NEW TEAM: The Burleigh Waters Probus Club Committee for 2018/19.
NEW TEAM: The Burleigh Waters Probus Club Committee for 2018/19.

Community Notices: Gold Coast

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VIEW CLUBS

VIEW stands for Voice Interests and Education for Women. 

 

Coolangatta/tweed

OUR next luncheon is on the May 17. We meet on the third Thursday of the month at South Tweed Sports Club at 11am for a 11.30am start. Guest speaker is Tina Purdon from "The House With No Steps Ballina". Our social outing this month will be lunch at the "House Of Gabriel's, Tumbuglum" on May 24. All ladies welcome, apologies/ bookings: phone Elaine on 55244461 before May 14.

 

Surfers Paradise

WE HOLD our holds meetings and lunch on the second Tuesday of each month at the Southport Golf Club. Meeting at 11.30 am or lunch at 12pm 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 0412639574 or 55926730.

 

Robina

THE friendly ladies of the Robina VIEW 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 contact Jennifer on 0408005458.

 

Surfers Paradise

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 12noon. 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, please phone Nancy Uren on 0412639574 or 55926730.

FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH INTRODUCTION CLASS

HAVE you ever watched the TV series 'Who Do You Think You Are' and wondered where your family came from? Gold Coast Family History Society Inc.can help you. We will be holding an Introduction to Family History Research Class at 9am on Friday, May 18, where you can learn how to start your family research.  The class will be held at our Library, Room 3 in the Nerang Bicentennial Centre, Nerang-Southport Road, Nerang. Come along and find out how enjoyable family history research can be. Bookings essential, phone Pam on 55940610.

GOLD COAST RETIREES INC.

FOR retirees managing their own superannuation, effective research to identify superior stocks is critical. We have been fortunate to secure one of Australia's leading research houses to speak at its next Investor Group meeting. VectorVest is the only stock analysis and portfolio management system that analyses, sorts, ranks, and graphs over 20,000 stocks each day for relative value, safety, and timing. Importantly, for self-directed investors, it also displays buy, sell and hold recommendations on every stock, every day thereby providing investors the insights, tools and techniques to test their ideas before they trade. Due to the special nature of the research being provided, Gold Coast Retirees has agreed to open its meeting to all Gold Coast retirees who are interested in managing their own investments. The meeting will be of particular interest to retirees with Self-Managed Superannuation Funds. Existing VectorVest clients are also welcome to attend. The meeting will be held at 9.30 am at the Broadbeach Seniors' Centre, 23 T E Peters Drive, (cnr Havana Key), Broadbeach on Wednesday, May 16. Due to limited seating entry will be granted to only those people who register by email at robgrover@hotmail.com. Guests are requested to contribute $5 towards the cost of hall rental and morning tea. Gold Coast Retirees Inc is 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.

ARTY CRAFT SHOW

THE Sacred Heart Parish Art and Craft Group are holding a Crafty Art Show at the Robina Art Gallery (Robina Library Community Centre Complex in Robina Town Centre Drive Robina) until May 20. Interesting art and attractive craft work to be seen and enjoyed.

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 June 6 Monthly Meeting at 9 Charlton Street, Southport from 11am to 12.30pm, morning tea will be served from 10.30am (for a gold coin donation). Come early and have a chat. Phone 55313254 or 0400849573; email: - colinoxenford@bigpond.com or go to: goldcoaststrokesupportgroup.org.au (a supporter of national stroke foundation).

U3A GOLD COAST INC.

A SHOWCASE of all classes and celebration of our 30th Anniversary will be held on Wednesday, May16 in the Community Centre, Lawson Street, Southport, from 10am to 3pm. There will be performances put on by students in our Keyboard and Ukulele, Tap Dancing, Yoga and Tai Chi classes. Art students will be displaying their works, and there will be lots of other demonstrations in handcrafts as well as a wide variety of educational classes on show. All welcome. For further information. Phone 55916671.

SOLACE

OUR organisation is 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 on 55807034.

