CYBER FUN: Margaret McLeod, Ruth Dyer,
CYBER FUN: Margaret McLeod, Ruth Dyer, "Cybermum” Alexandra Tynan and club president Vicki Fraser, from Chapel Hill VIEW Club.

Community group guide: Brisbane



OUR spring meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 5 at 10.30am for a 11am start at the Arana Leagues Club, Dawson Pde, Keperra. Cost of the two-course lunch is $27 and includes tea and coffee. We will have our usual lucky door and raffles prizes with all proceeds going to supporting our 14 Smith Family "Learning for Life” students. Our guest speaker in September will be Russell Young, who will divulge the secrets of growing successful bonsai. We welcome new members and guests at our meetings and the many social activities we hold each month. Please phone Carol by 12pm on Monday, September 3 to book.

Chapel Hill

IN JULY, "Cybermum” Alexandra Tynan took us on a picture tour of the

Dr Who studios.

In August, the Chapel Hill VIEW choir, led by Doreen Orton and accompanied by Marguerite Giovannini, will sing Hits from the Musicals, with a piano solo by Marguerite, in celebration of our 28th birthday.

At our September lunch, Dr Dimity Dornan AO, executive director and founder of Hear and Say, will speak on the importance of caring for our hearing.

Members meet regularly playing bridge, mah jong or canasta or enjoy social outings. Early in August, for example, we toured the Parliamentary Precinct and had afternoon tea in the colonnades at Old Parliament House. Phone Denise on 0409261488 if you would like to be part of our friendly club by attending one of our functions or email the club for further information at: chapelhillview@gmail. com. All proceeds raised support The Smith Family Learning for Life program.


OUR club celebrated our 28th birthday with fun and friendship, as well as lots of wonderful raffle and lucky door prizes. Our Bunnings sausage sizzle also raised a significant amount to support our eight Learning for Life students. Thank you to all who assisted in this great event. Congratulations to all the winners in the Bunnings raffle and thank you to the members of the public who supported this raffle on the day. Our August club meeting and lunch will be held on Monday, August 20 at the Jindalee Golf Club, Goggs Rd, Jindalee at 10.45am for a 11.15am start. Lunch cost: $30 for two courses and tea/coffee. Bookings are essential.

Phone Jean on 0409268646 by Wednesday, August 15. The guest speaker will be Steven Dale. His inspiring story of personal resilience with be the theme of his presentation. A major fundraising event for the month will be our Soup and Sweets night to be held on Friday, August 31 at a member's home. September marks the beginning of spring and a tour to the Carnival of Flowers is planned. Enquiries: Jean as per contact details above.

We welcome new members to join us as we work towards alleviating disadvantage by supporting The Smith Family to enhance the educational opportunities of young disadvantaged Australian children through supporting these students and the programs offered by The Smith Family.

Guest speaker Tamara Nowitzki receiving a certificate from Pine Rivers VIEW club member Elizabeth Hoffman.
Guest speaker Tamara Nowitzki receiving a certificate from Pine Rivers VIEW club member Elizabeth Hoffman.

Pine Rivers

WE ARE encouraging ladies in our community to help us in supporting disadvantaged Australian children. Research has shown that supporting a child's education is one of the most effective ways to help break the cycle of disadvantage. The Smith Family's sponsorship program enables sponsors to give directly to a child in need so they don't miss out on the opportunity to participate fully in their education, and create a better future for themselves.

We have a luncheon meeting on the third Wednesday of the month at Murrumba Downs Tavern. 10.30am for an 11am start at a cost of $23. Our guest speaker for July was Tamara Nowitzki. Tamara is a Paralympian and motivational speaker.

For our August luncheon meeting we will be hearing about the work of the SES in the Moreton Bay Region. We also have a coffee and chat morning tea and other fun outings during the month. All money raised helps to support our three Learning for Life students as well as making donations to the Smith Family's various appeals. To attend our next meeting on the August 15 please call Sandra on 34252738 or email to Hoping to see you there.

Sunnybank Evening

OUR next meeting will be held on Monday, August 6 at 6.30pm for 7pm at The Glen Hotel, Logan Rd, Eight Mile Plains. Our guest speaker will be Sharon, from Canine Helpers, a community support organisation that trains assistance dogs to help people with a disability to gain greater mobility and independence. If you would like to attend the dinner meeting, please contact Pam Smith on 32738419.


