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Issue 23 November-December ‘11

Come in and see our New Club The final count down is on - P6-8

Santas Stash of Cash - P5

New

Gaming Room open now Free Kids Events - P19

Your Jewel of the North

Your Jewel of the North

Leagues & Services Club Magazine Information for members and their guests.

visit us at www.northsleagues.com


Well Christmas is upon us!! Did anyone see that sneaking up on us? I feel like I just put the tree away and here we are again heading rapidly towards the 2011 festive season and end of year. We are all looking forward to a very busy next month with more renovation stages being completed, some great live shows and more free kid’s events. Our new outdoor dining area is now open and it is great to see it being enjoyed by our patrons. Time does fly but how exciting is this - it’s Christmas Time! And Christmas at Norths is always something to be excited about. The decorations are going up throughout the club and we are all getting very festive and excited. The two Christmas trees in the entrance will look spectacular and please remember that we have our annual ‘Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal’ under the tree as well so please during this time, spare a thought for those less fortunate and give generously to make someone’s Christmas extra special this year. Norths will be launching the appeal by donating $500 worth of toys. So what else does Santa have in his sack for you at Norths this year? Well Christmas would not be Christmas if we didn’t have our traditional members Christmas hamper giveaways and our ‘Santa’s Stash of Cash’ promotion will give you heaps of chances to win fantastic cash prizes. You will have the chance to win $1000 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the draw days in November and December! How good is that! And at the end of this promotion we all know we hit Christmas Eve so make sure you also book now to join us here at Norths for our Christmas Eve dinner. Our traditional two course Christmas fare is only $25 per person and $12 for children so bring the whole family along.

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Heading into New Year, we have the Beetles and Creedence Tribute Show and dinner in the auditorium. A great chance to see in 2012 in style by relaxing with some fantastic entertainment, great food and a great time. At just $80 per person can you think of a better way to see out the old and see in the new. Thanks to everyone who made our Hundreds and Thousands promotion such a roaring success. We had a lot of fun being able to give away $2000 each week in September and October! Make sure you check out our Facebook page and click on like so that you receive updates of what is on. There’s always something happening at Norths! Stephen Gallacher, General Manager

Your Jewel of the North 1347 Anzac Avenue Kallangur 4503 Phone (07) 3285 2733 Open 7 days til late www.northsleagues.com

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Information for members and their guests. Advertising Enquiries: 3264 2988 • Publisher: Paul Crooks Advertising • Printer: APN Print • Design & Typesetting: Paul Crooks Advertising • Copywriters: Danielle Tommo; Burt Noran • Contributors: Sarah Smith.


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Rochelle is dedicated to saving you money

Pine Rivers banks and Financial institutions have stiff new competition in Aussie Home Loans QLD. Mortgage broker of the year Rochelle Hall is expanding on her already hugely successful business in purchasing the Aussie Strathpine Branch. It took the dynamic, customer centric broker just three months to see her store rank number one in Queensland and now Rochelle, who has also been nominated as the Mortgage and Finance Association Australia National Mortgage Broker of the Year, says she’s here to give the competition a run for their money saving borrowers thousands. Peers describe Rochelle as “super dedicated to her work and her clients, and determined to make her mark in the industry.” Rochelle has spent several

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years establishing strong relationships with all four major banks and over a dozen other well known lenders to ensure she is in a position to get her clients better results and a better deal on their home loan. Rochelle’s passion is in ‘better mortgage structure’ and this she says, “It’s an area where so many professionals aren’t putting enough emphasis. Get it wrong, and you can cost people money.” What sets this MFAA member and Aussie broker so far apart from many others? “I live for my work. Family aside, it’s the single most important thing in my life and I am very fortunate to have aligned myself with a strong industry leader like AUSSIE and so are my clients.” When asked if the tattoo of the Aussie Logo Rochelle proudly displays in a photo on her office wall is real she smiles and says “Indeed it is. Aussie is doing positive things for this industry and consumers. I can’t imagine myself anywhere else.” Those looking for a better deal on their mortgage should contact Rochelle’s personal assistant - Sha Anthonisz on 07 38899544 to arrange their free consultation.

