WALK AND TALK: Burleigh Waters Probus club walking group at Burleigh Headland.
WALK AND TALK: Burleigh Waters Probus club walking group at Burleigh Headland.

Group guide: Gold Coast



Banora Point

RETIRED? Looking to meet new people? We meet on the fourth Monday of each month at the South Tweed Sports Club at 10am. Cost $5. We are a mixed club and have interesting speakers, as well outing each month.

Phone Ron or Annette on 07 5523 4016.


Burleigh Heads Ladies

MYSTERY Tours are a perfect baffle to all human understanding. And yet, the members of the Burleigh Heads Ladies Probus Club found themselves embracing this mind boggling situation of a Mystery Tour, around the wider Gold Coast region, with loads of enthusiasm, laughter and adventure. 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 Jennifer 0402 860 650.


Burleigh Waters

OUR monthly outing was a visit to Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens and lunch at Breakfast Creek Hotel. At our meeting General Manager Operations Brett Curtis told us about the Gold Coast Airport re-development plans and operations. Retired or semi-retired men are invited to join us at Club Meetings, 10am, on the third Monday of each month at Burleigh Waters Community Centre, 131 Christine Ave, 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 Des 0434 873 626.


Hastings Point/Tweed Coast

THE next meeting of the will be held on September 17 at 10am at Tricare Retirement Community, 87 Tweed Coast Road, Hastings Point. The main speaker will be Rod Preston who has given many talks on cruise ships and to Probus and Rotary Clubs. His topic for this talk will be "Convicts, poms and the flash mob". Visitors always welcome.

Inquiries with Jean on 02 6670 4072.


Kirra Tugun

OUR club turned out in numbers on a visit to St Bernards Hotel in a really outstanding venue on a glorious day lots of sunshine great views lots of happy chat good food and a visit from a couple of patient Puppies another happy memory to add to a the past will more plans to create many more retirees can talk to Rod on 0438 341 909.


DO YOU like to meet new people and play cards? We are seeking people who would like to join our small friendly club and welcome all levels of player. We are especially inviting non bridge players to our free beginners lessons. Bridge is a mentally stimulating and enjoyable card game suitable for all ages. The club currently has a variety of people through many ages and playing skills. The HBC is located in Discovery Dr, Helensvale.

For more, phone Hilda on 0415 612 667 or go to Helensvalebridgeclub.com or on Facebook.


FIBROMYALGIA, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Information and Support Group meets on the first Friday of every month at 10.30am at the HACC Community Centre, cnr Heffron Street and Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South. All welcome.

Phone Bronwyn on 07 5593 9319.


MORE than 360 delegates from Queensland and other States and overseas attended the 9th annual Mental Health Symposium at Bond University on August 20. Organised by the Runaway Bay Rotary Club and Australian Rotary Health, a distinguished panel of speakers addressed many of the problems now facing society, including youth suicide, major depression, indigenous health and healthcare worker wellness.

Speakers at the symposium and interactive workshops included Professor Yin Paradies, an international authority on cross-cultural divides and author of more than 180 publications, Doctor Margaret Kay, medical director of Queensland Doctors' Health Programme, Professor Chris Stapelberg, professor for Mental Health at Bond University and the Gold Coast University Hospital, Doctor Shahina Braganza, Senior Emergency Physician, and Tenzin Chodron, a Buddhist nun with many years of experience as a social worker, counsellor and group facilitator. Major sponsors of this annual event included Bendigo Bank, Bond University, Headspace Southport, PHN Gold Coast and Basil Sellers.

For more information, contact Roy Howard, Communications Director, Runaway Bay Rotary Club. Email sawadee747@gmail.com.


THE Military Heritage Museum is located in the Qld Naval Brigade Drill Hall at Owen Park, Mick Vievers Way, 201 Queen Street, Southport (next to the Southport Primary School). Free entry and parking.

Phone Noel on 0437 732 575 and organise a time and day during any week to visit.


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.

Phone Betty on 07 5580 7034.


WELLBEING and activities for all. Pay just $8 to join the Coolangatta Seniors for access to over 35 different activities at low cost. All ages welcome! Looking to add exercise to your routine, try our yoga, tai chi, table tennis, indoor bowls, qi gong, aerobic exercise or dancing. Too many activities to mention them all so come see for yourself. Go to coolangatta seniors.com.au or visit us 2 Gerrard St, Coolangatta.



