Community Notices for the Scenic Rim


By Joy Drescher


A plain email from contributors with what is happening ie date,time,place,phone number or email for more information. Please email or pop in letterbox or post to 12 Anna St, Beaudesert 4285. Answering machine is gone since NBN ph. 55412378 or 044 73 46 378


The Annual Zonta International Women’s Day lunch at Beaudesert RSL on Friday 10 March has guest speaker Pam Parker, former Mayor of Logan. She’s a vibrant woman with a passion for helping women maximise their potential in all aspects of their lives. Get tickets at Dolly’s at Beaudesert Fair for $35 for meal and fantastic speaker. Call Pam Greenway on 5546 9863.


Quota Beaudesert will now meet on the second Friday each month from 11am till noon at Beaudesert RSL Services Club starting on Friday March 10. Club Members  and prospective  members  are invited  to come  along at 10:30 to enjoy a  coffee then stay for lunch at the bistro after the meeting. For questions on Quota phone Lesley on 5541 0819 or email


Do come along to the 65th Beaudesert Reunion on Saturday 11 March starting at 9.20am with morning tea. The Reunion is at St Thomas’ Anglican Church hall in Albert St,Beaudesert.  Entry is $2 each to help cover tea, coffee, sugar ,milk, rent. Monies raised after expenses will go to the QCWA Rural Crisis Fund. There will be a multi-draw raffle drawn before the gathering breaks up. More Information from Ray Rooks 5541 2388, Judy Balmer 5541 2172, Shirley Antcliff on 5541 1296. Everyone who has ever had any connection to Beaudesert and those who don’t are also welcome. Please bring your own lunch. This is a friendly town – so please feel welcome!


Come along and help Blue Care Beaudesert Auxiliary to continue to provide great service to the folk who need home visits. Come to the Garage Sale on Saturday 11March from 7am at 7 Duckett Street, Beaudesert. Clothing, plants, and all sorts of treasures will be on sale. You can enjoy a bacon & egg roll while you browse...Maybe take one as your lunch to the Beaudesert Reunion!   Proceeds go to Blue Care Beaudesert for their ongoing services to Scenic Rim residents.  What treasure will you find on the day?


For a wonderful display of the very best our district can offer in the line of Orchids and Foliage, do go along to the Beaudesert Districts Orchid and Foliage Society annual Autumn Show in Canungra School of Arts hall over this weekend of 11/12 March 2017. A Dazzling display of brilliant orchids, a wonderful exhibition of foliage plants like the beloved ferns, bromeliads, begonias, caladiums and succulents. Plants, foliage, orchids for sale by members of the society and a commercial grower. This Show is 8am to 3 pm Saturday and 9 am to 2pm on Sunday. Heaps of giveaways! Lucky door prizes! Refreshments available. Plenty of off-street parking and wheelchair access. Entry price is $3 for all over school age.


Kooralbyn Bingo is at the RSL, 4 Etruscan Drive, Kooralbyn 6.30pm for 7 on Friday 10 March. Jackpot grows larger if not won. All are welcome


With it being Pancake Tuesday and other reasons the fortnightly meeting of  Beaudesert  Seniors held on 28 February was down to 33.  An added loss was that the Wongaburra people could only attend the morning session.  There were only 6 apologies.  The band, composed of June Farmers, Keith Freiberg, Glenys Beaman and Terry Moloney began playing after morning tea.  Some of the numbers they played were Irene, Your Cheating Heart and In the Shade Of The Old Apple Tree.  Keith and Terry played duets of Ballyhai and In The Chapel In The Moonlight. Vocalists were Elaine Reid, Barry Kenny, Eileen Fazldeen and Arthur Day. Barry sang ‘Hey, Jude’, It happened in Monteray and South Of The Border. Community singing was in fine voice and the singing was led, at different times, by  Elaine, Barry, Glenys, Arthur and Val Woollett. Some of the songs they sang were My Happiness, Little Brown Jug and Running Bear. Elaine told jokes an  isolated  monastery and 4 Catholic Mothers.  Barry recited the poems Cooee in Bardi and Cainbabel.

