Councillor Report 14 March 2018

Councillor Report 14 March 2018

Category : General News

 

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 14 March 2018

 

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

17 March             Easter Carnival Glamorgan Vale Hall

18 March             Jammin in Esk – Somerset Civic Centre

24 March             Cent Auction Lowood Show Hall

24 March             Lioness afternoon tea & fashions – Toogoolawah

27 March             Community Celebrations Queen’s Baton Relay

 

Although the weather was a little damp, the Colours of Somerset Festival was declared a complete success by the festival organiser Idell Wadley. Ms Wadley was overwhelmed how well everything came together at the Fernvale Campdraft grounds venue.  The festival showcased culture, services, talent and goods on offer in the Somerset Region and surrounding areas.

 

On 11 March 1878 Mary McConnell established the first children’s hospital in Queensland (second in Australia to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne).   Proudly on 8th March 2018, Mary’s great-great-great-granddaughter Caitlin McConnel had the honour of speaking at the Children’s Hospital Foundation International Women’s Day breakfast, where the Foundation officially launched the Mary McConnel Career Boost Program for Women in Pediatric Research.

 

 

Agenda Item # 40 Councillors’ Report

01 March             Brisbane Valley Heritage Committee Meeting – Blackbutt

01 March             Kilcoy Art Society Inc. AGM & General Meeting

04 March             Diabetic Health Program

07 March             Somerset & District Progress Assn. Meeting

10 March             Save/Colour for a Cure – Kilcoy Sports Centre

10 March             Colours of Somerset Art & Culture Festival – Fernvale

10 March             Kilcoy Show Ball

11 March             Diabetic Health Program – Kilcoy

13 March             Crime Prevention Meeting – Fernvale

14 March             Kilcoy State High School P & C Meeting

14 March             Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Group Meeting


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179 YEARS AT CRESSBROOK

Today, the McConnel family celebrate 179-years of settlement and custodianship at Cressbrook.

Cressbrook is now run by fifth-generation descendant Christopher McConnel, with his wife Susan and their daughter Caitlin. Their home, the House at Cressbrook, is the oldest residence and third oldest building in Queensland, and they are the oldest identified family business in Queensland.

In the words of Madge McConnel (nee Kent of Jondaryan), wife of second-generation owner of Cressbrook, James Henry McConnel, “the story of Cressbrook would not be complete without reference to old friends, and employees whose memory we value, and whose descendants some of them are still with us or settled near us.”

Madge’s words continue to have relevance today, over 100-years on. Today, Christopher, Susan and Caitlin not only celebrate this historic milestone, but more importantly, it provides an opportunity for them to be grateful for, and to acknowledge the continued support of friends, family and members of the public who hold their story, and the history of agriculture and development in Australia, dear to their hearts.
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