ALL ABOARD: Arana VIEW Clubs 20th birthday celebrations were held at their April meeting. The 'Just Cruising' theme was extended to the table decorations.
ALL ABOARD: Arana VIEW Clubs 20th birthday celebrations were held at their April meeting. The 'Just Cruising' theme was extended to the table decorations.

COMMUNITY NOTICES: Brisbane region


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WE ARE holding a Market Open Day on Saturday, May 20 from 7.30am-1.30pm at the Club Hall at 122 Shore Street Nth (near the Grandview Hotel). Free admission and fun is provided for all ages. Monies raised will benefit the Redland Special School Student Technical Equipment Program. For all inquiries, including stall site availability, contact Josephine Wilcox on 3821 5184.



JOIN US on the first Tuesday of each month at 10am at Geebung RSL Club. Bus and rail transport is virtually at the door and there are adequate car parking facilities. We welcome active retired and semi-retired singles or couples as new members who are interested in fun, friendship and fellowship, participating in monthly meetings with a guest speaker. Local day tours, picnics and theatre outings are part of the club. For info: phone Bev Worthington on 3359 2056 or Kay Davidson 3263 8072.


WE MEET in the Bowls Club at Hall Avenue in Corinda 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 retirees 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 Coral on 3379 7540 for details.


THE members of the North lakes Probus Club held their AGM at the Murrumba Downs Tavern on March 13, followed by a pleasant lunch. The members of the previous committee were duly thanked and the new committee was voted into office. Reg Hodgson was the outgoing president and the incoming president is Frances Weir. A motion was passed to increase membership numbers as many prospective members have been on the waiting list for some time. The various interest groups, ie. bowls, golf ,craft walk and talk outings, bus trips, morning coffee and dining outings will all operate again this year, many with continuing co-ordinators and other newly elected co-ordinators. There will be plenty of opportunities to become involved and to have an enjoyable year.



MAY Munchies - Come join us for our next meeting.

This month our activity is sharing recipes for a three-course meal. We expect lots of chatter and lots of recipe exchanges.

Also while those tongues are wagging, bring your knitting or crochet to keep the hands busy.

We look forward to your company. Our usual monthly meetings will return to 9am for 9.30am start in June. Visitors welcome.

Email: Christine at:


THE Oxley branch of QCWA is holding a cent auction on Wednesday, May 17 at 10am at QCWA Hall in Cawongs Park, 76 Lincoln St, Oxley. The $6 entry includes light lunch and one sheet of auction tickets. Extra sheets are five for $1. All are welcome to assist good causes. Branch meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 12.30pm at the same venue for those interested in joining a caring group. Contact: Pat 3379 1318 or Norma 3375 5160.


WE ARE holding their monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 9 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 4 weeks of 2 hours per 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 please call Lavina on 0411 806 154 or visit our website



AS A fundraiser for the Cancer "The Biggest Morning Tea”, our branch is hosting a special "High Tea” celebration in the Function Room of the Newnham Hotel, Mt Gravatt, on Tuesday, May 30, commencing at 11am. For information and bookings for this event, contact Paula on 3423 1421. For meetings and other branch activities, phone Jill on 3272 8210 or Bev on 3341 4170.


OUR Trading Table for our April meeting was a great success with all proceeds going to the family in New South Wales who tragically lost three of their members during the floods. An Easter theme was held at our member's meeting where we had Easter Basket Raffles and a very nicely decorated Easter Cake for Morning Tea. Browns Plains National Seniors hope all branches enjoyed their Easter Break. If you would like to join our group, our meeting are held the second Tuesday of the month at the Greenbank RSL at 10am. For further information, contact Ron or Bev on 3809 0697 or 0402 094 887.


THIS club meets on the first Thursday of the calendar month, starting with morning tea at 9.45am at the Enoggera Memorial Hall, corner of Wardell and Trundle Sts, Enoggera. Visitors and new members are welcome. For information phone Pat, the president, on 3356 1256.

IN BLOOM: Floral Art Society of Qld member Eleanor Lydon with her beautiful floral design.
IN BLOOM: Floral Art Society of Qld member Eleanor Lydon with her beautiful floral design.


