CENTENARIAN: Margaret Byles (front and centre) celebrated in style at the 50+ Activity Centre, City Hall with friends on her 100th birthday. Margaret enjoys good health as a result of dancing, music, good food and socialising.
CENTENARIAN: Margaret Byles (front and centre) celebrated in style at the 50+ Activity Centre, City Hall with friends on her 100th birthday. Margaret enjoys good health as a result of dancing, music, good food and socialising.

Group Guide: Brisbane

Logan & District Orchid Society Annual Winter Show

THE show will have a great selection of orchids, bromeliads and foliage for sale at reasonable prices. Potting demonstrations and cultural advice - plants, books and growing accessories for sale, light refreshments available. The venue is wheelchair friendly and has plenty of parking for buses and cars. Entry only $4. On Saturday, August 24 from 8.30am-4pm and Sunday, August 25 from 8.30am-2pm at the Springwood State School.

Margaret Byles' 100th birthday

THE 50+ Club Brisbane's most senior member, Margaret Byles, turned 100 recently. Margaret has been dancing for 25 years at the 50+ Club at Brisbane City Hall. She leads an active life style and adopts a positive attitude towards life and people. Margaret has a great sense of humour and enjoys a chat. Her association with City Hall is definitely memorable as it was here she met her future husband. One night after dancing at the City Hall, she could not start her car to go home. A handsome policeman called Ted was walking past, saw the dilemma and came to her aid. Ted turned up at Margaret's work the next day at Penney's which was located where David Jones is now. The romance had a happy ending. They were engaged and married within two years. Margaret has received congratulations letters from Her Majesty, Queen of England, Elizabeth II; Prime Minister Scott Morrison; The Governor General of Australia, Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk and other VIPs.

Annual North Brisbane Orchid Society Show

The show will be held at the Auditorium of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha on Saturday, August 17 from 8.30am-3.30pm and Sunday, August 18 from 8.30am-3pm. The display of plants in the showroom is always of excellent quality and the growers are pleased to showcase their treasures. Entry is $4 with children under 14 admitted free. Enjoy some refreshments purchased from our friendly members while you look out over the display and relax before tackling our craft stall with home made craft items, home baking and preserves, floral arrangements and orchid books available.


WE WILL be hosting a free seniors morning tea at Dendy Portside before 1pm on Tuesday to Friday of each week until August 8. The morning tea will be available to every senior with a valid Dendy movie ticket purchase. The morning tea will include a mix of Danishes, tea cake, caramel slice and tea and coffee. Free morning tea offer valid for senior cardholders only (national seniors included). Must have a valid movie ticket. Offer valid on movie sessions before 1pm at Dendy Portside, Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules St, Hamilton only and only valid on Tuesday-Friday.


Forest Lake

OUR move to The Lion, Richlands, went smoothly for the July meeting this week. Many thanks to Billie-Jean for making sure our every need were met. Speaking of thanks, I want to say a big "thank you" to the staff at Charles Strunk's office and Milton Dick's office for helping our club with our photocopying etc. We started off our July meeting with our guest speaker, Michael Beatty from the RSPCA, who gave us many laughs about his time as journalist with the three main TV stations over many years. Our club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at The Lion, Richlands at 9.30am for 10.15am. Phone our membership officer Ellen on (07) 3879 7784 or Barbara on 0422 817924.

EMPSS P&C 150 Anniversary Committee

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 on August 24 at 480 Underwood Road, Eight Mile Plains from 10am-4pm. Details are on website: 150years.wixsite.comm /empss150 and facebook.com/empss 150years. Anniversary book and memorabilia order forms are on website. Stall holders wanted. Email Veronica empss150years @gmail.com or phone the school (07) 3340 6333.

Queensland Accordion Orchestra Inc

THERE will be a Variety Concert at Kedron-Wavell Services Club, Chermside from 2pm on Sunday, November 3. Tickets $10pp. Featuring Queensland Accordion Orchestra Mary Martyn - Vocalist and other guest artists. Free parking and refreshments available for purchase during intermission. CD First Impressions for sale. For more, phone Mary on (07)31723652, email mary.martyn @optusnet.com.au or go to qao.org.au.

