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Issue 3 Jan-Feb ‘13

Sport and Community Club

Bingo’s New Canteen

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Aussie

Win thousands in our new Aussie Promotion

Just Down From Garden City 76 Mt Gravatt, Capalaba Rd

Visit us at www.southsidesport.com.au


From the General Manager, Another Christmas has come and gone, I hope you all had a relaxing break and an enjoyable time with family and friends. It is also the appropriate time to congratulate our winner of the 1 million points in our December promotion, being our first point millionaire would have surely brightened up their Christmas celebrations.

the completion date is set for the end of April 2013. During this entire time the cafĂŠ, bar, restaurant and bingo will remain untouched. So if it is the dining and drinks that brings you back then you may not even notice we are renovating, but you will notice the special offers the Executive Chef has planned during the construction period.

The improvements to the gaming room will begin in January. So far the old canteen and gaming smokers terrace have been demolished and work will begin on the reconstructing these areas over the next few weeks. It feels quite surreal walking into these areas expecting familiar surroundings only to find you are actually outside the building in the rubble.

In January and February the major gaming promotions will be run monthly to ensure we are rewarding our loyal members. We will also be relaunching our rewards program in the new year including adding a new level of rewards, so if you’re a regular member you may be in store for some extra benefits at your local club.

It is envisaged that once the new smokers terrace and back portion of the room are complete these areas will be open to customers, and then the construction will move to the front of the gaming area. This pattern will continue until the room is renovated and at this stage

My best wishes to everyone, Kim McGregor

Sport and Community Club

Phone 3219 1103

Fax (07) 3849 1114

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Published by Southside Sport & Community Club 76 Mt Gravatt Capalaba Rd, Upper Mt Gravatt Qld 4122.

Kessels Rd

Mt Gravatt Capalaba Rd


Australia Day

Club News

With Australia Day fast approaching, Southside Sport and Community Club is hosting exciting entertainment and promotional draws over the entire long weekend. From Saturday 26th January to Monday 28th January, there will live soloists from 12-4pm every day. Additionally, eight preliminary draws for our major member’s promotion ‘Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!’ will be conducted each of these days from 4pm. These draws will culminate with a total of 24 members each winning a barbecue, plus vying to win a $5000 cash first prize after the final preliminary draw on the 28th January. Entries are gained by using your membership card throughout the Club from 1st January 2013. So make sure you come down to the Club to join in the celebrations, and for your chance to share in this fantastic prize pool!

Double The Love Coming up in February is our ‘Double the Love’ promotion, which includes two major draw dates where 10 members can share in a prize pool of up to $11250! Our first draw date is on Thursday 14th February, and the second major draw is on Thursday 28th February. Draws will commence from 6.30pm, with a total of five contestants selected on each night. On each occasion, the number generator

Valentine’s Day Feb 14th 2013

Valentine’s Day is set to be a special occasion at Southside Sport and Community Club this year, with soloist John Ritchie performing from 5.308.30pm. Roast Casual Dining is hosting a fantastic three-course dining experience including complimentary champagne, hot and cold canapés, your choice of a succulent char grilled MSA rib fillet or delicious oven baked snapper, as well as mouth-watering mud cake or ginger-scented Panna Cotta dessert, all for only $60 per couple! Please contact reception to confirm your special evening.

will be set from 100-150, and each of the five winning contestants will then use the generator to draw a number. On 14th February, the generated number is multiplied by 5, which is the cash amount won. On 28th February, we will ‘Double the Love’, and so instead of multiplying the number generated by 5, it will be multiplied by 10! Entries are gained by using your membership card throughout the Club from 1st February 2013.


New Bingo Canteen ready for the New Year! BINGO players at Southside Bingo received an early Christmas present. According to former Southside Sports General Manager Graham Chattin, the new bingo canteen was on schedule to be opened by December 21. Mr Chattin, who is overseeing the project, said the job was running a week behind but contractors were aiming at the pre-Christmas deadline and were confident of reaching it.

