FIRST DAY: Gold Coast seniors Jenny, Bev, Susan and Pat outside the local pub where we had a great lunch in Longreach.
FIRST DAY: Gold Coast seniors Jenny, Bev, Susan and Pat outside the local pub where we had a great lunch in Longreach.

Community notices

COMMUNITY NOTICES

HELLO readers, to enable us to respond to your request for publication of more community notices, we ask that you keep your notices short and to the point (100-word maximum). If you would like to submit a photo, please ensure the quality is at least 180dpi, of people's faces, and nice and bright. Club notices deadline for the next issue is July 27. Inquiries to Nicky or Chris via email communitynotes@seniors

newspaper. com.au

PROBUS CLUBS

BROADBEACH LADIES

Broadbeach Ladies Probus Club meet every second Tuesday of the month at Kurrawa Surf Club, Broadbeach, at 9.30am. Visitors and prospective members are most welcome. Come along and join us or phone Patricia on 55755284 or Christa on 55755045 for more information.

BURLEIGH WATERS

At our general meetings on the third Monday of each month, we have a guest speaker and our most recent speaker was Roberta Cava from Crime Stoppers. After our meetings, most of our group enjoy extra fellowship over lunch at the Burleigh Sports Club. Some also participate in a social lunch on the fourth Monday of the month at Club Burleigh. Retired or semi-retired men are invited to join us at our club meetings on the third Monday of each month at 10am in the Burleigh Waters Community Centre. Nominally a men's club but wives or partners are very welcome to share the club's fellowship, friendship and fun. In addition to the monthly general meeting, the club's activities committee arrange an outing on the first Monday of each month. For info contact Brian 55206332 or Colin 0427272829 or visit www.probusburleigh

waters.org.au.

HASTINGS POINT TWEED COAST

Probus Club Of Hastings Point Tweed Coast meets next on Tuesday, July 19, at 10am at the Tri Care Retirement Community, 87/89 Tweed Coast Road, Hastings Point. At this meeting, member Brenda McDonald will be speaking about her family tree. An interesting talk about settling the outback of South Australia and Western Australia and early days on the Dingo Fence, the Birdsville track and Sidney Kidman. New members welcome. Inquiries Julie 0418966256 or website www.hastingsptprobus.org.

MIAMI COMBINED

If you enjoy meeting new friends, going on social outings and dinners, this is the club for you. We also have guest speakers each month. Our meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 9.30am for 10am start at Burleigh Heads Surf Club (Mowbray Park), Burleigh Heads. Visitors are always welcome, bring a friend along and join us for morning tea. For further details, contact Lesley on 55202070.

NORTH GOLD COAST

At a recent dance party staged by the Probus Club of North Gold Coast, the audience participated in fun activities including conga line (to the tune of Running Bear, sung by club president and entertainer Lorraine Moyes) and then took to centre stage to become "puppets" for the Sandi Shaw rendition of the Eurovision song winner of 1969, Puppet on a String. If you're interested in joining this fun group of Probarians, contact Lorraine Moyes on 55142196.

SORRENTO

A large group of Sorrento Probus Club members recently enjoyed luncheon at the Australian Italian Club on the Gold Coast. This lively Probus group meets every second Thursday of each month at the Southport Bowls Club. We have excellent speakers, lunches, coffee mornings and outings. Come and join our fun. For more information, contact secretary, Doreen on 55266126.

VARSITY LAKES

The Probus Club of Varsity Lakes is for active people who have retired from work, not life. It is non-political, non-sectarian, non-fundraising and provides regular opportunities to progress healthy minds and wider interests while enjoying the fellowship of new friends. Meetings are at the Robina Community Centre, San Antonio Crt at 9.30am on the third Wednesay of each month. To inquire or to arrange a visit to one of our meetings, contact Kathy on 0414714103.

VIEW CLUBS

CURRUMBIN-

ELANORA

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, July 26, at the Currumbin RSL at 10am. Guest speaker is Gary Hamlin and he will certainly keep us entertained. Trading table includes kitchen utensils, food, aprons - even recipes! Visitors most welcome, please contact Carlene 55908247.