Lunch was served after all this entertainment of singing, cards and  bowls. Then after lunch the raffle and the lucky door were drawn and lucky Terry O’Donnell was the main winner in both sections. Euchre was won by Elsie Carter and Pat Ryan. Edna McDougall and Barry Dunn along with Lloyd Taylor and Mary McDougall taking out the honours in indoor bowls.  Wendy Lancaster had Happy Birthday sang to her as she was the only one having a birthday before the next meeting – Anyone aged 50 or over is most welcome to come along and join in with the club members at the  Golf Club. For more information please phone Sylvia Hickey on 0400 540 071.


Beaudesert QCWA had a very lively Cent Auction last Thursday with 49 people in attendance. After nearly all the draws were done, there was a section for all the non-winners to put in one ticket each and the 8 or 10 who had failed to snag a prize each scored in the Losers Only Draw....amongst them the scribe of this column....a beautifully hand crocheted handkerchief!  So appropriate as I am not a tissue girl!  Shirley Smith won the Lucky Door prize. Raffle winners were first Cheryl Smith, second Rene Porter and third Joy Drescher. Funds raised from the Cent Auction were in aid of Angel Flight.

There was also a wonderful handmade quilt displayed. It was made and donated by one of the CWA ladies and it will be drawn at QCWA Open Studios Event on 20/21 May. Tickets are presently on sale at CWA meetings on the first Thursday each month and the Open Studios.


There were 62 through the door at the last Kerry dance. Lucky Spot prizes were won by Heather Barnes and Gary Moloney.Jenny Routledge won the lucky door prize. Jenny and Albert Routledge were the winners of the MonteCarlo Gypsy Tap with runners-up Delma and Arthur Day getting the runner-up prizes. Raffle prizes went to Joan Edmunds, Allan Dennis, Vincent Kruger, Mary Rassmussen, Pauline Rogers, Lyn Ryan, Leanne Teese, Vince Dunn, Laurie Herbert. Next Kerry dance is at 7.30pm on Saturday 25 March.


There is a dance at Roadvale hall at 7.30pm on Friday 10 March with The Coachman Malcolm Rouse playing the music. Good floor,good music ,good supper with both Old Time and New Vogue.


Instead of a Hillview dance on 11 March,go and enjoy a dance at Woodhill hall.  Hillview will have dances on Saturday 8 April and Easter Saturday 15 April at 7.30pm with Shades of Country playing.


Judging of Junior Miss, Miss & Mrs Woodhill is at the Woodhill Hall on Saturday 11March, a month earlier than usual.  Old Time and New Vogue dancing will begin at 8 pm to the live music of The Undecided band. Junior Miss is open to entrants under 15 years old.  Miss entrants to be 15 years and over. Judging will take place about 9 pm.There will be prizes for the winners, with Miss Woodhill also receiving the Ted Dale perpetual Trophy.A Lucky Door Prize, multi draw raffle, Monte Carlo and Lucky Spot prizes also to be won on the night. A delicious supper will be served, which is included in the admission price of $10, 14 years and over. Under 14’s free. Any enquiries contact 07 5543 1301.


St Thomas Anglican Debs train at 7pm each Friday night at Anglican Parish hall, 7 Albert St, Beaudesert. Debutante Ball is Friday 12 May 7.30pm at The Centre,82 Brisbane St,Beaudesert. Enquiries-Arthur & Delma Day on 5543 1301.


Girls in Year 11 or 12 why not make your debut? Join the rehearsals held on Friday nights from 7-9pm in St Mary's school hall. For further information please contact Caitlin on 0439 742 126.The Catholic Deb Ball will be on Friday 26 May at The Centre,82 Brisbane St, Beaudesert.


The Undecided’s play at all 3 Deb Balls including Deb of the Year at Kerry Hall on 3 June. It is open to local Debs.


Maroon dance has made some big decisions and the next dance will start at the earlier time of 7.30pm on Friday 24 March. TechnicTone will play the music.


Fiddler on the Roof , made in 1971,will be the first Classic Flicks movie at The Centre, 82 Brisbane St, Beaudesert on Thursday 16 March. These wonderful movies from the Golden Years of Hollywood are on a Thursday morning at 10am preceded by a cuppa. There is no need to book and the tickets cost $5 which includes morning tea at 9.30am. Tickets are sold at the door. Fiddler on the Roof is 201 minutes in length.