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“We are progressing very well and I’m certain bingo players will be stunned by the transformation that will greet them,” he said. “The new canteen will boast double the area of the old canteen and will be a much better set-up for patrons. “We will have four serving locations installed, which will make for quicker serving times, and introduce some interesting menu changes.

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“The canteen will serve the traditional fast foods such as hot chips, hot dogs, pies, sandwiches and sausage rolls, as well as soft drinks and chocolates. “And we will be bringing in fresh and healthy choices for our patrons, which I’m sure will be readily welcomed.” The canteen revamp follows on the installation of three new air-conditioning units at Southside Bingo over the past two to three months. This task required the roof to be lifted and the ceiling below to be pulled out to replace and adjust the ducting. The upgraded air conditioning system will also be connected to a computer management system which will make it much easier for management to control the air conditioning and ensure the patrons enjoy high comfort levels even in the worst of weather conditions. Mr Chattin said that while the ongoing Stage 5 redevelopment of the building posed some difficulties and disruptions, the end result would be well worth it. He thanked the patrons for their patience and ongoing support.

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Live Entertainment January Fire & Rain

Todd Ross

Craig Shaw

High Noon

Tuesday 1st Wednesday 2nd Friday 4th Saturday 5th Sunday 6th Tuesday 8th Tuesday 8th Wednesday 9th Friday 11th Saturday 12th Sunday 13th Tuesday 15th Wednesday 16th Friday 18th Saturday 19th Sunday 20th Tuesday 22nd Wednesday 23rd Friday 25th Saturday 26th Saturday 26th Sunday 27th Monday 28th Tuesday 29th Wednesday 30th

Craig Shaw Todd Ross High Noon Matrix Rob Rosenlund Steve Hill Shayne Crump Todd Ross Alibi Fire & Rain Noel Parlane David Pal Todd Ross Swizzle Rob Rosenlund Trio Angie Marquis Rob Rosenlund Todd Ross Fire & Rain Montego Montego Allan Cameron Rick Hay Rob Rosenlund Todd Ross

11.00am – 2.00pm 5.30pm – 8.30pm 7.30pm – 11.30pm 7.30pm – 11.30pm 12.00pm – 4.00pm 11.00am – 2.00pm 6.00pm – 9.00pm 5.30pm – 8.30pm 7.30pm – 11.30pm 7.30pm – 11.30pm 12.00pm – 4.00pm 11.00am – 2.00pm 5.30pm – 8.30pm 7.30pm – 11.30pm 7.30pm – 11.30pm 12.00pm – 4.00pm 11.00am – 2.00pm 5.30pm – 8.30pm 7.30pm – 11.30pm 7.30pm – 11.30pm 7.30pm – 11.30pm 12.00pm – 4.00pm 12.00pm – 4.00pm 11.00am – 2.00pm 5.30pm – 8.30pm

February Friday 1st Saturday 2nd Sunday 3rd Tuesday 5th Wednesday 6th Friday 8th Saturday 9th Sunday 10th Tuesday 12th Tuesday 12th Wednesday 13th Thursday 14th Friday 15th Saturday 16th Sunday 17th Tuesday 19th Wednesday 20th Friday 22nd Saturday 23rd Sunday 24th Tuesday 26th Wednesday 27th

Razzle Dazzle High Noon Rob Rosenlund Dave Clayton Todd Ross Closer Swizzle Craig Shaw Dave Clayton Shayne Crump Todd Ross John Ritchie Fire & Rain Rob Rosenlund Trio Russell Hinton Steve Hill Todd Ross Trilogy Fire & Rain Rick Hay Craig Taylor Todd Ross

