Community Notices: Gold Coast
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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. Further information on our website www.exitinternational.net or phone Local Coordinator Elaine 5580 8215 or 0421 796 713.
WE WILL be holding a craft show at The Gardens on Lindfield on Saturday, April 28 at 10am-1pm. Parking on-site at 101 Lindfield Road, Helensvale. Please come along and support us - we are not-for profit. For more information, phone Mary Wintle on 5580 7042.
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. For more information phone Betty 5580 7034.
WE ARE a social group where men over 50 from all walks of life can meet new people and make new mates through informal activities such as fishing, cards, barbecues, cycling, darts, golf, walking, movies. More details at: blokeslounge.org.
GOLD COAST 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 Dianne on 0402895008.
GOLD COAST WINE AND FOOD SOCIETY
PRESIDENT and Secretary of The Gold Coast Wine & Food Society and members enjoyed the wines and luncheon at their AGM held at Parkwood Tavern recently. We are a mixed group partaking in functions with excellent wines and cuisine. Contact Bruce on 55789454 for more.
WORLD CROQUET DAY
THERE will be a free sausage sizzle lunch,free lessons to learn the fun of playing croquet (wear flat soled shoes please), bring your family & friends and join in the fun helping us celebrate world croquet day from 10am-4pm on Friday, May 4 at Southport Croquet Club, 1 Queen St., Southport (Beside the Broadwater Parklands Light Rail Station). For further information phone John on 0411 744 937 or Beryl 0403 754 791.
FREE MOVIE AFTERNOON
BURLEIGH Heads Church of Christ at 174 West Burleigh Road, invite you to come along to their free movie afternoon on the second Wednesday of each month at 12.30pm. For further information please ring the church at 5576 4677.
SOUTHPORT MILITARY HERITAGE MUSEUM
THE Southport Military Heritage Museum will again open on Sunday, May 6 from 9am-12noon. Hopefully our newest display honouring General Sir John MONASH and WW1 Allied Generals will be open for viewing "Our Forgotten Anzacs” display has also been updated. All our renovations, have been favourably received thus far, by every visitor. The Southport Military Heritage Museum is located in the Qld Naval Brigade Drill Hall at Owen Park, Mick Vievers Way, 201 Queen Street, Southport. (Next to the Southport Primary School). Entry is free and there is free parking. For further information, please feel free to phone Noel on 0437 732 575.
TWEED Valley Friendship Force is part of an International Organisation which involves travel to and hosting people from around the world. The group meets regularly at the Murwillumbah Golf Club and also participates in various social activities. Enquiries to Carol on 0468 475 285 or Helen on (02) 5613 6641.
U3A TWIN TOWNS
WE INVITE you to a free Seniors Week celebration on Tuesday, April 10 with class demonstrations and Art Show at St. Cuthbert's Church Hall, Florence St Tweed Heads. Come along and observe or join in a class including Light Exercise, Yoga or Qi Gong from 9.30am or sit in on the literature class or music appreciation class from 1.30pm-3.30pm. All Welcome; phone Ruth 0409 632 420.
OUR next luncheon will be on April 19, we meet on the third Thursday of the month at the South Tweed Sports Club 11am for 11.30am start, cost of two course lunch is $24. The Guest speaker this month is Judi Bonsor a deaf interpreter. New members and guests are always welcome. Apologies and bookings: phone Elaine on 55244461 before Monday April 16.
OUR friendly ladies 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 0408 005 458. VIEW supports the Smith Family's 'Learning for Life' program.'
WE MEET on the third Wednesday of each month at the Southport Yacht Club and invites new members to join us. Social days are also held on the first Friday of each month. VIEW stands for Voice, Interest & Education of Women. and supports disadvantaged children through The Smith Family "Learning for Life” Program. New and visiting members are welcome, for bookings and enquiries phone Robin on 5537 4593 before the due date of the meeting.
WE HOLD our meetings and lunch on the second Tuesday of each month at the Southport Golf Club. Meeting at 11.30 am 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 Nancy Uren on 0412 639 574 or 5592 6730.
Twin Towns Day
WE ARE organising the VIEW Gold Logies with the event to celebrate the Club's 50th birthday and 50 years of supporting The Smith Family and bringing fun and friendship to countless number of lovely ladies is definitely something to celebrate. We will have the privilege of having the VIEW National President, Jan Roberts with us on the day. Complete with stunning Gold Logies and entertainment by the fabulous George Harvey (formerly of the Kingsmen), President, Beth Fraser invites ladies to walk the Red Carpet and join her for a fun filled Day. The VIEW Logies will be held on Thursday, May 3 at South Tweed Sports Club and the cost is $25 for lunch and entertainment. Time will be 10.30am for 11am start. Booking is essential. Phone Freda on 5524 1357 before April 25.
