Community group guide: Wide Bay
(Voice, Interest, and Education of Woman)
WE HAVE a special luncheon meeting in September 6. One of our own members, Denise Kay, is our guest speaker to our theme of "story books". Denise is prolific writer of various genres - poetry, novels, short stories including children's books. Her work was for an extended time featured regularly in the Courier Mail and Denise has been the recipient of a multitude of awards. Testament to her success as a published author is her winning of a two-year scholarship from the Australian Literary Board. Denise will speak at our meeting starting at 11.30am at the Clubhouse, cnr. Tooth St and Old Maryborough Road. Visitors are most welcome. Phone Dianne by September 3 for more information or to book on 0409 270 712.
OUR club recently held its 20th birthday party. The theme was "Roaring '20s". As well as Gympie members there were 17 visitors from Fraser Coast and Hervey Bay Clubs. The entertainment troupes were the "Moonshine Cloggers" and "Gusto" Ukulele Group. Both groups joined in the fun and dressed in Roaring '20s outfits as well. A fun time was had by all. We meet on the third Friday of each month at the RSL Orchid Room in Mary Street. Cost $22 (includes two-course lunch and raffle tickets and a guest speaker). New members welcome. If attending, phone Esme on (07) 5483 3532 by the Wednesday before the meeting for your meal can be ordered.
OUR meetings and luncheon are always the second Monday of each month at the Club House, Tooth Street, Pialba from 10.30am and usually includes a Guest Speaker. Monthly socials are on the forth Monday at various venues from 9.30am. Two very interesting men from the Fraser Coast Bird Club were our guest speakers in July and spoke of their love of birds from tiny finches to the big Macaws.
Our monthly Trading Table is very popular with all money raised going to the Smith Family to help our Student for Life with their education. Our last Soup and Crusty Bread social was very successful and the homemade soups proved very popular and tasty on a winters day. New or interested ladies are always welcome to join our fun and friendly club. Contact Mary on (07) 4128 3908 or email email@example.com.
THE Hervey Bay and Maryborough Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meet on the first Friday of each month on the Deck at the Hervey Bay RSL at 10am for a coffee and a chat.
Monthly meetings continue to be well attended and with new and recently diagnosed members joining us and sharing their own journeys with MS helps us all. Our new RSC (Regional Services Coordinator) Matt Dunford, stationed in Bundaberg has commenced work and will catch up with us all as he works his way through his new territory. We are always welcoming of anyone with MS to join in. Phone Bev on (07) 4128 2692 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE SUPPORT SERVICE FOR SENIORS
THE Seniors Legal and Support Service is a community service providing free legal advice and support for seniors 60 years and over, who are experiencing or at risk of elder abuse, mistreatment or financial exploitation. The service can provide information, advice and support including: Short term counselling / advocacy; Information on your legal rights; Advice on Enduring Power of Attorney documents; Referrals to other support, legal and consumer services and Community education. For more phone (07) 4124 6863 or call into their office situated at Shop 6, 16 Torquay Road, Hervey Bay (opp RSL) on Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
Bargara and District Mixed
IN 1991 our Club was born and, as we celebrated our 27th Birthday this month, we were reminded by our President John Gooding of all the happy years so many of us have shared in this great club. Our three Life Members, Dot Johnson, Patti Hardy and Heather Wiggett cut the cake and 62 members and visitors enjoyed morning tea. Two new members were also inducted on this special day bringing our membership to 89 while one of our long term members and past president, Bob Hill, was guest speaker. We meet at Bargara Golf Club on the second Wednesday of each month, 9.30am for a 10am start. There is a guest speaker and morning tea is served. Meeting fee is $5. Information about our Club is available from Ray on (07) 4154 7775.
Mixed Hervey Bay Inc.
WE WILL meet on Thursday August 23 at 9.15am for a 9.30am start, upstairs at the Boat Club. There is a lift for those who prefer and friendly greeters to make you feel welcome. Come along and meet new friends and enjoy the view of our beautiful marina. Doug Irvine will be the guest speaker, speaking about native bees which are crucial to pollination and the future of our food chain. You may like to join us for lunch after the meeting so be sure to put your name on the list at the desk in the front. Inquiries with Judith on 0458 008 087.
BUNDABERG PCYC Market
THE Bundaberg PCYC will hold a market on Sunday, September 9 at the Multiplex at 1 Civic Ave (off Walker St). The canteen will be open from 7.30am and the market running from 8am. There is no better place to be if you enjoy good food and lots of great bargains. There are new stalls each month and always a great variety of goods on offer. Beautiful orchids, plants, jewellery, gift cards, toys, Books, Clothes, Cake as well as other items. For more information or to book a site phone 0488 222 998 or email Sherrie at email@example.com.
BUY A BALE FUNDRAISER
CARLYLE Gardens Retirement Village will hold a garage sale and open day on Saturday, September 8 with all proceeds going to rural fundraising campaign, Buy a Bale. Running from 10am to 2pm in the village community centre, the friendly community event will include a range of stalls and a sausage sizzle. Buy a Bale supports Queensland's farmers by supplying fodder and other essential items in areas affected by severe drought, which now includes over half the state. Everyone is welcome to attend the event at 3 Carlyle Court, Bargara.