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Thousands flocked to Lanterns in the Park at Robelle Domain last month. Organisers, Springfield Christian Family and Springfield Markets, sponsors, stall holders and community alike were delighted with Need HELP with your pool? the huge crowd that gathered for the event which featured the USQ Battle Pool Cleaning - Pool Pumps Green Pools - Regular Servicing of the Bands competition. Taking advantage of the beautiful weather on the day, the crowd continued to swell right into the night until Robelle Circle, the markets and the ride areas were packed with friendly and enthusiastic families FREE QUOTES and people. Call us today 131 546 Out of the six bands competing, www.jimspoolcare.com.au Crooked Grin and Just Monday were selected to battle it out in the finals. Both bands once again performed brilliantly and while the judges weighed up their decisions, local youth Pastor Brett Turner shared a message with the crowd. Just Monday were then revealed as the winners and were presented with their $500 prize from Audiosapien recording Studios. Crooked Grin took home the second prize from USQ. The battle concluded at 7pm with a spectacular All Fired up fireworks display with many of the crowd staying on to hear the SCF Band and a reprise from the winning band ENROL Just Monday concluding the night at 8pm. NOW for Organisers estimate that between 15,000 and 20,000 people attended with some Term 4 stall holders pleased to report that they sold twice as much as at any previous event at for students Robelle Domain. from primary “Special thanks goes to the great volunteers, sponsors and community that helped through to make the event happen, in particular Vicki Martin who worked tirelessly to coordinate the high school Lanterns display and the market stall,” Ps Phil Cutcliffe said. “As well as the NAB who Qualified Caring Teachers building the foundations for academic success. gave away hundreds of balloons and footballs as well as holding a fundraising sausage Phone for a FREE ASSESSMENT sizzle for the Springfield Christian Family University Chaplaincy at USQ. They raised ON 3879 2899 OR 0457 928 999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org $1500 towards the $5000 which was raised on the night!”
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Scouts in action donate much appreciated wool Members of a newly formed crochet group in Forest Lake recently gathered at Settlers Forest Lake for a special presentation of wool from Goodna Scouts Group. When Scout Group L e a d e r, B e r n i c e , h e a r d about the crochet group her mother in law was involved with, she saw an opportunity for the Scouts to help. Thirteen Cub Scouts brought in over 80 balls of wool to donate to the group which then gives the completed blankets to those in need. Crochet group members Hilary and Colleen gladly accept It was the perfect week the donated wool from the Goodna Cub Scouts. for the presentation as the Scouts participated in their annual Scouts in Action Week, with the theme this year of Scouting in the Community. The Cub Scouts were delighted to present their big bag of donated wool and also spend time with members of the group by serving them morning tea on the day.
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By Susannah Friis with Susannah Friis
It seems to be that society celebrates the strong, or those perceived to be anyway. We are all about the winners, the heroes, strength and invincibility. And we all strive to be strong. We want to be known as someone who withstands trials, who stands firm and unwavering. We want to be those people and we want to be around those people. We don’t like weakness, generally. I’m no psychologist but I wonder if it’s because it reminds us of our own weakness and in a world that is full of platitudes about how strong we are on the inside, about overcoming obstacles, speaking out and standing up, that just won’t do. Here’s what I don’t get: if we logically can understand that we are all, each and every one of us, weak at times, why is it such a big deal? I suspect the answer lies in our past memories of being hurt, of being in a vulnerable position, mentally, emotionally, physically, that we shy away from the possibility of having to go through that pain again. And we are right. It’s not prudent to reveal your weaknesses to those who can, or who have in the past, hurt you. We must be wise about where and with whom we make ourselves vulnerable. Yet I think there is also wisdom in taking a chance. Opening up to someone about how you’re feeling, really feeling, can path the way to deeper more meaningful communication. Sometimes, until we make ourselves vulnerable we can’t truly enter into worthwhile relationships. We need to let the other person see us warts and all. And we also need to allow them to do the same. When we are sharing vulnerabilities, we form bonds that can lay a wonderful foundation for future connection. There are times, though, when we make ourselves vulnerable and we don’t know the outcome. We have no idea how that person will respond to us showing them our weaknesses, so it’s risky. The hope is that they will respond with sensitivity, gentleness and kindness. Now, you and I both know that certainly isn’t always the case is it? We’ve all been mistreated by someone we thought we could trust, we’ve all shared something close to our hearts, only to find it used against us at a later date. It’s awful. It hurts. And it’s hard to move past. But in order to not allow those incidences to affect the rest of our lives and relationships, we simply must risk again. We must resolve to not let the hurt grow into bitterness and resentment. Allowing someone else’s actions to change who we are makes no sense. Know that for every person who doesn’t handle your weakness in the right way, there are ten others who will. We just need to be discerning and never give up risking the hurt to find the ones who are worth risking it for.
