Arana View Christmas party of the ladies who won the
Arana View Christmas party of the ladies who won the "Best Aussie Decorated Hat” were left to right Carol, Loris, Jill and Margaret.

Brisbane: Community Notices

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The deadline for the March issue is February 20. Email Nicky or Chris at communitynotes@seniors


QUEENSLAND Begonia Society Inc. meets on the third Saturday of the month at 1pm at the Uniting Church Hall, 52 Merthyr Rd, New Farm. Details go to


AT THE first 2018 meeting in February, Kath Stumer talked about Bougainvillaeas. On March 1, Ann Baarton, a member of the garden club, will talk about what's in her garden. Ann is a keen collector of unusual plants so her talk will be very interesting. Our club meets at the Enoggera Memorial Hall at the junction of Pratt and Wardell Streets, Enoggera on the first Thursday of the month. The hall is close to public transport. Visitors and new members are most welcome.and morning tea is served at 9.45am. Details call Pat, the president, on 33561256.


AT THE first meetup of CICADA Queensland for 2018. You don't have to have a cochlear implant or a hearing loss! All are welcome. We announce as well that there will be an extra special guest cochlear implant recipient Elliot Miller who will Demonstrate the Brisbane invention of a new app 'Games4Hearoes' - an app that helps people learn to listen. We are excited also to announce that there will be real time captioning for the event. At the Ship Inn, with Morning tea set at $20 pp including a selection of muffins. RSVP by February 12 by contacting secretary for further information on


QUEENSLAND Family History Society presents a seminar on Researching land records in Queensland on Saturday March 3 from 9am to 12.30pm at Queensland Baptists Conference Centre, 53 Prospect Road, Gaythorne. Cost: $20 members and $30 non-members (includes morning tea). Presenter: Kaye Nadella has worked part-time as an archivist with the John Oxley Library and part time with the Department of Natural Resources and Mines. She took up a full-time position with this department in 2004 and she was appointed senior curator of the Museum of Lands, Mapping, and Surveying in 2007. Historical land research in action- Kaye will give examples that capture the whole researching land ownership in Queensland process bringing together the material referred to in the first two sessions


CABOOLTURE Family History Research Group is located in one of the seventy old buildings within the pleasant grounds of Caboolture Historical Village at 280 Beerburrum Road. You might like to come and see us during a visit to the Village, or if you are coming only to visit our rooms entry to the Village is free. Our opening hours are 9.30am to 2pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.CFHRG has an extensive library of genealogy resources covering Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, also UK and Europe. We have "pay per view” on line sites for Ancestry & Find My Past. We also provide research services. Details call 0754282018 or email or go to


THE Enoggera & Districts Historical Society Inc. wishes you well for 2018 and advises you that its research library on the corner of Wardell and Trundle Streets has reopened and will remain so every Thursday morning from 9.30am. An alternative visiting time can be arranged. Researchers, students and new members are very welcome. Guest speakers are available to address community groups and schools on the local history of the former shire of Enoggera that now covers an area between Upper Kedron and Newmarket. Entrance to the hall is wheelchair friendly. Our four publications are available on demand as are copies of our 2018 calendar. Details call Dave on 33663191.


The Association exists for the welfare and benefit of those conscripted into either of the two schemes in place between 1951 and 1973 and the wives/widows thereof. Conscripts who served for countries other than Australia are welcome to join as associate members. To enquire about the benefits of membership, to apply for the two Medals to which Australian nashos are entitled, or to find a branch near you, call 33241277 or scroll website Brisbane North West branch meets at Gaythorne RSL on the third Sunday of each month commencing 10.15am; our next meeting February 18. Visitors and new members are always welcome and after the meeting you can lunch in the comfortable surrounds of the RSL bistro. Details call Dave on 33663191 or email


ARE you an older person who has a question about the latest technology that you just can't seem to find an answer for anywhere? LACOTA -Logan Area Committee on the Ageing will be running a FREE Technology Q&A session on anything to do with technology, computers, cameras, mobile phones, IPhone and IPad, etc. on the first Wednesday of each month in 2018, from 9.30 am to 12pm at the Logan Central Community Centre, 9 Jacaranda Avenue, Logan Central. As spaces are limited, secure your spot by calling us 32900088 to book in your attendance. Last minute walk-ins are welcome, but if the session is full you may miss out. LACOTA also runs other technology/computer training and has many other activities for older people. Contact us to find out more.


MAKE new friends. Come along any Tuesday between 9am and 12noon to the Community Centre, 19 Nerida St, Rochedale. Members of a Senior Citizens Club play indoor bowls or are entertained with a concert on alternate Tuesdays. Tuition provided for new players and new members are most welcome. Details call Shirley on 32091682.


