HOPPY EASTER: Happy members of the Pine Rivers VIEW Club have a chat before their Easter lunch.
HOPPY EASTER: Happy members of the Pine Rivers VIEW Club have a chat before their Easter lunch.

Group guide: Brisbane


AT THE end of April we were saddened by the passing of our life member Olive Barlow, who lived in the Enoggera area for most of her ninety-plus years and along with her dedication to the Guide movement, was an active member of EDHS almost since its inception. Great changes occurred during Olive's lifetime and she kept abreast with all of them. A meticulous record keeper she was the personification of an era past without ever losing sight of the present. May begins for us with an appearance at BCC Marchant Ward's annual Lanham Park fair on May 4. We have attended this event for almost as long as it was first introduced in the early 2000s and regard it as an enjoyable event not to be missed. We thank the organising committee for allowing us to take part.

The society's historical photographic and manuscript collection is yours to inspect and use for research each Thursday between 9am and 1pm or at other times by arrangement. Community groups wishing to visit us should ring the number below or refer to our website or Facebook page. EDHS provides guest speakers and gladly attends school, church and other fetes. Visitors and new members are always welcome at our library in Enoggera Memorial Hall, Trundle Street which has welcomed generations of residents of Enoggera and districts through depression war and continual social change for a century.

For details, phone Dave on (07) 3366 3191 or email dlivett@optusnet.com.au.


THE association caters for the welfare and benefit of Australian 'nashos' who served in either of the two schemes operating between 1951 and 1973 and the wives/widows thereof. Conscripts who served for countries other than Australia are welcome as associate members. To apply for both service medals to which Australian nashos are entitled; to locate a branch near you or to discover the benefits of membership, phone (07) 3324 1277 or go to nashoqld.org.au.

The Brisbane North West branch meets on the third Sunday of each month. The next is on May 19 from 10.15am at Gaythorne RSL. Visitors and new members are welcome. After the meeting join your fellow members in the bistro bar for lunch. For further details on Brisbane North West branch phone Dave on (07) 3366 3191.

Thank you to all those who stopped by our stalls outside Woolworths and Anaconda at Everton Park and thank you to the managements of both for letting us be there.


Pine Rivers

WE HOLD our monthly social and information meeting on May 17 at the Kallangur Memorial Bowls Club, 1351 Anzac Avenue, Kallangur, gathering at 9.30am for a 10am start, finishing at 11.30am approximately. Our guest speaker will be Ms Betty Vann, who has over 40 years' experience with POWERtalk International. POWERtalk Australia is a part of a worldwide network of clubs consisting of people who wish to develop greater confidence in speaking and leadership.

Betty is a polished speaker having won numerous state championships and been runner up in National events. Betty will be entertaining us with her humorous talk on "Men Behaving Badly (men in retirement)”. Free admission for active seniors in retirement. Morning tea and a raffle are available and a chance to make membership inquiries and book and pay for coach trips and theatre productions.

For details, phone the U3A Centre - Kallangur on (07) 3880 6677 Monday to Friday 9am-noon.


EIGHT Mile Plains State School 1869-2019 - Past students, staff and community are invited to come and join the fun and catch up with friends at the Celebration Carnival. When: August 24 at 480 Underwood Rd, Eight Mile Plains from 10am-4pm. Details are on the website, go to 150years.wixsite.com/ empss150 and on Facebook: Eight Mile Plains State School 150 years facebook.com/ empss150years. Anniversary Book and Memorabilia order forms are available on the website.

For details email Veronica: empss150years@gmail.com or phone the school on (07) 3340 6333.



WE WELCOME active retired and semi-retired singles or couples as new members who are interested in fun, friendship and fellowship. The guest speaker for April 2019 at the Wavell Probus Club was Dr Robyn Massie, PHD. Robyn spoke in regard to hearing loss. She indicated this was an issue for all age groups, but it is definitely more prevalent in the seniors age group. Damage to the ears can be caused by excess noise and physical damage. Some damage can also be due to the working environment. Robyn suggested any person who notices they have a loss of hearing should have a test to clarify their situation. Technology has advanced significantly in recent years and several different solutions are now available. 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 are adequate car parking facilities.

