Judith Weston with the Western Suburbs Red Cross branch president Merle Beresford and Annie Hall.
Judith Weston with the Western Suburbs Red Cross branch president Merle Beresford and Annie Hall.

Group guide: Brisbane


MAKE new friends. Come along any Tuesday between 9am-noon to the Community Centre, 19 Nerida Street, Rochedale. Members of a Senior Citizens Club play indoor bowls or are entertained with a concert on alternate Tuesdays. Tuition provided for new players and new members are most welcome. Phone Shirley on (07) 3209 1682.


WE WILL hold our Summer Orchid Show at The Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Toowong on Saturday, October 27 from 8.30am-3.30pm and Sunday, October 28 from 8.30am-3pm. Admire displays of beautiful orchids and browse the sales tables for a future prize winner of your own! Helpful growers always on hand to give advice. Watch orchid re-potting demonstrations.

Buy all your orchid growing needs at the trade tables. Light refreshments and craft for sale. Raffle of orchids and foliage drawn at 3pm Sunday (winner advised by phone). Entry: adults $4, children under 14 years free. Phone (07) 3865 5615 for more details.


GENERAL meetings of the held on the second Monday of each month with the next monthly meeting on October 8. Entry $2 to help cover hall hire costs at Ashgrove Bowls Club, Yoku Road, Ashgrove. The AVSQ Annual Show & Plant Sale will have the largest display in Queensland of African Violets and Gesneriads entered by members in our show competition. Mature plants, starter plants and leaves will be available for sale, as well as potting supplies and craft items. The AVSQ supports DebRA-Qld Organisation (cotton wool babies).

Raffles and printed information about growing African Violets will be available. Being held at the Auditorium of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha on Saturday, October 13 from 9am-4pm. Please note our opening and closing times are different this year and it is a one day show only. Cost is $4 and includes a cup of tea or coffee. Phone Vivianne Kay on (07) 3300 4130 or Althea Connor (07) 5497 8270 or email africanvioletsocietyqld @gmail.com.


ST HUGH'S Anglican Church, 105 Poinsettia Street, Inala, will be holding a cent auction on Saturday, November 3 from 2-4pm. Lots of good prizes. Entry cost $5 includes one free sheet of tickets and delicious afternoon tea. Extra sheets of tickets available at $1 each. Phone Margaret on (07) 3372 8302.


GET your feet moving again and keep your body fit, We welcome you at 50 Plus Centre held in the Brisbane City Hall, every Thursday morning from 10am-12.30pm for the small sum of $2. That includes morning tea at 11am. We dance old time, new vogue dances to well known bands played on CDs. Code II. Phone Marie D'Alton on (07) 3371 3707 for more.




MEETING on Wednesday, November 7 at the Arana Leagues Club, Dawson Pde, Keperra. Doors open at 10.30am for 11am meeting. Cost for the two-course lunch, tea or coffee is $27. This meeting is our last "Make, Bake and Grow" table for the year, so bring along all those Christmas goodies to be sold on the table. It is also our annual book sale where, for $5 a shopping bag, (you need to bring) you can get all your Christmas reading organised. Our guest speaker for November is Loretta Ryan, who has had a long and varied career in radio and television and now presents the Weekend show on the ABC. Our usual raffles will be available as will be our lucky door prizes. New members and guests are always welcome. Phone Carol on (07) 3355 5349 to book by November 5.


HEAR AND SAY: Guest speaker Dr Dimity Dornan AO (middle) with Chapel Hill VIEW Club members Prue Malcolm and Judy Nulty at their September luncheon.
HEAR AND SAY: Guest speaker Dr Dimity Dornan AO (middle) with Chapel Hill VIEW Club members Prue Malcolm and Judy Nulty at their September luncheon.


Chapel Hill

THE importance of hearing in the prevention of dementia was the clear message guest speaker, Dr Dimity Dornan AO, gave members at our September luncheon. Guests were urged to seek help if they were experiencing problems in this area. Dimity spoke as well about the success of work done with children by Hear & Say which she founded some 25 yeaHer presentation will showcase some of Queensland's iconic rail journeys, concession fares information and holiday experiences.Our speaker in October is Amanda Harvey, a Business Development Associate for Queensland Rail Travel. In November, we are off and racing and Fashions on the Fair will come to Chapel Hill. Phone Denise on 0409 261 488 or email chapelhillview @gmail.com.



