TEAM SPIRIT: Quota International of Ipswich members (from left) Joan Wellen, Di Issitt, Marilyn Brown, Lyn Sorensen and Enid Llewellyn tee off to fundraise for brain cancer research.
TEAM SPIRIT: Quota International of Ipswich members (from left) Joan Wellen, Di Issitt, Marilyn Brown, Lyn Sorensen and Enid Llewellyn tee off to fundraise for brain cancer research. Rob Williams

A golf day puts dollars in the coffers of those who treat cancer

TAKE a bunch of determined women, a cause they're passionate about, and what have you got?

On this occasion, early this month, it's a fundraising charity golf day.

Golfers have booked in early and there's no room on the greens.

But supporters are welcome to come along for morning tea, lunch and a social chat.

This is the latest venture for the community service committee of Quota International of Ipswich.

Members will most likely be fully dressed at the golf day ... it's not always so.

In 2012, a highly successful "bare all" calendar was produced which Quota members enthusiastically volunteered for.

Far from being mere exhibitionists though, these ladies are serious about raising money for good causes.

That's one of the reasons Quota treasurer Di Issitt joined the happy band.

"We give a lot to the Hear and Say Centre and support local charities," she says.

"We have lots of fun and friendship while raising money for charity.

"The women really stand by you."

The upcoming charity golf day will benefit Brain Cancer Queensland and the John Trivett Foundation.

Quota will hold raffles and a barbecue, a cake stall and coffee, and a country and western singer will entertain.

Brain cancer is the leading cause of death in Australian children aged under 15, according to the foundation.

And brain tumours kill someone every eight hours in Australia.

"Three of our family members have been affected by brain tumours," Di says.

The charity day will tee off at 6am and run till after lunch at Sandy Gallop Golf Club, 100 Lobb St, Churchill, on Sunday, October 12.

If you'd like to know more about Quota or to donate, call Di on 0431 073 073.

ACTIVE aging is alive and well, there's no doubt about that.

The groups and individuals featured in this column over many months are testament to that.

Their variety of interests has been staggering - from music to technology, bilbies to birthdays, farmers to heritage homes...

I hope to be doing lots of "active aging" after I hand over the Senior Matters pen to new columnist Wayne McDonnell next week.

I gratefully thank all those who've inspired my columns.

If you or your group would like a mention in Senior Matters, call Wayne on 0412 160 645.

Yvonne Gardiner, signing off...



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