CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS: Members of the Western Suburbs Branch, Australian Red Cross at their Christmas Lunch. Join them as a new member at their first meeting in February.
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS: Members of the Western Suburbs Branch, Australian Red Cross at their Christmas Lunch. Join them as a new member at their first meeting in February.

Group guide: Brisbane

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TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY

FREE Taoist Tai Chi Open House at Level 1, 566 Lutwyche Road, Lutwyche on February 2, 2019 from 1pm to 2.30pm.

The Taoist Tai Chi Society of Australia is a volunteer, non-profit and charitable organisation, that promotes the health and well-being benefits of tai chi. At this free Open House you will see a demonstration of taoist tai chi and be given the opportunity to "have a go”. You will also receive information about how to become a member of the society and on beginner classes starting February 4, 2019.

Afternoon tea will be provided. Phone: 07 3357 5600 or email: brisbane@taoist.org.

Foundation members, Berenice Corvi and Margaret Morrow (club patron) cutting the Christmas Cake at the December meeting of the club.
Foundation members, Berenice Corvi and Margaret Morrow (club patron) cutting the Christmas Cake at the December meeting of the club.

MITCHELTON & DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB

THE November 2018 meeting was the beginning of this club's 55th year and the first 2019 meeting is on February 7 when Kath Stumer, the guest speaker, will talk about Zygo Cactus. There are vacancies for new members.

The club meets on the first Thursday of the calendar month, except January. Meetings commence after morning tea which is served at 9.45am. Visitors and new members are most welcome.

The venue, Enoggera Memorial Hall, Trundle St, Enoggera, is close to public transport and accessible by wheelchair.

For more information phone the president, Pat on 07 3356 1256.

FOREST LAKE FIFTY PLUS CLUB

OUR December activity was our club's Christmas Party, held at The Lion, Richlands.

The Forest Lake Fifty Plus Club meets on the third Friday of the month at The Lion, Pine Rd, Richlands at 10.30am.

Date claimers for the next two meetings are January 18 and our AGM on February 15. For more information on the club and its activities, please contact president, Leonie on 0427 846 057 or activities officer Les on 0466 377 618 to register your interest, email fl50plusc@gmail.com.

New members are always welcome.

Some of the festive AIR North side branch members who meet monthly at Kedron .
Some of the festive AIR North side branch members who meet monthly at Kedron .

ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT RETIREES

AIR North Side branch of our national group, meets monthly at Kedron. We are either fully or partial self funded trying to enhance our lifestyle socially or financially with special interest groups in our structure.

Our meetings are held normally on the third Friday of the month starting around 9.30am and finishing at noon.

Morning tea and bickies are provided for a small charge. We have guest speakers on most months.

Also have a finance discussion group meeting on each second Friday at Chermside for members, we do not give financial advice.

Bus trips are a very popular event, providing morning tea at a picnic spot and a super style lunch at a venue.

Our Kedron meetings are held at the OES Hall, 2 Boland St off Kitchener Rd. Off street parking is available.

For more, phone 07 3881 1820 or 07 3351 4126 prior to 5pm or email sitram@powerup.com.au.

VIEW CLUBS

Chapel Hill

EACH year Christmas carols set the tone for our lunch in December. 2018 was no exception. Members joined their Choir in a trip down memory lane with the singing of Christmas favourites including 'Christmas in the Air' and 'We need a little Christmas'.

It was a wonderful occasion for friendship and goodwill which was made extra special by hearing from each of the eight young students the Club is sponsoring as part of The Smith Family's Learning for Life Program.

As well there was a movie reprising the year that was that played during lunch, secret Santas, a lucky door prize, many raffles and a well-resourced Christmas Trading table.

No one left empty-handed and all left with a smile.

Jill Hillman-Marsh, Val Ceccato and Liz Thomas Ellis at the Chapel Hill VIEW Club Christmas lunch.
Jill Hillman-Marsh, Val Ceccato and Liz Thomas Ellis at the Chapel Hill VIEW Club Christmas lunch.

Logan

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 Ave), 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.

U3A PINE RIVERS

WE WILL hold our monthly Social and Information Day on Friday, January 18, at Kallangur Memorial Bowls Club, 1351 Anzac Ave, Kallangur, gathering at 9am for a 9.30am start, finishing at noon (please note the change to an air-conditioned venue for 2019).

