Free official newsletter of Rollingstone and District Community Association Incorporated. AED (DEFIBRILLATOR) at FISHERMANS LANDING for PUBLIC USE
Christmas is coming DECEMBER 4TH CAROLS AND MEET SANTA Community Centre from 6.30pm FOOD AND DRINKS AVAILABLE.! Home made lolly stall
Front page : Thank you Merle for the lovely photo of your orchids.
PARCEL COLLECTION SERVICE If anyone in the community would like a parcel picked up in Townsville and delivered to your door on the day our Community Bus goes into town (weekly on Thursdays), just call Chris (855), organise it with her and it will be done. Cost is $5. Rollingstone Coast Care are starting a new program to remove the pest plants on the Esplanade over the next twelve months. Every second Monday Morning (two bin week) Interested individuals will gather at 7.30am at the southern end of the Esplanade for a working bee for one hour only, finishing at 8.30am. Please help return the Esplanade to its natural state. Mmmmm!!! Only 1 hour a fortnight? An easy investment in our environment. Call Chris on 47707855 for more details.
Community Noticeboard Don’t forget to send us your contributions for this page. Any news or items of interest are most welcome.
Email your ideas, put them in the drop box at the back of the hall or leave them with Chris. at the RTC centre.
SES have 3 NEW members!! Thanks to the fantastic efforts of these wonderful members of the community we can be assured of help in any unforseen disasters . Well done community who help!!! Still need a few more new members if anyone has a little time to offer. (see pg 13)
PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO MYSTIC SANDS BEACH As advised by Townsville Council, (see page 6) the only pedestrian access currently available to Mystic Sands Beach is via the “walkway” provided in Augusta Drive between Virginia and Turnberry Courts.
GOLF CLUB Friday nights . Meals, raffles, Goose Club come and have some fun and meet others!
BINGO final session for 2016 NOVEMBER 12TH
THE WET SEASON IS ALMOST UPON US (we hope!) and with it the possibility of cyclones. Get prepared now. Check the Townsville City Council website www.queensland.gov.au . You can also attend information sessions provided in Townsville. RTC is hoping to have an information session locally for those new to the area. See page 4.
KIDS FIRST AID COURSE FREE Will be conducted at the Balgal Beach Markets on Saturday 5th November On behalf of Fishermans Landing Fishing and Social Club ALL ARE VERY WELCOME And who knows this may one day save a life !
MY HEALTH RECORD information sessions Wednesday 14th December at 12.15pm and again at 6pm.
PINEAPPLE RECIPES REQUIRED Do you have a favourite pineapple recipe? A booklet of pineapple recipes is being compiled for next years' Pineapple Festival. If you are interested in contributing, speak to Chris at RTC
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Balgal Beach News look us up on Facebook This service is not part of the Rollingstone Rag but it was set up and is administered by Janine Jones ( editor Rollingstone Rag) as a community service
The Festival of Cool is being held at Rollingstone Beachfront Resort, Hencamp Creek Road, in November. See page 18 for further information.
ESCO SOLAR FARM Community Consultation meeting Wednesday 2nd November 6-7pm at the Community Hall (Before evening Carpet Bowls)
REMEMBRANCE DAY BALGAL BEACH CENOTAPH 11th November 2016 10.30 am start P3
NOTES FROM THE R.T.C THANK YOU BEN First and foremost, THANK YOU Ben, your contribution to the Rollingstone Community Centre has been greatly appreciated over the past 2 ½ years. It has been wonderful to know that the bus was well maintained, and the Ladies and Gents travelling on the bus were well looked after and their needs were accommodated. Love your retirement and freedom. CHRISTMAS CAROLS is on the 4th of December between 5 & 6 pm with Santa arriving at 6.30pm. The Schools are invited to perform – we also invite anyone in the community who wants to perform to let us know, singers, dancers, lagerphone players – anyone. To support our “Troupies” and their bid for a full sized Basketball Court at the Community Centre an “Old Fashioned Confectionary” stall is being operated at the Christmas Carols as a fundraiser. This is an excellent opportunity to buy some extra Christmas treats or gifts for family and friends or a Secret Santa at work. 2ND ESCO COMMUNITY CONSULTATION meeting Wednesday 2nd November between 6&7pm at the Community Hall. Company representatives will be present to discuss further developments in this proposal and to answer any further questions now there has been time to think since the first meeting. SUICIDE PREVENTION 1ST WORKSHOP AND 2ND WORKSHOP – Depending on when you received your Rolly Rag you may have missed the first Suicide Prevention Workshop on Saturday 29 October at 9.30am – 11am. There is a second workshop planned for Tuesday 15 November at 9.30am-11am. Refer to the advertisement on the inside cover page. CHRISTMAS FUNCTION BOOKINGS – The first week of December is filling fast for Christmas Parties and luncheons. Consider now when you are wanting your Christmas function and let me know even if it is booked tentatively. A tentative booking can be cancelled if not required. COAST CARE – has a new program up and running – every second Monday at 7.30am (two bin weeks) a group will meet at the southern end of the Esplanade, they will be alternating between whipper snipping and spraying the guinea grass as well as general maintenance of already cleared sites. This is a very small band of dedicated people and they can really use a hand. 1 hour a fortnight of work. GARDEN GROUP – I have a small list of people interested in forming a Garden Group, I am still taking names call to 47704855. There are some interesting suggestions for the group in the wind cannot foreclose just as yet. REMEMBRANCE DAY 11 NOV 2016 – at the Cenotaph at Balgal Beach – it is our day to remember our fallen War Heroes. Presented by the Rollingstone RSL Sub Branch and is always a very moving ceremony. CYCLONE PREPAREDNESS MEETING – New to the area? Want to know a little more about how to prepare for a wet season or a cyclone up here in Rollingstone? We are looking to present a Storm Season preparedness talk. More information about this when it comes to hand. MY HEALTH RECORD – Do you know what a My Health Record means – not many of us do. As you may be aware, in June 2016, over 580,000 My Health Records were created for North Queensland residents as part of the Australian Government’s trial to increase participation in this important national digital health initiative. My Health Record is a secure digital record that contains a summary of important health information about an individual, such as any existing allergies, medical conditions, treatments and current medications. This information is accessed by the individual and their authorised healthcare providers. We are offering 2 information sessions to learn more about this Government Service; how to access it and what it can do for us. The information sessions have been organised for Wednesday 14 December at 12.15pm and again at 6pm on the same day. There is no need to book however it would be nice to know someone is coming along. Call Chris on 47707855 to express your interest. There is much happening over the next couple of months.