A SOCIETY for those who love floral design and flower arranging. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Meetings include a floral design demonstration or workshop as well as bench work of floral art designs exhibited by members. The next meeting will be held on Monday, May 22 at 9.30am, at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Auditorium. Admission of $7 and includes tea or coffee before the meeting. Inquiries: Heather Prior 0412 735 483 or email:


OUR guest speaker for May is Clair from Flower Heart Designs at Chermside. Clair will explain to us the mysteries of Kokedama. She will also show us how to maintain various kinds of terrariums from desert to rainforest. The club meets on Thursday, May 20 at the OES Hall cnr Kitchener and Bohland Sts, Kedron. The ladies will have their usual trade table. Come at 9.30am for a cup of tea and a chat before the meeting. The meeting starts at 10am. For info: phone Gloria on 3355 4703 or Kaye on 3357 7660.



OUR next events include attending a training session of the Mounted Police Unit followed by lunch at Bellbowrie Tavern on Wednesday, May 17 and a hoedown and morning tea with bush poet, Noel Stallard, and country music entertainer, Hugo Fitz-Herbert, on Monday, July 10. Admission is $25. Lunchtime meetings of the club are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 10.45am for 11.30am. Phone Bev on 3279 2819 if you would like to attend one of our functions or email the Club for more info at:


OUR April speaker was Jenny Woodward from ABC, who gave us a very interesting talk on her life as the weather lady of ABC - what a fun, varied and fascinating time she has had. Mary also presented our new member, Rosina Scuderi, with her membership badge and some welcoming pamphlets. Our next luncheon meeting will be held on May 17 at the Murrumba Downs Tavern on Dohles Rock Road at 11am. The speaker will be Joanne from Maverick Travel who will be talking on "Travelling Tips”. We shall also be holding a bring and buy table. For more details, phone Elizabeth 3886 4937 or Sandra 3425 2738.


OUR May dinner meeting of the Sunnybank Evening Voice Interests and Education of Women (VIEW) Club at The Glen Hotel, Logan Rd, Eight Mile Plains, on Monday, May 8 at 6.30pm for 7pm. Anyone interested in attending should call Sue on 3343 2218 if they would like to attend and we will ensure they have a very enjoyable night. The speaker at the May meeting is Mr Darren Bennett, head of Business and Technology at Calvary Christian College who has over 25 years' experience as a teacher and leader, and whose key passion is to see people of all ages thrive and have a lifelong love of learning.


WE WILL be supporting "A Walk with VIEW” departing from The Maritime Museum at South Bank and walking across the Goodwill Bridge to the Botanic Gardens on Thursday, May 11. This will offer an opportunity for our members to catch up with ladies from other clubs in our zone. Our history and architecture buffs will be able to see some of the great houses of Ipswich on May 13. Each month, we welcome a guest speaker to our dinner meeting held on the third Wednesday of the month. May coffee and chat will be held on May 25 at The Wild Canary, Brookfield. If you would like to join, please contact Marian on 0410 701 458.


WE ARE a small, friendly club seeking community-minded women. VIEW members come from all walks of life, and we would be delighted if you would like to join us in our mission to provide better educational opportunities for disadvantaged young Australians. We would welcome you as a visitor to our lunch meetings and perhaps in time you may like to become a member of our club. If you may be interested in attending a lunch meeting and learning more about the activities of our VIEW Club, please make contact with the treasurer, Heather on 0437 343 163 by the Friday prior to our meeting. We need to make a booking for catering purposes. Our lunch meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Gaythorne RSL Club, Mitchelton. VIEW Club meetings are held upstairs and the doors open at 10.30am for an 11am start.


THE May monthly dinner meeting will be on Monday, May 15, one week later than usual. Meetings are held at McLeod Country Golf Club, 61 Gertrude McLeod Cres. Middle Park, 6.30pm for 7pm, cost is $35 and bookings are essential. As Mother's Day will have been celebrated the day before, this will be the theme of the meeting. The guest speaker will be Ann Vitale, an education adviser and consultant who also has experience in humanitarian work in post-conflict countries. A bring and buy stall will be set up on the night. This month ladies will also enjoy a coffee and chat morning and a dinner where partners and friends are also invited. If you wish to attend or require more information, email centenaryeveview or phone Di on 3202 9757 before noon Friday, May 12.