A LAWYER from Caxton Legal Centre will be presenting free talks about legal issues with retirement villages, manufactured home parks (over 50's resorts) and other accommodation options. Attendees will learn about documents and contracts, fees and charges, maintenance responsibilities and questions to ask before signing on the dotted line. Sessions are scheduled for Cleveland library August 9, Strathpine library August 17, Redcliffe library August 29, Bracken Ridge and Banyo libraries September 4 and Victoria Point library September 10. To book phone Caxton on 32146333.


YOUNG at Heart tennis players wanted for

Mt Gravatt Central on Tuesdays from 9am-12pm. It is not Wimbledon, but a game, a laugh and a cuppa are all included. Phone Margaret on 0455544334 for more information.


MEMBERS will be creating a beautiful display of floral designs at this year's EKKA. We invite everyone to drop by during EKKA from August 10 to 19 you will find us in the Old Museum Building. New members and visitors are always welcome to attend our monthly meetings at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha. Admission of $7 is payable at the door and includes tea or coffee before the meeting. For details call Heather prior on 0412735483 or go to

CHRISTMAS IN JULY: Forest Lake Fifty Plus club members at The Summit Restaurant, Mt Cootha.
CHRISTMAS IN JULY: Forest Lake Fifty Plus club members at The Summit Restaurant, Mt Cootha.


WE MEET at Chambers Flat and Logan Reserve Community Centre, 49-65 Kenny Rd, Chambers Flat. The society has a large resource library where members can research their family history from many parts of the world. We also hold tutorial sessions on a number of different genealogical programs, research methods and how to retrieve data stored in many areas around the world. Our library is open 9.30am-1.30pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For information phone 55463638 during open hours. Visitors are also welcome at the society either by calling in or by appointment.


THE theme this year is Songs of Yesteryear.

As well as the quilt and crafts on display we have talented people demonstrating their crafts and you have an opportunity to buy some unique gifts. For those more interested in outdoor machinery we have displays of vintage vehicles, tractors and engines. Entry to all the displays is only $5 for adults and 50 cents for children. You can also purchase locally grown vegetables and home cooking. As part of our exhibition we have our Courtyard Café - a covered area where we serve morning and afternoon tea as well as lunch. A group lunch package is available for $17 a person. This price includes: entry fee to quilt and craft exhibition; choice of sandwiches, salad box (with ham or chicken), or hot mince roll, strawberries and ice- cream, tea/coffee. Laidley Uniting Church, 45 Patrick S, Laidley. on September 6, 7, and 8. If your group chooses the lunch package, a table will be reserved and the whole group will dine at an allocated time. Please forward your booking and payment prior August 27. Please note one payment only to be made for the entire group. If you would like to make a group booking for either of these options, please call Melinda on 54654151 or 0448654151, or email: if you wish to reserve a table so you and your group can sit together.


THE expo is a great opportunity for retired, or about to retire seniors, to access information on activities and services available in the community. More than 60 businesses and not-for- profit organisations will be represented. Stallholders include; retirement villages, seniors social clubs, hobbies and fitness, travel opportunities, federal, state and local government services.

This year will be the 15th anniversary of the Dickson Seniors' Expo and is gearing up to be one to remember. The key note speaker will be Gerrard Gosens OAM, one of Australia's most inspiring Paralympians. Entry is free, lucky door prizes to be won, interesting and informative speakers on a variety of subjects and fashion parades by Fashions on the Go and Lowes Menswear. There will be plenty of entertainment, lucky door prizes and much more. Free shuttle bus will be running to and from the expo every half hour from Strathpine Shopping centre bus stop area. Refreshments and off-street parking available. On Thursday, August 30 and Friday, August 31 from 8.30am-2.30pm. Find us on Facebook for more updates.


BARBARA Beerling is the guest speaker on September 6 at the Mitchelton and Districts Garden Club meeting held at the Enoggera Memorial Hall, situated at the junction of Wardell and Trundle Sts. She will be talking about Sub-tropical Fruit Growing. Barbara is a qualified horticulturalist who specialises in roses, fruit trees, pruning, disease control, and plant identification. The meeting commences after morning tea which is served at 9.45am. Visitors and new members are most welcome. The hall is close to public transport. For more information phone Pat, the president, on 33561256.


MAKE new friends. Come along any Tuesday between 9am-12pm 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. For more information phone Shirley on 32091682.


