BEACH PARTY: The VIEW National Convention was held at Novotel Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast from September 13-15. Ladies from around Australia celebrated their joint interest in supporting The Smith Family and their efforts to help disadvantaged Australian children trough the The Learning for Life Program.
BEACH PARTY: The VIEW National Convention was held at Novotel Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast from September 13-15. Ladies from around Australia celebrated their joint interest in supporting The Smith Family and their efforts to help disadvantaged Australian children trough the The Learning for Life Program.

Group guide: Brisbane


WE CORDIALLY invite members of the public to a "virtual” walk around Nundah. Nundah has a history dating back to 1838 when German missionaries settled in the area. The history of Nundah, its heritage sites and other places of interest will be featured in a PowerPoint presentation. Sit in comfort and "walk” around this historic area. Date: Saturday, October 12 at 1.30pm at Meeting Room, Nundah Library, Bage St, Nundah (off Boyd St). This is a free public event followed by afternoon tea.

RSVP: 07 3260 6703 or email nundahhistoricalsoc


COME along to our Craft Weekend Workshop for Ribbon Embroidery and Sashiko on 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 CELEBRATED a special occasion recently when our club celebrated 60 years as an indoor bowls club. Present and past members, as well as guests from Woodford, Wamuran, Palmwoods, Bribie Island and Redcliffe clubs gathered for the historic occasion. Two games of bowls and afternoon tea made it a very enjoyable day. A special cake was cut by two of our longest-serving members, Gwen Hubner and Gordon Sloper. We meet weekly at the Community Hall each Monday at 1pm. Please join us for a friendly and casual social outing.

For more, phone president John on 07 5496 2607 or Margaret on 07 5496 8684.

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Beachmere Bowls Club raffle winners are Robert Warman, John Kitt, Jeanette Miller and Maurie McKoy. Prizes donated by M.B.R.C , IGA, Beachmere Butcher and Sticky Beezness.
WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Beachmere Bowls Club raffle winners are Robert Warman, John Kitt, Jeanette Miller and Maurie McKoy. Prizes donated by M.B.R.C , IGA, Beachmere Butcher and Sticky Beezness.


Pine Rivers

WE WILL hold our monthly Social and Information morning on Friday, October 18 at the Kallangur Memorial Bowls Club, 1351 Anzac Ave, Kallangur. Be there about 9.30am for a 10am start. It will finish about 11.30am. Free admission. Cathy from Helloworld Travel at Strathpine will deliver an informative travel presentation. Helloworld Travel has been in Strathpine for more than 20 years and Cathy will inspire you towards making your dreams a reality. This will be our last Social and Information morning for the year. Keep an eye out for our upcoming Open Day on Thursday, November 14. Morning tea and a raffle are available and the chance to make membership inquiries and bookings for upcoming coach trips and theatre productions.

For more, phone the U3A Centre - Kallangur on 07 3880 6677 Mondy to Friday 9am-noon.


OUR annual cent auction will be held on Saturday, October 26 from 2-4pm. Lots of good prizes and a raffle will be held. Entry fee is $5 and includes afternoon tea and one free sheet of tickets. Other sheets of tickets can be purchased for $1 a sheet. St. Hugh's Anglican Church, 105 Poinsettia St, Inala.

For more, phone 07 3372 8302.


WE HAVE just completed our 17th year of helping fellow seniors familiarise themselves with computers and the internet. Our next meeting will be held upstairs at the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club at 10am for a 10.30am start on Tuesday, October 8. 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 a week or some of lesser duration. The club welcomes anyone who would like to know more about their computers, laptops, tablets and phones and is run by volunteers. We are continuing with our popular one-on-one sessions, where a member has one-on-one learning with a 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 start from a very basic level so don't be afraid to make a start. Seniors helping seniors with PCs, laptops, tablets and phones.