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Santas h! s a c f o h s sta 1000 must be won

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Collect your funny money by making a purchase in the club, then be at Norths on a Friday from 5pm or Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 1pm in November and December for your chance to win! All weekly finalists will be entered into the draw to win extra cash prizes on Sunday 18th December. Ask our friendly staff for more details! Terms and conditions available on request. Members only promotion. Funny money to be redeemed between 5pm & 6:30pm on Friday’s, 1pm & 2:30pm on Saturday & Sunday’s. Winners must be present to claim prize. Draw Days: 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 November and 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 December

First draw on 11th November


The Final Countdown The renovations of Norths are reaching their final stages, with many exciting new areas already open for business, to be enjoyed by members and their guests. There is now just over 3 weeks left of the renovations, and your consideration and continued support throughout the process will be rewarded with a transformed, modern, comfortable Club that we can all be proud of.

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New Childrens Playground

With the renovations beginning in July, it’s hard to believe the time has passed so quickly. The Club would like to think that we’ve made the disruptions impact as little as possible during this time, for this we thank our staff who committed to making your experience as comfortable as possible. Our biggest thank you of course is reserved for our members and guests, your patronage over the time has been greatly appreciated, and we hope that you can join us in spreading the word, of how great the “all new” Norths Leagues & Services Club is.

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The Countdown

• First Stage of Gaming Room – Complete • Final Stage of Gaming Room – Complete and open for trade Tuesday 8 November • 3 Designated Outdoor Smoking Areas (Off Gaming) – Complete • New Outdoor Dining Areas – Complete and open for trade • New Furniture throughout Dining, Sports Bar and Lounge Area – Rolled out from second week in November • New Sports Bar – Complete end of November • New Outdoor Area off Sports Bar – Complete end of November • New Bistro Servery – Complete last week of November • New Bar Re-fit – Complete last week of November • Feature Walkway – Complete last week of November • Façade Treatment to Entry of Club – the entire exterior of Club is being painted, new outdoor tiling throughout and a transformation to the entry. Complete last week of November • Kids Outdoor Play Area – installed and operational early December

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Opening December

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Salvo’s Christmas Appeal at Norths Christmas is a happy time for most but spare a thought for those families who won’t have the happiness and joy of opening presents this year. The Norths Salvation Army Christmas appeal has been running for several years in which time hundreds of toys have been donated for children who are disadvantaged. This year we hope our generous members will continue their tradition of giving to this worthwhile cause. Members and guests are invited to place toys under the Christmas tree in the foyer of the club. The tree will be up until the 15th December before the toys are collected by the Pine Rivers Salvation Army and distributed to disadvantaged children in the community. Your support this year will be most appreciated.

R&W Real Estate Kallangur are pleased to announce a record month for sales in September. We have some very happy clients and need some new homes to sell. If you would like a SOLD sign on your home, please call R&W Kallangur for an obligation FREE appraisal.

Ph: 3886 1288 or visit our website @ www.randw.com.au/kallangur


Christmas comes early

to Norths .. Wednesday 14 December

• Kids carols by candlelight from 6:30pm with prizes and a visit from Santa. • Members Christmas raffles from 7pm. 15 x $200 Christmas Hampers must be won! Tickets available from 1st December.

Saturday 17 December

Free kids face painting and roving magician from 4pm. ‘The Santa Clause’ movie showing from 6:30pm.

Sunday 18 December

Santa’s Stash of Cash final prize draw. $3000 in cash prizes to be won.

Saturday 24 December

Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner 5:30pm-8:30pm Celebrate Christmas Eve here at Norths. Enjoy a traditional two course Christmas dinner, entertainment and giveaways! $25 per person and $12 per child

PLUS as Win Christm Friday Hams in our raffles and Saturday in December!


Cadets receive generous donation Essential training equipment including high end hand held UHF radios and six replica style Rifles for drill and weapons training were handed over to the 126 ACU Cadet Unit by Pine Rivers District Return Serviceman League Sub Branch and Norths Leagues & Services Club on Tuesday October 11th. The presentation to the Cadets was made by Mrs Yvonne Chapman (former Mayor of Pine Rivers) our Patron, Cadet Liaison Officer, Mr Carl Boyé and Mr Stephen Gallacher, General Manager of Norths. Representatives of 126 ACU with Replica Training Weapons and UHF Radios

The equipment was part of a generous donation of $3,000 to help procurement of essential training aid for the young cadets. In addition Mr Vic Reading, President of RSL, Brisbane North District provided a cheque for $2,000 as a grant under the “Hewish Award” scheme. The event took place at Norths Leagues & Services Club and was attended by representatives of the RSL, Norths and Captain Mark Mochrie, Officer Commanding 126 ACU.