7.30pm – 11.30pm 7.30pm – 11.30pm 12.00pm – 4.00pm 11.00am – 2.00pm 6.30pm – 8.30pm 7.30pm – 11.30pm 7.30pm – 11.30pm 12.00pm – 4.00pm 11.00am – 2.00pm 6.00pm – 9.00pm 6.30pm – 8.30pm 5.30pm – 8.30pm 7.30pm – 11.30pm 7.30pm – 11.30pm 12.00pm – 4.00pm 11.00am – 2.00pm 6.30pm – 8.30pm 7.30pm – 11.30pm 7.30pm – 11.30pm 12.00pm – 4.00pm 11.00am – 2.00pm 6.30pm – 8.30pm


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26th – 28th January 2013 Preliminary draws will take place between 4.00pm and 7.30pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

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All 24 preliminary winners will receive a BBQ and will then participate in a game on Monday 28th January 2013 to determine the three cash prize winners.

1st Prize $5000 - 2nd Prize $1600 - 3rd Prize $500

To enter simply use your membership card while in the Gaming Lounge or when making purchases throughout the Club. Entries will be generated from the 1st of January, 2013. Members must be present to win. Information is for bona fide members, visitors and interested parties.

Sport and Community Club

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Get Fit, Lose Weight

and help your community at the same time!

The benefits of regular exercise are well known, but many of us have trouble maintaining the motivation required to stick with it long enough to see real results. For those of us who need that extra push, group exercise sessions with a personal trainer is an excellent solution. Group Personal Training YMCA do offer traditional one-on-one personal training, but their most popular option is small group training. Groups are limited to a maximum of 12 people to ensure that everyone receives ample personal attention from their trainer. Another benefit of group training is the cost, which is much less than one-onone training. The standard programme involves 2 sessions per week, each 45 minutes long and costs $109 per month. That’s less than $12.60 per session! Seniors are only $89 per month. There are no joining fees, and the first session is absolutely free!

Helping Your Community The YMCA is a not-for-profit organisation and has been operating in Brisbane since 1864. Proceeds from its wellness studio are used to help underprivileged people in South East Queensland. Programmes include the provision of 14,000 meals for homeless people each year and breakfasts for school aged children in Logan five times a week. Training at the YMCA is a great way to get fit, meet new people and help your community all at the same time. Why not call today on 3349 8646 to book in now for your free session!

Why train at the YMCA? • No joining fee • No long term contracts • The first session is FREE • Small group training is a great way to stay motivated • Enjoy social interaction with like minded people • Every session is different so it won’t become boring • Know your fees are being used to help good causes

Cnr Freda St and Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd 3349 8646 - www.ymcawellness.com.au GUARANTEED LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES! FOR Southside Club Members We sell flights with all the Major Airlines

We sell Cruise Packages from:

FREE TRAVEL BAG

Simply visit our office as a member of Southside Sports you will receive a free Travel Bag

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Barker’s Creek Pork Cutlet served with pan-fried summer vegetables and buttered mash. Members $24.90 Non-Members $26.90

Jumbo Tiger Prawns served with a refreshing Thai Salad. Members $19.90 Non-Members $21.90

Grilled skin on Barramundi served with chips and salad or seasonal vegetables and buttered mash. Members $24.90 Non-Members $26.90

Battered Barramundi served with chips and salad or vegetables. Members $13.90 Non-Members $15.90

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Succulent Lamb Tenderloin served with baby spinach, buttered mash, sauteed mushrooms and finished with a red wine jus. Members $24.90 Non-Members $26.90 Herb crusted Pork Fillet served with buttered mash, pan-fried seasonal vegetables and finished with a red wine jus. Members $24.90 Non-Members $26.90

Chicken Maryland served with pan-fried seasonal vegetables, buttered mash and finished with a honey mustard sauce. Members $18.90 Non-Members $20.90

Barker’s Creek Pork Shank served upon a bed of sweet potato mash and finished with a spring onion sauce. Members $15.90 Non-Members $17.90

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Crumbed Lamb Cutlets served with seasonal vegetables and buttered mash. Members $25.90 Non-Members $27.90