The Beaudesert RSL Women’s Auxiliary will be holding their Cent Auction in the function room of Beaudesert RSL Club on Friday, March 17, St Patrick’s Day. There will be an Irish theme to the day’s proceedings, so come along dressed in your green finery,  with prizes on offer.Doors will open at 10 am for a 10.30am start. A $5 entry fee with tickets done up in various bundles. Enquiries to Julie on 53141021 or Joanne on 0400705374.All monies raised will go to the local veteran community.


 Those unable to attend the meeting were missed. But the 16 members present were welcomed and all appeared to enjoy the Bush Bards comaradie. There were 4 apologies  including Ian who is still suffering from his horse riding accident.  There was a guest – Dave Elson who most folk had not seen in years. Hopefully he will be back at future meetings as the poem he did was excellent and has had some acclaim. He is still in the work-force.  He would be a great asset to the club.

No club Secretary was unearthed during the AGM but arm wrenching resulted in Joy Drescher agreeing to be minutes secretary but not correspondence secretary.

With the exception of Secretary, the old executive remains the same, with President Pam Fox, VP Caroline Heather, Treasurer Brenda Moss. A new position, Events Coordinator, will be filled by Ian.

Next meeting Beaudesert Bush Bards will discuss a name change. Heaven forbid. President Pam loves the BBB name as do many members. Some members perform at Beaudesert markets each month on the first markets 1 April. 

The subjects for St Patrick’s Day, Friday 17 March, are Washing Day and Our Poetry Group. Remember it is your slant on the topic that makes the meetings so enjoyable and the reason that even when all members do the same subject matter, no two poems are within Coo-ee of each other in style, treatment or interpretation of the subject...poets, especially Bush Bards have the most terrible twirly twisted sense of the ridiculous so there are laughs a-plenty keeping all those who keep off horses reasonably healthy! Next meeting starts at 9.15am on Friday 17, Arts and Information centre, Cnr Brisbane St and Enterprise Drive, Beaudesert.


The Historical Society will have guest speakers at the meeting on Friday 17 March to grow members knowledge on the history of the local area. SRRC Council was asked to preserve the 2 rail lines behind the Beaudesert Station up to the stopping blocks next to the Council building.Beaudesert Historical Society has a very comprehensive book by David Mason on sale "The Stinson Crash 1937: A Documentary and Pictorial History”. View the Stinson Exhibit At the Beaudesert Museum 54 Brisbane Street 5541 3740. Keep 20/21 May free for the Open Studios display and demonstration to be held at The Beaudesert Historical Society.


St Paddy’s Day Parish Dinner will begin at 6.30pm on Friday 17 March at the Gallagher Centre, St Mary’s Bromelton S, Beaudesert.  Be sure to book your tickets before 10March. A delicious 2 course meal of fish or roast beef (alternate drop) and apple crumble or sticky date pudding will be served and a Cash bar operating. Adults $45 each, Youth (13-18) $30, Child ($15).  The night will be a fun-filled affair with displays of Irish dancing, songs by Acquired Taste and a sing-along  as well as a Nunsense bracket.  As there are prizes for the best dressed Man, Woman and Child be sure to get into the spirit of the night.  Tickets on line at then enter St Paddy’s  in the event search and the date of 17/3/17.  Book an entire table of 10 or you can book any number of seats at a table then share with whoever else also books.  If you need help booking phone Colleen Buckley on 0429170766.


About 85 members attended the Probus meeting on 1 March, at which the guest speaker was Barbara Kenny from Quilts of Valour.  This organisation sources quilts from donors, and gives them to returned servicemen or relatives of those who have lost their lives in service.  It was a very interesting talk which concluded with a demonstration of a presentation of a quilt and certificate to a recipient. The Annual General Meeting followed, at which Daryl Gardner was elected President, Mavis Rostedt as Interim Secretary, and Helen Parnell as Treasurer.  A complete list of committee members will be included in the newsletter.

The next meeting, on Wednesday 5 April, will be followed by the changeover luncheon. The cost is $25 and places are still available. Contact Peter Cahill for bookings.


Join THE Darlington School community on Sunday 26 March for The Darlington Community Markets and County Family Fun Day at beautiful Darlington State School. Enjoy the whip cracking displays, face painting, much-loved country games and novelty races, bouncy castle and more. There's even a chance that the Easter Bunny might pop in. Family entry just $5.