RSL, Brisbane North District President Mr Vic Reading handing over a $2,000 Cheque to the Officer Commanding 126 ACU – Captain Mark Mochrie and team members. The grant was made under the “Hewish Award” Scheme

Mr Russell Kelly Norths Leagues and Services Club, Mr Carl Boyé Cadet Liaison Officer, Pine Rivers District RSL SubBranch, Mr Vic Reading RSL, Brisbane North District President, Capt. Mark Mochrie OC, 126 ACU, Jason Van Hunnik Operations Manager, Norths Leagues and Services Club, Mr Stephen Gallacher General Manager Norths Leagues and Services Club, Mrs Leslie Boyé President, Pine Rivers District RSL Woman’s Auxiliary, Cadets 126 ACU.

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The cadets seemed extremely pleased with the donations and in return have helped support important events such as ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day and fundraising activities.

Left to right, Mr Carl Boyé, Pine Rivers District RSL Sub-Branch Cadet Liaison Officer, Captain Mark Mochrie 126 ACU and former Mayor of Pine Rivers, Mrs Yvonne Chapman (Sub-Branch Patron) – presentation of UHF Radios.


Members Christmas Raffles

Wednesday 14 December from 7pm

15 x $200 Christmas Hampers must be won! Our annual member’s Christmas Hampers are on again! Each member will receive one free ticket each day they swipe their membership card in December. Extra tickets can be purchased from reception for $2.00 each. Tickets available from 1st December. Members only promotion. Winners must be present.

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Grow your super and the future of a junior footy club… Join Intrust Super today and we’ll donate $50 to the Norths Junior Development Program helping kids to play the game they love.

By joining Intrust Super you’ll not only become a member of a super fund that you can rely on, that performs and always puts your interests first, you’ll also be helping grow Junior Rugby League. For each new member that joins, Intrust Super will donate $50 directly to the Norths Junior Development Program. So whatever stage you’re at in life, or whatever industry you work in, join Intrust Super today and grow your super and the future of Junior Rugby League…

Your Jewel of the North

Join today at www.intrustsuper.com.au/norths Ph 132 467 www.intrustsuper.com.au The Trustee of Intrust Super is IS INDUSTRY FUND Pty Ltd | ABN: 45 010 814 623 | AFSL No: 238051 RSE Licence No: L0001298 | RSE Registration No: R1004397 | Intrust Super ABN 65 704 511 371 | SPIN: HPP0100AU


What’s

Blues Brothers Revival

Saturday 3rd December 2011 From 7:30pm

The 12 piece band performs faithful reproductions of Blues Brothers numbers in a high octane scintillating musical entertainment experience. Add choreographed dancing, scripted jokes, professional acting, and you have a complete Blues Brothers entertainment package. Tickets cost $15 per person

On liftout New Year’s Eve

Saturday 31st December 2011 From 7:30pm

Book now for our sensational New Year’s Eve show. Your night includes a three course dinner, lucky door prizes and raffles plus hear all your favourite Beetles and Creedence Clearwater Revival songs in one memorable night of entertainment. Tickets cost $80 per person.

The American Country Music Show

Saturday 4th February 2012 From 7:30pm

The Angels

Friday 16th December 2011 From 7:30pm

This December the Angels will embark on their ‘Waiting for the Sun’ tour as they introduce their new front man Dave Gleeson of the Screaming Jets. Playing the songs we all know such as “We gotta get out of this place’ and ‘Will I ever see your face again?’ as well as their new single ‘Waiting for the Sun’ the Angels are sure to rock the auditorium here at Norths. Join us on December 16th and enjoy the old and new sounds of this great band. Tickets are just $35 per person

World class superstar entertainment will descend on Norths on the 4th of February when The American Country Music Show starring Gary Anderson will rock the audience in a hot new production.  You can expect 2 hours of non-stop entertainment, a fantastic light show, costume changes, a great band and no dead air all wrapped up in a pro package with many of the greatest country songs of all time. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see this phenomenal entertainer in a world-class country spectacular that will have you clapping, dancing and singing along and will  leave you feeling uplifted and on a total high! Tickets cost $15 per person All tickets are available now from Reception

