At some point each year, more than one in five Australians are in crisis, dealing with the anguish and despair of not knowing where the next meal is coming from for themselves and their families. It’s hard to believe this is really happening in the ‘lucky’ country. It’s a predicament largely hidden by stigma and shame, but the reality is we’re all likely to know someone who is affected.
Foodbank restores hope to people who are struggling by rescuing and sourcing food and groceries from farmers, manufacturers and retailers, and distributing them to front line charities around the country to provide to people in need.
Foodbank is the largest hunger relief organisation in Australia, and in Queensland 22.8 million meals were provided last year to hungry Queenslanders, including children.
Despite our best efforts, our frontline charity partners tell us 6,939 Queenslanders seeking food relief each month are turned away empty handed, because demand outstrips supply. That is why, with the help of you and the Queensland Billiards and Snooker Association Inc, we strive each day to do more.
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At every QBSA event, there will be a Donation Station set up at the venues entrance.
We ask all spectators, and players, who plan on attending the event to bring a tin of food (not expired please) to donate to Foodbank Queensland.
These food donations will go to your fellow Queenslanders in need.
$1 out of every QBSA Tournament Levy Fee will go to Foodbank Queensland.
$1 out of every QBSA Club League Player Fee will go to Foodbank Queensland.
$1 out of every QBSA Membership and Club Affiliation Fee will go to Foodbank Queensland.
Foodbank Queensland don’t just need donations, they also need volunteers.
Volunteer your time or organise a Food Drive at your club or workplace to help collect donations.
More details on how you can help, can be found on the Foodbank Queensland website.
The Australian Billiards and Snooker Council today announced that all snooker and billiards events will be cancelled until the 30th June 2020.
As the ABSC is our governing body, and as we also have a duty of care for all members, officials, guests and spectators, the Queensland Billiards and Snooker Association will be following the ABSC recommendation by doing to the same to all of our events, effective immediately.
This includes stopping play of both our current Billiards and Snooker Club Leagues until further notice.
Should the situation improve, the Club Leagues may be resumed to their completion later in the year and may result in our Club Zone Snooker League not being run in 2020. We will assess the situation later in the year regarding this and then will work out any fees related to the Club Leagues.
This immediately impacts the following upcoming QBSA events:
If you have already paid entry into these events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your bank details and we will issue a refund.
As we do not know how this situation will develop, we will not be guaranteeing that these events, or any future impacted events, will be rescheduled in 2020.
Our upcoming 2020 Annual General Meeting may still be able to go ahead via an online video conference. We will be emailing our current registered affiliate clubs shortly to discuss this option further. **UPDATED 19.03.2020 – The 2020 QBSA Annual General Meeting will be postponed until after the current restrictions have been lifted. All current QBSA Management Committee positions and QBSA Appointments will remain as they are and the new positions will be backdated to the original AGM date of the 26.03.2020.**
While we cannot enforce that our affiliate clubs also do the same regarding their events, we strongly recommend that they follow the directive from the ABSC and the QBSA regarding this matter. Please contact your local club for more information about club events moving forward.
The QBSA Management Committee will continue to monitor the situation and will provide any further updates to this situation, whether it be the restriction on events being removed or extended.
We appreciate your understanding and support during this time and we will hope you and your family remain safe.
If you have any questions, please send an email to email@example.com.
Please see the full statement from the ABSC here: https://absc.com.au/general-news/2020/3/16/absc-position-on-covid-19-virus