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Bob Holt has had a rough month just gone, but is now coming along nicely. Thinking of both he and Judy and wishing them all good things. Stephen Clair and Robyn Small wishing you a speedy recovery. If anyone in the community would like a parcel picked up in Townsville and delivered to your door on the day our Community Bus goes into town (weekly on a Thursday), just call Chris (855), organise it with her and it will be done. Cost is $5. Thank you Ben for you dedicated service to the Rollingstone Community and to the Community Centre. You will be missed. Enjoy your newly found freedom, (retirement). The Car Boot Sale was well represented by sellers; sadly, there were not a lot of buyers. It was a lovely day under the trees, however, and just a shame there weren’t more patrons. We’ll do it again next year around May, and hope for a better attendance. We have had some Expressions of Interest in a Garden Group, Chris has a small list of names already and there are some exciting seeds of ideas coming. Absolutely no Expressions of Interest for the formation of a Men’s Group. We’ll now let it go and leave it with the community to do its own thing. Please mark Sunday, December 4th on your calendars to bring the kidlets along to CAROLS at the Community Centre – 5.30/6.00pm start. Food and Drinks available before Santa arrives at 6.30. Advert elsewhere in this Rag. The Association is having a homemade lolly stall at CAROLS to raise money for the kids’ group, “Troupies”. If you’d like to contribute, you can deliver from 4pm on the day. Thank you so much for your consideration............. He that complies against his will Is of his own opinion still Which he may adhere to, yet disown, For reasons to himself best known. (Samuel Butler) Sour Cream Tartare Sauce: 1 cup Sour Cream; 2 x Gherkins, finely chopped. Combine sour cream and gherkins in a bowl. Season. Cover. Refrigerate until required.
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PUBLIC PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO MYSTIC SANDS BEACH Council manages public pedestrian access to beaches throughout the Townsville Local Government Area across 32km of residential beach frontage and 78 paths. Public pedestrian beach access is provided to the Mystic Sands Beach at a location central to the community indicated in the attached diagram, with a public car park provided. Coastlines change all the time. The section of foreshore off the end of Borton St was a beach for a small period of time pre 2006 and council provided a public pedestrian access path there made of bollards and plastic coated wire. This has long since eroded away. The section of foreshore off the end of Borton St is currently the bank of a creek and no longer a beach and has been so since 2006. There is no suitable pedestrian access to the beach via the end of Borton Street at this time. Kind Regards, Adam King Environmental Management Team Leader Integrated Sustainability Services ( Editor’s note: The above is a copy of correspondence received from Townsville City Council regarding pedestrian access to Mystic Sands Beach. Please check the following website for further information and to view the map referred to in the correspondence https://www.facebook.com/rollingstoneanddistrictcommunityassoc/? =bookmarks ) p6
OCTOBER RAINFALL REPORT Monthly Rain totals as at 24/10/16 Rainfall for October : 27.3 ml Year to date: 1204.21 ml Wet Days: 7 days Max Temp: 33 deg on 04/1016 Min Temp: 17 deg on 11/1016 To access all the data from our local weather station go to: www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/ dashboard?ID=IQUEENSL849
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Indoor Carpet Bowl Evenings At The Community Centre Wednesday evenings 7-9pm!!!! This is a FUN activity and is guaranteed to be a winner!! All skill levels & All age groups (cost $2 pp per evening) Just turn up and see how much fun you can have! Further info contact Chris on 47707855
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Board Games Played on the third Tuesday of each month between 2-4pm at the RTC. Scrabble, Mahjong, Yahtzee and MORE!!! Bring along your favourite game if you want or play with any of our games! $2 for an afternoon of fun with like minded people .
