WYNNUM SCOPE CLUB Inc.
PO Box 184
WYNNUM QLD 4178
Margaret has been involved in Community Service for some 40 plus years. She has served the YWCA, Blue Care and Guide Dogs for the Blind, but her major contributions have been to Girl Guides, Lions Clubs International, and the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Queensland.
Margaret over the years as well as being a Girl Guide herself, in later years became an Assistant Guide Leader, a Guide Leader, and a Unit Helper to the various Guide Units in the towns to which she and her husband were transferred. On arrival in Wynnum she immediately became involved in helping the Moreton Bay Unit, although not holding any official position. She did this for a few years before her other involvements in helping Blue Care, Guide Dogs, Lions and MND as well as working and looking after two children became too heavy.
She has been involved in the Lions Organization for nearly 34 years, firstly as a Lions Lady and over the last 8.5 years as a full member of the Moreton Bay Lions Club. Margaret has been the Club’s Events coordinator all this time, organizing and running the many functions that the Lions Club has held to raise monies to assist the Community. As well as these fund raisers she is the Clubs Youth of the Year Chairman, organizing and running this event at both Club Level (2012-2015), District level (2010 & 2012), State level in 2013 and now at Zone Level in early 2015. She has also been the Club Chairman of the Lions Children of Courage Program, since it’s inception in our District in 2011(Moreton Bay was the first Club to hold this event). These Awards recognize young people who have been strong through adversity in their lives.
Some of the many Groups that Margaret has organized functions to help others are;
Day and Father’s Day Gifts for residents of Blue Care
Prior to her becoming a full Lions Member she organized and ran many of the Club’s functions. In her time as a full member she has been the Club Treasurer (now in her 7th term) and Vice President once. Margaret and her husband have lived in the Wynnum Area now for 27 years.
Margaret’s involvement with the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Queensland is one of full commitment. When her father developed this terminal Disease in 1981 there was no Association in Queensland to help sufferers and their families. Margaret together with her small family set about trying to form an Association and on the 26th February 1983 this Association came into being. Over the next 31 years she has worked tirelessly to assist those with MND even though her father passed away in the first year of the Associations life.
Margaret has been both Secretary and Treasurer of the Association for a number of years and was on the Board for over 20 years.
nothing this Association has risen to one of standing in the Community
as a peak body helping people living with Motor Neurone Disease. The Association
now has a staff of 5 (some part time) and assists MND sufferers all over
the State as well as providing funds for Research. Margaret was also on
the formation committee of the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Australia
|David Graham Local
Australia Day Weekend 2015.
Award for our mate
Good morning Rose & Gary,
First let me introduce myself. My name is David Brewer. I am a member of Calamvale National Seniors and a member of the National Malaya & Borneo veterans assoc.
A couple of months
ago a friend of my wife and I, Gary Fogarty, a well known and respected
bush poet, sent us a new poem he had written about the terrible conditions
out west due to the drought. The poem was read out at one of our Seniors
meetings, and received a shocked and surprised reception. As ex
country folks ourselves, my wife Betty and I have some experience in this
kind of problem. But nothing like the one facing the poor people out west
at the moment.
Thank you Rose for your interest
and enquiries Sincerely