ONE hour of free assisted local, Australia and overseas research is available at Caboolture Family History Group Inc, at the Caboolture Historical Village, Beerburrum Rd on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and second and fourth Saturdays between 9.30am-2pm, (no entry fee to village for group research). Our monthly meetings are held on the second Saturday each month starting at 10am in our rooms. Phone 54282018 or email us at


Pine Rivers

WE WILL be holding our monthly social and information day on Friday, August 17 at Bray Hall, Cnr Cooke and O'Loan Sts, Petrie gathering at 9.30am for a 10am start, finishing at 11.30am. Guest speaker for this month will be Cathy, from helloworld, Strathpine who will present updates and travel tips and answer questions. Our drama group, Seniors on Stage, will then present a short item Bean -- Sausage Exotica. Free admission - members and visitors are most welcome. Morning tea is available for a gold coin donation and there is always a raffle. For more information, phone the Kallangur centre on 38806677 or call in at 1480 Anzac Ave, Kallangur during opening hours of 9am-12pm. Seniors can enquire about membership at the meeting.


OUR July day trip was to The Summit Restaurant at Mt Cootha for our Christmas in July.

A wonderful three-course meal with fantastic views of Brisbane was enjoyed by all. The Forest Lake Fifty Plus Club meet on the third Friday of the month at The Lion, Pine Rd, Richlands at 10.30am. Date claimers for the next two meetings are August 17 and September 21. For more information on the club and its activities, please contact Leonie (president) on 0427846057 or Les (activities officer) on 0466377618 to register your interest, email New members are always welcome.


PETER Byrne, who will be performing at this year's Logan Loves Seniors event at the Logan Entertainment Centre, started his career singing Neil Diamond songs in a pub more than 30 years ago.

Peter will be performing solo at Logan Loves Seniors 2018, on Tuesday, August 21 with performances at 9am and 1pm. Cost is just $7.50 and bookings can be made through the Entertainment Centre, phone 34125626 or go to: loganentertainment

Do you know of, or are you, a senior citizen who has dedicated their heart and soul to the betterment of the community? If so nominations for the 2018 Logan Senior Ambassador award are now open. The award recognises people over the age of 50 who are active in the areas of health, arts and culture, community, environment and youth. Last year's winner Valma Gebbett was awarded for her varied charity support and community organisations, including Friday Friends Women's Support Group at Caddies Community Centre and the St Vincent de Paul Society's Crisis Care line. Nominate today, go to: community-support/ community-development/ seniors/logan-loves- seniors.


WORLD-WIDE, armchair travel was on offer at Stafford Garden Club's Friendship Day, June 21. The speaker at this friendly and colourful event was Brian Sams, who guides overseas garden-viewing trips. His lively talk was illustrated with images from all over the globe, from icy Harbin in northern China to numerous lush tropical gardens. As usual, the annual Friendship Day was a feast for the eyes, the mind and the tummy. A splendid range of flowers, variegated leaves, succulents, potted orchids, etc, was on show. A trade table offered plants at bargain prices and a bric a brac stall displayed quirky items you never knew you wanted but couldn't resist buying. Finally, a delicious lunch was laid out for everyone to enjoy. If you'd like to join a friendly and informative gardening club, with a different speaker every month, then make a note in your diary of the third Thursday in every month. Go to the OES hall on the corner of Kitchener Rd and Bohland St, Kedron at 9.30am (till about 12pm) and before you know it, you'll be drinking a cup of tea, chatting with someone about plants, and sampling some homemade baking. It's that kind of club.


WE WILL be holding our monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 14 upstairs at the Wynnum RSL at 10.30am. The club is for anyone who would like to know more about their computers, laptops, tablets and phones and is run by volunteers. You can join the club, on the day, for an annual membership fee of $10. We offer classes that can be up to four weeks of two hours a week or some of lesser duration. We are continuing with our popular "one on one” sessions, where a member has one on one learning with a specific coach for an hour, who happens to teach a subject selected by the member. Irrespective of the type or duration of a class they only cost $10. Our classes can commence from a very basic level so don't be afraid to make a start.