THE month of October acknowledges Anti-Poverty Week from October 14-20. This month's guest speaker will be from Orange Sky, an organisation helping to positively connect people experiencing homelessness through free laundry, showers and social interaction. Meetings are held at the Jindalee Golf Club, with the next meeting on Monday, October 15 at 10.45am for an 11.15am start. Bookings essential. Cost $30 for two courses and tea/coffee. Phone Anne on 0418 878 129 by October 10. Our coffee morning will be held on October 27 at Perfect Blend Coffee Shop, Chapel Hill at 10am.


Lyn Masters, Kiani Smith and Caley Wilson from Logan VIEW club, recently attended the zone conference.
Lyn Masters, Kiani Smith and Caley Wilson from Logan VIEW club, recently attended the zone conference.



OUR ladies are urging the local community to support disadvantaged children and young people with their education by joining the club which sponsors three school children. We meet at 11am on the second Wednesday of the month at the Rec Club, Alba Lane (off Jacaranda Avenue), Kingston. Cost of $25 includes a two course lunch and a guest speaker. Proceeds from the day go to The Smith Family's Learning for Life program. Phone Pat on (07) 3804 6931 for further details.


Pine Rivers

OUR next luncheon meeting will be held on the Wednesday, October 10.30am for 11am start. It will be held at Murrumba Downs Tavern, Dohles Rockes Road. The guest speaker for October will be Michelle McLean from the Neighbourhood Centre. October is Poverty month and Michelle will be speaking about the work of the centre.

We have fun through friendship enjoyed our ladies at our luncheons, coffee mornings and outings. Our outing for September was a very interesting tour of the Ching Chung Taoist temple in Deagon. If you are interested in Attending a meeting or would like more information, phone Elizabeth on (07) 3886 4937 or Sandra (07) 3425 2738.


A happy group of VIEW Pine Rivers ladies enjoyed their temple tour recently.
A happy group of VIEW Pine Rivers ladies enjoyed their temple tour recently.


JDs 50 Plus Cinematographers holds two meetings per month, the first and fourth Tuesdays, 9.30am- 12.30pm at the 50 Plus Centre in the Brisbane City Hall. $2 per day. Learn how to use Linux and Windows. Code II. Phone John D'Alton week- days (not from 12-2pm), phone (07) 3371 3707 or email jcdalton@paradox.com.au.


COLIN Phillips will be the guest speaker at our next meeting held on November 1 at the Enoggera Memorial Hall, Trundle Street, Enoggera. He will talk about Gardening for Busy People. These days families are engaged with so many activities and what Colin has to impart should help ease the pressure time wise, if gardening is involved. The meeting commences after morning tea served at 9.45am. All welcome. Close to public transport. Phone president Pat on (07) 3356 1256.




WE EXTEND an invitation to seniors to attend local meetings on second Tuesday of every month with bus trips are on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Our Melbourne Cup luncheon is on November 6. Normal meeting on November 13 and the guest speaker at this meeting is from Charity Home Care. The Christmas luncheon is on December 4 and some of us will attend the "Lord Mayors Concert" on December 7. We will not be having bus trip in October due to the busy time ahead. We always welcome new and prospective members and we meet at The Carina Bowls Club, Stanley Road, Carina. There is parking in the car park adjacent to the club. Phone Maureen on (07) 3398 4236 or Eddie (07) 3395 3337.



WITH the year drawing to a close, our last bus trip will be on Wednesday, November 14. To coincide with the 100 year celebration of the end of World War I, we are visiting the Mudgeeraba Light Horse Museum, followed by lunch at Currumbin RSL. Our last social Event for 2018 will be the Christmas break-up lunch at Newnham Hotel on December 10. Meetings are held on fourth Monday of the month at the Newnham Hotel from 10.30am with morning tea available beforehand. Phone Jill on (07) 3272 8210 or Bev (07) 3341 4170.