For details, phone Bev Worthington on (07) 3359 2056 or Kay Davidson (07) 3263 8072.


WE INVITE interested members of the public to hear a talk entitled "City in Masks: How Brisbane fought the Spanish Flu” by author Matthew Wengert. Matthew will tell the wider story of Brisbane's worst natural disaster, and how the Nundah Women's Emergency Corp was one of the prominent anti-epidemic organisations that fought the Flu 100 hundred years ago. On June 2 from 2.30pm at the Nundah Library Meeting Room, access via Primrose Lane, Nundah.

Cost: free event with afternoon tea provided.

RSVP: phone (07) 3260 6703 or email nundahhistoricalsoc@bigpond.com.


FINDING your family: a beginners course in research. Presenter/s: QFHS Tutors. We invite you to come and join us on Monday, July 15 then weekly for six weeks. Start time is 10.30am-noon. Cost: $55 members and $80 non-members (see inclusions). Register online: qfhs.org.au/. This six week course will be very comprehensive for someone wanting to start researching their family history, but unsure of the process. Content will include home sources, organisation, BDM certificates, archives, libraries, newspapers, overseas research and much more. Registrations will be limited to 15 people. The cost includes: The book Where do I start?: a brief guide to researching your family in Australia and New Zealand by Shauna Hicks 2nd Edition (RRP $25).

For non-members, complimentary use of the QFHS Library and Resource Centre for the term of the course. Please note: This is a daytime course.



WE WILL meet on June 5 at the Arana Leagues Club, Dawson Parade. Doors open at 10.30am and the meeting starts at 11am, followed by a two-course lunch and tea and coffee. Cost is $30. There will be our usual lucky door and raffle prizes to support our Learning for Life students. The guest speaker for the day will be Brian Collis from Angel Flight, who will no doubt provide an interesting insight into this wonderful organisation that assists so many. June is also another of our "Make, Bake and Grow” tables, so please bring along items to sell. Phone Carol on (07) 3355 5349 by noon on Monday, June 3 if you wish to attend. New members are always welcome.

Centenary Evening

MEMBERS are always keen to spread the word about the worthwhile activities that their club undertakes - especially when these activities are conducted in an atmosphere of fun, fellowship and friendship. We are proud supporters of The Smith Family's Learning for Life program which supports Australian children with their educational needs. You may have seen us late last year at Orion Central Shopping Centre demonstrating our gift wrapping skills in order to boost our fundraising. More recently we have participated in the special days at Rocklea and Oxley Bunnings Warehouses which were directed towards raising awareness of community clubs and their contributions. We meet on the second Monday of the month at Gertrude McLeod Country Golf Club, 61 Gertrude McLeod Crescent, Middle Park. Our usual format includes informal socialising, formal meeting, dinner, guest speaker and drawing of raffles. Apart from these dinners, there is a wide range of activities held throughout each month for members' enjoyment. We realise that it takes a degree of bravery to visit a new club and so we encourage ladies "to give us a go” and try us out by attending a dinner meeting or a coffee and chat morning. You can find out the details of our next coffee morning on our Facebook page. Our June dinner meeting will be held on June 10 . We meet at 6.30pm for 7pm and usually finish by 9pm. For catering purposes we need to know numbers by midday on the Friday before a dinner meeting.

Phone Di on 0408 725 542. She will be able to tell you more about our club and answer any questions. The cost of the dinner is $35. 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.

We can be contacted by email on centenaryeveview@gmail.com.

Chapel Hill

JOIN us on May 7 for lunch featuring guest speaker Giulio Saggin former news photographer and photo editor for ABC News Online telling The Story Behind the Photo. Mark June 4 in your diary for lunch with Elizabeth Jeffs, author of 17 Browning Street and now writing a book about Brisbane's role as a garrison town during the heady days of World War II. Chapel Hill VIEW Club caters for many interests, with a very active daytime choir and monthly meetings of bridge, canasta and mahjong groups. Lunchtime meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month 10.45am for 11.30am start at Mt Ommaney Hotel and Apartments, Dandenong Road (off Centenary Highway) Mt Ommaney. Visitors are always made very welcome.

