Community group guide: Gold Coast
20TH ANNUAL GOLD COAST SUPER SWAP MEET & SHOW N SHINE
VINTAGE and classic cars and parts, antiques and collectables, motoring books, model cars and more. Setup Mudgeeraba Showgrounds on September 9 from 2pm Saturday for sites, free camping overnight. Adults $5 each, kids under 12 free when accompanied by adult. Swap sites are $10 which includes driver, open to all vintage and classic cars and parts, antiques, collectables, model cars, motoring books etc. Trade sites are $25. Pre-booked undercover sites are available for $30, phone 0449997149 to book, no booking required for outside sites. All cars must be on-site by 9am for judging. Caterers on site. Info on Swap or Show 'n' Shine phone 0449 997 149. Email email@example.com or go to autorestorers.com.au or find us on Facebook.
SOUTHPORT SENIOR CITIZENS ASSN. INC.
WE WELCOME all over 50s to our activities which include: Line Dancing, New Vogue Dancing, Scottish, Square and Tap Dancing, Tai Chi and light exercise. For all activity times, go to southport seniorcitizens.com or phone Annette 55371377. Membership is $8 per year with each activity costing a low $3. We are a very active and friendly club. You can find as at 2 Whitby Street, Southport. Parking is available in Owen Park right behind our hall. We are having a bring a friend week for Seniors Week - all activities from August 20-25 will be free. All welcome.
LOGAN LOVES SENIORS
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 3412 5626 or go to loganentertainment centre.com.au/whats-on.
WE ARE a voluntary euthanasia group that meets quarterly. Meetings are held at the Robina Community Centre. Attendees must be Exit Members. For further information, go to exitinternational.net or phone local co-ordinator Elaine on 5580 8215 or 0421 796 713.
GOLD COAST ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE NASHOS
THE Gold Coast North branch of NSAA (Qld) Inc, invites all National Servicemen and partners to their meetings held on the second Tuesday of each even numbered month commencing at 9.30am followed by a social barbecue lunch, located within the Light Horse Museum precinct adjacent to the Mudgeeraba Showground, 3 Worongary Road, Mudgeeraba. For further details please contact either our president Brian Handke at 5630 8071, or publicity officer Jeff Wootten on 5546 6888.
GOLD COAST POST POLIO NETWORK
SPINAL Life Australia's Gold Coast Post Polio Network meets at 10.30am on the second Monday of the month at Treetops Tavern, 7 Executive Drive, Burleigh Waters. Phone the facilitator Lyn on 0448 206 856 or Joan on 0413 178 073 for further information and venue location.
JOIN us on the fourth Monday of each month at the South Tweed Sports Club at 10am. We are a mixed club, and have interesting speakers, as well as an outing each month. Come for fun and Friendship. Phone Annette or Ron Finch on 5523 4016. Visitors welcome.
Burleigh Heads Ladies
THERE is no doubt that the Tambourine Mountain area oozes charm, like the happy souls of the Burleigh Heads Ladies Probus Club. We meet on the third Wednesday of the month at Burleigh Heads Surf Lifesaving Club. Morning tea is enjoyed at 10am, followed by a meeting at 10.30am, which includes an interesting speaker. Lunch can be ordered. A coach trip or social activity is held on the fourth Wednesday. Visitors welcome. Phone Helga on 5520 2426 or Glenda 5576 0303.
Burleigh Waters Probus Club
GENERAL meetings are held on the third Monday of each month. Members enjoyed a delightful Christmas in July lunch, and at our meeting John Muller gave information about Volunteering Gold Coast. Retired or semi-retired men are invited to join us at club meetings, 10am on the third Monday of each month at Burleigh Waters Community Centre, 131 Christine Avenue, Burleigh Waters. Nominally a men's club, but wives are very welcome to share the club's fellowship, friendship and fun at all club meetings and outings. Phone Brian on 5520 6332 or John 5520 6661.
WE WELCOME mature active people to join the many group events exercise your mind and body the varied happenings we meet at 10am on the fourth Thursday of each month at Currumbin RSL for informative speakers and chat. Phone Rod on 0438 341 909.
OUR club celebrated its 30th birthday on June 20 at the Italo Australia Club. A large number of lucky prize draws where conducted and the winners congratulated. Secretary Pam painted and donated three lovely paintings for the event. The birthday cake was made and decorated by Treasurer Gwen Godden. The cutting of the cake was done by Joy and John Thompson who have been in the club for 30 years. President Shirley Etherington officiated and all agreed it was a great day. New members are welcome to join this fun club. Phone 5572 0330 for information.
WE MEET at the Paradise Point Bowls Club on the third Monday of each month at 10am. A guest speaker is invited to each meeting and morning tea can be enjoyed with friends. A friendly lunch is held on the fourth Tuesday each month at the same venue, meeting pre-lunch at 11.30am. Next bus trips planned are to Montville/Maleny in September and North Stradbroke Island in November. New members are welcome. Membership inquiries, phone Marilyn on 0407 756 854.
We held a Bastille Day celebration morning tea at La Provence Cafe, Marina Mirage. Beautiful cakes and coffees were enjoyed and members dressed appropriately in red, white and blue. We meet at the Southport Bowls Club, second Thursday of each month. Phone Doreen 5526 6126 for information.
