SWEET VISIT: Forest Lake Fifty Plus Club members enjoyed a trip to Strawberry Fields at Palmview.
SWEET VISIT: Forest Lake Fifty Plus Club members enjoyed a trip to Strawberry Fields at Palmview.

Group guide: Brisbane


WE ARE a very small and friendly seeking new members. We meet every second Wednesday in the hall at Queen of Apostles School, Appleby Rd, Stafford. Our club hosts a variety of activities such as indoor bowls, bingo, hoy, trading tables, guest speakers, entertainment, and bus trips. Cost is $2 with free morning tea. On October 16 we are having a bus trip to Crows Nest. We will be enjoying a tour of their museum and their lovely historical village. Cost is $55 which includes morning tea lunch and tour. The bus will leave at 7.30am from the car park of Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, Appleby Rd, Stafford.

For bookings, phone Julia on 07 3355 6560 or 0467 680 551 or Carolyn on 07 3356 8223.


WE MEET at 1 Edmond St Carina on the second Tuesday of every month (except January and December) and our bus trips are usually on the fourth Tuesday of every month (except January and December). The last meeting was our AGM and we have a full committee but are always grateful for any assistance offered. The August meeting was very enjoyable with guest speaker David Terry from RACQ. His topic was Years ahead driving as mature people. The guest speaker for September will be Peter Martin from Queensland Corrective Services. Thirty-two members of our club are going with Terranover Tours to Gosford and surroundings. These tours are always very enjoyable. The September bus trip will be to Majestic Theatre at Pomona. We have been before and have always enjoyed the silent movies, then we will proceed to Cooroy RSL for lunch. We are a very friendly club and always welcome new and prospective members to all our meetings.

Phone Maureen on 07 3398 4236 or Eddie 07 3395 3337.


MEET the Apple-Q computer users group commencing at 10.45am on September 15 at the Arts/Music Rooms of the MacGregor State High School, Springfield St, MacGregor. (On the Brisbane southside not far from Garden City. Mt Gravatt.) This will be a catered meeting in support of Seniors Weeks activities, sponsored by Australian Government Be Connected (every Australian online). Come along and meet members who can assist novices through to experts in using Apple Mac devices to explore the digital world. Older users especially will be supported in using their computers and devices to keep in touch and explore the WWW world. Our club will be celebrating 40 years of educating and supporting users of the Apple Mac range of devices with a birthday party at our meeting on Sunday, October 20 at the MacGregor State High School.

Due to catering requirements, if you intend attending please advise us of your interest via our website, or go to apple-q.org.au.


THIS workshop is for Ribbon Embroidery and Sashiko November 16 and 17 at QCWA Pine Rivers Hall, 1058 Anzac Ave, Petrie.

Phone 04488 880 466 for registration forms and further information. RSVP October 30.



WE MEET monthly on the second Monday of the month, on the third Monday a social outing is arranged and on the fourth Monday we meet at a local cafe for coffee and a chat. Our meetings usually consist of around 30 minutes of administrative and social matters, then a member may speak of their life for up to seven minutes or so, then we break for a lengthy morning tea period and afterward an interesting speaker entertains us until the meeting is concluded. Over the past months we have cruised Moreton Bay on the Lady Brisbane, taken in the revue Senior Moments, been to the NASA exhibition at the Brisbane Museum, amongst various lunches and other interesting outings. A dinner at the Breakfast Creek Hotel and a viewing of the city night lights is an outing planned for later this year. Probus Caboolture encourages enquiries from ladies and gents of good character interested in joining our friendly club.

Phone Peter on 07 5433 9395 or Jenny on 07 3180 0943.

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 and meet for club meetings and outings with other active, like-minded retirees.

Phone Kathy on 0408 735 823 for details.

