The Carindale & Eastern Suburbs Community Forum was started by and is hosted by local Glenn Millar and is held on the last Wednesday of every month in the Reflections Room, Pacific Golf Club, Pine Mountain Rd, Carindale.
7pm Wednesday November 27th 2013
We’ll have Campbell Willis of the new Minnippi Parkrun speak to the group. We’ll also have the great new Carindale Rotary calendars for sale by forum regular George Kambouris.
We’ll also have the bar open and we’ll be having some fun to celebrate Christmas! The next one won’t be until February, so don’t miss this one!
The event is FREE. Please come along, enjoy a tea or coffee, and meet your neighbours in a relaxed atmosphere. For further information about this forum contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0414 991 474. No need to RSVP, just turn up!
Dinner Special – the Pacific Golf Club has a great Member-Only special for dinner on Wednesday nights – 2 dinners for $30. Social membership to Pacific Golf Club is only $5.
At Wellbeing for Life, Mario & Roslyn Bono provide simple and effective solutions in the areas of Health and Nutrition. They show people, through workshops & education, a better way to a healthier life. Their talk was on “Creating a Healthy Home”. They showed us how we can recognise harmful chemicals in many of the household products we use, and how you can make safe and effective product choices.
Con Noi Apartments being constructed at 30 Scrub Road Carindale, is a boutique development. Allen Collishaw, the manager of retirement living spoke to the group about this new development.
The group found out more about the great new carboot markets in Carindale! Trevor Thomas told this month’s forum about the great community centre surrounding the Church of Nazarene on Meadowlands Rd Carindale. There’s a great new Car Boot Market there on the first Saturday of the month. There’s also a community garden, Centacare, a community bus, and heaps more. Trevor loves developing great community connections!
Granfriends is a group of older volunteers bridging the generation gap. They do this by teaching Primary School children sewing, knitting, crochet, embroidery etc. They also help with literacy. They have volunteers and schools from Broadbeach to Cairns and plan to expand further in 2014. Blanche O’Connor came to the community forum to tell us more about it. You can also contact her via email@example.com.
Bruce Meers of Carindale used to read to kids at Belmont State School as part of the Ready Readers program. This program was cut by the State Government. Bruce provided an overview of the program and his experiences with it.
The Federal candidates for the seat of Bonner came along to speak to the forum. They had 5 minutes each as well as a booth/table where locals could speak to them directly afterwards.
Thanks to Ross Vasta MP (current sitting member, LNP), Laura Fraser Hardy (Labor) and Dave Nelson (Greens) for your time with the group.
Before the candidates spoke, local writer Lynne Stringer presented to the group. She also sold lots of copies of her books afterwards!
At the July Forum we had Sergeant David Beard, Branch Manager of Carindale PCYC and Helen Crew, CEO of Parkinson’s Queensland speak to the group. We also provided a selection of our book swap in the form of a mini ‘book shelf’ selling books to raise funds for Carindale charity Mama Rene’s which feeds the homeless and disadvantaged.
At the June Forum we had Kerryn Loose-Jones speak to the group about the proposed sale of the WHSC oval. Genevieve Robey (Carindale Connect founder) and Glenn Millar (Community Group founder) also spoke about various topics. A few of us went upstairs afterwards to watch the STATE OF ORIGIN in the Pacific Golf Members Bar afterwards! (this forum finished earlier than most due to the game).
Guest speakers at the May event were:
The Rotary Club of Carindale is about fun, friendship, service and networking. The club welcomes like-minded men and women to join them for a programme of informative guest speakers, lively meetings, and social activities.
Graham is the co-author of the recently launched book “Behind Our Wooden Cross” the story of the early history of St Gabriel’s Anglican Church at Carindale. Co-Authors Tom Dobson and Margaret Cameron were also in attendance.
Steve Minnikin MP
The State Member for Chatsworth spoke about the Queensland Plan, which is a long term, bipartisan strategic plan for Queensland and what it will mean for our electorate/community and for Queensland.
The April forum included a Local Business Expo. It was a great way for locals to connect with local businesses in a relaxed format. Many of the businesses also provided great door prizes. The exhibiting businesses were as follows:
Action Jumping Castles
Smoke Alarms Brisbane
Bank of Queensland, Carindale
Special FX Hair Studio
Metrolpol Medical Centre
Meadowlands Rd Chemist
Crown Currency Carindale
Special Care Clothing
Green Dean Earth & Food
Remax United Vision
South East Brisbane Chamber of Commerce (SEBCC)
Rod Lovell – depression counselling
Dianne Read Pty Ltd
Living on Wheels
Pacific Golf Club
Belmont Services Bowls Club
Well-being for Life
JK Couture Designs
SuperSure (website coming soon)
Guest Speakers were:
Carmel Loane | Local NHW and upcoming Good Neighbour Security Expo
Green Dean | Local food co-op plan
Penny Cutting | President of South East Brisbane Chamber of Commerce
Wayne Cameron | Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee | Dra