BALGAL BEACH MARKET 1st SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH Held in the Park @ The Landing Loads of Stalls with Food, Coffee, Jewellery, Clothes, Massage, Plants, Books, Bric a Brac etc NEW Stallholders ALWAYS Welcome Always need Car boot, Bric a Brac etc
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Gidday Rollingstone WE HAVE EFTPOS!!!! Exciting huh?!?! You can’t get cash out or stuff like that, but you can pay regos and weapons licenses and all the usual stuff, just like before – only this time, using the latest in white man magic – EFTPOS!!!! I haven’t actually touched it yet but Christine tells me it’s quick and easy and that Sutto and I probably couldn’t stuff it up, even if we tried and it’s not scary at all… but just to be sure, remember that Christine’s office hours are Monday to Thursday, 9.30am till 2pm. Melbourne was great – thanks for asking. I’m still not convinced that there was supposed to be a city built there… ever. It’s an awesome place – loved the cafes, the restaurants, millions of places to go and see and some of my best mates are Mexicans… I’d even go back for another visit tomorrow – but it’s cold – ridiculously cold – and windy and wet… and cold. Personally, I think that the clown who once said, “Hey, this would be a great place to build a town. You guys should all move here and settle down” – has since moved to the Gold Coast and spent the rest of his life chuckling to himself and sipping a cold beer in the sunshine. We’re getting a lot of intel emails through from Brisbane, warning us about scams – the clever tricks that some ratbag computer boffins play on unsuspecting and innocent internet and mobile phone users. Unfortunately, some of these scams are pretty convincing and can pretend to be anything from EBay, Telstra, Optus and any of the banks, right through to the Australian Tax Office. It’s a sad indictment on society as a whole, that we now live in a world where this is becoming commonplace – where being able to trust someone is almost the exception rather than the rule. Your personal security and safety and that of your family, is still your responsibility – locking your house and your car – knowing where your kids are and who they’re with – being aware of what goes on around you and who your family are exposed to. That responsibility should also extend to your personal affairs – your cash, credit cards, accounts, tax and especially your identification – any and all personal information about you or your family should be checked, secured and protected. Even the photographs you post online (like Facebook or Instagram) can be stolen and misused. Did you realise that once you’ve posted a photograph online, you no longer have any control over it – even if it’s only on there for minutes before you take it down, a digital copy of that image remains in ‘cyberspace’ and be accessed. My advice is to think very carefully about what you have and what measures you’ve taken to keep it safe. Sutto mentioned the roadworks in last month’s Rag – and we’ve had a few calls about it since then. Yes… it’s slow. Yes… it’s a pain in the backside. Yes… its seems to be taking forever. No… sometimes I can’t figure out what they’re doing either. Mid 2017 is what we’ve been told and until then the speed limits will be all over the place like a mad woman’s breakfast – depending on where their main work site is. The bottom line is exactly what Sutto said… watch for those speed signs and toe the line with them – traffic coppers from Townsville and Ingham are on the hunt for anyone who doesn’t pay attention. A special ‘Hello’ to all the lovely people who’ve been pulled over at our RBT sites over the past few months. It’s always nice to see your happy, smiling faces. It’s even nice to see the ones who roll their eyes, the one who break into a sweat, the ones who breathe a sigh of relief that they’re in the passenger seat and the ones who still think they can bugger up the machine by sucking through the straw instead of blowing. Remember, we’re not there to give you grief, UNLESS you’ve been drinking or attract our attention for all the wrong reasons. I did a breath test other day on a Japanese bloke, here on holidays. His wife was so excited by the whole show, she wanted a photo of hubby blowing into the machine. She held up the camera, he put his laughing gear around the straw and I pulled the best “smile for the gumby tourist” face I could muster. I expect to hit super-star status in downtown Tokyo later this month. Stay safe……..Goughy
Hi , I hope everyone has had a good month. It's getting to the wet season which means it's time to clean up around your property. Remember to put your valuables in a safe waterproof container. We have three more new members, yay. So welcome to Sue Thompson and Rhonda and Vince Lopez. We still need more people. If you are thinking of joining come along one Monday night from 7pm. I now put updates on our local Facebook site.. Take care out there…...Jeni Maxwell
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Rollingstone & District Seniors Things have quietened down for a few weeks but that is going to stop as we have the Christmas season looming down on us. After weeks of being very ill, Gwen has finally been diagnosed with pneumonia and a collapsed lung. She is very lucky that she avoided being hospitalized. We all wish her a speedy recovery. Bob Holt is in hospital, heaven help those nurses and Len Clark has just had surgery so our best wishes go out to those two (and also to their long suffering spouses). The people who went to the sky show enjoyed it, you always get a few moans but that is human nature they tell me. Growing up on a military air base, planes donâ€™t do very much for me but I did go and see the air show many years ago. Great for Townsville and area. There is a Tribute to Shirley Bassey at Civic theatre on 22-23rd November. If interested in attending, please check with Rhonda M. There are notices on the board and at the RTC regarding the Orphans Melbourne Cup. It is being held at the hall and is a BYO which includes a plate of finger food to share. The cost of $2 is to cover the hall hire and there will be sweeps etc. This is a very informal get together instead of sitting at home alone watching the race we can join with others and have a good time. The Seniors Christmas Luncheon is being held at the Hall Friday 9 th December. The cut off point for numbers and payment will be November 30th. This will allow time for catering numbers. It will be a cold buffet, desserts, punch and you can byo spirits if required. There will be wine offered. The cost is $10 pp. A select few will be doing the work so the rest can come along and enjoy without having to do anything. This has been the major complaint this year so the Committee hope we have rectified it. Hereâ€™s hoping. Bingo will have the last game for this year on November 12 th as we want to give people time to prepare for Christmas. Hope to see a good crowd along. Carols are on this year again, I missed last year so hope to get along to this one, Cheers Gaye
Fishermanâ€™s Landing Fishing & Social Club News Hello and welcome. My three dear readers will be absolutely delighted to hear that this article will be quite brief (hurrah they all chorus) as I will be away on holidays for most of the month. The Club's Annual General Meeting was held on Friday 30th September and apart from the normal formalities required at an AGM, the following Club Members were elected or re-elected to the Committee: President: Di Thompson
Vice-President: Graham Milliken
Treasurer: Vicki Fischer
Secretary: Neil Thompson
Stinger Net: Dickie Charleston
Club Fishing Coordinator: Dan Dale