Forest Lake

AT OUR meeting on the August 13, the members welcomed three new members with another three guests to be inducted at our September meeting. We had quite a few members away sick this month - the flu season certainly catching up with our seniors. On August 20 we will be celebrating Seniors Week with a coffee bus trip to College's Crossing followed by a luncheon at the Forest Lake Tavern where we will have lots of raffles which have been supplied by our local politicians and local businesses. There are around 6,500 community and social clubs around Australia and astonishingly, about 30% of those are Probus Clubs. One of the issues with retirement is what do you do with your time? Some of us find renewed vigour for old hobbies, like gardening or crafts, both things we could do on our own and in our own homes. But what if that's not enough? Well, over the years around 125,000 retirees have taken to Probus Clubs with absolute gusto and have been spending much of their retirement time simply socialising and having fun with friends. We all look forward to seeing our friends, but how nice is it to realise that they look forward to seeing us just as much? Your Forest Lake Probus Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at The Lion, Richlands at 10am for 10.30am.

If you are interested in joining in the fun, phone our membership officer, Ellen, on 07 3879 7784 or Barbara on 0422 817 924.


COME along and join us for our Market Day on Saturday, September 21 from 8.30am-1pm at Compton Gardens Retirement Village, 97 Albany Creek Rd, Aspley. There will be free face painting from 9am-10.30am, white elephant stall, morning teas, craft, hamburgers etc, plants, cakes etc, raffles, handbags, music, beads, cushions, tai chi demonstration and much more. This is the place to be for bargains.



BECOME a safer older driver. The RACQ program The Years Ahead is committed to helping all Queenslanders become safer drivers. One way they do this is through free presentations to community groups; and Years Ahead is one of these popular programs. Years Ahead is a 45-minute presentation in which older motorists learn how to become more aware of their own capabilities. Morning tea and a raffle are available and the chance to make membership inquiries and bookings for upcoming coach trips and theatre productions. For further information, phone 07 3880 6677 Monday to Friday 9am-12noon.

Pine Rivers

WE WILL hold our monthly Social and Information morning on Friday, September 20 at the Kallangur Memorial Bowls Club, 1351 Anzac Ave, Kallangur. The event will commence at 9.30am and finish at approximately 11.30am. Free admission.


SAVE the date: on Tuesday, November 26, the Greenslopes State School Scholarship Class of 1959 will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a get-together at Club Southside, 76 Mount Gravatt Capalaba Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt from 10.30am to 3.30pm. This date is the actual anniversary of the final Scholarship exam held at the completion of Grade 8 which students had to pass to be eligible to attend high school.

Any former students wishing to attend or requiring further details should email Jim Kelly at jimkelly@optusnet.com.au or phone Lyn Trovas (nee Chaplin) on 0416 536 591.


THE Kallangur Over 50s Social Club meets every Tuesday morning at 9.30am at North Leagues Services Club, Anzac Ave, Kallangur. Affordable bingo, monthly bus trips or just enjoy a cuppa with friends. New members always welcome.

Like to know more, phone Gailene on 07 3285 3905.


SEXUALITY in general is a seldom talked about topic, particularly in aged care. Sexuality and Dementia is even less frequently discussed and generally poorly identified as an issue by clients and service providers alike. Sexuality and dementia will look to identify some of the stigma and stereotypes around dementia, sexuality and ageing. We will discuss reasons why we don't feel open and comfortable discussing sexuality and provide strategies to allow clients to feel comfortable discussing concerns with their family and service provider. On Tuesday, October 8 from 9.30-11.30am at 47 Tryon St, Upper Mount Gravatt. Cost: $50 a person.

To obtain a registration form for workshops or gain further information, phone 07 3422 3000 or 1800 639 331 or email administration @alzheimersonline.org. Registration and payment is essential one week prior to the workshop.


ON OCTOBER 3, the Mitchelton and Districts Garden Club will next meet at the Enoggera Memorial Hall in Trundle St. The guest speaker, Pat Smith, will talk about gerberas. Pat, who is a member of the Ipswich Horticultural Society, has been growing gerberas for many years, and through cross pollination, has created lots of new varieties. The meeting commences after morning tea which is served at 9.45am. Visitors and new members are most welcome. The hall is close to public transport and accessible by wheelchair. On October 26 it will be 55 years since the club held its first meeting.

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


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Go to foodaddicts breakingfree.com or phone Alex on 0402 845 496 for further information.


