District Matters 

3 August 2018

Guides Supplies Update

  • Due to current time constraints could all orders please be made via the Guide Supplies online store at guidesupplies.com.au rather than over the phone. If you wish for your order to be collected rather than posted, please send me an email or add details in the comments section during checkout and I shall refund the postage fee. If you are wanting to place an order on your Region account please email your order to guidesupplies@guidesqld.org along with your District/Unit details and the postage address. Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions or need assistance.
  • Look Wide and Aim High books are are now back in stock.
  • Handbook #1 in softback cover is now in stock

Kindilan Fun Day

An action packed day of fun and adventure for the whole family! Activities include Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting, Abseiling, Archery, Low ropes, High ropes, Flying fox, Koala climbs, Crate climb, Orienteering, Geocaching, Art in the bush, Environmental/Conservation work, Pioneering, Rope bridge, Catapult with targets, Adventure Based Learning Recycled art and more!

Date: Saturday 8 September 2018
Times: Activities start at 9am and finish at 4pm with short lunch break from 12-12:30pm
Open to: Ages 5+
Cost: $30 per person
RSVP: 24 August 2018
Contact: outdoors@guidesqld.org

Visit www.guidesqld.org/kindilanfunday for more information and registrations. 

Community Development Officer Updates

Queensland Chatterbox Design

Recently, we have had the support of James Maxwell, a graphic designer working in our team under Workcover. James has been working across several projects including the design of a Queensland chatterbox. Thanks to Girl Guides Victoria for sharing the design which we have updated to include the ability to add your unit details to the top and in the centre of the chatterbox! There is also a printer friendly design that can be coloured in.

7 Way Weaving Card

Click Here to check out a sample weaving card resource that could make a great PR Resource or giveaway to help promote your Unit.

What other resources would you like to see?

We are always marketing ourselves, promoting Guides and raising awareness in the community. We would love your feedback on resources you would like to see developed to support you in this mission. For feedback please click here to complete the Resources Feedback Form

Membership Fees and Billing Cycle

At the start of every term, we receive a number of Unit fees payments in our State bank account. These payments have to be transferred back to the parents and cannot be transferred to the unit. Please ensure the parents within your district understand that the State Account is for Membership Payments only and the Unit account is for Unit fees.

There appears to be some confusions surrounding membership payments. This is how our billing system works:

  • 4 weeks before expiry – renewals are emailed to members whose memberships are due at the end of that month.
  • Membership Due (last day of the month)
  • 2 weeks overdue – members who have not paid receive a reminder email.
  • 6 weeks overdue – members who have not paid receive a final reminder email 
  • 8 weeks overdue - automatically made inactive and no longer have access to website
  • All late renewals after 8 weeks after membership is due incur a $25 admin fee

Memberships are non-refundable. Memberships cannot be paid in instalments, there is no 6 month membership option and youth memberships cannot be put on hold. If Youth Members are unable to attend Guides for any reason – please offer them the option of other districts around your area or Lone Guides.
If you have any questions or comments, please email membership@guidesqld.org.

Unidentified Payments

Girl Guides Queensland (GGQ) has $4,000 in unidentified direct deposits that cannot be processed due to reasons that can be easily overcome with your help. As Leaders who distribute the current membership forms containing the bank account and reference details, it is imperative that you check the below documents to claim paperwork or money that may belong to your Unit.

Please forward all queries and/or membership forms to membership@guidesqld.org.


Dates for your Diary

  • 18-19 August - Chain of Cardboard Cities
  • 22-28 September Agoonoree
  • 30 Sept - 6 Oct Sydney Jamboree 2018
  • 28 Sept -1 Oct QLD Olave Program Conference “Make a Splash”