COME and enjoy a Literary Luncheon at the Hilton Surfers Paradise on Saturday, May 26 for the benefit of The Smith Family's programs helping children to succeed at school. The two course lunch plus complimentary parking costs $45. You will meet two authors who are launching new books this month: novelist Josephine Moon whose previous title "The Bee Keeper's Secret” is well known and Jenny Old who lives on the Gold Coast and has written the story of her life in the Gulf Country. Phone 5594 1235 or viewncqc@ gmail.com for registration and payment details.
SOUTHPORT & DISTRICTS ORCHID SOCIETY INC.
BEAUTIFUL orchids judged and are on magnificent display. There will be raffles, demonstrations and more. Entry $4. On Saturday, May 5 from 9am-4pm and Sunday, May 6 from 9am-3pm at Robina Community Centre, 196 Robina Town Drive (beside the library). For more information email Kerri Christensen at southport orchids1@ gmail.com.
GOLD COAST NASHOS
ARE you an old Nasho relocated to the Gold Coast interested in looking for old or new mates? the Gold Coast North Branch of the National Servicemen's Association of Australia (Qld) Inc together with our ladies auxiliary, the Spoons (Supporting partners of old National Servicemen) welcomes new members to enjoy our social activities. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of even numbered months at the Mudgeeraba Light Horse Museum Precinct, 3 Worongary Road, Mudgeeraba, adjacent to the Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, commencing at 0930 hours, followed by a free sausage sizzle lunch. For further details phone our President, Brian Handke on 5630 8071 or Jeff Wootten, Publicity Officer at 5546 6888.
GOLD COAST RETIREES INC.
WE ARE a not-for-profit association for retirees who are self-funded or in receipt of a part pension who seek financial, investment and relevant information, with stimulating meetings and social activities. For information, phone President, Rob Grover on 0417 732 242.
RECENTLY we celebrated our 25th birthday though an extremely wet morning, this did not deter members and guests, from enjoying a wonderful gathering to renew memories, and friendships. Inaugural and founding member Florence Drury gave an outline on the History of the past 25 years, noting her husband John was to be the first president back in the year 1993. Guest Owen Jones also paid tribute to the Club. The catered Luncheon was to be enjoyed by all, Thanks to Bev and her organizing skills, for an outstanding day, also Ron & Rob and our court Jester John. Not forgetting our men who manned the door on what was to be a very wet morning. Thus, making for a most memorable day. Our recent Changeover Luncheon, convened at Arundel, once more was a wonderful happy gathering, with members enjoying the friendly atmosphere, created by our President Judy. A Friendly reminder to all members that there will be no Probus meeting in April. Look forward seeing you all May 11 do enjoy the Games, I am sure they are going to be a success. Visitors welcome, meetings are 10am Second Friday of the Month with the exception of April at the Seniors Hall Discovery Dr, Helensvale phone president Judy 0421 173 918 or secretary Lynne 0402 38 234.
GENERAL meetings are held on the third Monday of each month. Our boat trip on the 'Rum Runner' on Coomera River, with lunch at Saltwater Creek Hotel was a great day out. 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 5520 6332 or John 5520 6661.
NORTH Gold Coast
LOOKING for a new and progressive club with a dynamic membership? Join the North Gold Coast Probus Club, membership is open and all welcome. We meet the first Monday of every month and have a speaker and activities calendar that is varied, exciting and offers something for everyone. Join us for coffee and cake and meet some of our fabulous members. Phone Michele on 0418 900 387 for details.
OUR Members enjoyed a delightful lunch at the beautiful Flutterbies Cafe in Tyalgum, NSW recently. The coach trip also visited Tweed Regional Gallery taking in the art and culture there. We are a mixed lively growing club. Great speakers, coffee mornings, lunches and outings are arranged. Phone Doreen on 55266126.
CALLING all Baby Boomers -The Kirra Tugun Probus Club will probably be the perfect club for you in your retirement, you are an active retired couple or single, looking for stimulation, fun and friendship. We meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Currumbin RSL, but have numerous forms of entertainment each week. Phone Rod on 5534 1909 or go to probuskirratugun.org.au.
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 at the HACC Community Centre, Cnr. Heffron Street and Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South. All welcome. For further information call Bronwyn on 5593 9319.
TWEED HOSPITAL AUXILIARY
AS THE Tweed Hospital Auxiliary is looking at new fundraising activities we will not be having our usual fete this year. As a result of this we will not be needing donations of pre loved clothing and household goods. We would like to thank everyone who has generously donated goods over the years and look forward to your support of our new ventures.
SING IN THE MAGIC OF LIFE
WE REHEARSE from 10-11.30am every Thursday morning at Tugun Village Community Centre with a tea and bikky break in the middle. We sing lots of different songs, mostly a cappella although sometimes we use percussion and drums. We also do some sound meditations which really help people find their true voice. Sound meditations can also help reduce stress, and are very relaxing and fun to do. Please do join this lovely group of people at our weekly sing. No pressure, just 90 minutes of voice workouts, laughter, and community. Cost is $20 or $15 concession. Email Janet Swain - firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 0438 965 397.