Make a toast to next Beer Fest
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.
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.
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.