Members of U3A Twin Towns, Author and Educator Jim Parsons and public speaker and tutor Dennis Wallis were busy organising a free barbecue, sponsored by COTA. For details, phone (07)
7333 or email
Members of U3A Twin Towns, Author and Educator Jim Parsons and public speaker and tutor Dennis Wallis were busy organising a free barbecue, sponsored by COTA. For details, phone (07) 5534 7333 or email

Community group guide: Northern NSW


IN PLACE of the usual Fete this year the Tweed Hospital Auxiliary will be holding an exciting 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. The cost of a stall will be $25 per day. For more details email the secretary at Please include a brief description of your product.


CARPET Bowls: fortnightly on a Friday 10am-noon on August 24 and September 9 and 21. Bus Trip: a Community bus trip "Learn the Story of New Italy" is planned in mid September. Phone Marg on 6687 8033 for more information about these activities.



Coolangatta Tweed

OUR next luncheon meeting will be held on the September 20 at the South Tweed Sports Club at 11am-11.30am start. We meet on the third Thursday of each month. All ladies are very welcome. Apologies/bookings with Elaine on 5524 4461.



Banora Point

NEW to Tweed Area? Retired or semi-retired? Join us at Banora Point Probus. We meet 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. The speaker for August 27 is Graham Stephenson, travel writer and photographer. Phone Ron on (07) 5523 4016.


Hastings Point/Tweed Coast

OUR next meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 21 at 10am at Tricare Retirement Community, 87 Tweed Coast Road, Hastings Point, NSW. The main speaker will be Dr Elizabeth Hawkins, who will return with a fascinating presentation on whales (following a previous talk on dolphins). The following meeting will be on Tuesday, September 18 when the speaker will be Kim Elderton, a clinical nurse specialist with experience on hospital ships. Inquiries with Jean Watson on 6670 4072.



Tweed Coast

THE First Friday Forum on September 7 will provide insights into the fascinating world of perfumes and how French fashion played an important part in their creation. Everyone is welcome and we appreciate a $2 donation for afternoon tea. Join us at 2pm at The Uniting Church Hall, 24A Kingscliff Street, Kingscliff. For inquiries, phone Di on (02) 6674 4046 or go to tweedcoast.u3a


Twin Towns

WE INVITE you to an Open Day on August 22 at 9am-1pm to see our line dancers in class and many other classes. There is also a free barbecue on Friday, August 24 at 10am sponsored by COTA. There is art by our art classes: Alex Kodela; Pen & Ink: Miche'al Cowie; Light Exercise: Mary Ludwig; Qi Gong: Isa Eyre; Literature: June Carson; Soloist: Anita Hatton and a memorable talk from Ingrid Steinberg - "Take a Walk on the Wild Side". Join in or observe. 4 Boyd Street, Tugun. Bookings phone (07) 5534 7333 or email


IN BLOOM: The Twin Towns and District Garden Club Annual Flower and Garden Show is on again, September 29.
IN BLOOM: The Twin Towns and District Garden Club Annual Flower and Garden Show is on again, September 29.


OUR next meeting will be on Monday, September 10. Venue will be South Tweed Sports Club, Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed in the downstairs auditorium. Our guest speaker will be Ryan Fuller, a photographer, speaking about the "Beauty of Nature", giving tips/hints for amateur photographers on best photographing nature. Also, Gordon Smith on "Preparing exhibits for the Flower & Garden Show". The hall opens at 8.30am for entry and benching. Cuttings and trading tables will commence selling at 8.45am, so come along and snap up a bargain. Morning tea is available and the general meeting at 10am. Cost: $4 entry fee paid at the door. Raffles, lucky door prizes and much more. Hope to see you there, bring a friend and a coffee mug to help save the planet. For more information, phone Monika Ross 0412 638 373.

Diary Note: Annual Flower & Garden Show will be September 29. Exhibits being lodged between 2-5pm, with judging at 6pm on September 28. Don't forget novice and senior flower arrangements class for the garden show and our regular meetings. Remember anyone can exhibit for free not just members. Go to twintowns


YOTHU Yindi and The Treaty Project was initially launched in 2017, to celebrate the release of the 25th anniversary remix pack of Yothu Yindi's Treaty and raise awareness for the need for treaty with Australia's First Nations people. Yothu Yindi and the Treaty Project Presented by Lismore City Hall and Agency 123 on Saturday, September 15 at 7.30pm. All tickets $65. Please note there is a $3.30 booking fee per transaction (not per ticket) for all ticket purchases. For more, go to or phone 1300 066 772.


ON JULY 30, approximately 70 guests attended our "Friendship Dinner" at the Kyogle Bowling Club. Quotarians from Alstonville/Wollongbar and Casino Clubs attended, as well as Councillor Hayden Doolan representing Kyogle Council. A cheque for $1000 was presented to the Kyogle High School for the "Love Bites Program", which the Kyogle Quota Club has sponsored for several years. The "Love Bites Program" is an extremely successful School based, domestic, family violence and sexual assault presentation, which is aimed at 14-16-year-old students. We are very proud to once again give our support for the program. We also presented a cheque of $200 to our guest speakers: Tom Masters, Isobel Slater and Nick Taylor (Kyogle High School students) who gave a presentation on their trip to NASA in Houston USA in January 2018. What a fantastic experience. They showed a very interesting slide show of their trip and gave an explanation of their involvement and what they were able to do. Maybe one day they will follow their dream of space involvement for the future. Also on our agenda was the announcement of the Lady of the Year. The winner for 2018 was Jenny Hastie, volunteering endless hours helping the elderly people in our community. To name a few; Medical Journeys, Whiddon Home for the Aged, St Vincent de-Paul, Show Society and Catholic Ladies Catering Groups and The Senior Centre.

The raffle prizes of a Chiming Wooden Table Clock, donated by John Adams, for first prize and a winter food hamper as second prize were very popular. We would like to thank the community for your loyal support by purchasing our raffle tickets and for attending our Friendship Dinner.

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