PRESS RELEASE: MYSTERIOUS BACK FLOW DEVICE FEE

16.Nov.2016

Well it’s now over 12 months and still no answer from CEO Lisa Desmond at the Fraser Coast Regional Council in relation to refunding my rates for their made up ‘backflow fee’.
So far in the past five years Council has made $6,427.50 from the complex I live at for NOT monitoring or recording backflow testing. “Council has a responsibility under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 to maintain a program for the registration and auditing of the annual maintenance and testing carried out”  … yet does NOT do this but charges for it.

“The wheels have fallen off this bus…” – CEO Lisa Desmond

“We are floundering on our continuous improvement and efficiency drivers across Directories and failing basic legislative responsibilities. Examples. backflow prevention device testing  …. Cheers Lisa Desmond”

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Quite the little cash cow this backflow fee. If you are now wondering why resorts and apartments are receiving requests to have their backflows tested in the past two weeks it is because I have busted the Council milking the system and charging for work not done. If you have been charged an annual backflow fee on your rates, and the work has not been completed by a plumber and recorded by Council, please contact them for a refund.

Section 38 of Standard Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2003 states
(1) A local government must implement and maintain a program for its local government area for the registration, maintenance and testing of testable backflow prevention devices installed in the area.
(2) The local government, or an entity authorised by the local government, must keep a register of the testable backflow prevention devices.

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21 Jan 2016

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IS ANYONE ELSE ON THE FRASER COAST BEING CHARGED A
$57.44 BACKFLOW FEE ON THEIR RATES FOR NON EXISTENT TESTING THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE FOR PROTECTION AGAINST CONTAMINATION?

Upon reading this story today below in relation to legionella bacteria I am very alarmed at what is going on with our water!

FRASER COAST CHRONICLE here
THE Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service’s routine water quality testing program has confirmed a positive test for legionella bacteria in hot water at the Hervey Bay Oral Health and Cancer Care Centre. Two isolated positive results have been confirmed at hot water outlets in hand basins, but cold water has been cleared by current testing and all sterile water used for clinical purposes including all dental procedures is treated and unaffected. “

Where I live we are charged a backflow fee in our rates which is an annual maintenance and testing carried out on testable backflow prevention devices installed in the Region which is an important role played by Council as it contributes to the protection against contamination of the town water supply.

backflow 1The alarming part is Council does not do, monitor or record this testing yet charge me for it annually!!!

1. Council does not send the required notices / letters to advise of this required annual testing to my home / apartment complex
2. A licensed Plumber (with Backflow Testing endorsement on their license) is not engaged to carry out the test at my home
3. Our body corporate does not pay this non-existent licensed Plumber for any work
4. This non-existent licensed Plumber does not give his report to Council to be filed, with which device, at which location, was tested on which date
5. Council have said in writing they have NO list what so ever of back flow testing as per Councils responsibility under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 to maintain a program for the registration and auditing of the annual maintenance and testing carried.
Council email extract – “Council does not keep a list of the number of inspections carried out.”

• The below is an email I sent to Council / Lisa Desmond on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 4:07 PM and the Ombudsman plus Ministers that the CEO only acknowledged after repeated emails (15 in total) SEVEN WEEKS LATER on Thursday, 14 January 2016 3:56 PM
Sent: Thursday, 14 January 2016 3:56 PM
Subject: Official Acknowledgement of Complaint – J Maynes – 2015-16 Fraser Coast Regional Council Annual Rates Notices

Dear Ms. Maynes
Thank you for your emails of 6 and 13 January, 2016, in relation to the above matter. In summary emails to internal Council staff, relating to this matter, commenced on 14 August, 2015, with the following being a chronological order of emails received and responses provided by Council Officers in relation to this matter:- ……………………….. Lisa Desmond  (I will advise the response when I receive one)

• EMAIL SENT TO COUNCIL FROM previous ongoing rates communication ‘he’ is in reference to two separate staff members correspondence provided:
Sent: Tuesday, 24 November 2015 4:07 PM
Subject: RE: 2015-16 Fraser Coast Regional Council Annual Rates Notices

Thanks ……………………..,

……………….. emailed me this information:

All Backflow Devices have to be tested. All test reports are to be submitted to Council.  No Devices are tested by Council.  Council keeps a Backflow Device Test Register.  The Backflow Device Fee issued by Council maintains the register and pays for any inspections required due to complaints.

  1. When did this charging for this Backflow Device commence within our rates and what Minutes was it approved in?
  2. Why would he say there is a register?
  3. How can you say that “it appears that the backflow devices at ……………. are overdue to be tested”? How would you know this, when you state you do “not have a full list of the testing history for the backflow devices on your property” and then further state that you actually indeed have NO list what so ever – ” Council does not keep a list of the number of inspections carried out.”  ????
  4. Why would Council not record inspections and complaints made? This would be a mandatory incident report under the LGA 2009 and Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002?
  5. You mention “Council has a responsibility under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 to maintain a program for the registration and auditing of the annual maintenance and testing carried”Why would you not have a list of inspections for our premises if they are annual and a record of the above auditing for the registration as per your statement being that this is a Council requirement – “they are required to be tested annually”?
  1. Our receptionist has confirmed the “premises”(address removed) has never been contacted in relation to this by Council.
  2. As the Chairman of the “premises” I can confirm the body corporate has never been contacted in relation to this testing.
  3. This is fraudulent to charge our “premises” per annum for work that;
    has NOT been carried out
    has not been recorded or documented in any form
    that Council has no evidence of
  4. Due to there being NO record of any backflow testing inspections I demand the owners of our “premises” be refunded the $57.44 per annum you are charging for work not done or recorded since the commencement of this Backflow Device fee.That is $1,723.20 per annum Council has stolen from our 30 owners.

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River Heads to Beaver Rock Paddock

Massive 14.5km hike through mud today!

A big thanks to Lindsay ‘Butch’ Titmarsh from Tandora for leading us thorough this amazing land, showing us the first leg of his amazing 81 km Double-Marathon Mud, Run for the Mary River and extending his awesome local knowledge!
We made it from River Heads to Beaver Rock Paddock 12.5km on foot via German Creek and were picked up at Turkey Creek Shed.
It was roughly six hours to get to Beaver Rock Paddock from River Heads.
Only 20 people have done this hike with Lindsay.
We were following the wild pig, fox & kangaroo tracks through the mangroves (No crocs thank god).
I ripped holes in my pants and had to throw away my boots as the sole came off one, we were in mud up to our knees!
What an amazing experience!
2,380 Calories

Want to be fitter?
Learn how with my Four Week Program today – here!

