an email to email@example.com. To donate to the Red Shield Appeal directly please call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58), visit salvos.org.au, or in person at any Westpac Bank branch.
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Inspirational lady will always be remembered
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Ruth Frith’s daughter, Helen Searle OAM (left) and Ruth Frith’s great granddaughter, Nicole Rye (right) with Cr Angela Owen-Taylor at Ruth Frith Place. Centenarian and the world’s oldest competing athlete, Ruth Frith OAM passed away with dignity and peacefully at home earlier this year, aged 104 years six months and five days. Ruth Frith OAM (nee Pursehouse) was born on 23 August 1909 in Goulburn New South Wales, was married to Ray Frith OAM (deceased 2001) and had two daughters Rosalie and Helen. Councillor Angela Owen-Taylor said, “Ruth was a very special member of our community and we recognise her contribution not only to our local community but also on the international athletics stage. “Ruth was an inspiration to us all by demonstrating and promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. “In 2009, Ruth Frith OAM was awarded the Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Sports Award in recognition of her achievements representing the City of Brisbane. Ruth also was the recipient of the Queen’s Coronation Medal.” Currently a process is underway within Brisbane City Council to have a park in Parkinson, which recently had seniors fitness equipment installed (a Queensland first in a public park), dedicated to recognise Ruth’s significant contribution to sport and promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. Ruth officially celebrated her 104th birthday in the same park in August last year, at a special event organised by Cr Angela Owen-Taylor, with her daughter (dual Olympian and Triple Commonwealth Games Medallist) Helen Searle OAM, her friends, residents of the Carrington Retirement Community and documentary producers Margie Brown and Mandy Lake. Ruth is acknowledged as the World’s Oldest Competing Athlete and starred in the Flick Chicks documentary on the 100+ Club which aired on the ABC on 1 July 2012.
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YOU WOULD NOTICE IF 80% OF THIS WONDER DISAPPEARED
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Urinary Calculi – bladder stones Urinary calculi are aggregations of various crystals that form in the bladder and urethra. They may be in the form of large single stones or multiple small stones like sand or gravel. The stones may cause a partial or a complete obstruction to the outflow of urine, making your pet strain trying to pass urine. A complete obstruction is an emergency which happens most frequently in male cats. They can also cause trauma to the lining of the bladder or urethra due to their rough surface resulting in production of bloody urine and severe discomfort when urine is passed. Infection is often present which makes your pet sick as well. How are they diagnosed? Some bladder stones can be palpated through the abdominal wall, however, not all are found this way. Most bladder stones are visible on x-ray or ultrasound. Stones not visible this way may require a contrast to be placed in the bladder before taking an x-ray. Small stones and crystals can be collected in a urine sample and diagnosed by microscope examination. How are they treated? There are two ways to remove bladder stones. The fastest is via surgery. The bladder is opened and the offending bladder stones are removed and/or the urethra is flushed if smaller stones have lodged there. Surgery is indicated immediately if there is an outflow obstruction from the bladder. Some stones can be dissolved, though this may take many weeks or months of treatment. How are they prevented? There are many causes of bladder stone formation. When the stones or crystals are removed and identified, a management program is started. This will be a combination of diet and medication and will involve regular checks of the urine.
Brisbane 2 Ipswich Challenge Bike Ride Cancelled for 2014 Ipswich Hospital Foundation and Bernie Ripoll would like to inform the community that regretfully, the Brisbane 2 Ipswich Challenge Bike Ride will be postponed until 2015. The Brisbane 2 Ipswich Challenge was planned for Sunday, 18 May 2014. Ipswich Hospital Foundation events coordinator Ashton Cooper said the two organisations have made this decision after much discussion surrounding ongoing construction and roadwork’s which affect the bikeways from Brisbane to Ipswich. “The decision to cancel the event has not been made lightly and it is the intention of both groups to ensure a seamless and spectacular event be produced in 2015. “We thank those people who had already registered to participate in Brisbane to Ipswich Challenge and I will be in contact shortly to arrange a refund.” Page 14 - May 2014 - The Lake News
Take the dog for a walk this month
Did you know that by just walking your dog you could help thousands of dogs? The RSPCA Million Paws Walk, on Sunday May 18, is your chance to help stop animal cruelty, and improve the lives of dogs like Cooper, a two-year-old Beagle-cross who is also one of the 2014 Million Paws Walk ‘hero dogs’. A call to the RSPCA from a concerned member of the public helped save the life of Cooper (pictured below), who was slowly being strangled by a nylon rope caught dangerously around his throat. The team at the RSPCA Animal Hospital treated Cooper’s horrific wound. The nylon rope had been around Cooper’s neck for so long that it was no longer visible, having become embedded up to 2.5cm deep in his skin folds. The rope had also become embedded in the underlying tissue and had been cutting into Cooper’s flesh so deeply and for such a long time that some of his flesh had died and begun to rot. The veterinary team treated Cooper’s wounds and after some rest and recuperation, he made a full recovery and was adopted three months after being rescued. Cooper is just one of over 18,000 dogs that pass through RSPCA shelters in Queensland every year. The Million Paws Walk is dedicated to raising much-needed funds to help these dogs get their second chance in life. All the money raised by walking and fundraising enables the RSPCA to continue their critical work in caring for dogs that have been lost, surrendered, abandoned or seized by RSPCA Inspectors. “The RSPCA’s annual operating costs are $39 million in Queensland and we receive less than one percent of that figure in Government funding. So every cent raised helps,” said RSPCA Qld spokesperson Michael Beatty. “The funds raised through Million Paws Walk also help fund education in the hope of preventing cruelty and neglect from being inflicted on dogs like Cooper. Not all cruelty is intentional. Sometimes it is simply ignorance and that’s why our Inspectors’ primary is often education. We need Receivepurpose a to make all people understand that animals suffer justFREE like us. They feel pain, they get hungry and they also get lonely. If we can spread this message, to young people in particular, then hopefully DELUXE CAR WAH they will learn empathy. By being kind to animals they will learn to show compassion and sensitivity to humans as well,” said with and anymake service Mr Beatty. Visit www.millionpawswalk.com.au to register a difference in an animal’s life today.
