Steve Dickson MP, State Member for Buderim
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Gary Flanigan

Gary Flanigan

Gary, his wife and two daughters upped sticks and moved to the Sunshine Coast from Canberra over 30 yrs ago in search of warmer climes.

An initial stint running a Mooloolaba snack bar was followed by a lengthy term of fifteen years service at the Department of Social Security. It was during this time that Gary noticed the high demand for the services provided by a Justice of the Peace. Noticing that there were not enough volunteers to service the demand, Gary joined the ranks to carry out this hugely responsible role. 

When he retired Gary was able to pursue his passion for archeology. Alongside wife Dorothy, the couple became field archeologists with Sydney University which, across the past few years has opened up exciting opportunities to travel to Middle Eastern countries to take part in archeological digs.
Unfortunately, knee problems have now put paid to field trip involvement but both Gary and Dorothy keep their passion for archeology alive by presenting archeological talks to U3A groups at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
U3A is a ‘fun of learning’ group for retired people which has a close relationship with the University of the Sunshine Coast. Members can be permitted with negotiation, to sit in on lectures at the university.
In addition, in his spare time Gary is studying Latin with a dictionary his constant companion!
Gary would be grateful to hear from other JP’s who may be interested in offering their services to relieve current volunteers or to man a new timeslot at The Old Post Office to extend the services on offer. He can be contacted on Tel 5445 1107.

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