Mangrove eco-tours @ ‘Tandora Walkabout Tours’

Today I had an awesome Mangrove eco-tour of ‘Tandora’ owned by the legendary and very knowledgeable Lindsay Titmarsh.
This was the second tour to date and I did the first half of the tour this time.
We had a lovely group of people and there was so much to learn. Some of the trees were between 200 to 900 years old and their different root systems were amazing!
There was at least 10 different species of mangroves (9 near us and one other further down), pink native berries, mangrove fruits, flowers & seeds and 25 species of crabs. The oxygen bubbles in the mud were interesting, some of the mangroves species excrete salt from their system via the back of their leaves and we were able to taste this; mistletoe and old mans beard also decorated the leaves.
It was the best stroll in the mud I’ve had in a long time …

“Tandora is an 11,000 acre grazing property situated near the mouth of the Mary River on the ecologically diverse Fraser Coast of Queensland, Australia. For over 100 years, this vast estate has been owned and operated by the Titmarsh family. Lindsay Titmarsh, the current manager, is a well known local identity, naturalist, photographer and author.”

Please contact Lindsay to find out more about his exciting Mangrove eco-tours – ‘Tandora Walkabout Tours’ on the Fraser Coast – http://www.tandoragrazing.com.au/index.htm

Fraser Coast Chronicle – Press Release HERE!

Did you know? – Jeanette Maynes for Div 9

Did you know since late 2014 (18 months) I have attended nearly all the council’s ordinary meetings open to the public (accompanied on most occasions by Jannean Dean Mayoral Candidate) and have gained a vast understanding of council matters and procedures. I read and report on all Council agendas and minutes of the meetings and have spoken at the meetings. I am eager to learn more from the inside.

How to Vote 1 Jeanette Maynes for Div 9!
JUST PUT A NUMBER ‘1’ IN THE BOTTOM BOX AS SHOWN.

12079499_923727957712032_278296895148094413_nI have also directly met, had conversations and corresponded with several government ministers, including the Premier and their directors. I have lodged several matters with ministers, the Ombudsman, and the Crime and Corruption Commission. I’m not afraid to ask questions at the top and find answers.

For the last 14 years, I have lived in Scarness being Division Nine, where I became a home owner in 2002. I have lived in Hervey Bay since 1978, growing up in Torquay.

I have extensive knowledge, qualifications and more than 20 years’ experience in business; computers; advertising and marketing; graphic and website design; tourism and hospitality; and event management. I have successfully run my own business for 11 years. Being an adventure and exercise enthusiast, I became qualified as a personal trainer and life coach to help others enjoy the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle. I have a Post Graduate Masters Degree in Professional Studies plus three diplomas written on all aspects of business and have been a Justice of the Peace for 12 years. My community involvement over the years has been ongoing and extensive, I’m always involved or participating in something.

My campaign is self funded, I am completely Independent and not affiliated with any Political Party.

Vote 1 Jeanette Maynes for Div 9, someone who is passionate about the Fraser Coast Community and all aspects of life!

You can learn more about my campaign & myself HERE!

FaceBook Jeanette Maynes 4 Div 9 HERE!

• Election Day Sat 19th March – Polling Booths for Div 9 are:

Kawungan (Kawungan State School) Grevillea Street, KAWUNGAN
– Scarness (Hervey Bay Court House) cnr Queens Road and Freshwater Street, SCARNESS
– Torquay (Hervey Bay Senior Citizens Hall) Cnr Denman Camp Rd & Totness Street, TORQUAY
– Urangan West (Sandy Straits State School) Robert Street, URANGAN
– Maryborough (St Pauls Memorial Hall) Cnr Adelaide & Ellena Streets, MARYBOROUGH

[Photos courtesy of Win News footage]

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Fraser Coast Regional Council CEO contract extension & pay rise!

Fraser Coast Regional Council Mayoral Candidate Debate in Hervey Bay
Here is some footage from tonight’s Mayoral debate in Hervey Bay that confirms what I have been saying all along in relation to the CEO contract extension & pay rise!
…. “Initial appointment 27 April 2011, Chronicle review of extension published Monday 26 May 2014, extended to 2018. This was an arrangement between the CEO and the Mayor, apparently no current Councillor has seen her contract and it was not voted at any ordinary meeting or recorded in any minutes.”

All current Councillors have knowingly allowed this to happen, how can you vote ‘verbally’ on something you have not seen? DO NOT VOTE BACK IN those that aid, abet and do not report potential breaches of the Local Government Act!
All current Councillors are aware of this, we cannot have more of the same!

• Local Government Act 2009 Schedule 4
point (d) the CEO contract is above this figure $200,000 and was raised plus extended, why was this major policy decision not voted upon at an Ordinary meeting and recorded in any minutes…?

– major policy decision, for a local government, means a decision—
(a) about the appointment of a chief executive officer of the local government; or
(b) about the remuneration of the chief executive officer of the local government; or
(c) to terminate the employment of the chief executive officer of the local government; or
(d) to enter into a contract the total value of which is more than the greater of the following—
(i) $200,000;

SPORTS PRECINCT to HEMP FARM!

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PRESS RELEASE: SPORTS PRECINCT to HEMP FARM!

It is imperative we implement and encourage the development and growth of new industries especially hemp for the stimulation of our economy via job creation on the Fraser Coast.

How perfect would the Sports Precinct farm land be for an immediate start. Once trailed, systems in place and production successful, duplicate in Maryborough also!
Sustainable and renewable industries are forever and these products can be exported nationally and internationally.

Trees mature in 50 – 100 years where as hemp matures is as little as 100 days! Hemp grows from a seed to maturity in 12 – 16 weeks and one acre can produce durable paper to the equivalent of four acres of trees! Hemp can also be growth without pesticides.

We must Lobby Qld government to change the law to allow commercial growing of industrial hemp on the Fraser Coast and obtain a State license for Industrial Cannabis / Hemp Production.

Components in cannabis can be used in medicines and are estimated to treat around 250 diseases and illnesses

Hemp is refined into products such as hempseed foods, hemp oil, wax, resin, rope, cloth, textiles, pulp, paper, plastics and fuel.  Industrial hemp can make our future roads, bike / foot paths and highways from hemp based concrete, which lasts for centuries.