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Headaches and Neck Pain Addressing the Cause
If You Suffer From Headaches or Neck Pain That Keep Coming Back, These Are The Facts You Must Know Living with headaches is tough.
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Day after day of being miserable, irritable, and looking a lot older than you really are. The frustration of knowing that your friends and family don’t understand what you’re going through. Add this to doctors’ visits, MRI’s and CT scans -- which only come back with “normal” results. And that’s not all … trying one medication after another, feeling like you’re on a merry-go-round of drugs. All this is enough to make anyone want to scream!
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• Headache patients show significantly s t r a i g ht e n e d c e r v ic a l c u r ve configurations (Headache 1993;33:90-5). • Reversal of the neck curve leads to total spinal malalignment, rounding of the shoulders, headache, neck pain, scapular pain and possibly even low back pain (Orthop Traumatol
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• A neck curve is a protective window against neck pain, whilst less curve is a risk factor for neck pain and a flat neck is a risk factor for chronic neck pain (Spine 2004;29(22):2485-92). • The odds that a patient with neck pain has a straight or reversed neck curve are 18 times greater than patients without neck pain (JMPT 2005;28(3);187-93).
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Users of Old Logan Road, Camira, will witness trenching between Camira State School and Springfield Parkway. This is due to Energex providing additional power to the substation currently being constructed in Springfield Central. Cr David Morrison said the power going underground is a result of State Member Annastacia Palaszczuk and himself meeting with Energex representatives over 12 months on behalf of concerned residents as Energex were going to place the 33KVA power lines overhead. Cr David Morrison said he received letters from concerned residents and organised a meeting with the state member and Energex management to advocate on behalf of the residents. Cr David Morrison thanks Energex management for listening to residents’ concerns and deciding to place the heavy duty cables underground. So far the traffic management along Old Logan Road has been well managed, with traffic still flowing well in peak times.
New local group for Over 50’s women begins
What happens when a small group of like minded people decide change is order? Things happen! Seeing a need to foster more community spirit in our area, six ladies have started a new social group with their second meeting already scheduled for September 27th at the YMCA Community Centre on Springfield Lakes Boulevard, Springfield Lakes at 9.30am. The ladies discovered they shared common interests, particularly for eating out, and are already looking forward to the opening of the train station later on in the year, facilitating future outings. At the next meeting, members will be electing a Convener, Secretary, Treasure, Social Committee and a Newsletter writer. So if you’re 50 plus and looking to meet women of your own age then why not join this new group of friendly local residents and get connected.
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Volunteer at RSPCA this spring An increase in rescue calls has signalled the arrival of spring at RSPCA Queensland’s Animal Care Campus, and the Wacol site is in desperate need of volunteers to answer these calls and perform other important tasks. RSPCA Queensland is seeking animal lovers for volunteer roles in the Animal Care Campus’ Call Centre and Laundry. “Our teams are working hard to meet increased demands this spring, but we need more volunteers to share the workload,” said RSPCA Queensland Volunteer Services Senior Manager, Amanda McNaught. “Volunteers are the lifeblood of the RSPCA, and we couldn’t exist without them,” Ms McNaught said. The Call Centre takes about 300,000 calls a year and, with a huge increase in calls received about animals requiring assistance due to the warmer weather, the Centre urgently needs to expand its team of dedicated volunteers. Animals at the Wacol campus also rely upon volunteers at the on-site Laundry, who ensure that all cats, dogs, wildlife, and other animals have clean, comfortable bedding each night. The Laundry processes 20 bins of washing each day, and more volunteers are required to operate commercial washers and dryers and store fresh laundry in the supply room. “Volunteering can be incredibly rewarding, and volunteers in all areas at the RSPCA have the satisfaction of knowing that they’re helping to give most animals a second chance,” Ms McNaught said. If you like working to support animals and enjoy meeting new people, then consider volunteering at the RSPCA Queensland Animal Care Campus at Wacol. Volunteer roles are available seven days a week and all volunteers attend a Volunteer Orientation and Level 1 of Four Paws Forward training on their first day, with further training provided throughout the year. RSPCA Queensland volunteers can also participate in Make Your Mark, a new program that recognises and rewards RSPCA team members. Anyone interested in volunteering can email volunteering@rspca Queensland.org.au or phone the Brisbane Volunteer Coordinator on 3426 9915 to find out more.
