Know Your GMO
An evening with GM activist Fran Murrell.
What is genetically modified food, why is it controversial and how do I know if I’m eating it?
Fran Murrell first learned about GM crops and food 17 years ago. She was initially supportive but the more she learned the more concerned she became.
Six years ago she co-founded MADGE (Mothers are Demystifying Genetic Engineering) to let people know what is going on.
The UpFront Club is delighted to be hosting a talk by Fran. Her talk will be followed by a Q & A session so you can really understand this important subject. She will be in Maleny for a short time only so be sure you don’t miss her:
When? Wednesday, September 10th, 7-8pm
Where? The UpFront Club, 31 Maple St Maleny.
Places are limited so please book on 5494 2592. Gold Coin Donation
Art at the Club
A group of 15 artists from Maleny and the Hinterland will present an art Exhibition at the UpFront Club, 31 Maple Street, Maleny from Thursday 18 September to 16 October 2014. All works will encompass the theme of “Spring”.
These original works, never shown before will cover a variety of media and styles and will be reasonably priced. The art will be on display for a month unless sold and if you don’t want to miss out put this date in your diary.
Thursday 18 September, 2014 at 6.00pm
Meet the artists and go in the draw for Lucky Door Prize
Bookings essential Phone 07 54942592
For further details email email@example.com
Celebration of Colour
We’re an arty bunch of staff at the Upfront Club and Maple Street Co-op – we can paint like Monet, draw better than Leonardo da Vinci and compose a photograph to rival any of Anne Geddes! And from the middle of June, we get to prove it by hosting our own, staff only art exhibition, the ‘Celebration of Colour’. Coinciding with the club’s 20th birthday celebrations, it all kicks off from 6pm on Thursday, the 19th of June for 4 weeks only. Party on down opening night, as it will be full of colour, fun and your chance to leave your very own artistic mark on the club…
New Restaurant Manager for the Club
We are delighted to introduce our new Restaurant Manager, Michael (‘Mick’) Toner.
Mick has worked in the Club previously and helped fill Sharon’s role when she was on annual leave.
He is a qualified chef with a sound food and business sense.
The timing was perfect – after 5 years of being both Manager and Head Chef at the Club, Sharon has been keen to concentrate on the kitchen. She’ll now have that chance.
As many of you know, Suzee left in February to live in Brisbane, leaving a gap in ‘front of house’ staff. All in all, Mick’s entrance is a boost for everyone.
The selection committee reached consensus - Mick’s experience and commitment to the club were hard to beat.
We extend heartfelt thanks to Sharon for her hard, hard work over the years. Now, hopefully, she’ll have more time to build her home!
We also want to give a big ‘welcome’ to Mick.
Come and say hello after 26th March.
Keeping it sustainable, fresh - and gluten free!
The Club continues to put sustainability and health first and foremost.
For some time, the Club has been using only Sustainable Seafood – now we’ve added Marine Stewardship Council certified sustainable.
Tempura battered Hake is our choice for fish and chips and we’re now serving salad with the dish, keeping it fresh. Of course, there’s also our fabulous garlic aioli!
Gluten Free Bread
We’ve sourced a fantastic new Gluten Free Bread from our friends at the Essential Grain organic bakery. Essential grain also supply us with our Panini and the awesome Wholegrain Sourdough.
Gluten Free Soy Milk
Made with organic Australian soybeans, is now also available – just ask.
See you at the Club!
UpFront Club wins funding for solar panels
Against some stiff competition, the Club has been successful in gaining a $34,621 grant from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund to install solar panels.
The benefits will be greatly appreciated by our members and community with the potential to reduce our greenhouse emissions by nearly 90 Tonnes per annum.
In addition, the solar panels will enable us to partner with the solar equipment supplier to offer regular education forums delivering education to the greater community about renewable energies.
Our thanks to Andrew Powell, Jenny McKay and Nathan Arrowsmith for being referees for our application.