Reminder Annual Mens Dinner
60th Anniversary
Friday 30 November 2007

Members (and their male guests) are reminded that the Society's Annual Mens Dinner will be held on St Andrew's Day, Friday 30th November 2007, 7:00pm for 7:30pm at the Grand Windsor Ball Room in the Sebel Citigate King George Square (formerly known as the Carlton Crest). This is you Society's 60th Anniversay Mens Dinner, and it promises to be an outstanding evening.

Our Guest of Honour is Professor Ian Frazer, who was named Australian of the Year in 2006. Professor Frazer, who was born in Scotland and studied medicine at Edinburgh University, has spent the majority of his career working at the University of Queensland. He is best known for his work with the Human Papilloma virus and the prevention of cervical cancer.

The dinner will include piping, singing and guest artists. The usual farin' of broth, haggis, stirkie, wee bannocks, as well as refreshments will be served. Tables are for 10 persons 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 out Patron, President and Guest of Honour their sons and / or Relatives or friends as younger Clansmen.

Invitations will be posted closer to the event. Please book and pay for your tickers early as numbers are STRICTLY limited to 450.

For more details please contact:-
Geoff Gunn 0438 320 000 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Alex McConnell 0417 783 740 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thankyou for your continued support of the Society

Enclosed please find a "Flyer" for our Darling Downs Branch "Ladies Night".  It is a matter of great regret that the details were not all in place for this information to be included in the last additional of Almanaich. 

The venue this year is what is now known as "The Coffee House" in Hume Street Toowoomba.  This is the former "Laguna" which as the function centre that it then was, was the venue for the foundation function of the Darling Downs Branch.

It has now been refurbished into a really magnificent venue with a high standard of "In House" catering.  We have arranged live music through well known Scot's musician John Colville so it should be an outstanding evening.

Our Branch has resolved to dedicate the function to the aid of the Toowoomba Hospice and members of the Hospice Executive will be in attendance to receive our cheque.

It would be wonderful if yourself and your lady may be able to join us.

Regards
Kym Flehr

 

TO MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS
THE PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE OF THE SOCIETY INVITE ALL MEMBERS,
PARTNERS AND FRIENDS TO A NIGHT OF ENTERTAINMENT, DANCING FOR EVERYONE, TRADITIONAL HAGGIS CEREMONY, PIPERS, LIVE MUSIC.

WHERE:  COFFEE HOUSE, HUMES STREET, TOOWOOMBA
WHEN: 18TH MAY 2007
COST: $60.00 PER PERSON
TIME: 7.00PM FOR 7.30PM START
DRESS:  GENTLEMEN - KILT, LOUNGE SUIT
LADIES - AFTER 5

3 COURSE MEAL, LIVE MUSIC.

RSVP: 14 MAY 2007 - 46321173
MONEYS TO SECRETARY KYM FLEHR
OR ROD MAY BEFORE EVENT

IN AID OF TOOWOOMBA HOSPICE

The Calendar on this website has now been updated for upcoming events in 2007. If you spot a mistake or would like to add an entry into the calendar pleae email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be happy to update it for you.

Another very successful St Andrew’s day Dinner was held at Brisbane’s Carlton Crest Hotel on Friday Night, 1st December 2006. The Dinner clashed with a number of other functions which may have contributed to the attendance being slightly down, but there was no drop in the enthusiasm of those in attendance. The guest speaker was The Honourable Justice Jeffrey Spender of The Federal Court of Australia, who presented a very well crafted speech which was witty, informative and very entertaining. Judge Spender posed a twist on the age old question; “How can a Spender be a Scot?” His explanation of the Scottish legal system (which differs from the English Common Law system) was very informative and of great interest.

His Honour’s speech was most warmly received by all in attendance and is reproduced in this edition of Albannaich Queensland for the benefit of those who were unfortunate enough to be unable to attend on the evening. The Society thanks Judge Spender for his time and wonderful presentation. A number of years ago, the State Governor of the day, Maj. Gen. Peter Arnison, stated that our dinner had the best age demographics of any function which he had attended as Governor and it was satisfying to see this tradition maintained. The Worrell family was a fine example of this with three generations in attendance. The pipers of the Society were in fine tune as were the voices of all those present, as they joined in the community singing of traditional Scottish songs. The 2007 St Andrew’s Day Dinner to be held Friday 30th November will celebrate our 60th Anniversary, so place that night in your diary and start planning now.