ARANA VIEW Club will hold our monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 7 at the Arana Leagues Club, Dawson Pde, Keperra. Our guest speaker for June is Betty Vann, who will be giving us a humorous insight into "body language”. There will be a two-course lunch, cost is $25 and there will be raffle tickets to purchase. For bookings, please contact Heather on 3300 3733 by 4pm Monday, June 5.


WE AT the North Brisbane branch of the Association of Independent Retirees meet monthly at the Wavell Heights Community Hall in Edinburgh Castle Rd on the righthand side on the top of the hill going east past the bowls club for our normal social meeting on the third Friday of most months at 9am till noon. We are a national group with a regular monthly newsletter and access to our website is available. We do not advise on the financial matters but discuss matters of interest. Membership is low and our age group goes from the 50s to the upper area and are all partially self-funding or wholly independent of the full pension - thus ways of living better financially are of interest. Contact: Carl on 3881 1820 or 3351 4126 up to 5pm or by email:


WE MEET on the third Friday of the month at the Lions Richlands Club, Pine Rd, Richlands at 10.30am. Date claimers for the next two meetings are Friday, May 19 and Friday, June 16. For more information on the club and its activities, please contact Leonie (President) on 0427 846 057 or Les (activities officer) on 3279 9449 or 0466 377 618 to register your interest, email New members welcome.

(left to right) New Pine Rivers VIEW club member Rosina Scuderi, received her Member's Badge and welcoming pamphlets from Club President, Mary.
(left to right) New Pine Rivers VIEW club member Rosina Scuderi, received her Member's Badge and welcoming pamphlets from Club President, Mary.


WE WILL be holding their monthly social and information day on Friday, June 16 at Bray Hall, Cnr Cooke and O'Loan Sts, Petrie gathering at 9.30am for a 10am start, finishing at noon. The guest speaker will be Dale Lorna Jacobsen author of a book called "Why Antarctica? A Ross Sea odyssey”. Dale will talk of her adventures in Antarctica and will have copies of her book with her for sale. Free admission - members and visitors are welcome. Morning tea is available for a gold coin donation and there is always a raffle. Phone the Kallangur Centre on 3880 6677.


DO YOU have an interest in tablets, pads, smart phones, laptops or desk-tops or have a need to learn more about your device? Have you a device that does not appear to work correctly? Then perhaps SOCCC may be able to help. The club meets twice monthly at the RSL Hall, Fernhill Village, 103 King St, Caboolture. Devices may be brought along for survey. Classes and courses are also available to members. Contact Jim via email: or 5433 1074.


WE HAVE had some very interesting and talented guest speakers including an occupational therapist who was very interesting and helpful, a speaker from beyond blue talking about depression including how to spot the signs of depression. On June 14 our speaker will be from the Office of Fair Trading. We meet every Wednesday at 10am followed by a light lunch. We have a different program for each week of the month. For more information, phone on 0402 013 427 or seniors@citipointe


MEETINGS of Brisbane North West branch of NSAA (Qld) Inc are held at Gaythorne RSL on the third Sunday of each month commencing 10.15hours, next on May 21. Visitors and new members are welcome. After the meeting take the opportunity to lunch in the pleasant surrounds of the RSL bistro bar. Membership of the association is open to all former nashos who served in the two schemes operating between 1951 and 1973 and wives and widows thereof. Conscripts who served countries other than Australia are welcome as associate members. The branch thanks the managements of Coles and Woolworths at Everton Park for allowing us to use their premises for pre-Anzac Day fund raising. For information on the benefits of joining the association or to apply for the two medals available to Australian nashos, phone 3324 1277, email or write to Box 7014 Holland Park East Qld 4121. For further information about Brisbane North West branch, phone Dave on 3366 3191.

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