Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 23 August 2017
Category : General News
Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest
26-27 August Apex Auction – Esk
26 August Lowood Truck Show
29 August Kilcoy Show Society AGM
31 August Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce & Community Inc. AGM
01 September St Mary’s Kilcoy – Wine & Cheese Evening
02 September Anglican Fete – St Mary’s Church Kilcoy
02 September Kilcoy Indoor Sports Centre Fun Run
05 September Kilcoy RSL Women’s Auxiliary Fundraising Event – Fashion Parade
09 September Teddy Bears’ Picnic – Toogoolawah
09 September Mayoral Gala Charity Ball – Somerset Civic Centre
09 September Glamorgan Vale QCWA Fashion Parade
11 September Art Therapy Group – Toogoolawah
Agenda Item # 33 Councillors’ Reports
10 August Kilcoy Historical Society monthly meeting
11 August Council of Mayors – Economic Development Committee Meeting – Cancelled
13 August Kilcoy Art Society Inc. – Opening of new Exhibition & 5th Birthday Celebrations
15 August Toogoolawah State High School – Open Day & Careers Expo
18 August Somerset Youth Leadership Forum – Somerset Civic Centre – Apologies given
19 August Kilcoy State Primary School – 125th Anniversary Book Launch
21 August Lowood Seniors’ Week Celebrations
Kilcoy Historical Society Monthly Meeting
The group is considering completing the Heritage Trail of local Kilcoy buildings by including the Council Offices, Kilcoy Cultural Centre & Memorial Hall and Kay Avery Place by placing the famous green life story on the exterior of each building. The committee will write to Somerset Regional Council seeking permission. The committee is also seeking feedback from Council regarding the status of the proposal master plan of Yowie Park, Kilcoy.
Kilcoy Art Society Inc. – Opening of new Exhibition & 5th Birthday Celebrations
A very happy group of art lovers gathered to celebrate the Official Opening of the Artist of the Month – Kris Wheeler and five years in the Courthouse Gallery. Some guests travelled from as far as Kingaroy, and were delighted with the standard of art on display and the overall appearance of the Courthouse Gallery.
Toogoolawah State High School – Open Day & Careers Expo
Attending this informative evening with the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Cr Brieschke, there was much to see and learn at the Open Day and Careers Expo. Well done Toogoolawah State High School for providing an informative and friendly evening, encompassing so many different sections of the school’s curriculum.
Kilcoy State Primary School – 125th Anniversary Book Launch
A lovely afternoon spent in the school’s multi-purpose hall, meeting with past students, parents and teachers. A time capsule was opened in the lead up to the celebrations and the contents were on display along with items that will be included in the next time capsule. It is amazing to visualise the change in our town over the past 25 years. Congratulations to Mrs Angela Burgess who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to produce the Kilcoy State School – 125 Years “A Photo Memoir”.
Lowood Seniors’ Week Celebration
The Lowood Showground Hall was overflowing with seniors enjoying various entertainment, raffle draws, trade stall products and a hearty lunch. Once again, congratulations to the organising committee, I am sure we are all looking forward to attending this event again next year.
Congratulations to the Linville community – LifeFlight Foundation Fundraiser
With a population of around 156 residents, Linville has exceeded their own record of fundraising for this very worthy service. This year the community helped give back to LifeFlight in their own unique way, raising nearly $34,000 by organising “Off the top of your head” fundraiser by shaving the heads and waxing the chests of brave supporters. Linville residents were joined in by surrounding towns, digging deep over an evening of raffles, auctions and hair removal during the weekend of 15/16 July. Now in its second year, this fundraiser has raised more than $54,000 for the LifeFlight Foundation.
Kilcoy Caravan Park, William Street, Kilcoy – Fire and resulting destruction of five caravans
At around 1:00pm on Saturday 19th August, a caravan caught alight and an explosion was reported. Emergency Services were called and unfortunately a total of five caravans were destroyed. On a brighter side, there were no casualties. Three caravans were unoccupied, one occupant lost very minimal possessions and another occupant lost work tools only. Thank goodness given the circumstances, no-one was injured and the fire was contained to the caravan park, and only five caravans.