For more information phone Lavina on 0411806154 or go to


OUR monthly meetings are an opportunity to share each other's company over morning tea provided by members, to plan branch events and to hear life stories of interesting people. July was no exception. We had a visit from "Cybermum” Alexandra Tynan, creator of the Dr Who Cybermen. The new VAD doll has quickly found a place in members' hearts, thanks to branch secretary Lenore Kelly, who assembled one to display at our July meeting. The doll will not replace the Trauma Teddies, but discussion has already started as to how best to make and distribute them. Planning is now under way for our cake stall to be held at Bunnings, Oxley on Saturday, September 1. Members are keen to top the $2000+ raised in 2017. New members are most welcome. Join us on the first Monday of each month in the Kenmore Village Library if you wish to be a part of a team that helps build a better society based on people helping people. We have morning tea for 30 minutes beginning at 9.30am and then a guest speaker. No booking is needed. You will be most welcome.


Chelmer and District

WE MEET at the Croll Memorial Precinct,

2 Clewley St, Corinda (opposite Sherwood Services Club) 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. Phone Kathy on 33797237 for details.

Kenmore Village

INTREPID is one way to describe the activities of our club. We picnic in the fresh outdoors, include a dine/lunch-out and have interesting outings. New members (recently retires or semi-retired) are welcome to our monthly meetings on second Tuesdays, starting 9.30am, at the Kenmore Library. We have conversation over a hearty morning tea and pursue topics with a guest speaker of note. Members also give a clip on an interest, hobby or career experience. Recently we've been to Stradbroke Island for an educational tour including the UQ Moreton Bay research station, lakes and museum, with a lunch and ramble at Point Lookout. Then, it's gold coin entry over the two days of the inaugural Probus Association QLD Art & Craft Fair at the

Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens Auditorium, and the annual bowls carnival. To participate in our club, please contact membership officer Barbara Cobbold on 33785225.

Redlands Ladies

JOIN a fun group of 70 retired women who meet at the Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore St N, Cleveland on the second Friday of the month at 9am for 9.30am. Our monthly meetings include morning tea and interesting guest speakers, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. During the month we have various activities and a regular day outing. Forthcoming events include the club's Spring Fashion Parade on September 21, where you can purchase the fashions on the day, and in October visiting the historic Flavours Cafe at Boonah for lunch and the Wyaralong Dam, Beaudesert. If you live in the Redlands area and would like to join in the fun, friendship and fellowship aims of Probus, phone our club's secretary, Denise Partis, on 38240726 for further information.


WE ARE a friendship club for retired or semi-retired men and women who are interested in fun, friendship and fellowship. We meet on the third Tuesday of each Month (except December) at the Sharks Sporting Club Victoria Point. Meetings start at 9.30am and generally include a guest speaker covering a wide range of interesting topics. Members get together for a friendly chat at morning tea. There are many activities arranged throughout each month which include sporting activities, such as golf, bowls and petanque. Social activities include luncheons, outings, concert and theatre parties. We also have special interest groups such as caravanning, armchair travel, morning chat and sailing. Please join us for our next meeting. For further details contact: Graham on 0403200535 or George on 38213407.

WITH GRATITUDE: Tim Tettenborn of SES with Paul Wildman of Wavell Probus Club who thanked the volunteers for their informative talk and Kerry Gouge of SES.
WITH GRATITUDE: Tim Tettenborn of SES with Paul Wildman of Wavell Probus Club who thanked the volunteers for their informative talk and Kerry Gouge of SES.


COME and join us we welcome active retired and semi-retired singles or couples as new members who are interested in fun, friendship and fellowship. Monthly meetings with a guest speaker, local day tours, picnics and theatre outings are part of the club's activities. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 10am at Geebung RSL Club. Bus and rail transport are virtually at the door and there are adequate car parking facilities. For further information contact Bev Worthington 33592056 or Kay Davidson 32638072.

Tim Tettenborn and Kerry Goudge, volunteers from the State Emergency Service, were our guest speakers for July. The officers then opened the meeting for questions and were flooded with a barrage. When the questioners were all answered, the speakers handed out guide books to help people become ready for emergency situations. Discussion amongst members after the talk indicated that very few realised the implications of a disaster situation and hopefully will be more prepared if they encounter one in the future.


Browns Plains

WE ARE certainly wearing our winter woollies with temperatures about 3-6 degrees lately. The guest speaker for our June meeting was from the Motor Neurone Society and gave a very informative presentation about this illness. The July meeting saw the men sitting right up at the front of the room to watch our entertainer, Tasman the Can-Can Dancer. It was noted that no medical attention was required. Trip-wise, our members attended a Christmas in July lunch at the Green Frog Hollow Café at Logan Village after a shopping stop at Canungra Village. After lunch, everyone headed off to the Kingston Butter Factory for a look at the history of the Logan area. A great day was had by all. A fun day was had at our quarterly barbecue, which was well attended by our members. Once again, it is time for the Annual General Meeting, to be held in August. All the required paperwork is ready and hopefully we will see some new faces on the committee. We had an unexpected visit from our new zone president at our July meeting, which gave our members time to have a chat and get to know her better. New and intending members are always welcome at our friendly meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of each month at Greenbank RSL, commencing at 10.30am with morning tea at 10am. For more information, please contact Ron or Bev on 0402094887.


