Hervey Bay MS group member Brian taking on the challenge of a Quad Bike.
Hervey Bay MS group member Brian taking on the challenge of a Quad Bike.

COMMUNITY NOTES: Wide Bay

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RU OK?

CARLYLE Gardens Retirement Village took part in R U OK? Day on September 14 by holding a morning tea and welcoming residents and the wider community to come together and talk.

Wellington Manor Retirement Village will take part in RU OK? Day RetireAustralia residents Danny and Gary.
Wellington Manor Retirement Village will take part in RU OK? Day RetireAustralia residents Danny and Gary.

Held annually since its foundation in 2009, R U OK? Day is a national day of action dedicated to connecting with others with one simple but potentially life-changing question. The event was open to everyone in the village community centre, with the purpose of getting together, starting conversations, and asking "Are you okay?"

MIXED PROBUS HERVEY BAY GEARS UP FOR FUNFEST 2018

THE Mixed Probus Club in Hervey Bay is well on with planning a fun-filled 3 days in August next year for about 100 other Probians from Gympie to Biloela in the West and Bargara on the coast. Join now and be part of the fun. Meet new friends and enjoy all the secret places the Wide Bay has to offer. Mixed Probus is still meeting at the Masonic Hall in Watson St., Pialba at 9.15am on the fourth Thursday of each month. Call 41251671 for details.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

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 10 am for a coffee and a chat. Our main focus at the moment is the MS Swimathon to be held here in Hervey Bay on Sunday September 17 at the aquatic pool with teams of a minimum of six to relay swim for 12 hours from 6am to 6pm. Sponsorship is sought from family, friends and the public as money raised is used locally to benefit the local MS Club.

We welcomed Brian and Christine back into our fold after leaving us in 2013 to travel Australia and finally reside in Gympie before making the move back to Hervey Bay. Brian has always been a motor bike addict but that has now given way to a slower and quieter mode of transport with his motorised scooter.

 

Hervey Bay MS group member Brian on his scooter, leading out a large group of bikies.
Hervey Bay MS group member Brian on his scooter, leading out a large group of bikies.

We are always welcoming of anyone with MS and newly diagnosed are most welcome to sit in on a meeting to discuss their own situation and ask questions. Call Bev on 41282692 or email bev_cornwell@hotmail.com

HERVEY BAY VIEW CLUB

THE Hervey Bay VIEW Club (Voice, Interest, and Education of Woman) 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. During August View Clubs throughout Australia voted on resolutions which impact our lives daily e.g. domestic violence, education of indigenous girls, regulations of sugar content of foods and address the problem of obesity amongst the younger generation. The resolutions will be the focus of advocacy and lobbying work by View Clubs over the next two years.

 

Hervey Bay VIEW Kay, Heather, Esme and Heather enjoying their lunch while Bev maintains her jewellery display.
Hervey Bay VIEW Kay, Heather, Esme and Heather enjoying their lunch while Bev maintains her jewellery display.

Our August social was a soup and crusty bread morning held at Denise's lovely home and we also enjoyed a jewellery display where our club benefited from a generous percentage of the sales and a jewellery set donated for us to raffle at Christmas. New or interested ladies are always welcome to join our friendly group. Contact details to Kerry 0409479152 or email herveybay.viewclub95@gmail.com

PCYC MARKET

THE Bundaberg PCYC holds a market on the second Sunday of the month with the next market to be held on Sunday, October 8. New stalls are there each month as well as the usual bargains. Plants, beautiful orchids, woodwork, jewellery, craft items, cakes etc, and handmade cards for all occasions are on sale. Canteen open from 7.30am for refreshments and sausage sizzle operating. Details call Irene: 0437645941 or email: irene.petretic@pcyc.org.au

MARYBOROUGH'S QUOTA BOOKFEST

THE 14th Annual Quota Bookfest is nearly here, so book lovers mark September 20, 21 and 22 on your calendar. This Bookfest is shaping up to be the biggest yet with thousands of books on every subject imaginable for sale, from only 50c. So grab your running shoes and your shopping bags and head into the Maryborough City Hall, Kent Street Marybrough. This year Bookfest will commence on Wednesday instead of the usual Thursday, and finish on Friday, due to the Open House weekend. Bookfest hours will be Wednesday September 20 from 7.30am -5pm, Thursday September 21 from 7.30am-5pm, Friday September 22 from 8.30am -3.30pm.

The Quota Club wishes to thank all those generous people of the Fraser Coast who have donated books. Proceeds from this years Bookfest will be donated to Ovarian Cancer Research, Disadvantaged Children and Local and Community Projects. Details call Lyn on 0408841248.

 

From Left: Maryborough Quota President Val Harvey, New Member Mary Cruickshank, Mary's sponsor Quotarian Robyn Kemp, Quotarian and Valerie's sponsor Pam Casey, New Member Valerie Gooch, and Past Governor 30th District Robyn Brydon.
From Left: Maryborough Quota President Val Harvey, New Member Mary Cruickshank, Mary's sponsor Quotarian Robyn Kemp, Quotarian and Valerie's sponsor Pam Casey, New Member Valerie Gooch, and Past Governor 30th District Robyn Brydon.

QUOTA Maryborough celebrated its 54th Birthday at a dinner recently at "Norma Jeans" Restaurant. Special guest and Past Member Barb Nioa cut the Birthday Cake. The highlight of the evening was the Installation of two new members, who are enthusiastic to continue the service work that this Club has executed over the past 54 years.

CRAFTFEST

OVER 50 local artisans will be selling and their creations at CraftFest 2017, presented by Maryborough Artisans Inc, at the Maryborough City Hall, November 2 to 4. A Christmas Stocking challenge is being held in conjunction with CraftFest and all entries will be displayed during the event. Following CraftFest, these stockings will be packed in Care Packages for troops overseas at Christmas. Profit from door takings will support the 2017 beneficiary, Yoorana Women's Shelter. Entry $3, and refreshments will be available throughout each day. Contact by email craftfest@live.com.au or go to www.facebook.com/MaryboroughHeritageCraftFest


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