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 Beaudesert Districts Orchid and foliage Society Inc. President, Peter Rice, said the Orchid and Foliage Autumn Show was particularly successful considering the conditions that have prevailed in this region over the last five months or so. The temperature has been so extreme on some occasions that it resulted in blooms being burnt and not show-worthy. Rain has been so minimal that growers have had to spend massive amounts of time hand-watering their plants to get them up to benching standard. However the Club succeeded in putting on another great show, attracting 756 visitors through the door and to Canungra! That did not break the record of 782 through the door but still was the second highest number to attend to date.  Come September, there will be the annual Spring Show when Australian Natives Orchids will be predominant. And everyone will be welcome to come and enjoy the beauty!


Not long now till National Seniors head south to Nambucca Heads on 27 March. The pickup point will be the corner of Brisbane and McKee streets outside the Historical Society at 8am.

The next day trip will be Thursday 27 April to Teavine Tea House Tallebudgerra Valley. Any enquiries will be welcomed if you would like to join the National Seniors. Cost of this trip is $55 and includes morning tea and a Ploughmans lunch. Queries to Rosemary 0409265472. 


The Wongaburra Ladies Auxiliary will have a Street Stall outside Mitre 10 in William St on Friday 31 March from 8.30am till 12 midday.There will be a raffle and lots of goodies for sale.


There will be a Cent Auction run by the Wongaburra Ladies Auxiliary on Friday 17 April in the Bob Berg Room at Wongaburra commencing with Morning tea at 9.30am.There will be raffles, good prizes in the Cent Auction and a stall of goodies for sale. The Cent Auction will start around 10am or thereabouts.


Kooralbyn Bingo is at the RSL, 4 Etruscan Drive, Kooralbyn 6.30pm for 7 on Friday 24 March. Jackpot grows larger if not won. All are welcome


There is a dance in the Maroon hall starting earlier at 7.30pm and it will also be on a Friday night,24 March, with TechnicTone playing the music.


There will be a dance at Kerry Hall on Saturday 25 March starting at 7.30pm. This is a nice big hall,good dance floor and separate supper room.All welcome.


There were 63 through the door at Roadvale last week. Happy Birthday was sang to Desley Clarson fromKillarney. Rita Verrall won the lucky door prize. Alice Thompson and Marilyn Vogel won the raffle prizes. Gae and Phil Hyde were Monte Carlo Gypsy Tap winners and the runners-up remained incognito. The next Hall committee dance will be at 7.30pm on Easter Monday evening 17 April with The Coachman playing the music. All welcome...terrific supper.


The Mrs, Miss and Junior Miss Woodhill dance attracted 65 adults and a whole heap of children. David and Naurelle Eichman were the judges. The Junior Miss Woodhill is Hannah Johnson who was partnered by her Dad, Troy. Runner-up was Nikita Rayward-Bunn who was partnered by her grandma Doris Bishop.

Tony Surma-Hawes partnerd The 2016 Miss Woodhill Mikaella Muchow for her to do a Lap of Honour before going to the stage prior to sashing the 2017 Miss Woodhill. Miss Woodhill 2017 is Jane Hawkins who was partnered by Vincent Kruger. Runner-up is Kirsty Bishop who was partnered by her Mum Doris Bishop. 

MC Arthur Day said this competition has been going since 1958.

Bev Stephan,2016 Mrs Woodhill, partnered by Russell Hartley did a Lap of Honour then stepped out ready to do the presentation of the new Mrs Woodhill. The judges chose Trish Jurd as Mrs Woodhill 2017. She was partnered by her brother Troy Johnson. The runner-up Lynn Mortensen was partnered by Allan Dennis. Committee member Judy Manderson presented the judges with gifts.The Undecideds played the music.

Doris Bishop and Rigil Surma-Hawes won lucky door prizes. Raffle prizes went to Laurie Herbert,Joan Edmunds,Diane Hoyle, Mikaela Mochow, Tom Musch, Leeanne Teese collected a prize for Peter Ardrey, Courtney Ward,Mark McCabe,Shirley Schwarz, Lyn Cockburn, John Dawes, Jock Baldock and Desie Grace won 4 prizes! Mark and Bernadette McCabe were the winners of the Monte Carlo Gypsy Tap and Trish Jurd and Bobby Manning the runners-up. The Lucky Spot prizes were won by Ken and Shirley Meggs.The next dance at Woodhill hall will be on Saturday 21 October with The Undecided band playing. All welcome for the Mrs Beaudesert and District Dance.