MEMBERS of NSA Caboolture Branch recently attended a Sunday matinee performance of Senior Moments at QPAC, travelling to and from the theatre by train. Future theatre parties are planned as the day was a great success. Bus trips to places of interest are held every second month, the most recent being to an ostrich farm near Esk, with the next one being in September to a camel farm at the Sunshine Coast. There is generally a waiting list for seats on the bus, so members and friends are advised to book early. Caboolture branch meets at The Hub, Hasking St, Caboolture at 10am on the third Tuesday of each month. The guest speaker for July was State MP Mark Ryan, Minister for Police and Corrective Services, who provided a very informative update on the progress of the new police station being built in Caboolture and other matters pertaining to his portfolio. Anyone interested in joining this happy group is welcome to attend a meeting at any time. For more information ring Joan on 54967708 or email h.d.willey@

GOING TROPPO: Carindale National Seniors at Mid Coast Motor Inn, Macksville.
GOING TROPPO: Carindale National Seniors at Mid Coast Motor Inn, Macksville.


WE MEET on the second Tuesday of each month (except December and January) and have coach trips on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Last month 24 of our members had a seven-day trip to Macksville on the mid-north NSW coast.

We had a busy but highly enjoyable schedule visiting many of the local attractions in the area. Our most recent monthly trip was to Dayboro where we were able to purchase craft items from the local outlets. We enjoyed our visit to The Pit Stop at

Mt Mee for lunch. Our guest speaker for the July meeting (Paul Geisel, an accredited aged care specialist) provided many insights into home care, placement in a residential care facility and advanced packages. At this meeting we shared a celebratory cake to mark our 18th birthday as a group. We meet at the Carina Bowls Club in Stanley Rd where parking is readily available beside the club house. We would love to see you come along and have fun.For further information please do not hesitate to contact Maureen on 33984236 or Eddie on 33953337.


MOONAH Park Markets are on again, Saturday, August 25 between 8am-12pm. Come along to the air-conditioned community centre of Moonah Park Retirement Village on 28 Blaker Rd, Mitchelton for a great morning where you can buy some unique items that make perfect presents for friends and family or keep them and spoil yourself. For more details email Katrina Axtell on katrina.axtell@ or phone 35139048.


A BALLROOM Dancing teacher volunteer is needed for a rewarding experience spending time at the unique Donald Simpson Centre in Cleveland, as well as sharing your skills, we are looking for someone to hold a class once a week for two to three hours.

Phone 38211089 or email your resume to manager@donald


PRESIDENT Bradley Scott will present an historical tour of the Lutwyche Cemetery covering the 1870s to the present day at 9am on Saturday, August 11.

(Tour is about 60 to 90 minutes).

Cost: Gold coin donation would be appreciated. Meet at Kitchener Rd gates (second gate from Gympie Rd). Please wear comfortable shoes and bring hat and water. Enquiries with Archivist, Beverley on 33502874 or email chermsidedhs@


GET your feet moving again and keep your body fit.

We welcome you at 50 Plus Centre held in the Brisbane City Hall, every Thursday morning from 10am-12.30pm for the small sum of $2. That includes morning tea at 11am. We dance old-time, new vogue dances to well known bands played on CDs. Code GG. Contact Marie D'Alton on 33713707 for more details.


CINEMATOGRAPHERS are people who can make a short movie of your video and photos you have taken with your camera adding background music, your own voice announcements? Come to my meetings and learn how to do it. I use Linux and Windows.

My group, JDs 50 Plus Cinematographers holds two meetings per month, the first and fourth Tuesdays, 9.30am to about 12.30pm at the

50 Plus Centre in the Brisbane City Hall which is quite central. $2 a day. Code GGb. Contact John D'Alton (weekdays but *not* between 12-2pm) phone 33713707 or email at au. Go to au/~jcdalton/50Plus_ Cinematographers/ JCED18_50Plus_Cine _BB_from_Home_ and_Index.html.

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