OXENFORD - COOMERA

The Oxenford-Coomera VIEW Club meets on the third Friday of each month at 10.30am for 11am, meeting at the Gainsborough Greens Golf Club, Pimpama. All ladies are invited to make new friends with a welcoming group, enjoy lunch and a guest speaker. Proudly supporting the Smith Family, the Oxenford- Coomera VIEW Club is the most northern VIEW club on the Gold Coast. Please RSVP to Vicki on 55019455 for lunch bookings and information.

SURFERS PARADISE

Surfers Paradise VIEW Club supports VIEW Clubs of Australia and its endeavours through the Smith Family by sponsoring nine Learning for Life Students with their school needs. It is vitally important that membership of our club continues to grow so that our work with the Smith family may endure. Meetings and lunch on the second Tuesday of each month at the Southport Golf Club, meeting at 11.30am for lunch at noon. There's always an interesting guest speaker. New members and visitors are most welcome. Contact Nancy on 55926730 or 0421639574.

TWIN TOWNS EVENING

Twin Towns Evening VIEW Club will hold its next meeting on July 13 at 6.30pm at The Blue Room of Tweed Heads Bowls Club. Visiting members from all clubs are welcome. New members also. Guest speaker will be historian Diane Miller. There will be a trading table. No books please. For guests and apologies ring Barbara on 55231057 before 1pm on Monday prior.

QCWA

SOUTH EASTERN DIVISION

More than 100m entries from south-eastern branches were received for the cookery, knitting and crochet finals both held at Coomera's historic hall. Winning cakes included a tomato soup cake (yes, really) whilst Jo Hubner's exquisite shawl was the grand champion at the K&C. All winning entries will now compete again at state level at our conference to be held in Gladstone in October. See more on Coomera's, Mermaid Beach facebook page. We love visitors!

MERMAID

 

The Country Kitchens program is a three-year, $2.5 million Queensland Government-funded initiative targeted at improving the health of Queenslanders.

Queensland Country Women's Association was chosen to spearhead this program because of its strong statewide community links across regional and remote Queensland.

For more Country Kitchens news and to find out when the Country Kitchens team will be in your area, go to www.qcwa.org.au/country

kitchens and follow the team on Facebook.

NSA TWEED BORDER BRANCH

Tweed Border branch of National Seniors enjoyed a Brisbane River cruise recently, with morning tea and a hot lunch. Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 10am at South Tweed Sports Club, Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed. Day trips are on the second Wednesday of the month which include river cruises, island visits and country days. All welcome. Phone Jan on 55231255.

LIONESS CLUB OF PALM BEACH CURRUMBIN

At the recent Lions Convention at Echuca, Victoria, the Lioness Club of Palm Beach Currumbin won the Fonnie Tresise Premier Project Award for the third time in seven years. This award is named after the wife of Lions Australia founder William Tresise, recognising outstanding humanitarian service. "Colourful Knee Rug" project produces 600 practical hand-crocheted knee rugs, fostering community ties with local aged care and support services. Lionesses have spent $12,000 of their own money for this project. The Lioness Club of Palm Beach Currumbin meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 1pm at the Lion's Den in Murtha Drive, Elanora, followed by afternoon tea. Contact president Joy on 55759893.

SOUTHPORT SENIOR CITIZENS ASSOCIATION

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. We celebrate Christmas twice a year and organise a bus trip or two during the year. Our club motto is "Finding Friends Fun & Fitness". We are a very active and friendly club. At 2 Whitby Street, Southport. Parking is available in Owen Park. Membership is $8 per year with each activity costing a low $3. Activity times on our website: www.southportseniorcitizens.com or phone Annette 55371377.

ASHMORE LIONS CLUB

We are holding a charity night at the Spotlight Theatre. Higher & Higher, all-singing, all-dancing celebration of one of the richest periods in musical history, will take you back to the hits you loved with superstars like The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and The Jackson Five Motown influenced stars like Wind, Donna Summer and The Bee Gees. With an explosive live band, on Thursday, August 11, at 7.30pm at 185-187 Ashmore Road, Benowa. Cost $25 includes supper. Lots of raffle prizes. Book early. Phone Doreen 0403810940 or taurus28@optusnet.com.au.

