VIEW members at the Zone Conference (from left) Sandra Saunders, Barbara Cameron, Alan Le May and Marion Allan.
VIEW members at the Zone Conference (from left) Sandra Saunders, Barbara Cameron, Alan Le May and Marion Allan.

COMMUNITY NOTICES: What's on around Wide Bay

HOW TO SUBMIT NOTICES

HELLO readers, would you like to promote your club or group and let your community know what's going on with your members for free. You can also submit a photo but please ensure the quality is at least 180dpi and of peoples faces and nice and bright. Club Notices deadline for the next issue is February 8. Send your notices and enquiries to Nicky or Chris via email communitynotes @seniorsnewspaper. com.au. We look forward to hearing from you.

TOASTMASTERS

DID you know that Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. Whether you are a professional student, stay at home parent or retiree. Toastmasters is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills, leadership qualities, and meeting procedures. You have nothing to lose so come along and see for yourself. We meet at the Masonic Hall Watson Street Pialba on Monday mornings between 11.30am and 2 30pm, except public holidays with a free light lunch provided during the meeting. Confirm with Marjory on 41945506, John on 41241070 or Joy 41255489.

MS

THE Hervey Bay and Maryborough Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meet on the first Friday of each month on the deck at the Hervey Bay RSL at 10am for a coffee and a chat. Our group is very grateful to the Urangan Bowls Men's Mufty Club for their annual donation of $500 to MS Queensland for ongoing research into MS which affects some 30,000 Australians and many in the prime of their live. Our group is always welcoming to anyone with MS and newly diagnosed are invited to sit in on a meeting and ask questions. Details Bev 41282692 or email bev_cornwell@hotmail. com

GOOD FRIENDS

GOODS friends are to be loved and cherished as this group have known and proven for many years. David and Bev both went to the Pialba State School in the same class during the 1950s and lived in Hervey Bay for most of their lives, Carol has family roots also firmly planted in Hervey Bay and she and Jo were Bev and Geoff's neighbours in Franklin Rd, Pialba for many years. Geoff was born in Tiaro and has lived in the Bay since 1954 and Val and Jo have married into this friendship group. For several years these close friends have meet annually to rekindle their friendship and talk about old times and there are lots to talk about having known Hervey Bay before the big supermarkets, shopping centres, McDonalds and traffic lights. The saying 'Good friends are like diamonds, precious and rare; false friends are like autumn leaves found everywhere' is certainly true.

 

GOOD FRIENDS: Back row Geoff Cornwell, Jo Seeger, David Peaker. Front row - Carol Seeger, Bev Cornwell, Val Peaker.
GOOD FRIENDS: Back row Geoff Cornwell, Jo Seeger, David Peaker. Front row - Carol Seeger, Bev Cornwell, Val Peaker.

VIEW

AS WE welcome in a new year it is interesting to reflect on the last year and all we have accomplished. Our monthly meetings and varied socials were all well attended, filled with fun, lots of laughs and wonderful interaction for our members who would otherwise lack this social activity if it were not for VIEW. Friendships are formed as well as the satisfaction of raising much needed funds for the Smith Family thus helping underprivileged children with their schooling. Our combined Gympie, Fraser Coast and Hervey Bay VIEW Clubs Zone Conference held in July was well attended and enjoyed by all and included an informative talk by Alan Le May from The Smith Family who highlighted the close bond shared by VIEW Clubs Australia wide with the Smith Family and emphasise how much our work and fund raising efforts are appreciated. The information conveyed to us by Marion Allan relating to all Learning for Life students was also well received and touched on the magnitude of the problems facing so many of our young vulnerable children and youth who benefit enormously from the support of VIEW Clubs. We hope that 2017 is as successful a year.

HERVEY BAY VIEW CLUB

OUR meetings and luncheon are always the second Monday of each month at the club house, Tooth St, Pialba from 10.30am and usually include a guest speaker. Monthly socials are on the fourth Monday at various venues from 9.30am. Our first social for the year will be our annual Thanksgiving Service and morning tea at the Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum on Monday, February 27. It has been the clubs tradition for many years to start the year with this service. Details Bev 41282692 or email herveybay.viewclub 95@ gmail.com

 

Doreen Grant is presented with her well deserved life membership by Hervey Bay U3A president Peter Wells.
Doreen Grant is presented with her well deserved life membership by Hervey Bay U3A president Peter Wells.

U3A

AT THE annual Christmas lunch of the University of the Third Age (U3A) Doreen Grant or Dorro, as she is lovingly called, was awarded life membership of the group. She is a foundation U3A Hervey Bay Inc. member, joining U3A in 1978 and also began volunteering as the U3A painting tutor that year. Dorro continued in this voluntary tutor role from 1978 continually until this year 2016. As far as we are concerned, Dorro is a living U3A legend. U3A aims to provide programs of learning for mature people who are in complete or partial retirement, in the 3rd age of their lives, under a broad philosophy of 'life long learning. In 2017 courses on offer include Creative Writing, the Victorian Age, Asian Studies, Scrabble Club, Play Reading and much, much more. Classes are around 2 hours long and the emphasis is on friendly, fun learning. We are always trying to expand the list of courses on offer. So if you wishe to volunteer as a tutor contact our Course Co-ordinator. U3A always welcomes new members. Sign on Day is Tuesday, February 7, from 10am to 12 noon at Hervey Bay RSL. Come along and have a chat to our members and tutors and see if there is something which interests you. Details about courses call 0431366264 or email HerveyBayU3A@ yahoo. com.au

HERVEY BAY QUILTERS

WE MEET every Thursday between 9am and 3pm at John Paul Catholic Hall, Hillyard Street, Pialba. Activities include: In house workshops: Qualified Tutor workshops: Charity Days: Seniors Expo: Cancer morning tea: Visits to other Quilting groups show and tell days and so much more. Morning tea provided. Come and pay us a visit and see if you would like to become a member of this vibrant and talented community craft group. Annual fee $30 Daily fee $5. Details call 0401831309.

COME SING WITH US

ONCE a year we hold a festival of hymn singing and the combined Salvation Army Bands of Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Maryborough with the Choir of Tinana Christian Church would like to invite you to come and sing some old hymns with us. "Hymns for HIM" will be held on Sunday, March 5, at 3.30pm with afternoon tea to follow at Tinana Christian Church, 115 Gympie Road Tinana. We love to be reminded of the hymns of yester year and if you do, too, we know you will enjoy the experience. We'll hear the stories behind the hymns and their writers. We'll enjoy the stirring music of the band. There will be items from Emma Grant and Nathan Shipp that are sure to impress.

BUNDABERG LADIES BOWLING CLUB

WE ARE holding a Friendship Day on Friday, January 27. All Lawn Bowlers are welcome, Ladies and Men. Come along for a friendly game of bowls at our riverside bowling club. Names by 12.30 pm for 1pm start. $10 green fees includes afternoon tea. Details call 41536960 or 41592461 for more information. Located at 21 Quay Street, Bundaberg.


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