SPECIAL EVENT: In celebration of Queensland Women's Week 2019, the Member for Stretton, Duncan Pegg, hosted a special event in Stretton. Three members of the Sunnybank Evening VIEW Club joined Di Farmer, Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence.
SPECIAL EVENT: In celebration of Queensland Women's Week 2019, the Member for Stretton, Duncan Pegg, hosted a special event in Stretton. Three members of the Sunnybank Evening VIEW Club joined Di Farmer, Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence.

Group guide: Brisbane


Chelmer and District

WE MEET at the Croll Memorial Precinct, 2 Clewley St, Corinda (opposite Sherwood Services Club) on the fourth Tuesday of the month (except December) at 9.45am. We have our monthly meeting then 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, theatre visits, a book swap and other activities.

We welcome retired men and women from Chelmer to Oxley and all surrounding suburbs who wish to join in the fun, friendship and fellowship of Probus.

Phone Kathy on 0408 735 823 for details.


OUR club meets at 10am at the Magpies AFL club in Chelmer St East, Chelmer where there is plenty of parking. We have a short meeting followed by a lovely morning tea, then an interesting speaker. We finish about noon when some of us may have lunch at the club. We do tours by coach and sometimes extended tours to places of interest. There are many independent groups run by volunteers such as theatre, dinner, lunch, mah jong, scrabble and book groups. We have vacancies for new members, both men and women.

Phone Pam on 07 3375 4698 or Pat on 07 3372 7525.


WE HAVE changed venue after 18 great years at the Wynnum RSL. This is a major change for us as it is a new home for our meetings. Since 2002 we have held our WROCCS meetings at the Wynnum RSL. We are now moving our monthly meetings to the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club. We appreciated our time at the RSL but now it's time for us to move on. WROCCS Inc - Wynnum Region Organisation Computing Club for Seniors.

We are a non-profit community service club of computer users for seniors over the age of 50.

Go to wroccs.org.au for the official site.

The winner of the Queensland Council of Garden Club competition last year was Northern District Horticultural Society, pictured here receiving the Award.
The winner of the Queensland Council of Garden Club competition last year was Northern District Horticultural Society, pictured here receiving the Award.


THE Queensland Council of Garden Clubs is the umbrella organisation of over 120 garden clubs in Queensland from Cairns in the North down to Tweed Heads in the south. A Garden A Fair will be held at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Toowong on Saturday, April 6 from 10am-3.30pm and on Sunday, April 7 from 9am-3pm. There will be many competition sections to view including: floral art, cut flowers and foliage, beautiful plants in containers including dahlias, roses, orchids, bromeliads and ferns, home grown produce and a club competition. We will have a fabulous raffle with many prizes, delicious refreshments to sustain you through the day and stalls with crafts and plants to purchase. There will be many club members to answer your questions and give information about joining a garden club. Plenty of free parking. Entry: $3; children free.

Phone publicity officer Elizabeth on 0412 755 500 or go to qcgc.net.


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 CC.

Phone Marie D'Alton on 07 3371 3707.


A WONDERFUL display of flowering orchid plants, ferns and foliage plants (eftpos available in plant sales), floral arrangements and all orchid growing requirements on sale. Potting demonstrations and cultural advice and light refreshments available. Aiding the Aspley Special School. On at the Community Hall, 179 Edinburgh Castle Rd, Wavell Heights on Saturday, May 11 from 8am-4pm. Entry $4. U16 free.

Phone Jan Patterson on 07 3269 7537 or 0402 252 264, email aspley@y7mail.com or go to aspleyorchidsociety.com.


WE WILL be holding our next General Meeting on Tuesday, April 9 upstairs at the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club 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. We offer classes that can be up to four weeks of two hours per week or some of lesser duration.

We are continuing with our popular "one-on-one” sessions, where a member has one-on-one learning with a specific coach for an hour, who happens to teach a subject selected by the member. Irrespective of the type or duration of a class they only cost $10. Our classes can commence from a very basic level so don't be afraid to make a start.

Phone Lavina on 0411 806 154 or go to wroccs.org.au.


A SELF-HELP group for emotional wellness following the 12-step program that meets every Wednesday from 10-11.30am at the Hub Neighbourhood Centre, 76 Corsair Ave, Inala.

Phone Scherelle on 0403 821 152.


WE INVITE interested members of the public to hear a talk entitled Duty Nobly Done by author Adam Holloway - an extraordinary true story of 11 young Australian men from one extended family and their experiences in a great adventure that would change their lives - the Great War. On Sunday, May 5 at 2.30pm at the Meeting Room of Nundah Library. Access is via Primrose Lane off Boyd St, Nundah.

Phone 07 3260 6703 or email nundahhistoricalsoc @bigpond.com. Afternoon tea will be provided. Free community event.


