PAST & PRESENT PRESIDENTS: Brian Rankin, Bev Houlahan, Judy Mensworth, President Florence Drury, Marie Cawthan and Alan Coleman.
PAST & PRESENT PRESIDENTS: Brian Rankin, Bev Houlahan, Judy Mensworth, President Florence Drury, Marie Cawthan and Alan Coleman. Picasa

Community Notices: Gold Coast

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The deadline for the April issue is March 27. Email editor@seniors newspaper.com.au

NERANG RED CROSS

WE ARE looking for people with five hours per week to spare to volunteer at Nerang Red Cross. We run a thrift shop and a mobility equipment hire service for the wider community and would appreciate some assistance. If you can help, please phone the centre on 55966873, Monday to Friday between 10am-3pm.

VIEW CLUBS

 

Burleigh Palm Beach

MEMBERS of our club held our AGM in February and elected a new committee to organise events and fund raise in 2018. VIEW Clubs support the work of The Smith Family, a national charity that helps children in need with their education; and provide opportunities for women to establish new friendships. We meet on the third Tuesday of the month at Treetops Tavern, West Burleigh at 10am. The next meeting will be on March 20. For more information, phone Ros on 55205821.

 

Coolangatta /Tweed

OUR next meeting will be held at the South Tweed Sports Club on March 15, join our friendly ladies for coffee at 11am with our meeting starting at 11.30am DST. Cost of a two-course lunch is $24. This month our guest speaker will be talking about Sailability on The Tweed helping people with a disability. For further information about our club, phone Penny on 55343931. For bookings and apologies, phone Elaine on 55244461.

 

Currumbin Elanora

OUR club for women meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 10am at Currumbin RSL, VIEW Clubs support the Smith Family Learning for Life programme. We enjoy interesting and informative guest speakers and monthly social outings. For further information, phone Pam on 55767989.

 

The 2018 Committee of Currumbin Elanora View Club looking forward to a great year.
The 2018 Committee of Currumbin Elanora View Club looking forward to a great year.

 

Robina

THE friendly ladies of 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. For more information, please phone Jennifer on 0408005458.

 

Southport Day

WE MEET on the third Wednesday of each month at the Southport Yacht Club and invites new members to join us. Ladies, come along, meet new friends and enjoy a delightful luncheon overlooking the water. Social days are also held on the first Friday of each month. New and visiting members are always welcome. For bookings and inquiries, phone Robin on 55374593.

 

 

Surfers Paradise

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 and 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 Di Bailey on 55276285.

 

Twin Towns Evening

OUR 2018 Committee members have impressive total of 136 years combined, raising funds for the Education of disadvantaged Australian Children. A part of the Smith Family. VIEW stands for Voice, Interests & Education of Women, and supports disadvantaged children.

 

U3A

 

Gold Coast Inc. (Southport)

ON WEDNESDAY, March 21, we will hold the AGM and afterwards celebrate our 30th anniversary at a social gathering. We ask our members to please contact the office to see how you can help us even if just for a few hours, remembering we are all volunteers. If you have a skill to share e.g. Getting the most out of your Mobile, Tablet or Laptop, Art, Discussion Group Convenor, Windows and Apple or other skills, we need you. View us on Facebook, phone 55916671 or go to u3agoldcoast.weebly.com.

 

Twin Towns

WE HAVE have many talented tutors for over 40 classes each week including our president Frances Garland, who tutors in Tai Chi and Arthritis Tia Chi. Also our vice-president Ilona Tanner, who takes the laughter yoga class. For details, phone 55347333 or email u3atwintowns@gmail.com.

PROBUS CLUB

 

Burleigh Waters

GENERAL Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month. 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 Avenue. Burleigh Waters. 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.

 

Burleigh Waters Probus group enjoying Morning Tea at Riverside Park.
Burleigh Waters Probus group enjoying Morning Tea at Riverside Park.

