Our BIGGEST Morning Tea / Luncheon on Thursday 28/5/20 went really well & together we raised over $500 for The Cancer Council!!! A TREMENDOUS EFFORT seeing we had to conduct it ONLINE via ZOOM!!! A lot of fun, beautiful displays & fancy food was had, not to mention the Competitions, Raffles, Scavenger Hunt, Quiz & Prizes for Best Settings etc. Here’s a few photos to ponder…
Brisbane Doll Society Inc – Socially Distanced Meeting
This month’s meeting had 12 participants willing to brave the murky realms of on-line meetings. With a couple of late starters due to technical difficulties & another couple unfortunately bumped out with similar issues, this month’s meeting was again declared a success!
In keeping with our original theme based on the 2020 Olympic Games (unfortunately postponed due to Covid-19), our Competition still gained wide participation from Members. The scope was expanded to include Winning in any area of life, so there were some interesting entries….
Brisbane Doll Society Inc regret to advise that during the Coronavirus Pandemic we are unable to accept your kind offers of Donated Dolls. Due to the nature of the virus transmission it would put both yourself & our Members at risk. Under normal circumstances, any donated dolls are sold on to interested Members at our monthly meetings or to the general public at our Annual August Doll & Bear Fair (which is also cancelled for 2020). The proceeds are then donated to our chosen Charity – Mater Hospital’s Little Miracles Foundation for premature infant babies. Thank you very much for your prior donations & we hope to be able to accept them again in the not-too-distant future. Please take care!
2020 MEETING DATES, VENUES & COMPETITIONS – See further below for extra notes & suggestions for the Themes)
**NOTE – ALL MEETINGS ARE ON THE FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. ANY MEETING CANCELLATIONS ARE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.
February 3 – Loganlea – AGM – ‘Summers End At The Seaside’
March 2 – Clayfield – ‘An Evening To Remember’
April 6 – CANCELLED – Loganlea – ‘Easter At Its Best’
May 4 – CANCELLED – Clayfield – ‘Winners Are Grinners’ Olympics
June 1 – CANCELLED – Loganlea – ‘Celebration!’
July 6 – Clayfield – ‘All Dolled Up!’
August 3 – Loganlea – ‘Bon Voyage!’
September 7 – Clayfield – ‘Rescue Doll’
October 5 – Loganlea – ‘Coloured or very dark Doll / Gollies!’
November 2 – Clayfield – ‘Your turn to Show Your Creations!’
December (TBA) – Christmas Lunch – ‘Christmas Preparations’ –
Your 2020 Workshop – ‘Boudoir Doll’ will feature as a separate Competition at the Christmas Lunch!
*NOTES – We’re trying to encourage you to go a bit further this year & if you wish, to use your creative skills to make a little display with your dolls for the competitions! (Please keep size to a reasonable minimum!!). Thanks go to Sonia Gruhler for her wonderful suggestions!!
EXTRA SUGGESTIONS FOR ABOVE THEMES:-
February – This could be Nautical, bathers/swimmers, pool, snorkelling, seashells, cricket, picnic etc.
March – Doll dressed for After 5, Cocktail or Happy Hour!
April – Easter bonnet and/or dress, High Tea, Easter Egg Treasure Hunt, Bunnies etc
May – Any Sporty Doll worthy of a podium… Olympics, cyclist, dancer, equestrian, swimmer, athletics, tennis, eating comp?, medals, trophy, race or car driver? Show your doll EXCELLING!
June – It’s World Doll Day month! This is Party Day for dolls!!
July – Doll & her clothes – Antique or reproduction doll with her trousseau, fashion doll & outfits, childhood doll with Mummy’s home-made clothes, or mass-produced dolly with all her gear!
August – International Doll in traditional dress, Travel/Tourist doll from holidays or gifted, Doll with Passport/luggage etc.
September – Rescued, repaired, restored, re-imagined, re-invented, re-purposed, re-loved to live another day! Include BEFORE & AFTER pics if possible!!
October – Brink out your dark-coloured beauties or Gollies for this extra-special Dolly appreciation day!
November – Dolls made in 2020 Workshops – Felt-Dolls, Glasses-cases etc.
December – This could feature our dolls shopping, cooking, putting up a tree, writing or mailing Christmas Cards etc…..’.
HAVE FUN WITH IT ALL – SEE YOU & YOUR DOLLS
AT THE MEETINGS!!!
It is with deep sadness we regret to advise that our Founding Member, the wonderful Norma Goodall, has passed away.