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Local runners celebrate international milestone
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Do you enjoy running, walking and competing against your own time? Then Parkrun is for you. Brought to Australia in 2011 by Gold Coast resident, Tim Oberg, the free, weekly, timed, 5 km exercise event, Parkrun, celebrated it’s ninth anniversary internationally on October 5. Meeting at Renahan Place, Stockland, Augustine Heights, residents are encouraged complete a once only registration at the Parkrun site www.parkrun.com.au and bring the family along each Saturday at 7am. With a 5km run, its you against the clock, and participants can bring kids, prams and dogs to the volunteer run and organised event each week. Also take advantage of the friendly of participants by joining in on the post Parkrun coffee at the Coffee Club at Brookwater Village Shopping Centre on Augusta Parkway. To enquire about the Augustine Heights weekly run or to offer your help as a volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A message from the Mayor’s Desk BY THE MAYOR - PAUL PISASALE If you know an outstanding achiever within our community who has contributed in an exceptional way, nominations are now open for the 2014 Ipswich Australia Day Awards. The awards recognise Ipswich’s outstanding achievers, from sporting achievements to volunteer work and outstanding citizens, we want residents to step up and nominate someone they think is deserving of recognition. Nominations can be made online or you can grab a form from one of council’s libraries, customer service centres or electorate offices. Nominations close November 22. A new council initiative has recently been established to help fill empty commercial and retail spaces on a short term, rent free basis called Activate Ipswich. We’re seeking start-up businesses, artists, cultural projects and community groups to take up short-term leases in available spaces in the Ipswich CBD. It gives these groups a kick-start and also increases foot traffic around the city centre. Spaces available through Activate Ipswich have been offered by property owners rent free. For more information about the program or to apply, visit www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/business/activate_ipswich.
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Veterinary News By Dr Milan Savkovic BVSc GradDipVSc
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Now that the weather is warming up and we are starting to get some rain, we are entering tick season. Paralysis ticks,naturally infest wildlife but they will also attach to domestic animals and occasionally people. Native wildlife is, in general, resistant to the toxic effects of the paralysis tick, but dogs and cats will rapidly develop paralysis as the toxin enters their system. Paralysis ticks are more commonly found in areas where there is dense ground cover or bush, especially near water, but the expansion of suburbia into adjacent bushland means that paralysis ticks can also be found in clean, tidy backyards. Ticks attach firmly to the skin of our pets and inject a toxin as they feed. Signs usually appear about 24 - 36 hours after attachment of the tick. The most common sign of tick paralysis is weakness or wobbliness in the hind legs. This weakness progresses to the front legs and advances until the pet is unable to stand. The muscles of the throat are affected also. This causes a change in your pet’s voice and difficulty swallowing, which leads to your pet being off food, and in some cases, food or water may be inhaled instead of swallowed, which can cause pneumonia. If the tick paralysis is not treated, eventually all muscles will be paralysed, breathing will stop, the heart will fail and death will occur. Treatment for tick paralysis involves hospitalization and the injection of an antitoxin. This rapidly neutralises tick toxin in the blood, but is much slower to get into the nervous system, so it can take some days to reverse the signs of paralysis. In severe cases, pets may also need oxygen and intravenous fluids. The success rate is high if treated early. As with most diseases, prevention is better than cure. There is nothing available to stop ticks getting on your dog or cat, but using a tick collar or spot-on and spray products on your pet will reduce the likelihood of a tick attaching, and if one does attach growth will be slowed and the tick can be removed it before it can cause serious illness. Because none of the preventatives are 100% effective, it is also very important to physically check your pet for ticks every day. Run your fingertips through the coat systematically checking the whole skin surface. Most ticks will attach around the head, neck, chest and shoulders but they can attach anywhere. Remember to check carefully under the collar. Checking every day is important because it means you have a better chance of detecting growing ticks that were difficult to feel initially due to their small size. If you do find a tick, we now know it’s best to pull it straight off. Importantly, do not apply kerosene or other poisons to the tick – this will only irritate your pet’s skin, may be toxic to your pet and will cause the tick to release more toxin as it dies slowly. Your pet can develop signs of paralysis up to 48 hours after a tick is removed, so watch closely for any problems. If you notice any signs of wobbliness, change in voice, vomiting or decreased appetite please consult your vet immediately to make sure your pet doesn’t become a victim of tick paralysis this summer.