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Fund-raising tops $100,000 THE magical $100,000 mark has been passed in Club fund-raising for prostate cancer research. Southside Sport & Community Club handed over a cheque for $26,000 on November 4 at the annual breakfast fund-raiser. Club General Manager Kim McGregor said the presentation by Kevin Schneidewin, Southside’s Vice President and Chairman of the Community Benefit Fund grants scheme, was a highlight of the morning. “The $26,000 cheque brought the total amount raised over the past four years to $100,000,” Mr McGregor said. “We were excited to hand the money over to Mr Graeme Higgs, Queensland manager of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, and Professor Judith Clements, chair of the foundation’s Queensland board.” Starting from humble beginnings in 2009 with a barbecue breakfast on the terrace at the Southern Cross Sports Club, Mr McGregor said the PCFA hierarchy lauded the club for its efforts with the annual fund-raisers. The November 4 breakfast at the newly renovated Carson Room at the Mount Gravatt Bowls Club attracted

a strong turnout. “Master of ceremonies Steve Hill kept the day rolling along while experienced entertainer Craig Shaw brought his special brand of music and laughter to the crowd,” Mr McGregor said. “And once again we were privileged to have Dr Michael Gillman as our guest speaker, who kept the audience entertained with his slideshow and comments for 30 minutes. “The normal giant raffle was held with patrons buying tickets for the draw of 35 items. “This latest $26,000 cheque was made up of a $10,000 donation from Southside Bingo from a special bingo game in October, $1000 from Mount Gravatt Bowls Club staging a special bowls day and $15,000 from Southside from the breakfast, giant raffle and multiple raffles on Friday and Saturday nights with staff dressed in PCFA polo shirts and blue clown wigs. “Of course, thanks also go out to our club members for their continued generous support.”

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roast

CASUAL DINING

WEEKLY SPECIALS

12.90

$

For further information, or to make a booking, please speak to our friendly reception staff or call (07) 3219 1103.

Members

$14.90 Non-Me mbers

Monday Steak Night 250g Rib Fillet served with chips and salad or vegetables with your choice of sauce.

13.90

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Tuesday Fish Night

Barramundi crumbed, grilled or battered served with chips and salad or vegetables.

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Members

$15.90 Non-M embers

Wednesday Roast Night

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Receive a free Chef’s choice dessert with any Roast main meal purchased

Members

$11.95 Non-M embers

Friday & Saturday Night See Chef’s Blackboard of Specials. Deluxe Steaks, Fish, Seafood and more...

11.90

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Members

$13.90 Non-M embers

Sunday Breakfast With a variety of hot and cold items 8.00am – 10.00am. Bookings Essential.

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Thursday Night Beef Singapore noodle stir-fry

9 .90

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Members

$11.90 Non-M embers

Sunday Family Night

Receive one free child’s meal with any main adult meal purchased from Roast Casual Dining Restaurant.


EAT. Cafe You will find a great selection of delicious offerings at the EAT café, here is just a sample of what’s on the menu. Chicken Burger

Fish, Chips and Salad

– Chicken Schnitzel, Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese, Avocado & Aioli Sauce.

– Crumbed Fish Fillet, served with Chips, Garden Salad, Tartare Sauce and Lemon.

8.95 Members $9.95 Non-Members

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All Day Breakfast

Souvlaki Lamb Kebab

– Bacon, 2 Chipolatas, 2 Fried Eggs, Tomato, Hash Brown, Mushrooms, Baby Spinach, and 2 pieces of Toast. Can be GF.

– Souvlaki Lamb Meat, Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese, Tzatziki Sauce.

8.95 Members $9.95 Non-Members

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Aussie Beef Burger

14.95 Members $15.95 Non-Members

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The Boss’s Steak Sandwich

– Aussie Beef Patty, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Fried Onion, Beetroot, Cheese, BBQ Sauce, Served on a Seeded Bun and Chips on the side.