NUTBUSH / QIGONG EXERCISE CLASS

THE fabulous Nutbush/Qigong exercise class is the perfect way to boost your fitness, stamina, cardio vascular function and general health and happiness. It's a body-mind-soul workout combining the fun and easy Nutbush dance to Tina Turner's hit "Nutbush City Limits", light weights and the ancient and beautiful qigong majestic moves. Get yourself there at 10.30am each Thursday morning at Coolangatta Uniting Church hall, cnr Lanham and McLean Streets. Ladies and gents of all ages welcome. Bookings with instructor Peter on 0413125640.

TWEED HEADS CROQUET CLUB

WE INVITE you to our Come and Try Day on Saturday, May 19 from 1pm. This is a truly international game where men and women are on equal terms. There is no need to book just come on the day and you will be most welcome. Age is no limit and we cater for all levels of fitness. Equipment supplied, just wear flat shoes. At 36 Recreation Street, Tweed Heads. Further enquiries on 55367019.

RSPCA OP SHOP NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

ARE you passionate about animal welfare? Do you have time to volunteer once a week? We are looking for enthusiastic people to be retail assistants in our West Burleigh op shop, 3/18 Township Drive, West Burleigh 4219. 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 call 32585627 expressing your interest.

NERANG VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

CERAMIC House Museum, 45 Nerang Street (Bischof Pioneer Park) Nerang is open seven days a week from 10am until 3pm. Tourist Information Services provided by friendly, local volunteers, are also available. Built in 1919, by Robert Ekins Veivers, whose family were pioneers of Nerang, Ceramic House includes furniture and household items reminiscent of the Gold Coast and hinterland area dating back to the early twentieth century. The adjacent Preece House (circa 1948) was sympathetically restored by the Nerang Community Association, and includes areas for exhibitions and meetings. A heritage photographic gallery of museum quality aboriginal portraiture from the 1860's through to the 1940s is also on display. Volunteers are required in a variety of roles. Shifts are approximately 4 hours a day. Duties may include answering tourist enquiries and maintenance of exhibits. This is a chance to join a great team and make new friends. Please contact 55022955 or visit the website www.visitnerang.com.

FITNESS CLASSES FOR OVER 60S

GROWING Stronger sessions are fitness classes for Over 60s wanting to improve their fitness, strength and balance. Low intensity classes are available at: Pacific Pines Community Hub, Mondays at 11am and Thursdays at 10am. ($3 per session); Pimpama School of Arts Hall, Mondays and Wednesdays at 1.30pm ($5 per session); Helensvale Cultural Centre on Thursdays at 8:30am ($3 per session). Come and enjoy our fun group of fitness seeking seniors taking control of their own health. A part of the Gold Coast Active and Healthy program. Come along and move a bit and have fun. Everyone and every ability welcome. Phone David on 0418189389.

SOUTHPORT SENIOR CITIZENS ASSN. INC.

WE WELCOME all over 50's to our activities which include: Line Dancing; New Vogue Dancing; Scottish; Square and Tap Dancing; Tai Chi and light exercise. Membership is $8 per year with each activity costing a low $3. We celebrate Christmas twice a year and have Trivia and other social functions during the year. Our club motto is "finding friends fun & fitness" - if you are interested in these three things please come along and join us. We are a very active and friendly club. You can find as at 2 Whitby Street, Southport. Parking is available in Owen Park right behind our lovely air-conditioned hall. For all activity times go to: southportseniorcitizens or phone Annette on 55371377.

GOLD COAST BRIDGE CLUB

WE ARE having a highly successful two day Beginners Course on Sunday, July 15 and 22, 10am-3pm. We will also brush up your skills or teach you new ones from our experienced teachers. We provide beginners classes and coaching at all levels and conduct bridge sessions 6 days a week and 2 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. Located on the highway in Surfers Paradise. For more phone Cecily or Lynley 55383112 or 0418984856.

GOLD COAST SENIORS TENNIS CLUB

WE ARE looking to attract new seniors over 60 for our Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday social tennis groups, that play between 7am-10am. We can cater for all levels of player with an emphasis on social interaction for men and women. Located at 24 Pizzey Dr, Mermaid Waters. For more information email: info@tmgoz.com.au or go to: goldcoasttennis.com.au.