eSmart Libraries program now available Ipswich City Council has become part of a national network designed to raise an awareness of online safety in the community. Ipswich Libraries has joined the eSmart Libraries program, taking advantage of a national roll-out of the program across Australia. eSmart Libraries is a cybersafety initiative funded through a six year partnership between The Alannah and Madeline Foundation and Telstra Foundation in collaboration with 1500 public libraries Australia wide and key industry bodies including the Australian Library and Information Association. The program aims to extend an awareness of cybersafety and well-being to the community and is based on a proven model successfully implemented through the eSmart Schools initiative. The eSmart Libraries program provides a solid framework of guideposts, tools and resources to equip Ipswich Libraries’ staff and community to develop the skills and knowledge to make smart, safe and responsible use of online technologies. The library is a community knowledge hub, providing access to information, print and e-resources, lifelong learning opportunities and welcoming spaces for people to explore and learn. It also provides an ideal location for community members to gain practical skills to be safer online and avoid cyber risks such as scams and cyber bullying.
NATIONAL SENIORS UPDATE
Goodna/Redbank Branch by Vera
Somerwil, Branch President
As we move into the season of summer storms and the jacarandas are in full bloom, there is this awareness that the end of the year is closer than we think. Reflecting back for a moment to last month, the branch held its Annual General Meeting, the committee 2012-13, was returned with one retiring member and a new member joining the committee. Guest speaker Mark Furness gave an interesting update on happenings with National Seniors nationally. The committee will continue to provide interesting speakers and activities for its members. The next coffee club will be held on Wednesday 6th November, this time at the Welcome Salvation Army Coffee shop, Smiths road Goodna at the usual time of 10.00am. The November branch meeting will be held on the 19th, guest speaker will be Jeff Crane from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) this will be followed by a barbecue on the veranda. For members seeking something different with their Christmas gift shopping, the club will be journeying to Eumundie Markets on the 27th November, bookings are being taken now by John. Visitors are always welcome at branch meetings. These are held on the third Tuesday on each month at the Goodna Leagues club with registration at 9.30am for 10.00am start. For further information about this and the club generally please contact Val on 3297 5735.
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Kiwanis members celebrate in style Kiwanis members from as far as Melbourne and Sydney came to celebrate with new and old members and friends of the Kiwanis Club of Brisbane who gathered at the Jindalee Bowls club to mark twenty five years of community service. Chartered on August 6, 1988, the club members have been helping to change not only the world, but also their local communities by raising funds for a wide range of charities for a quarter of a century. Ninety one people attended the dinner including two charter members, Mr Brent Walsh and Richard Ingelido who accepted, on behalf of Wayne Cole, a framed Legion of Honour certificate presented by the Australian District Governor Mr Norm Mc Lennen. Wayne, also a charter member and current member of the Brisbane Club, was in Newfoundland for a family wedding. The Governor also presented another member, Mr Ivan Bell, with a Legion of Honour certificate. Ivan was also presented with a gold jacket by the Governor elect, Mr John Bromelow, for his contribution to the Kiwanis Foundation. Member, Lieutenant Governor, Pat McKinney, inducted the incoming office bearers for 2013 â€“ 2014: President, Anita Lennox; Vice President, Steve Smith; Secretary, Marie Simpson; and Treasurer, Bev Lancaster. The outgoing President, Mal spoke tthe guests about the work Kiwanians have been doing around the globe for almost 100 years, and for the past twenty five years, the local clubs own involvement within the community, nationally and internationally. Cheques with a combined value of $10,422 were
Outgoing President Mal Lancaster congratulates incoming President Anita Lennox. presented to: The Eliminate Project; Salvation Army; Western Suburbs Scouts; Jindalee Girl Guides; Project Love & Care; Heart Kids Australia; Hummingbird Hospice; Boanerges Initiative, Uganda; and the McIntyre Centre. The Assistant Minister for Child Safety, Tarnya Smith, MP spoke about the steps the government is taking to ensure the safety of children in and around Queenslande and the great work members are doing within the community. There may be a role for Kiwanis members to partner with her on projects with kids in the school system. Mr Michael Darby, a bush poet, entertained guests with some fine works from Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson, before all enjoyed a time of dancing well into the night.