The dance on 19 March at Kalbar was still on, contrary to some rumours. However the Karbar committee decided against having a dance on Easter Sunday as there would be dances at Hillview hall on Easter Saturday night night 15 April and Easter Monday night 17 April at Roadvale hall.


St Thomas Anglican Deb training is at 7pm 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. 


St Mary’s Debutantes rehearsals are on Friday nights from 7-9pm in St Mary's school hall with Caitlin on 0439 742 126 as the contact person. Catholic Deb Ball is on Friday 26 May at The Centre,82 Brisbane St, Beaudesert. 


The Undecided’s band plays at all 3 Deb Balls each year including Deb of the Year at Kerry Hall on 2 June when all local Debutantes get to wear their fairy-tale dresses again without all the stress.All are welcome to attend. The Deb of the Year is run by Rathdowney Hall Committee at the Kerry Hall.


The Darlington Community Markets and Country Family Fun Day are on Sunday 26 March from 9am to 2pm at the beautiful Darlington State School. Make some wonderful family memories and take home something special from the markets that you know won't be found somewhere else. Homegrown, homemade, handmade, local and fair trade. Entry just $5 per family.

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

Next Kooralbyn Markets will be Sunday 9 April from 7-12. If you want to have a stall please call 0400 610 055 – only $5 a site! Come along, support the RSL markets!

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


In spite of the threatening weather,59 people attended the fortnightly meeting held on 14 March with only 5 apologies. The band, consisting of June Farmers, Keith Freiberg, Terry Moloney and Glenys Beaman, began playing following morning tea. With St Patrick’s Day only a few days away, the morning had a real Irish flavour. As a band, they played Four Leaf Clover and In The Shade of The Old apple Tree. Vocalists were Elaine Reid,Barry Kenny, Eileen Fazldeen and Arthur Day. Eileen and Arthur sang If you Ever Go Across the Seas To Ireland, When Irish Eyes are Smiling and If You’re Irish.  Community singing, led at various times by Elaine, Barry, Glenys, Arthur and Val Woollett included Danny Boy and Sweet Rosie O’Grady. Of course , the jokes told by Elaine had to be Irish as well and she kept people smiling and laughing. Barry recited a Poem called Great Western and one he wrote called “Search for Australia”.

As the morning’s activities came to a close with the singing of Auld Lang Syne, President Sylvia Hickey presided over the official business. A minute’s silence was held for the sick and bereaved. It was then that members learnt of the passing of old friend Dulcie Cullen with deepest sympathy extended to family and friends. Those celebrating another milestone before the next meeting are  Ailsa Manderson, Barry Kenny, Meg Patrick  and Lois Chalmers. The lucky door and raffle were drawn after lunch with the main winners being Mary McDougall and Terry O’Donnell. Crib was won by Joyce Egan and Paul Seddon, Euchre by Elsie Carter and Pat Ryan, while the indoor bowls was won by Dinah Buchanan, Jennifer Seddon and Edna McDougall.

Just a reminder that there will be NO meeting held on  25 April as this is ANZAC Day. Visitors and new members are welcome to attend the fortnightly meetings held at the  Golf Club. For more information regarding Seniors please phone Sylvia Hickey on 0400 540 071.


A good crowd attended Rotary last week including Lauren Hansen’s boyfriend Brandon, Geoff Gillow’s  daughter Amanda Gillow who is studying nursing, Kymberly from the L&A Hotel  who is taking time out to enjoy  her family and guest speaker Artist Kim Williams. Duty officers were John Staib and Lauren Hanser. Doug Lavers-McBain chaired the meeting. John Mann gave Rotary Information on Rotarian Ailsa Hay from Balmoral who will be a visitor along with Assistant DG Peter Truer at the next meeting and a presentation will be made on Beaudesert Rotary’s involvement with Cambodia and this project became an international Rotary project under the banner-head of Beaudesert Rotary at the 2007/8 District Conference 9640 in Yamba. Ailsa Hay will talk about RAWCS , present  an award, and JohnMann will give a brief overview of the Cambodian project including 80 photos. 