Mitchelton and Districts Garden Club

BULBS will be the topic of guest speakers, Kevin and Carol Larson at our club meeting on September 5 at the Enoggera Memorial Hall. Not all plants considered to be growing from bulbs are truly bulbous, eg the gladiolus 'bulb' is a corm. Meetings commence after morning tea which is served at 9.45am. Visitors and new members are most welcome. The hall, situated in Trundle Street, Enoggera is close to public transport and accessible by wheelchair. Phone the president Pat on (07) 3356 1256.

Forest Lake Fifty Plus Club members at Hampton Estate Wines, Mt Tamborine for Christmas in July.
Forest Lake Fifty Plus Club members at Hampton Estate Wines, Mt Tamborine for Christmas in July.

National Seniors


WE MEET on the second Tuesday of each month (except December and January) at 1 Edmond Street, Carina. At our last meeting, we celebrated our 90th birthday. Our guest speaker on the day was from District Crime Prevention who left us all with much to ponder. We learned about crime prevention, scams and personal safety. The next trip will be on Wednesday, August 28 and we will be travelling to the Butterfly House on Bribie Island. Our next guest speaker is David Terry from RACQ who will be sharing with us the latest road rules, and driving as we mature. Parking is available at the rear of our new venue 1 Edmond St, Carina. Phone Maureen on (07) 3398 4236.


BRANCH members and friends recently enjoyed our annual Christmas in July bus trip. Although the morning proved quite chilly, the stopovers for morning tea in Tamborine and lunch at Canungra were approved by all. We are now gearing up for a spring visit to Pohlman's Plant Nursery in Gatton on September 17. Our monthly general meetings are held at the Newnham Hotel on the fourth Monday of each month at 10.30am. Coffee/tea and biscuits are available beforehand. Speakers are arranged for the rest of 2019. We welcome new members and invite friends as well. Phone Jill on (07) 3272 8210 or Bev (07) 3341 4170.

Nashos Respect their Elders

MEMBERS of Brisbane North Nashos paid tribute to four members at a function at Kedron Wavell RSL. OBE medallions and certificates were presented by the National President, Major Earle Jennings, AM, RFD, ES, (ret) including one OBN to our oldest lady member, Aileen Greensill who still attends many functions. Special Service Awards were presented by President Dave Burgess to Marlene Faulkner, Tony and Pam Burke, and recognised those widows in attendance. In 1950, 18-year-old youths were required to call up for National Service. Phone Brian Nichols (media officer) 0419 717354.

Members of Brisbane North Nashos paid tribute to four members at a function at Kedron Wavell RSL (left to right): Norm Dwyer, Chermside; Bob Campbell, Wavell Heights; Aileen Greensill, Samsonvale and Graham McKenzie, Bald Hills.?
Members of Brisbane North Nashos paid tribute to four members at a function at Kedron Wavell RSL (left to right): Norm Dwyer, Chermside; Bob Campbell, Wavell Heights; Aileen Greensill, Samsonvale and Graham McKenzie, Bald Hills.?

VIEW Clubs

Centenary Evening

OUR monthly dinner meeting will be held on Monday, August 12 at McLeod Country Golf Club, Middle Park. The meeting begins at 7pm but guests are invited to come at 6.30pm for more informal interaction. We try to make visitors feel welcome because we like to see new faces at our gatherings. The cost of the dinner is $35 and we need to know numbers by the previous Friday. Phone Di on 0408 725542 or email centenaryeveview @gmail.com.


WE WILL be holding a Community Bazaar on Saturday, August 31 from 12.30-2.30pm at the Uniting Church Hall, Moggill Rd, Kenmore. Entry $15 plus four items of clothing or accessories. Lunch is included. There will be a variety of stalls including, white elephant, shoes and assorted accessories, cakes and a cent auction. Our lunch meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at the Bellbowrie Tavern starting at 11.15am sharp. The cost is $5 to attend. Bookings are essential with Robyn by the Friday prior on 0434 015102. Phone Jean on 0409 268646.


OUR club offers fun and friendship. Come along and see what else is happening. Would you like to help educate young Australians? How about joining our club? We sponsor three Australian school children, to assist with their education. Come along to the next meeting on the second Wednesday of each month from 11am for 11.30am start at the Logan Rec club, Jacaranda Ave. Kingston. Cost $25 for two-course meal and a guest speaker. Phone Cheryl on (07) 3711 9146.