“Hundreds of buildings now use hempcrete, including a seven-story office tower in France, a Marks and Spencer department store in the United Kingdom, and even a home built by Prince Charles.”

“Only 1 acre of hemp is said to produce more oxygen than 25 acres of current forest.” – Bryon, Alan D

Chronicle Story here!
“Mayoral candidate wants hemp farm to replace sport precinct”

Jannean Dean and division nine candidate Jeanette Maynes announced their plan on Friday stating a hemp farm mean an economic and jobs boost for the region.
Hemp Initiatives – Million Dollar Crop,  Trillion Dollar Industry!

This is a no brainer. Use the profits from an Industrial Hemp Farm to fund the sporting complex. The Fraser Coast Sporting Precinct will COST the ratepayer millions of dollars – will it create revenue overnight? The simple answer is No.
A Hemp farm costs relatively little to establish – no need for expensive chemicals when growing, and will create jobs, and inject money into the local area which can be used to fund a sporting facility in the future.
We need to be smart about the way we develop and bring jobs to our region. We can have BOTH.
Kind Regards
Jannean Dean 4 Mayor

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Bikram Yoga BrisVegas

I have had a lovely stay in Brisbane the past week catching up with family at a wedding and my dear friend Naomi and made the most of South Bank, The Botanical Gardens, Kangaroo Point Stairs, the Storey Bridge and Riverside walk for my exercise (walks & runs)!

I also did my first ever Bikram Yoga class, well four actually in just one week!!
90mins, 40 degrees, 26 postures + two breathing techniques!

OMG my hamstrings were killing me, everything was aching and I had a great workout! Even though my muscle are very tight | constricted, I still tried to do my best at beginners level for the positions.
Such a wonderful class with our instructor Ben giving me excellent advice on how to get the best out of my workouts and complementing me on little improvements. I learnt so much about the wonderful exercises and benefits from Ben’s extensive knowledge, it’s all so very interesting! I felt marvellous after each class and was so relaxed!

I burnt 450 calories at each session so that is a good workout in itself!

“Benefits of Bikram Yoga – Gaining strength and flexibility are reasons to start Bikram Yoga but find out why this practice really changes your life!”

I also found lots of goodies at the midweek Queen St Markets!!! (Wednesday opposite Treasury Casino)

+ a couple of night pictures I took – So much to do in BrisVegas! …. including OPRAH!


Removal of trees Scarness Caravan Park ‘Poor Lorikeets!’

DO NOT Remove Scarness Caravan Park Trees – Create Eco-tourism Lorikeet Feeding Attraction

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Sign the Petition HERE!

To the Chief Executive Officer, Mayor and Councillors of Fraser Coast Regional Council

We the undersigned request the Fraser Coast Regional Council DO NOT Remove any more trees / wildlife habitats in Scarness Caravan Park until they UNDERTAKE FURTHER RESEARCH into an Environmentally & Wildlife Friendly Eco-tourism Solution.

18 trees were removed in 2012 at the Scarness Caravan Park and the lorikeets are still here, removing more trees / wildlife habitats is not a solution, and did not work last time, it just destabilises more erosion prone buffer land.

– Bird faeces, the same as bat faeces, pose no health risks unless a person is playing in it eg. having direct bodily contact with the faeces or ingesting them somehow.  To our knowledge there has been no know cases of sickness / illness to humans recorded from the Lorikeets roosting near Scarness Caravan Park. (CEO Lisa Desmond & Fraser Coast Regional Council still to provide their reports on this health issue they have stated as a reason to cut the trees)

– Do the research into a bird feeding station for tourism, as FIVE Councillors stated it’s a great business opportunity; procedures, permits etc.  (eg. like Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, O’Reilly’s Rainforest retreat)
There must be some research done into the feeding station as a tourist attraction, and on record and accessible, as Council have been discussing this since 2012 when they last cut down fully grown trees at the same location, and claimed at the time they would investigate a feeding station and tourism venture as an option, so they must have some data available.

– Council should market Scarness Caravan Park as being Eco-tourism / Lorikeet Friendly.
Offering holistic management of the interactions between their visitors and wildlife.

– Build shade shelters over the caravan lots where the trees are to protect peoples vans from droppings.
This would be a minimal cost compared to the cost of cutting the trees and building another $1.2 Mill rockwall that are proven to wash out to sea.

– How many more visitors would be attracted with nice shady camp sites all year round, especially during the summer heat. This could increase revenue, particularly with rising temperatures and climate change.

– Plant some more Cottonwoods for shade too and enhance the beautiful gardens. Plant spinach in these gardens, seeFeeding a Lorikeet’ below.

– Maybe put solar panels on top of the shelters too, free electricity!

– Put is some bird baths to watch the lorikeets cool off.

– Make a lorikeet information wall plus sell toys, bird food, coffee cups, merchandise and t-shirts etc. There’s more to Hervey Bay nature tourism than just the Whales!

– Facebook, Instagram, Twitter  #lorikeetsherveybay  #lorikeetsscarness

– Have the feeding station where locals can purchase food to participate in feeding and provide photo opportunities for visitors.

Feeding a Lorikeet:
Lorikeets are one of the few parrots that eat mainly nectar and pollen and therefore need a specialised diet. There are now commercial brands of both wet (nectar) and dry (pollen) lorikeet feeds that have made feeding and nutritional maintenance of the birds easier. (These are easily accessible and quality brands can be purchased in bulk for optimum value.)  A daily supply of fruit and vegetables is also important in a balanced, healthy diet and native eucalypt flowers are always well received.

Info via – http://www.burkesbackyard.com.au/fact-sheets/pets/pets-pet-care-native-animals/rainbow-lorikeets/#.VkalSLcrJaQ

Spinach or silverbeet leaves are important to provide calcium for the bird. Info via – http://birdsville.net.au/birds-for-sale/lori-and-lorikeet/rainbow-lorikeet/

Yours Sincerely,

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WIN NEWS VIDEO HERE!