Beaudesert Artist Kim Williams was guest speaker. Kim has just graduated from Griffith University of Art with a Bachelor Degree of Australian Contemporary Indigenous Art and she has been offered the opportunity to do her Honors this year. Kim was born in Cherberg and was largely raised by grandmother Jane Arnold.  She draws and weaves piccabean  baskets and does paintings. She said she is only allowed to do  four types of art from her own and grandmother’s lives.  Kin has 6 boys and a husband and lives in Beaudesert.  Kim Brolga Williams is one of the four artists whose exhibition will be officially opened at The Centre after 6pm on Friday 24 March. Her work will also form one of the Open Studios on the Beaudesert Library Deck on 20 and 21 May Open Studios.              President Elect Susan Page presented Kim Williams with a Beaudesert potters mug made by the potters especially for Beaudesert Rotary. Lauren Hanser and Tamarra Jarrett both spoke on their experiences at the recent PETS weekend away. Lesley Turton spoke on Peace and Resolution Rotary cakes that are apparently even better than the Christmas cakes! Kev Mrsden handed round the roster for working with Jimboomba Rotary over the weekend. A raffle went round as a fundraiser for District 9640 to help funding a vaccine for Malaria. Lucky door prizes went to Keith Reinke and Doug Drescher. 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 29 March.


 You are invited to attend the Official Opening of THE Artists Response to the Landscape with journey and landscape stories from 24 March to 7 June,2017. The official opening is on Friday 24 March at 6 for 6.30pm. This is a free Event. On the Couch Conversation with Bronwyn Davies and artists Fiona Rafferty, David Groom and Flying Arts Alliance Curator. RSVP 5540 5050 or email.  Four artists have been invited to unpack journey and landscape stories : Dave Groom, Fiona Rafferty,  Frances Smith & Kim Williams at The Centre, 82 Brisbane St,Beaudesert..     


The next CAC meeting will be held at 11am on Friday 31 March 2017 at the Scenic Rim Council Chambers. This group looks at all the wonderful works the people at Palen Creek Correctional Centre in the Scenic Rim Shire and at possible future works. These are works that would not otherwise be undertaken by voluntary community committees and this work vastly enhances both the looks of the landscape and trains inmates for their future work on the outside


Beaudesert U3A  meets Friday 31 March at Centacare, Petersen Street, Beaudesert, at 10am followed by morning tea.17 activities weekly including Croquet, computers, Nordic walking and cards. Full details on website:  


Scenic Rim residents have been invited to be part of the picture as Council's cultural program, Life in Landscape, unfolds throughout 2017 and The Centre Beaudesert marks its 10th birthday with a year-long party.

Partnerships with Queensland Ballet, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Women in Voice, Circa, GoMA, Queensland Music Festival have combined to make this year's cultural program the best ever.

The World of Fun school holiday program is back for an encore with workshops, movies and free activities during each of the school holiday breaks. By popular demand, the circus school returns, the dance camp is back and everyone is looking forward to more free Kids on Tour activities from the Gallery of Modern Art. 

There's no need to leave the Scenic Rim to travel to Bentinck Island where the Gabori Sisters will welcome you to their traditions, their language and their artwork in a fascinating exhibition.

The Classic Flicks at The Centre Beaudesert continue at 10am on Thursday mornings with screenings of Fiddler on the Roof, Annie Get Your Gun, An Officer and a Gentleman, The King and I, An Affair to Remember and Gidget Goes To Rome, while the Friday matinee concert series which recently kicked off with the Bella Fontes continues with Sasta and Belladiva.

Friday Flicks at Boonah Cultural Centre will again see recently-released films screening at 10am and 7pm on the first and third Friday of each month. At Movie Date Nights on the second Saturday night, picturegoers will be able to enjoy food and drinks served at tables in the cinema.

The Life in Landscape program has something for everyone, from classical concerts to cabaret, open mic nights, world music and workshops.

Bi-monthly Arts Dinners are back on the last Tuesday of the month, supporting and stimulating creative industry in the Scenic Rim. While these events are usually held at The Centre Beaudesert, in March and April Council's Cultural Services team will go on the road to consult with communities on the Arts and Cultural Policy.

The Centre Gallery also has a full program including exhibitions by Dave Groom, Kim Williams, Fiona Rafferty and Frances Smith. There are also opportunities for community members to get involved in the Environmental Art Challenge, the Caring for Country Exhibition and Home: A Look at Sustainable Living.