There will be no bus trip in the month of March as 46 members are heading off to Nambucca

Heads for a 6 days and 5 nights holiday from 27 March. The pick-up point will be Brisbane St near the Historical Society,corner McKee and Brisbane Streets.Beaudesert. Time to be yet finalised.

The next club outing will then be on 27 April to the Teavine Tea House at Tallebudgerra Valley. Members please note the change of date to the 4th Thursday as this venue only opens from Thursday to Sunday. 


A very large crowd gathered together to celebrate the tenth Anniversary of the Opening of The Centre, 82 Brisbane St,Beaudesert. There were heaps of artists and artisans there to see the Launch of the Studios and Events 2017 booklet. There will be 15 Open Studios on Tamborine Mountain on 6/7 May, Arts in the Olives Festival on Mothers Day 14 May with a very few workshops on Saturday 13 May, There will be 6 Open Studios in Beaudesert on the weekend of 20/21 May and 9 Open Studios in the Boonah, Mount Alford, Harrisville area for 27/28 May. The Booklet also showcases other places and events in the Scenic Rim. There will also be three great studios open in Canungra, Beechmont and BinnaBurra on 3 and 4 June and all are welcome at all of these events.   Get a book at and Information Centre, The Historical Society or The Council Building.  These Arts dinners are held quarterly and the Bring A Plate principal. All welcome!


Beaudesert Rotary meets Tuesday evenings at the L&A Hotel at 6 for 6.30pm.Queries on Rotary and apologies to Lesley Turton on 0411 226 289. Next meeting is on Tuesday 14 March.

On 11 June, 2017 from 10am- 3pm at Jubilee Park, Brisbane St, Beaudesert, Rotary has invited groups to display their organisation, services offered and how individuals may join their organization.Site cost of $10/sell merchandise/ fundraise for your organization.Queries to Tamara Jarrett (M) 0499029384, Kathy Smith (M) 0417826547 The Rotary Club of Beaudesert


Beaudesert U3A (University of the Third Age) will meet Friday 31 March at Centa-care, Petersen Street, Beaudesert, at 10am followed by morning tea.There are 17 different activities through the week including Croquet, computers, Nordic walking and cards. Full details on website: 


The Savvy Scenic Rim has mid March community education run by Council and this year will have speakers on Dementia, understanding Autism, the latest on Immunisation, Kidney health, Elder Abuse, Frauds and Scams plus more!!!!  And of course the free morning tea - it is worth attending.Also if any organisation wants a table [Boonah or Beaudesert) go see the people at The Centre.


Don't forget the amazing Healthy and Active Program that is being run across the Scenic Rim for the next couple of months with free or low cost activities suitable for a wide range of levels.Check out the full program at..


In early May the Council's Volunteer Thank you events are on May 2 in Beaudesert, 3 May Tamborine Mountain, 4 May Boonah all in the week before volunteers week so they don't clash with other volunteer events.  This year the Australian Red Cross is guest speaker; also entertainment. Invitations will be sent out later. A reminder that volunteers attend this free morning tea may give information and photos that can be included in the presentations.


The Beaudesert and District Tennis Association will have a meeting at the Beaudesert Hotel at 7.15pm on Tuesday  21 March 2017 and All welcome! Enquiries to Myleigh Taylor, Publicity Office,Beaudesert & District Tennis Association on 0411 489 404 .


Beaudesert Library Earth Day event celebrating the natural world is in Jubilee Park on Saturday, April 22 -9am to 1pm with scavenger hunt, crafts, Gardening Australia's Jerry Colby-Williams, ABC's DirtGirl. Markets selling sustainable, recycled, upcycled or natural products, no charge for stalls. For a stall, information booth or workshop, contact Llinos Hanson at or phone 5540 5142.


Beaudesert Markets in Westerman Park are on Saturday 1 April and run by Jenny and Mick Young.

Kooralbyn RSL Markets are on the second Sunday of the month so next is on 12 March .Markets at Beechmont Community Centre,1835 Beechmont Road are on Sunday 19 March 8am to 12 noon. Ring Janis Rossiter on 0458 233 080, or for a site. 


The last First aid course at Jymbilung House at 8am is on Saturday 18 March. Book with Mick Kajewski,,0429706387.


Golden Harvest Seniors meet 2nd and 4th Friday monthly at 9:30am at Harvest Point Church,25 Walker Road, Gleneagle.Anyone can join. Queries to David and Norma Ironside on 5541 1961 or 0427 002 950.