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It was their sayonara event organised by these two amazing women viz. Lyn and Val who for the past two years have been responsible for organising Probus trips and activities. Their last event was a boat trip around Sovereign and Hope Island on the Gold Coast aboard the Rum Runner. Our host was Brian and our skipper Tony. Both men displayed a comprehensive knowledge of the area as we were entertained with anecdotes. Even skippy took an early nap in the shade of one of the trees. His family are a nuisance on the local golf course! After disembarking, members headed off to lunch at Cafe 21 at Sanctuary Cove and later some indulged in shopping. On the return journey aboard our coach, outgoing President Alan expressed the entire Club’s gratitude and appreciation for all their hard work and interesting trips. They certainly expanded our knowledge and we learnt about prawn farming, donkeys, and Brisbane’s infrastructure to name a few. Then, on top of that, there were sumptuous and delicious food and, of course, wine tasting. Thank you Lyn and Val, and may you now enjoy some personal ‘me’ time as we give you back to your partners! The April speaker was Dawn Muir, a keen ornithologist. She presented a slide show of Birds of Queensland and in particular those found in our backyards in this region. References to their habitat, relevant information and where she had actually seen them, allowed members to confirm some visitors to their own backyards. The Rainbow Bee-eaters found in Fig Tree Pocket originate from Papua New Guinea and pay us a visit only during our summer before they return home. They actually set up their electronic beams for guidance. An interesting fact about Kingfishers is that they are part of a research project where scientists are trying to find out how birds can see into water! The speaker informed us that even in the bird world there are those lazy ones who are late and slow to awaken in the mornings. These are the Fig birds. The Little Egret was decimated at one stage because their plume feathers were in great demand for ladies’ hats. They are observed at our Lake. There was so much more to learn but unfortunately time, as usual, was a disappointing constraint. Kevin passed the vote of thanks. Probus is a Club for those retired and semi-retired who are young at heart and who also believe in Carpe Diem (seize the day, make the most of time). We meet every second Tuesday of the month at 10am at the Forest Lake Hotel. More details page 35 of this publication.
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Plenty on offer at the Ipswich Show
Get ready to have fun at the 141st Ipswich Show to be held on 16th, 17th and 18th May at the Ipswich Showgrounds, 81 Warwick Road, Ipswich. There will be something for everyone with free events on the Wednesday and Thursday in a warm up to the Show. Wednesday 14th May - Dog Competition – Battery World Ipswich Main Arena. No entry fee and free parking on-site. Thursday 15th May - Horse Jumping Competition – Battery World Ipswich Main Arena. No entry fee and free parking on-site. Special events will be on the following days: Friday 16th May - Official Opening; live musical performances (main arena); spectacular FMX Kaos Motocross demonstrations; camel racing; The Bushwacker Bonanza Lumberjack Show; Ipswich Furniture Court Jet Car; fireworks. Saturday 17th May - Demolition Derby; Ipswich Furniture Court Jet Car; camel racing; The Bushwacker Bonanza Lumberjack Show; fireworks. Sunday 18th May - Battery World Ipswich Monster Trucks; fireworks; camel racing; Woodchop Competition. All day, every day events at the Show: • Animal Nursery & Farmyard Friends; • Young Talent on Show; • Dreamtime Reptiles & Wild Rangers Wildlife Encounters; • Roving Entertainment such as Memphis Moovers, Cleo the Clown and Fiesta Tropicale Trio; • New Hope Group Community Stage includes live music performances; • Lifestyle Stage in the Exhibits Pavilion which includes fashion parades, Meat Magic demonstrations and more. • Trade Stands; • Exhibits Pavilion includes art, craft, photography, horticulture, farm produce, pigeons, poultry, caged birds, schoolwork and much more. • Food Court with an array of food from all over the globe; • Showbags and Sideshow Alley. So why would you miss this fantastic array of entertainment and activities all for an entry price starting from $7 for Primary School Students through to $14 per adult (pre-sell prices only). Tickets are now available online* via www.ipswichshow.com.au (*small booking fee applies) or tickets will also be available at the gate on the day ($9 for Primary School Students through to $17 for adults). For more information contact the show office on 3281 1577 or head to the website www.ipswichshow.com.au.
