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March 3, 2013 - Hello again out there in cyberspace, and a friendly reminder regarding our get together in Brizvegas next Weekend.
Saturday, March 9th. Carina Leagues Club, Creek Road, Brizvegas, starting from 11.am.
The Bistro opens @ Noon, the tucker is always good & the beer always cold! There's a Coffee Shop with treats as well.
So get yourselves organised, lock in the above date, make your travel plans, and we'll see you in the big smoke soon.
Cheerz n' Beerz,
August 26, 2012 - Was a good turnout at last Carina Leagues Club shindig.
The Townsville based ex: Mt. Isa folk are have their Bi-Annual Reunion in Townsville sometime next year. It is usually held same weekend the Broncs play the Cowboys @ Brothers. We have been in touch with Michelle Pylant – one of the organisers, & she advises they are meeting in Sept / Oct sometime this year to decide on venue & date. Bruce & I were thinking once this is public knowledge, set in stone etc., we could tell our mob where & when the Bi-Annual shindig is on, who to contact for a ticket [noting seats are LIMITED] & arrange to have our own get together’s on the same weekend. This way, you can buy me all my beer!!
October 1, 2011 - As a follow up to our 45 Year Reunion held in Townsville during August, we are here once again to let you know that we have a planned another get together to be held @ :
The Carina Leagues Club, Creek Road, Brisbane.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at this function - noting the Bistro opens @ 12.00 - and that Bruce Mullan has offered to display his Computer Slide Show with photographs of Mount Isa & previous Super 66'ers Reunions, during the afternoon's proceedings.
So, lock this into your diaries, and we'll see you there !
September 28, 2011 - Super 66'ers made the front page of the North West Star today showing Mick Bakhash and Craig Foot handing over the Super 66 donation to Kathy Swift of the Mount Isa branch of the Leukaemia Foundation.
Because of the excellent numbers of Super 66'ers attending the reunion, the per head cost reduced significantly to allow us to make the sizable donation.
Click here to see the North West Star article.
February 28, 2011 - A small but enthusiastic group turned up yesterday at the Carina Leagues Club to meet n' greet Cliff Jury. Cliff had a good yarn with all and enjoyed looking thru the old photo's on display.
A big thank you goes out to Bruce & Irene Mullan for looking after Cliff and his partner Pat [Trish]. They certainly enjoyed the day out, as much as we enjoyed their company.
Viv Irwin [aka surfer boy] and some of the ladies took photo's of the day. ↓↓↓
Apparently Roy Pope lost his comb during proceedings, whilst BigFoot & your's truly showed stamina beyond belief, by sticking to our strict diet !!
Any queries, ideas or suggestions, give me a call on # 0411193136, or email at anytime.
Here's to a great 20 Eleven, and to sharing a tale washed down with an ale, sometime soon.
See some photos of Cliff with the Legends at Carina Leagues Club.
Super 66'ers 45 Year Reunion
WHERE: Seagulls Resort, 74 The Esplanade, Townsville. NQ.
WHEN: August 19th, 20th & 21st in 2011
We have secured a Corporate Room Rate for the weekend of the Reunion, noting that if you intend staying at Seagulls Resort - as most of us are - then when booking your room, please advise the Accommodation Officer that you are with the Super 66'ers Reunion Group and that the discount is to apply. Book early, preferably before February 2011, or you may not get a room. Seagulls is extremely popular with both visitors and locals, and books out most weekends of the year. So, get in early.
GENERAL RESORT INFO:
Seagulls is set amongst Tropical Gardens on the seafront in Townsville.
Further information is available on the Seagulls Website at www.seagulls.com.au
THE COST, PRE-PAYMENT & RSVP:
We have secured a Meal & Function Room cost totalling $50 per person to be Pre-Paid by MAY 2011 for the Saturday Evening Shindig, excluding drinks, which can be purchased from the Bar on the night.
In order to secure the Venue & Dining Room Function at the agreed per person cost, we need numbers CONFIRMED and PAID in FULL for catering purposes, having budgeted for a minimum of 60 attendees [inc. partners] in negotiating these figures.
The Hon. Bruce MULLAN Esq. has been appointed Treasurer for the Reunion.
Bruce has offered to provide Personal Banking details for the Per Person cost to be deposited to his Account. Email Bruce on
for the bank account details or alternatively, you can mail an Australia Post Money Order / Bank Cheque made out to:
If you are depositing your contribution into Bruce's account, please enter Initials and Surname of attendees in the 'Description Field'.
FINAL PAYMENT/BANK DEPOSIT
January 17, 2011 - It has been a torrid time for many, and I wish you all well for the future.
In October of 2010, we had a get together at the Carina Leagues Club in Brizvegas, which was enjoyed by all. [ Big Foot was late, but next time he reckons he'll be early ! ]
Bruce Mullan, Craig Foot & yours truly have since been in discussion with regards to meeting once again @ the same venue, with a date / time decided: February 26, 11am > SHARP.
