Tuesday, December 31, 2019

                                    I hope you have all enjoyed a good Christmas.

                                Thank you to everyone who attended the Christmas lunch, 
                             At  The Golden Ox where once again  we all had a good time.

                                              HAPPY NEW YEAR,

                                            I hope we all have a good 2020,

                                  Filled with good Health, Wealth, & Heaps of Happiness


                                   It will be good to catch up at our first meeting

                                       on Monday 13 th January, 12 pn  at

                           Four Mile Creek  Hotel,  in front of  Dan Murphy's

                             Gympie  road,Strathpine. Plenty of parking.

                              There is a good choice of delicious meals,
                                 & a  coffee & cake deal.
                              if you just want to pop for that

                           As we are a non  for profit group
                         we ask that everyone pays for their own food & drinks.
                       Anyone affected by Adoption are welcome to join us
                      if you would like more information please  phone Trish


Monday, November 11, 2019

                                                        Hi everyone just an update on

                                            Christmas lunch, Saturday 7 th Dec at Golden Ox,12 pm
                                           At last   Saturday's meeting we decided

                                              that this year we will hold a.

                                            SECRET  SANTA to the value of   $5.00

                               Rhonda has kindly offered to donate Chocolates as usual,
                                      Trish  has donated Bon Bons.

                                   myself  the usual sparkly bits on the table,

                                   Christmas trees, Serviettes,

                          if anyone else has any other ideas to help make the day go well

                            please phone me, 0417077159.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

                                                  Our November meeting on the 9th

                                                    Start  at 12 pm til approx  4pm

                                                   EAST LEAGUES CLUB
                                                Main Avenue Corparoo.
                                         Much to talk  about.& looking forward to us 
                                             catching  up on the issues of life.
                                          As we are a non for profit group  we ask that 
                                          everyone pays for their own food & drinks.

                                          I have posted the Christmas Lunch invites,
                                         to the people i know i won't see before or
                                          at the next meeting.

                                           If for some reason you don't get yours
                                              please contact me on 0417077159

                                                 The Lunch is at
                                      The GOLDEN  OX  RESTAURANT
                                            Oxley Avenue, Margate.

                                           Saturday 7 th December 2019

                             Start 12 pm, this is a good time to let our hair down

                        & enjoy one another's  company while enjoying good food,
                           in  a relaxed atmosphere,
                      its the ideal time to  laugh at the silly jokes in the crackers
                         also we can  exchange Christmas cards with each other.

                      looking forward to seeing you all happy on the day.

                               for more information please contact me 0417077159.


                                             Hi everyone i have posted

                                         Your  INVITATIONS to the

                                         27th November 2019

                                       7th   ANNIVERSARY
                                     For  FORCED ADOPTION POLICIES and PRACTICES.

                                     at the  ADOPTION  MEMORIAL SITE,

                                             CITY VIEW SADDLE

                                 ROMA  STREET PARKLANDS.

                                         1 Parkland  Blvd,

                                             Brisbane City

                                        if you are Planning to come but

                                         have NOT Received an   INVITATION

                                        Please contact Trish on 0417077159 asap..

                                   as we need  RSVP'S by MONDAY 4TH November

                                             to    PASQ 0731704600 or



Sunday, October 6, 2019

                                            Just a friendly reminder that our next Meeting

                                      Is next  Monday 14th October 2019.Starting at 12 pm

                                                   At Four Mile Creek Hotel.
                                       Gympie Road,  Strathpine
                              opposite the big Shopping Centre,plenty of parking

                                  The meals are  good & very reasonably priced,

                                              they also have a coffee & cake deal.

                                   as we are a non for profit charity group, therefore
                          everyone is responsible for paying for their own food & drinks,

                           a gold coin donation would be appreciated to help with the
                             running costs of the group.

                             anyone affected by Adoption is welcome to join us
                                 we are a friendly non judge mental group.
                          The Adoption committee are busy planning

                       The 7 th anniversary Celebration on 27 th November,

                       if you would like an invitation  or more information,

                          please either come to this meeting or

                        contact Trish  0417077159, see you all on the 14th,


Thursday, September 12, 2019

                                         Hi everyone

                                       This Saturdays Meeting has been


                                      due to   health reason.

                                     And so many of our lucky members are travelling around

                                   the country, so many lovely photos, you all look to be

                                   having a great time, wish i was there.