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Finally, the truth about BACK PAIN! Do You Have Any of the Following Conditions? • L ower Back Pain or Stiffness • M uscle spasm or strains • B ulging lumbar discs • N umbness or soreness in your legs • S hooting hip or thigh pain • S ciatica Having back and leg pain can bring life to a standstill. You might not be able to play golf, work, pick up the grandkids or even sit in the car for a 30-minute drive. It’s almost impossible for anyone around you to understand how you feel. You can’t remember the last time you even had a restful night’s sleep.
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Kiwanis Club of Brisbane and UNICEF partner to deliver life saving vaccinations It’s hard to believe that in this modern day and age, one baby dies from neonatal tetanus every nine minutes. That’s 60,000 innocent lives lost to this preventable disease every year. With a fatality rate of almost 100 per cent in areas lacking treatment facilities, once contracted, tetanus is almost always deadly for newborns. Through an initiative of Kiwanis, the Mothers Day Project is raising funds to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) by providing vaccinations to 61 million women in 25 countries. The Kiwanis Club of Brisbane is supporting the project by urging local community members to give. Anita Lennox, President Kiwanis Club Brisbane, says the project is life changing. “To help raise money towards the elimination of MNT, Kiwanis established the ‘Mothers Day Project’ in 2012. “The premise behind the ‘Mothers Day Project’ is to allow people to give the ‘gift of life’ on Mothers Day by purchasing a vaccination package on behalf of their mother, sister, wife or loved one. “In 2012, in its inaugural year, we raised over $7,000 by contributing through the www.mothersdayproject. com.au site. In 2014, we are aiming to raise in excess of $50,000. This will allow over 25,000 mothers and their
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News from the 19th Hole Forest Lake Social Golf Club Update On Sunday 23rd March, twenty two players turned out at St Lucia Golf Club for the game. The course was in good condition with the greens recently sanded and a bit uneven. Nonetheless, all enjoyed the days golf. Winners on the day were: A Grade by Peter Cuttance Alan Corless, runner up was Pat Ayling. B Grade winner was Steve Donnell, runner up Bob Brose. C Grade winner was Carolyn runner Murray ForestNottingham, Lake Social Golf Clubup Update Diaz. Longest drive winners, B Grade Colin Brooke, C Grade Don Mitchell. Nearest the pin winners were Alan Corless and Don Pickwick. Approach shot winner Atul Bhardwaj. Sunday the 13th April, the game was at River Lakes Golf Club (aka Magnetic Waters). An excellent turn out with 27 players who collectively lost 122 golf balls – one nameless player lost 11 balls. The course was in good condition and the greens were true. Winners on the day were: A Grade Josh Wilson, runner up was Dan McKay, B Grade winner was Darryl Gore, runner up Steve Donnell, C Grade winner was Dani Dvornicich, runner up Graham Frew. Longest drive winners A Grade Gil Vargas, B Grade Colin Brooke, no winner in C Grade. Nearest the pin winners were Steve Donnell and Josh Wilson. Approach shot won by Andrew Baker. Congratulations to all the winners. Our next games are on the 18th May at Gailes Golf Club, first round of the club championships, tee time 8.00am and on the 1st June at Gainsborough at 8.04am. The Forest Lake Social Golf Club is proudly sponsored by the Heritage Community Bank Branch at Forest Lake and the Jindalee Golf Club.
STATE MEMBER FOR ALGESTER In my last couple of columns I have talked about the Great Results funding which every school in the area has received. It is important, I believe, that residents are aware what this significant investment in our schools mean for their children or grandchildren. As an example, Forest Lake State School received a significant investment of $293,146 by the Government, which is on top of their normal school budget. What does this mean for families that have children at Forest Lake State School? The strategy has been agreed to: • provide additional human resources; • target teachers and teacher aides to support Prep to Year 2; • utilise a range of multi modal approaches to support modern innovative teaching practices. There has been a lot of discussion around the state’s debt and how it should be dealt with. The Treasurer recently launched the interactive people’s Budget Website Tool which is continuing the conversation with Queenslander’s on the choices we face to secure our future and pay down the $80 billion in debt accumulated over the last 10 years. There are a lot of programs and projects we all would like to see delivered, but the question is “How do we pay for them?” The people’s Budget Tool allows resident’s the opportunity to provide detailed feedback on exactly what their priorities for the state are and to make their own choices as to how they would reduce the state’s debt. I urge residents to go online at www.strongchoices.qld. gov.au to have your say.