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Bingo 10:30am

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Robert Hackwood from 5:30pm

Chris Doyle from 5:30pm

Jevon Clark from 12pm

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Robert Keith from 5:30pm - The Ultimate Bee Gees 7:30pm $15pp

Shayne Crump from 12pm

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Chris Doyle The Ultimate Bee Gees

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Lance Galloway from 5:30pm

Luke Kingston from 12pm

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Bingo 10:30am

Lance Luke Galloway Kingston


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Craig Shaw from 5:30pm - Blues Bros Revival Show 7:30pm $15pp

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Bingo 10:30am

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Robert Hackwood from 5:30pm

Bone Lazy from 7:30pm New Year’s Eve dinner $80pp

Robert Hackwood

Bingo 7pm

Chris Doyle from 5:30pm

Shayne Crump

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Boxing Day

Trivia 6:30pm

Robert Keith


WINNING WAYS Tuesday

Morning Melodies

Tuesday from 10:30am Free show with Joe Driscoll, a swinging way to start your day!

Supermarket Sweep

Tuesday from 12:30pm There are trolley loads of prizes to be won.

Trivia night

Tuesday from 6:30pm Free for everyone to play! Bring your friends.

PLUS Bingo

4 times each week… Wednesday from 10.30am Thursday from 7.00pm Friday from 7.30pm Sunday from 7.00pm

Live Entertainment Friday from 5.30pm Saturday from 5.30pm Sunday from 12pm

Wednesday

Bullseye Bowls

Wednesday from 1:30pm A unique and fun way to bowl and score!

$10,000 Membership Draw Wednesday from 6:30pm Ask for the weekly jackpot amount at reception.

Friday

Roulette Revolution Friday from 1:30pm Place Your Bets!

Entertainment and Raffles Friday from 5pm Enjoy live music, meat raffles and prize draws. Win Xmas Hams in December

Thursday John McSweeney

Thursday from 10.30am FREE Show – swoon to the sweet sounds of John McSweeney.

Dollars & Sense

Thursday from 12.30pm Fill your pockets with loads of cash!

Spin the Reels

Thursday from 6:30pm Will the reels be lucky for you tonight?

Saturday

Meat Raffles

Saturday from 1pm Prizes to sink your teeth into! Tickets from $1.00 Win Xmas Hams in December

Sunday

Putt for Cash

Sunday from 10.30am Win great cash prizes!


Free Kids Events Wednesday 14th December From 6:30pm Carols by candlelight with Luke Kingston, best dressed prizes and a visit from Santa! Saturday 17th December From 4pm Your kids will enjoy free face painting from 4pm and a roving magician from 6pm! Then make sure you have your blanket ready to watch ‘The Santa Clause’ movie in our new outdoor area at 6:30pm. Friday 13th January From 6:30pm Your kids will love getting their face painted from 4pm and watching our magician from 6pm! We will then be screening the ‘Monsters vs Aliens’ movie at 6:30pm. Sunday 15th January From 3pm Jumping castle, face painting plus free dinner sausage sizzle for kids! Register your interest at our reception desk to receive a free kids show bag at the events above.

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Monthly Specials November

500g Twenty 08 Rump Steak

500 gram Twenty 08 Rump Steak served with coleslaw, idaho potato, sour cream and your choice of sauce. Only

$22.90 Members

$24.90 non members

December

Christmas Special

Traditional roast turkey and leg of pork and ham served with potato mash, roasted pumpkin and vegetables, an apple sauce tartlet and gravy with complimentary steamed plum pudding with plenty of brandy custard and cream Only

$17.90 Members

$19.90 non members

Surreal Special Surreal Special

French vanilla cheesecake with a chocolate orange sauce

$690

Only including a cup of coffee or tea $7.90 non members

Individual Tiramisu - Coffee flavoured mousse on chocolate sponge with a vanilla cream

$690

Only including a cup of coffee or tea $7.90 non members

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Weekly Specials Sunday & Monday

‘Steak & Cake’ Night 250 gram Porterhouse, Rib Fillet, or Rump Steak served with bad boy chips and your choice of sauce. Then enjoy a delicious slice of cake for dessert. $17.90 members*

Tuesday & Wednesday

Mid Week Meal Deal

Receive two meals from our Chefs selections menu and two homemade desserts for only $25.00*

Thursday

Pot & Parmy Night

Choose from either a chicken breast or veal schnitzel Parmigiana served with chips, salad and a pot of beer. $15.90 members

Friday & Saturday

Chef’s Specials start from $12.90* for a main meal. Look out for our Daily Specials.

