South Burnett Parkinson's Support Group guest speaker Rose and member Peg at their monthly get-together.
South Burnett Parkinson's Support Group guest speaker Rose and member Peg at their monthly get-together. Carmen Emery-Strathdee

Parkinson's Support Group treated to local guest speaker

THE South Burnett Parkinson's Support Group has had its monthly meeting and members were treated to new guest speaker.

Carmen Emery-Strathdee, the support group co-ordinator, said having Rose speak was very special for their group.

"This was the first time Rose had spoken formally to a group of people about her life,” she said.

"Rose had Russian parents, was born in Brazil and lived in America before coming to Australia. She found her way to Murgon where she has found much happiness and is heavily involved in the community.

"Rose volunteers her time at the local Visitor Information Centre as well as other committees in town.”  

Ms Emery-Strathdee said Rose gave a very enlightening and interesting talk about her and her family's past.

"Several members kept the conversation going with their questions to her. Rose believes after living and travelling in many different countries that Australia is the best place to live,” she said.  

"Thanks to Darryl for suggesting and organising our June speaker. There certainly are many interesting people living in our community.

"Rose brought along her partner Kev to enjoy the meeting. Darryl's sister Phenella also attended as she often does.”

Ms Emery-Strathdee said apologies were received due to illness from several members.

"Rose and Kev were our Lucky Numbers winners and Elva won the best answer to our trivia question,” she said.

"Golf day donations were received from Jenny J and Bunnings Kingaroy. Others have also pledged their support and we will await their donations.

"Preparations are going along nicely for this fundraising event being co-ordinated by Graham House for our group.”

Ms Emery-Strathdee said the morning finished with "the last laugh” as Merrilyn read two jokes: a Wi-Fi joke and a woman's joke.

The support group has its upcoming charity golf day at the Murgon Golf Club on Saturday, July 27, at 1pm. All are welcome.

Phone Darryl on 4168 3116 or Carmen on 5486 1268 for further information.

The next monthly meeting will be on Monday, July 29. All are welcome.

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