Wednesday, 27th April 2011
Today, Bert van Manen MP, Federal Member for Forde, attended the celebration of the Forde Electorate’s Alice Dobson’s 100th Birthday.
Surrounded by family and friends at the Beenleigh Senior Citizen’s Centre, Mrs Dobson cheerfully greeted Mr van Manen and was pleased to receive one of many flower bouquets to commemorate the occasion.
Mr van Manen was honoured to speak to Mrs Dobson about her achievements in life and to join her along with her family and friends to celebrate this joyous occasion.
When asked what the secret to a long and happy life was, the vibrant 100 year-old stated, “stay positive and keep active.”
Mr van Manen proudly spoke to the attendees, wishing Mrs Dobson a joyous birthday and also sharing birthday congratulations from the Governor-General and Prime Minister.