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Help! The MGAQ Needs a Secretary

Your association is in need of a Secretary. One of our management committee members, Anita Jackson, kindly put up her hand to be Secretary so that we met all of the legislative requirements as an association. However, she will only carry out the requirements of that position until we find a permanent secretary. Remember that members of the management committee do not have to have MG.

Survey Update

Professor McCombe continues to receive completed surveys returned to the RBWH and has provided the support to have all the data from these surveys entered and available for analysis. It takes, on average, two hours for each survey to be fully entered. This is a very significant endorsement of the value of this survey work and indicates that it is important for people to still take the time to complete and return their survey.

News from around Queensland

In the lead up to Christmas many of the local groups have organised get-togethers. Please read about your local area in the newsletter to find out what is happening and, if you cannot make it, the local co-ordinators can usually meet with you for coffee and a chat. Also, please remember our 1800 802 568 number where you can talk with Shirley.

DVD of Presentation by Nicole Millis

All current financial members will receive by post a DVD with Nicole Millis' presentation to the AGM. Nicole is Executive Officer of Rare Voices Australia and her bio appeared in August's edition of MessaGes.

Help! Help! MGAQ Needs a Secretary

At the AGM held on 11 September, the position of Secretary was vacant and no one was appointed to that position on the day. Since that meeting, one of our current management committee members, Anita Jackson, has been appointed to the position so that we meet our Constitutional and Legislative requirements. However, she has agreed to do this only on the proviso that we endeavour to find someone to take up the position on a longer-term basis.

Election of Office Bearers 2016-2017

The following were elected to the Management Committee until the 2017 AGM: President - Carol Buchanan, Vice-President - John Noble, Secretary - Anita Jackson, Treasurer - Denise Hannay, Committee Members -Shirley Johnston, Anita Jackson, Susan White, Rosalyn Holland, Donna Formosa.

Myasthenia Alliance Australia

Myasthenia Alliance Australia was formed to support the needs of myasthenics from all states, particularly on issues and items of national importance. At this stage, Queensland and New South Wales have signed the agreement but any state which has a group registered as an association is welcome to apply to join this alliance.


Membership Renewal

Another reminder to members who receive the newsletter directly from the Association via hard-copy or email. If you have not yet renewed your membership please do so before 30 September if you wish to continue receiving you copy of the newsletter directly after that date. If you are not sure of your membership status, please email to or contact our 1800 802 568 support Line.


Annual General Meeting

Don’t forget the Annual General Meeting on Sunday, 11 September, 2016. Guest Speaker is Nicole Millis from Rare Voices Australia,an umbrella not-for-profit organisation for groups which support people with a defined rare medical condition, of which MG is one.


Mid-Year Function and Guest Speaker

Fifty people gathered in Brisbane on 12 June for the annual mid-year get-together of the MGAQ. The MGAQ’s regional coordinators from across Queensland also travelled to Brisbane to attend this gathering. Brisbane Neuro-Ophthalmologist, Dr Anthony Pane, gave a very informative presentation about MG and eye conditions. Dr Pane has a special clinical and research interest in neuroophthalmology.