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Email Addresses of Current Financial Members

As the age of technology further embraces us, we ask that members notify us of their email address so that we might get information to them in a more timely fashion. The request is entirely voluntary, and your email address will only be used for contact between the Association and yourself. It will not be disclosed to any other person or organisation. The newsletter will not be emailed to you unless you have requested it.


Availability of Mestinon

Some members have expressed concern about the non-availability of Mestinon 60 at their local pharmacies. The MGAQ has been in touch with Valeant Pharmaceuticals who have informed us that they expect stocks to be made available to the wholesalers by the end of January and then pharmacists can order them in the usual way.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

The President and members of the Management Committee of the Myasthenia Gravis Association of Qld Inc. wish our members and their families best wishes for the festive season and a safe and prosperous 2016.


Future Planned Activites 2016

  • Sunday 13 March - Picnic Brisbane – Robell Damain, Springfiled Central
  • Sunday 12 June - Mid-year function – venue and guest speaker to be advised
  • Sunday 11 September - Annual General Meeting – venue and guest speaker to be advised
  • Sunday 11 December - Christmas function – Gold Coast – venue to be advised

Position of Treasurer on the Management Committee

We still do not have a Treasurer for the MGAQ. A belated Christmas present to the association would be a volunteer to take up the job as treasurer.  If you feel that you might be able to help please phone Shirley on 1800 802 568 and she will redirect you to either Graeme or Susan to have a chat about the position.


Planned Future Activities

Please put the following dates in your diary so that we can have as many people as possible attend:


Christmas Function

Sunday 13 December, 11am for 12 noon, Quarterdeck Restaurant, Caloundra Powerboat Club, Woorim Park, The Esplanade, Golden Beach. Car parking is available. Meals are at reasonable prices and there is a wide and varied menu. Raffles will be on sale.

Ring our FREECALL 1800 802 568 and tell Shirley if you are coming, but please let her know by Friday 27 November 2015.


Reception with the Minister for Health, Cameron Dick

Three committee members attended a reception at the Queensland Parliament hosted by the Minister for Health, Cameron Dick. The Minister thanked all the groups that attended for their work and announced that the government was providing triennial grants to restore funding that was due to cease on 31 December this year. The management committee is currently working with the Department of Health to devise a Service Agreement that will reflect the key functions of our association.


News from the AGM

The recent AGM was very successful with nearly 30 members in attendance. Professor Pamela McCombe gave a very informative and interesting presentation on the history of MG and current and future condition management regimes. All financial members will receive a DVD with a copy of her presentation. Information about the Members’ Survey held in 2015 is also listed in the newsletter.


Funding from the Department of Health

It was very pleasing to receive notification from the Dept of Health that our funding will be continued until 30 June 2019. Representative of that government organisation commented on how well our association is run and the many projects we have instigated to help spread the message and improve the health and wellbeing of people with MG.