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Given the cost-of-living crisis, the UQ Centre for Community Health and Wellbeing offers ideas to help you manage your summer party budget.

Wholesome summer food on a budget

Daniel Bouwmeester January 2, 2024 3 min read

Summer is the perfect time to get together with friends and family and share a delicious meal. You might be hosting, or asked to bring a plate, or simply want to impress everyone with your cooking, but you don’t want to break the bank. This is completely understandable, considering the cost-of-living crisis we are experiencing…

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Rotary District 9620, the district of the Greater Springfield Rotary, is now running its annual raffle with some valuable prizes.

A Rotary Raffle you should not miss

Daniel Bouwmeester December 26, 2023 2 min read

Each year Rotary District 9620 runs a raffle with some very unique and valuable prizes. This year’s raffle is now open, and tickets can be purchased online – how easy is that! The raffle is open to anyone who wishes to buy a ticket. You don’t have to be a Rotarian to enter. The funds…

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Corporate teams can improve business prospects by giving gifts to clients and team members, says the owners of Jane's Handcrafts & Gifts.

Memorable Moments: December 2023

Daniel Bouwmeester December 15, 2023 2 min read

‘Memorable Moments’ by Amanda and AntoineJane’s Handcrafts & Gifts Now is a great opportunity to remind businesses and employers how giving gifts to your clients and team members can produce great moments and stronger business relationships. Importantly, corporate gift-giving can ensure that relationships that have been built throughout the year create more business in the…

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The Rotary Clubs of Greater Springfield and Brisbane united their efforts to inaugurate the Lift the Lid Walk for mental health, in October.

‘Lift the Lid’ walk for mental health

Daniel Bouwmeester December 7, 2023 3 min read

By Sue Roger Community Services Director – Greater Springfield Rotary On October 29, the Rotary Clubs of Brisbane Taylor Bridge, Brisbane Centenary, and Greater Springfield united their efforts to inaugurate the Lift the Lid Walk. This annual event is a tangible expression of support for “Lifting the Lid” on mental illness, and is Australian Rotary…

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Nayda Hernandez celebrates her 2023 monthly "community champions": local heroes who work so hard to better the lives of those around us.

‘Community Hero’ Celebration: 2023

Daniel Bouwmeester December 6, 2023 8 min read

by Nayda Hernandez I would like to begin by saying thank you to every single reader who has read and been inspired by my community spotlight monthly articles. It is hard not to shed a tear or two when reflecting on what these articles mean to me and all who have been part of this…

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On September 30, our District Governor Paul Roger and his wife Sue attended the annual Bordie Awards 2023 for Borderline Australia.

Greater Springfield Rotary Club attends Bordie Awards

Daniel Bouwmeester November 25, 2023 3 min read

By Sue Roger Community Services Director – Greater Springfield Rotary On Saturday, September 30, our District Governor Paul Roger and his wife Sue attended the annual Bordie Awards 2023 for Borderline. Rotary International received the ‘Create Impact Award’. This is a new award given to an individual, business, organisation, or group who has made a…

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The University of Queensland Centre for Community Health and Wellbeing in Springfield is inviting residents to complete an important survey.

Let UQ at Springfield know what YOU need to live your healthiest life

Daniel Bouwmeester August 3, 2023 2 min read

The University of Queensland Centre for Community Health and Wellbeing has been active in Springfield since March 2023. The Centre is made up of researchers, professional staff, and students – who work together on their vision of creating happy, healthy communities. The Centre values working with community members in research and decision making, creating genuine…

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A big drive ahead for men’s health: Golf Day, Car Show, Long Walk, Movember

Daniel Bouwmeester July 13, 2023 3 min read

by Springfield Mo-Men After an incredibly successful 2022 raising over $100,000 for Movember Foundation Australia, 2023 is shaping up to be even bigger. In June, we celebrated International Men’s Health Week (June 14-20), with the theme of forming ‘Healthy Habits’ – checking on your mates, connecting, having conversations, and getting that yearly check up. On…

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Ball is in your court with UQ Health

Daniel Bouwmeester July 5, 2023 3 min read

Did you know the University of Queensland has a health and wellbeing research centre based right here in Springfield? The UQ Centre for Community Health and Wellbeing – led by Professor Lauren Ball – is located at the Springfield Tower office building on Sinnathamby Boulevard. Professor Ball established the Centre in January this year. It…

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Words with the Toastmasters: April 2023

Daniel Bouwmeester April 12, 2023 2 min read

Speaking of nerves… are you nervous or anxious when you are asked to speak in a group or at an event? Do you try to avoid it as much as possible?  According to Forbes Magazine, the number one fear for the average person is public speaking in fact this fear ranks higher than fearing death!…

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