Life in Landscape booklets are available now at Council's cultural centres, libraries and customer service centres. For more information, visit


Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) Logan South/Scenic Rim group meets regularly on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at Jimboomba Library at 9.30am.The next meeting is on Monday 3 April. Mothers, babies, children and mothers-to-be welcome to attend the group gatherings. Email the group at ,phone Maria on 3297 0518 after hours & weekends, or Mary on 38020612.  For urgent help with breastfeeding contact the Breastfeeding Helpline on 1800 686 268 or check out 


Next Playwrights Group meeting will be Clancy’s Bar on North Tamborine on Saturday 1 April from 2-4pm. It is suggested you arrive at 1pm and order lunch


The next Monday Book Club meeting will be at Beaudesert Library commencing at 1pm on 3 April with Joan Parrot in charge of the afternoon tea and leading the discussion.The book to be read and discussed is Remembering Babylon by David Malouf. If anyone wishes to join this group please borrow the book from the Library Staff or call Joy Drescher for further details on 5541 2378 or 044 73 46 378.


At the next Writers Group meeting Katie from Queensland Writers Centre will have an editor to address the meeting on Tuesday 4 April from 10am to 2pm at The Centre.


Canungra Chamber of Commerce members have 10 Canungra work-places who would be delighted to have an Artist-in-residence for the Canungra Open Studio weekend of 3 & 4 June as Erica Bates is the only Artist in Canungra. The Historical Society Arts Collective will be in Canungra at The Shoe Vault that weekend. Wendi Trulson and Linda Brown will be an Arts Collective Open Studios at Beechmont old school and David Groom at BinnaBurra. If you failed to get your bookwork for Open Studios, it will be at The Centre still.


St Mary’s cards will be next held on Friday 7 April. Cards is on the first and third Fridays of the month in St Mary’s Mercy Hall, Bromelton St,Beaudesert from 9-11.30am. Generally players enjoy Euchre and Five Hundred but other games are subject to discussion. Enquiries to Sylvia on 0400 054 071.


Boonah is having a Writers Festival with 2 exciting sessions and Q&A on the topics of Romance,Horror,Crime,Playwriting, Writing for Children,Literary Agents, Publicists and more with keynote speaker Nick Earls. Also featuring Mary-Rose McColl, Angela sunde,Nigel Munro-Wallis, Angela Slater, Amy Andrews. Bookings on and it is on 29 and 30 April,2017.


Beaudesert Probus next meets on Wednesday 5 April followed by the changeover luncheon at a cost of $25. Contact Peter Cahill for bookings.


Beaudesert QCWA meets on Thursdays for either a meeting or craft at their hall in Brisbane Street in Davidson Park,next to Council Chambers. Raffle of a quilt, made and donated by a CWA lady, will be drawn at QCWA Open Studio on 20/21 May. Tickets are on sale at CWA meetings on the first Thursday each month and the Open Studios.


Beaudesert Library Earth Day celebration in Jubilee Park on Saturday, April 22 -9am to 1pm will have scavenger hunt, crafts, Gardening Australia's Jerry Colby-Williams, ABC's DirtGirl, Markets! No charge for stalls.For a stall, info booth or workshop, contact Llinos Hanson at or phone 5540 5142.


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


                                  By Natalie McDonald, Phone 5463 8285  


                                            BOONAH COUNTRY MARKETS

The next Boonah Country Market morning will be held on Saturday March 25 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

BOONAH ART GALLERY                                                            The current exhibition at Boonah Regional Art Gallery “The Challenge” Textiles by Scenic Rim ASTADA  closes on Sunday 26th March.  The following exhibition will open on Saturday April 1.   The Gallery is open during exhibitions from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free 


The Mobile Library will be at Peak Mountain View Park, Peak Crossing on Tuesday March 28 from 10am to 4pm:   For Mobile Library enquiries phone email or phone 0418 984 064                                                  


Our weekly reports from Templin Historic Museum are written by Gill Wells who volunteers at the Museum each week.  This week Gill writes: We had quite a few people through the museum yesterday and they all said nice things about us which was great. Sometimes things work out so well too. As you already know the Church is having a big clean up just now and it’s looking good too. Yesterday we had a visitor from Ipswich who was researching her family tree and she had been to us before and had seen an old family bible from one branch of her family. This was some  time ago. However she turned up yesterday to ask if she could look in the bible as sometimes there were births, deaths and maybe marriages recorded in the front of the book. How good that this Bible had been dusted and the display case cleaned and spruced up, not that it was bad before but it was extra clean and tidy for her to look at.    There has been so much work gone into it all and it looks good.   The re-stumping of the school room is also full steam ahead not an easy job at the best of times but again it will be a job well done at the end ,the guys worked really hard yesterday on it well done them!