Beaudesert Genealogical Society, off Brayford St, behind Hair Designs in William St  Salon, opens  Wednesdays at 10am for anyone to do research at $10 a day for non-members.  Enquiries Robyn Dodds  0417 778 005 or Maureen Hanson 5541 0368.


Beaudesert Walk Jog Run Group is free! Meets on Monday & Thursday at 5.30pm at the Pool to walk 5k.Meets Wednesday at 5am in Hungry Jacks Car Park to walk 5km.All ages and physical abilities  welcome. Queries to Melissa on 0412 040 418 or Shelly on 0447 755 866 or facebook page - Beaudesert Jog Walk Run Group.


Beaudesert bowls club,Hopkins Street,Beaudesert Barefoot bowls is Friday night 6-30pm under lights at $8 adults, children $4 includingSausage sizzle.Bookings at Bowls club 5541 1174, Robyn 041 7794 873, John 0428 766 517.


Fassifern Bridge club plays at Kalbar Community Centre on Monday and Thursday 1-5pm. Lessons are at the same venue on Wednesday 1-5pm. All welcome.Contact Sue 0423 224 676


Kooralbyn Fun and Fitness meets on Tuesday and Thursdays 9.45 for 10am start at the Community Hall opposite the International School. All welcome!


Do Craft on Tuesdays at the Kooralbyn RSL Clubhouse, 4 Etruscan Drive, Kooralbyn at 10m. New people welcome. Learn or  teach your favorite craft such as knitting, crochet,hardanger embroidery,  ribbon cross stitch. Tea and coffee  a gold coin donation.


                                                      By Natalie McDonald, Phone 5463 8285 


                                                       GETTING TO KNOW YOU

U3A in conjunction with Boonah Library will host a “getting to know you” morning tea for both new arrivals and long time residents to become better acquainted with each other and the community we live in. There will be one morning tea each semester and the next one will be held on Wednesday 8th March at 10am in the Boonah Library. All welcome, come along and enjoy some fellowship. Bring a plate to share for morning tea.

                                                    BOONAH COUNTRY MARKETS

The next Boonah Country Market morning will be held on Saturday March 11 at Springleigh Park, Coronation Drive Boonah from 7am – 12noon, weather permitting. These popular markets have over 40 stalls and are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month with produce, hand crafts, plants and more for sale.  Extra parking is available each market morning in Bona Vista Avenue

                                                                MOVIE DATE NIGHT

A new movie experience at the Boonah Cultural Centre is in store when “Movie Date Night” stars on March 11. But it’s not a requirement to go with a date.

It will also be perfect as a “girls’ (or boys’) night-out”, a night out with friends or just for anyone who wants something a little different.    Sit back, be spoilt and view recent blockbuster movies whilst enjoying food and drinks from the special Date Night menu, served to your table during the movie.

Pre-order a savoury or sweet share platter or a number of tapas-style plates and each month there will be

a new cocktail to enjoy. The usual candy bar snacks and drinks will also be available.    Movie tickets and food orders from the Date Night menu for these screenings must be purchased in advance    Pre-book your selection from Date Night menu by the Thursday, the day before. Screenings start 7pm, doors open 6.30pm

Movie ticket only: $15 per person. Food extra.  Bookings are essential. The movie on March 11 is The Girl on the Train (rated MA15+) based on Paula Hawkins’ best-selling novel.  Information on dates and movies

can be found at

                                                   BOONAH HOSPITAL AUXILIARY

The Boonah Hospital Auxiliary helps to raise funds for our hospital.   Monthly meetings are held in the meeting room at Boonah District Hospital, Leonard Street, Boonah on the 2nd Monday of each month at 9.30am with the next meeting to be held on Monday March 13.    New members are very welcome.