COME along to Keperra Baptist Church, 980 Samford Rd on Saturday, April 6 between 7am-2pm to find some great bargains on a large variety of pre-loved but good- quality books and other items. There will also be a selection of beautiful handmade art prints in a range of sizes to inspire and uplift you, as well as plants, delicious goodies and a barbecue lunch for sale. But before the day... donations are needed - you can drop off any books and other small items (CDs, DVDs, puzzles etc) in the breezeway outside the kitchen of Keperra Baptist Church. Items must be clearly marked for Denise Greenstreet. Donations will be accepted up until 5pm on Tuesday, April 2.

If pick-up of donations is required (local only) phone Katrina Axtell on 0409 726 563.

GREAT DAY OUT: Some of the Forest Lake Fifty Plus club members at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research at the RBH.
GREAT DAY OUT: Some of the Forest Lake Fifty Plus club members at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research at the RBH.


OUR March day trip was to QIMR Berghofer Medical Research at RBH and lunch at the Breakfast Creek Hotel. 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 April 12 and May 17.

For more information on the club and its activities, please phone Leonie (president) on 0427 846 057 or Les (activities officer) on 0466 377 618 to register your interest, email fl50plusc@gmail.com. New members welcome.

INSPIRING STUDENT: Jessica Ford a Smith Family sponsored student and 'Care to Achieve' Program recipient with Josh Acason, the Tertiary Programs Coordinator from TSF.
INSPIRING STUDENT: Jessica Ford a Smith Family sponsored student and 'Care to Achieve' Program recipient with Josh Acason, the Tertiary Programs Coordinator from TSF.


EXHIBITION on display at the Army Museum South Queensland, the Aftermath of WWI was launched at Victoria Barracks in Brisbane on March 1. Special guests included LT COL Kon Iliadis, Executive Officer of the Australian Army History Unit from Headquarters in Canberra. WWI changed the world politically, economically and culturally. Nations worldwide were plunged into financial stress.

Empires ended and new countries were established. Millions of lives were lost, nations grieved and monuments and memorials were built. This exhibition shows the incredible artefacts and history of the aftermath of WWI and a world changed forever.


THE Association of Independent Retirees North Brisbane Branch of a national group of retirees, are fully or partial self funded and meet every third Friday at the OES Hall, 2 Boland St, Kedron (just off Kitchener Rd). This is our normal social meeting where we have regular guest speakers discussing matters of interest to our members and various social events as our bus trips, guest speakers are normally well listened to. We start around 9.30am and normally finishing around noon for our meetings and break for morning tea and bickies. Visitors interested in joining are welcome and the only cost apart from annual membership fees if joining is the cost for tea and nibbles. We also have a Finance Discussion Group that meets on the second Friday at Chermside. Visitors are welcome for a initial visit once, other wise its members only, we do not give financial advice.

Phone 07 3881 1820 or 07 3351 4126 prior to 5pm or email sitram@powerup.com.au.


IN HONOUR of our local service men and women, Samford Museum will hold a day of commemoration for all the family commencing at 9am-1pm on Thursday, April 25 with free admission. Samford Community Choir will lead a war-time sing-along. An Anzac themed treasure hunt will have children searching for answers. Also remembering the Comforts Funds. Family and local history research enquiries welcome. Light refreshments, billy tea and damper, Anzac biscuits and a sausage sizzle available.

Phone Geoff on 0417 610 983 or email info@samford museum.com.au.


WE WILL be hosting a free talk (no entrance fee) by Phil Ryan of Brisbane Organic Growers Inc. All things gardening and organic. Lots of well-priced samples will be brought by Phil, for sale. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 18 in the OES Hall (a brick hall, rented by Stafford Garden Club) on the corner of Kitchener Road and Bohland St, Kedron. Arrive at 9.30am for a friendly free cuppa and plant sales. Meeting starts at 10am.


JAMES Herbst from Rocky Point Mulching is the guest speaker at the meeting of the Mitchelton and Districts Garden Club on May 2 at the Enoggera Memorial Hall. He will talk about various mulches and products to condition the soil, and plant nutrients. The meeting commences after morning tea which is served at 9.45am and visitors and new members are most welcome. The hall is situated at the junction of Trundle and Wardell Streets, is wheel chair accessible and close to public transport.

Phone Pat, the president on 07 3356 1256.


OUR March guest speakers were Miranda Hendra and Gaye from Belmont Hospital who spoke on problems during old age. Many of us were pleased to know we did not have dementia and our occasional forgetfulness was normal. We all felt relieved. Fifty seven of our members are looking forward to a bus trip to Crows Nest and surroundings on March 26. We will be travelling on the partially completed Toowoomba By Pass Road.