   The museum is open from 9.30am until 3.30pm on Sundays and other times by appointment.  For bookings phone 5463 1970  


A special Barefoot Bowls evening will be held at Boonah Bowls Club on Saturday April 1 from 5pm.  Bowls will be played from 6pm to 8pm and children are welcome.  You don’t have to take this seriously, just come along and have a fun game of barefoot bowls.  The club will supply the bowls.  Teams of 4 (3 non bowlers) plus 1 bowler (supplied by club if required).   Cost is $15.00 for green fees and  this includes a burger.  There will also be sausages and bread, cups of chips and ice cream cones available.   There will be prizes as well.  For more information phone Jan at the club on 5463 1293 

                                             EXHIBITION BY FOUR ARTISTS  

Works by four artists who have drawn inspiration from the landscape and their own journeys of discovery will be featured in an exhibition opening in Beaudesert this week.

The Artists Response to the Landscape exhibition opens at The Centre Beaudesert Regional Gallery on Friday,  March  24 and continues until Wednesday June 7. 

It features recent works by Scenic Rim artists Dave Groom and Kim Williams and visiting works by Fiona Rafferty and Frances Smith whose Reminiscence: Celebrating 100 years of Australian visionary Judith Wright is being toured by Flying Arts Alliance Inc.     Everyone with an interest in art is invited to the opening of this exhibition on Friday March 24 at 6pm where Bronwyn Davies will be in conversation with Fiona Rafferty, Dave Groom and a Flying Arts Alliance curator.   To be a part of this event, RSVP by phone to 5540 5050 or email For more information go to  Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10am-4pm; Sat 10am-2pm, with the exception of public holidays and the Easter weekend when the gallery will be closed. 

                                                      EASTER SUNDAY MARKETS

Easter Sunday Country Markets will be held at the Rathdowney Visitor Information Centre environs on 

April 16 commencing at 8.00am.    For more information please contact Cathy Keogh on 07 5463 0542.

BUS TRIP       A bus trip with Koala Tours is being held from Monday July 10 to Friday July 14. Enjoy 5 days/4 nights staying at Koala Resort Motel at Wakerley – Near Many/Wynnum.  Day tours with commentary include Sights of Brisbane, Mooloolaba, Yandina, Redcliffe Peninsula, Currumbin, Surfer’s Paradise, Tamborine Mountain and Brisbane River Cruise.  .  All meals are included: Breakfast and Dinner will be in the Motel Restaurant. Morning/afternoon tea and lunch are carried on the bus each day.  Have an enjoyable holiday and help raise funds for the Scenic Rim Aqua Fitness Centre – Book Early. For enquiries or bookings phone the SRAFC reception on 5463 1499 or visit the centre at 10-14 Elizabeth Terrace, Boonah.

                                                      ARTS CALLOUT

Scenic Rim Environmental Art Challenge – Caring for our Country.   What must we do to care for country?

What might our world, town, home, villages look like if we imagined the best future for our environment.

Scenic Rim Arts and Culture are seeking Expressions of Interest from creatives and visionaries from all arts disciplines to participate in the environmental art challenge exhibition, Caring for Country.    Artists, film-makers, animators, writers, poets, dancers, musicians and performers either as individuals or as part of a group are encouraged to apply.    Caring for Country is more than an exhibition - it is a multi-art, multi-platform opportunity to share your ideas of a better future for our planet.   Expressions of Interest due: Close of business March 30     Selected entries will be announced on April 12       Delivery of artwork of selected entries on  June 9  Late submissions will not be accepted.  For more information email: or by mail to: Cultural Services Scenic Rim Regional Council PO Box 25 Beaudesert  QLD  4285  phone to 5540 5050

                THE POETRY OF DRAWING

A Masterclass with Fiona Rafferty will be held on Saturday March 25 from 9.30am to 4.30pm at The Centre Beaudesert.   This full day Masterclass is held in conjunction with the exhibition Reminiscence Celebrating 100 years of Australian visionary Judith Wright. Presented by Scenic Rim Regional Council and administered by Flying Arts Alliance Inc. Drawing from the themes of the exhibition, this workshop will look at the relationship between the written word and visual art making.    Cost $60 excludes materials.  Bookings are essential – limited places.  For more information and bookings email:

Or contact The Centre Beaudesert  82 Brisbane St Beaudesert 4285, phone to 5540 5050

                                                     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

                                                   FASSIFERN BRIDGE CLUB

Fassifern Bridge Club plays at Kalbar Civic Centre each Tuesday at 9am and each Thursday at 1pm.  New members are always welcome and lessons are also available.  For more information please contact Martin on 0402 159 926        