For more, phone Lavina on 0411 806 154 or go to


MORE than 620 women representing almost every state of Australia were treated to a long weekend combining passion with purpose on Queensland's Sunshine Coast from September 13-15 for the VIEW Clubs of Australia National Convention. VIEW stands for the Voice, Interests and Education of Women and is a national organisation boasting more than 15,000 members - including 820 on the Sunshine and Fraser Coasts - dedicated to supporting children's education charity The Smith Family. Among the stellar line-up of guest speakers at the biennial convention was astrophysicist Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith, one of Australia's best-selling novelists Di Morrissey AM, the Sunshine Coast's most senior woman police officer Senior Sergeant Kim Cavell, and Dr Craig Challen OAM, the cave diver internationally renowned for rescuing 12 children and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand last year. Learning for Life provides a range of out-of-school learning programs and support for young Australians in need, to help them complete Year 12, break the cycle of poverty, and go on to create better futures for themselves. The three-day convention was notable for being both inspiring and thought provoking.



WE WILL meet on Wednesday, November 6 at the Arana Leagues Club, Dawson Pade, Keperra. Doors open at 10.30am for the meeting to commence at 11am. Cost for the two-course lunch, tea or coffee is $30. This meeting is our last "Make, Bake and Grow” table for the year, so bring along all those Christmas goodies to be sold on the table. Our guest speaker for November is Sonja Marsden from Hummingbird House. Our usual raffles will be available as will be our lucky door prizes, all proceeds of which go towards supporting our Smith Family Learning for Life Students. New members and guests are always welcome.

Phone Carol on 07 3355 5349 to book by noon Monday, November 4.

Centenary Evening

WE ARE turning 25! Come along to our dinner meeting on November 11 and help us celebrate. You will be most welcome. There will be cake. We meet at McLeod Country Golf Club, 61 Gertrude McLeod Cres, Middle Park. Bookings are essential and must be made before midday Friday, November 8. The cost is $35 and our contact is Di who can be called on 0408 725 542. The theme for the evening is "silver”. Time to haul out the silver jewellery and/or accessories.

If you want to find out more about our club, look up our Facebook page and check out our busy social calendar. We have regular coffee mornings at different venues around the Centenary suburbs plus a variety of other outings. Of course Melbourne Cup Day will be celebrated in style. We are associated with The Smith Family's Learning for Life Program and we raise funds to support disadvantaged Australian students with their educational expenses. VIEW National Convention was recently held at the Sunshine Coast and more than 20 of our members attended. It is great to see such camaraderie.

Chapel Hill

AUTHOR Caylie Jeffery entertained us with tales of what she found Under the Lino of her house in Milton. Our guest speaker in October is Margaret McLeod - From the Arctic to the Antarctic - a Tale of Snow and Ice. Join us for an enjoyable two-course Melbourne Cup lunch on Tuesday, November 5. Cost $32 a head. Prizes for best dressed, best hat and for novelty hat. Our club caters for many interests. We enjoy informative guest speakers, fun and educational group excursions, monthly meetings of bridge and mahjong groups and host a very active daytime choir. Plan a date 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 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


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 inquiries, phone Jen on 0409 268 646. Our October guest speaker will be Kathryn Lyons, entrepreneur/co-creator of Accessibilities. Our club supports 10 students on the Learning for Life programs as well as providing an opportunity for women to socialise with others through our book clubs, mahjong and walking groups.

Outings are arranged monthly to a range of interesting places. A trip to Neilsen's Native Nursery at Loganholme on October 7 is planned. Another activity will be participation in the Blue Illusion fashion parade at the Toowong store on October 31. This day supports the work of The Smith Family through a percentage of sales.

Pine Rivers

VIEW provides women with the opportunity to meet regularly with other women from all walks of life, establish lasting friendships and help disadvantaged Australian children through supporting the work of the children's charity The Smith Family. In September our guest speaker was Rob Clark from the Mission to Seafarers at the Port of Brisbane. The Mission provides a home away from home for international seafarers 365 days a year. Our ladies presented him with a large bag of beanies for the seafarers. Each month we have a luncheon meeting usually with a guest speaker. Our guest speaker for October will be a local snake catcher. It will be an interesting talk with a bit of bite. Our meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at the Murrumba Downs Tavern. Our next luncheon will be on Wednesday, October 16 at 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.

To book your lunch or for more details phone Elizabeth on 07 3886 4937 or Sandra 07 3880 9965.

Pine Rivers VIEW Club ladies with Rob Clark modelling some of the beanies donated to the Mission for Seafarers.
Pine Rivers VIEW Club ladies with Rob Clark modelling some of the beanies donated to the Mission for Seafarers.


COME join us. We would love to welcome you to our Senior Citizens' Group every Tuesday from 9am to 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 more, phone Shirley on 07 3209 1682.


