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Male members (and their male guests) are invited to attend the Society’s 2012 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, David Crombie, Vice-President Australian Rugby Union. Mr David Crombie has more than 30 years’ commercial and representational experience in agriculture. He is Managing Director of major agricultural development and pastoral companies, GRM and Queensland Northern Territory Pastoral Company. He is also currently the Chairman of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, a Director of GRM and Rosewood (NT Beef) Pty Ltd, Deputy Chairman of FKP (a listed development company) and the President of Queensland Rugby Union. Mr Crombie also has experience on the boards of various industry organisations. In addition, he operates family properties, breeds cattle and grows crops in southern Queensland. He served on the Board of Grainco Australia and subsequently the Boards of the Meat Industry Council and Meat and Livestock Australia where he was Chairman from 1998 to 2005. He was Chairman of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, he served on the Board of EFIC and is immediate past President of the National Farmers Federation. Mr Crombie currently holds positions as- Commissioner ACIAR, Director GRM International, Director Foodbank Queensland, Vice - President, Australian Rugby Union. 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.  Pipers attending the dinner are invited to bring along their pipes for the "Pipers' Parade".   

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 65th 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 2012-2013 (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 6 November 2012.

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

The Sunshine Coast Branch of the Society invites members and their guests to "Scots in the Afternoon" on 1 September.

The day will feature afternoon tea and entertainment by members of the Sunshine Coast Caledonian Pipes & Drums; Accordionist - Bruce Mitchell and others. Admission is $12 pp and bookings are essential.

Contact Rob 5442 6252, Peter 5491 8436 A/H or Latte Da Café 5439 9555. Come along and bring a friend - Latte Da Cafe, 19 Caloundra St, Landsborough from 2pm to 4pm.

The Society recently held our annual Scottish Dinner Dance at Emmanuel College at The University of Queensland.

The night was a great success with just on 90 people treated to a night of great entertainment, food and dancing.

The date has already been set for next year - be sure to note 19 July 2013 in your diaries.

The 39th Thistle competition, together with the ‘City of Brisbane’ Highland Dancing Championship, was held on the 17th & 18th March 2012 at Mitchelton State High School Hall.

Adjudicators were from South Australia and Brisbane, with Pipers Brent Johnston, Malcolm Cox and Maurie De Hayr accompanying the dancers. Among the 170 entries received were competitors from all States of Australia.  The extensive programme went very smoothly. 

The championship prizes were presented by Professor Stewart Gill, Principal of Emmanuel College, Queensland University and President of the Society of St Andrew, Qld.  The Society is the major sponsor of the event.

The Thistle Auxiliary is looking forward to the 40th competition in 2013.

64th St Andrew's Day Men's Dinner 2011

The dinner again this year was a huge success with over 300 guests enjoying haggis, whisky and Rt Rev Graeme McKay as guest speaker. Full report coming soon, but in the meantime, check out some photos from the evening!