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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.


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

Planned Future Activities

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

  • Sunday 13 December 2015 Christmas function – Caloundra Power Boat Club
  • Sunday 13 March 2016 Picnic Brisbane – venue TBA
  • 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...

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.


Christmas Function

Our Christmas get-together will be held on Sunday 13 December, 11am for 2 noon, at the Quarterdeck Restaurant, Caloundra Powerboat Club. Full details in the newsletter. We look forward to seeing you there.


Regional News

It is great that we now have Regional Co-ordinators to cover a large proportion of our state. All of these co-ordinators are enthusiastic about supporting sufferers and their families who live in their area. Also, do not forget the 1800 number with our welfare officer, Shirley, ready to listen, provide information and support.