Group guide: Gold Coast
COME along to National Seniors Broadbeach and meet the local and very active over 50s residing in and around Broadbeach. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at Kurrawa Surf Club at 9.45am. We have informative speakers and we lunch afterwards to get to know each other. The committee organise activities throughout the month. All welcome. Phone Jenny on 0418 215 400.
WE HOLD an art exhibition at the Gold Coast Community Centre, Kirra Hill Art Gallery until September 7. Open Monday to Friday from 9am-4pm. An exhibition of artworks by Terri Bradley, Heather Bell, Dawn Jones and Jon Bell. Many genres to choose from and all art is for sale at reasonable prices. Why not start your Christmas shopping now? For more information, phone Terri on 0414 376 057 or Heather on 0438 241 991.
CARER SUPPORT GROUP
ARE you caring for someone who is living with dementia? Please join us at our Ozcare Robina office to connect with other carers and healthcare professionals. Our dementia advisors, Rebecca Wright and Deirdre Bester, will attend the meeting to provide information and resources to support your role as a carer on Thursday, November 1 from 2-4pm at Ozcare Robina, 214-218 Highfield Drive, Robina. Please note: This is a group for carers only. Hope to see you there.
GOLD COAST STROKE SUPPORT GROUP
PLEASE note that there will be no monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of September. It will be replaced by a barbecue luncheon for the Gold Coast launch of the 2018 National Stroke Awareness Week. Any stroke (or brain attack) survivor, members of their family and their carer(s) and other interested members of the public are invited and welcome to attend our meetings. Why not tell a friend, associate or business acquaintance about our group? For more information go to goldcoaststrokesupport group.org.au or phone (07) 5531 3254.
SOLACE is an organisation for people grieving the loss of a partner. We meet every second and fourth Wednesday at 10.30am at Broadbeach Senior Citizens Centre, TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach. For more information, phone Betty on (07) 5580 7034.
BARGAINS FOR SENIORS
THERE is a few great free/low cost things on the Gold Coast. Star Casino Broadbeach: If you join as a member (at the concierge) for free and see new release Movies every Sunday and Monday for free; Yuen's Fruit Market at Mermaid Waters does cheap/discounted fruit/veg boxes most days for as little as $1.99. You might be eligible for a free walker/walking aid provided by the government through my aged care.
CARRARA LIONS CLUB
WANT be part of a friendly team that positively impacts the community via project work, fundraising sausage sizzles, events and regular social activities? We are an extremely active and welcoming club with many projects on the go. Just recently they donated toys to the ambulance and Angel Flight; catered at netball playoffs and community open days; and have helped people in need through their small grants program. And of course, every Christmas they sell the famous Lions Christmas cakes. The club meets at the Italo Club, Fairways Drive, Clear Island Waters on the first and third Wednesday of the month, 6.30pm for a 7pm. All guests welcome. For information, email secretary Bonnie email@example.com or phone 0458 481 486.
SOUTHPORT SENIOR CITIZENS
WE WELCOME all over 50s to our activities which include line dancing; new vogue dancing; Scottish; square and tap dancing; tai chi and light exercise. For all activity times please go to southportseniorcitizens. com or phone Annette (07) 5537 1377. Membership is $8 per year with each activity costing a low $3. We celebrate Christmas twice a year and have trivia and other social functions during the year. Our club motto is "finding friends fun and fitness" - if you are interested in these three things please come along and join us. We are a very active and friendly club. You can find as at 2 Whitby Street, Southport. Parking is available in Owen Park right behind our lovely air-conditioned hall.
CURRUMBIN HAPPY GROUP
ON AUGUST 2 we celebrated our 36th birthday. Past presidents of our group are Dorothy Murphy (foundation), Sam Sell, Richard Lang, Carl Dallas and presently, Mary Alexander. Our club founding members Dorothy Murphy and Mary Alexander are retiring and Mary also celebrated her 90th birthday. The voluntary workers still provide the same selfless service and caring for each other. Currumbin Happy Group is greatly indebted to the many wonderful helpers and supporters over the years. There have been too many to name that have donated to our cause. We meet every Tuesday from 9-11.30am at the Elanora Uniting Church, 17 Applecross Way, Elanora. For inquiries, phone Mary Marfell on 0410 055 593.
