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NQRS Newsletter October 2006

Playday and AGM

Sunday 29th October

Venue: The Dartnalls have kindly offered to host our final get-together for the year at their home at 17 Kepler St., Wulguru.

Time: 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm

Please bring recorders, music stands, a plate of goodies for afternoon tea and a gold coin for drinks.

Everyone involved with the recorder is encouraged to attend as we will be having an Annual General Meeting. The future of NQRS will be on our agenda as all positions on the committee will be vacant.

Residential Workshop 2006

Venue: Gumburu, Paluma

Dates: 15th -- 17th September, 2006 (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon)

Tutor: Sue Bethune

The workshop held on the weekend of 15th – 17th September, 2006 was very successful despite the committee's initial worry that we would not have enough participants. This was due to the Townsville Eisteddfod being held at the same time and preventing the local members from travelling to Paluma. Sr. Valerie and the players from Brisbane were lots of fun and we really appreciate their making the effort to come to the workshop.

Sue Bethune from Brisbane was a wonderful tutor. She has a complete dedication to teaching the recorder and managed to organise a very diverse group of players into producing a great sound.

The concert and entertainment on Saturday night was great fun with just about everybody being involved.

Having our meals provided turned out to be well worth the expense and allowed more time to be involved in other activities. The cook was great and the food was really good.

Once permission has been obtained from the participants Malcolm will post some photos from the weekend on this website.

Paluma is a small township in the tropical rainforest on Mt Spec, west of Ingham. It is a 1.5 to 2 hours scenic drive from Townsville with a great swimming area at Crystal Creek half way up the Range.

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