Scarness Caravan Park LorikeetsSome notes from the Fraser Coast Regional Council Ordinary Meeting 9 November 2015; –

– Removal of trees Scarness Park. Loft, Seymour, Hanson, Light and Everard wanted to lay the decision on the table as good goverence for three weeks till further research into a bird feeding station for tourism can be completed, as it’s a great business opportunity; procedures, permits etc.  (eg. like Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, O’Reilly’s Rainforest retreat)
– 5 against / 6 for removal of the trees: 

Truscott, Mayor O’Connell , Sanderson, Taylor, Garland & McDonald voted the trees and lorikeets be removed immediately!! (Couldn’t wait three weeks!)

– Trevor McDonald: began by saying he was still to come to an opinion on that, then said “whether cutting down 10 trees is enough to bring about the change that we want”. He then said he “if we or I was going to be unpopular in the community and he wants to deliver a benefit and 10 doesn’t deliver that benefit, then why do it? Financially what do we achieve by cutting down 10, is there a figure that will deliver a greater benefit?”

– James Hansen: When do we stop, do we take out every tree on the Fraser Coast?

– Rolf Light: As Council has now set the precedent we won’t be able to stop people cutting trees on their own land when the lorikeets move there!! I can’t believe we can’t wait three more weeks on this decision, he stated.

– George Seymour: Shouldn’t be any rush to chop down trees solely on the basis they are a wildlife habitat and should wait and do the research.

Gerard O’Connell: Most importantly health issues surrounding this particular matter, so I think it imperative that we deal with it today.

Stuart Taylor: My biggest concern is the health and safety in relation to bird droppings.

– As it was stated the decision was also due to the “health issues” rainbow lorikeet faeces could impose on campers. This has never ever been a problem in the past till today?  (I wonder how every other caravan park in Australia manages to control their bird poo?) … and if it is such a concerning & alarming immediate “health issue” perhaps it is imperative the Park should be closed down ASAP, until further investigations are done by an official QLD health inspector for the safety of all?

– How hard would it be for Council to build little shade shelters over the caravan lots where the trees are to protect peoples vans from droppings.  This may cost $50K compared to the cost & destruction of cutting the trees and building another $1.2 Mill rockwall that washes out to sea…. and how many more visitors would you attract with nice shady camp sites all year round ….. plant some more Cottonwoods for shade too! …. maybe put solar panels on top of the shelters too, free electricity!

– Fraser Coast Regional Council has been discussing doing something for THREE years in the line of tourism with the lorikeets and yet nothing!
How hard is it??!
They obviously have absolutely no intention to  ….. more Whaffle!

Info & images via Fraser Coast Chronicle:
1. O’Connell to make bucks from birds
2. 
Larrikin lorikeets ‘here to stay’
3. Bay lorikeets get ruffled –  “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

FRASER COAST FITNESS & HEALTH EXPO 2015


My speech & some images from the day:
In Queensland 65% of adults and 28% of children are overweight or obese which includes 50% of the Fraser Coast being overweight or obese.

Therefore being very passionate about fitness, fun & health I’ve organised today’s ‘Step into Spring’ FITNESS & HEALTH EXPO to raise awareness, promote prevention and help educate about Fitness & Health on the Fraser Coast! Please note: Audience participation is compulsory!

I have written and published a ‘4 Week Program’ which is a Mind, Meal & Exercise Plan that teaches people the tools and skills to apply for a long term happy healthy lifestyle, which will is available at the Zumba stall as I hope to revolutionise the Fraser Coast! I find the Fraser Coast obesity epidemic very serious and am working towards creating a massive community lifestyle overhaul campaign with the help of other like minded professionals!

This event would not be possible without the Awesome support of Karen Chatfield the site manager and the Hervey Bay Council for the Arts​ who generously gave us one of their open mike days for the event, covered the insurance plus all stall fees have been donated back to them for their support of this fun day.

I would like extend a huge thanks to Katie form Z Club Dance Fitness for kindly providing the use of her awesome sound equipment for the day, plus she will be doing some high energy zumba for us to participate in also!

I would like to thank my Fraser Coast Fitness & Health friends, where are you, hand up ladies, if you have any questions today just ask the girls. We also go for a walk every Wednesday at 6:30am with Cheryl from the Torquay Jetty to the pier return and all are welcome to join us.

A massive thank you to the Amazing team of local businesses have come on board to showcase the high level of professional services, products, skills, tools and knowledge available to all. This will be a huge day of fun with maximum audience participation! There are stalls, performances, talks and demos including and on – Bio-aging, Massage, Foot Reflexology, Crossfit, Gyms, Meditation, Yoga, Face Painting, Zumba, Belly Dancers, Martial Arts, Tennis, Burlesque & Fitness Demos plus heaps more.

We will also be raising funds for Bayside Transformations one of our local Residential Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation non for profit Program, who will be manning the ‘healthy option’ BBQ and they have a stall with more info. I would also like to mention that Climbmax the rock wall here is donating 10% of their profits from today to Bayside so make sure you have a climb!

We are a team of passionate individuals and businesses on the Fraser Coast that work together to raise awareness and help others achieve a new way of life and thinking that is healthy, exciting, fun and will make you happy!

Our only competition is laziness, a sedentary lifestyle, poor choices, mental health, fast and junk food plus the television!

 

‘Step into Spring’ FITNESS & HEALTH EXPO!

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Being very passionate about fitness, fun & health I’m very proud to announce I’ve organised the ‘Step into Spring’ FITNESS & HEALTH EXPO! This will be an Exciting day of stalls, demos & performances to raise awareness and help educate about Fitness & Health on the Fraser Coast!
An Amazing team of local businesses have come on board to showcase the high level of professional services, products, skills and knowledge available to all. This will be a huge day of fun at Scarness park with maximum audience participation, so wear something comfy and save the date, Sunday 16th of August!
There will be performances, talks and demos including / on –  Bio-aging , Zumba, Belly Dancers, Martial Arts, Crossfit, Burlesque & Fitness Demos.
We will also be raising funds for Bayside Transformations one of our local Residential Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation non for profit Program, who will be manning the ‘healthy option’ BBQ and selling their artwork.
– 6:30am 10km CHALLENGE! Free Run or Walk. Scarness Park to the Pier return!
– 10am – 2pm FITNESS & HEALTH EXPO! Scarness Park / Stage.
I may have a couple of stall spaces left and three 15min performance spaces in the afternoon if anyone would like to join the team! If you would like to register interest in future events please inbox or email me at info@designhouse.com.au

Kind regards
Jeanette Maynes
Personal Trainer / Life Coach
Author of the 4 Week Program – Mind, Meal & Exercise Plan – www.4weekprogram.com.au
Artwork donated by Design House – www.designhouse.com.au

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Design House​
Bayside Transformations​
Hervey Bay Council for the Arts​
Fraser Coast Fitness & Health​
Virgos Natural Therapies​
ZUMBA FRASER COAST – ZClub Dance Fitness​
Flaming Sands Bellydance
Shades of Inspiration​
Khachodling Dakini Sanctuary​
ClimbMax Hervey Bay​
KB CrossFit​
Twenty Four Hour Gym​
Oceanside Hair & Beauty​
Anytime Fitness Hervey Bay​
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Fraser Coast Fitness & Health Speech – by Jeanette Maynes (Personal Trainer & Life Coach)

Last Sunday I spoke at a community meeting on different topics to highlight the concerns of the Fraser Coast people in relation to different levels of government and different issues, organised by 2016 Council Candidate Jannean Dean.