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It’s so lovely to be living in such a wonderful country, the weather is so beautiful this time of the year - mind you, we do need rain! Guest speaker for the month of September was Dr Rachael from the Veterinary Clinic of Springfield. Anyone who has a dog or cat found her very interesting, as she gave a talk about how bad ticks are at this time of the year, so remember to check your dogs every day. We also lost one of our long time members, Geoff Bently, who died 12th September. You will be sadly missed, Geoff. September 25th we had International day at the clubhouse and a lot of our members made different kinds of food from different countries. The food was lovely and enjoyed by all. We had some exciting events already this month, with our outing to Twin Towns to see a show on October 16. Anyone interested in joining the club can ring Val on 3288 2689 or Pat 3818 9343.
Ipswich Council has commenced a strategically significant link road between Augusta Park Way, Augustine Heights and Springfield Greenbank Arterial, Springfield. The road, referred to as Road 10, is Council’s single largest road project for the 2013/14 year. Springfield based Cr David Morrison said he thanked Councillors for their support in supporting this vital link in the ever growing Greater Springfield Area. “Eventually 86 000 people will call the Greater Springfield Area home,” said Cr Morrison. “If we fail to plan and deliver key infrastructure now, we are asking for many problems in the future. The current community will welcome this road... the future community will appreciate it.” The road will eventually be four lanes and the initial construction costs is $10 million.
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I’ve always been curious as to how much practical experience cosmetic injectors have access to, whether it be on a refresher course basis, or a new product launch. Well, I can tell you that my curiosity is now fully satisfied! As you know, we have the wonderful Dr Andrew Molloy on board to administer our cosmetic injectables. It was at Andrew’s request that I was his model for both a refresher course, and new product launch, held in Sydney on 30th and 31st August. Unbelievable! Just unbelievable! The course was over two full days and boy, not only was the workload high, but both the attendees and their work were minutely scrutinised. No stone was left unturned. Training was conducted using Phi callipers (everything in the universe is based on the proportion 1 to 1.618- often called the Phi or Divine/Golden proportion).This universal system of balance and harmony is the only reliable, methodical, mathematical and logical approach to facial assessment and enhancement. The callipers were used to maximise each individual models beauty by bringing the proportions of their features as close to Phi as possible within the divine proportion for that individual face, using the existing blueprint of their facial anatomy! No model got the same lips and cheek bones. Each injector worked towards the ideal facial contour, harmonious proportions and balanced facial curves. The closer a face is to Phi proportion the more attractive they are considered. Both Andrew and I returned exhausted (yes, being a model is exhausting!) yet fully charged and ready to put the new techniques and products into practice. We are a clinic that focuses on complete facial aesthetics so, are my features aesthetically balanced? Are they in keeping with my age? Do I look more refreshed and feel better in myself? Well, opposite is a picture of myself two days prior to the injectables. Below is a link to a picture of myself 10 days post injectables – I will leave you to be the judge. www.facebook.com/pages/Advanced-Skin-CareClinic/335166836502782 If you are considering injectables or topping up what you currently have, then we would love to give you a free, no obligation consultation.
