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New Look MessaGes Newsletter and New Email Address

Please take a look at the MessaGes now being produced by our new Editor, Greg Breaden. Please send any contributions for the newsletter to


Mid Year Function 12 June

Our mid-year function on Sunday 12 June. Unfortunately, because of privacy concerns of some of the material to be presented, we are not able to produce a DVD of Dr Pane’s presentation. So, if you wish to find out about ‘MG and Eye Conditions’ you will need to come along to what will surely be an enlightening address. Also, please remember that Membership Subscriptions Renewals are now due.


Reporting Requirements

The Service Agreement between Queensland Health and the MGAQ provides certain conditions which the MGAQ must meet in order for funding from Queensland Health to continue. Subsequently, the Secretary and President met with Queensland Health officials in late April and feedback from that organisation is that the MGAQ is performing in accordance with the Service Agreement.


MG Awareness Month

June is MG Awareness month for Australia. So why not get together with a few of your friends and make them more aware of what MG is and the affect it has on your everyday living.


Help! Help! Vacant Treasurer's Position

Anyone who is interested in putting their hand up for the Treasurer’s position, please, pretty please, contact Acting Treasurer, Susan White, or our President, Graeme Peters. Once again we remind our members - No Treasurer means No MGAQ.


Updated Chat List

A reminder those members who are prepared to have their contact details on the revised Chat List to please advise via email to, or telephone Freecall 1800 802 568 or by letter, of their Full Name (Surname will not be listed), contact phone number and location, i.e. Suburb or town name. It would be appreciated if this information could be forwarded by 30 April 2016.


MG Awareness Month

"MG Awareness Month” is June! Do think about how you can spread the word to raise awareness of this rare disease? This is a month to acknowledge yourself and the challenges you face. Perhaps just meeting up for coffee with friends and family would be a treat.


Guest Speakers

Two eminent people have kindly accepted an invitation to be Guest Speaker at MGAQ events in 2016. Neuro-ophthalmologist, Dr Anthony Pane from the Queensland Eye Institute, will give a presentation to the mid-year function on Sunday 12 June 2016.


Future Planned Activites

Sunday 13 March 2016 Picnic Brisbane – Robell Domain, Springfield Central

Sunday 12 June 2016 Mid-year function – venue and Guest Speaker TBA

Sunday 11 September 2016 Annual General Meeting – venue and Guest Speaker TBA

Sunday 11 December 2016 Christmas function – Gold Coast – venue TBA


"Journey with Myasthenia Gravis" - A Book by Sarah-Jane Fleer

Due to the recent and significant price increases from Australia Post the fees charged to post out the “Journey” book will rise from $5.00 to $6.50 from 1 April 2016. If you are thinking about purchasing a copy, now would be an advantageous time to do it and save yourself from paying the increase in postage.