Thank you for organising the talk Jannean, I’m still excited about all the things I learned, I thought it was successful and informative plus I met lots of passionate people.

I spoke in relation to obesity on the Fraser Coast and learnt lots of exciting and interesting information on a variety of community issues and topics, it was a very interesting day.

– Awesome Video by Mark Norfolk

My Speech:

In Queensland 65% of adults and 28% of children are overweight or obese.

The 2014 fifth report from the Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young clearly states obesity is arguably the most confronting public health issue of this century.

It reads the evidence is clear that obesity is fuelling the prevalence of other chronic diseases, some of which can’t be turned back. Conditions like stroke, hypertension, heart attack, some cancers and a rapid escalation of type 2 diabetes.

In 2008 Obesity was recognised as a national priority. If the current upward trend continues, there will be about three million Queenslanders overweight or obese by 2020. 2 in 3 adults and 1 in 4 children are measured as overweight or obese. Obese adults were twice as likely as those of healthy weight to report poorer mental health in 2011–12. In 2015 the Queensland president of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Shaun Rudd said the “state emergency” of obesity was costing the state economy more than $11.6 billion every year. Dr Rudd said more education was needed to lower the alarming rates of obesity across the state. “What was used to be called the smart state we now call ourselves the fat state,” he said.

It is estimated that about 124,000 hospitalisations (6.7%) in Queensland were associated with overweight and obesity in 2011–12.

In 2014 University of Adelaide research showed there is more than 45,000 overweight and obese people living on the Fraser Coast. That was 46.3%, of the region’s 99,000 residents at that time. A massive 30% of those Fraser Coast residents are obese which is 32% higher than the QLD state figure.

August 2014 saw the launch of Fraser Coast Health and Fitness Community Action Group when I called a meeting with my friends to launch the concept of ‘Proudly Raising Awareness and Actioning Fun, Fitness & Health on the Fraser Coast.’

I have written and published a ‘4 WEEK PROGRAM’ which is a Mind, Meal & Exercise Plan that teaches people the tools and skills to apply for a long term happy healthy lifestyle.

In June 2015 we rebranded to the simple, fresh & easy to remember Fraser Coast Fitness & Health‘ (FCFH No more long name, it’s easy to remember, soothing new logo and colours, new activities, new goals and new free fitness timetable.)

We are a team of passionate individuals and businesses on the Fraser Coast that work together to raise awareness and help others achieve a new way of life and thinking that is healthy, exciting, fun and will make you happy!

Our only competition is laziness, a sedentary lifestyle, poor choices, mental health, fast and junk food plus the television!

We often share for free our enthusiasm, motivation, skills, professionalism, qualifications, encouragement, support and life experiences on this amazing journey!

We have a facebook page ‘Fraser Coast Fitness & Health’ that shares fitness news and events on the Fraser Coast plus we will be holding a free Fitness & Health Expo in Scarness park on Sunday the 16th of August from 10am – 2pm that I am currently organising. My next FREE 10km Community Challenge will also be on this date leaving at 6:30am from Scarness Park.

I would love for the Fraser Coast Regional Council to build fitness & tourist icons such as a rock pool, outdoor gyms, huge sets of stairs, more community gardens and open spaces, hiking trails, fitness equipment and bike paths for the residents to utilise. Allocate funding to free community exercise groups and become constantly vocal and proactive within the community about obesity awareness, especially prevention and create ongoing local initiatives. I have spoken to the Mayor a couple of times in relation to this matter but to no avail. As our State government & medical professionals report the obesity rate as arguably the most confronting public health issue of this century and a “state emergency”, why does our Council not take the Fraser Coast obesity epidemic seriously and work towards creating a massive community lifestyle overhaul campaign?!!

Save the Fraser Island Dingoes!

Meet ‘Spirit’ she is one of only two white dingoes in QLD!
I recently had a chat with JanneanRay Revill on the best way to find a solution so our Fraser Island Dingos are protected from extinction and a possible breeding program.

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Jannean Deans report of our meeting with some of my notes:

6th January 2015
Curator: Ray Revill – Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary
79 Mungar Road, Maryborough
Phone: (07) 4122 2080
info@frasercoastwildlifesanctuary.org.au

The Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary staff consists of a curator assisted by a dedicated and enthusiastic band of volunteers.They are involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of native fauna and many of their volunteers are licensed to care for orphaned and injured animals and birds.

While they realise the enormity of the task they are undertaking, they are excited at the challenge and confident that with the support of Fraser Coast Council, business community, learning institutions, locals and visitors, they can become a major attraction for the area as well as continuing to provide a home for our animals.
They are always looking for volunteers at the Sanctuary. If you think you would be interested in becoming a volunteer, contact Ray.

History
The Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary came into being in 2004 when Nature World in Hervey Bay closed down.
It was established by TESS (Training Employment Support Services) to accommodate the animals that were in need of a new home.
In July, 2013 TESS decided it was time to concentrate on their core business and accepted an offer from Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary Inc. to lease the facility.
The existing curator, Ray Revill, will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the sanctuary and required to live onsite.

Mission Statement
The goals of the Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary are:
To provide a haven for Australian native animals and birds in a natural environment.
Undertake the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and sick native animals and birds.
Promote education and understanding of our native fauna.
To contribute to our community and region by providing a facility which people can visit for an enjoyable experience, interact with and increase their knowledge of our native animals and birds.
Become a tourist attraction for the Fraser Coast region.
Remain community based operation.

