Theme: Disease Prevention and Treatment Month.
Lookout Reserve Maintenance Roster:
16/12/18 – 22/12/18 Chris Watson
23/12/18 – 29/12/18 Richard Grimmett
30/12/18 – 05/1/19 Victor Harnath.
06/01/19 – 13/01/19 Peter Hawthorne
Report of Meeting: 11/12/2018.
Guests: Marion Coppins - King
Michelle Fox (prospective member.
Emma Atkins; Guest Speaker
A Fundraising Committee, which is needed, will be formed in the near future. Please see ‘Coogs’ if can act as a Convener.
A list was circulated re attendance at the Boat House Restaurant 15/1/2019. This is a regular Club Meeting though partners are welcome.
Announcements: Vic is on the sick list. A speedy recovery is hoped for.
Fundraising: Car Raffle ticket selling in the Caravan Parks will be on 8/1/19. Volunteers are needed to complete this major fundraiser. This will be followed by a BBQ at Bill Steains. Ladies (or men) are asked to provide a salad or desert as has been done in previous years.
Foundation: Gordon King needs to know the amount contributed by members to Foundation. Please donate when you can i.e. before the end of the financial year.
Market: Despite the apparent low numbers the takings were very good.
There were 99 sites occupied.
Site Fees: $2400.00
Gold Coin Collection for the Surf Club: $1425.00
There was a thank you letter from the Loaves and Fishes (Uniting Church) for funds raised at the previous market. ($1406)
The roster will be circulated for the next market on 6/1/19.
Vocational: Lynne Carlson. Canvassing in the Industrial Estate for the Vocational Awards has had a good response, as there have been some nominations already. Nomination forms are on line and at the News agency
Community: Noel Emselle circulated the architect Masterplan for the Lookout Reserve. The Board has agreed that a landscaper will be employed to set the works in motion
Guest Speaker: Emma Atkinson ‘The Q Train, The Sunlander to Q Train - A Renovators Delight’
Emma has worked in the district for 20 years in various areas and was pleased and interested when she became involved with this project.
The train ran between Brisbane and Cairns with the trip taking from 45 to 32hours. The train provided dining, passenger and at least two classes of sleeping facilities in the service, which stopped in 2014. The train was stored in Queensland for 18 months then moved by low loader carriage by carriage to Queenscliffe. Hours of cleaning were needed, as were extensive renovations. The owners have been very involved with these processes. Partnerships have been formed with local businesses to provide local produce, maintenance and fittings as well as workers.
Movement of the Q train and the Blues Train is coordinated.
There are currently three services a week with plans to increase this to five next year. First class private compartments have been created to allow for private group bookings and romantic escapes.
The cost in the Restaurant is $119 and $159 in 1stclass
APOLOGIES ARE NECESSARY!IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND A
MEETING. THOSE WHO DO NOT CONFORM WILL BE SENT A BILL, AS THE CLUB HAS TO PAY IF NO APOLOGY IS REGISTERED.
Thank you: A George.