– M.S.A. Rib Fillet Steak, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Fried Onion, Cheese, Beetroot, BBQ Sauce, on Toasted Thick Bread and Served with Chips

12.50 Members $13.50 Non-Members

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11.50 Members $12.50 Non-Members

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12.50 Members $13.50 Non-Members

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Capped Commissions

...you deserve it

Home Owners celebrate as RBA cuts rates The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) says the recent announcement by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to cut official interest rates by 0.25 percentage points to 3% is a great boost for home owners and potential buyers. REIA President Ms Pamela Bennett says, “What we want to see now are the banks passing on the cut in full and giving housing affordability a real shot in the arm.” “If the banks do pass the cut on in full, the proportion of family income to meet loan repayments will be 30.3%. This is a 5% increase in affordability since the June quarter of 2012.” “When it comes to the household budget, the average monthly loan repayments will be reduced to $2,077, or $480 a week. This is $150 a month less than a year ago.” Interest rates are now at their lowest since following the global financial crisis in 2009. “Since the beginning of the current rate cycle in November 2011, the big four banks have held back on passing the cuts on in full. REIA urges the banks not to hold back this time,” added Ms Bennett. “The market has remained relatively flat but housing

affordability has been very slowly improving over the past five quarters. Potential home buyers just need more incentive to enter the market,” concluded Ms Bennett.

When it comes to Real Estate Southside Sport and Community Club have formed an alliance with Paul Slinger from Go Gecko Mount Gravatt.

If you are a member of Southside Sport and Community Club don’t talk to anyone about your property until you have spoken to Paul Slinger at Go Gecko Mt. Gravatt on 3849 6888. Paul won’t only save you thousands of dollars in commission he will provide you with the experience and professional expert advice you need when buying or selling your home.

With a wealth of experience in the real estate industry Paul’s office in Mt. Gravatt Central has saved its clients over $2 million in commission since it opened in 2006. It’s an impressive statistic. But for Paul, saving his clients money by capping commission is just one of many ways he helps his clients make the sale or purchase as stress free as possible.

Paul Slinger Mt Gravatt

Source: REIA administration.

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e h t e l b u o D

e v o L Join us this February as Southside shares the Love!

Thursday 14th Feb 2013

Thursday 28th Feb 2013

Draws commence from 6.30pm

Draws commence from 6.30pm

Five contestants will win up to

Five contestants will win up to

0 0 0 5 5 1 7 $

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Contestants will generate a number (between 100 - 150) and Southside will multiply the number by $5!

Contestants will generate a number (between 100 - 150) and Southside will multiply the number by $10!

To enter simply use your membership card while in the Gaming Lounge or when making purchases throughout the Club from February 1st, 2013. Members must be present to win.

To enter simply use your membership card while in the Gaming Lounge or when making purchases throughout the Club from February 1st, 2013. Members must be present to win.

Information is for bona fide members, guests and visitors.

Information is for bona fide members, guests and visitors.

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Southside Community Benefit Grant Scheme. Applications are now being accepted for 2013. 16

For further information or to download an application please go to the Community section of the Southside Sport & Community Club website, call (07) 3219 1103 or email melissa.eldred@southsidesport.com.au.

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Welcome to Mt Gravatt’s newest functions venue

Fabulous sounds of the 60’s Show Starring Darren Ray

Saturday 16th March 2013 at 8pm $18 members, $20 non-members

Dean Vegas Elvis Tribute Show

Saturday 9th February 2013 at 8pm Doors and Bistro open from 6pm $20 members, $22 non-members

Functions

Contact Us

For further enquiries please call Rita or Jeff on (07) 3349 6303. (Tuesday – Sunday)

Conveniently located in the heart of Upper Mt Gravatt, the Carson Room is the ideal venue for your up and coming event. With plenty of off the street parking and able to seat up to 200 guests, the Carson Room is fully air-conditioned and boasts one of the largest parquet dance floors in Brisbane.