The Mobile Library will be at Peak Mountain View Park, Peak Crossing on Tuesday March 14 from 10am to 4pm:   For Mobile Library enquiries phone email or phone 0418 984 064                                                  


Fassifern Blue Care Auxiliary meets on 2nd Tuesday of each month at BlueCare, 10 Macquarie Street Boonah with the next meeting to be held on Tuesday March 14 commencing at 10am

                                                        INNER WHEEL CLUB 

Members of Inner Wheel Club Boonah meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month with the next meeting to be held on Thursday March 16 at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.  New members are welcome – Ladies are welcome to join the Group for the meeting, pizza and a glass or two of wine! Please contact the Secretary on 5463 4666 for details if attending.  For further details about the Inner Wheel Club contact Inner Wheel at  

                                             BOONAH WEIGHT REDUCTION CLUB

The Boonah Weight Reduction Club holds their general meetings each Monday morning at the back of the Salvation Army Hall in Park Street, Boonah. Weigh in is from 8am and meetings begin at 9.45am  If anyone is interested in attending one of the Club’s meetings, to be informed on what help and guidance is available, please phone President Dawn Smith on 5463 arrange a visit

BOONAH ART GALLERY                                                                            

The current exhibition at Boonah Regional Art Gallery “The Challenge” Textiles by Scenic Rim ASTDA will continue until Sunday 26th March.  The Gallery is open during exhibitions from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free

                                                         BAREFOOT BOWLS

Boonah Bowls Club holds Barefoot Bowls each Saturday afternoon at 12-30pm for a 1pm start. Everyone is welcome to come along and have a role-up and try out a game or two of bowls. No booking required.For more information ring the Bowls Club on 5463 1293 and speak to Jan

                                                     U3A  MEMBERSHIP

 The U3A Boonah Course Schedule for February-June is now available.  Membership for 2017 is:

Full year [February-December]: $40 for 2 persons living at the same address, $25 single membership. Half year [July-December]: $25 for 2 persons living at the same address, $15 single membership. This entitles you to an unlimited number of courses.   Membership may be paid at Fassifern Community Centre or by direct debit.   Email for membership form and bank details to  

                                                U3A THEATRE GROUP

If you like concerts, shows and entertainment this group will interest you. Depending on numbers of people interested, there will be a monthly outing to a matinee performance, travelling either by bus or private cars. To show your interest please phone Christianna on 5463 4747  

                                                     CAFÉ 11 CARERS CLUB

The next Café Eleven will be held at Fassifern Community Centre, 4 Little High Street Boonah on Wednesday March 15  from 11am to 1pm, when carers will be welcomed in Café Style and served with a light snack and a cuppa while they have a well-deserved break from their caring roles.  Carers will be able to have a chat, enjoy light refreshments and sharing with others in like situations. There is no cost, but donations will be accepted. For more information please contact FCC on 5463 2966

                                                       BOONAH SENIOR CITIZENS

Members of Boonah & District Senior Citizens Welfare Club travelled to Beenleigh Senior Citizens Club on Thursday March 2 where they met up with old friends and enjoyed the entertainment provided for their enjoyment. Now the hot weather seems to be past we look forward to meeting together to enjoy each other’s company along with Indoor Bowls, Cards and Table games such as Scrabble etc. on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. The next Seniors’ morning will be held on Wednesday March 15 at Boonah Bowls Club, Coronation Drive Boonah from 8.30am to 12noon.  A buffet lunch is enjoyed after the morning’s activities.  Membership of Boonah & District Senior Citizens Welfare Club is open to all members of the community aged 50 years and over and welcomes new members. Transport can be arranged for those who need help to attend. For more information about the Boonah Senior Citizens Club please contact Secretary Natalie on 5463 8285


Our weekly reports from Templin Historic Museum are written by Gill Wells who volunteers at the Museum each week.  This week Gill writes: Our church in Templin is having “a makeover” to borrow a phrase from TV. The organ which stands just inside the door has been renovated and looks like a new piece of furniture. There has been much polishing scrubbing, dusting washing and sweeping. It (the church) won't know itself at the end of it. This all came about because of the huge storm we had which lifted a corner of the roof. It wasn't that obvious but it would have let the weather in and had to be done - the ideal opportunity to redo the inside. The volunteers have been working very hard on this. What's new! So next time you are out our way come and see their efforts.The museum is open from 9.30am until 3.30pm on Sundays and other times by appointment. For bookings phone 5463 1970.


By Pam Hardgrave, or phone 55443174  

RADHA  The next RADHA meeting will be held at the Information Centre on Thursday the 9th at 7.30pm.    This will be a busy meeting as quite a bit of furniture will have to be moved to allow for carpet to be laid on about a quarter of the floor in the museum.   The laying of the carpet will happen on Friday.