1. Dingo Management – Policy incorporating Fraser Island (K’Gari) Tourism (Written by Jannean E Dean) – 42 rangers on FI
Implementation and approval of a new Dingo Management Policy with the State Government to protect and increase their numbers
1.1 FI Rangers to monitor visitors during peak periods at popular visiting spots and ask them to move away of approaching dingoes

2. Marketing
2.1 Dingoes on display during peak seasons at Fraser Island Barge Landing to educate visitors about dingo safety
2.2 Safe photo opportunities
2.3 Raise donations
2.4 May attract visitors to the sanctuary while in the area
2.5 Incorporating Fraser Island (K’Gari) into Tourism mixed media

3. Sponsorship of 4WD Vehicle – 4 x 4 twin cab ute – Diesel Turbo
3.1 Sell vehicle signage to sponsors

4. Veterinary supplies

5. Donations or fund raising required for the following:
5.1 Stormwater pipes – 200mm, 300m, 900mm (concrete)
5.2 Soaker pipes (100mm) 200 metres
5.3 Bags of concrete x 50
5.4 shade house – 6 x 4 metres
5.5 Shade cloths – 70 % – 500 metres
5.6 Crocodile enclosure – ARC mesh panels – 100 x 100 hard wood posts
5.7 Quoll enclosure
5.8 Koala enclosure – 16 x 100mm x 50mm hard wood – 10 x 100mm x 50mm hard wood – 10 x 70 x 38mm hardwood – Corrugated colour bond steel – 20 sheets x 4 metres
5.9 Chain link fence mesh – 300 metres
5.10 Fence post (steel round – 40 plus 60mm x 3 metres) (80 – 40 mm x 3 metres
5.11 Building timber (new) 3 x 2 – 4 x 2 – 100 x 100
5.12 Colourbond roofing iron – 4 metre lengths x 20 sheets
5.13 C-channel steel – 120 mm x 15 metres
5.14 Big ride-on mower
5.15 Push mowers (2) – 4-5 Horsepower
5.16 Small bobcat
5.17 Wheelbarrow x 2 – builder’s grade
5.18 Garden soil – 12 tonnes
5.19 Plants – gumtrees x 300 – bluegum, swamp, mahogany and other natives
5.20 Road base – 30 tonne
5.21 Cold tar for paths
5.22 Steel box tubing – 30mm x 30mm x 100 metres
5.23 Sleepers – 200 x 50 x 2 – 40 metres 40 lengths
5.24 Nuts, bolts, screws (assorted)
5.25 Cold room 6 x 8 feet
5.26 Crusher dust – 20 tonnes
5.27 Freezers (chest 400 litres or bigger)
5.28 Pigeon pair fridge / freezer 380-400 litres
5.29 UHF radio
5.30 Walkie talkies (3) – UHF 2 way
5.31 Commercial vacuum cleaners x 2

GOALS
1. Implement more Certificate III Environmental Traineeships for passionate adolescents to lead to further education.
2. Obtain funding to pay trainees for their work shifts
2.1 Grants
2.2 Donations
2.3 More visitors through the gates
2.4 Revenue opportunities
2.5 Local or State government assistance
2.6 Expand & grow into a budget / affordable overnight stay accommodation / tourist facility for campers also

REVENUE OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPLEMENT
1. Sponsor a dingo
1.1 Didge – 5 yr old male from Northern Territory
1.2 Kora – 4 yr old female from Qld – (sister of Girri – full blood)
1.3 Girri – 4 yr old male from Qld – (brother of Kora – full blood)
1.4 Pup Pup – 2 yr old male from Fraser Island
1.5 Spirit – female – one of only two albino dingoes in Qld (Mother to Kora & Girri)
2. Running costs minimum $5,000 per month:
$1,900 feed + $1,800 rent (paid to TESS) + $1,700 electricity
3. Sponsor an animal
4. Sponsor a pen enclosure – plaque
5. Sponsorship sign placed on fence

If anyone would like to Sponsor one of Ray Revills’ awesome FIVE dingoes at the Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary please shoot Ray an email and you will go on the sponsorship board and help with their survival and costs to run the sanctuary.
Please email Ray for bank direct deposit details: rbreville@bigond.com
How could you not they are so CUTE!

Hay House Writers Seminar in Sydney

LEON NACSON, JEANETTE MAYNES, REID TRACY

LEON NACSON, JEANETTE MAYNES, REID TRACY

Over the past weekend I had the amazing opportunity of attending the Hay House Writers Seminar in Sydney as I had been fortunate due to the help and support of many voting for me and had WON a free ticket to the event.
Talk about Awesome, I learnt so much and had many questions and thoughts answered in relation to my self-published soon to be BEST SELLING ‘4 Week Program!’ plus my marketing jeanette maynes hao house writers seminarplan, my platforms, my websites and the way I am implementing my goals and book / program within the community.
The energy and vibration in the room was electric and I met so many wonderful friendly like minded people. I hung out with a lovely lady and made a new friend also a ticket winner being Melissa Gibson a psychic, we got along fabulously – the Butterfly Whisperer.
Now to finalise my Synopsis to present to Hay House!
Someone (or maybe more than one person) who attended the seminar will WIN a publishing package with them; I could be the next best selling author accelerating my passion to “Get Australia Motivated!”. I hope so as I can feel it within my whole being!!

I had the pleasure of meeting and having a photo with the authors in order (the 1st four even before the seminar started!) as per my Law of Attraction photo print out (pretty powerful – reminds me of my Law of Attraction Donald Trump picture here) and the rest throughout the two days. I was also on the print out as a featured author as I will be speaking at the seminar in the future (L.O.A. at work). I even had a photo taken on stage with my book to assist my Law of Attraction processes! All the authors had such inspiring stories and were great at public speaking.
The images in the gallery include:

–       REID TRACY President and CEO of Hay House Publishing the largest publisher of self empowerment books, cds, dvds and empowering live events in the world.
–       LEON NACSON Managing Director of Hay House Australia, and the author of nine books. His current International Best Seller ‘A Stream of Dreams’ has been translated into four languages.

