District Matters 

8 June 2018

Do you know of a Leader who has Gone the Extra Mile?

Please consider nominating an Adult Member from your team for the GEM of the Month award. A great opportunity to highlight the dedication of our volunteers in our Queensland on the Go monthly magazine. Recipients also receive badges, a letter and special certificate from our State Commissioner, an iron on transfer plus $25 Guide Supplies Gift Voucher.

  • All nominees must be a financial Adult Member
  • Complete this form to Nominate an Adult Member

Positions Vacant: Minute Taker for Finance Committee

The Girl Guides Queensland Finance committee are looking for a volunteer Minute Taker to assist with recording meeting notes and preparing minutes to share with committee. The GGQ Finance committee meet every 3rd Wednesday evening of every month. Expressions of interest to Lesley Jardine at finance@guidesqld.org.

Unidentified Payments

Girl Guides Queensland (GGQ) has $5,000 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.


Promote your event on GGQ Facebook Page

If you are organising an event that is open to the public like a "Come and try day" or "Stargazing" event which provides people the opportunity to experience Girl Guides, why not advertise it on the GGQ facebook page?

Send the details through to webmaster@guidesqld.org and the State Office team can create the event and help you with promotions, collect registrations and try boost interest and attendance!

Update from Community Development Officer

Come and Try Days
Dalrymple, Moogerah, and Major Mitchell have recently held successful Come and Try Days (averaging at around 20 enquiries!). These events are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Guiding and open it up to your local community. If you are thinking of hosting a Come and Try Day, please contact Caitlin at caitlink@guidesqld.org 

Thinking out of the box!
Brisbane North recently participated in a Brisbane Council event called Green Heart Fair. This event focused on promoting innovative green living in a fun, family-friendly environment. As a not for profit organisation, it was free for us to hold a stall. Margaret Nicholls and Shirley Eickenoff ran some fun recycled craft activities and attached a sticker with their Region details to follow up. This was a fantastic opportunity to reach a large audience and showcase Guiding. If you have any ‘out of the box’ ideas and would like some support, reach out to Caitlin at caitlink@guidesqld.org.

Queensland on the Go

For the remainder of 2018, Queensland on the Go will be changing schedule to be published every second month. During this time, our teams will perform a review for the 2019 schedule, considering the communications content, production, usability and potential reach.

All submissions for the August issue of Queensland on the Go are to be submitted by 13 July to qotg@guidesqld.org.

Buy Smart Competition 2018

The office of Fair Trading runs the Buy Smart Competition to help young consumers learn about marketplace issues and become more informed consumers. By becoming informed, you will have the skills and knowledge to:
  • Recognise and avoid scams
  • Improve your financial capability
  • Use your consumer rights when you need them 
The competition is designed to get you thinking about these issues in a fun way, with a chance to win $15,000! For more information visit www.qld.gov.au.

Dates for your Diary

  • 17 June - Moogerah Come and Try Day
  • 6-8 July Kuungana - National Olave Conference
  • 21 July Dalrymple Come and Try Day
  • 31 July Initial Biscuit Order Payments Due
  • 11-12 August PGL Guide Only Weekend cancelled.
  • 18-19 August - Chain of Cardboard Cities
  • 22-28 September AGOONOREE
  • 28-1 October QLD Olave Program Conference “Make a Splash”