This morning will feature members Vic and Julie Day who enjoyed a world cruise.

They will be sharing the highlights of their trip with a presentation.

Free admission - members and visitors welcome.

Morning tea is available for a gold coin donation and there is always a raffle.

For further information, phone the U3A Kallangur Centre on 07 3880 6677, call in at 1480 Anzac Ave, Kallangur during opening hours - Monday to Friday - 9am-noon or go to u3apinerivers org.au.

Seniors can enquire about membership at the meeting.

Some of the Forest Lake Fifty Plus club members celebrating at their Christmas Party at The Lion, Richlands.
Some of the Forest Lake Fifty Plus club members celebrating at their Christmas Party at The Lion, Richlands.

PROBUS CLUBS

Forest Lake

OUR Christmas Party which was held on Tuesday, December 1,1 at The Lion, Richlands. Because of the effort put into the planning of this function by our Activities Officer, Lyn, it was voted by some of our members as the best Christmas Party yet.

We have to thank the Premier of Qld, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Federal MP Milton Dick, and Councillor for Forest Lake, Councillor Charles Strunk, for their kind donations to this function which mades it affordable for all our members.

We were joined by Councillor Charles Strunk and Susan Bourne from the Premier's office.

We were entertained by the "Borrel Boomers”,

A Capella Trio singing songs that were very familiar to our age group.

All proceeds from this trio is given to charity. Next year we have quite a lot planned for Forest Lake Probus - from great outings to interesting guest speakers.

I'm aware some of you retired or semi-retired ladies and gents have thought about coming to one of our meetings. Phone Barbara on 0422 817 924 or our Membership Officer, Ellen, on 07 3879 7784.

I'm pretty sure you will be pleased and we will be very happy to welcome you.

So please start the new year with fun, friendship and fellowship.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, January 8, at the Uniting Church Complex, 528 Waterford Rd, Ellen Grove at 10am.

Stafford Inc.

WE ARE seeking new members.

If you are no longer working full-time or have recently retired, this is an opportunity for couples, gents and/or ladies to meet other retirees for friendship, fun and food. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month from 9.30am at Gaythorne Bowls Club, 18 Prospect Rd, Gaythorne.

The next meeting is on Thursday, February 7.

The club hosts a wide variety of other activities. Future events include day trips, lunches, theatre performances.

Phone Joan on 07 3630 5453.

AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS

Western Suburbs

DECEMBER was a time for members to celebrate another successful year of fundraising with a Christmas lunch at Women's College.

No fund raising this time, just a time for friendship and goodwill. Members look forward to another successful year in 2019 and welcome new members.

Join us on the February 4 (first meeting of the year) at 9.30am in the Kenmore Village Library; help us help others in small but important ways.

Carol Harch with her mother Vera Scheiwe at Laidley Aged Care.
Carol Harch with her mother Vera Scheiwe at Laidley Aged Care.

LAIDLEY AGED CARE

A LAIDLEY aged care community partly funded by money raised from door knocks, lamington drives and sales of locally grown crops celebrated five decades of caring for local seniors last week.

Carinity Karinya Place turned 50 on November 30, with residents, family members and present and former staff celebrating the milestone with morning tea.

A birthday cake was cut by Joy Mutzelburg, the first matron of the nursing home, and Bobby Curtis, who has lived at Carinity Karinya Place since 2001. An initiative of Laidley Baptist Church, the aged care community was built at a cost of $83,000 and accommodated 14 residents when it opened in 1968.

More than $26,000 for the project was raised from street stalls, lamington drives, fundraising concerts and marathon walks organised by church members over four years.

Volunteers also sought donations while doing door knocks around the streets and farms of Laidley, Gatton, Helidon, Rosewood, Esk, Toogoolawah and Kilcoy, while church members who were farmers grew crops for the appeal.

The church's fundraising supplied 30 per cent of funds for construction of the Karinya building, with 60 per cent contributed by the Federal Government. Karinya - the Indigenous word for "happy home” - was officially opened on November 30, 1968, by the then Queensland Deputy Premier, Gordon Chalk.

I would like to exend my personal thanks to everyone who has contributed their community notes, your contribution to sharing and caring adds a special dimension to our publication. -

Regards, Gail

Gail Forrer,

Seniors Newspapers

Group Editor.


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