 

Helensvale

CONGRATULATIONS to Christine Leeden, Sonja Smits, Margaret Pickering and Natasha Jones on their wins last Thursday where there were some interesting and close games in-store for the gallery. President Angie would like members that weren't in attendance to know we are reverting back to our old time of commencing morning bowls, therefore morning tea 8.30am and on the green by 9am.

 

Runaway Bay

WE ARE a non-profit club operating to promote fun, friendship and fellowship in our community. If you are interested in making new friends and joining us to enjoy guest speakers, lunches and outings, the club will be holding its next meeting is on Monday, March 19 at the Paradise Point Bowls Club, corner of Thrush and Sunbird Avenues. The meeting will start at 10am and there will be an interesting guest speaker. All members and new friends are welcome to attend. For inquiries, phone Warren on 55140234.

 

Sorrento

OUR members enjoyed a delightful river view luncheon at One Fifty Public House in Bundall recently. A partly Mexican menu was undertaken to celebrate Margarita Week at the venue. We are a lively mixed club, undertaking various activities like luncheons, coffee mornings, interesting trips. Our monthly speakers are always informative and entertaining. Come along and meet us. Phone Doreen on 55266126.

SOCIAL TENNIS

TENNIS On 11th, Palm Beach has social tennis on Tuesday's from 9-11am (Ladies), Wednesday 7-10.30am (Mixed) and Friday 7-10.30am (Mixed). The cost is $5 members, $8 visitors with an annual membership of $20 PA. For more information go to tennison11th.com.

VOLUNTEER FOR RSPCA

RSPCA is excited to be opening a new op shop in Labrador at 118 Brisbane Road. We are looking for enthusiastic people who have the time to volunteer to come and be part of a great team of people raising money for the animals in our care. The role will include assisting customers with their purchases, receive incoming donations, sorting and pricing the donations, using eftpos and a cash register. Interested? Email volunteering.goldcoast @rspcaqld.org.au or phone 32585627 expressing your interest.

SPINAL LIFE AUSTRALIA

SPINAL Life Australia's Gold Coast Post Polio Network meets at 10.30am on the second Monday of the month at Treetops Tavern, 7 Executive Drive, Burleigh Waters. Phone the facilitator Lyn on 0448206856 or Joan on 0413178073 for further information and venue location.

GOLD COAST STROKE SUPPORT GROUP

ANY stroke (or brain attack) survivor, members of their family their carer(s) and other interested members of the public, are invited and welcome to attend our monthly meetings. Talking with others about your experiences, both before and after meetings, can often bring surprising results. A chance word may result in your learning how someone else overcame a problem you have, or the other person discovering how you mastered a problem they have. Come along to this meeting of the Gold Coast Stroke Support Group for you will almost certainly find someone there who has had a similar experience to your own. They may be able to suggest from their own trauma ways and means to give you a better quality of life. Located at 9 Charlton Street, Southport. Phone 55313254 or 0400849573. Email colinoxenford @bigpond.com or go to goldcoaststrokesupport group.org.au.

GOLD COAST BRIDGE CLUB

WE ARE on the highway in Surfers Paradise. Come and 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. For more information, phone Cecily or Lynley 55383112 or 0418984856.

NSAA (QLD)

THE Gold Coast South-Twin Towns Branch of the National Servicemen's Association of Australia (served in any Forces of the Commonwealth "between" 1951-1972) we next meet for our AGM on Friday, March 23 at 10am EST in the 'RSL Sub Branch Anzac Room' of the Twin Towns Resort. Why not join us and rekindle the camaraderie you experienced during your service? New members are always welcome to attend. For further information, phone public officer Tom Hughes on 55130665.

TWEED COAST CFS/ME/FMS SUPPORT GROUP INC.

FIBROMYALGIA, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Information and Support Group meets on the first Friday of every month at 10.30am (NSW time) at the HACC Community Centre, Cnr. Heffron Street and Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South. All welcome. For further information call Bronwyn on 55939319.