After the AGM, our end of month Club BBQ was held with Robert dazzling all comers with his culinary skills and again, because of the feast he has been presenting each month, we have found that a sweets course is unnecessary apart from the Kids who receive ice creams and icy poles. Thanks Robert for another wonderful job in satisfying the multitude of diners. Thanks to Col Pace for the rissoles, Di, Therese, Kellie and Sue for the wonderful salads that drew many favourable comments. This month there were no Club Monthly Fishing Competition prizes to award as not one fish was weighed in during August although we know some were caught. It only takes a couple of minutes to attend The Landing with your bag full and the lovely ladies at The Landing will do the rest. Fellas, do it while your good lady cleans the boat! There are good monthly prizes up for grabs so get into the swing of this competition and create some well, dare I say, "competition". Because of a lack of fishing in our Club, a new Committee Position has been created by President Di to address this issue. It was felt that we were becoming more of a social club with less emphasis on the fishing but that has been addressed by the election of Dan Dale who will oversee all things fishing on behalf of the Committee. We extend a warm welcome to Dan and wish him every success in his new position which is a bit alien to his old Markets position. No doubt Dan will be canvassing all our members for your ideas so please give him every support as, after all, you will benefit from it in the long term. October is looming up to be a quiet time in our Club mainly due to the number of Club and Committee Members overseas on separate holidays to Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. However, the end of month BBQ on Friday 28 October will still be held so please feel free to attend for another wonderful night out and, financial Club Members, it is Free! The Free Kids First Aid Course is still scheduled to be run at our Club Balgal Beach Markets on Saturday 5 November so be sure to come down with your Children and learn some very important stuff which one day may just save a life. Full details of the Closed (no friends or visitors) Club Fun Weekend Away to Lucinda on 25th to 27th November are on the board at The Landing. Please put your name on this list for catering purposes as the rule is no name, no food! Also book and pay for your accommodation at The Wanderers Resort but be sure to mention you are with our Club. It is always a popular and great relaxing weekend away so why not come along and join in the fun. Perhaps even do a spot of fishing or cruise the beautiful waterways around Lucinda. I have not been advised of any of our Members currently being on the sick list which is great news although Kerry Corchrane is, I believe, a little unwell from guilt as rumour has it that KC has still not snagged a fish; any fish big or small. Finally, if time is money - are ATMs time machines? Until next month (if I survive Vietnam), Ninger
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Balgal Beach Boating & Leisure Club News The Club’s October BBQ was enjoyed by those members who attended as some were away and others not so well. As always the cooks did a great job with the fish and sausages and likewise, the ladies with the salads, potato bakes etc. A very big thank you was relayed by President Faye. The Golfing Teams showed their putting ‘SKILLS’ , as ‘SKILLS’ go, but it appears everyone enjoyed themselves going by the laughter and cheering. The successful Team won by just one point so it was a close
competition. Congratulations team for a top game. Fish of the month was won by Dennis Drew with a 62cm Fingermark. Congratulations Dennis, hope the eating was as good as the catching. One unfortunate angler missed the ‘mystery weight’ by being either side of the weight selected. Better luck next month. The Lound’s Fresh Seafood Raffle was won by Ken Dickenson. Ken and family are certain to enjoy the seafood, as Lound’s Fresh Seafood have the best and freshest seafood in Townsville. Our next club BBQ is on Sunday the 6th of November commencing 5.30 pm. Visitors are always welcome. Meals are just $10 per person; children under 12 years are free. Our members’ meals are always free. So come along and join in the fun games and social activities. Become a member for just $25 per adult person per annum. STAY SAFE AND ENJOY LIFE EVERY DAY. Kindest regards from your Committee Members.
Rollingstone and District Lions Club Inc I apologise for missing last month’s edition, I had a bout of the dreaded flu. This has been a reasonably busy month for our club, with the Bunnings sausage sizzle and catering support for the car boot sale. We have commenced cleaning up the Balgal Beach Nursery for Elaine Finn due to ongoing health issues with John. This is a fairly big project, however, I have had volunteers not only from our club, but outside help. I would however love to make contact with people who own brush cutters to maybe give a hand to clear down the back of the nursery. If there are any volunteers, please contact me. This is a very worthwhile project helping 2 of our own. We have had a few furniture removal jobs within the community and rubbish runs. The club welcomes four new members, firstly, the newlyweds, Dave & Linda Birse, Vincente Lopez and Leslie Reardon. These lovely people will be inducted at our next dinner meeting. We are preparing for some large catering tasks coming up: The Bluewater fete on 28th October and The North Qld Caravan Club Xmas Party on the 18th November, followed by the Rollingstone Rocks Car Show at the Big 4 caravan Park on the weekend of 25, 26 & 27th November. This is going to be a mammoth event. Our district convention is being held in Ingham on the weekend of 11, 12 & 13th November. That about does it from me. Dowie – 0412 396 450
CENTENNIAL LEGACY CELEBRATION Lions Clubs International was formed in Chicago, USA in 1917, and as over 1.4 million Lions in over 46,000 Lions Clubs around the world celebrate their Centenary of Service, all of them have been encouraged to provide a lasting legacy to mark their commitment to their local community. The Rollingstone And District Lions Club have enthusiastically been supporting their local area for more than 10 years, and have provided significant Service to many local projects and activities over this time, including commencing the annual Rollingstone Australia Day Awards and the Rollingstone Pineapple Festival. Lions is now an integral part of the Rollingstone and District community. To mark this Lions Clubs International Centennial Celebration, the Rollingstone And District Lions Club members have completed three (3) significant Legacy Projects as follows:The “Community Partnerships” Sign at the Rollingstone State School, which was unveiled earlier this year as part of the School’s “Centenary of Service”. This sign recognizes the contribution made by various Community Groups to the School in their Centenary Year, including the Rollingstone Lions and Leo Clubs. The large “Lions Entrance Sign” at the highway turnoff to Balgal Beach Four (4) large Park Benches which have been placed in Pace Park at the Rollingstone Community Centre. Want to make a difference in your local community – why not join your local Lions Club? DO YOU NEED A LOCAL PLUMBER?
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MYSTIC SANDS GOLF CLUB Hello Golfers, Here we are again at the end of another month, where has the year gone ? I had better get on with it before the year disappears all together. The monthly medal results for October are as follows: Mens Div 1: Winner: Keith Ruddick with 72 right on the money well done Keith R/U : Paul Harry with 74 well done Paul Mens Div 2: Winner: Wayne Butler with 72 another perfect score well done Wayne R/U: Bob Lloyd with 73 well done Bob Mens Div 3: Winner: Brian Wilson with 71 good on you Willy R/U: Bob Brown with 75 well done Bob Ladies Div 1: Winner Pam McCarthy with 72 cheeky little girl R/U: Maree King with 72 count backs are no fun Ladies Div 2: Winner: Pat Onoprienko with 77 well done miss Patty R/U: Vonnie Wynne with 79 well done Von The only other event held in October was the Ladies Pennants which were held at Proserpine which is a nice and sometimes tricky course. All the girls gave their all and performed to a great standard. The team was made up of B Grade and C Grade and everybody did very well. GOOD ON YOU GIRLS. While I was down there I spoke to the Pro and he mentioned the mens team whom had played on the same course the previous month. He made comment to me that all the men from Mystic were very well received and very well mannered. It is nice to know that when we go away that we carry our clubâ€™s name with pride. Good on you boys! That's all about it for this month. Stay safe and look after one and other. Cheersâ€Ś Maree K.