Bistro opens at 5.30pm each night. *Members price. Non member surcharge applies. Nightly specials not available on public holidays.

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Sunday Breakfast Available 8:30am to 10am every Sunday. Try something from our delicious breakfast menu in our café Surreal. Prices range from $5 up to $16


Great Deals for Norths Members

Norths Leagues & Services Club members can expect a great deal on any new or pre-owned Toyota at Torque Toyota North lakes and Strathpine.

Our Platinum Northern Business Alliance membership means we can now offer an exclusive 1 year free service on any new Toyota, sold and delivered before the end of November 2011. It’s just one of the exclusive privileges you can expect as a Norths member. So don’t delay, if you are member of Norths Leagues and Services Club, don’t talk to anyone about a new or pre-owned Toyota until you’ve talked to us!

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All the live sport and the best of the week’s action from Premiership football, Cricket, Rugby, Boxing, UFC and Racing. specials & promotions all day. Jag the Joker & Tab Promotions From 2.30pm New Sports Bar and Beer Garden are opening in December

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BINGO Wednesday 10.30am Thursday 7.00pm Friday 7.30pm Sunday 7.00pm No Bingo on Friday 16th December, Saturday 25th December & Sunday 1 January


Movie Guide IDES OF MARCH 24/11/11 Starring: George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti. An idealistic staffer for a newbie presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. PUSS IN BOOTS 8/12/11 Starring the voices of : Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Billy Bob Thornton… A story about the events leading up to the sword fighting cat’s meeting with Shrek and his friends. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE IV – Ghost Protocol 15/12/11 Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Ving Rhames. The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organisation’s name.

Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new threat to their home – one that will take everyone working together to save them. Directed by George Miller. ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS : Chip-Wrecked 1/1/12 with the voices of : Anna Faris, Christina Applegate, and Matthew Gray Gubler. Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. However, they soon discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems. SHERLOCK HOMES – Game of Shadows 5/1/12 Starring Robert Downey Jnr., Rachel McAdams, Jude Law, Stephen Fry and Jared Harris. Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.

HAPPY FEET Two 26/12/11 Starring the voices of: Elijah Wood, RobinWilliams, Hank Azaria, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Pink. Mumble’s son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin World.

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• Entry to exclusive competitions

• The chance to buy tickets to the blockbusters • Exclusive member only advance screenings 24 hours BEFORE ANYONE ELSE

Join at the ticket box or online at birch.com.au Terms & Conditions at www.birch.com.au. Free Tickets are not redeemable at Gold Class.


Christmas Functions

If you haven’t booked your Christmas function or party now is the best time to book. At Norths Leagues & Services Club our functions team have some fantastic options for Christmas parties and functions at very affordable prices. Our beautifully appointed Function room is available for bookings of over 30 people but hurry, limited dates are available. For smaller groups you can book into our newly renovated restaurant which is guaranteed to impress. Our fabulous mouth watering Christmas function menu package can be found on our website at www.northsleagues.com The Norths restaurant is open 7 days a week

for lunch and dinner so don’t delay, call now to secure your Christmas function or party. Call 3285 2733 and our professional functions team will take the worry out of organising your Christmas party.

Christmas BottleShop Specials Carlton Mid 24 Pack $ 29.99 Powers Gold 30 Pack $ 31.95

Penfolds Bin 311 (white) $ 35.00 Chivas Regal $ 39.99 Kahlua Christmas Pack $ 27.99 Penfolds Bin 138 (red) $ 26.50


The People Make the Business.. John Ribot from Queensland Clubs Management (QCM) and the General Managers of the venues operating under the QCM banner recognise that the key to a successful

operation is the people.  All venues have similar facilities and offerings – the stand out – the one thing that makes the customers come back - is good staff.