Our sincerest sympathies go to Norma’s beloved daughter Neryl, and family.
Norma gathered a few fellow doll-enthusiasts in her home back in 1976 & proposed they form a ‘club’. Hence the Brisbane Doll Society Inc was formed. Still going strong 43 years later, we have EVERYTHING to thank Norma for – her wondrous vision saw the club grow from those first 6 Members to what it is today! A simply FANTASTIC achievement for a hobby that has had its fair share of HIGHS & TROUGHS, the enthusiasm for preserving & collecting dolls today is stronger than ever!
THANK YOU NORMA for your beautiful spirit. We will never forget you!! – – VALE NORMA!
UPDATED AS AT 3/2/2019 – the following are 2019’s scheduled Meeting Dates, Venues & Competitions. **NOTE – APRIL’s MEETING DATE HAS CHANGED from MONDAY 1/4/19 to SUNDAY 7/4/19 as it is being held at a Member’s home. Also added some Information about Christmas Lunch.
*Note – These dates are NOT set in concrete so subject to change if necessary:-
MONDAY 4th February 2019 – Loganlea – Chinese New Year Doll
MONDAY 4th March – Clayfield – Barbie Doll (Barbie’s 60th Birthday Party!)
SUNDAY 7th April – Dianne Mitchell’s – Movie Doll
MONDAY 6th May – Clayfield – Doll with Pet Dog or Cat
MONDAY 3rd June – Loganlea – Clown Doll
MONDAY 1st July – Clayfield – Winter Doll
MONDAY 5th August – Loganlea – Rag Doll
MONDAY 2nd September – Clayfield – Doll from 1980’s
MONDAY 7th October – Loganlea – Spring Picnic Doll
MONDAY 4th November – Clayfield – Completed Workshop Entries Competition – i.e. Peddler Doll, Shadow Box with Lady and Fairy Garden.
DECEMBER (Date to be advised) – Competition – ‘Musical Doll’+ Competition / Display of completed Shadow Boxes & Peddler Dolls .**NOTE – Workshop Competition Entries MUST be made over the course of the year with kits supplied by workshop co-ordinator Julienne to be eligible for entry into Competition.
Pamela Kay (AKA Pam) Macfarlane
Born in Australia on 11 April 1953
Passed away on 2 December 2018
Late of STAFFORD HEIGHTS
Aged 65 years
Funeral service will be held at Lakeview Chapel, Albany Creek Memorial Park, 400 Albany Creek Road, Bridgeman Downs, QLD on Tuesday, 18th December 2018 at 02:00 PM.
It is with deep sadness that we advise of the sudden passing of our beloved long-term Member Pam MacFarlane earlier this week. Pam was well-loved and a Member of both Brisbane Doll Society Inc & the Northside Doll Circle.
Pam always had a cheery smile & was well-known for wearing her outrageous outfits to suit every special occasion – from Fairy to Witch & everything in-between. The children in our club absolutely adored her as she was always playing fun games with them whenever she saw them. She was a very enthusiastic Member & contributed in so many ways, always stepping in where necessary. As she didn’t drive, Pam would take the bus to wherever she needed to go, and was seen at the most amazing places, often very far from her home in Stafford! Just picture the cute fairy on the bus with her trolley of dolls!!
Pam’s pet bird & the rest of her friends here will miss her dearly, and we all feel just so glad & privileged that we were all able to enjoy her precious company one last big day at our Christmas Party last Sunday.
Pam, we will truly miss you, and are deeply moved by
VALE PAM MACFARLANE. Rest in Peace.
Well, we’ve GRADUATED! Instead of the top floor small Meeting Room at Bar-Jai, we have now opted to use the HUGE downstairs hall so are able to spread ourselves out in the ample surroundings! So from now on, that’s where you’ll find us. We are also able to park on the lower street in Station Road as the entrance is more accessible for those less-mobile, although Haig Road is still fine for those with no mobility problems.
The Monthly Competition of ‘Oldest Doll’ brought some fine specimens out of the woodworks, with the winning entry a delightful Jumeau/ Bru dressed in
her original finery.
Raffle Prize winners Cheryl & Trish were more than happy with their lovely prizes.
This month’s meeting was bittersweet, having to say farewell to Emily, one of our long-standing Members, who is moving to Townsville to be closer to her son & his family. We bid Emily a fond adieu!
Looking forward to the final event of the year now – our Annual Christmas Luncheon to be held at a new venue – the Salisbury Hotel on 2nd December. See you there!