Local Clubs & Organisations

Karana Downs Garden Club Report – July 2012

3rd Aug 2012 | Source:Robyn Batton - Publicity Officer
Karana Downs Garden Club Report  – July 2012

Well known and respected horticulturalist, Heather Knowls, from Newerah Natives of Rosewood, was the Club’s guest speaker for July 3rd meeting.  Grevilleas, Cycads and threatened native plants are Heather’s speciality and her talk and slide show were  very enjoyable, informative and knowledgeable.  It is amazing just how many Grevilleas there are in Australia. Their structure
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Karana Downs Garden Club Report – June 2012

30th Jun 2012 | Source:Robyn Batton - Publicity Officer
Karana Downs Garden Club Report – June  2012

A chilly winter’s morning greeted members at our June 5th meeting.  The theme for the morning was “Think Pink” (in aid of the Wesley Hospital Kim Walters Choices Program), and “Bring a Friend”.  Our June meeting is usually our Friendship Day but after much consideration members decided on a change this year. Next year ,
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Karana Downs Garden Club Report – May 2012

1st Jun 2012 | Source:Robyn Batton - Publicity Officer
Karana Downs Garden Club Report – May 2012

Local resident, Wayne Harper was the Garden Club’s guest speaker for the month of May.  Wayne is the proprietor of the wholesale nursery at Chuwar for the past 20 years, supplying water plants for  water gardens, ponds and aquariums.  In line with his topic “Water Gardens large or small and Water plants” he gave a
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Karana Downs Garden Club Report – April 2012

27th Apr 2012 | Source:Robyn Batton - Publicity Officer
Karana Downs Garden Club Report – April 2012

Lawrence Smith, well renowned Australian Landscape Artist, with 40 years experience was the garden club’s guest speaker on April 3rd  .  His subject was “Garden Design – particularly with natives”.  Lawrence has designed over 20 botanic gardens throughout Australia and was a landscape artist for Expo ’88. His  in-depth slide show along with his vast
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Karana Downs Garden Club Report – March 2012

29th Mar 2012 | Source:Robyn Batton - Publicity Officer
Karana Downs Garden Club Report – March 2012

March guest speaker, Ian Windle’s talk and slide show on his, and wife Judy’s specialty, “Smart sub Tropical Gardening”, was exceptional to say the least. The slide show featured photos of thousands of sub-tropical plants that they have growing.  Ian recalled how their lives changed dramatically after a horrendous accident to their son. This however
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Karana Downs Garden Club Report – February 2012

13th Mar 2012 | Source:Robyn Batton - Publicity Officer
Karana Downs Garden Club Report – February 2012

The club’s A.G.M. was well attended and all positions were filled.  Club President, Sue Lees, gave a very comprehensive report of the club’s activities during 2011 and thanked everyone for their support over the past 2 years.  She then handed the meeting over to Electoral Officer, Triva Miall. The Committee for 2012 is as follows: 
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Brisbane ROAR comes to Colleges United

12th Mar 2012 | Source:Colleges United Football Club
Brisbane ROAR comes to Colleges United

The Brisbane Roar will be running a one day school holiday clinic for children aged 6-12 years at our grounds on Wednesday, 11th April.  The clinic will run from 9.00am-2.00pm and give the kids a chance to develop their skills and learn some new plays under the expert eyes of the Roar’s experienced coaches.  The
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Karana Downs Garden Club Report – January 2012

1st Feb 2012 | Source:Robyn Batton - Publicity Officer
Karana Downs Garden Club Report – January 2012

As the garden club is still in recess in January, club member, Chris Fenwick, held a “Come and Share” on the morning of January 17th for all those wishing to attend.  Although it was a very wet morning lots of members still attended and Chris’s garden was a picture, with the rain drops all glistening
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Karalee Tornadoes call for players

27th Jan 2012 | Source:Karalee Tornadoes
Karalee Tornadoes call for players

The Karalee Tornadoes Rugby League Club is based in the QRL Ipswich Rugby League competition and are calling for players from Under 6’s to Under 18’s and Mens. Sign on is Saturday February 4th 9:30am – 1.00pm at our grounds at South Queensborough Parade, Karalee. Enquiries  info@karaleetornadoes.com.au or call Peter 0432 360 998 or Chris
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Karana Downs Garden Club Report – December 2012

9th Jan 2012 | Source:Robyn Batton - Publicity Officer
Karana Downs Garden Club Report – December 2012

The spirit of Christmas was very evident at the garden club’s Christmas Luncheon and Presentation of Awards on Tuesday, 6th December.  The Ipswich Club was the venue and the 69 members in attendance certainly had a wonderful time.  Delicious finger food, including succulent oysters and drinks were served on the veranda by the friendly staff
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