Scenic Rim Community News

That's Gold: Young Beaudesert Kingfishers junior players enjoyed playing alongside their teammates in their match on the weekend. Photo: Supplied.

That's Gold: Young Beaudesert Kingfishers junior players enjoyed playing alongside their teammates in their match on the weekend. Photo: Supplied.


By Joy Drescher, Phone 0447 346 378  

Beaucare News – Enjoy Hydrotherapy on Wednesday July 19,  Hinze Dam view Friday July 21. Bus trip to Tamborine Mountain Thursday July 27, Monday July 31 International Day of Friendship Ken Moran Life Centre (behind the Beaudesert Hospital) 9.30am to 11am entertainment by Logan West Vocal Group. Cost $8. All events open for public attendance. Phone, 5541 2833.

Hillview Dance – At least 52 people attended the Winter Woolies Hillview dance with Beanie and Scarf winners Des Grace, Doug Drescher, Albert Schwarz and Lisa Hamilton being  awarded Freddo Frogs. Eight delightful Ipswich Kookaburra caravaners attended. Heather Banditt and Liz Noonan were lucky in the progressive Barn dance. Bernadette McCabe won the Lucky door prize. Raffle winners were Carolyn Willey, Bill Nason, Joan Edmunds, Liz Noonan, Jessica Jurd, Hannah Johnson, Trish Jurd, Lisa Hamilton, Jock Baldock, Laurie Herbert, Joy Drescher, Ron Cooper, Noel Willey, Marilyn Vogel, Giulia Cooper. Monte Carlo Gypsy tap winners were Andy Chase and Lyn Mortensen with runners-up Kelvin Bath and Liz Noonan. 

Sport and Rec Dinner – 2017 Sport and Recreation Evening is Tuesday July 25 to acknowledge the wonderful contribution of the Scenic Rim Sport and Recreation Community. Guests enjoy a two course meal with influential sporting speakers, Commonwealth Games contender, Skye Nicolson, and Jeff Hodges from Sportsmind Institute. Scenic Rim Sport and Recreation groups may bring four representatives. Enjoy a night with club members - be inspired to continue your valuable role in sports community.

Hospital Auxilliary – Hospital auxiliary meeting is on July 26 at Anglican Church hall with morning tea at 10am and meeting 10.30am. Guest speaker is Jacquie Smith, the nursing and midwifery manager at Beaudesert Hospital. RSVP to Marj Gardener 0417 614 591.

National Seniors – National seniors outing on July 26 has a train trip from Beenleigh to Kippa Ring train station with lunch at Redcliffe RSL, then free time for shopping or walking the Jetty. Bus returns to Beaudesert 4pm Contact Rosemary 0409 265 472.

Biggest Morning Tea – Beaudesert’s Cancer Council’s Biggest morning tea is Tuesday July 25 at The centre. Morning tea 9.30 and concert by Glads Girls at 10am. Entry is $10, includes two raffle tickets.

Beaudesert Probus – A happy group of 60 met at Beaudesert Golf Club for July Probus meeting.  President Daryl Gardner announced his resignation and inducted Vice-President Judy Searle as president.  Daryl's contribution to Probus was acknowledged by acclamation and best wishes for the future extended. Following the meeting, Dr Michael Cavenor from Bribie Island Probus , gave the case for introduction of nuclear power, with a quick lesson on physics, illustrated with a PowerPoint presentation, making the talk interesting and informative. Beaudesert Probus was invited to join Rose City Warwick Club for Jumpers and Jazz meeting and luncheon on 26 July, and Five Club Friendship Day at Stanthorpe on  23 August. Hopefully thirty members will attend each event so a bus can be organised. Contact Nev on 0404 956 878 for more information.

