Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 26 September 2018

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 26 September 2018

Category : General News

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

28 September   Somerset Senior Students Exhibition Visual Art –  The Condensery

29 September   Cent Auction – Moore Soldier Hall

03 October         Teddy Bear’s Picnic – Fernvale

06 October         Bush Breakfast under the Trees – Anglican Church Toogoolawah

06 October         Mayoral Gala Charity Ball – Esk

09 October         Masquerade Party – Unmask Mental Health – Kilcoy

10 October         Farmers’ Workshop – Kilcoy Information Centre


I wish to express my heartfelt concern to residents who were affected by the Toogoolawah/Mt Beppo fire on Thursday 20th September 2018.  The presence and availability of the Mayoral Gala Charity Ball funding through the Toogoolawah Progress Association, I hope will offer some comfort and assistance to those residents who have lost so much.


On a different note, I would like to congratulate the Lowood High School for obtaining ranking in the top ten primary improvers in the recent Naplan results.


I was Interested to learn that Businesses will be forced to make gift cards valid for at least three years under new Federal Government laws to help stop consumers being dudded of tens of millions of dollars a year.


Agenda Item #    Councillors’ Report      (I attended)

12 September   Kilcoy State High School P&C Assn monthly meeting

13 September   Esk Hospital Auxiliary Inc Annual General Meeting

13 September   Kilcoy State School P&C Assn monthly meeting

13 September   Kilcoy District Historical Society monthly meeting

14 September   Out There Cycling – Adaptive bicycle event

15 September   Tiger Moth Flight – Mayoral Gala Ball 2017 Secret Auction item

15 September   Kilcoy Art Society Inc. – Community Opening of the Deck

15 September   Jazz on the Hill – fund raiser Kilcoy Hospital Auxiliary

17 September   Container Exchange Scheme Workshop – Caboolture

18 September   Kilcoy Hospital Auxiliary Annual General Meeting

19 September   Meeting with local resident

20 September   Meet & Greet with local businesses

22 September   Brisbane Valley Rattler Presentation Day – Fernvale

25 September   Kilcoy Interagency Meeting


It gives me great pleasure to advise that after receiving an email from the Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Women’s Network, which requested nominations in various award sections for women in our region, and after consulting with two regional women whom I felt met the associated award categories, one of these ladies accepted the nomination and went on to win her award category.  Ms Jayne McKenzie owner of Somerset Health and Fitness was announced the winner of the Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Women’s Network Small Business Owner Award.  The well supported and prestigious presentations took place at Kingaroy on Saturday 15 September 2018.


I attended a Container Exchange Scheme Workshop held at Caboolture where around 70 participants learnt of benefits of the scheme and how non-profit organisations can really be winners from registering with the scheme.  From examples given of the South Australia experiences, local non-profit organisations can make a healthy income from taking part in the Container Refund Scheme.

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