Forest Lake RSL Sub-branch Update by Peter Foley By the time you are reading this edition of The Lake News, ANZAC Day will have come and gone. For any RSL Sub-branch this is the biggest event of the year. It takes a huge amount of organisation and planning in the month leading up to it and unfortunately it is all over in an hour or so. The Forest Lake RSL Sub-branch has been staging its parade and commemorative service for well over ten years now and would not have been able to do so without the support of many people, both members, and members of other associations and businesses in the Forest Lake Community. The two high schools have always been invaluable because they provide the music at the service. The junior schools, Girl Guides and so on who march with the veterans prove that ANZAC Day is alive and well. We have had financial support from Malouf Pharmacy and the Forest Lake Shopping Centre. The Rotary Club of Forest Lake and the Lions Club help us by providing manpower to run stalls, drive our bus and look after the car park. This year we saw the end of our long association with 230 Squadron Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC). However, it also saw the beginning of an association with 219 Squadron and also with the new Naval Cadet group starting up in the area. Next year we will see more uniforms from these two groups. Although we, the Forest Lake RSL Sub-branch, run the ANZAC Day activities in this area, it is as much the community’s day as ours. Also, a large thank you must go to those people who support our Sub-branch by purchasing badges and memorabilia from our stalls. The profit generated from these sales enable us to celebrate ANZAC Day. Thank you one and all. Don’t forget we need members urgently. Contact our Membership Officer, Kevin Dinsdale, on 0451 177 535. The Lake News - May 2014 - Page 25
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by Maureen S.
Hope all had a great Easter break. On board our reliable Concorde coach we recently travelled to Highfields Pioneer Village in the beautiful City of Toowoomba. Morning tea was at Highfields, so only a comfort stop on the way up was required. On arrival, we were greeted and made to feel very welcome by the lovely volunteer staff who guided us to a room where we were given an insight into the people who inhabited this area in those times. Once the talk was over, it was time for morning tea of fresh damper and billy tea, and after leaving Forest Lake at 7.45am we were all looking forward to it. Morning tea over we divided into two groups, one went to the Heritage Chapel, the other to the Ambulance museum and the volunteers gave a talk about the village and how most of the items on display were donated or loaned. The historical Gore Railway Station is now a resident of Highfields Pioneer Village. There is B.J.Palmer boot Repair - donâ€™t see things like that these days. Another large collection is of vintage cars and tractors as well as antique radios and electrical appliances all in working order. After walking around the village at our leisure seeing other interesting buildings such the Southern Cross Museum and Toy Shop, we all settled down for a lunch of beef stew, which everyone loved, also damper, to soak up the gravy from the stew. Desert was fruit salad and ice cream all washed down with more billy tea. With another successful day over we settled back on the Coach for the relaxing trip back to Forest Lake. Forest Lake 50+ Club meet on the third Friday of the month at the Queensland Lions Soccer Club, Pine Road, Richlands at 10.30am and new members are always welcome. For more information on the club and its activities, please contact Kay (Treasurer) on 3278 9406 or Les (Activities Officer) on 3279 9449 or mob 0466 377 618, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Date claimers for the next three meetings May 16th, June 20th and July 18th.
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Parkinson Ward Multicultural & Dragonboat Festival
Forest Lake Parklands, Forest Lake Boulevard
Sunday 1st June ~ 9am to 2pm • 9am - Citizenship Ceremony hosted by Rotary Club of Forest Lake • 10am - Official Opening of Festival • Dragonboat Challenge Races • Multicultural Performances, Food and Display Stalls • Parking at St John’s College, College Avenue, Forest Lake For more information contact Parkinson Ward Office on 3131 7022.
This Event is proudly supported by Brisbane City Council and organised by the Hakka Association of Queensland Inc with additional support from the Rotary Club of Forest Lake Inc and Brisbane River Dragons.
