Thank you and Merry Christmas

Thank you so much for everyone’s support this year. Since our launch, we have come so far, but still have much more we wish to accomplish.

June Frank and James Sturges, Founders at the Ipswich Heritage Club Launch 2017

If you are a member or friend of the club, you may have already received a letter from us regarding our first meeting of 2018. This meeting will be held on Friday the 2nd of February at 6pm at Garowie, the home of our doyenne, June Frank. June last opened Garowie to the public in 2016, so this will be a rare opportunity to have a closer look.

Garowie, Breast Cancer Fundraiser, 2016

This meeting will be strictly members and invited guests only. The Club will be hosting special guests Fiona Gardiner, Director of Heritage, Environmental Policy and Planning, and Kathy Davis, a member of the Queensland Heritage Council. One of our aims here at the Ipswich Heritage Club is to advocate on behalf of heritage property owners and this meeting will provide us an opportunity to do just that. We encourage any of our members who would have concerns they would like raised with Ms Gardiner to contact us prior to the meeting.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank MP Jennifer Howard. Ms Howard has been a supporter and advocate for the Club since the beginning, in fact since before the Ipswich Heritage Club’s launch, and has been instrumental in arranging Ms Gardiner’s attendance.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to admin@ipswichhertiageclub.com.au or 0434 345 871. The deadline to RSVP is Monday 29th January.

If you are not yet a member, but would like to attend, there is certainly time to join. For $150/annum, our members receive free access to all 10 meetings a year.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Holidays. We will be sneaking around town in the lead up to Christmas snapping shots of some of Ipswich’s beautiful heritage houses dressed in their holiday best to post on our instagram and facebook page. Or, if you would like to share your own photos, please do!