Australian Defence Medal Ceremony

Bert recently held a ceremony to recognise the contribution and commitment to our nation’s security by two local ex-servicemen living in the Forde community.   Barrie John Hill and David William Rathbone both received the Australian Defence Medal during a presentation at the Beenleigh RSL. The Australian Defence Medal is awarded to Regular and Reserve…

PLEASE HELP!!!!

  PLEASE HELP!! – One of our local organisations was broken into over night and they have stolen money and damaged food destined for poor and underprivileged families this Christmas. This Thursday night they were planning on feeding around 200 local families that would have not been able to afford Christmas dinner. Please help them…

Eagleby Cadets receive national Award

  Eagleby Cadets receive national Award   Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen attended Training Ship Walrus at Eagleby on the weekend as the Cadets received a prestigious national award.   To win the Award of ‘Most Premier Unit’ the participants had to exceed in Leadership; Teamwork; Dress and Bearing; Maritime Activities; Emergency Response…