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Forest Lake National Seniors By Julie Baldwin Branch Update A friendly welcoming awaits ladies and gentleman in the 50 something age group residing in Forest Lake and its surrounding suburbs. May’s meeting is Wednesday 14th May at Settlers Village, 41 High Street, Forest Lake, 9.30am sign in for a 10am start. Parking available at Salvation Army and on High Street. Congratulations to the winners of the Spirit of the Lake awards for 2014. May’s Branch Meeting includes a celebration for Mother’s Day and a great entertainer. It will be a wonderful morning guaranteed. Did you know we have Coffee and Chat mornings the first Wednesday of the month 9.30am start? We alternate between The Coffee Club and Diamantes monthly. The get together is a nice chance to have a catch up and enjoy your morning tea in good company. Contact Ros 3372 9432 if you would like to come along. The latest addition to our Branch is the formation of The Theatre Goers Group. We look forward to attending Tuesday Movie Mornings and Saturday Night Plays at handy locations nearby. A very big event for May is our Zone 101 Conference to be held on 29th at Lions Soccer Club, Richlands. This will be attended by a representative group of members from the 15 Branches within our Zone and a large number of our own branch members. A very interesting Agenda for the day. Our very young branch is proud to host this extremely important event on the National Seniors Calendar. We will get the latest news from Canberra from Michael O’Neill as well as other entertaining speakers and a top class entertainer. We especially thank our sponsors, Ingenia (Settlers) and the Brisbane City Council, for their wonderful support. Due to popular demand from members, special guest speaker at April’s meeting was Da-en Preston. Once again Da-en’s clear demonstration of life saving techniques and use of specialised equipment provided members with a very good understanding of how best they can react in the event of a real life emergency. Da-en has a very good rapport with we citizens in the 50 something age group and is passionate about this subject. The April lunch outing was just a short drive to the Blue Fin Club in Inala and was very well attended. There is something for everyone on the Club’s extensive menu. This is a first time visit by our Branch. Thursday 20th May we have a wonderful trip planned to visit a beautiful historical homestead at Cambooya. This tour includes morning tea and lunch. Another great opportunity to take a step back in time and see a working property as well. We do have a couple of seats available if you would like to join us. Contact Julie 3278 7274 for more details. For further information about our Branch please contact either Julie 3278 7274 or Ros 3372 9432.
FROM THE DESK OF
Annastacia Palaszczuk MP STATE MEMBER FOR INAL A
Last week saw the entire Forest Lake community commemorate ANZAC Day; a wonderful opportunity to reflect upon those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the protection of our country. Whether you marched in a parade, attended a dawn service, or just paused for a moment to reflect, you are ensuring that the legacy of ANZAC Day lives on. I am also aware that many ex-servicemen and women – some more recent veterans than others – call Forest Lake home, and I wish to again thank each of you for your service to the nation’s security and prosperity. I am also pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2014 Queensland Day Awards. It is a fantastic chance to honour those who volunteer and help our local community. The deadline for nominations is close of business on Friday May 16, so I urge you to start considering worthy contenders now. If you require a nomination form or have questions, please feel free to contact my office on 3372 3207.
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Special service to honour mothers
Remembrance S ervice
FRIDAY MAY 9TH 6.30PM
In a commitment to provide care to people who have suffered the loss of a mother, sister, aunt or daughter, Centenary Memorial Gardens will hold a Mothers Day Remembrance service on Friday May 9. Now in it’s thirteenth year, the special service is open to anyone in the community who has lost a female family member, even people who may have used a different cemetery or crematorium are welcome. This years service will include guest speaker Lisa Grosskopf. Lisa is a popular funeral celebrant who has assisted many of the families who have come to Centenary Memorial Gardens. Lisa will also be singing on the evening and presenting a photo tribute to women. “We can’t change the profound sadness a family feels at the loss of a mother but our services provide an opportunity to remember her and draw close to her in a non- threatening environment surrounded by others experiencing a similar loss,” said Peter Ship, Manager, Centenary Memorial Gardens. “Each year we try and present a service that is different but meaningful, just a casual relaxed atmosphere where people can take the time to remember their loved ones. “One year we planted 150 trees on the evening to create the Garden of Angels, another year we presented everyone with a pack of home-made cupcakes. Sometimes we hand out flowers that the family can place on their loved ones grave. “We have even been known to have spectacular fireworks displays, all as a part of honouring Mothers and celebrating their lives.” The special Mothers Day Remembrance service will be held in the Federation Chapel at Centenary Memorial Gardens on May 9 starting at 6.30pm. Guests are asked to RSVP before May 6 by calling Centenary Memorial Gardens on 3271 1222.
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Family Focus with Mark Mackay
Mark Mackay is the Baptist pastor at Forest Lake and teaches at Malyon College.
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“Discipline is not a dirty word!” That’s the advice an older man gave me when we had our first child. He went on to tell me, “Remember Mark, your first job is to be her dad, not her friend.” My initial reaction was, “But I want to be her friend.” He went on to explain to me that while it’s good for me to want to be a friend to my kids, my first priority is to be their parent – to discipline, to guide, to nurture and to lead. I think it’s fair to say that most parents want to be friends with their kids but the model we are often given in the media today is that the best way for this to occur is to “let our kids find full self-expression” and not discipline them. If a child doesn’t want to do something, go somewhere, behave appropriately, let them. However, the problem of not appropriately disciplining our children is that we set them up to think they are the centre of the world – it them comes as an enormous shock to find this isn’t the case when they enter the wider world. While we need to encourage, affirm and honour our kids, we also need to teach them the virtue of self-discipline. Studies have shown that, on average when kids have good boundaries and discipline, they achieve better results at school, have better social skills, gain better selfdiscipline and respect others. The other potential aspect, I believe, is that parents become empowered to be exactly that – parents! We want our kids to respect us – the Biblical commandment is for children to “honour your father and mother.” (Exodus 4:31 PM 20:12) That comes as parents honour one another, back one another up and show respect for ourselves by not accepting disrespect. The wonderful thing about healthy discipline is that the results become a legacy. The way I know that is that the older man who gave me the advice at the start of this article was my dad, who was once given the same advice by his father. My dad and I are mates but that mateship grew out of him being first and foremost, “Dad.” If you were not modelled good parenting, you can be the generation that makes the change! Get along to a parenting seminar that will be run later this year, read some material on parenting, decide to change one thing in your home and build from there.