TWEED HOSPITAL AUXILIARY

THE Tweed Hospital Auxiliary is holding a Trivia Night at South Tweed Community Centre, Cnr Heffron St & Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed on Wednesday, April 11. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Cost is $10 per person. Tea, coffee and biscuits available. BYO drinks, nibbles and glasses. Great fun and prizes to be had. Maximum number in team is 6. Don't worry if you don't have a team - come along and we'll find a place for you. Space is limited so phone 55999029 to book your table or seat. All proceeds go to Tweed Hospital Auxiliary to purchase equipment for our local hospital.

SOLACE

WE ARE an organisation for people grieving the loss of a partner. We meet every second and fourth Wednesday at 10.30am at Broadbeach Senior Citizens Centre, TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach. Phone Betty 55807034.

LIONS CLUB OF CARRARA INC.

WE WILL proudly present The Mad Hatters High Tea at the Southport Golf Club, Slatyer Avenue Bundall on Sunday, March 18 at 1.15pm. Cost is $36pp, which includes food, tea, coffee and a chance for a lucky door prize. You can purchase drinks (bubbles, beer etc) at the beautiful bar. Wear a hat and go in the draw for the lucky hat prize. Raising funds for Lions Medical Research Foundation. To purchase tickets, please contact Bonnie Guilford, Lions Club of Carrara Inc. Phone 0417687518 or email bonnieg101@bigpond. com.

PALS

NEW to the Gold Coast or a senior resident looking for social activities? Join PALS (People Alone Lending Support) for weekly barbecues, picnics, theatre, restaurants and outings at various locations around the Gold Coast. Singles and couples welcome. Phone Vicky on 0412783907.

FRIENSHIP FORCE

TWEED Valley Friendship Force is part of an International Organisation which involves travel to and hosting people from countries around the world. The group are preparing for an exchange to Europe in April. We meet regularly at the Murwillumbah Golf Club and also participate in various social activities. The next meeting is on Sunday, March 18 at 4pm. Inquiries to Lorrene on 0428726607 or Maureen on 0427465519.

COOLANGATTA SENIORS

LOCATED in the heart of Coolangatta our friendly welcoming centre is primarily for over 50s but not exclusively. Over 25 different fun, social, low-cost activities to keep your mind and body well. Free Wi-Fi and computer access including lessons. Professional and affordable hairdressing in our fully equipped salon. Also, an outlet for the local free papers and holiday brochures to plan your next trip. An extensive library and great spot to stop for a break between errands and enjoy a $1.50 tea/coffee. Welcoming locals and visitors. Pop in between 8am and 3pm weekdays at 2 Gerrard Street, Coolangatta or phone 55364050.

END OF LIFE CHOICES

EXIT International is a voluntary euthanasia group that meets quarterly. Meetings are held at the Robina Community Centre. Attendees must be Exit Members. Go to: exitinternational.net or phone local co-ordinator Elaine on 55808215 or 0421796713.

A FREE CARERS WORKSHOP

ARE you an unpaid carer, caring for loved one or friend with a serious illness in the home? We are offering a free workshop on March 13 (lunch provided). Come fill your carers toolkit with helpful ideas and tips. We can give you some useful contacts and web support, self-care strategies and carer stress tips.Fully funded by The Hopewell Centre and CRCC, we offer you support and the opportunity to meet other carers in similar situations. Phone Julie Howe on 0422191146 or email jhowe@hopewell.org.au for more information and bookings. The Hopewell Centre Paradise Kids building, 88 Allied Drive, Arundel.

TWIN TOWNS & DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB

OUR next meeting will be on Monday, April 9. Venue will be South Tweed Sports Club, Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed in the downstairs auditorium. Our Guest Speaker will be Juliana Frances, a rose grower and author of 'Romancing the Rose'. Our experts, Jon Bennett and Gordon Bennett, will also be available to answer your questions on Rose growing. 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 commencing at 10am. Cost: $3 entry fee paid at the door. Raffles, lucky door prizes and much more. Hope to see you there, bring a friend. For more information contact Monika Ross on 0412638373.


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