PAM GROUT

PAM GROUT

–       PAM GROUT author of ‘E Squared’ #1 New York Times best-selling author – (who signed my book I bought from home and told her about my bean experiment lol I learnt to look at things from a different perspective – story here.)
–       BRONNIE WARE –author of “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying”
–        MEGAN DALLA-CAMINA author of “Getting Real About Having It All”
–       MARTINA SHEEHAN & SUSAN PEARSE authors of “Wired for Life”
–       JESS AINSCOUGH author of “Make Peace With Your Plate”
–       JULIEANNE CAIRNS author of ‘The Seven Money Myths’ being released by Hay House in September 2015

Some of the Awesome quotes from the weekend:
–       “A blog is an important place to start. Show up every day and write a blog post with no agenda other than to be of service.” – Jess Ainscough
–       “Write every day, even if no-one is going to read it. Practice your voice.” – Jess Ainscough
–       “Whenever we’re rejected, it’s always because the universe is holding something better for us.” – Jess Ainscough
–       “There’s an entire world of natural healing out there. We can love food that loves us back.” – Jess Ainscough author of Make Peace With Your Plate
–       “Teach what you need to learn.” – Reid Tracy
–       “If it’s worth writing, it’s worth writing. Write because there is a market, because you have a muse. Write for yourself and write regardless. Just show up.” – Megan Dalla-Camina
–       “The more narrow your niche is, the less followers you need to be successful.” – Reid Tracy
–       “The point of a platform is for you to connect with people who care about what you have to say. This takes time, there are no shortcuts.” – Reid Tracy
–       “Focus in on one core audience that you’re trying to build. Know who you’re trying to reach. Ask people why they’re being referred to you to try to figure out who this is. Build an avatar for your audience based on gender, age, interests.” – Reid Tracy
–       “Books are intimate things. They’re one of the only things apart from your husband/wife/partner that you take to bed with you.” – Reid Tracy   (or if you are me it’s your Laptop to listen to Reid and Louise Hay lol)
–       “Ask yourself, what makes my book so different? So interesting? Don’t write to be a best seller. Write for and from your heart, not your wallet. Write something you want to be remembered by.” – Leon Nacson
–       “The hard part about writing a book is getting people to read it.” – Reid Tracy

After the seminar I ran 11.5km around Sydney for some exercise and even managed to get my weekly stair runs in at the ‘Oprah’ House,  proudly promoting the Fraser Coast Health & Fitness Community Action Group.

OPRAH HOUSE

OPRAH HOUSE

I received quite a few looks and comments, it appears fluro yellow socks and runners are not very common in Sydney!
“Need A Hand?”
GOAL # 1 – REDUCE OBESITY ON THE FRASER COAST FROM 70% TO 50% WITH POSITIVE AND GOAL ORIENTATED INITIATIVES INTURN DRAMATICALLY LOWERING DIABETES!
We need to have at least 1,000 people doing my ‘4 Week Program’ to create a flow on effect to change 20,000 people to achieve the goal of dropping the obesity / overweight statistic from 70% to 50% on the Fraser Coast! (this could be executed in as short a time frame as 12 months!) Just imagine how happy, energetic, motivated and productive everyone would be! Too Exciting! (Then I / We can start on the rest of the 63% of Australia!)

4 Week Program facebook page here!
The Motivator here!
Design House here!

[some info & images via the legendary Hay House Auditions & Hay House Australia & Something Social! Thank you for one of the best seminars ever, so well organised and a fantastic venue being SMC Conference & Function Centre, Sydney!]

PLEASE HELP ME BE PUBLISHED by LOUISE HAY!

HI ALL, I WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL IF YOU COULD PLEASE CLICK THROUGH AND ‘LIKE’ THIS PICTURE AND ‘SHARE’ FOR ME ON FACEBOOK + VOTE (2 STEPS!)!! To help me achieve my goal of having the Hay House Corporation Publish my ‘4 Week Program!’ helping me teach others to be Happy! Any support of my vision is greatly appreciated. ABUNDANCE AND LOVE TO ALL! xx
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Hay House Jeanette Maynes

STRONG MIND – STRONG BODY!

AWESOME VIEWING & READING!

For those that are wanting to work on their mind I’ve compiled some of the best movies and books out there for you to make a start!!!

– TIP: When buying from Amazon I always do a bulk order of five to ten exciting books and DVD’s at once to save on postage / shipping.

Some Best Selling, Profound and Awesome Self Development DVD’s | Movies:

15871. I Am – Tom Shadyac 978-1-4019-2028-9.gif2. You Can Heal Your Life
the Movie – Louise Hay
9780757305627_p0_v1_s260x4203. What the Bleep Do We Know – William Arntz
51p7qTNMheL._SY300_4. Celestine Prophecies – Matthew Settle the-secret-rhonda-byrne5. The Secret– Rhonda Byrne 978-1-4019-2423-26. The Shift– Expanded Version DVD – Dr Wayne Dyer
978-1-4019-2753-07. The Shift – Standard Version DVD – Dr Wayne Dyer  51M5rSrZsaL._SY300_8. The seven Spiritual Laws of Success– Deepak Chopra Peaceful-Warrior-DVD-P0251950091269. The Peaceful Warrior – Dan Millman 

Some Best Selling, Profound and Awesome Self Development Books:

41+7Y+I2kTL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_1. For interacting with others
How to Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie
518HudtSqhL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_2. For finding serenity
 The Road Less Travelled – M. Scott Peck
51ND2xeH0ZL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_3. For living a fuller life
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway – Susan Jeffers 
513YAm42oaL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_4. For loving the single life
He’s Just Not That Into You – Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo
51HlYr0Y67L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_5. For getting ahead at work
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
41H398NYsbL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_6. For embracing the everyday
The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
the-secret-rhonda-byrne7. For enjoying success in the world
The Secret – Rhonda Byrne 
51MfVDOlEkL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_8. For personal freedom
The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz 
51WdpQEx9mL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_9. For mental, emotional, physical and financial success
Unleash the Power Within – Tony Robbins
51B2NpKaioL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_10. For personal and financial success
Think and Grown Rich – Napoleon Hill
51p4JAtzzOL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_11. For business and financial success
Think Big – Donald Trump 
978-1-4019-4403-212. For embracing the everyday
I can See Clearly Now – Dr Wayne W. Dye
275_c1.gif13. You Can Heal Your Life Gift Edition
– Louise Hay
978-1-4019-2652-614. You Can Heal Your Life Boxset
– Louise Hay 
0-937611-01-8 (1)14. You Can Heal Your Life Paperback
– Louise Hay

Every day is perfect for setting goals or starting fresh

jeanette maynes dayman parkRESEARCH shows that 44% of Australians have a goal to lose weight in 2014.