MEMBERS of the Branch baked for days to ensure the success of their cake stall at Bunnings Oxley. This year, the farmers were the beneficiaries of their efforts. At the end of the day, over $2500 had been raised, added to an earlier $2000 donation to the Farmer's Appeal, means that this year $4500 in total has been sent to Red Cross from our branch. Well done Annie and your team of bakers! If you wish to be a part of a team that helps others in a small but important way, join us on November 5 at 9.30am for morning tea and meeting in the Kenmore Village Library.



Pine Rivers

WE WILL hold their monthly Social and Information Day on Friday, October 19 at Bray Hall, corner Cooke and O'Loan Streets, Petrie, gathering at 9am for a 9.30am start, finishing at 11.30am. This morning will feature our ever popular Fashion Parade with our members being the models. The clothes and accessories from Fashion on the Go will be on sale afterwards. In a new twist, we have three male members modelling smart casual outfits from Lowes Menswear, Strathpine. These clothes will not be for sale afterwards. To accommodate the mens' Fashion Parade, the morning will start earlier at 9am. Free admission - members and visitors are most welcome. Morning tea is available for a gold coin donation and there is always a raffle. Phone the U3A Kallangur Centre on (07) 3880 6677, call in at 1480 Anzac Avenue, Kallangur or go to u3apinerivers.org.au.



WE MEET on the third Friday of the month at The Lion, Pine Road, Richlands at 10.30am. Date claimers for the next two meetings are October 12 and November 16. For more, phone president Leonie 0427 846 057 or activities officer Les on 0466 377 618. Register your interest, email fl50plusc@gmail.com.


WE MEET at the Redcliffe RSL, Irene Street on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 10.30am. After a short period of club business we enjoy a morning tea which is followed by a guest speaker covering a wide range of interesting subjects. Our members enjoy a variety of interesting activities including regular bus trips, dine-outs and coffee mornings. We are always seeking to welcome new members from retired men and women of Redcliffe and surrounding areas. Phone Ray on (07) 320 2611.


THE Association of Independent Retirees, North Brisbane Branch, are a national group of self minded retirees who are fully or partial self funded meeting every third Friday at the OES Hall, 2 Boland Street, Kedron. This is our social meeting where we have regular guest speakers discussing matters of health and those affecting our finances. There's various social events and bus trips held during the year for a day with morning tea and lunch at a venue in the country. We start at 9.30am and break for morning tea and biccies. Visitors interested in joining are welcome and the only cost apart from annual membership fees if joining is the cost for tea and nibblies. Phone (07) 3881 1820 or (07) 3351 4126 prior to 5pm or email sitram@powerup.com.au.


EVERY Tuesday in October from 6pm-8pm at the Gaythorne Bowls Club, 18 Prospect Road, Mitchelton. Learn how to roll the bowls, take grass and get the winning bowls beside the jack. This is a gold event suitable for seniors. Free, but bookings essential. Phone (07) 3355 2048 or 0413 458 299. Flat-soled enclosed footwear.


NEXT meeting on Tuesday, October 9 at the Wynnum RSL at 10.30am. The club is for anyone who would like to know more about their computers, laptops, tablets and phones and is run by volunteers. You can join the club, on the day, for an annual membership fee of $10. Irrespective of the type or duration of a class they only cost $10. Phone Lavina on 0411 806 154 or go to wroccs.org.au.



Chelmer and District

WE MEET at the Croll Memorial Precinct, 2 Clewley Street, Corinda on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 9.45am with a friendly chat over morning tea, followed by a guest speaker covering a wide and interesting range of topics. Members also get together for regular outings, a garden group, a walking group and other activities. Phone Kathy on (07) 3379 7237.


President of Wavell Probus Jill Heiniger (left) with Bob Walker from the Office of Fair Trading.
President of Wavell Probus Jill Heiniger (left) with Bob Walker from the Office of Fair Trading.



COME and join us at our monthly meetings with a guest speaker, local day tours, picnics and theatre outings are part of the club's activities. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 10am at Geebung RSL Club. Bus and rail transport are virtually at the door and there is adequate parking. Phone Bev Worthington on (07) 3359 2056 or Kay Davidson (07) 3263 8072.

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