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The annual awards dinner will be held
in the MAH on Saturday, 11 March.
2017 RGS Race Day
The date is locked in for the RGS Past Students’
Association Race Day at Rockhampton’s
Callaghan Park on Saturday, 6 May, 2017.
Email RGS Past Students for Race Day
ticket prices and further information.
All Years Functions
All RGS past students in the Townsville district
are invited to an informal evening function
on Monday, 27 March. An RGS All Years
function will be held in Brisbane on Saturday,
27 May, from midday at the Transcontinental
Hotel in the CBD. For further details email
either firstname.lastname@example.org or
Lance Currie at email@example.com
Plans are underway for RGS reunions in
2017. The Classes of 2007 and 1987 are
planning reunions for the weekend of 6 May
while the Class of 1977, the first year girls
returned to RGS, will also reunite next year
with a date still to be confirmed. Contact past
students for details on these reunions or
for assistance in planning other reunions.
2017 Committee Meetings
All past students are welcome to attend RGS
Past Students’ Association term meetings
from 5.30pm in the Islay Lee Learning Centre
at RGS (top level). 2017 term meeting dates
are: 8 February, 19 April, 19 July and 4
October. The AGM will be held on Wednesday,
17 May. Anyone interested in nominating
for the following positions: President, Vice
President, Secretary, Treasurer, Committee
Members can email details to past students.
Also...The Grammarian online newsletter
is at www.rgs.qld.edu.au/the-grammarian-
newsletter. Contribute by emailing
Please email the same address to
update your contact information!
An audience with the Prime Minister
Ed Mosby (RGS 1994) was seated next to
the Prime Minister of Australia the Honourable
Malcolm Turnbull at the Council of Australian
Governments (COAG) 2016 National Summit on
reducing violence against women and children
in Brisbane 27-28 October. Ed and the Prime
Minister were seated together during roundtable
talks discussing family and domestic violence
related matters as specific to Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander peoples. In 2015 Ed was
appointed to a COAG advisory panel on reducing
violence against women and children. This panel
was asked to assess current Commonwealth,
State and Territory approaches to addressing
violence and provide advice on future directions
for the National plan to Reduce Violence
against Women and Children 2010-2022.
Cheyne a political force in Canberra
(RGS 2003) has
been elected as the
Labor Member for
Ginninderra in the ACT
to Canberra, Tara
has become an
advocate for the nation’s Capital establishing
strong community links, including her
role as Belconnen Community Council
chairwoman and her blog In the Taratory.
At the swearing in of the Assembly Tara not
only wore her ML A badge but also possessed
items that represented her family.
“I wore a ring that was worn by my mother as
well as my grandmother. I also wore a turtle
to remember my Dad. Dad’s favourite walk in
Yeppoon was Bluff Point from which there are
great lookouts to spot turtles,’’ Tara said.
Her political interests started in Year
11 and 12 at RGS during Modern History
classes and she later majored in Political
Science at the Universit y of Queensland.
Tara then joined the Labor Par ty in 2007.
“ But it was probably moving to
Belconnen that really saw me get involved
with politics rather than just being a
keen observer,’’ Tara explained.
“I love where I live and I always say that if
you love something you do the most you
can to make it the best it can be. For the last
few years I’ve held leadership positions in
organisations like our local Arts Centre as well
as the Communit y Council. We’d been kicking
a few goals but I realised if I really wanted to
make the biggest, most positive difference, I
needed to be in the room where the decisions
get made. And that’s the Assembly!”
Tara has had to farewell her public servant
position but believes it ’s a privilege and an
honour to be elected to the Assembly.
“ The campaign was akin to a year-long
job interview where the panel was 54,000
people but the result shows that hard
work and a lot of conversations about
[policy]does make a real difference.”
There will be many more conversations.
“I ’m looking for ward to helping deliver
on Labor’s election commitments of more
solar-powered, self-compacting public
bins, a green waste bin for every household
and a kerbside bulky waste pick up.”
Past Student News
Ashleigh Norford (RGS 2006) married
Tyron Harvey on 1 October.
Adam Brimblecombe (RGS 2007) and Laura Stanton (RGS 2009) celebrated their marriage on a
beautiful day at Henderson Park Farm Retreat, near Rockhampton, on 17 September.
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