FREE Community Legal Education Sessions - retirement Living Options. Caxton Legal Centre will be presenting free talks to provide legal information about retirement living options, with a focus on common issues with retirement villages and manufactured home parks. Topics that attendees will learn about include: documents and contracts; fees and charges; maintenance responsibilities; and questions to ask before signing on the dotted line. Our talks are on Thursday February 8 from 1pm - 2.30pm at Garden City Library, and Friday February 9 from 1.30pm - 3pm at Sunnybank Hills Library. Call Michelle 32146333 to reserve a place.



Monthly meets are on the second Tuesday of the month from 9.30am at the Kenmore Library. We launched the year with a Picnic Soiree and the ever-engaging "Trivia” Challenge! Guest speakers keep us well informed and our own members also contribute from their interests and career insights. Our first major outing will be a QPAC Backstage Tour. If you'd like to learn more about the fun, fellowship, food and friendliness of our Club, call President Royce Allan on 33787515, or Secretary Lorna Williams on 33789539, for Probus interest only please.


WE ARE seeking new members. If you are no longer working full-time or have recently retired, this is an opportunity for couples, gents and/or ladies to meet other retirees for friendship, fun and food. Meetings are held on the First Thursday of each month from 9.30am to 11.30am at Enoggera Bowls Club, 72 Pickering Street, Enoggera. The club hosts a wide variety of activities. Future events include day trips, lunches, theatre performances. Details call Joan, 36305453.


WE MEET in the Bowls Club at Hall Avenue in Corinda on the fourth Tuesday of the month (except December) at 9.45am. We have our monthly meeting with a friendly chat over morning tea, followed by a guest speaker covering a wide and interesting range of topics. Members also get together for regular outings, a garden group, a walking group, theatre visits, a book swap and other activities. We welcome retired men and women from Chelmer to Oxley and all surrounding suburbs who wish to join in the fun, friendship and fellowship of Probus and meet for club meetings and outings with other active, like-minded retirees. Details call Kathy on 33797237.


WILL be holding their monthly Social and Information Day on Friday February 16 at Bray Hall, Cnr Cooke & O'Loan Sts Petrie gathering at 9.30am for a 10am start, finishing at 12 noon. Guest Speaker for this month will be a Representative from the Qld Cancer Council. Free admission - members and visitors are most welcome. Morning tea is available for a gold coin donation and there is always a raffle. Details call the Kallangur Centre on 38806677 or call in at 1480 Anzac Avenue, Kallangur during opening hours 9am to 12pm. Seniors can enquire about membership at the meeting.


WE MEET meet on the third Friday of the month at The Lion, Pine Road, Richlands at 10.30am. Date claimers for the next two meetings are February 9 and March 16 (AGM). Details on the Club and its activities, call Leonie (President) on mob 0427846057 or Les (Activities Officer) on 32799449 or mob 0466377618 to register your interest, email New members are always welcome.

HAVING FUN: Forest Lake 50+ Club members had a great Christmas Party at Blue Fins Club, Inala.
HAVING FUN: Forest Lake 50+ Club members had a great Christmas Party at Blue Fins Club, Inala.


The Association of Independent Retirees North Brisbane Branch wish to advise we are now operating from our new premises at Cnr. Kitchener Rd., and 2 Bohland St., in the OES Hall. Its bigger (for more members) and better for our use. Car parking is available off the street and on street as well. So drop in to our meetings on the third Friday at 9.30 am,finishing about 11: 30 am after our Guest Speaker is finished, dont forget join us for a cuppa and bickies prior or ask about our Financial Group which also has seperate meetings for those interested. This year rumour has it we will be having more bus trips to various outings for lunch and morning tea, so get in quick to Nev and make a booking or Bev. Dont forget to pick up your monthly free Newsletter if not already e-mailed to your address and look for our Australian issue sent to all e-mail recipients. So folks join us soon if not a member and all members please come along for a chat. All inquiries at or phone before 5.30 pm 3881 1820 and ask for Carl . 


WILL meet at 10am Thursday 8 February 2018 HQ Café, Kedron Wavell Services Club. New members are welcome. Details call Jeanette Kretschmann on 34353140.


Voice, Interests and Education of Women


The first dinner meeting of the Club for 2018 will be on Monday February 12. Meetings are held at the McLeod Country Golf Club, 61 Gertrude McLeod Cres, Middle park. Cost is $35 and bookings are essential. This meeting will also include the AGM and this is a wonderful opportunity to hear about all the exciting things the ladies have enjoyed throughout the previous year, and also hear about some of the activities and entertainment that is planned for the coming year. If you would like to be part of a group of women of all ages, who meet monthly for dinner and also enjoy coffee mornings, lunches and various outings, and where the focus is on fun and friendship, then look no further than Centenary Evening VIEW Club. Fund raising activities range from bring and buy stalls and tucker tables to "Girls Nights" Melbourne Cup lunch and various other events including Christmas gift wrapping. All money raised goes to The Smith Family to support six students through the Learning for Life program. Details or if you would like to attend email or call Di 32029759 before noon Friday February 9.