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College News with Steve Croft, Head of College The Springfield Anglican College
Student Success in Term Three Term Three at The Springfield Anglican College concluded on a very positive note. Students in Years Three, Five, Seven and Nine are to be congratulated for achieving excellent NAPLAN results. While the College is non selective academically, it is very pleasing to see that each of the cohorts achieved results well exceeding State means across each of the five elements of the NAPLAN Tests. NAPLAN results do need to be kept in context, understanding the results provide just one indication of student progress at one point in time and while this is how the College interprets the data, the results do provide valuable feedback on individual and collective student progress, in particular in areas for improvement. At the JTAS (Years Four to Six) Athletics Carnival, the College Team won their division for the first time in College history. This is an excellent achievement as the team competed against a number of older and much
Four College TAS (Years Seven to Twelve) teams won premierships in Trimester Three. This takes the total number of premierships to eleven for the year, which is also a very credible result given the schools the College teams are competing against. These results come on top of the highly successful College Musical - The King and I, earlier this term, and achievements of College Creative Arts groupings, at each of the Beenleigh, Ipswich and Brisbane Eisteddfods. Attention now turns to a relatively short but busy Term Four with a range of celebratory events such as the annual Sports Dinner, Nights of Celebration, the Year Twelve Formal and Year Twelve’s final week. The term wraps up early in December with end of year testing and reporting. As the College is growing in size, the range of other opportunities available to students is expanding quickly. There is a high degree of excitement among students in relation to the planned 2014 Ski Trip to Perisher Valley, the inaugural Basketball, Netball and Soccer Sports Trip to New Zealand in 2014 and the Gallipoli and Paris tour in 2015, which is also open to parents, Mr Steve Croft Head of College
The Springfield Anglican College Be confident in the knowledge that ‘Their Future’ is safe in our hands.
Our students and staff strive towards excellence inside and outside the classroom. We offer a strong academic, extra-curricular and pastoral care programmes in an encouraging, safe and dynamic learning environment.
Enrolling Now for 2014! Call our Registrar, Mrs Bonita Marshall on 3818 5777 to arrange a tour of our Campuses with the Head of College or Head of Primary.
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Talk About Travel
with Kate Robinson, Travel Consultant
Wonders of Europe Europe is the world’s most popular holiday destination and it’s easy to see why. There are so many facets to Europe that you can make your holiday anything you want it to be. Whether you’re looking for relaxation or a memorable adventure, in Europe, you can immerse yourself in history, experience different cultures and customs or simply feast on gastronomic delights that are renowned the world over and sample the fabulous wines. Combine this with the wide variety of options for getting around and you have the makings of a truly memorable holiday. Travelling around Europe is easy with rail passes, coach tours, river and ocean cruises, self drive holidays the possibilities are endless. No matter where you choose to travel, it’s impossible to visit Europe without appreciating the varied history, art and culture that have shaped the region – it’s part of the cultural fabric and the evidence is everywhere. It doesn’t matter if you have never been to Europe or been many times, there are a world of delights everywhere. From the cosmopolitan cities of Paris, London, Vienna, Barcelona to the historical capitals of Berlin, Prague and Warsaw or the coast delights of Nice, Cannes, Dubrovnik and Algarve there is the perfect holiday for you. It is now the best time to start planning your European Escape. European earlybirds are out everywhere. Flights, tours, and cruises are all on special now at Escape Travel Brookwater with the release of the 2014 earlybird specials to Europe. Simply come and see us at Escape Travel Brookwater where we can help you put together your trip of a lifetime to Europe, and we will work with you to plan the perfect European holiday escape. If it is more convenient to do it over the phone please call us direct on 1300 367 490. Located at Shop T7 Brookwater Village, we’re here to help you, not only go on your dream holiday and create lifelong memories but to take the stress out of planning and get the best deals on offer. Don’t miss out, come in and see me and the team today!