Rotary Change Over – Thirty people attended Beaudesert Rotary change-over to see Susan Page be inducted as president. David Jones chaired the meeting, Joy Drescher said Grace, Doug LaversMcBain proposed the loyal Toast and Peter Truer the International Toast, Kathy Smith and Joy MacDougall proposed the toast and response to Kindred Clubs. Shane Page did his president’s report and thanked all his board members. Past ADG Peter Truer presented Shane with a President’s Citation for reaching all goals in the previous year. District Governor Darrell Brown inducted Susan page as the new President. Susan then introduced her board of VP Mark Jackson, PP Shane Page, president elect and secretary Lesley Turton, treasurer Jeff Varnum, Rotary Foundation Director Geoff Gillow, Youth Linda Jackson, fundraising and membership Kathy Smith, Providore Kevin Marsden, Bulletin Editor and Webmaster Mark McCabe. Raffle winners were Trish Varnum, Joy Drescher, Shayann Bethune, Darrell Brown, Lesley Turton, Joy MacDougall, Ross McInnes, Tamarra Jarrett,Clr Michael Enright and Suzanne Desailly. Beaudesert Rotary meets at 6pm for 6.30pm start at Logan and Albert Hotel on Tuesday evenings. Enquiries to Lesley on 0411 226 289.

Historical Society – The Historical Society of Beaudesert is looking for contributions for the book in progress 'The Movers and Shakers: The Families of the Beaudesert District'. The size of stories should be four to 10 A4 pages, and include photos if possible. Contact David Mason on 0419 664 364.

Off to Vancouver – If news is sporadic over the next couple of weeks, your correspondent has not sent in a column from further afield than New Zealand. Doug is staying home to keep the home fires burning and keeping our pets happy while I am kicking up my heels in Vancouver and Victoria on Vancouver Island and attending a POWERtalk Convention in Seattle, the public speaking group I joined in 1978. It was through the confidence gained by doing this public speaking that gave me the confidence to achieve the many things I have done around Beaudesert..many terms as a Councillor and Mayor, doing this column, helping BADCAP increase public art in the area, run dances and many other community events and organisations such as Rotary whose good works increase the liveability of our district.


By Natalie McDonald, Phone 5463 8285

Templin Historic Museum –  Our reports from Templin Historic Museum are written by Gill Wells who volunteers at the Museum. This week she writes: Tourists come to the Scenic Rim to see the wonderful sights and places it has to offer and we always hope that they include us on their itinerary but it isn't always the case. Sometimes maybe people aren't interested in going to a museum but we are different from many. We have space and such a variety of subjects to look at it is almost mind blowing, even to us. One family that were looking around today were thrilled when I said they could ring the school bell and sit at the desks and write on the board if they wanted to. So many museums are, let’s face it, fairly stuffy and boring especially if you are a child, but not so with us. There are the machinery sheds, the House of Fashion, work places, a cottage hospital, blacksmith’s shop, a dairy and more.  Then there is the big open space to picnic in or just relax and take in the scenery. So come and spend some time exploring the past with us. The museum is open from 9.30am until 3.30pm on Sundays and by appointment. For bookings phone 5463 1970

Boonah Anglican Church Op Shop – The “Anglican Op Shop” in the Anglican Parish Hall, Church Street Boonah is open every Tuesday and Friday from 9am – 1pm.  You can find  all sorts of bric-a-brac, furniture, clothing, household goods, children’s toys and lots, lots more. Morning tea is available for those in need to sit and relax and take a break from shopping for a while. Maybe sit and read a magazine or book or have a chat with friends. So come and join in. Everyone is warmly invited to ‘come and discover your opportunity’ inside. Enquiries 5463 1879.