From the desk of Angela Owen-Taylor Parkinson Ward Councillor
ANZAC Day Congratulations to the Forest Lake RSL Sub Branch for yet another memorable ANZAC Day tribute to the men and women who have served and sacrificed for the freedom we enjoy in this country. I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge all those members of the Defence Services who are currently serving. It was wonderful to see so many in the community coming out to pay tribute. As many residents will have noticed on ANZAC Day we have a new addition to the Amphitheatre – shade sails above the seating area. This will enable more opportunities for this venue to be utilised in a more weather resistant manner. This space is able to be booked and more information is available through my Ward Office. We will see the Amphitheatre and the Sails Stage activated on 1 June for the annual Parkinson Ward Multicultural and Dragonboat Festival, commencing at 9am with a Citizenship Ceremony hosted by Rotary Club of Forest Lake Inc, the Official Festival Opening at 10am followed by performances, dragonboat races and multicultural food stalls until 2pm. Please come and join in a truly wonderful multicultural experience in our local community. Active School Travel The portable speed warning sign has been recently located on Grand Avenue to alert drivers when they are exceeding the speed limit and advising them to slow down. It is important, particularly around our local schools, that drivers exercise caution to ensure the safety of local children. Active School Travel has been implemented at all State Primary Schools within Parkinson Ward and given that many children are walking and riding to school I urge all drivers to be vigilant. I encourage all local families to endeavour to promote walking, cycling and carpooling to help reduce cars around our schools. Parents and carers collecting and dropping children off at schools are also reminded that parking for any period of time in the drop off zones is not permitted. Similarly, drivers are reminded that disabled parking zones require a permit and Council Officers will be conducting enforcement in respect of people parking in these carparks without an approved permit. Mothers Day I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our local Mothers a very happy Mother’s Day; you all make a valuable contribution to our community building the foundations for our future generations.
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Dave is a Chartered Accountant with a keen interest inFOR personal OXLEY finance issues. Mother’s Day 11 May Mother’s Day is just two weekends away and it is a great opportunity for families to come together to recognise the significant contribution mothers make to our lives. There will be plenty of activity in the local parks and recreational areas as well as local community groups hosting events to raise money for charitable organisations. Look out for details of Mother’s Day Stalls and other activities leading up to Sunday 11 May in school newsletters and around your community. National Reconciliation Week - Let’s Walk the Talk May 27 – June 3 National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is celebrated across Australia to commemorate two significant milestones in Australian history. May 27th marks the anniversary of the 1967 referendum which saw over 90% of Australians vote to give the Commonwealth the power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and recognise them in the national census. June 3rd marks the anniversary of the 1992 High Court Mabo decision which legally recognised that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a special relationship to the land that existed prior to colonalisation and still exists today. The decision marked the way for land rights called Native Titles. NRW is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared history, culture and achievements. It is easy for schools and community groups to get involved by attending or hosting an event providing an opportunity for everyone to ‘walk the talk’. For more information about events in your local area or to register your own event, please visit: www.reconciliation.org.au.
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Forest Lake Lions Club update
by Alex Eramudugolla
Fundraise for the Leukaemia Foundation - Sunday 18th May ‘Walk With the Lions’ community charity walk to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland is seeking your support. Create history by joining your local Lions Club for our first fundraising walk around our picturesque lake. In addition you will be helping so many leukaemia patients and their families. Families like those of Katelyn Marks. When Katelyn Marks (pictured) was diagnosed with leukaemia at age five, her family had to leave their home in Biloela and relocate to Brisbane where she started treatment. The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland provided Katelyn and her family with free support services throughout her treatment, including free accommodation at one of the Foundation’s villages in Brisbane. Your support can be further extended by getting your friends, neighbours and relatives to sponsor you for the walk. Already some walkers have raised over $500 through sponsorship. For online registration visit www.everydayhero.com.au/event/walkwiththelions2014. If you prefer to register using manual forms, registration and sponsorship forms are available, please call 0422 008 359. There will also be a registration desk at the Forest Lake Shopping Centre from Saturday 10th to Saturday 17th May. The registration fees are as follows: Early bird: Individual $15; Family $30; Children (under 18) $10. On the Day: Individual $25; Family $40; Children (under 18) $10. Our local business community, Councillors and Members of Parliament stand behind this worthy project through their sponsorship as well as contributing prizes to a grand raffle which will be drawn on the day. All proceeds go to the Leukaemia Foundation. Bring the whole family, your visitors, friends and neighbours for this great morning. You don’t have to walk the whole distance, but have fun and help our little friends like five year old Katelyn Marks. Register! Fundraise! Walk! Show that you care.