Many of us will attend QPAC on May 1 for Seniors Moments. This should be an enjoyable day as we can now see the other side of old age. We meet on second Tuesday of every month (except January and December). Bus Trips are on fourth Tuesday of every month (except Jan & Dec or if our proposed outing destination is not available on a Tuesday). We meet at Carina Bowls Club Stanley Rd. Carina. Visitors are always welcome at our friendly club. Parking is available.

Phone Maureen 07 3398 4236 or Eddie 07 3395 3337.


COME along to our Art & Craft Expo on Saturday, April 13 at the Clubrooms of 1 Edmond Street, Carina from 9am-2pm. Many items for sale, raffles and light refreshments available. Cost $5 admission.


THE popular annual sale of our lovely native plants will be held on Saturday, May 11 at Grovely TAFE (entry via Woking St) from 9am-3pm. Entry to the off-street parking and entry is free, and light refreshments will be on sale. A huge range of native plants, from popular favourites to unusual and rare plants will be available in sizes ranging from tubes to advanced plants. Expert advice is available from the growers and members of Native Plants Qld, on plant selection and care. Plants for all situations are available from forests to rockeries to waterwise and many are not in commercial nurseries.

There are free flyers with information on a variety of plants such as bird and butterfly-attracting and plants for containers or small gardens, and books on native plants are for sale. Come and find a favourite or two and discover the wonderful variety of native plants.


STEP it out in style - meet inside the centre at Scuzi Caffe, Westfield Chermside, cnr Gympie & Hamilton Rds at 7.30am (30-45 mins) every Tuesday morning. Plenty of parking.

Register now, go to walking.heart foundation.org.au/ walking/group/ westfield-chermside or phone Anna on 0434 320 036.



OUR next meeting is on Wednesday, May 1 at 10.30am for 11am start at the Arana Leagues Club, Dawson Parade, Keperra. The cost is $30 for the two course lunch and tea and coffee. Our Guest Speaker will be Heather Turner from the Brisbane Mission to Seaman. Her talk is certain to be an interesting insight into the workings of the Mission. We will have our regular lucky door and raffle prizes, the proceeds of which go to supporting our Smith Family Leaning for Life Students.

Phone Carol on 07 3355 5349 by noon on Monday, April 29 if attending. New members are always welcome.

Brendale Evening

Our VIEW club has just celebrated its 20th birthday with a fabulous 'A Formal Affair' themed dinner. As a club we support The Smith Family by sponsoring disadvantaged children through the Learning for Life programme and by contributing to the various appeals. Visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings, make some new friends and enjoy a two course dinner while listening to an interesting guest speaker. Our members also enjoy coffee mornings, social activities and fundraising events. Upcoming guest speakers include those from Angel Flight, Orange Sky and "Your Life Talks”. Dinner meetings are at Wantima Country Club.

Please email brendale.view@gmail.com or phone Suzanne on 07 3325 4182.

Centenary Evening

A BRISBANE author will be the guest speaker at our May meeting. Under the Lino is a Brisbane-based community research project revolving around three 1940/1950 bankbooks that Brisbane writer, Caylie Jeffery, found under the lino flooring of her 1912 Queenslander in Milton. Ladies of the Western Suburbs are invited to attend to hear this interesting speaker.

This dinner meeting will be held on May 13 at McLeod Country Golf Club, 61 Gertrude McLeod Crescent, Middle Park. We meet at 6.30pm for 7pm and finish the meeting around 9.30pm. The cost is $35 and bookings are essential.

To book, phone Di on 0408 725 542 by midday Friday before.

Read more about VIEW Clubs in general at view.org.au and while there you can link to information and photographs concerning our club. We also have a Facebook page where you can get more information about our activities. Email on centenaryeveview @gmail.com. Apart from all the social activities in which our members get enthusiastically involved, we have a serious purpose of raising funds for The Smith Family'sLearning for Life Program. This program helps disadvantaged Australian families with the cost of educating their children.

Kenmore VIEW Club 2019 Committee members.
Kenmore VIEW Club 2019 Committee members.


CONGRATULATIONS to our members who have been elected to the committee for 2019. We look forward to a year of friendship, fun and lots of wonderful activities as we continue to support our 8 Learning for Life students to receive a good education and realise their aspirations and goals. We enjoyed our first Coffee & Chat morning and welcomed seven new members. Recently, we enjoyed a Crazy Whist morning with Chapel Hill VIEW which was a lot of fun. If you are new to the area and looking to make new friends then VIEW is for you! We meet on the third Monday of the month at Bellbowrie Tavern at 10.45am for a 11.15am start, enjoy lunch and have an interesting guest speaker.

Bookings are essential with Jean on 0409 268 646. Our April guest speaker is our VIEW National Councillor, Lyn Masters, who will update us on VIEW and our upcoming 60th birthday as well as the work of The Smith Family. Visitors and friends are always welcome as are new members


Come along to our monthly meeting and find out what VIEW is all about. Fun and friendship, meet new people; while raising money to support disadvantaged Australian children from Prep through to tertiary education, to realise their potential. Our club sponsors three children on the Learning for Life Program. The theme for VIEW clubs in 2019 is: "make connections, make a difference”.