1873 Logan Road, Upper Mt. Gravatt

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January / February BING Monday, Monday Night & Tuesday 4 x $200 + 16 x $100 trebles plus Progressive Jackpot $2000 in 48 calls Increases by one call and $200 per week

Tuesday Family Budget Night All books $1 plus - Progressive Jackpot $2000 in 48 calls. Increases by one call and $200 per week

Wednesday Night 8 x $300 trebles + 5 x $200 trebles + $1000 & $700 trebles. Plus Kitty Kash Game – Win up to $10 000 in calls (inc.)

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Sunday 2 x 1500 trebles + $5000 in calls

Sunday Night 1 x 1500 treble + 5 x $300 + $5000 in calls with $500 consolation

Wednesday 10 x $100 trebles + 2 x $200 plus Progressive Jackpot $2000 in 48 calls Increases by 1 call and $200 per week

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$700 treble. Plus Kitty Kash Game – Win up to $10 000 in calls (inc.)

Australia Day 21 X $1000 GAMES plus more!!! FREE Sausage Sizzle From 12.15pm – 1.10pm 1.15pm Session & 2.50pm Session Prize for “Best Aussie Outfit” $50 Enjoy Bingo Aussie Style

Thursday 2 x $2000 trebles $300 + $5000 in calls.

Thursday Night 10 x $200 + 5 x $100 + 1 x $1000 treble + 1 x $700 treble

Friday 10 x $200 + 20 x $100 + 2 x $1500 trebles. Bonus $3000 in calls in the 2nd session

Friday Night 10 x $500 trebles + $1500 treble plus $5000 in calls +$7000 treble

Saturday 2 x 1500 trebles + $5000 in calls

Saturday Night 5 x $200 + 5 x $300 + $1000 treble +

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January/February Specials Friday night 25th January 10 x $1000 + $2000 + $7000 Trebles + Night Owl Session Wednesday night 6th February 10 X $400 + 15x $150 + 3 x $300 + 2 x $1000 + Kitty Kash with $500 Consolation Friday night 22nd February 10 x $1000 + $2000 + $7000 Trebles ns $20 + Night Owl Session All Sessio for 6 or under sheet books + 1

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Care package sent to Diggers IAN Walker, State Member for Mansfield, has praised the generosity of his community. Speaking in State Parliament last month, Mr Walker said that for the past few months he had been collecting care package donations at my office as part of a community care drive for Diggers on overseas deployments. “These efforts culminated in a working bee at my office on October 27,” Mr Walker said. “With the aid of local residents, schools, businesses and other community groups, I am pleased to report that over 300 individual packages—which is roughly 600 kilograms—of food, toiletries and other goods have arrived or will soon be arriving on the battlefields of Afghanistan. “The idea of sending a small package to remind our soldiers of home was first raised with me by a local constituent and ex-serviceman. I certainly thought it was a good one and I am delighted that it also caught the imagination of my electorate. I hope that the crates of Minties, Vegemite, other food and messages of support will help sustain our service men and women through what must be a difficult mission. “I only hope that the massive influx of sugar does not get me blacklisted by the Army Dental Corps.” Mr Walker said he also joined the Holland Park-Mount Gravatt Sub-Branch of the RSLA for Remembrance Day commemorations. “I could not help but reflect on the men and women who will soon be receiving these packages,” he said. “I think you would all agree that it is important that the young men and women who are putting themselves in harm’s way for our country are not forgotten. “That is why I would encourage you to send a small package of your own. Australia Post will deliver parcels of up to two kilograms free of charge to troops in the Middle East, East Timor and the Solomon Islands. Packages should be sent in a BM size box and a list of approved materials is also available from Australia Post outlets. “I would also like to take the opportunity to thank the local Woolworths at Mount Gravatt, the Greater Mount Gravatt

Ian Walker MP

Lions, St John’s Wishart Anglican Church, Mansfield State School, Upper Mount Gravatt State School, Rochedale State School, Pet City at Mount Gravatt, Holland Park and Mount Gravatt RSLA, Modern Baking Co., Kuraby Supanews, Ross Vasta MP, who is the federal member for Bonner, and my colleague Steve Minnikin for their invaluable support.”