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Forest Lake Friendship Group If you’re new to Forest Lake, or just want to extend your social network, this is a great opportunity to meet new people, make friends and enjoy some friendly conversation. 6th May:
Coffee at DC’s Forest Lake 10.30am
Coffee at DC’s Forest Lake 10.30am
Dinner at 2-Fish, Forest Lake 6.30pm RSVP by 19th May Ph: 0409 789 625
Coffee at DC’s Forest Lake 10.30am
Coffee at Coffee Club Forest Lake 10.30am RSVP by 2nd June Ph: 0409 789 625
ALL WELCOME Phone Annelie on 0409 789 625
Forest Lake Area
by John Prout As we approach Mother’s Day, all the children, regardless of their age, are planning where to take Mum, Nana or Grandma to lunch for her special day of the year. Select somewhere nice as all Mums deserve the best treatment. Even breakfast in bed is enjoyable in some cases but it’s a problem when orange juice is spilt on the sheets thereby giving Mum more work. This day is our opportunity to express our gratitude to our Mums. Children love to show the cards they have made at school which becomes a treasured keepsake for Mum. One of the popular flowers to give Mum is the chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum grandiflorum). Most chrysanthemums are upright plants with lobed leaves that can be aromatic. The many showy flower heads, carried at the tips of strong stems, begin to bloom as the days shorten. Maybe this flower is sought after on Mother’s Day as the spelling ends with “mum”. On our recent bus trip we travelled to the Broadwater in the Rum Cruiser on the Gold Coast, and spent the afternoon exploring the secrets Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens. This is truly a hidden treasure. If you have the opportunity to visit, then it is recommended. Our next bus trip will be on Saturday 19 July as we visit northern NSW and the Gold Coast Hinterland. The flyer will be available at this month’s meeting. Recently our member, Linda Hore, opened her garden for members and friends to visit. When a member has an ‘open garden’, it gives us the opportunity to see what is growing successfully in our local area as well as a chance for a chat over a cuppa. Thanks Linda for an enjoyable afternoon.
WHAT'S ON FOREST LAKE COMMUNITY HOUSE BOOKINGS - JACK 3279 9111 | PRESIDENT - CHARLES STRUNK MON
9:00AM BCC Immunisation Clinic (2nd & 4th Monday) 3403 8888 9:30AM Happy House Playgroup No 1 3279 9111 3:30PM Fitness and Dance Belinda 0419 796 393 / 3273 6367 6:00PM Moon Lee Tae Kwan Do Wayne 0419 713 907 7:15PM F’Lake Toastmasters (1st & 3rd Monday) Grant 0415 699 032 7:30PM ALP Board Meeting (4th Mon, Feb-Dec) Chas 3278 9805
TUES 9:15AM Balancing gentle exercise to music for seniors 3879 4020 11:30AM Indoor Bowls (Cost $4.50) Jean 3372 6894 6:00PM Moon Lee Tae Kwan Do Wayne 0419 713 907 7:30PM F’Lake Area Garden Group (2nd Tues, Feb-Nov) John 3288 3131 WED
9:30AM Happy House Playgroup No 2 3279 9111 6:30PM BFIT 4 LIFE (Dance, cheer & fitness) Melanie 0415 651 290 7:30PM Lions Club Business Meeting (2nd Wed) Heather 3278 9817
THUR 3:30PM Fitness and Dance Belinda 0419 796 393 / 3273 6367 FRI
9:00AM 11:00AM 12NOON 7:30PM 7:30PM
F’Lake Crafters Group Lyndsay 3372 4938 Grace 3371 1179 Robyn 3372 9883 Annastacia Palaszczuk MP Appointments 3372 3207 / 3279 9111 Ladies Fellowship Luncheon Lorelle 0422 294 431 Southwest Brisbane Motoring Club (4th Friday) 3802 1902 Assembly of God Youth Activities (3rd Friday) Chad 0413 428 630
10AM Tiny Tutus Pre School Ballett Open for Bookings
SUN 10:00AM Freedom Christian Centre Contact Chad 0413 428 630 1:00PM Everlasting Gospel Church Ps Jose 0452 568 187
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Linda Hore, Jill Lowe and Pat Parlane at the open garden. Talking about ‘open gardens’ – we are pleased to announce that two of our members gardens will be opened in September as part of the Australian Open Garden Programme. Full details will be released as the openings draw nearer. At our May meeting we have Michael Dent as our guest speaker. Michael is well versed with the aloe plants (often referred to as Aloe Vera) and his home is also part of the Australian Open Garden Programme. Michael will have some aloes for sale. I hope you can attend the meeting and share an evening of gardening with us.