OUR Club has a new look and a new format for 2018. VIEW is a fun and friendship group for women, and we continue to support The Smith Family's Learning for Life program, supporting 8 disadvantaged students to further their education. Luncheon meetings will be held on the third Monday of each month at 10.45 for 11.30 am at the Boulevard Gardens, Witton Rd, Indooroopilly, We welcome new Members. Our February meeting, on Monday February 19, is also our AGM and the Guest Speaker will be Anne-Maree Moon, General Manager, Tourism and Major Events, Brisbane Marketing. Bookings are essential. Cost $36 for 2 course lunch and coffee/tea. Call Jean on 0409268646 or Nan 0410006500 by Friday February 16.


OUR ladies are urging the local community to support disadvantaged children and young people with their education by joining the club which sponsors three school children. We meet at 11am on the second Wednesday of the month at the Rec Club, Alba Lane (off Jacaranda Avenue), Kingston. Cost of $25 includes a two course lunch and a guest speaker. Proceeds from the day go to The Smith Family's Learning for Life program. Details call Maureen on 38051378.


OUR next luncheon meeting will be held Wednesday February 21 at 11am. It will be held at Murrumba Downs Tavern, Dohles Rockes Road, Murrumba Downs. The guest speaker for February will be Trish Barrkman. Trish will be talking about Kidney problems from dialysis to transplant. Trish has had a transplant as have other family members. Our year started with the election of a new committee for 2018 at our monthly luncheon meeting. Our guest speaker for January was Pip Grant Taylor from Osprey House. She gave us a very informative talk about the nesting and feeding habits of Osprey, a very interesting bird. Our club supports three children with funds raised from raffles and outings. We also donate directly to The Smith Family for their Winter and Book and Toy Appeals. We are not just about raising money though and a lot of fun, laughs and friendship is enjoyed by all our ladies at our monthly luncheons, coffee mornings and outings. If you are interested in attending or would like more information please phone Elizabeth 38864937 or Sandra 34252738.

NEW START: The new Pine Rivers VIEW Committee for 2018.
NEW START: The new Pine Rivers VIEW Committee for 2018.


WE CELEBRATE our 10th Anniversary in June 2018. The next luncheon meeting is Tuesday February 27, and our guest speaker will be Sue Bain, Team Leader at Grange Library. We would love more members to join our Club, why not bring along a friend to our luncheon meeting? For those ladies wishing to join the Club, the joining fee is $20 and the annual subscription $20. Help us to extend friendship to all! Our club is a small, friendly club seeking community-minded women. VIEW members come from all walks of life, and we would be delighted if you would like to join us in our mission to provide better educational opportunities for disadvantaged young Australians. We would welcome you as a visitor to our Lunch Meetings and perhaps in time you may like to become a member of our Club. We support the Smith Family's Learning for Life program and our club currently sponsors five school students. If you are interested in attending a lunch meeting and learning more about the activities of our club, call Heather on 0437343163, by the Friday prior to our meeting. We need to make a booking for catering purposes. Our Lunch meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Gaythorne RSL Club, Mitchelton upstairs and the doors open at 10.30am for an 11am start. VIEW website


OUR Club will meet March 7 at the Arana Leagues Club, Dawson Parade Keperra, 10.30am for 11am start. Cost is $25 for two course lunch and we will be having our usual lucky door and raffle prizes. All proceeds go towards supporting our "learning for Life” students and the Smith family. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Our guest speaker for March is Roly Sussex who I am sure will give us an interesting insight into "language.” Bookings are required by 4pm Friday March 2. Details call Carol on 33555349.


LEARN how to meditate, relax and calm the mind. Peace is our original nature, release worry and stress. Happiness is the best medicine. All welcome to to the Logan Community Centre 911 Jacaranda Ave Logan. Monday at 10-11.30am and Tuesday at Redbank Plains Library 9.30- 11am. Details call 0420719622.


COME join us for our next meeting. This month our activity is to create an introduction to Cardmaking as well as a brief meeting outlining our upcoming activities. Join the fun and friendship. We look forward to your company at the Toowong Library on Monday February 12 at 9am for 9.30am start. Details email Christine at Visitors welcome.


ALL are invited to the monthly meeting at the Pine Rivers QCWA Hall 1058 Anzac Avenue Petrie. Wednesday February 7 at 9.30am. Come along and see what we do in the community. Your skills and input will be most welcome. Pop into our Craft and Coffee Days which begin February 20. These days continue throughout the year on the third Tuesday monthly at 9.30am. The Branch will complete birthing and sewing kits for Papua New Guinea. Members will also put together shopping bags for those who wish to dispense with plastics shoppers early.

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