ST CUTHBERT ANGLICAN CHURCH

St Cuthbert's Anglican Church on the corner of Powell and Florence Sts, Tweed Heads, is presenting its annual fashion parade on Saturday, July 30, starting at 1pm. The fashions are by Portofino' with sizes and styles to suit every woman. A wonderful afternoon tea will follow the parade with an opportunity to buy the items. $10 entry with a lucky door prize of a $50 voucher to put towards the fashions. For more information, contact the church office on 55361060 or Yvonne Turner on 0419357634.

COOLANGATTA SENIOR CITIZENS

Our centre is for 50 & over seniors and welcomes all Gold Coast and Tweed Heads residents and visitors. The centre has a large range of activities including bingo, dancing (inc lessons), free computer lessons, card games, choir group, indoor bowls, craft, light exercises, line dancing, mah jong, rock 'n' roll, Spanish lessons, snooker and eight ball, social table tennis, tai chi, yoga, monthly bus trips, free monthly concerts, hairdresser and beautician and free Wii on the big screen. Next free concert on Monday, July 25, at 1pm featuring Dixie Jazz Band a multi-talented group of outstanding professional musicians. Inquiries and concert bookings phone 55364050 or visit 2 Gerrard St, Coolangatta.

PALS

New to the Gold Coast or a resident over 50 looking for social activities? Come along and join us for weekly barbecues, picnics, theatre, parties or outings. Our social club is called PALS (People Alone Lending Support). Meet twice a month (every second and fourth Wednesday evening) at Broadbeach Senior Citizens Hall, T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach. For information contact Sylvia on 55545621.

 

 

ROBINA RED CROSS BRANCH

Robina Red Cross branch is seeking ladies to join our friendly group to assist in fundraising activities and also, if possible, to help with making trauma teddies. We also have a monthly social outing. We meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1.30pm. Our meetings are held at the Robina Community Centre. Phone Margaret, president 0402427843.

TOP ENDERS

Connecting the over 50's from all areas of Gold Coast for friendship, fun outings and fellowship. Monthly meetings 1pm and as advised. For more information phone Sue on 0405936330 or text Aira on 0405023611 or email Sam oz.sam@live.com.au.

SENIORS BREAK THE DROUGHT IN LONGREACH

Ladies from the 60's and Better Club in Elanora travelled on the Spirit of the Outback to Longreach in June. We were welcomed by the locals who thanked us for bringing the rain with us. Some farmers hadn't seen rain for nearly five years, and had to sell all the stock and some even had to sell their land. However we all had a wonderful time in Longreach and Winton, met some fair-dinkum Aussies, visited the School of the Air, Stockman's Hall of Fame, Qantas museum and the Age of Dinosaurs at Winton. We recommend it to any other seniors.

PALM BEACH CREATIVE STITCHERS

We are an embroidery group on the Gold Coast and recently presented an Anzac banner to representatives of the management committee of the Mudgeeraba Light Horse Museum. Peter McLoughlin, president, was dressed in the uniform of a First WW1 Light Horseman and accepted the banner from Betty Young, the club member who designed the banner. The banner features a Flanders poppy against a background of a field of poppies and was created to honour the men and women who served in all theatres of war that Australians and New Zealanders have fought in the past 100 years.

TACT

Classes range from absolute beginners who have just bought their first computer or iPad tablet to the more advanced computer users. Classes for Windows 10 available. Enrolments for classes are held on the last Friday of each month, 10am-noon. Classes from Monday to Friday are in a fully airconditioned room. Located in the South Tweed Sports Club, 4 Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed. Info phone 55249212 or website www.tact.org.au.

 

 

END OF LIFE CHOICES

Voluntary euthanasia options are discussed at meetings of Exit International held quarterly on the Gold Coast. Phone Elaine 55808215.

 

GOLD COAST & HINTERLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

A special function to be held at the museum at 8 Elliott Street, Surfers Paradise (off Bundall Road), on Sunday, July 17, at 10am. A film will be shown and the filmmaker, Jeff Licence, will be talking about the film, '4224 - Making Place'. Jeff is a Gold Coast filmmaker, writer and digital media educator with 25 years' experience working in the media and education spheres.

The film is an exploration of the southern Gold Coast village of Tugun, focusing on the history, people and the cultural and social developments happening in the area.

All welcome. Cost $5. Phone Michael on 0417760160.

SOLACE

Solace is 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 Dr, Broadbeach. For info phone Betty 55807034.


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