Alpha Pi Redcliffe was chartered 27 November 1981 and celebrated our 40th anniversary in December 2021.
Alpha Pi members meet twice monthly. On the first Tuesday of the month we meet at the Peacekeepers Room at the Redcliffe RSL Club at 10.15am for our business meeting. On the third Tuesday we meet for our education meeting at either the Peacekeepers Room, or maybe at another location relating to the theme of our education meeting for that month. eg. We could visit a museum, garden centre or other place of interest. We are in recess from December to February each year.
Currently Alpha Pi holds two major fundraisers annually. The first, held in March is a themed Trivia night and the second, in spring, is a Fashion Parade. From time to time we may have a minor fundraising event such as a sausage sizzle, a craft or book fair, or something similar. We have been a long-time supporter of the Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ). Presently we support the ESA Wig and Turban Library, along with all the other branches throughout the State, as well as working at the annual Daffodil Day stalls. Over the years we have participated in many other Cancer Council Queensland activities including the Nurse of the Year fundraiser.
Locally we have supported the Redcliffe Hospital Oncology Ward, St Vincent de Paul, Redcliffe Breakfast Club, Woody Pt Special School, PCYC, Deception Bay Community Centre, Salvation Army, Red Cross, and this year also the Deception Bay North State School. In 1983 we started the ESA Princess Quest and were supported by ESA members and Branches throughout Queensland. The majority of the proceeds raised by this Quest were donated to the then Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland (LFQ).This Quest was eventually handed over to the LFQ because it became too large for our Branch to manage, and it continued under their control until 2012 when it ceased.
We also hold regular social activities throughout the year, with our education meeting often including a lunch, morning tea or afternoon tea, as well as visits to cinemas and other social events. We have even been known to just meet for lunch or dinner to catch up or to go away occasionally for a relaxing weekend together.
Alpha Pi has developed many friendships within their activities featuring “food, fun, and frivolity”. It is more than an organization just for members. Involvement of family members and friends is welcomed wherever possible, with an open invitation for prospective new members to be part of such a warm, inviting and friendly association.
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