We are not fanatical gardeners, just friendly enthusiasts. Join us! Next meeting Tuesday May 13th, 2014. Forest Lake Community House, Alpine Place
For more information call John Prout on 3288 3131
Clubs & Groups
Sport & Fitness
50 Plus Club Les 0466 377 618 or Kay 3278 9406 Meets 3rd Friday of the Month
Hobbies, Arts & Craft
AFL, Forest Lake Junior Annette 0401 109 679 Balancing Gentle Exercise to Music Jenny 3879 4020
Australian Air League - Forest Lake Squadron Christina Parker 3279 4247 Tim Huntley 0422 230 589 www.airleague.com.au
Baseball Clubs, Western Districts - The Bulldogs Laurie 0421 137 406 www.wests.baseball.com.au
AIR Ph: 3371 7494, Pett 3378 2361 Meets 1st Friday of month Mona www.independentretirees.com.au
Basketball Club, West Brisbane Falcons 0450 105 252 email@example.com
Community Events Association Forest Lake Linda 0402 061 907
Brisbane Bhakti Yoga Centre Anil 3879 1906 or 0403 936 076 firstname.lastname@example.org
Community House Association Jake 3372 9886
Cycling Group, Forest Lake Connect Group for Home Businesses Reg 0412 155 295 Meets first Thursday of the month Futsal Club, Forest Lake Phone Susannah 3201 1880 Jodie 0407 760 654 Forest Lake Forum Golf Club, Forest Lake Social Linda Paton 0402 061 907 Peter 3278 8060 Forest Lake One Community Ltd Indoor Bowls Ron 3879 4912 Mary 3376 3085 Friends of the Park Little Athletics, Forest Lake Lorraine 3879 6210 email@example.com Friendship Group, Forest Lake Netball Club, The Lakers Annelie 0409 789 625 firstname.lastname@example.org Garden Group, F’Lake Area www.lakersnetball.com John 3288 3131 PCYC, Inala Girl Guides - Forest Lake 3372 2222 Lisa 0412 767 708 www.inalapcyc.org.au email@example.com Rowing Club, Centenary (Youth) Labor Party, F’Lake Branch Simon 0414 711 331 Charles 0411 959 994 Michael 0401 567 279 www.centenaryrowing.com.au Ladies Fellowship, F’Lake Lorelle 0422 294 431 Rugby League, Forest Lake Junior Sarah (Secretary) 0438 010 827 Liberal Party, F’Lake Branch Steve 0402 893 105 Rugby Union Club, Lakes Wasps 0407 790 497 Lions Club of Forest Lake firstname.lastname@example.org President: Sebastian Rendic www.forestlakewasps.com.au 0433 698 445 email@example.com Softball, Raiders Motoring Club - Southwest Brisbane Sandie 0402 485 795 firstname.lastname@example.org Ross 5548 6003 email@example.com Swimming, Lake’s Swim Club Dianna Remington 0400 015 539 Mums In Touch, Forest Lake firstname.lastname@example.org Jane 3879 6934 http://lakesswimclub.blogspot.com.au National Service Association Western Cougars Gridiron Club Brisbane West Branch 0450 430 953 Peter 3372 5848 www.cougarsgridiron.com.au National Seniors - Forest Lake Branch Julie 3278 7274 or Ros 3372 9432
Obedience Dog Club of Brisbane 0411 017 454 Pallara Morning Tea Group Meets last Saturday of the month at Pallara S.S. Phone Ruth 0422 533 208 Probus Club of Forest Lake President Joan 3372 9923 Membership Officer Kevin 0408 933 561 Rana Frog Group 3372 4926 Referral Network, Forest Lake Gaye 3879 9003 Richlands, Inala and Suburbs History Group Angela 3372 2358 Rotary Club Brian 3271 6987 RSL Sub-Branch, Forest Lake Meets 3rd Tue Ph Peter 0412 357 756 or George 0488 220 002 Scout Group 3870 7000 Southwest Progress Association Michael 0433 456 150 Trefoil Guild - Centenary Janet 3376 1889 Young Women’s Program Angie 3271 5554
Federal Member Bernie Ripoll MLA (Oxley) 1800 640 839 / 3879 6440 email@example.com www.bernieripoll.com.au State Members Annastacia Palaszczuk MP (Inala) 3372 3207 firstname.lastname@example.org Anthony Shorten MP (Algester) 3278 9257 email@example.com Brisbane City Council: Cr Milton Dick (Richlands) 3407 1211 firstname.lastname@example.org Cr Angela Owen-Taylor (Parkinson) 3131 7022 email@example.com
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Education Forest Lake State High School 3714 2333 Forest Lake State School 3714 1222 Grand Avenue State School 3372 0555 P&C firstname.lastname@example.org Pallara State School 3723 6333 Serviceton South State School 3714 0222 St John’s Anglican College Yrs Kindy-6 3372 0888 Yrs 7-12 3372 0111
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