Branches

Branch Executives

President

MRS JILL FRIEND
DONORS HILL STATION
PMB 70
JULIA CREEK
QLD 4823
T: 07 4097 1453
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Secretary

MRS KAREN MUCCIGNAT
PO BOX 39
MUTCHILBA
QLD 4872
T: 07 4093 1214
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Treasurer

MRS VERONICA WILSON
AMBER STN
MT. SURPRISE
QLD 4871
T: 07 4062 5110
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Publicity Officer

MRS JULIANE COWAN
OAKLEIGH STATION
EINASLEIGH
QLD 4871
T: 07 4062 5130
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Branch Mentor

MRS KIM DONALDSON
CAMEL CREEK STN
M/S 702
INGHAM
QLD 4850
T: 07 4788 5959
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Welcome to the Far North Qld page.

At the branch AGM held 14th May 2103 a motion was passed to change the name of our branch to Far North Qld. 

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Cairns Radio Branch was formed in 1975 by Mark Stoneman, who was the inaugural President for 5 years. At the time the branch covered about 30% of Queensland, from the islands to our north, west to the Hughenden area and south to the Mackay hinterland, and reached in excess of 130 members.

Today our branch still covers the north to the Torres Straight Islands, west to Karumba and south to Cardwell and Gilberton. Our members are geographically isolated, medical and home schoolers in rural and remote locations. In 2013 the name was changed to "Far North Qld" branch.

Our members teleconference once a month via the Cairns School of Distance Education telephone bridge and there is a face to face meeting in Cairns in May at the school's annual camp. New members are always welcome and we would like to encourage any person in our area to become a member of our branch.

The branch held a Federal Conference in Townsville in 1984 and has hosted two State Conferences, the first in Cairns in 1992 and the second in Atherton in 2003.

Over the years the branch has had several representatives on Queensland Council:

Mark Stoneman

  • Committee Member 1975 - 1978 
  •  Vice President 1978 - 1980
  • President 1980 - 1982
  • Immediate Past President 1982 - 1986
  • Federal Executive, Committee 1979 - 1982
  • 1980 Branch Life Membership
  • 1999 Certificate of Appreciation, Queensland Council
  • 2002 Life Membership ICPA Qld Inc.

Valerie Nixon

  • Committee Member 1981 - 1983

Geraldine Murphy

  • Committee Member 1983 - 1988

Penny Wallace

  • Committee Member 1985 - 1987
  • Treasurer 1987-1990

Clair O’Brien

  • Committee Member 1985 - 1990
  • Federal Executive, Committee 1989-1994
  • Branch Life Membership

Diane Delaney

  • Committee Member 1990 - 1992
  • Alison Murphy Committee Member 1992 - 1993
  • Treasurer 1993 - 1998 2001
  • Branch Life Membership

Jackie Philippa

  • Committee Member 10/2002 - 09/2003

Branch Life Members

  • Rev Don Neuendorf
  • Mrs Margot Nimmo
  • Mrs Gail Truelove
  • Ms Leigh Pedersen

Lyn French

  • Federal Councillor 2005 – 2011
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