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.


VARIETY Concert at the Kedron-Wavell Services Club Inc "Kittyhawk Room”, 375 Hamilton Rd, Chermside from 2pm on Sunday, November 3 (doors open at 1.30pm). Tickets are $10pp. Light afternoon tea for purchase at Intermission. Featuring: Queensland Accordion Orchestra and other guest artists: Mary Martyn, vocalist. Free parking.

Further inquires to Mary on 07 3172 3652 or email mary.martyn@optusnet.com.au.


OUR August trip was to Strawberry Fields at Palmview and lunch at Glasshouse Mountains. Tavern. 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 September 20 and October 18.

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


ON JULY 27 EDHS took part in GaythorneTraders Community Group display at the Community Festival held at Gaythorne Village Precinct. As usual we showed some of our historical collection of photos and memorabilia relating to the suburb named after a house in Gaythorne Road, built in the 19th century by the pioneer Bliss family. After much lobbying by local residents the former district within Enoggera, was elevated to suburb status in 1985. Should you wish to view our historical collection, not just of Gaythorne, but of seven other suburbs between Newmarket and Upper Kedron, come visit us any Thursday between 9am and 1pm or at other times by arrangement, in the wheelchair friendly Enoggera Memorial Hall, Trundle Street(refidex138 A10) Limited parking is available in Trundle Street, approached by way of Pratt Street or Glenalva Terrace. Regular buses stop adjacent to the hall and Enoggera Station on Ferny Grove line is just five minutes walk towards Samford Road.

On Sunday, September 22, commencing 2pm, the society will hold a members and visitors meeting at the hall, all are welcome. Guest speaker Caylie Jeffery will talk of treasure found "Under The Lino” when renovating her house. Of particular interest to residents of southern Enoggera, Alderley and Newmarket, local resident and well known medico Professor John Pearn has written A World in a Street, a history of Banks St leading from Enoggera Rd to Wardell St. John begins by delving into the geology of the area going back hundreds of millions of years and acknowledges the part played by the indigenous first owners before telling of European settlement beginning in the 1860s. Banks St is named after Captain James Matthew Banks, the first land owner. In this its silver jubilee year Enoggera and Districts Historical Society is pleased to have assisted both authors and Gaythorne Traders Community Group.


THE National Servicemen's Association of Australia exists for the welfare and benefit of former Australian nashos called up in either of the two schemes operating between 1951 and 1973 and the wives/widows thereof. Conscripts called up by countries other than Australia are welcome as associate members. To find the benefits of joining, to apply for the two medals available to Australian nashos, or to find a local branch near you, phone 07 3324 1277 or go to nashoqld.org.au. Brisbane North West branch meets on the third Sunday of each month (next September 15) at Gaythorne RSL, commencing 10am. After the meeting, join fellow members in the bistro bar for lunch.

For more, phone Dave on 07 3366 3191.

TIME TO CELEBRATE: Dr Evan Fraser piped in the birthday cake and singers at Chapel Hill VIEW club.
TIME TO CELEBRATE: Dr Evan Fraser piped in the birthday cake and singers at Chapel Hill VIEW club.



OUR next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 2 from 10.30am for 11am start at Arana Leagues Club, Dawson Pde, Keperra. The cost is $30 for the two-course lunch and tea or coffee. Our guest speaker for October is Diane Carter, Brisbane author of Dare to Live - Trust Yourself, a collection of inspirational stories which show how the human mind can rise above adversity. Diane is certain to leave us all inspired to be better at our lives. Our next Pop up Fashion shop will be held at our October meeting so bring along those summer fashions no longer wanted in your wardrobe to go into the shop. We will also have our usual raffles and lucky door prizes, the proceeds of which go towards supporting our 14 Smith Family "Learning for Life Students.” Just a reminder that our November meeting is our last "make, bake and grow” table for the year and the theme is Christmas goods. Phone Carol by noon, September 30 on 0733555349 to book. New members and guests welcome. Also, at Keperra Bunnings on September 7 we are having another sausage sizzle so don't forget to pop down and purchase some.

