Attending Parliament is an important part of my role as your State Member but it’s such a treat when I get to spend the majority of the week in the Glass House electorate.
Last week was no exception, beginning in the south at the Caboolture Historical Village to present them with a Local Heroes Grant to purchase a weed sprayer and to then meet up with President of the Caboolture Classic and Vintage Speedway Association, Mr John Fry, to present a grant to assist in their Quad Bike Education Day. The north of the electorate didn’t miss out though and I caught up with the Palmwoods Bowls Club to present their grant to install child seat restraints in their bus. The Glasshouse Men’s Shed were also winners in gaining assistance to purchase some additional tools.
In between constituent appointments, I also had the privilege of presenting Justice of the Peace service certificates to Mr Viv Blowers for 45 years of service and to Wendy Lewis for 25 years service. I am very grateful for your service and the essential role you play in our community.
One of the highlights of my week was meeting Mr John Stevenson, 91 year old Town Crier, who is hanging up his “ding-a-ling” (his word, not mine!). On behalf of the many, many communities he has “cried” in I would like to thank him for his years of community service.
During the week I discussed the NDIS rollout with David Dangerfield from The Compass Institute along with Ted O’Brien Federal Member for Fairfax and Andrew Wallace Federal Member for Fisher at the fantastic new Compass Connections Café and then on Friday took part in the Compass Charity Golf Day. Although the weather was not kind to us, it was still a very successful day.
The kids at Wamuran State School will be holding their Country Fair on Saturday 22nd October and through the week I dropped off a bike I’ve donated (which they’re all keen to win) as part of their mega raffle. The school is currently trying to raise money to install air conditioning and I wish them all the best in their fundraising endeavours.
Things didn’t slow down over the weekend when I was honoured to present the trophy to the Elimbah Ladybirds Netball Club who were the Division 3 winners on Grand Final day at the Caboolture Netball Association. Outstanding effort ladies!
The Glasshouse Mountains Community Hall celebrated 100 years of history on Saturday where I was able to launch the celebratory book and attend the festivities.
The absolute highlight of my week was escorting my daughter Erin to the Sunshine Coast Churches Soccer Association Adermann Awards where she and her team picked up the Under 13B Champions Trophy. A very proud Dad moment for me.
I finished off the week with the Blackall Range Woodcrafters Guild to celebrate their 20th birthday. They are an amazing, community-minded club of brilliant men and women. Happy Birthday Woodies!!