Troupies is a youth group developed for the local children of Rollingstone and districts, all ages are welcome. Troupies was formed by local parents under the banner of Rollingstone and District Community Association. Our aim and vision is to provide local children with activities, crafts, sport, community involvement, entertainment and at all times FUN! P 21
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Simply this is Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with others that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for Alcoholics Anonymous membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for Alcoholics Anonymous membership. We are self supporting through our own contributions. Alcoholics Anonymous is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution, does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses or opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. If you or someone you know have a problem with alcohol, please contact Alcoholics Anonymous P 22 on 4771 5411 or come to a meeting Monday nights 7pm at Rollingstone Rural Transaction Centre. Phone: 4771 5411
Paluma In the Clouds Les Hyland
Art Exhibition: The Art Exhibition held over 7 days in September produced a quite eclectic collection of art ; not just paintings, but sculptures and a few photographs. Artists from Mission Beach, Mt Fox, Ingham, Paluma, Rollingstone and Townsville participated and the People’s Choice award was won by Suzanne Job with her “Birdwing Caterpillar”. We reckon that some 200 people visited the display, some days being well attended others quite small. Notwithstanding this there were a few works sold and overall the event was quite successful. Thanks to all who visited. Paluma Pick: The Melbourne Cup is only a couple of weeks away and for many years in Paluma we have held our own Horse race evening on the Saturday before the race in Victoria. This year it falls on Saturday 29th October. So come all you punters for dinner in the Community Hall at 18.30 hrs on the usual bring a plate to share basis. Bring a few spare dollars for a horse in the Paluma style race and a few more for a drink or two or three at the Bar. If you have racing colours or any version of the style do wear it. The winners of the Garden Competition, which was judged on October 18th, will be announced and prizes presented on the night. Plant Identification Course: A Rainforest Plant Identification Course will be held in Paluma from 25 to 27 November, commencing with Dinner at the JCU House on the evening of the 24th. The course takes from 08.30hrs to 16.00hrs on the three days and costs $670 with accommodation and $500 without. For further information contact the Australian Tropical Herbarium on Tel.(07) 4232 1837 or eMail <firstname.lastname@example.org> Birds: We were pleased to have Brian O’Leary around for most of the winter and although he commented that there were fewer birds that usual he still managed to photograph two species that he had not previously seen. His DVD - now in its 11th iteration - is revised and improved and is on sale at the hall and the “Rainforest Inn “ for $12 per copy. Good Christmas present ! PRFB AGM: Notice has been posted on the Community Hall advising that the Paluma Rural Fire Brigade AGM and Levy Meeting will be held in the Community Hall on Saturday 5th November at 17.00 hrs. The meeting is open to the public as it will set the Levy paid by ratepayers for the coming year. It is proposed that the Levy remains unchanged. The AGM will elect the officers for the coming year. Garden Competition: The PDCA have again gained sponsorship from Bunnings for the Annual Garden Competition. The judging took place on October 18th and as Bunning’s staff were not available this year to judge the competition we were fortunate to obtain the services of Linda Rabane and Natalie Pace to inspect the gardens in the Village & 5acre blocks. Winners are to be be announced at the social on 29th October. Foot Race: Outer Limits Adventure will conduct three races on Sunday 30th October starting from the Village Green. There are three courses 20km 08.00hrs 10km 08.30 hrs and 6 km 09.00 hrs start. A large crowd are expected and parking in the village will be at premium. Be aware of increased traffic.
Natures Notes - Roy Mackay Spring has a arrived, migrant birds are either on their way in to our rainforests or leaving it to go south. Snakes and lizards and frogs are more obvious and mosquitoes are very obvious. On the plants side, very obvious are the blooms of our flower gardens and our forests are coming into bloom. It is a great time of year. It is getting warmer, bird-watchers are having a great time, snake-catchers are getting ready to take care of reptiles that invade private homes and gardens, It is a wonderful time for all who study nature. The Klumpp family were just leaving their house in Paluma the other day when I stopped to talk to them. They showed me a photo of a Boyd’s Forest Dragon (Diporifera boydi) which they found in their backyard. This amazed me as I knew of only two other places in our area where this species existed – on the banks of the Paluma Dam and on a ridge crossed by the road to the dam. But to find one of these lizards in a Paluma backyard is amazing, Do they occur in your rainforest areas? Snake-catchers in your area could probably supply you with lists of snakes, lizards and frogs found in the Rollingstone/ Balgal area. Ask them. You have such a variety of habitats including the mangroves and beaches. The lists should be long. Thank goodness we have not had as many dry season fires this past few months as we have had in the previous few years. Our wildlife has had a chance to breed up again. The next few months will tell us if we see more fauna than in the past few years. I miss seeing several mammal species on the road up to Paluma at night, Last night I didn’t see one mammal or reptile. P 23