Centenary Evening

BRIAN Herd is recognised as one of Australia's leading experts in the areas of elder law, retirement, disability and aged care. He will be the entertaining and informative guest speaker at the September dinner meeting of our club on Monday, September 9 at 6.30pm and the cost is $35. October 14 will be the date of the next dinner meeting of the Centenary Evening VIEW Club. This meeting's guest speaker will be Kate Stringer who is a breast surgeon. On a light note, ladies are invited to be creative by concocting a fashion accessory out of a bra and to bring it to the meeting. Meetings are held at the McLeod Country Golf Club, 61 Gertrude McLeod Crescent, Middle Park, 6.30pm for 7pm. The cost is $35 and bookings are essential.

Phone 0408725542 or email centenaryeveview @gmail.com..

Chapel Hill

OUR club caters for many interests - informative guest speakers, fun and educational group excursions, a very active daytime choir, monthly meetings of bridge and mahjong groups. Enjoy lunch with us to learn about VIEW Clubs' important and successful role supporting the education needs of disadvantaged Australian children. Lunchtime meetings 10.45am for 11.30am start on the first Tuesday of each month at Mt Ommaney Hotel and Apartments, Dandenong Rd (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 chapelhillview @gmail.com. Join us on September 3 to hear popular speaker, author Caylie Jeffery speak about what was found "Under The Lino”.


ON THE third Monday of the month, our club has a lunch meeting starting at 11.15am sharp at the Bellbowrie Tavern. The cost is $5 to attend. Bookings are essential with Robyn by the Friday prior on 0434 015 102. For general inquiries, phone Jean on 0409 268 646. Our September guest speaker will be Akane Hatai, a Wildlife Education Officer since 2011 with Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Kenmore VIEW supports eight students on the Learning for Life program as well as providing an opportunity for women to socialise with others through our book club, mahjong and walking groups.

Outings are arranged monthly to a range of interesting places, for example a barefoot bowls day on Tuesday, September 3 and a visit on October 7 to Neilson Native Nursery.

Pine Rivers

VIEW clubs were established in 1960 by the Smith Family as a service to woman and to the community. VIEW clubs help the Smith Family by supporting disadvantaged Australian children through the "Learning for Life "program. Our club supports three of these children with funds raised from raffles and outings. We also donate directly to The Smith Family for their Winter and Book and Toy Appeals. We are not just about raising money though and a lot of fun, laughs and friendship is enjoyed by all our ladies at our monthly luncheons, coffee mornings and outings. Our next luncheon meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 10.30am for 11am start. It will be held at Murrumba Downs Tavern, Dohles Rockes Rd, Murrumba Downs. The guest speaker for September will be Heather, a representative from the Mission to Seafarers. The Mission to Seafarers provides welfare, pastoral and spiritual support to over 10,000 seafarers each year on ships in the Port of Brisbane.

Phone Elizabeth 07 3886 4937 or Sandra 07 3880 9965.


THE annual Reunion for Domestic Science High School is approaching. Well it is on the last Saturday, October, 26. Invitations are being sent out soon but we are always looking for past students who may not have heard of these reunions. Would it be possible to have an old photo and a small article in your paper to try to contact some of these ladies? The school closed in1962 when the Baby Boomers hit secondary age and many suburban state high schools were opened up. This means the youngest of the ladies who attended D.S.H.S. are now in their early seventies. The older past students are no longer able to attend, although there have been ladies in their nineties attend. D.S.H.S. was situated at the end of George Street in the grounds of the present QUT. Girls attended from all over Brisbane and many country girls boarded in Brisbane so they could complete their Senior course at D.S.H.S. It was a unique school in that it was the only state all girls school with nearly all female teachers. Each year at the Reunions, which started in 2012, many of the past students in attendance share their fond memories of the days at D.S.H.S. The Reunion for past students will be held at All Saints Anglican Church Hall, 32 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill which is very close to Central Station.

If you wish to attend contact Lorraine by email L4n44m@bigpond.com or phone 07 3201 0241 or 0448 377 543.

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