Male members (and their male guests) are invited to attend the Society’s Annual Men’s Dinner. The enclosed invitation covers all of the particulars for the evening.

We are extremely privileged to have as our Guest of Honour, The Honourable Patrick Keane QC, Chief Justice of the Federal Court. Chief Justice Keane began practice at the Queensland Bar in 1978 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1988. After a successful private practice he was appointed Solicitor-General in Queensland from 1992 to 2005. In 2001 he was awarded a Centenary Medal for distinguished service to the Queensland Bar.  In 2005 he was appointed a Judge of the Queensland Court of Appeal. Chief Justice Keane was appointed to the Federal Court on 22 March 2010. We look forward to an enthralling and insightful speech.

The dinner will include piping, singing, and a few words.  The usual farin’ of broth, haggis, stirkie, wee bannocks, as well as refreshments will be served.  Tables are for 10 gentlemen so perhaps you would like to make up a party of 10.  Dress: Black tie or Kilt with miniatures.  Members are invited to present to our Patron, President and Guest of Honour their sons and/or their male relatives or friends as younger Clansmen.  All Pipers are invited to bring their pipes, and Pipe Major Andrew McCabe will co-ordinate this aspect. 

As proceeds from the Dinner are going into the Society’s Bursaries, we are also encouraging corporate involvement. Whilst numerous organisations have for many years supported the Society by taking a table or even two, for the first time we are offering to formally recognise this support.  For a small premium of $200 per table, on top of the normal seat subscriptions, we offer organisations or even clans to be recognised on the night.

This is your Society’s 63rd Anniversary Men’s Dinner and it promises to be an outstanding evening. 

As in past years, financial members will continue to receive a discount on the evening. To ensure you receive your discount, please be sure to renew for 2010 – 2011 (renewal notices were posted recently). Additionally, if you have new members you would like to propose, please use the Membership Form. Our final Council meeting prior to the Dinner to consider new memberships is 9 November 2010.

We look forward to seeing as many members and their guests on the night as possible.