News

New Roma Cancer Council committee steps forward

The local cancer council branch is saved with a new executive committee stepping forward. The new committee is publicity officer Kimberly Bach, Treasurer Jenny Ferry, Vice Chair Janell Lobb and Chair Rosie Carlaw.
The local cancer council branch is saved with a new executive committee stepping forward. The new committee is publicity officer Kimberly Bach, Treasurer Jenny Ferry, Vice Chair Janell Lobb and Chair Rosie Carlaw.

THE Roma Cancer Council branch has been saved at the 11th hour, with a new executive committee stepping forward.

The members of the old executive committee announced earlier in 2012 they would step down after running the branch for many years.

Luckily, some fresh faces stepped up to the challenge, at the Cancer Council's last meeting on November 20, to take over the committee.

The local branch runs numerous events throughout the year, including the Relay For Life.

New chair Rosie Carlaw said the committee felt it could not let the local branch fall apart.

"Everyone in Roma has been affected by cancer or knows someone who has," Ms Carlaw said.

"It's important we keep the local branch going to raise an awareness and provide support."

Ms Carlaw said the executive was still looking for general committee members.

Vice-chair Janell Lobb said the old committee had announced the potential closure of the branch at this year's Relay For Life.

"We decided then to put our hands up," Ms Lobb said.

Former branch chair Julie Cook said the old committee wanted to welcome and thank Rosie Carlaw and the new committee for stepping forward.

"These new volunteers demonstrate the ongoing commitment of the Roma community," Ms Cook said.

To become a general committee member, call Rosie on 0427 234 001.

Topics:  cancer council, relay for life, roma


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'We need to stop accepting death as part of our roads': Roma Police

Roma Police have called on everyone to look at road safety.

A special 81st gift for local man

VICE-REGAL VISIT: Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Bevan Stansbie MBE.

Bevan Stansbie met the Governor-General on his 81st birthday.

All pretty in pink at 2016 Pink Ladies Day

GIRLS GET TOGETHER: Rhiannon Newsham, from Eulo, Tannas Godfrey, from Cunnamulla, Kirsty Schmidt, from Charleville, and Fiona Ide, from Cunnamulla.

600 shades of pink flock to Weengallon fundraiser.

Latest deals and offers

Protesters take a last stand against WHUP

Protesters have taken a last stand against the WHUP, but the odds for a redesign are not in their favour.

'We need to stop accepting death as part of our roads': Roma Police

Roma Police have called on everyone to look at road safety.

A special 81st gift for local man

VICE-REGAL VISIT: Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Bevan Stansbie MBE.

Bevan Stansbie met the Governor-General on his 81st birthday.

All pretty in pink at 2016 Pink Ladies Day

GIRLS GET TOGETHER: Rhiannon Newsham, from Eulo, Tannas Godfrey, from Cunnamulla, Kirsty Schmidt, from Charleville, and Fiona Ide, from Cunnamulla.

600 shades of pink flock to Weengallon fundraiser.

Roma Cities: their best chance yet to win A-Grade title

Roma Cities players Matt Waites (A-Grade), Jeff Connolly (Reserve Grade) and Owen Williams (under-18s) are ready for the RDRL grand final day on Sunday.

Roma Cities have a chance for three premiership this weekend.

Back from brink: the 'scapegoat' soldiers of Vietnam

Private Ellis 'Toby' Trebilco (10th on the right) marching in the 9th Battalion in 1971.

Since Vietnam ended, people have been telling Toby he was "lucky".

Die-hard fan's 34 magic Gympie Muster years

STICK AROUND FOR A BEER: Mal Williams has been at every Gympie Muster for 34 years.

Mal Williams has only missed one Muster in 35 years - the first one

Tom Hiddleston's Instagram account hacked

Actor Tom Hiddleston

Thor star the latest celebrity targetted by hackers

Charlize Theron's son dresses up as Frozen character

Actor Charlize Theron

Star's son spotted dressed a beloved Frozen character

BOOKS: Food for thought in Caroline Beecham's latest novel

Maggie's Kitchen by Caroline Beecham is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99.

New novel reminds readers that bravery exists in many forms

TELEVISION: New show is a Survivor, for now

Jonathan LaPaglia hosts the TV series Australian Survivor.

WHAT happens when a new show with a big budget flops?

Rachel Weisz understands celebrity gossip fascination

Actor Rachel Weisz

Weisz says mystery is good for an actor

Gina Rodriguez relished dramatic change for new film

Jane the Virgin lead Gina Rodriguez

TV star shaved her hair for movie role

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Noosa mayor on "red alert" over planning court decision

Mayor Tony Wellington hands down his first budget.

Mayor upset at lack of say about look and feel of Noosa