Forest Lake

AT THE September meeting we had six guests and two new members were inducted into the club and this makes six new members since March this year. Our club has a wide divergence of members which includes former policemen, teachers, business owners, tradesmen, public servants and housewives.

On reflection some of the day trips we thoroughly enjoyed were the a bus trip to the Ferny Grove Tramway Museum (which was taken in conjunction with the Sherwood Probus Club), Bus trip to the Gold Coast and a Canal Cruise, bus trip to College's Crossing (a beautiful spot close to home) and our next trip is to the Mt Coot-tha Gardens including a look at the Planetarium and a show at the Cosmic Sky Dome with coffee and lunch at the Café.

Our guest speakers have also been diverse but very interesting and humorous, including Brisbane's own Hugh Lunn, Michael Beattie, Professor Roly Sussex to name a few.

Having purpose is really important for mental wellbeing. It gives you a reason to get up in the morning and makes your days feel meaningful. There are a lot of ways to feel you have purpose. Just because you're not going to your day job any more does not mean you can't have purpose in your life. You may feel like you have purpose when you're engaging in "purposeful activities''. Purposeful activities help you feel like you're contributing something to the world, whether that contribution is just for you, your family, friends, community or the broader population. What counts as a purposeful activity will be different for everyone. Finding your purpose can be fun! If you're not sure what gives you purpose now that you're not at work, try something new and see how it makes you feel. If you're a member of a social group like Probus, you'll find that new ideas and activities within your club may inspire you to find a new purpose and enjoy life. Connection with others, including your family and friends, a Probus Club, with pets, or with nature, is a vital part of the human experience. Developing healthy relationships with others can decrease levels of anxiety and depression and improve self-esteem. When you retire from work, you might feel like you've lost a lot of connection all at once. Finding ways to connect with others beyond work can be an effective way to promote your mental wellbeing.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, October 8 commencing at 10.30am at The Lion, Richlands, so please give it a thought and if interested, phone our membership officer Ellen on 07 3879 7784 or secretary Barbara on 0422 817 924.

Indooroopilly West

WE ARE looking for new members to join our vibrant club. The club meets at Toowong Bowls Club, 59 Gailey Rd, Taringa on the second Tuesday of each month at 9.30am. Enjoy morning tea with like-minded people then listen to interesting guest speakers.

If you would like to attend one our meetings or obtain further information, phone Denise on 0488 468 946. Our members reside in Chapel Hill, Kenmore, Indooroopilly, Toowong and surrounding areas.

Brenda Dillon was presented with Lifetime Membership to Pumistone Passage Probus by Gerry the Secretary to celebrate her outstanding commitment to the club.
Brenda Dillon was presented with Lifetime Membership to Pumistone Passage Probus by Gerry the Secretary to celebrate her outstanding commitment to the club.

Pumicestone Passage

ONE thing we retirees need to do is keep active, socialise, use our brains and get out in the fresh air. Well members of the Pumicestone Passage Probus club are doing just that. They also belong to the Bribie Island Croquet Club, an excellent place to achieve all mentioned. Our club gives lots of opportunities for fellowship, friendship and fun with outings, interesting speakers, dinner groups and coffee groups and a fishing group. The Croquet Club keeps them active out in the beautiful Queensland weather. Use your brain to outwit your opposition and physical activity working your way round the courts.

Both these clubs tick all the boxes so why not try them for yourself? Brenda Dillon was presented with Lifetime Membership of Pumistone Passage Probus by Gerry the Secretary to celebrate her outstanding commitment to the club. Brenda joined the now rapidly expanding, popular club in 2002 and joined the management committee in 2008. She is still there. Brenda's role is that of welfare officer, checking up on anyone who is not well, or needs some type of help. She is such an amazing character, always smiling, always cheerful, and always ready with a joke.

The Pumistone Passage Probus Croquet Club keeps active outdoors in the beautiful Queensland weather .
The Pumistone Passage Probus Croquet Club keeps active outdoors in the beautiful Queensland weather .


WE ARE holding a variety concert at the Kedron-Wavell Services Club, "Kittyhawk Room”, 375 Hamilton Rd, Chermside at 2pm on Sunday, November 3 (doors open at 1.30pm). Tickets $10 pp. Light afternoon tea for purchase at intermission. Featuring: Queensland Accordion Orchestra, John Cave, solo accordionist and other guest artists including vocalist Mary Martyn. Free parking. CD First Impressions for sale.