                                 Take care, & keep enjoying yourselves.

                                See some you on Monday 14 th October

                                Meeting at Four Mile Creek, Strathpine. At 12pm

                              Please bring your photos so we can drool about your adventures.

                            anyone wanting information please call Trish 0417077159


Saturday, September 7, 2019

                                                              Hi everyone just a reminder

                                                    Next  Saturdays  Meeting  is at

                                                          East  Leagues  Club
                                                  Main  Avenue,    Coorparoo

                                                 time    12  til about 4  pm.

                                           there are a few up & coming events to talk about.

                                          please phone or text Trish on 0417077159

                                           for more information, or  if you attending

                                          then i know what size table to book.

                                          I have got a few photos of the time there

                                     when we celebrated my OAM  lunch to give out.



Monday, August 5, 2019

                                         Hi Every one the Monday August 12  2019 meeting

                                         Is next Monday at 12 pm.

                                          at The Four Mile Creek Hotel

                                          Gympie Road, Strathpine,

                                         Opposite the Shopping Centre.

                                          That Monday is the pine rivers show holiday

                                          a 10% surcharge is usual for
                                             Public Holiday's.

                                          Our Membership fees are also due,

                                           Which we have kept at $20.00.

                                            as we are a non for profit charity group

                          We rely on these Fees & Donations to be able to keep going

                we ask that   everyone is responsible for their own Food & Drinks.

There is much to discus about up & coming events in Adoption over the next year.

For more information please contact Trish on 0417077159.see you all on the 12th.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

                                                             Hi everyone the ALAS July Meeting

                                                               is Saturday 20th  at 12 pm

                                                           Where at  East Leagues  Club

                                                          Main Avenue, Cooparoo
                                                I am back from my 10 days of house sitting

                                              the animals will be glad that their owners are home.
                                               it has been a good break watching Foxtel catching up
                                      on some good television shows, i may inquire to have it myself.

                                              My diary is crammed this next week.

                                                the planning has begun for the next anniversary
                                                the site will look different  this year.
                                               more like what was initially designed for the site.

                                    once again It is that time of year when the membership fees are due

                                               they are still only $20.00.

                                         as we are a non for profit group we rely on our Membership

                                           to keep the group functioning.
                                           for more information please phone Trish 0417077159.


Saturday, June 8, 2019

                                              Hi Everyone, the June Meeting

                                                   has been POSTPONED

                                       It is now Saturday June 22 nd

                                       New Place KEDRON WAVELL RSL

                                       Hamilton Road  Chermside still  at 12 pm.

                                 This will be the first Saturday  after the

                                   Opening of The REMEMBRANCE GARDEN.
                                  At   St MARY's Home Toowong.

                                     As we all know this was initiated  by Marg, & Glenda

                                    after Glenda's Passing away Dorelle kindly stepped to help

                                      into help Marg, Great work girls you have done really well.
                                        working along side the Anglican Church, 

                                  We are  Looking forward to the 19 th june.

Monday, April 22, 2019

                                                        Hi everyone i hope you  have  had a good Easter.
                                                         At last here are the photos from 21 st March
                                                       6th Anniversary Celebrations @ 
                                                          Riverside Venue, New Farm.

Minsters Di Farmer, Grace Grace,Myself,Judy, Kerri,Trevor,& Colleen.

                                         Evelyn, & Heather,& Meredith are with us all in this photo

                                      Minister Di Farmer & myself Trish.
Dorelle,Evelyn,Trish,& Marg. with Claire with baby Nicholas.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

                                                      Hi Everyone There was a computer clinch

                            in my previous post it should have read

                             There  Was  No Mention of my AWARD by the MC or

                           any member who organised the event.

                           My computer has a habit of missing letters

                          & sometimes  2 or 3 letter words.

                                                   Hi Everyone Thursday 6 th Anniversary

                                                   oh it was so hot & muggy  really oppressive
                                                The food was good  as usual.

                                          I did get chance to show all the interested  people
                                           my Governor General's Congratulation letters 

                                             there are so many  letters

                                            that i have put them in a folder,

                                        when  i told  Minister Di Farmer that i had got the OAM
                                        She was so excited She gave me 3 big hugs.
                                     I also got heaps of hugs & many meaningful words
                                    of congratulations from everyone standing near her.