NSAA QLD - GC SOUTH-TWIN TOWNS
NATIONAL Servicemen's Association Of Australia Qld, Gold Coast South - Twin Towns Branch NSW. Our General Meetings are held Bi Monthly on odd months from 10am QLD Time. Venue: RSL Twin-Towns, Anzac Room, Tweed Heads. Our next GM will be held on Friday, September 21. For veterans who served in any Forces of the Commonwealth "between" 1951 -1972. Why not join us and re kindle the camaraderie you experienced during your Service. New Members are always welcome to attend. For further information phone Tom Hughes Public officer on (07) 5513 0665.
GOLD COAST BRIDGE CLUB
WE ARE located on the highway in Surfers Paradise will show you how to brush up your bridge skills or learn new ones from our experienced teachers. We provide beginners classes and coaching at all levels and conduct bridge sessions six days and two nights a week. Join 'the friendly club' and meet interesting people from all walks of life. Take part in our many social occasions. For more information, phone Lynley (07) 5538 3112 or 0418 984 856.
Supporting The Smith Family Learning For Life Program.
Burleigh Palm Beach
OUR members meet regularly to share their passion, build lasting friendships and make a tremendous difference in the lives of the young students we support. We are always looking for new members to join us. We meet on the third Tuesday of the month at Treetops Tavern, West Burleigh. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 18. New members are always welcome at this friendly club. For more information, phone Ros on 0431 442 030.
OUR next luncheon will be September 20 at the South Tweed Sports Club from 11am for a 11.30am start. We meet on the third Thursday of each month and have interesting guest speakers and social outings. All ladies welcome. Apologies/bookings via phone with Elaine on (07) 5524 4461.
OUR ladies are urging the local community to support disadvantaged children and young people with their education by joining the club which sponsors three school children. We meet at 11am on the second Wednesday of the month at the Rec Club, Alba Lane (off Jacaranda Avenue), Kingston. Cost of $25 includes a two course lunch and a guest speaker. Proceeds from the day go to The Smith Family's Learning for Life program. Phone Pat on (07) 3804 6931 for further details.
THE Robina VIEW Club held its 8th birthday party on August with a "Mad Hatter's Tea Party" theme. Over 100 VIEW Club members from around the Gold Coast gathered for fun and games. People embraced the theme with enthusiasm with Alice and The Mad Hatter welcoming everyone 'down the rabbit hole'. Our friendly ladies regularly meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 9.30am for 10am start at the Robina Bowls Club, Ron Penhaligon Way, Robina. There are interesting guest speakers with morning tea, plus other social days and outings. New members and guests are welcome. For more information, phone Jennifer on 0408 005 458.
OUR club meets on the third Wednesday of each month for a delicious luncheon at the picturesque Southport Yacht Club, Macarthur Parade, Main Beach overlooking the Broadwater. Time: 11.30am for noon start. Each month there are interesting guest speakers or entertainers. This is a great way to meet and make new friends. The first Friday of each month is Social Day when various 'get-togethers' are organised. Visitors are most welcome. For inquiries and bookings, phone Robin on (07) 5537 4593.
WE HOLD our meetings and lunch on the second Tuesday of each month at the Southport Golf Club. Meeting at 11.30am for lunch at noon, always with an interesting guest speaker. New members and visitors are most welcome. For an opportunity to meet new friends and join in our social activities and really enjoyable outings, phone Nancy on 0412 639 574 or (07) 5592 6730.
New to Tweed area? Retired or semi-retired? Join us at Banora Point Probus. We meet on the fourth Monday of each month at the South Tweed Sports Club at 10am. We are a mixed club, and have interesting speakers, as well as an outing each month. Phone Annette or Ron on (07) 5523 4016 for more information.
Burleigh Heads Ladies
WE MEET on the third Wednesday of the month at Burleigh Heads Surf Lifesaving Club. Morning tea is enjoyed at 10am, followed by a meeting at 10.30am, which includes an interesting speaker. Lunch can be ordered. A coach trip or social activity is held on the fourth Wednesday. Visitors welcome. Phone Helga on (07) 5520 2426 or Glenda (07) 5576 0303.
MEMBERS enjoyed a fun day of Barefoot Bowls at Mermaid Beach Bowls Club, and at our meeting Padre Morgan Batt gave a great presentation and talk on his mountaineering experiences, including his climb on Mt Everest and other notable peaks. Retired or semi-retired men are invited to join us at club meetings from 10am, on the third Monday of each month at Burleigh Waters Community Centre, 131 Christine Avenue, Burleigh Waters. Nominally a men's club, but wives are very welcome to share the club's fellowship, friendship and fun at all club meetings and outings. Phone Brian on (07) 5520 6332 or John (07) 5520 6661.