LUNCHTIME meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of month from 10.30am for 11am start at the Gaythorne RSL Club. We are a small, friendly club seeking community-minded women. VIEW members come from all walks of life, and we would be delighted if you could join us in our mission to provide better educational opportunities for young Australians. Email newmarketview @gmail.com or phone our president, Estelle on (07) 3356 7598.

Pine Rivers

THIS month we enjoyed a Brunch and Bingo day at the home of one of our members. For our monthly luncheon meeting instead of a guest speakers we were entertained by the Northside Country Music singers. A real toe tapping session. Next month our guest speaker is Lindsay Packer from the long established Australian company Packer Leather. The manufacture kangaroo leather products. Phone Elizabeth on (07) 3886 4937 or Sandra (07) 3880 9965.

The Association of Independent Retirees

WE AT the AIR are the North Brisbane branch of a national group who are fully or partial self funded people whom are retired meeting mainly every third Friday at the OES Hall, 2 Bohland St, Kedron. This is our normal monthly meeting where we have regular guest speakers discussing matters of interest to our group. We have social bus trips as well departing from our address where we stop for a morning tea in a suitable venue then we continue on for a two or three course meal in a local restaurant in the country and return late afternoon. Our meetings start at 9.30am sharp and finish around 11.30am, breaking for a biscuit and cuppa having a friendly chat. Our group does charge a annual membership fee. Phone (07) 3881 1820 prior to 5pm or email to sitram@powerup.com.au.

Redcoats to Camouflage Exhibition

UNIFORMS and equipment of Army personnel in Queensland from 1824 to the current day will feature in the next exhibition at Victoria Barracks Brisbane. Displays will include a digital presentations, genuine artefacts and an array of army uniforms. Public tours of Victoria Barracks are on Wednesdays only. The price of $15 per person includes viewing the exhibition, an escorted tour of historic Victoria Barracks, Devonshire tea, a souvenir booklet and digital photo. Groups and individuals must always make prior bookings, go to armymuseumsouth queensland.com.au or phone 0429 954663.


Pine Rivers

WE WILL hold our August Social and Info morning on Friday, August 16 at the Kallangur Memorial Bowls Club. The event will commence at 9.30am, finishing at 11.30am. Free. This morning will feature our very popular, Annual Seniors' Fashion Parade, with our female models being dressed, courtesy of Portofino while our male models will be dressed courtesy of Lowes Strathpine. Outfits will be available for sale after the parade. Morning tea and a raffle are available and the chance to make membership inquiries and bookings for upcoming coach trips and theatre productions. Phone (07) 3880 6677.

Elite Brass Ensemble

WITH a lifetime of Brass band experience behind him former Army Staff Sergeant Bandmaster Bryan Downey formed an Ensemble of willing and dedicated brass band musicians eager to continue their community service to the public. The band is available for bookings. Contact Bryan via email danieldowney @bigpond.com or phone 0418 716825.

Slacks Creek Senior Citizens Club

COME join us, 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. phone Shirley on (07) 3209 1682.

Model A Ford.
Model A Ford.

Ford Family Celebrate

RECENTLY, we had a very special family event - a belated 90th birthday surprise for my father, Ray Warfield. He turned 90 on September 24, 2018. The members generously gave their time and effort for family to join in the excitement of being chauffeured in the vintage cars. The members of the car club thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, with several saying that it was their best ever outing! We were driven from Ray Street, Carseldine to Bullocky Rest and home safely again. Ray was one of the five brothers in the family business - Warfield Brothers - in Pittsworth and he sold Ford cars and machinery around the Darling Downs and beyond.

Metro Community Hub

WE SUPPORT people still living independently in the community to access affordable activities every weekday. Whether its weekly bus trips, friendship groups, free computing assistance, exercise classes or special occasions, we have something that suits everyone from baby boomers and beyond. Whether in your own home, in independent living in a village, a retirement village, or low level residential care, we can assist you. Phone (07) 3391 8122.

Forest Lake Fifty Plus Club

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 August 16 and September 20. For more on the club and its activities, phone Leonie, president on 0427 846057 or Les (activities officer) on 0466 377618 to register your interest, email fl50plusc@gmail.com.

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