Brisbane Appeal Dinner 2014

  • Date

    24 May 2014
    5:45pm - 10:00pm
  • Location

    Michael's Oriental Restaurant & Function Centre
    223 Padstow Road (cnr Warrigal Road)
    Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113
$89 per person
Full Tables of 10 = $800 (when booked & paid in one transaction)
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Event Update - 22 May 2014

Excitement is ramping up for this Saturday's dinner - we can't wait to celebrate with more than 280 people! To ensure that everything runs smoothly we've outlined a few key details below. We encourage you to preview the parking map below AND to peruse all the auction items outlined in the Dinner Guide below too... you'll love this year's premier auction experience!

1. Auction Item preview

We so thrilled to be able to present our best auction list ever! Thanks to the incredible generosity of our supporters we have more than 40 silent auction items and 8 incredible live auction items to choose from. In particular, we're excited to present a once-in-a-lifetime experience for six people that cannot be bought and is only possible through the connections of Tyson Stelzer and the generosity of Jacobs Creek, Seppeltsfield, Henschke Wines, Peter Lehmann Wines and Penfolds - check it out!

 Dinner Guide including Auction Items

2. Parking at the Venue

We recommend that you checkout the attached parking map prior to the dinner and encourage you to consider car-pooling if possible. There should be plenty of free parking available but some of it is a couple minutes walk from the venue. 

Parking Map

3. All the Formal Elements completed by 9:30pm… and then we’re dancing!

We hope to have all the formal elements of the night completed by 9:30pm so that guests who need to leave early can. But for those that can stay we’re looking forward to testing out the dance floor with some great live music until 10:30pm. The venue is open until 11pm and you and your guests are invited to stay and socialise as long as you like.

4. Donations not tax-deductible

Dinner guests will be given a number of different ways to support LYQ on the night (silent auction, live auction, one-off donation, monthly donation). We must advise that donations made at the Brisbane Appeal Dinner will not be tax-deductible.

Young Lives - Shining Brighter

We invite you to join us on Saturday 24 May 2014 as we celebrate all that God is doing through our ministry and we partner in growing that influence further! The support we receive through our Brisbane Appeal Dinner will help us to share the Good News about Jesus with more than 10,000 young lives this year. So register your attendance today, invite your friends to fill a table of ten, and join us as we help young lives to shine brighter!

Great speakers, incredible company, tasty food and lots of fun!

Just like the exciting programs that we facilitate with young people, our Brisbane Appeal Dinner is lots of fun!

A highlight of every Brisbane Appeal Dinner is the contribution of our speakers. This year guests will hear from Tyson Stelzer, a multi-award winning wine writer with an annual international readership of 4 million (see below for more info). Guests will also get to hear from young people who have been impacted through the ministry of Lutheran Youth of Queensland. 

Our dinner guests enjoy the chance to make new friends and catch-up with old mates. Most of our guests are connected in some way to the Lutheran community either through involvement in our ministry or through our churches and schools. For some of our long-term supporters its a chance to reminisce about old times shared on camp together!

A key part of every Brisbane Appeal Dinner is the food and this year is no different! Dinner guests this year will enjoy scruptious nibbles on arrival and a two course chinese banquet complimented by a great selection of wine (thanks Wine Press!) and beer.

In between making new friends and enjoying some great food there will also be chances to have fun placing bids on the silent and live auctions. We’ve decided to add a little extra this year by including some live music to test out the dance floor at the end of the night!

Making a serious difference!

Not only do we have lots of fun at the Brisbane Appeal Dinner, we also contribute to an incredible ministry that makes this kind of difference...

I've come to realise my worth and value as a person

Lutheran Youth of Queensland is priveleged to share the Good News about Jesus with more than 10,000 young people through our camping ministries, leadership training programs and church support work. Thanks to the generous support of our past and present ministry partners we've been blessed to double the influence of this incredible ministry since 2007. Our Brisbane Appeal Dinner plays an important role in ensuring that we can continue to introduce children and teenagers to a God who loves them, encourage them in their faith and give them the opportunity to shine brighter.

Can't make it this year? You can still help!

You can still help to make a difference even if you can't join us at the Brisbane Appeal Dinner 2014. You can support this important ministry by praying for the young lives we impact, telling your friends about this great work and making a financial contribution. Together we can help more young people know...

I've been made perfect

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Guest Speaker - Tyson Stelzer

Tyson Stelzer is a multi-award winning wine writer with an annual international readership of 4 million. His incredible work as the author of 14 wine books and contributor to 15 magazines led to him being named The Australian Wine Communicator of the Year 2013 byThe Wine Communicators of Australia. Away from the international spotlight, Tyson is a loving husband and father of two boys who strongly supports the ministry of Lutheran Youth of Queensland… because he’s experienced it himself! Join us as Tyson shares stories from his exciting travels and the importance of God in his journey.


Major Sponsor



We are proud to have Ellerfield Accounting and Financial Planning as our Major Sponsor for the Brisbane Appeal Dinner 2014. Please take the time to visit their site to discover how they can help you maximise your financial future. We encourage you to support the companies that support us.

Silver Sponsors

Please take the time to visit the websites of Westpac (, Church Resources in partnership with Telstra ( and Peter Grant Orthodontis (

Bronze Sponsor

Auction Item Donors

We are extremely grateful for the incredible businesses that have donated an incredible array of products and services for our Brisbane Appeal Dinner. Your generousity is astounding - thank you!