Rotary Club News – Rotary Club of Fassifern Valley’s Change Over saw Scott Champion take over the presidency with Marjorie Porter secretary and executive secretary Cara Champion. Seven of our members joined with our ‘mother Club’ – RC Boonah – to celebrate Ray Stenton’s year as president and to welcome the new president Joy McDougall.  PDG Neil Maxwell from Warwick Sunrise Club was DG Michael’s representative on the evening. Outgoing AG Peter Truer was chairman for the evening at Simon’s Tavern. The next meeting will be a Planning meeting at Harrisville State School Library on July 19 at 6.45 for 7pm with Assistant District Governor Karen Thomas to visit. The next Dinner Meeting will be held at the Royal Hotel Harrisville on Wednesday July 26 at 6.30 for 7pm, guest speaker will be Yang Zhang, the new owner of the Ironbark Winery

BAHÁ’I Event in Boonah –Strengthening Communities -  A Fresh Perspective by the Australian Baha’is 2017 and 2019 are special years for the Bahá’í community across the globe. They mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of its Prophet founder, Baha’u’llah, and His Forerunner, the Bab, respectively. As a lead-up to the bicentennial celebrations of the birth of Baha’u’llah and the Bab in October 2017 and 2019, the Bahá’í community of the Scenic Rim is planning to host a number of events that demonstrate the fruits of Baha’u’llah’s teachings and the activities Baha’is are involved in based on His teachings. One of these events will be held on July 22, at Boonah Cultural Centre. This event will consist of an exhibition entitled “Strengthening Communities – A Fresh Perspective by the Australian Baha’is”.  In this exhibition, you will experience images, music, writings, video presentations and documentaries on the four essential elements believed by Baha’is to be needed to strengthen communities. This exhibition will show that in neighbourhoods, suburbs and cities across Australia and around the world, Baha’is are engaged in a grassroots development process endeavouring to weave a rich tapestry of community life. For more information, please email


By Pamela Hargrave, phone 5544 3174

Information Centre - The Annual Meeting of RADHA will be held on September 14 at 7.30pm.  At the meeting this week there was discussions on the state of the highway at this end and it was decided that RADHA would become active in agitating for some upgrading of the highway to be done. The red bollards just north of Hardgrave Road are still in place where the soil under the bitumen has dropped away significantly. Len Bischoff has topped up supplies of his little book of poems in the Centre so if you would like to ‘Remember When….’ pop in and get a copy. Proceeds go to BlazeAid.

Hall News – Last Saturday night the Hall Committee catered for the annual Masonic Lodge Installation dinner. Many thanks to those young people who came along and helped with the serving and tidying up after the meal. The hall committee will hold a dance on August 12 and September 9 music by Technictones.

Seniors Group – Up to a dozen card players continue to gather at Mrs Tilley’s house to play cards on alternate Tuesdays (next day will be on July 25). New members to both the Seniors Group and the Card group are welcome. Phone Margaret 5544 1150. 

Timber Harvesting – In 1939 the first Hoop Pine planting at Palen Creek was commenced and planting finished in 1974. Since then the trees have done well and now the time for harvesting has arrived.    It is expected that this will begin in August or September. This means of course that there will be quite a lot of truck movement on the road from Back Creek as there will probably be up to 10 loads moved out daily – Monday to Friday. There will be an information afternoon held at the Bowls Club on Wednesday August 2 between 2pm and 6pm for those who wish to discuss the operation with staff of  HQPlantations.

Bowls –  The first round of the Snow Currie Shield will be held at Rathdowney on July 27th between RAAF Amberley and Rathdowney and the Gary Overton Pub Fours Day will be held on August 15.  Scroungers are played every Saturday.

Soccer – The Rathdowney Mens Soccer Team is going great guns this season.   They have won 6 of their 8 games and drew the other two.   Keep it up Boys!

Sad loss – Last week Rathdowney lost another of its most elderly residents. George Ferrar aged 96 lived at Tamrookum Creek and was always a great supporter of Rathdowney. He came along to the Back to Rathdowney get-together in March in good health but his eyesight had been failing for some time. George up until his last three weeks had been living in his family home at Tamrookum Creek. He was laid to rest at All Saints Church Cemetery, Tamrookum last Friday.