Somerset Times

'Girls' Talk' Mother's Day Celebrations an Unforgettable Event




Somerset Times Edition

Week 5,
Term Two, 2016

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This year's Parents' and Friends' Mother's Day Celebration, 'Girls' Talk with Madonna King', was truly unforgettable! For guests lucky enough to have secured a ticket, there was plenty of laughter and we all enjoyed precious time with friends at the retro and relaxing surroundings of the Bazaar Restaurant within the QT Hotel.

We welcomed special guests Mr Paul Taylor, Head of Junior School, and his wife Di, Madonna King and Allison Mazey from Bond University. Thanks to Paul for doing a magnificent job as emcee.

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A highlight of the day was the inspiring and very funny speech by Madonna King, esteemed author and well known media commentator, who was sponsored by our good friends at Bond University. She made us smile, feel special about our contribution as mothers and shared stories about incredible women who beat all the odds to make a difference to society.

We would also like to thank the following generous businesses within our Community who spoilt the Mothers of Somerset by donating prizes to our complimentary raffle collectively worth thousands of dollars. The names of the 19 lucky winners are in brackets.

  • Spa and Lunch Voucher: The Spa at Salt, Casuarina - Nicole Reynoldson (Cathy Manley and Margaret Rowles)
  • Hot Air Balloon ride: Remax - Nicole Carter (Simone Cunningham)
  • Gift baskets x5: Swimart Beenleigh - Poppy and Michael King (Naomi Woolridge, Jennifer Deacon, Jo Davenport, Josie Kay, Susan Fora)
  • Two Tickets to Leo Sayer and Lulu Concert at QPAC Brisbane on 30 June 2016 - Sonam Ongmu (Michelle McAdam)
  • SkinCeuticals Product Basket: Dr Dilip Gahankari, Advanced Aesthetics, Benowa - Jyoti Gahankari (Monika Walia)
  • Winter Laser Package: Dr Dilip Gahankari, Advanced Aesthetics, Benowa - Jyoti Gahankari (Janelle Parker)
  • Blooms Chemist at The Pines Napolean Perdis (+ 20% discount for all Somerset Mothers during the months of May and June, just mention it!) - Keely Rothwell (Deepa Calais)
  • Lingerie Voucher: Jules Lingerie, Mudgeeraba - Julie Beaumont (Karen Spence)
  • Racing Hats x2: Manor Hats - Kerri McKinnon (Rebecca Newing and Savannah Ray)
  • One month unlimited Yoga voucher: Fireshaper Yoga, Bundall (80), single and towel - Natalie Surie (Susan Linke)
  • 1.5hr Massage pamper package: Your Body for Life, Bundall (5) - Natasha (Di Taylor)
  • One night accommodation at QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise including breakfast - Bazaar Restaurant at QT Hotel (Rachael Whale)
  • Relaxation Facial and Microdermabrasion Rejuvination Voucher: The Organic Beauty Room - Nicki Taylor (Viktorlia Igumenovav)
  • Organic Spa Skin Care Products: The Organic Beauty Room - Nicki Taylor (Sharon Swift)

Your Parent Liaisons and the Committee thoroughly enjoyed organising our community's ever popular annual Parents' and Friends' Mother's Day lunch and we thank everyone for their support and positive feedback. Special thanks to Mrs Andrea Lewis and her team in Events, Mrs Jacqui Sina, Mrs Robyn Lindsay and Mrs Lisa FitzGerald.

Our Mother's Day function is always held on the Thursday prior to Mother's Day. Please note it in your calendar, along with our next parent function on the evening of Saturday 6 August.

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