A VOLUNTARY euthanasia group that meets quarterly. Meetings at the Robina Community Centre. Attendees must be Exit Members. For further information, go to exitinternational.net or phone local co-ordinator Elaine on 5580 8215 or 0421 796 713
SAILABILITY GOLD COAST
WE TAKE people who are elderly, disabled, or socially disadvantaged out on the Broadwater for a sail (dingy or yacht or our new pontoon boat). Everybody being cared for by trained volunteers. We ask for a donation of $12 for a 40minute sail (carer is free). We sail every Tuesday at 9.30am-1pm or later to suit numbers weather permitting, if in doubt phone 0407 979 666 after 7am for confirmation. Address is Southport Yacht Club Sailing Squadron, 1 Marina Crescent, Hollywell or go to sailability.org or check out our Facebook page Sailability Gold Coast for more information.
SOLACE is an organisation for people grieving the loss of a partner. We meet every second and fourth Wednesday at 10.30am at Broadbeach Senior Citizens Centre, TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach. For more information, phone Betty on 5580 7034.
TWEED HOSPITAL AUXILIARY
IN PLACE of the usual fete this year, the Tweed Hospital Auxiliary is holding a new event. Our "Spring Carnival of Crafts” on October 12 and 13, will be a celebration of a variety of crafts and we are inviting expressions of interest from the craft community to hold a stall at the event. Stall cost is $25 per day. For details email the secretary at tweedauxcraftcarnival@ gmail.com. Please include a brief description of product.
COMPUTER LITERACY CLASSES
A SELF paced class personalised to your abilities. Each participant can choose the modules that suit their needs in a fully supported environment. On Thursdays at 10-11am or 11am-noon. Varsity Lakes Community Resource Centre, Mattocks Road, Varsity Lakes. Please book in to avoid disappointment. Phone 5593 7006. Gold coin donation for morning tea.
GOLD COAST SENIORS ON THE NET
OVER 50 and wish to learn how to use your phone, iPad, tablet or computer, Gold Coast Seniors on the Net provide one to one tuition at your pace on your device. If you would like to learn anything technology related, then phone us on 5591 5766.
BLUE CARE GRIEF AND LOSS PROGRAM
HAVE you experienced the loss of a loved one. Blue Care offers a free structured program of two hours per week over eight weeks within a safe and secure small group setting. The aim of the program is to provide information on the grieving process and offer practical advice. Arundel - Wednesdays until September 26 and October 24 to December 12. Elanora - Mondays September 24 and October 22-December 10. Coomera - Tuesdays until September 25 and October 23-December 11. Inquiries with Blue Care Arundel on 5552 2222.
NSAA GOLD COAST SOUTH
THE Gold Coast South - Twin Towns Branch of the National Servicemen's Association of Australia (served in any forces of the Commonwealth between 1951-1972). Our next General Meeting will be held on Friday, July 27. At 10am EST Time in the "RSL Sub Branch Anzac Room” of the Twin Towns Resort. Why not join us and re-kindle the camaraderie you experienced during your service? New members are always welcome to attend. For further information, phone Tom Hughes (public officer) on 5513 0665.
GOLD COAST RETIREES INC
LABOR'S proposal to withhold imputation credits will result in many retirees suffering a significant loss of income. To campaign against this divisive policy, highly respected financial commentator, Noel Whittaker, agreed to highlight the flaws and fallacies of Labor's intentions at our August meeting on the Gold Coast. Next meeting details, email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Gold Coast Retirees Inc is a not-for-profit association for retirees who are self-funded or in receipt of a part pension who seek financial, investment and relevant information, with stimulating meetings and social activities.
GOLD COAST STROKE SUPPORT GROUP
JOIN us for our monthly meeting. Morning tea will be served from 10.30am. Come early and have a chat with other attendees (gold coin donation). For more information regarding dates, phone 5531 3254 or 0400 849 573. Email colinoxenford@ bigpond.com or go to goldcoaststroke supportgroup.org.au. A supporter of National Stroke Foundation.
Burleigh Palm Beach
OUR next meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 21 at 10am at Treetops Tavern, West Burleigh. VIEW Clubs, support the work of the Smith Family in helping disadvantaged Australian school children. New members are welcome at this friendly club. Details: phone Ros on 0431 442 030.
OUR next luncheon meeting is on August 16 at South Tweed Sports Club, 11am for a 11.30am start. We meet on the third Thursday of each month. Guest speaker this month is Meredith Dennis from Wedgetail Retreat. All ladies are welcome. Apologies and bookings, Elaine on 5524 4461 before Monday, August 13.
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 go to The Smith Family's program. Details: phone Pat on 3804 6931.
THE club meets on the third Wednesday of each month for a luncheon at Southport Yacht Club, Macarthur Pde, Main Beach at 11.30am for noon. Each month there are interesting guest speakers or entertainers. The first Friday of each month is Social Day when 'get togethers' are organised. Visitors are welcome. Inquiries/ bookings with Robin on 5537 4593.
WE HOLD their meetings and lunch on the second Tuesday of each month at the Southport Golf Club. Meeting at 11.30am for lunch at noon. Always with an interesting guest speaker. New members welcome. Phone Nancy on 0412 639 574 or 5592 6730.
SOUTHPORT MILITARY HERITAGE MUSEUM
THE Southport Military Heritage Museum is open on Sunday, September 2 from 9am-noon. It is in the Qld Naval Brigade Drill Hall at Owen Park, Mick Vievers Way, 201 Queen Street, Southport. Entry is free and free parking.
TWIN TOWNS & DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB
OUR Annual Flower and Garden Show will be September 29. Exhibits being lodged between 2-5pm with judging at 6pm on September 28. For more go to twintownsgardenclub. com.