Phone Mary on 07 3172 3652 or email mary.martyn for more information.


WE WILL again be hosting free Learn to Bowl sessions on the greens at the club. These Learn to Bowl sessions are part of the many events organised by the Brisbane City Council for their GOLD Program (Growing Old Living Dangerously). The program is aimed at people aged 50 and over encouraging them to try new activities to help keep them active and healthy. All the different activities are listed in the BCC's booklet available at all BCC Libraries and on the council's website. 2019 is the fourth year Gaythorne Bowls Club has been working with the BCC to host this activity and it is great to see so many people being introduced to the game of bowls, and as it turns out, a few people decide to get more involved with the game and become members of Gaythorne Bowls Club or another bowls club closer to where they live.

The days in October are warming up and it is great to enjoy the evenings with the cool breezes on the greens under lights as the bowls roll down the greens. Then afterwards, participants are welcome to enjoy the comforts of the clubhouse and refreshments are also available. Tuesday, October 1 from 6-8pm at 18 Prospect Rd, Mitchelton. For more, phone 07 3255 2048 or 07 3855 2725.


WE MEET on the third Friday of the month at The Lion, Pine Rd, Richlands at 10.30am. Date claimers for the next two meetings are October 18 and November 15. For more information about the club and its activities, phone Leonie, president on 0427 846 057 or Les, activities officer on 0466 377 618 to register your interest, or email New members are always welcome.


WE ARE having a bus trip on October 16 to Crows Nest. We will be enjoying a tour of their museum and their lovely historical village. We will also visit their Art and Craft shop that is very popular with all tourists. The bus will leave at 7.30am from the car park of Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, Appleby Rd, Stafford. Cost $55 includes morning tea, lunch and tour.

For bookings, phone Julia on 07 3355 6862 or 0467 680 551 or Carolyn on 07 3356 8223.


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Go to or phone Alex on 0402 845 496 for more information.


ALL nurses who have worked or now work at the Prince Charles Hospital are invited to attend the annual reunion. The Annual Nurses Reunion for all nurses who have worked or now work at the Prince Charles Hospital will be held on Thursday, October 24 from 11.30am to 1.30pm. Lunch at Restaurant Three (next to foyer), Kedron Wavell Services Club, Hamilton Rd, Chermside. Cost: (pay on the day): KWSC members $21.60. Non-members $24. RSVP (for seating arrangements) by October 18.

Contacts: Judy Windsor 07 3265 5764; Laurel Mills 07 3385 0519 or email; Carolyn Bowser 07 3359 3022 or email


THE Association of Independent Retirees Brisbane branch of a national group are fully or partial self-funded people who are retired and meet mainly every third Friday (please check first) at the OES Hall, 2 Bohland St, Kedron, running off Kitchener Rd. This is our normal monthly meeting where we have regular guest speakers discussing matters of interest to our group. Their topics cover many matters. 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 and a friendly chat with other members and friends. There is a small charge here to cover our costs as we are a not for profit group. We also have a finance discussion group meeting at Chermside on the second Friday at about the same times. Our group does not give financial advice but we have a round table style meeting bringing up matters of interest. This meeting visitors are allowed initially as a look and see but after that visit it is for members only. Our group does charge an annual membership fee.

For details, phone 07 3881 1820 prior to 5pm or email


WE MEET on the second Tuesday of every month (except January and December) at our new headquarters at 1 Edmond St, Carina. The trip to Bribie Island was very informative and shows how volunteers can improve their district by the wonderful example of their assistance at The Butterfly House. The guest speaker at the September meeting was Peter Martin from Queensland Corrective Services who spoke of the work done throughout our state. Sometimes we should be grateful for our circumstances. Our bus trip for this month will be to the Majestic Theatre at Pomona for silent movies.

This shows how far technology has progressed in our lifetime which some older people do not understand. We then progress to Cooroy for lunch and a drive through the wonderful scenery. We will be entertained by The Choir from Carina Men's Shed at the October meeting. We are a friendly club and always welcome visitors and prospective members at all our meetings.

For more, phone Maureen on 07 3398 4236 or Eddie on 07 3395 3337.

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