But Hervey Bay’s Jeanette Maynes believes health and fitness should be a part of everyday life, not just as a new year resolution.

The personal trainer says every day was a perfect time for setting goals or starting fresh.

“Keep planning and keep achieving, it keeps the motivation flowing.

“Every day is a new exciting beginning, a change to change.”

Ms Maynes said there was “no excuse” for recent statistics that ranks Queensland at the top of the obesity scales.

“When you talk about obesity everyone goes off their nut trying to justify it,” she said.

“I think it time to start addressing the topic… people need to become accountable for their behaviours.”

Ms Maynes said the key to achieving a healthier lifestyle was having a strong mind and 100% focus.

“Write it down,” she said.

“You must clearly visualise in your mind that you have achieved the goal before you even start.

“Break it down into small steps that you can achieve each day.

“Exercise does change your life so make time for it in your routine – it really is worth it.”

Anyone who wants to start fresh has the opportunity to take part in Ms Maynes’ free 10km community challenge on Saturday, January 18, leaving from Enzo’s to the Urangan Pier and back again.

“I support people to get out of their comfort zone and walk a little further than they usually would.

“It’s all in the mind, anyone can walk 10km, the body does what the mind tells it.

“Once people realise that with a strong focused mind they can do anything, the possibilities in life are endless.”

4 Week Program $25

Ms Maynes has also written a four-week healthy eating and exercise program e-book, which is available HERE

Jeanette’s top tips

• Do not let anyone distract you. Do not eat rubbish because someone tells you to. Explain to others you have a goal and will not stray from it. Remove or avoid anyone or anything that does not completely support and encourage your goal.

• Feel proud each day that each small step is a positive change to achieving your goal and inner happiness.

• Have a strong mind. The first three weeks of starting a healthy lifestyle and fitness regime will be the toughest. Forming a new habit takes about 21 days. If that habit is clean eating and exercise you have just created a habit that your body will be thanking you for the rest of your life.

[Editorial by Kerrie Alexander and image by Valerie Horton via FRASER COAST CHRONICLE]

4 Week Program Timeline 2014

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About Healthier. Happier.

Queensland is a great state but unfortunately we have the highest rate of obesity in Australia. Our research shows 65% of Queenslanders are overweight or obese, and 33% don’t even realise it. Not only that, 23% are at risk of being overweight in the future. Healthier. Happier. is all about change and making Queensland the healthiest state. When our bodies and minds are healthy, we feel better, we look better, we have more energy and we’re able to get more out of life. Learn more here! – http://healthier.qld.gov.au/about-healthier-happier/

My first ever speech!

 

Today I presented my first ever half hour speech at the Fraser Coast University with Matthew Condon, Hugh Lunn, & Chris Collin.

“Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time. It must be a goal that is so appealing, so much in line with your spiritual core, that you can’t get it out of your mind. If you do not get chills when you set a goal, you’re not setting big enough goals.” – Bob Proctor

When the library asked me to do this speech I though  …NOW This one is a Goal that Chills me! Presenting my first ever half hour speech at the university in the auditorium!!

Public Speaking I thought …. well I passed a toast masters course in grade 8 when I was 13, I’m sure I’ll remember how to do it! Talk about Face a Fear!

Luckily I do not think of fear as fear, I see it as adrenalin, excitement, anticipation and the opportunity to conquer a goal. So the preparation begin, I organised this goal into small achievable chunks plus I clearly pictured in my mind the task as being completed and an absolute huge success!! I saw a beer in my hand tonight to celebrate a successful speech!

I designed this picture two years ago when attending the business seminar in Sydney seminar, Talk about ‘Law of Attraction!’ What have I been subconsciously attracting and where could public speaking lead to and with whom ….. please click here to view my ebooks.

 

“I attended Jeanette Maynes first ever speech which the crowd clearly enjoyed – and I did too. Jeanette envelopes the audience with her presence and her vibrant personality and a clear command of her subjects. She made the audience laugh; showed great photos to go with her stories – but most of all it was her beautiful, direct, dinkum Australian accent – something you rarely hear anymore. She was a HIT!”
– Hugh Lunn |  Award Winning Author

 

“I  attended a talk by Jeanette Maynes at  the Hervey Bay USQ, where she spoke on the E Books she had published. The first part of the talk covered her experience of her trek to Mt Everest Base Camp with all the trials and triumphs that she encountered along the way. I found this account very engaging, and it fascinated me as to how someone would so willingly put themself through  t hat kind of challenge.   It was wonderful to be provided with an understanding of the cultural side of the Sherpas who assist climbers with their backpacks, and become the climbers’ best friend. At times it was humourous, and always uplifting. She held the attention of her audience well, which was assisted with the use of some great photos that she had taken along the way.

The second part of her talk was on running across The Great Wall of China. This account also kept her audience riveted as we listened  as to why Jeanette, would willingly welcome such a challenging experience. She provided some great insights into what you needed to tell yourself, and the mindset that was needed to keep going until the end, even long after the body wants to give up. Once again, there were some top quality photos to enhance her story.

The third part of her story, focussed on her role as a Personal Trainer and her ideas for promoting good health to her clients. She covered diet and exercise, and certainly showed us that she had walked the walk, and wasn’t just talking the talk. Although I found this talk helpful, I would have loved to have heard more of her own personal weight loss story, and the trials she faced along the way.  I think I would have identified with her story a little more, if this had been the case.

The next section, included her quest to become the best she could be, by reading books and attending seminars presented by the most successful  businessmen  in the world . Jeanettes’  account of meeting her idol,  Donald Trump, and the visualisation that had preceded  this event, was both touching and impressive. It was made clear to all of us, what was possible if you dared to dream, as she had.

In conclusion, Jeanette discussed her passion for graphic design, and website designing. Against the backdrop of the other topics she had discussed, this topic was a wonderful contrast. It highlighted her passion for design, and creating unique artwork. Overall, her talk was bright, bold and sassy, and showed her to be a real breath of fresh air. I look forward to hearing what she has to say next.”

– Cheryl Virgo | Aspiring Author

 

“I just wanted to thank you again for agreeing to be part of our Home Grown Day.
I have received some very positive feedback from participants, not only on the whole event but specifically on your talk.”
– Lou Collings | Community Librarian