Make a toast to next Beer Fest

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Ro­tary Beer Fest

THIS event has been com­ing for some time, but now you only have a week to go be­fore the mu­sic plays, the singers sing and the good times flow.

With a pre­paid ticket in your hand, you are guar­an­teed to get in the door and will not have to queue, or worse still, fail to get past the en­try point be­cause the event is full.

There is mu­sic! In­no­cent Eve will be there and if you have fol­lowed their ca­reer, you would know how well they are play­ing for their in­creas­ing band of fol­low­ers.

The Su­gar Dad­dies will be there and also Chenai Boucher will take a turn so it re­ally is non-stop mu­sic all night.

Play­ing in the main au­di­to­rium, the best dance floor in CQ will be ready for all the ac­tion.

Along with the mu­sic there will be raf­fles unique to a Beer Fest and some­body will win a tree of beer reach­ing to their height. The taller you are, the more you win.

There is a wheel­bar­row and con­tents to be won and I could hardly count the col­lec­tion of bot­tles of wine and beer in the bar­row. I am sure it is a prize worth win­ning.

Of course, there are nib­bles and food to die for, and all with a flavour of the tra­di­tional Beer Fest, so ex­pect Ger­man Sausages, pork done to a crisp and hot cooked chips and sauer­kraut to match.

Best to men­tion the beer side of things qui­etly in case oth­ers get there be­fore you. XXXX will be there, Carl­ton United and Baf­fle Creek Brew­eries. Wine from Trea­sury Wine es­tates, Pernod win­ery and Stoneleigh and Wyn­d­ham Es­tate.

Ro­tary pres­i­dent An­ton is an ex­pert wine buff so you are as­sured that there will be noth­ing but the best.

To make sure you get into the spirit of the Beer Fest, Ro­tary has been lucky to find a very hand­some Ger­man and a very beau­ti­ful young Swiss lass who will lead you in all sorts of frol­ics on and off the dance floor.

This is the event of the year. Don’t miss it.

Tick­ets from Auslec. All the fun of the Beer Fest at the Civic Cen­tre next Satur­day from 5pm.

Probus AGM

PAM for Probus pres­i­dent!

A unan­i­mous vote from all the mem­bers at the Probus AGM showed they ap­pre­ci­ated some­body putting their hand up to run such an or­gan­i­sa­tion and es­pe­cially Pam Ste­wart is the one to take the Probus club for­ward.

Past pres­i­dent John McGuigan had a suc­cess­ful year, with mem­ber­ship hold­ing up and a list of tours, day trips, in­door bowls, morn­ing teas and more that pro­vide for the leisure plans of so many of our se­nior cit­i­zens.

There are no fi­nan­cial wor­ries for Probus and the mem­ber­ship is to re­main on $20 per per­son and the funds in the bank are a rea­son­able buf­fer to the ups and downs of run­ning the club.

A re­cently ac­quired se­nior cit­i­zen, Gra­ham Barnes, came along to tell Pro­bians a lit­tle of the Men’s Shed news and that it is all good, with plans for their per­ma­nent home al­most fully sorted.

While he was there he was in­vited to over­see the elec­tion of of­fice-bear­ers and he did that task like a highly skilled ex­pe­ri­enced op­er­a­tor that he is.

Pres­i­dent Pam Ste­wart, vice-pres­i­dent Robert Love­day, sec­re­tary Caryl Love­day and trea­surer El­iz­a­beth Perkins filled all the main po­si­tions so they are set for a good year ahead.

That was af­firmed by the list of ac­tiv­i­ties in town, morn­ing teas, in­door bowls and out of town on Morn­ing Melodies, day trips, two-day trips and week-long tours about to be or­gan­ised, so there is def­i­nitely some­thing for ev­ery­body in this club. In­ter­ested to join? Come along on Satur­day, April 2 to the Unit­ing Church Hall at 9.30am for 10am and all will be re­vealed.

Amanda Gore

EN­THU­SI­AS­TIC pre­sen­ters are al­ways good to lis­ten to and Amanda Gore was ev­ery­thing about be­ing en­thu­si­as­tic on her pet sub­jects.

As a guru on man­ag­ing hap­pi­ness in your life, your job and your busi­ness, you could have learned much from this lady.

Ef­fec­tive lead­er­ship will en­sure a hap­pier work­place and a lot of the tech­niques gen­er­ated by Amanda and oth­ers for the work­place are equally ef­fec­tive in the home.

Per­sonal re­la­tion­ships can be hard to man­age and es­pe­cially when things go wrong so Amanda has a list of cures that will help when that hap­pens but, more im­por­tantly, help keep you out of trou­ble in the first place.

The cures ap­ply equally to men and women, but it took a bit of courage for the two lone men in the au­di­ence to come and mix it with more than 100 women cel­e­brat­ing In­ter­na­tional Women’s Week.

Since last Thurs­day I have been qui­etly us­ing the "im­prove your part­ner­ship" tech­niques that Amanda es­pouses in the home en­vi­ron­ment and I think I have had a win (but I’m not sure!).

But it is not about win­ning or los­ing it is about build­ing re­la­tion­ships that re­spect each other and that will last for as long as you have!

Amanda was brought to town by the Ba­nana Shire Coun­cil with a lit­tle help from lead­ing ladies in town and they should be con­grat­u­lated for their fore­sight.

Ev­ery­body had a lovely lunch pre­pared by the BSHS cater­ing classes and they are ob­vi­ously a team to watch out for in 2017, well done.

CHEERS: The faces might be fa­mil­iar but you have never seen them dressed like this be­fore.

Ex­chang­ing badges af­ter the Probus AGM are past pres­i­dent John and new pres­i­dent Pam Ste­wart.

Probus pres­i­dent Pam Ste­wart with her team of past pres­i­dent John McGuigan, trea­surer El­iz­a­beth Perkins, sec­re­tary Caryl Love­day and vice-pres­i­dent Robert Love­day.

Or­gan­is­ers of the In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day Seminar Ruth Thomp­son, Amanda Gore, DI Mor­ris, Bron­wyn Schultz and Chan­dra Roul­ton.

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