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. Please phone the facilitator Lyn on 0448206856 or Joan on 0413178073 for further information and venue location.

 

Sorrento Probus Club went shopping at Pacific Fair recently andstopped off at the Coffee Club for morning tea.
Sorrento Probus Club went shopping at Pacific Fair recently andstopped off at the Coffee Club for morning tea.

PROBUS CLUBS

 

Runaway Bay

WE PROMOTE fellowship, friendship and fun. Meetings are held in the third Monday of each month at the Paradise Point Bowls Club, Thrush Avenue, with an interesting guest speaker invited for each meeting. The next meeting is on Monday, May 21 at 10am, lunches starting at 11.30am are held at the same venue on the fourth Tuesday each month. A fun day out to Shorncliffe with lunch at Redcliffe RSL. A walk along Bee Gees Way then on to the Golden Circle clearance store, before home has been organised for Tuesday, May 22 instead of the usual lunch day. Inquiries for membership phone Marilyn. 0407758854. For activities contact Noel. 55642231 or Stan. 0439328117.

 

Burleigh Heads Ladies

WE MEET on the third Wednesday of the month at Burleigh Heads Lifesaving Club. Morning tea is enjoyed at 10am followed by a meeting at 10.30am, which includes an interesting speaker. Lunch can be ordered. A coach trip or social activity is held on the fourth Wednesday. Visitors welcome. Phone Helga on 55202426 or Glenda 55760303.

 

Burleigh Waters

GENERAL Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month. Members relaxed over a BBQ lunch at Preston Park at their last outing. Guest Speaker Hebe de Souza, author of 'Black British', told us about her life as she grew up in India. Retired or semi-retired men are invited to join us at Club Meetings, 10am on the 3rd Monday of each month at Burleigh Waters Community Centre, 131 Christine Ave. 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.

Banora Point

NEW to the tweed area, retired or semi retired? then come along to our club. We meet on the fourth Monday of the month at the South Tweed bowls club from 10am. We are a mixed club have interesting speakers and an outing each month. Phone Norma on 55905919 for more information.

 

Hastings Point/Tweed Coast

OUR next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 15 at 10am at Tricare Retirement Community, 87 Tweed Coast Road, Hastings Point NSW. The main speaker will be Patricia Guest, former Air Hostess, who has set up Fearless Flyers Inc. to help and advise the almost one in four people who have a fear of flying. Come and see how she can help you.

 

North Gold Coast

LOOKING for a new and progressive club with a dynamic membership? Join the Membership is open - all are 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, and raring to go, members. Phone Michele on 0418900387 for details.

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. The next meeting will be held on August 9. For further information go to: exitinternational.net or phone Local Coordinator, Elaine 55808215 or 0421796713.

AOOB Twin Towns Branch

THE Australasian Order of Old Bastards Twin Towns Branch meet on the first Friday of each month at 2pm in the Secret Garden Room at South Tweed Sports Club. The branch enjoys fun, friendship and bus trips whilst raising money for local Children's Charities, Story Dogs, Palliative Care and the Children's Wards at both Tweed Heads and Westmead Hospitals. New members are most welcome to attend. For further information phone Twenette on 55232939.  

NSAA QLD - Twin Towns Branch

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) next meet on Friday, May 25 at 10am in the "RSL Sub Branch Anzac Room" of the Twin Towns Resort. Why not join us and re kindle the camaraderie you experienced during your Service. New Members are always welcome to attend. For further information contact: Tom Hughes Public officer on 55130665.

NSA SOUTHEAST

WE ARE holding the 2018 zone forum on Monday, June 4 at Nerang RSL, Nerang Street, Nerang. Registrations at 9.30am. Quality Speakers including the well known- keynote speaker Everald Compton, also Hear National Seniors CEO, Dagmar Parsons. The forum aims to provide an insight into today's pressing issues facing our way of life. Morning tea and a two course served lunch is provided. Contribution- members $25 and non members $30. For bookings and membership payment inquiries, phone Bruce on 55772387.


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