Kalbar scrabble players meet each Monday morning except Public Holidays at the Kalbar Civic Centre, George Street Kalbar, next to the Salvation Army Hall from 9.00am. The Group welcomes players of all ages and skill levels, and offers social games for pleasure, so come along and bring your friends.   Everyone is welcome, age is irrelevant.  For more information contact Bev Miller on 5463 8085


U3A hold a Sequence morning at Boonah Library each Monday from 9.30 – 11.30am.    Play a card from your hand, place a chip on a corresponding space on the game board - when you have 5 chips in a row - it's a Sequence. Learn to block opponents - remove their chips. Watch out for Jacks - They're Wild!! With a little strategy and a little luck - you're a winner!  For more information contact Chris by phone  on 5463 4747 or email: 

                                                           MEN’S SHED

Fassifern Community Men’s Shed Inc. is held at Kalbar Showgrounds each Monday and Friday mornings from 7am to 10am.      The Men's Shed is a place where men can get together, join in activities and talk about what's on their mind. It is a fully equipped workshop where skilled and unskilled men can share time with each other, swap yarns and work together on community projects. Men's Shed is a charitable not-for-profit association.    For more information phone President Neville Rieck by phone on 0431 188 103 or email:                                       


By Pam Hardgrave

RADHA  The last Sunday in June will probably see RADHA hold their market day.   This will be part of the Eat Local Week.    New carpet has been laid in the museum.  Thanks to Scenic Rim Regional Council.    Councillor Virginia West attended RADHA’s meeting last week.   We are pleased to say that Mrs West is quite a regular attendee.

MEMORIAL GROUNDS   Several electricity poles around the sports oval were replaced last week.   The lights had been installed and the power will have been switched on by now.    The Soccer Club and the Scenic Rim Council are to be thanked for the completion of this project.   Colleen and Eryn have been giving the canteen a good spring clean in readiness for the campdraft that is only a few weeks away now.   The Correctional Centre will be doing some work in the secretary’s office in the coming weeks.

BACK TO RATHDOWNEY - 26th March     Only a few days now until we all get together at the Memorial Grounds for a great day of catching up with old friends.  After having some enquiries about being able to buy food we have contacted the P&C in the hope that at this late notice they would like to have a food and drinks stall.   Keeping our fingers crossed.  The Facebook page has been going crazy as people have been trying to name members of a football and basketball team photos that were posted last week.   Even one of our past residents who lives in Beijing has been having a go and getting some right too.

ANZAC DAY   A working bee will be held this weekend the 17th and 18th to get the Memorial Gateway into position.   This project has been the final project of the now closed Rathdowney Sub-Branch of the RSL.   It is hoped that the Entrance Gate will stand strong for many, many years to come.  We are sure that the people of Rathdowney will appreciate the time, effort, thought and skill that has gone into rejuvenating this memorial that is unique to Rathdowney.   Congratulations to all involved.

The ANZAC Day Parade and Service will be held in Rathdowney at the Cenotaph on the morning of the 25th of April.

SCHOOL NEWS    School leaders were presented with their badges last week.   Councillor Virginia West and Mr Jon Krause MP attended and made the presentations.   After photographs afternoon tea was served in the staffroom.   

SENIORS    The Seniors Group recently went across to Kalbar on their monthly bus trip.    They had morning tea at Moogerah Dam and then went to the recently reopened hotel at Kalbar for lunch.   They were fortunate to catch the Old Emporium before it closed for the day and were able to delight in the collectables on sale there.    One lady has remarked that she didn’t realize that she had such a valuable collection of crockery in her cupboard at home.    

CARDS   If you are interested in playing cards on alternate Tuesdays to the Seniors Group contact Margaret Salisbury on 55441150.   At present card players are meeting at Mrs Tilley’s house.

Recently Alannah’s 2 dogs came to live with us.   We already have of 2 of Karen’s here.   Jess, a lovely little black kelpie is very sensitive to noise.   Consequently she ran away the other afternoon when a whip was being used.   She was sighted on Moloney’s bridge, Palen Creek at about 6.00pm.    We went down and called her but she did not show.   Lindsay went and let the other dogs go the next morning but she was not home.  However, later there she was, curled up on the mat at the back door so pleased to see us and of course have something to eat.   That was quite an overnight  walk for that little dog as it would be about 16klms each way (and the fact that she did not get hit by a car or truck is amazing).   She must have decided that here is home.


26TH March – Back to Rathdowney

April 2nd Pie Drive orders close

21,22,23 April – Campdraft

25th April   - Anzac Day Parade and Service

Send contributions to or phone 55443174