Gold Coast North

NSAA (Qld) Inc, invites all Nashos and partners to their meetings held on the second Tuesday of each even numbered month commencing at 9.30am followed by a social barbecue lunch, located within the Light Horse Museum adjacent to the Mudgeeraba Showground, 8 Worongary Road, Mudgeeraba.

For inquiries, please contact either Brian Handke (president) on 07 5630 8071 or Jeff Wootten, Publicity officer on 0413 548 615.


Gold Coast South-Twin Towns

OUR General Meetings are held bi-monthly at 10am (Qld time) at RSL Sub Branch Twin-Towns, Anzac Room, Tweed Heads. Our next AGM will be held on Friday, September 27. Veterans who served in any Forces of the Commonwealth "between" 1951-1972. Please show your support. Join us and rekindle the camaraderie you experienced during your Service. New members and visitors welcome to attend.

Phone Tom Hughes (public officer) on 07 5513 0665.


WE ARE celebrating 50 years by singing Karl Jenkins' Symphonic Adiemus. Accompanied by Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra, it promises to be vibrant, uplifting and moving. See the Queensland premiere on September 14 from 7.30pm at HOTA, Home of the Arts, Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise. Tickets $28-38.

Book online, go to hota.com.au or phone 07 5588 4000.


EXIT International is a voluntary euthanasia group that meets quarterly. Meetings are held at the Robina Community Centre. Attendees must be Exit Members.

Go to exitinternational.net or phone local co-ordinator Elaine on 0421 796 713.



Burleigh Heads

WE ARE a community service club who meet on the third Tuesday of each month at the Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park Surf Club from 6.30pm for a meal and to discuss forthcoming fundraising events, philanthropy and social events over a drink. 100% of the fundraising income goes back into the community such as drought support, flood support, local children and families in need, CareFlight and other important causes.

If you would like to find out more, phone Merv on 0478 681 300 or email burleighheadslionsclub @gmail.com.


A MUSICAL meander through the war years - A Brown Slouch Hat. Devised, Written and Directed by Doug Williams at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre on September 13 & 20 at 7.30pm and September 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 2pm. Adult: $18; Concession: $15; Child: $10; Table of 8: $13.

Tickets available from Tweed & Murwillumbah Info Centres, online: go to tweedtheatre.com.au, phone on 1800 674 414 or at the door.


WE ARE holding a Pink luncheon and fashion parade on Thursday, October 3 at 11am at the Southport Bowls Club. The two course luncheon is $25pp. Everyone welcome. Money can be deposited into Westpac by September 27. Account Name: Cancer Support Sisters; BSB: 034610; Acc: 329706.

Phone Fay on 0421 331 576 or Rhonda on 0401 584 997 once money has been paid into the account so you're added to the list.


FREE Bridge lessons for absolute beginners for four Saturday's commencing on October 12 from 9am-11am, then continuing lessons every Saturday from 9am-11am. Lessons conducted by an ABF accredited teacher in a very friendly atmosphere. Morning tea provided and easy parking for all ability levels. Surfers Paradise Bridge Club, 1 Carrara St, Benowa.

Phone 07 5597 0085 or email email@surfbdge.com.



MERRY MEMBERS: Kirra Tugun Probus club members celebrated Christmas in July, visiting St Bernards Hotel.
MERRY MEMBERS: Kirra Tugun Probus club members celebrated Christmas in July, visiting St Bernards Hotel.


INTERNATIONAL artist Heather Bell and art group will be holding an exhibition of artwork in various genres. It will run from September 23 to October 4 Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm at Kirra Hill Gallery. Located at the GC Community Centre on the hill behind the Iron Eagle. All artwork will be for sale. Don't miss this opportunity to find a quality work of art in time for Christmas.



Burleigh Palm Beach

THE next meeting of the Burleigh Palm Beach VIEW Club will be held on Tuesday, September 17 at 10.30am at Treetops Tavern, West Burleigh. VIEW Clubs, which stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women, support the work of The Smith Family - a national charity that helps children in need with their education. Through our work with the charity, VIEW Club members are helping make life-changing differences to local children and their families. New members are always welcome at this friendly club.

For further information, phone Ros on 0431 442 030.



OUR next luncheon will be held at the South Tweed Sports Club on Thursday, September 19. All ladies are very welcome to join our friendly ladies for coffee and chat 11-11.30am start. We meet on the third Thursday of the month. Guest speaker this month will be Ingrid Steynberg who has very interesting tales of her time in Africa. Apologies/bookings phone Kay on (07)55244089 on Monday prior to our luncheon.