MEMORIAL GROUNDS    The next Grounds meeting will be held on the third Thursday the 16th of March at 7.00pm at the Information Centre.     Nominations for the camp-draft are coming in nicely and the new draft, the Encouragement Draft, that had a limit of 50 riders was filled quite some time ago.   There was a 30 van caravan club at the Grounds last weekend and the caravan park itself is attracting more visitors.

MARKETS    An independent market day will be held in the Information Centre and Memorial Grounds area on Easter Sunday.   RADHA is not going to have markets this year but Kathy Keogh of Mt Alford has taken up the reins and already has about 40 sites booked.  

BACK TO RATHDOWNEY     Only a few weeks now until we all get together at the Memorial Grounds for a great day of catching up with old friends and maybe a few foes too.

ANZAC DAY   Anzac Day is always an important day on the Australian calendar and for many years now Rathdowney has held a parade and short service to honour the day.   In recent years it has been wonderful to see the numbers attending the service swell.   We hope that the trend will continue in the coming years.

YOGA CLASSES    At the hall on Saturday morning from 9am  until 10am.   From  the 11th of February because they are part of the Scenic Rim Be Healthy and Active Program classes will cost $5.00 – usually $10.00.  Come along for a great hour of gaining strength and flexibility.   It’s also great for relaxation.   Ring Amy on 0408778192 for information about the Yoga classes.   Amy has mats to lend to those who don’t have one.

SCHOOL NEWS    The P&C will hold a Trivia Night in the school hall on the 11th of March.  If you are able to help on the night please ring either Kayleen on 040631850 or Janine on 0427847955.  Parents will young children are invited to bring them to the school on Wednesday mornings  for Playgroup.   They meet from 9.30 until 11.30am.   All you have to bring is your child or children and morning tea.  Playgroup is held under the Junior Wing in the Preschool area and all of the resources there are for use.   Mums and Dads can make themselves a cup of tea or coffee and have a chat while the children enjoy themselves.

Long serving P&C member and President Kaylene Wright has decided to become an ordinary member of the P&C again. Kaylene has served on the executive for several years and has been a tireless worker for the school. No doubt the committee is relieved to have her staying on as a member.

The Students’ Council held their annual meeting recently and elected their office bearers for this year.  Congratulations Belleny, Mia and Haley.  The meeting discussed fundraising ideas as they raise funds to help pay for excursion expenses and they also donate to the Queensland Cancer Fund.  The Students’ Council also look after the school’s vegetable garden and maintain the garden beds.

Mrs Wieland is once again looking after the Drum and Fife Band.   She is hoping that once again the Band  (with some help from past members) will be able to lead the Anzac Day Parade on the 25th of April.

SENIORS    The 14th of March will be an at home day at the Bowls Club and the next bus trip away will be on the 28th of March,  The Rathdowney Seniors Group meets on alternate Tuesdays at the Bowls Club.     When there are home days volunteers organize morning tea, table games, competitions and they then go across the road to the hotel for lunch.  Phone either Bev Downes on 55441165 ,  June Richards on 5544118 or Margaret Salisbury on 55441150 for information.

SOCCER CLUB   The Soccer Club is still looking for new players.   The club at this time will be fielding an under 7 year old team as well as senior teams for women and men.   Membership fees for the under 7’s is $150.00 and for the senior teams it is $170.00.    Phone Hans on 0427095713 for information or go to the Rathdowney Soccer Club Facebook Page.

MEETING   Recently there was a meeting at the Community Church at 101 Mt Barney Road to discuss the area’s problems with internet and mobile phone service.   On the 12th of March at 11.00am there will be a follow-up meeting and those who want to can come along and air their problems.   The previous meeting was well attended as it seems that there are quite a few residents who are not satisfied with these services.

THE COMMUNITY CHURCH AT MT.BARNEY  is planning a Pie Drive.    Pies and cakes will be supplied by the Boonah Bakery.    Orders close on the 2nd of April and delivery will be before Easter.   Lesley Klan has order forms and there will be some forms at the Information Centre.   Phone Lesley on 55443140.


5th March – Pony Club Rally Day

11th March – Trivia Night

19th March – Pony Club

26TH March – Back to Rathdowney

21,22,23 April – Campdraft

25th April   - Anzac Day Parade and Service