R.S.L. NEWS At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month we will remember them. So if you are free please make an effort to attend our service for Remembrance Day. The service commences at 10:40am to enable us to be ready for the minutes silence at 11am. It is on a Friday this year and we will again be supported by the RAAF with a Catafalque Party, guest speaker and two flag orderlies. The RAAF always look so smart in their uniforms and go to great effort to attend our commemorative services, so please try to be there and show your respect for those presently serving our country. Venue: Rollingstone RSL Memorial at Balgal Beach. Following the service we will adjourn to the Mystic Sands Golf Club for refreshments. As it is a Friday you may like to purchase a Goose Club number, as presently our jackpot has risen to $500. I am always wary about discussing the jackpot as it often goes off after I have made a comment in the Rolly Rag. However, even when it does go off it begins again at $200, which would be nice to win. As Ewan noted, Mick and I were away for the October news, and I would like thank Ewan for doing the article. Our trip to America was wonderful and we saw so many sights and learnt so much. The American people were friendly and helpful and we loved the southern accent when in North and South Carolina and Georgia. From an RSL perspective, Arlington National Cemetery and the Vietnam Veterans’ Wall in Washington, were places we definitely wished to see. I remember friends returning from Washington a number of years ago and commenting on how powerful it was to se e the Wall and know that all of those names were Americans who had died as a result of the Vietnam War. Mick left one of our Long Tan badges there and we were told the items are collected each day and eventually a museum relating to the Vietnam War will probably be built nearby. A commemorative area for the Korean War and also a statue of Abraham Lincoln are in the vicinity so this is an area not to be missed if you go to Washington and are into history. A museum relating to Gettysburg and the battlefields are also other highlights from our trip. Ah, I digress, better get back onto RSL News. Our RSL Christmas Party will be on Saturday, December 3rd. At this stage we hope it will be at the golf club, but we need to check with the receivers as to the club staying open for longer hours. We also need to check the availability of the hall if we can’t use the golf club. Members will be notified as soon as a decision is made. You will receive notification in your letterbox, by post or email with details. One of our members, Robbie Eade, is currently riding around Australia on a trike, with the aim of laying a flag in the home town of every Australian service person who has died since the Vietnam War. This is a project he derived and has given him something to aim for in life. He is accompanied by his red heeler, who enjoys travelling and meeting different people. He began in WA and then went to SA where he has been held up with the weather and running repairs on his trike. He regularly sends photos of his trip and I will endeavour to put one in my December article. That’s it for this month. Hope to see many of you at the golf club on Friday nights. We still have our raffles and Goose Club and meals are available so if you are new to the area come on over from around 5pm. Have some fun, meet new friends and have a go at winning a prize. Hopefully, if you don’t work and are not otherwise engaged, please make the effort to attend our Remembrance Day Service. This commemorates all who have served- Army, Navy, Air Force and Womens’ Services. They have fought for our freedom. Cheers, Rhonda.
MUTARNEE STATE SCHOOL 65 SCHOOL ROAD MUTARNEE QLD 4816 School Phone: (07) 47 708 131 Website: mutarneess.eq.edu.au
Email: Keith Poulter email@example.com What a great start to the term we’ve had at Mutarnee State School! Students have settled in well after the holidays and continue to learn and achieve. In addition to the learning, we’ve already managed to start our swimming lessons, participate in AFL skills through the Sporting Schools Program and rehearse our play which will be performed at the end of the year. It certainly is an exciting time to be at Mutarnee State School! Another significant part of term 4 are our Prep Transition Days. To enrol in prep in 2017, a student must turn 5 years old by June 30, 2017. As a school, we offer a structured and supportive environment. With dedicated staff, a teacher to student ratio that is the envy of others, effective teaching strategies, a range of extra-curricular activities and outstanding academic outcomes, Mutarnee State School should certainly be considered when thinking about where to enrol your child. We are accepting student enrolments for 2017 from prep to year 6 now. If you’d like to hear more about our school, don’t hesitate to contact the school. Mutarnee State School – Playgroup 8:30am – 10:30am every Wednesday of the school term commencing October 5. All community members with children aged 0 – 5 are welcome to attend. It’s free! Come along and: Make friends Have fun Enjoy a peaceful and relaxing cup of coffee Help your child prepare for school Help your child develop new skills Connect to a supportive community Share parenting skills and stories Get out of the house Build support networks and improve your wellbeing.
Mutarnee State School – Prep Transition Days 8:30am – 2:30pm November – 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25 and 28 December – 2, 5 and 9 Come and see what we can offer!
The playgroup will be organised and operated by school staff so you can relax!
WILDLIFE CARERS ROLLINGSTONE, BALGAL BEACH and surrounds GWEN CAHILL
4770 7540 / 0427 074 816
WALLABIES & KANGAROOS
4770 7356 / 0412 965 535
It is that time of the year and I do not mean that Xmas is coming. It is the time of year when all the creatures large and small are moving, breeding, feeding and all those things that go along with nature. I had brought into care a very small "greater glider" which was found way up behind Paluma, it only weighed 27grms so the chances of it surviving was very small These are some of the issues we are trained to deal with. At this time of year the snakes are on the move, they are looking for food, shelter and a mate. The best thing to do if you have a snake in the yard is put any animals away, bring in pet birds and close doors and windows so it can't get inside. Nine times out of ten the snake will be long gone by the morning. If you do find a snake inside, close the room they are in, seal under the door with a towel or similar and ring a snake catcher. Wildlife carers are volunteers and most snake catchers charge so it is worth your while to isolate the snake to make their job easier. Baby birds are literally falling out of the sky and our carers are inundated with them at the moment. Many carers have a limit on the amount they can have at any given time, so it is in the birds best interest for the public to try and reunite the baby with the parents if possible or give the bird a chance to regain its strength if it is just exhausted. It is the start of the kangaroo season also but with the dry weather, we hope that most females will hold off breeding until the rain comes.