OUR meeting place is now Pimpama Hotel, 102 Pimpama Jacobs Well Road, Pimpama with a new time of 9.30am for 10am on Friday, September 20. Always meeting on the third Friday of the month and our social event is on the first Friday of the month. If you're interested in meeting with a vibrant group of ladies phone the secretary Rose on 0412 435 483.


Southport Day

ON AUGUST 30, approximately 25 members of QC01 Zone VIEW Clubs participated in "Walk with VIEW" to raise money for Learning for Life Students of The Smith Family. Our next meeting will be on September 18. Our guest speaker will be Chez Rafter, environmental advocate and children's book author. Theme for the day is Nautical. 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. 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.


Surfers Paradise

OUR club supports the Smith Family plus 9 Learning for Life Students with their school needs. The Surfers Paradise VIEW Club holds their 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 enjoyable outings.

Phone Nancy on 07 5592 6730 or 0421 639 574.


Twin Towns Evening

WE Will be celebrating our 30th birthday on October 9, to be held at the Tweed Heads Bowls Club's OPAL room. The theme will be "FIESTA" so glamour up in your brightest outfits. To mark this occasion, instead of our usual night time meeting, it will be a Luncheon. Thus enabling our sister Daytime Clubs to attend.

For more information, phone Pat on 07 5536 5227 or Trudy 07 5524 1770 or Facebook page.


GOLD Coast Over Fifties - we meet each fortnight at a great restaurants around the Gold Coast. All men welcome for beer, wine and food. We critique restaurants, have guest speakers but most of all we have a lot of fun. Generally Thursday afternoons, however, some evening events.

For more, phone Michel on 0412 757 535, search for @sipnsupgc on Facebook or email michel_44@bigpond.com.


WE ARE a new social club and we wish to invite ladies who would like to join our happy group for friendship and social activities such as lunches, morning teas, craft and movie days.

Phone Shirley on 0421 202 599 or Margaret on 0402 427 843.


ALL classes are $7. Beginners class 11.40am-1pm every Friday; Improver class 1.15-3.15pm every Tuesday; Intermediate class 1.15-3.15pm every Friday. At the PCYC, 24 Cayuga St. Nerang. Next door to the Bowls Club.

Phone 0410 505 740 or email pamseye@hotmail.com.


WE WELCOME you to join us for a community Open Day at our Gold Coast aged care community, HillView Merrimac on Wednesday, October 2 from 9am-noon at 239 Gooding Dr, Merrimac. Register your interest on our website and go into the running to win prizes on the day. Go to hillviewcare.com. au/open-day.


Robina Bowls Club welcomed 50 lawn bowlers from Tasmania on their annual sojourn to the Gold Coast. They enjoyed 12 days of lawn bowls at a number of clubs during their three-week stay.
Robina Bowls Club welcomed 50 lawn bowlers from Tasmania on their annual sojourn to the Gold Coast. They enjoyed 12 days of lawn bowls at a number of clubs during their three-week stay.


OUR classes are being held in a brand new room located at the South Tweed Sports Club, 4 Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South. There are a number of classes to suit all students wishing to learn computer technology which is an important part of our daily lives. Classes commence at 9.30am, some classes are held at different times of the day. Classes are one and a half hours duration, the cost of each lesson is $5.

For further information, go to tact.org.au or phone 07 5524 9212.


ALLIED health students at Southern Cross University Health Clinic in Bilinga are putting the call out for people with diabetes to sign up to a free podiatry and exercise physiology clinic. The free foot examinations and physical exercise review on the Gold Coast for people with diabetes will be run by third-year podiatry and exercise physiology students, supervised by industry professionals.

According to Southern Cross University Podiatry lecturer Dr Alex Barwick each year there are 10,000 hospitalisations, 1000 deaths and 4400 amputations in Australia as a result of diabetes-related foot complications. A limited number of free screenings will be available as part of the diabetes clinic on Tuesdays from 8am-11.30am on September 17 and 24 at Southern Cross University Health Clinic at Southern Cross Dr, Bilinga.

To register, phone 07 5589 3252 or email clinic@scu.edu.au. Ongoing student-led clinics in podiatry, exercise physiology, osteopathy and speech pathology are available to the general public for a small fee at the Gold Coast campus.

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