MEMBER FOR MANSFIELD

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Prepare for the Storm Season LORD Mayor Graham Quirk is urging residents to prepare for the summer storm season with Brisbane having felt the brunt of south-east Queensland’s unpredictable summer weather over the past few years. Cr Quirk said council invested millions of dollars each year into getting the city ready for severe weather and it is vital for residents to prepare also. “This financial year, council will invest more than $15 million to mitigate the effects of flooding, with major upgrades to Brisbane’s stormwater drainage network and the design and construction of backflow prevention devices around the city,” Cr Quirk said. “Residents can also take a number of simple low cost steps to reduce their risk this season, such as, signing up to Council’s free Early Warning Alert Service. “More than 60,000 households have already signed up for the service which alerts them when severe weather may affect their residential address.” Cr Quirk also encouraged homeowners and residents to get storm prepared by:

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• Prepare an emergency kit containing a torch, portable radio, spare batteries, first aid kit, emergency contact numbers and important documents such as insurance papers. • Cleaning up the yard. Trimming tree branches clear of the house, cleaning gutters and downpipes of leaf litter, and checking their roof and skylights are in good condition. • Put away or tie down loose items in the yard, such as, kids’ toys and outdoor furniture. • Shelter and secure pets, and put vehicles under cover if possible or cover with blankets. • Understand flood risk using Council tools, which they can find through the ‘Be Prepared’ website - www. brisbane.qld.gov.au/beprepared • Ensure valuables are stored up high if flooding is likely to affect your property. Residents who sign up to the Early Warning Alert Service between September and March will also go into the draw to win a free Emergency Kit, courtesy of Council and Energex, with two emergency kits be given away each month. For more information on preparing for storm season, click here or phone council on 3403 8888.

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Roast Casual Dining Restaurant’s

Valentine’s Day Special Dinner for Two - 3 Courses $ 60 per couple Entree Hot & Cold Canapes and Baked Dinner Rolls Mains Char grilled MSA Rib Fillet served with rosemary sea salt potatoes, buttered baby spinach, asparagus and red wine sauce or Oven baked Snapper served with chive scallop mousse filled with zucchini flower and mango watercress salad Dessert Rich chocolate mud cake served with berry compote and whipped cream or Ginger scented panna cotta served with passionfruit sauce and strawberries

Backyard Bee Homes By Michael Fox Mt Gravatt Environment Group www.megoutlook.wordpress.com DO YOU need more bees to pollinate your backyard vegetables? We have more than 1500 Australian native bee species just waiting for an invitation. Species like our local Leafcutter and Fire-tailed Resin Bees Megachile sp. are not well known, because, unlike the social Sugarbag Native Bees that live in colonies storing honey, Leafcutter and Resin bees are solitary and only seen in the warmer months - September to March. If you find neat coin-sized circles cut out of your rose bush leaves, you probably have Leafcutter bees in the area. Female Leafcutter bees cut circular pieces of leaf from roses or native ginger. Rolling the leaf between her legs, she flies with it to a suitable hollow where she makes a cigar shaped series of brood cells to be stocked with pollen ready for egg laying. The larva hatch next spring to feed on the pollen before emerging to go to work in our backyard vegetable gardens.

Feb 14th, 2013 from 5.30pm Bookings essential Sport and Community Club

A backyard bee home to attract native bees can be made with pieces of bamboo cut to provide a variety of holes of 5-10mm diameter. By cutting either side of a node you can vary the depth between 50 to 80mm deep. I made a decorative bee home for my daughter’s balcony garden by filling a tube of black bamboo with smaller bamboo of different sizes. You can even use with a piece of scrap PVC downpipe stuffed with bamboo or simply drill holes in an old timber fence post. Backyard bee homes also provide habitat for other useful insects and lizards that will help control garden pests like aphids on your roses.