                                    Their recognition made it feel so Proud.

                                   There was mention of the award by the mc.
                              My   phone has been busy  by people

                                Asking why was there no mention of the award?

                              Many people are expressing their disappointment, &
                             disgust,that the opportunity was missed

                           as this was the first time  since the award  that members

                         of the Adoption community were present at this major

                          Adoption event.This has left many people feeling that it was

                         Disrespectful,The excuse given caused me to  contact

                           The Governor Generals office for clarification
                       Where  i was  reassured that I was Officially

                      Awarded the Honor  of OAM on Australia Day's Honor list.

                     Saturday 26 th of January 2019, at 12 am.

                   my name was  placed on Governor Generals official web site.
                    Also  officially placed by the Governor General's department 

                      in the Newspapers.

                Thank you everyone for your support love & care.
                 From Patricia Large  OAM 



Tuesday, March 5, 2019

                                                 Hi everyone the 16 th MARCH meeting has been

                                                 Postponed it's is now scheduled for

                                                Saturday 30 th March 2019

                                                 at East Leagues  Club

                                                  Main Avenue,    Cooparoo

                                               12 pm til approx 4pm

                                                This will be the first meting after the

                                        6th Anniversary Celebration at the Riverside venue
                                       on Thursday  21 st March.f you are planning to attend
                                          please make sure you that you have RSVP
                                            phone 1800210313 or 33586666 ASAP.

                                             for more information please phone trish



Thursday, February 7, 2019


                                                             Hi everyone just a reminder

                                                           Our next meeting is this

                                                        Monday 11 th February.2019

                                                        12 pm til approx 3.30 pm

                                                   at the Four Mile Creek Hotel

                                                     Gympie road, Strathpine
                                              opposite the West field  shopping center.

                                         Many changes & up dates needed &
                                         your ideas &  input is vital to how we go forward.
                                          Because we are a non for profit Charity group.
                                           every one  to pay for their own food & drinks,
                                            there is a good range of seniors meals,
                                   plus coffee & cake deals at a reasonable prices.
                                          The atmosphere is very pleasant
                                            where we can sit & talk  in comfort. 

                                            I have also got copies of the Invitation

                                             to the 6 th Anniversary of the 

                                       Government National Apology for Forced Adoption,

                                      Thursday 21 st March 2019.

                                       10.30 - 12 noon.

                                         Riverside Reception Centre.

                                         50 Oxlade Dr,New Farm .

                                         booking essential by Monday 11 th March

                                            phone 1800210313 or 0733586666
                                          For more information on our meeting

                                           please phone trish 0417077159..

Saturday, January 26, 2019

                                                       Hi every one today 26/1/2019

                                                  I have been awarded the

                                                Medal of the Order of Australia

                                                For service to the community

                                                  through social welfare initiatives

                                               this is for  my work in Alas

                                             & adoption .i get the medal

                                              later, but i do have the paper work & its

                                              printed in the courier mail

                                         thank you to everyone who nominated me.

                                       I feel so proud when i look back on all

                                     Law reforms & changes that i took part in

                                      over the last 50 years.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

                                                Hi everyone thanks to everyone who came to

                                               East Leagues Club it was a lovely meeting.

                                            Our next meeting is

                                           Monday 11 th February  at 12 pm  til approx 4 pm

                                              Where Four Mile Creek Hotel

                                             Gympie road , Strathpine,

                                            opposite the shopping center.

                                          So much to discuss,

                                        Some changes to the operation of the group?.

                                        Will need majority approval & input.

                                         Also catch up on the arrangements

                                           & plans for this years 6th Anniversary of the

                                           National Forced Adoption Apology.

                                      for more information please phone trish


Sunday, January 13, 2019

                                                          Hi Everyone just a reminder that next

                                                      Saturday is our first meeting for 2019

                                                We will be at East leagues Club

                                                   Main Avenue ,Cooparoo

                                                     time 12 pm til approximately 4 pm.

                                                   I am looking forward to lunch

                                                      & catching up with you all.
                                                  As usual each person pays

                                             for their own  food & drinks.

                                                      I hope you have all had

                                                   a good Christmas &  Happy New year.

                                                     There is a lot to discuss at this meeting.

                                                   I hope we can change a few things.

                                  for more information please phone trish 0417077159