By this time, all the invites to the Townsville Reunion will have been sent, so get your room / travel plans booked pronto. Any suggestions or ideas for the Reunion, we can discuss at the Club in Carina.
With regards to the next Lunch Date in Brizvegas, we are pleased to announce that Bruce Mullan has been in contact and arranged for a Special Guest to attend, and that we will be honoured by the presence of Mr. Cliff Jury.
As you are all aware, Cliff was a mentor to many, and one of the driving forces behind the MIM Apprentice Training system that heralded the influx of Apprentices to the mine, all those years ago. I'm sure many of you would enjoy catching up on old times with Cliff, subsequently we look forward to a big roll up @ Carina for this truly special occasion.
So, until we meet at Carina on 26 / 02 / 2011, all the best !
In the meantime, if any of you have any news, queries or suggestions, please contact any of us @ anytime.
DO'K . . . . . . . . on behalf of the greatest bunch of Tradesmen that MIM ever produced !
January 6, 2011 - Hi,
Today, we brought Cliff Jury and his partner Patricia McLean to our place for lunch. We had a great time talking about old times in Mount Isa. Cliff is now 90 years old and he seems to be in very good health, apart from some problems with his eyes. He has a very clear memory of happenings in Mount Isa all those years ago when we were completing our apprenticeships. We enjoyed their company very much. I have attached a photo of Cliff that we took today.
I asked Cliff if he and Pat would like to come to the next Super 66ers lunch time get together at the Carina Leagues Club, as our guests (we will pay for their food and drinks). I explained that the people attending would all love to meet with him again. He was very keen to come, so we will have to select a day and try to get as many people there as possible. I was thinking that sometime late February. Either Saturday 19th or Saturday 26th would suit us. George and Lorna would be back from their overseas trip then and hopefully they will come. What are your thoughts on this?
December 12, 2010 - Hi All,
You wouldn't believe what has happened this week in the Redlands.
On the morning of 1/12/10, I was working for STAR Community Transport Redlands. As usual, I had my run organised, which was emailed to me the day before. I had to pick up, at three separate locations, a total of five people and take them into various hospitals in the city. At the first pick-up point, I had to pick up a couple. I knew the lady involved - I had met this lady (Pat McLean) a number of years ago when she moved into the new Moreton RSL Retirement Village at Thornlands. Soon after moving in, her husband died. She was a regular client on the EasyShopper bus, on which I have always worked. Some time ago (I guess about a year ago), she announced to us that she had a new "partner" and that they were engaged. They are still living in separate units at the village, but are very good friends. Anyway, I simply said my morning greetings to both of them, took their money and wrote the receipt out. I then went onto the next clients etc, and went onto the city.
That afternoon when I was back at base doing my daily report, I noticed that Pat's partner was a Clifford Jury. I suddenly thought that this was an unusual name, and I wondered if per chance it was the Cliff Jury that we all knew and respected at Mt. Isa Mines Ltd. All I can remember is this old man getting into the van before Pat. As usual with this job, I didn't take a lot of notice of what he looked like. Since then, it was on my mind constantly, and I resolved to ask Pat the next time if her partner worked at Mt. Isa any time.
On Friday morning this week, I was at the shopping centre delivering Lions Christmas cakes to our gift wrapping stand and I spotted Pat. I approached her and asked her if her partner had worked for MIM. Would you believe, she said that he had worked for MIM, and that he held a senior position in the company. I knew then that he was the Cliff Jury that we all knew and respected (see attached photo). I gave her my contact details, and today, Cliff phoned and we had a long conversation about the days in Mount Isa. He was so pleased to hear from an old Mount Isa contact. He is 90 years old now. Believe it or not, he has been in the Redlands for a number of years now, and he plays bridge at the same club that Irene plays at. He plays on Tuesday mornings, so Irene has not met him through bridge to date. Prior to coming to the Redlands, he lived at Mooloolaba.
We want to bring him and Pat to our place in the near future. However, they are not available until after Christmas. I told him I will contact him early in the new year and arrange a time to meet. You never know, we might be able to bring them to one of our lunch meetings at the Carina Leagues Club. Lets keep our fingers crossed.
October 9, 2010 - The Brisbane branch of the Super 66'ers had a luncheon/casual get together at Carins Leagues Club today. Great to catch up with everybody get the wheels in motion for our 45th anniversary next year.
See Bruce and Irene's photos of the event.
February 28, 2010 - The usual suspects had their annual breakfast at the Coffee Club in the Brisbane CBD this morning. After much guffawing and hahaing, we decided to look elsewhere for a convenient place for all the travellers to meet for lunch in a few months time.
See Bruce's photos.
July 20, 2009 - Many thanks to Stumpy O'Keefe for organising our annual breakfast at the Reddacliff Place Coffee Club, in Brisbane, on the 19th July for Super 66'ers. We had a total of 18 front up for breakfast with Lasse and Ritva Hannola, coming from the backblocks of Gympie, travelling the furtherest for the event.
See photos of the event courtesy Bruce & Irene Mullan.
Legends in the making . . . . .