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Coaching For Life
with Dr Kate Lemerle PhD MAPS Dr Kate Lemerle has over 25 years experience in the health industry and is a Coaching Psychologist with Chrysalis Wellness Services
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Imagine for a moment that you wake up one day to find that your life is perfect. Your relationships are running smoothly without conflict; you’re performing at your peak in your job; you have the ideal balance between work and play; you feel energetic and enthusiastic each day; people who know you acknowledge your skills, honesty and commitment; you’re excited about the future, confident about your direction, optimistic about your own personal growth. Does this seem too good to be true? Well, it’s possible, in fact it’s probable IF you apply one of the core constructs emerging from Positive Psychology – systematically using your “signature strengths” on a daily basis. The identification of signature strengths (also known as “core human strengths”) came about from a three-year study undertaken a few years ago. A team of researchers set about exploring whether there are universally recognised character traits. By investigating a vast collection of religious texts, cultural myths and legends, and social values promoted by communities worldwide, they were able to collate 24 core strengths recognised by all cultures around the world. They grouped these into six universal values – courage, humanity, justice, wisdom, temperance, and transcendence. Each value comprises a set of “strengths” or personal qualities that when learned and applied ensure that one is living according to that particular value. The more values we live by, the more we are leading a “good life”. For example, the value of humanity is demonstrated by use of the strengths - love (giving and receiving positive emotions to nurture close relationships), kindness (generosity, giving time to others, showing compassion and altruism), and social intelligence (awareness of others’ feelings and being at ease in social situations). Each of us will at times use all of the 24 character strengths, but differences can be found in our preferences, in the same way as we have personalitybased preferences. So for example, one person’s top character strength (the one that most drives them) might be love of learning, whereas another person’s top strength might be humour. The rank ordering of these character strengths gives us a personal profile which we call our “signature strengths”, the one’s that most define us individually. These are typically our top five strengths. The survey is available at the VIA Institute on Character www.viame.org/www/ By knowing our signature strengths, we can begin to shape our lives far more effectively. We can draw on the knowledge of our strengths to help us focus more clearly on our life priorities rather than pursuing the “shoulds”. And we can identify specific life goals that will require use of particular strengths, then focus on building these strengths so we get to our goals sooner. This is where a Life Coach can be especially helpful by giving us exercises that target the development of certain strengths.
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As I write this in the school holidays, it is another bright Spring morning with skies of cloudless blue. Hopefully by the time the article goes to print, we will have had some much-needed rain, crunchy lawns in Spring do not augur well for summer. Fine weather is nice for the children on holidays though and Ipswich has some great school holiday activities on offer. This month’s photo shows some of us enjoying an outing in August to the new tennis centre at Tennyson where we learned a great deal about the history of the sport in Queensland. In September, a few of our members enjoyed a trip to the cinema and lunch at Redbank Plaza. Later in the month, a larger group of us met for a chat over lunch at the Spring Lakes Hotel, a pleasant venue with a practical and inexpensive lunch menu for seniors. A few of us enjoyed a walk around the lakes afterwards. Our principal outing for October will be a special lunch at Restaurant 66 at South Brisbane TAFE on Thursday 31st October. This restaurant is operated by TAFE students (similar to the ‘Miner’s Right’ at Bundamba TAFE where we have enjoyed lunch on several occasions). There may also be an opportunity this month to catch up at a BYO breakfast at Robelle Domaine at Springfield Parklands (date to be determined). October’s speaker was Deanne Lawrie from Seniors Enquiry Line. Deanne gave us some useful information and was able to answer questions on a wide range of topics pertinent to our age demographic. Our November speaker will be Andrew Alback from the Camira Fire Station who will bring the crew and the fire appliance in case there is a call-out during the presentation! All members are welcome at all activities and potential members are encouraged to contact Gaye on the number below for details. Finally don’t forget our drop-in coffee mornings at Robelle Domain, Springfield Parklands, on the third Friday of each month. (This month’s date is 18th October). We would like to issue a cordial invitation to all retired and semi-retired local people to consider joining us. There is no charge for your first meeting and you are under no obligation to join. Interested? Your first step is to ring Gaye on 3818 8765 or join us at 1.30pm on the first Wednesday of each month at the Camira Friends and Neighbours Clubhouse in Bruce Lane (cnr Langley Road), Camira.