If you are bitten by a snake, CALL 000 Licensed snake catchers (Northern Beaches): Dan and Jackie Bamblett (Hands on Wildlife) 0437056157
25 YEARS OF SERVICE RECOGNISED I recently had the pleasure of presenting Ken Belgrove of Bushland Beach with a certificate in recognition of his 25 years of service to the community as a Justice of the Peace. Ken is a builder by trade who worked for the Queensland Housing Commission, QBuild and the former Building Services Authority on the Sunshine Coast, in Mount Isa and in Townsville during his career. In recent years, Ken has worked for James Cook University until going into semi-retirement at Bushland Beach in 2013. Since then Ken has continued to do pool and building inspections. I'd like to thank Ken for volunteering as a Justice of the Peace over the last 25 years. Our community is fortunate to have many people like Ken who are willing to provide this service. AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL HEALTH AND MEDICINE – AN LNP PROJECT I was delighted to attend the recent official opening of the new Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine facility at James Cook University in Townsville. This is a fantastic asset to North Queensland. Facilities are also being constructed in Cairns and in the Torres Strait, making the AITHM well positioned to make a great contribution to research and innovation in the area of public health and medicine in the tropics and I’m certain that it will do just that. The former Abbott LNP Government contributed $42 million to this project in August 2013. Of course, this matched the $42 million commitment the former Queensland LNP Government had made in December 2012. As a North Queensland based Minister in the former LNP Government, I was very pleased and proud to see the results of our investment providing a base for cutting edge scientific and health research that will benefit our community for generations. TOWNSVILLE RING ROAD STAGE 4 - ANOTHER LNP PROJECT Stage 4 of the Townsville Ring Road was a project delivered and funded by the former LNP Government. This significant upgrade of the major arterial road network on the northern side of Townsville will be a great asset to the travelling public using this road and residents living in communities on Townsville’s Northern Beaches. I know traffic disruptions during the construction period can be frustrating, but it will be worth it. A recent community open day allowed the public to inspect the progress that has been made on the Townsville Ring Road Stage 4 project. I’m proud to have been a member of the former LNP Government that delivered and funded this great project for Townsville. P 27
Ho Ho Ho ! …….. Santa is coming to Toomulla …… Saturday 3rd December 2016. Santa will be arriving at 4pm at 62 Herald Street to give presents to the kids in Toomulla. You will need to register your child/grandchild by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 47707813 with the child’s name, gender and age so Santa can organise a present for them. You can also just drop in at 62 Herald Street and I can give you a Registration Form. Registration will close on 30th November. We will also be holding the Community Christmas Party on Saturday 3rd December starting at 6pm. The Community Association subsidise the cost each year for the meals and this year the cost will be $10 Age 5 -11 and $20 age 12 - Adults. Magnums will be catering with a selection of hot roast meats, salads, veggies and of course a delicious selection of sweets. Everyone welcome. Bookings can be made by phoning 47707813 or email as above. Booking definitely close on Wednesday 30th November 2016 for catering purposes. We have a Christmas Raffle - 3 prizes up for grabs with first prize be a $150 Christmas Hamper. Tickets will be available from committee members - Mick Wellington, Margie & Noel Gallagher and myself. I will also be walking around selling tickets over the next couple of weeks. Tickets will cost $1 each or 6 for $5. We will draw the raffle at the Christmas party 3rd December. Good Luck everyone! Membership fees are due for 2016-2017. Cost is $5 per household. Happy Birthday to anyone celebrating a birthday in November. Have a wonderful day. Cheers, Rhonda.
Councillor for Division 1
Cr Margie Ryder P 0439 915 033 F 07 4727 9050 E Margie.Ryder@townsville.qld.gov.au W www.townsville.qld.gov.au It’s been a very busy month in the Rollingstone area. It is inspirational to hear how the Troupies were formed and how they make Natural Dog Soap . Their wish list item is a full basketball Court. We can only try! I am looking forward to working with the Lions Club on their new toilet project. The plans have been done and work is due to commence shortly. The Premier of Queensland was in town during October and we were involved in some valuable discussions with her.
GREAT CATCH!! 1120mm Barramundi caught, in Rollingstone Creek by Keith Grant and Lynne Wilson recently. Photographed and released.
COMMUNITY DIRECTORY ROLLINGSTONE & DISTRICT COMMUNITY ASSOC INC. 44 Community Cres, Rollingstone 4816 Committee: President: Sue Von Wald 0407753562 Treasurer: Lynne Prytherch 47707 689 All Correspondence to: The Secretary, 44 Community Crescent, Rollingstone Qld 4816 COMMUNITY CENTRE MANAGER Chris Martin RTC Monday - Friday 47707 855 8am - 4pm Fax: 47707 811 e-mail: email@example.com
AMBULANCE C/o Northern Beaches Station
BALGAL BEACH BOATING & LEISURE CLUB INC. President Faye Thomson 47707 616 Secretary Kerrie Cochrane 47707 034 NORTH TOWNSVILLE COMMUNITY HUB
FISHERMANâ€™S LANDING FISHING & SOCIAL CLUB INC. President Di Thompson 0427240472 Secretary Neil Thompson 0427240472 PLAYGROUP North Townsville Community Hub
COMMUNITY HALL PHONE (M-F 9AM-3PM) 47707 153 ROLLY RAG e-mail: Contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org Rag office 47707 799 Janine Jones 0407882009
POLICE 47707 144 Office Hours 9.30am - 2.00pm Monday to Thursday (excluding Public Holidays) Senior Sergeant Brad Gough Senior Constable Shaun Sutton Front Desk Admin Christine Ruston RURAL FIRE BRIGADE Rollingstone Raymond Pace Hencamp Creek Fire Permit John Pace Toomulla Eddie White
PALUMA & DISTRICT COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION President Lynn Hyland 47737 675 1st. Vice President Colwyn Campbell 47708 559 2nd. Vice President Wilf Karnoll 47788 441 Secretary Michael Drew 0428779302 Email: email@example.com Treasurer John Tubman ROLLINGSTONE RSL President Ewan Cameron Secretary Rhonda Coulson
0417719043 47707 058
ROLLINGSTONE & DISTRICT LIONS CLUB President Ian Dow Secretary Jodie Bartrop
47707 348 47707 619
47707 540 47707 356
S.E.S. Emergency - Flood or Storm Group Leader Rob Wilson
ROLLINGSTONE & DISTRICT SENIORS INC. President Peter Cahill Secretary GayeLovell
13 2500 47707 498
TOOMULLA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION President Rhonda Schwarz
ROLLINGSTONE STATE SCHOOL Principal Kacey Constantine
ROLLINGSTONE STATE SCHOOL P & C ASSOC. President Brad Gough Secretary Christine Ruston MUTARNEE STATE SCHOOL Principal Lydia Jamieson
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS For More Information
ANIMAL CONTACT NUMBERS Animal Refuge 47745 130 Animal Ambulance (after hours) 47745 130 RSPCA Inspection 47744 714 Straying Stock 47738 411 National Parks & Wildlife Service 47212 399 N.Q. Wildlife Care Group 0414717374 Bird Rescue 47707 356 / 041296553 Margaret Preston (Vet) 0403262212 JUSTICES OF THE PEACE Nellie Berra After 4pm 47707 352 Chris Martin B/H 47707
Rollingstone General Store & Post Office POST OFFICE Fax and Colour Photocopier Services Open for business from 7.00am to 6.00pm every day of the week
Pay bills, (Rego, Rates, Phone, Electricity, etc); Bank your Cheques and Withdraw Cash; Post Letters and Parcels on a Sunday! Phone recharge for all networks 1/N recharge International calling cards
Gas Refills Phone: 4770 7340 Fax: 4770 7470
Potatoes Onions Tomatoes Lettuce
Eggs Bananas Pineapples
Plus Extensive Frozen Vegetables Full Hams 1/2 Hams (Knuckle or Knob) Sliced Ham
Double Smoked—the Old– Fashioned Way!
