You might have seen it already or it is sitting in your inbox… however for those that have missed it, here is, the October Newsletter:
Hosted by Caloundra Family History
There’s only eight months until the conference and a lot of things have been going on in the background. In this news update we are covering accommodation options, venue name changes, reviewing speaker proposals and lots more.
We’ve negotiated special rates for conference delegates at the Best Western Plus Lake Kawana Hotel which has 81 rooms of various sizes. The hotel is directly across the lake from the conference venue, but despite our urging, the council hasn’t yet put in a foot bridge for us, so it is a 4 mins drive!
Just across the road from Best Western is the Aquarius Apartment complex with units ranging from studio to 3 bedrooms. All except the studio have kitchen facilities and again we have negotiated special rates for delegates.
Accommodation can be booked now and the details and links are on the Accommodation page of the Waves in Time 2019 website.
Venue Name Change
There was a bit of unneeded ‘excitement’ early August when our venue, Lake Kawana Community Centre, was renamed at a sparkling ceremony. The council has decided to call it VENUE 114. Why, you may well ask … because it is at 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina. We’ll all get used to the new name and the funky logo, but for now we’re letting people know that it’s on Lake Kawana so they have an idea where it is!
Review of Speaker Proposals
The Call for Speakers closed at the end of August and there was an amazing response. It’s going to be hard for the committee to select speakers, but you can be assured a conference programme with lots of variety and excellent presenters will be organised. The final decision on speakers will be made mid-October and successful speakers will be advised by 18 October 2018.
FREE Public Family & Local History Fair
The free public Family and Local History Fair on the Friday will also be an action-packed day with the free talks increased to five followed by three paid sessions for conference delegates. Details will be on the website mid-October.
News in Brief
Regional Delegate Assistance
There was a good response to the call for applications from regional delegates for assistance towards their travel costs. History Queensland, who are providing the funds, will consider these applications and make a decision mid-October.
Registration opens on 1 November which is less than 5 weeks away. Keep your eye on the website and social media announcements so you can get in early to sign-up online. Payment will be by PayPal, direct debit, cheque or cash at Caloundra Family History resource rooms. Find us at www.caloundrafamilyhistory.org.au.
Visit the Sunshine Coast
Why don’t you consider extending your time on the coast for an extra few days? Winter on the Sunshine Coast is very pleasant especially for those who live further south (or even out west) and there are lots of fun things to do here. Bring the family – lots of beautiful beaches, markets, restaurants and activities. The fantastic Australia Zoo is not far away, and the Queensland Air Museum in Caloundra is well worth a visit. The beautiful Glass House Mountains and the Hinterland are only a short drive away. For more to see and do, check out https://www.visitsunshinecoast.com/
If you have any queries feel free to contact us.
Plus don’t forget to mark your calendar – Registrations open on 1 Nov.
Wave images sourced with approval from Visit Sunshine Coast.