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Southside Trades and Services Support the people that support your Club. These local businesses are proud supporters of Southside Sport and Community Club

• Are you interested in low cost advertising? • Does your business service the local area around the Club? • Have you been operating for more than 2 years? • Do you provide competitive prices and quality service? Southside Sport & Community Club are looking for local trades and services to add to this page. This magazine is delivered to 50,000 households within 10kms of the Southside Sport & Community Club.

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

Future leaders accept challenge MANSFIELD High School has introduced its new student leadership team for 2013. School captains Rosanna Sains and Sam Cree and vicecaptains Caitlin Thomas and Mitchell Atkinson have enthusiastically embraced the responsibility of upholding the excellent reputation of the school and the leaders who have gone before them. While the captains will be expected to fulfil many roles throughout the year, they will not have to do it alone. This year they will be ably assisted by the Prefect team of Simran Assan, Andrew Booth, Bethany Cave, Heidi Frommolt, Andy Hsieh, Reearna Janke, Joshua Klatt, Hanneke Klooster, Matthew Lynch, Adriana Mageros, Sheldon Montocchio, Anugrah Nair, Amiel Nubaha, Prahlad Payda, Sonja Roethlisberger, Elizabeth Scott, Sam Wildie and Joshua Yarrow. The new leaders were officially inducted during a moving and inspiring Prefect Investiture in November when the Mansfield High community also had the opportunity

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to thank the 2012 student leaders for their exceptional service to the school. Guest speaker Lucy Reid, 2002 school vice-captain, inspired and motivated the students with her address about the qualities that make a good leader. Lucy was an exceptional student and school vice-captain and she continues to be the shining light that she was when she was at school. Mansfield High School is looking forward to another exceptional year in 2013.

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School sweeps award MOUNT Gravatt State High School has been named the Keep Australia Beautiful 2012 Greenest and Healthiest School in Queensland. Keep Australia Beautiful Queensland chief executive officer Rick Burnett said Mt Gravatt High was the outstanding school in most categories for 2012. “It has successfully addressed litter, waste management, water and energy issues and has developed excellent partnerships to support and complement the educational programs,” Mr Burnett said. “It was also very pleasing to see the students taking ownership of the school’s activities and the submission, particularly the way the students addressed the environmental criteria for this award.” Mr Burnett said Mt Gravatt also promoted goodwill and inclusivity among students from non-English speaking backgrounds with signs and other forms of communication being multi-lingual. Cr Krista Adams of Wishart Ward agreed with Mr Burnett. “Mt Gravatt High has encouraged global citizenship among their students by pro-actively engaging the students in environmental initiatives,” she said. “I have been proud to support the Mt Gravatt Environmental Group’s partnership with the school through the Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Funds to continue the fantastic work of teacher Andrew Walsh and his Environmental Centre.”

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Tuesday February 12th 2013 Entries are generated from the ‘Tuesday February 12th’ play only. Five Draws of $1,000. Draws commence from 6.30pm. Final $1000 draw will Jackpot monthly until won. To enter simply use your membership card while in the Gaming Lounge or while making purchases throughout the Club.

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Mt Gravatt State High School students with principal Phil Campbell, Cr Krista Adams (Wishart Ward), teacher Andrew Walsh. CEO Keep Australia Beautiful Rick Burnett is standing (students are the Year 8 enviro centre workers).

Cr Krista Adams Councillor for Wishart Ward

Tel: 07 3403 7791 Fax: 07 3403 7794 Office: Ground Floor, 2072 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt, QLD 4122 Email: wishart.ward@ecn.net.au Web: www.kristaadams.com.au

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