Monthly meetings are at 11am on the second Wednesday of each month. Next meeting is Wednesday, April 10 at the Rec Club, Alba Lane off Jacaranda Ave, Kingston. Cost: $25 includes two-course lunch and a guest speaker. Proceeds for the day go to The Smith Family's Learning for Life Program.

Phone Cheryl on 07 3711 9146 for further details or go to view.org.au.

NEW TEAM: Pictured is the 2019 Logan VIEW Club committee, including president Cheryl Dangerfield.
NEW TEAM: Pictured is the 2019 Logan VIEW Club committee, including president Cheryl Dangerfield.


WE HOLD lunchtime meetings of the fourth Tuesday of the month at 10.30am for a 11am start at Gaythorne RSL club. We would like to welcome you as a visitor to our lunch meetings ($25 for a two course lunch) and perhaps become a member of our club. If you wish to know more about our club and also join us for lunch, phone Estelle on 07 3356 7598.

Pine Rivers

THE guest speaker for our April meeting was Lesley Hardacre from All Australian Travel. She informed us of the many tours available throughout Australia. Come along to our May luncheon meeting to make new friends, help disadvantage Australian children and hear from our very interesting guest speakers Craig Zonca and Loretta Ryan from the morning breakfast show on ABC radio. They are sure to entertain us.

The meeting is on May 15 at 10.30am for an 11am start. We meet at the Murrumba Downs Tavern on Dohles Rocks Rd. Phone Elizabeth 07 3886 4937 or Sandra 07 3880 9965.

Redcliffe Peninsula

MARCH 8 saw our members join with members of 14 VIEW Clubs from the Queensland area at Ridges in Brisbane to celebrate International Women's Day. National Councillor, Lyn Masters spoke on the theme 'Balance for Better', a call to action for driving gender balance across the word, recognition and acknowledgement of women's achievements. Among the speakers was Jessica Ford, a student from the 'Care to Achieve' Program. Jessica shared her story as a Smith Family sponsored student, declaring she could never have achieved what she has without the support of the Smith Family. Josh Acason, the Tertiary Programs Coordinator from TSF, stated it is so exciting to see Jessica breaking the stereotypes that have held women back for so long, and studying electrical and aerospace with a major in mechanical engineering.

If you would like to join our club and help support young students like Jessica, phone Anna Green on 0400 557 082 or email redcliffeview@gmail.com.

Sunnybank Evening

OUR next meeting will be held on Monday, May 6 at 6.30pm for 7pm at the Glen Hotel, Logan Road, Eight Mile Plains. Each month there are interesting guest speakers or entertainers. This is a great way to meet and make new friends. Visitors welcome. For inquiries and bookings phone, Pam on 07 3273 8419.


CINEMATOGRAPHERS are people who can make a short movie of your video and photos you have taken with your camera adding background music, your own voice announcements? Come to ourmeetings and learn how to do it. One can learn how to transfer data from VHS tapes to DVD/CD. We use Linux and Windows. We show/screen our movies on a big screen. Our group, JDs 50 Plus Cinematographers holds two meetings per month, the first and fourth Tuesdays, 9.30am to about 12.30pm at the 50 Plus Centre in the Brisbane City Hall which is quite central. $2 per day. Code CC. Morning cuppa, biscuits included for attendees.

Phone John D'Alton weekdays, but not between noon and 2pm on 07 3371 3707 or email at jcdalton@ paradox.com.au


AT OUR AGM the following were chosen to preside over our 25th anniversary year; Dave Livett President, Andrew McMicking Secretary, Kathleen Kelly Treasurer; Derek Nixon Smith, Carolyn Turton and Lois Stratford, committee members. Visitors and new members are always welcome at our library at Enoggera Memorial Hall in Trundle St which will be open on the Thursday before Easter and closed on Anzac Day.

Phone Dave on 07 3366 3191 or email dlivett@optusnet.com au.


BRISBANE North West branch's April meeting will be held on Sunday, April 14 at Gaythorne RSL commencing 10am; visitors and new members are welcome. After the meeting join your fellow members in the Bistro Bar for lunch. Phone Dave on 07 3366 3191.

The branch held its AGM in March and the incoming committee is Dave Livett President. Richard Chapman VP. Erroll Maloney Secretary; Rod Adamson Treasurer and John Coote Welfare Officer; Dave Livett will continue as press officer in the days leading up to Anzac Day (with the exception of the four days of Easter) look for our team outside Woolworths and Anaconda at Everton Park, as we collect for the branch welfare fund. We like to meet and chat with people; stop and say hello.

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