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Locally developed app helps keep children safe Following National Child Protection Week in September, two Brisbane social workers have launched an app designed to highlight how to keep children safe. The IAssitSafety app walks children and parents through a step by step process of identifying adults who children can ask for help if feeling unsafe. The app was created by Centenary mum of three, Annaley Clarke and Beenleigh mum of five, Linda Smith. The two social workers, with over 40 years experience in the sector, have experienced firsthand the impact of abuse on children when they are not kept safe or allowed to voice their concerns. Based around the model of a hand, the five fingers represent five adults who the child views as safe. “The safe adults need to be people who the child sees regularly, people they can trust and people who will listen to the child,” developer Linda Smith said. After these adults are identified, IAssistSafety allows the child to easily access the five adult’s names at any time if they are scared, worried, sad or need help. The app also allows for the storage of photos and phone numbers for easy access and identification. “IAssistSafety is aimed at 3-12 year olds and can also be an invaluable tool for child care centres to keep a record of people who are safe to collect children as the photos assist with easy identification,” Mrs Smith said. With no other app like it currently available, IAssitSafety is an invaluable tool for all families. “All children deserve to be safe but we need to teach them who and how to tell us when they are not feeling safe and IAssistSafety allows children a voice to do this,” Mrs Smith said. The app is available in the Apple Store and Google Play Store or for more information visit www.matlecapps.com.
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Councillor’s Comments by David Morrison ( DIVISION 1)
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2013 Carols @ Robelle Domain The Orion Springfield Central Carols @ Robelle Domain organised by the Greater Springfield Combined Church has become the largest community event to be held at Robelle Domain. The Christmas Story with live animals was very well received last year. This year the camels have been booked and I am looking forward to celebrating the meaning of Christmas as a community on the 7th December. Date: Saturday 7th December (bad weather backup date is Saturday 14th December) Time: Pre Carols Entertainment from 5.30pm Location: Robelle Domain, parking available at Orion. Rail to Springfield Central All is on track for the first passengers to catch a train from or to Springfield Central by mid December this year. In my opinion, there is no more reliable form of public transport than rail. The delivery of rail to Springfield Central is a very significant milestone in fulfilling the vision for Greater Springfield. Some questions I am frequently asked Will Robelle Domain Stage two include a swimming lagoon? Regardless of the project, Council has to always consider the construction and ongoing operational costs. Robelle Domain stage two is no different, costs for the delivery and ongoing operational costs are being investigated for a couple major designs. No decision has been made at this stage whether a lagoon will be included or not. Will the AFL Brisbane Lions still come to Springfield given the recent change in Federal Government? Prior to the recent Federal Election the previous government committed $15 million towards the AFL Brisbane Lions relocating their training facilities to Springfield. As far as I am aware, the new government is still committed to the project. Council will be doing all we can to ensure this project still becomes a reality. Ipswich Cares For the last seven years, September has been used to raise funds for “Compassion Australia – Ipswich Cares”. Thank you to all who supported this year’s focus on fresh water filtration units for Compassion Australia and also to help “Educate Nepal”. I, along with approximately twenty-five others, walked across Ipswich from Rosewood to Springfield Central. If you would still like to help support Ipswich Cares by sponsoring me or any other walker please go to wateroflifechallenge.everydayhero.com/au/ipswichcares before the end of October. Another way to help is to download my son Joshua Morrison’s single “Remember to Breath” from itunes link itunes.apple.com/au/album/remember-to-breathe-single/ id68943294. Joshua will give a percentage of downloads in September and October to “Compassion Australia – Ipswich Cares”. Thought - Triumph is just “umph” added to try.
Take Great Strides this month to help raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis research
Don’t miss the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) fundraiser 4.4km walk to be held on 27th October. Join LJ Hooker Forest Lake and Browns Plains and other supporters in the Great Strides 2013 Walkathon to raise funds to directly help CF families. CF is Australia’s most common life threatening genetic condition – and there is no cure. A child with CF is born every four days, yet many people have never heard of it or do not know what the condition really is. It is a degenerative, chronic illness that primarily affects the lungs and digestive systems. CFQ assists local families and individuals affected by this dreadful disease with practical and emotional support. Take strides towards conquering CF today. Join Great Strides’ 4.4km km route (2 laps around the lake), registration opens at 8.30am and the walk to begin at 9.30am Cnr Forest Lake Boulevard and the Esplanade, Forest Lake (LJ Hooker Forest Lake Office). Bring the whole family for a sausage sizzle and special visitors! Find out more at www.everydayhero.com.au/event/greatstrides-qld or ask Lisa Moore at LJ Hooker Forest Lake on 3877 4000.
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