Big Issue Christmas Partayyyyy

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The Big Issue Christmas Party has been an annual event for us ever since I have been around here – going on 8 years. It has always been a bit tricky finding the ultimate mix of venue, food, entertainment and weather (some things you can’t control). This year the event was again held at the Queensland Rail Function Rooms on Ann St in the CBD which proved a winner and we were able to put on a tradition Christmas Feast of Cold Meat and Salad, followed by some delicious desserts.

All Big Issue Vendors in Brisbane are invited to attend and this year we had almost 50 make it along. With full stomach’s the crowd sat back and enjoyed the entertainment that the people from Big Issue had arranged for the event. The star of this years event was Balloon Animal Man who seemed to have an endless repertoire of items to emulate in Balloon form. It is always great to help bring a little bit of joy to the lives of those less fortunate and this event is just one of the many ways that this clubs works to give back to our local community.

If you are interested in checking us out come along to the Woolloongabba Community Hall, 22 Qualtrough St Woolloongabba on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Meetings start at 6:30 pm and we always pop out for dinner at a nearby restaurant afterwards so why not come join the fun

Sun, Sand and Serenity

About 25 rotaractors made the trip across Moreton Bay to North Stradbroke for what has become the annual Rotaract District camping trip back in December. Most of the group chose to book houses with a few opting for a more pared back camping experience. It was great to see the majority of clubs from the district joining the fun and people chose a combination of time at the beach, beach volleyball, board games, 4WDing, beach soccer, bush walking, surfing (we tried) and other random touristy things to keep entertained. There were but a few people suffering from mild sunburn and self induced hangovers but all in all everyone enjoyed themselves and is looking forward to a similar event towards the end of 2016. Stay tuned for details

Straddie