Phone Denise on 0409 261 488 if you would like to attend or email the club at chapelhillview @gmail.com.

Enjoy lunch with us for a couple of months to see if our club suits you and to learn about VIEW Clubs' important role in supporting the education needs of disadvantaged Australian children.

WITH THANKS: Chapel Hill VIEW Club members Aileen O'Gorman, President Robyn Frost, Pat Needham and Jill Hillman-Marks at  Kenmore Library.
WITH THANKS: Chapel Hill VIEW Club members Aileen O'Gorman, President Robyn Frost, Pat Needham and Jill Hillman-Marks at Kenmore Library.


OUR May lunch meeting will be held on May 20 at the Bellbowrie Tavern, Moggill Road, Bellbowrie at 11.15am sharp. The guest speaker will be award winning lawyer, Brian Hird, from CRH Lawyers. Brian will be speaking about estate planning, a very important and relevant topic. Bookings are essential and members of the public are welcome. Contact Jean on 0409 268 646 or jean.russclarke @bigpond.com. In May, we are working together with Chapel Hill and Centenary Evening VIEW clubs to provide a beautiful craft /cake/ and preserves stall at Bunnings at Rocklea on Saturday, May 25 between 8am-4pm. May Coffee and Chat has been moved forward a week to Saturday, June 1 and will be back at Perfect Blend in Fleming Road, Chapel Hill. Our main activity in in May will be a cruise on the MV Neptune cruising the sights of Brisbane for 1.5 hours. This includes lunch at the Breakfast Creek Hotel. Cost $55. Bookings essential.

Contact Jean as per above details. Joining VIEW is a great way to get to know your local community, meet and make new friends as well as supporting The Smith Family to educate disadvantaged children.

Moreton Bay

WE MEET for lunch on the second Thursday of the month at the Redlands Sporting Club at Wellington Point at 11am. We are a fun and friendship club for women with regular outings and coffee mornings. Any money raised goes to benefit the Smith Family's Learning for Life program. If you would like to make new fiends why not come along?

Phone Barb on (07) 3396 3865 or Anne (07) 3286 9650.

Pine Rivers

THIS month our ladies had a wonderful outing to the Old Petrie Town museum with morning tea at the Rock and Roll cafe. This was one of the many fun outings we hold throughout the year. Each month we have a luncheon meeting usually with a guest speaker. Our very interesting guest speakers for May will be Craig Zonca and Loretta Ryan from the morning breakfast show on ABC Radio. They are sure to entertain us. We would love for you to join our club. VIEW is the only national women's organisation solely focused on supporting and advocating for the education of young disadvantaged Australians. It is a non-religious and non-political organisation. Our next meeting will be at the Murrumba Downs Tavern on May 15, 10.30am for an 11am start.

For the price of lunch, come along and meet us and see if you would like to become a member.

Phone Elizabeth (07) 3886 4937 or Sandra (07) 3880 9965 for details or to book your seat for lunch.

Redcliffe Peninsula

WE WOULD love to welcome new members to our friendly group. VIEW Clubs throughout Australia promote the Education, Interests and Views of Women and support students in need, ranging from Primary to University through the Smith Family's 'Learning for Life Program'.

The Redcliffe Peninsula VIEW Club meets on the second Thursday of each month, at the Moreton Bay Boat Club, Bird O'Passage Parade, Scarborough, 10.30am for an 11am start. If you would like to join us and help make a difference to the education and lives of under-privileged students, please phone Anna Green on 0400 557 082 or email redcliffeview@gmail.com.


ON MARCH 20 our branch members and friends braved the extreme heat for a nostalgic visit to the Brisbane Tramway Museum at Ferny Grove. All enjoyed several tram rides and the information given by the volunteers. The next bus trip on May 14 will be to Russell Island with lunch and a tour of the Island included. The Branch meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month at the Newnham Hotel. Morning tea is available at 10am with guest speakers and meeting agendas from 10.30am. For details on future bus trips and Branch activities.