Training, development and succession staffing are key elements of the Human Resources Program at Norths and

across the Clubs in the QCM Group.  Nicky Cowan, the Human Resources Manager, in conjunction with Clubs

Training Australia, has developed a unique training program to foster and develop highly skilled Leaders of the future with a focus on the Hospitality Industry.

The QCM Group of Clubs consists of the Norths Leagues & Services Club (Kallangur), the Norths

Devils Leagues Club (Nundah), the Ipswich Jets Rugby

League Football Club (Ipswich), the Queensland Lions Football Club (Richlands) and the Magpies Sporting Club (Mackay).  On 13 October 2011 QCM launched a QCM Scholarship Program and a QCM Leadership

Program.  Staff from the QCM clubs were invited to

apply for the training programs which will be fully funded by QCM and the various Clubs.  The staff were

required to complete an application process and attend a panel interview.  The response was overwhelming and we would like to take this opportunity to

congratulate the successful applicants for the first intake and encourage everyone else to reapply again for the second intake which will open from June 2012.

successful attendees with a Diploma of Hospitality

M Queensland Clubs Management

provide the successful attendees with an Advanced

Hospitality Industry for providing quality, hands on

to seek credits towards a university qualification in

these programs up and running has been invaluable.  M

John Ribot has been a driving force of support behind

always done – you will always get what you have

that people make the business and that programs like

fantastic opportunity to get out of their comfort zone

ensure quality leaders of the future.

in this industry. 

The QCM Scholarship Program will provide the

Management and the QCM Leadership Program will

Diploma of Hospitality Management with the option

training and their support and assistance in getting

Hospitality Management.

There is a saying:  If you always do what you’ve

getting the QCM programs started.  John recognises

always got.  The QCM Program will offer the staff a

the QCM Scholarship and Leadership programs will

and gear themselves with the skills necessary to excel

Club Training Australia are well known in the

QCM – Developing Industry Leaders of the Future.

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Norths Trades and Services

Support the people that support your Club. These local businesses are proud supporters of Norths Leagues & Services Club.

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If the answer is ‘Yes’ to all of these questions, give us a call on 3264 2988. November–December ’11 Norths

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* when you spend $150 or more

Strathpine Shopping Centre Ph 3881 1696

*Buy a complete pair (frame & lenses) of prescription glasses from the $150 or above range and receive 50% off a second pair of equal or lesser value. Excludes non prescription sunglasses. Both pairs must be made to the same prescription. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. See in-store for full conditions.


Relay for Life

Gives hope to those with cancer If you know anyone who has survived cancer you will understand that it’s worth celebrating. That’s why Relay for Life has grown to become one of Australia’s most important fundraising events. Judy Kennedy, an employee at Norths Leagues & Services Club attended this year’s ‘Relay for Life’ with her friends, her husband Scott and son Jackson. Here are Judy’s reflections on this very special event. “I attended the ‘Relay for Life’ this year. It is an outdoor fundraising event that brings people together to celebrate and remember the lives of those who battle cancer,” said Judy. The ‘Relay for Life’ events started back in 1999 and now the event is run in every state and territory and raises over $14 million per year for cancer research and support through the Cancer Council of Australia. Judy continued, “There are three parts to the event, first we celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, as survivors and carers do the first lap of honour. Then we ‘Remember’ which happens just on dusk. Candle tributes are placed around the track as we remember and hope. This is quite an emotional ceremony with many people placing candle bags and photos of loved ones. The third part is ‘Fight back’, this is a ceremony where you make a pledge to continue the fight against cancer in your own way,” said Judy. The event goes all day and then overnight. “We endured a hail storm; it was great to see that nobody was deterred from the event. Not much sleep was had, but it was a great night with events to keep spirits up all night.” Judy continued. “There was music, bands, and late

Judy thanked all those who helped raise the funds and Norths Leagues & Services Club for their generous donation.

night Zumba as well as midnight madness games! Tents were pitched, coffee was drunk and of course lots of walking and talking was done! I was the leader of 1 of 8 ‘Bottoms Up’ teams (awareness of bowel cancer). We raised $14,676 (with donations still coming in) and together with other groups, the Pine Rivers Shire raised $36,882, which was a great effort!”

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