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Welcome to Brisbane Taylor Bridge!

Brisbane Taylor Bridge

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
The Paradox Room
Corinda State High School
46 Pratten Street
Corinda, Qld.  4075
Australia
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Craig Clarke
0430 871-664
 
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Home Page Stories
Senior Constable, Ben Harm, who is the officer in charge of the Centenary North Police Beat, visited us again recently to speak about crystal meth, more commonly known as ICE. Believe it or not, it is not a new drug. It has been around since the early 1900s and has had many uses before now. The key issue today is the increase in ICE usage as it is of a higher quality and more pure thus it is more addictive. The effects of ICE are not pretty, with many users losing weight, having sleep problems, initial euphoria followed by a big down which results in violence. It is a poison so it also has significant effects on skin (lesions), teeth etc.
If you suspect someone is on ice or that someone may be having an unusual or dangerous reaction to it ring 000. On ICE people can overheat, dehydrate, have fits/seizures, collapse, panic and suffer from paranoia/psychosis. Encourage them to take a break - eat, drink, sleep, encourage them to seek treatment. Don't forget, if you see anything suspicious, no matter how big or small, tell the Police, they want to know. You are NOT wasting their time. Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Policelink 131444 (non urgent)
 
 

 
Thank you to all who attended our annual Trivia night on Saturday 22nd October at Corinda State High School. The club raised over $2000 for our charities. The Halloween theme resulted in some great costumes and decorations. Thanks to all club members who helped set up, organise the food and drinks and clean up. For more information and photos go to www.facebook.com/RotaryBrisbaneTaylorBridge
 
 

 
Presentation of a $7000 cheque to Janine Porter-Steele from Wesley Choices Program, by Graham Osterfield on behalf of the Centenary & Taylor Bridge Rotary Clubs. The funds were raised at the Rotary Fun Run held in May.
 

 
Here are two more of our wonderful club members that you could get to know...Margaret (left) and Lizzie. Margaret has worked as an education manager, has run her own business that saw her meet with Bill Gates regularly and is now in Real Estate. Lizzie has a background in hospitality and food (was a chef) and now is involved in food quality control. Lizzie's daughter has been involved in a Youth Exchange to Sweden so Lizzie wanted to join Rotary to give back. Both women are enjoying the fellowship, fun and the community involvement that is all part of Rotary. Come and see us on a Tuesday night at 6.45pm at Corinda State High School.
 

 
 
Club Secretary, Elisa McDonald is taking a Leave Of Absence until mid 2017.
Elisa, and her husband Cameron are expecting their first child in early December and we wish them the very best.
On her final night, Elisa hosted a group of our members at her workplace, the Corinda Compounding Chemist in Oxley Road.
During this visit, Elisa introduced us to the lab and some of the equipment used to make compounded medicines.
Surprisingly in this time of technology and mechanisation, a great deal of compounding chemistry is still done manually, as our Youth Exchange Student, David from Switzerland, found out.
   
The evening was very intriguing and informative, thanks Elisa.