Phone Bev on (07) 3341 4170 or Jill (07) 3272 8210.


OUR March day trip was to Woody Point for a picnic. 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 May 17 and June 21.

For more information on the club and its activities, contact 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.

Some of the large group of Forest Lake Fifty Plus Club members at Woody Point enjoying a picnic.
Some of the large group of Forest Lake Fifty Plus Club members at Woody Point enjoying a picnic.


DEBBIE Aitcheson from the Chilli Patch at Minden is guest speaker at the Mitchelton and Districts Garden Club meeting on June 6 at the Enoggera Memorial Hall in Trundle Street. She will be talking about herbs. At the Chilli Patch she and her husband grow potted culinary herbs, salad greens and chillies to make a living. As well, they package over a hundred varieties of spices, such as ground ginger. T

he meeting commences after morning tea which is served at 9.45am. Visitors and new members are most welcome. This club meets on the first Thursday of the calendar month except January. The hall is close to public transport and accessible by wheel chair. Phone (07) 3356 1256 for details.


WE ARE based at the Lawnton Showgrounds in the Lions Club Hall. Meetings are held weekly other than school holidays which usually are a week off and the second one a weigh in only. Come and join a group of people whose aim is to help and support each other to lose weight and maintain it. There is a small cost each week to cover the cost of the hall and a joining fee at start up of $12 which also covers the cost of the first meeting.

President Chris Howell can be contacted on (07) 3285 2949 or secretary Rhondda Kelleher on (07) 3881 2462.


WE ARE a friendly group for those who love floral design and flower arranging. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Meetings include a floral design demonstration or workshop as well as bench work of floral art designs exhibited by members.

The next meeting will be held on Monday, May 27 at 9.30am at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Rd, Toowong. Admission of $7 is payable at the door and includes tea or coffee before the meeting.

Visitors and membership inquiries, phone Heather Prior on 0412 735 483 or email fasqsecretary @gmail.com.

AWARD WINNER: Floral Art Society of Qld President, Heather Prior with her prize winning floral design.
AWARD WINNER: Floral Art Society of Qld President, Heather Prior with her prize winning floral design.


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 need more gentlemen to partner the lovely ladies. We dance old-time, new vogue dances to well known bands played on CDs. Code DD.

Phone Marie D'Alton on (07) 3371 3707 for more details.


WE are the North Brisbane Branch of a national group of retirees who are fully or partial self funded meeting 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 at 9.30am and normally finishing around noon for our meetings, we 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 nibblies. We also have a Finance Discussion Group that meets on the second Friday at Chermside, visitors are welcome for a initial visit once, otherwise 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.


ON JUNE 19, Health Consumers Queensland is hosting a free event from 9-10am. It is a focus group discussion on 'What Matters to You in Relation to Ageing, End-of-Life Care and Dying'. We want to hear directly from consumers who have experience with ageing, end-of-life care and dying.

Their feedback will be collated into a report to inform Queensland Health and its committees and projects currently working in the area of frail, aged, palliative care and end-of-life care.

For more details and to RSVP, go to the website eventbrite.com.au.


WE WOULD love to welcome you to our Senior Citizens' Group every Tuesday from 9am-noon at the community centre, 19 Nerida St, Rochedale. Play indoor bowls or be entertained by a concert group on alternate Tuesdays. Morning tea provided.

Lunch (bring a plate) is enjoyed after the concert.

For details, please contact Shirley on (07) 3209 1682.


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 my meetings and learn how to do it. I use Linux and Windows. We show/screen our movies on a big screen.

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 DD. Morning cuppa and biscuits are included for attendees.

Phone John D'Alton on weekdays, but NOT between 12-2pm phone (07) 3371 3707 or email jcdalton@paradox.com.au or go to paradox.com.au/ ~jcdalton/50Plus.

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