Barbeque Sausages Lean Mince Rump Steak Double Smoked Local Bacon
PHARMACY GOODS S2 Medication for winter colds at cheaper prices than the chemist
NEED HARDWARE? Lots of new stock on display.
Check out our range of DVDs for hire Only $4 overnight or $10 weekly
Rosco, Olga & Tanya PHONE: 47707340 FAX: 47707470
We stock tackle, lines and lures for local conditions
Need some Bait? Prawn, Squid, Pillies, Mullet, Crab Bait and Crab Pots P 30
NOVEMBER 2016 Sunday
1 9am Aquarobics at Caravan Park
2 9 Craft Group 4.45 -6pm Troupie Touch F/b training 6-7pmESCO Consultant 7-9pm Evening Indoor Bowls
3 8-3 pm Community Bus Shopping
9 9 am Craft Group 11.30 am 1pm MOBILE
10 8-3 pm Community Bus Shopping
Seniors Melbourne Cup for Orphans
6 7.30 am St Anthony’s Church 11 am Balgal Destiny Fellowship 5pm BBBLaC BBQ
13 7.30 am St Anthony’s Church 11 am Balgal Destiny Fellowship
7 9 am Linedancing 4.30-5.30 pm Troupies B’ball training at school 6.45 pm SES Meeting 7 pm - AA
11 am Balgal Destiny Fellowship
6.30 pm Lions Business Meeting at the Den
14 9 am - Cards 9 am -Linedancing 4.30-5.30 pm Troupies B’ball training at school 6.45 pm SES Meeting
15 9am Aquarobics at Caravan Park 9-30-11am Suicide Prevention Workshop
2pm Board Games at the RTC
21 9 am - Cards 9 am -
22 9am Aquarobics at Caravan Park
7 pm - AA
20 7.30 am St Anthony’s Church
8 9am Aquarobics at Caravan Park
4.30-5.30 pm Troupies B’ball training at school 6.45 pm SES Meeting 7 pm - AA
6.30 pm Lions Club Dinner at the Den
27 7.30 am St Anthony’s Church @ school 11 am Balgal Destiny Fellowship
28 9 am - Cards 9 am Linedancing 4.30-5.30 pm Troupies B’ball training at school 6.45 pm SES Meeting 7 pm - AA Meeting
29 9am Aquarobics at Caravan Park
4.45 -6pm Troupie Touch F/b training 7-9pm Evening Indoor Bowls
9am Cards 9.30 am Playgroup at Hall 6.30 pm Yoga
9am Cards 9.30 am Playgroup at Hall 6.30 pm Yoga
16 9 am Indoor Bowls 9 am Craft Group 4.45 -6pm Troupie Touch F/b training
17 8-3 pm Community Bus Shopping 9am Cards 9am Visiting Vet 9.30 am
7-9pm Evening Indoor Bowls
Playgroup at Hall
23 9 Indoor Bowls 9 Craft Grp 11.30 am 1pm MOBILE
24 8-3pm Community Bus Shopping 9am Cards 9.30 am Playgroup at Hall 6.30 Yoga
4.45 -6pm Troupie Touch F/b training 7-9pm Evening Indoor Bowls 30 9 Indoor Bowls 9 Craft Group 11.30 am 1pm Mobile Library 4.45 -6pm Troupie Touch F/b training 7-9pm Evening Indoor Bowls
Friday 4 8 am Weight Circuit Class 9am Aquarobics at Caravan Park 11am Computer Class
11 10.30am Remembrance Day at Cenotaph Balgal Beach 8 am Weight Circuit Class 9am Aquarobics at Caravan Park
Saturday 5 8 am -3 pm Balgal Beach Markets 9 -12 Op Shop 9.30am
Troupies B’Ball at school 10.30am Yoga 12 9.30am
Troupies B’Ball at school 10.30am Yoga
18 8 am Weight Circuit Class 9am Aquarobics at Caravan Park
19 9 -12 Op Shop
25 8 am Weight Circuit Class 9am Aquarobics at Caravan Park
Troupies B’Ball at school 10.30am Yoga
6.30 pm Yoga
31 8-3pm Community Bus Shopping 9.30 am Playgroup at Hall 9am Cards 6.30 Yoga
Troupies B’Ball at school 10.30am Yoga
1 December 9am Aquarobics at Caravan Park 8 am Weight Circuit Class 6pm Fishermans Landing Fishing & Soc BBQ
2 December 9.30am
Troupies B’Ball at school 10.30am Yoga
OCTOBER OUT & ABOUT
Line dancers having fun
Ray Mauger had a visit from a friendly python recently
Seniors in Toowoomba
Sports Day recently: indoor and outdoor sports everyone had a great day!!!!!
Lions Club Centennial Legacy Projects