Community Notices: Gold Coast
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Deadline for the October issue is September 27. Email Nicky or Chris at community notes@seniors newspaper.com.au.
WE ARE an Organisation for people grieving the loss of a partner and meet every Second and Fourth Wednesday at 10.30am at Broadbeach Senior Citizens Centre, TE Peters Dr, Broadbeach. For information, phone Betty on 55807034.
U3A TWIN TOWNS
WE OFFER classes, activities and social events for mature men and women in the Gold Coast/ Tweed areas. Join for the remainder of 2017 at a reduced membership fee of only $40. Classes available include physical activities and inner health such meditation, stretch and dance, tap dancing and yoga.
We also hold classes such as art, calligraphy, pen and ink and card marking workshops. Every Friday, members play board games, cards, mahjong and on Thursdays, table tennis for all skill levels; in addition join discussion groups, literature and digital photography. Phone 55347333 or email u3atwintowns @gmail.com.
COME in and join us to improve your public speaking and leadership skills at The Uniting Toastmasters Club. Learn how to speak with confidence, to think on your feet and be provided with constructive feedback. Meetings every Tuesday morning 9.30-11.30am at 17 Applecross Way, Elanora. We meet in the Robinson Hall next to the Coffee Shop. You are welcome as our guest, as the first three visits are complementary. Phone Norma on 55343270 or Tuti via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gold Coast South-Twin Towns Branch of the National Servicemen's Association of Australia. Serving from Tallebudgera to The Tweed will hold its next General Meeting on Sunday, September 17 at 10am EST time in the RSL Sub Branch Anzac Room of the Twin Towns Resort. If you served in any Forces of the Commonwealth "between" 1951-1972, then join us and rekindle the camaraderie you experienced during your service. We also have a full social program and new members are always welcome to attend. Phone Tom Hughes (public officer) on 55130665.
COOLANGATTA SENIOR CITIZENS CENTRE FOR '50 & OVER SENIORS'
WE WELCOME all Gold Coast and Tweed area residents and visitors. The centre has a large range of activities including, bingo, new vogue dancing, computer lessons, cards, choir, indoor bowls, craft, light exercises, line dancing, mah jong, qigong, rock and roll, eight ball, table tennis, tai chi, yoga, guitar and ukulele, bus trips, hairdressing and beauty. Our next free monthly concert will be on Monday, September 25 at 1pm featuring "Smokehouse" Country Band. For inquiries, phone 55364050 or visit the centre at 2 Gerrard St, Coolangatta.
COOMERA was host to members of the South Eastern Division on the occasion of the Division's International Day. The country of study this year was Nepal. Each year, the flag of the country under study is added to our gigantic composite flag. SE Division's International Day coincided with the 95th birthday of the QCWA, so Heather Kenrick made a cake which was cut by the SE Division President, Coomera's Vice President Margaret Riesenweber. A great time was had by all. Our next meeting is September 13 at 9.15am at 1161 Maudsland Rd, Oxenford. Hall bookings on 0456625776.
GOLD COAST BRIDGE CLUB
LOCATED on the highway in Surfers Paradise, we invite you to brush up on your skills or we can teach you new ones with our experienced teachers.
We provide beginners classes and coaching at all levels and conduct bridge sessions six days a week and two nights. We're known as "the friendly club" and organise many social functions for members. Join the club and meet interesting people from all walks of life. Phone Cecily or Lynley on 55383112 or 0418984856 if you like more information.
LOCAL ART EXHIBITION
PRESENTED by four local artists with a great selection of artwork for sale just in time for Christmas. On until September 13 at Kirra Hill school/community centre on the top of Kirra Hill, behind the big eagle. Last one this year from 9am-4pm Monday to Friday. For more information, phone 0414376057.
END OF LIFE CHOICES
VOLUNTARY euthanasia options are discussed at meetings held quarterly on the Gold Coast. Please phone Elaine on 55808215 for more information.
Burleigh Heads Ladies
WE MEET on the third Wednesday of the month at Burleigh Heads Surf Lifesaving Club at 10am. The club has welcomed many new members in the last few months and there is a buzz of excitement making new friends. Plans are well in hand for the club's 30th birthday, celebrations on Wednesday, September 27. Any past presidents are welcome to phone Pat on 55768332. Visitors are welcome. Phone Peg on 0428903715 or Glenda 55760303.
Helensvale Probus Club
THE past month was one that has been very busy, from all accounts and the positive feedback on all outings and activities, including "Lilydale Farm", with special mention of the Christmas in July function. The Tweed River Cruise on Friday, October 20 will be one to be considered. Our recent guest speaker Councillor Owen Jones was well received by all in attendance, enjoying his informative and interesting talk, which lead to many inquiries from members who appreciated his response. We meet second Friday of the month, with visitors most welcome, we meet at the Seniors Hall Discovery Dr, Helensvale. Phone president Judy on 0421173918 or secretary Lynne Williams on 0402538234.
GENERAL meetings are held on the third Monday of each month. Our August outing was a Trip to North Stradbroke Island with Lunch at the Bowls Club, and at our last meeting Dr Helena Popovic gave us a great insight into the Brain and its capabilities. 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 Ave. 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 55206332 or John 55206661.
OUR club wished to advise that all future meetings will be held at Paradise Point Bowls Club, on the corner of Thrush Ave and Sunbird Ave. Meetings commence at 10am on the second Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be on September 12. Visitors are most welcome. Phone Jessie on 55774768 or Bronwen 55371342.
North Gold Coast
A GROUP of members visited the Animal Welfare League premises located at Coombabah recently.They were treated to an information session which outlined the purpose and function of the League, and a tour of the facility. Of great interest was the fact that the facility has a high pet adoption rate and has a "no euthanasia" policy wherever possible. Animals are euthanised as a 'last resort'. Every member of our group enjoyed the tour, and left with a lot of enthusiasm and appreciation for the operation of the League and their policies, and of course a far better insight into just how valuable and rewarding their work is. The club meets the first Monday of each month at Sanctuary Cove Country Club. To inquire about membership, which is open to both men and women, phone David (secretary) on 55142196.
WE HOLD our 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 and visitors are most welcome. For an opportunity to meet new friends and join in our social activities and really enjoyable outings. Phone Felicity on 56790226.
THE friendly ladies at our club meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 9.30am for 10am start at the Robina Bowls Club, Ron Penhaligon Way, Robina. We have interesting guest speakers with morning tea, social days and outings. New members and guests are welcome. Phone Jennifer on 0408005458 for more details.
Burleigh Palm Beach
MEMBERS meet on the third Tuesday of the month. The next meeting of the Burleigh Palm Beach VIEW Club will be on Tuesday, September 19 at Treetops Tavern, West Burleigh at 10am. New members are always welcome at this friendly club. For more information, please phone Ros on 55205821.