Monday, August 1, 2016
As you all know ALAS instigated to lobby the
Queensland Government , Hon Tracy Davis,
to hold an Anniversary Celebration on the 27 th November
every year, regardless of what day it falls on and to establish a
committee to be set up .
In 2013 ALAS approached Susan Kelly to be co- ordinator,
We asked Sue to contact Linda Bryant Origins, &
Trevor Jordan Jigsaw, if they would join us and invite 2
other members to form this committee,which we did.
ALAS members Trish, Marg & Glenda,
Linda & Rosalee from Origins
Trevor & Heather from Jigsaw
This number was chosen so we would always have at least
one member from each group present at every meeting.
We had asked for a Plaque with the Apology on it,
3 Rose bushes, & 2 Park benches,to be placed in the
Roma Street Parklands.
Unfortunately this could not be done in time for the
so to mark the date a Morning Tea was held in the
Brisbane City Hall.
We were still working towards the second anniversary
and to have in place, the Plaque, Rose bushes,and
2 Park benches.
The Second Anniversary was held in the
Roma Street Parklands opened by
Hon Tracy Davis but without the bench / seats.
Last year while visiting the gardens, I noticed the Rose bushes
were gone, apparently the Possums had eaten them.
The 3 rd Anniversary was held there, the site looked barren & awful.
Earlier this year i mentioned the state of the Plaque area to
Minister Shannon Fentiman, ALAS members have asked for
the completion of this Very Special Remembrance Area in time
for the 4 th Anniversary Celebration by having replacement plants
around our Plaque & our 2 Park benches / seats as promised and
be ready for use on the 27 th November 2016.
I have suggested to the Minister's secretary that we form another
committee still retaining Susan Kelly as our Co -ordinator
& 3 members from each of the groups who meet at the
moment, both Trevor Marg & myself think this is a good
idea as it has been previously successful.
Shane Bevis the ministers secretary needs us all to agree
on a suitable replacement plant, and he has contacted the
Brisbane City Council and the Roma Street parklands
and also re the bench/ seats.
We all need to work together to prevent any delays.
Shane wants to meet us altogether with the proposals.
ALAS also requests the marquees,chairs,Roses for the survivors
who will be attending to place on the Plaque.
Morning Tea / coffee and juice and finger food.
We also request,a Rose covered signature book for us all to sign.
a microphone & speakers, so the Premier & ministers can talk
to us.In the past the Queensland Government has provided funding
for everything,Previously it was the Liberal Government.
There is much to discuss, lets make this a successful day for us
all to Remember. I see Anita has allotted time at our next
meeting to discuss this issue, regards trish
Hi everyone on Saturday 20 th August
The ALAS Annual & General meeting
will be held
at East Leagues Club
40 Main Avenue,Coorparoo.
12 pm, usual deal everyone pays for their own
food & drinks, we will probably be there
til 3 pm.
I have photos from the opening of the Art works
in South Australia that i will bring along.
if you would like more information please phone
Monday, July 25, 2016
Last Thursday the ALAS Trailblazers
namely Trish, Marg, Janice,& Lorraine,
caught up with our good friend Ian Jones for morning tea
at the Shingle Inn Queen Street, it was a really lovely day a lot of
laughter, & happiness,its amazing how our lives have changed over
the last 8 years,& all that ALAS has achieved since our
Historic Royal Brisbane and Women's Adoption Apology.
the Apology & Photo sits on the wall,
outside the lifts on level 5 Ned Hanlon Building, without that apology
we at ALAS feel we would still be battling the governments for all the
other Forced Adoption Apologies if it hadn't been for the action of
Professor Ian Jones & Noelle Cridland.
Hi everyone just a reminder our next meeting
is this sat 30 th July at 12 pm
The Four Mile Creek Hotel,
opposite the Westfield Shopping Center,
Gympie Road, Strathpne.
a selection of lunch menus around $15.00
Also coffee & cake deals around $8.00,
everyone is responsible for their own food & drinks.
Membership fees for 2016 are now due,
hope to see you all,for more information please call
Sunday, June 5, 2016
The photos are from the 3 rd Anniversary Forced Adoption
Celebrations 21st March 2016, I had problems getting
rid of an unknown person in the background.
The next Meeting is Saturday the 18 th of June
Four Mile Creek Hotel.
opposite Westfield Shopping Center.
On June the 8/9 was 7 years since we got publicity for
The Royal Brisbane & Women"s
Forced Adoption Apology,
lets get together & celebrate everything that's happened since.
Everyone pays for their own food & drinks, more info trish 0417077159