Coolangatta Tweed Heads
ARE you new to the area, recently retired or looking to meet people for Friendship, Fellowship and Fun? Probus Club is holding an Open Day from 9.45am Wednesday, October 3 at Tweed Heads Bowls Club, come along to hear an interesting guest speaker, meet our members and learn about the fun activities you can enjoy at our club. Phone Shirley on (07) 5599 7316.
PRESIDENT Judy has had the pleasant duty of welcoming new inductee's over the past winter months. Congratulations to Barbara on reaching her recent important milestone. A special mention of well-being to both Marie and Florence and Coral. We meet on the second Friday of the month at the Senior Citizens Hall, Community Centre Helensvale, meetings from 10am. Visitors most welcome. Phone president Judy on 0421 173 018 or secretary Lynne on 0402 538 234.
North Gold Coast
LOOKING for a new and progressive club with a dynamic membership? Membership is open - all are welcome. We meet the first Monday of every month and have a speaker and activities calendar that is varied, exciting and offers something for everyone. Join us for coffee and cake and meet some of our fabulous, and raring to go, members. Phone Michele on 0418 900 387 for details.
Palm Beach Qld Combined
IN KEEPING abreast with the times, on April 12, members made the historic step of becoming a "mixed club" in which women as well as men are welcome to become members. It is a big change as the club had always been a "men's club" since inauguration on January 12, 1984. Previously there were the quarterly "ladies days" in which wives and partners attended meetings and also participated in social activities but took no part in running the club. To celebrate the change, the club took an outing by bus to The Fox And The Hounds, Wongawallan.
Meetings are at the Currumbin RSL at 9.30am on the second Thursday of each month. Activities, guest speakers and bus trips. Phone Tom on 0438 532 245 or Jim (07) 5534 7801.
AT OUR meeting on August 20, Life Membership certificates were presented by President Marilyn Zinda, to Ian McGowan, Noel McIsaac and Ian Raines. These were presented in recognition of the many years of service given to the club by each of them. Many years where they have captured the "true spirit" of Probus, fun, friendship and fellowship. They are members who have been happy to provide 'Service above Self'. The club holds its meetings on the third Monday of each month at the Paradise Point Bowls Club starting at 10am. A guest speaker is invited to each meeting and morning tea. A lunchtime get together is held on the fourth Tuesday each month at the same venue, meeting pre-lunch at 11.30am. New members welcome. Phone Marilyn on 0407 758 854.
WE CELEBRATED Seniors Week with a large Mediterranean luncheon at the wonderful Italo-Australian Club. Music, dancing, Italian pasta, pizza and wine were all enjoyed! Twenty-nine Sorrento Probus Club members participated. Our lively friendly mixed club, undertakes regular outings, lunches and coffee mornings, as well as presenting interesting monthly speakers. Come and visit us at the Southport Bowls Club from 10am on the second Thursday of each month. Phone Doreen on 5526 6126.
WE ARE a voluntary euthanasia group that meets quarterly. Meetings are held at the Robina Community Centre. Attendees must be Exit Members. Further information on our website, go to exitinternational.net or phone local co-ordinator Elaine on (07) 5580 8215 or 0421 796 713.
WE HAVE more than 40 different groups on offer, from painting to languages, book clubs to tennis, computers to dancing. It costs just $25 to join this fun and friendly group, giving you unlimited access to groups until December. For more information, phone Jeni on 0401 821 681 or go to tweedcoast.u3anet. org.au.
JOIN us for Light Exercise, Movement to Music and Yoga our venues are at St Cuthbert's Hall, Florence Street, Tweed Heads and St Monica's Hall, Golden Drive, Tugun. Enjoy a gentle workout to music, toning the body from head to toe. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am. Phone (07) 5534 7333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TWEED HOSPITAL AUXILIARY
THE Tweed Hospital Auxiliary will be holding a 'Spring Carnival of Craft' on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 from 9am-3pm in the Tweed Heads Civic Centre, corner of Brett and Wharf Streets, Tweed Heads. There will be lots of different craft stalls including candle and soap makers, photographic art, weavers, wood craft, hand-crafted jewellery, fancy coat hangers, tea towels, card/paper craft and many more crafts. We will also have cakes, plants and light refreshments with a sausage sizzle on the Saturday. Entry is $5 per person and all proceeds go to purchasing equipment for the Tweed Hospital. Come along and have a really fun day.
TWEED COAST CFS/ME/FMS SUPPORT GROUP INC.
FIBROMYALGIA, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Information and Support Group meets on the first Friday of every month at 10.30am at the HACC Community Centre, corner of Heffron Street and Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South. All welcome. For more details, phone Bronwyn on (07) 5593 9319.