CLUB CELEBRATIONS: Twin Towns and District Garden Club celebrated their 40th birthday in style, (from left) founding president Graeme Williams, current president  Monika Ross,  Garden Clubs Australia's George Hoad,  vice-president Lesley Fydler   and club members and GCA zone co-ordinator John Bennett.
CLUB CELEBRATIONS: Twin Towns and District Garden Club celebrated their 40th birthday in style, (from left) founding president Graeme Williams, current president Monika Ross, Garden Clubs Australia's George Hoad, vice-president Lesley Fydler and club members and GCA zone co-ordinator John Bennett.

Group guide: Northern NSW



Banora Point

RETIRED? Looking to meet new people?

We meet on the fourth Monday of each month at South Tweed Sports Club at 10am. Cost $5.

We are a mixed club and have interesting speakers, as well as outings each month.

This month's speaker is Patrick Pickett, performer and conductor. Our next meeting will be held on Monday, September 23.

Phone Ron or Annette on 0755234016.


Hastings Point/ TweedCoast

THE next meeting will be held on September 17 at 10am at Tricare Retirement Community, 87 Tweed Coast Rd, 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 Bernard's 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 the past, with more plans to create many more. Retirees can talk to Rod on 0438 341 909.


OUR classes are being held in a brand-new room located at South Tweed Sports Club, 4 Minjungbal Dr, 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 start at 9.30am, some classes are held at different times of the day. Classes are one-and-a-half hours duration and the cost of each lesson is $5.

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


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 to 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.


CARPET bowls: a social, chatty game with morning tea, fortnightly on a Friday, 10am-noon, September 20 and October 4.. Then November 1, 15 and 29.

Phone Marg on 02 6687 8033 for more information.



Gold Coast South-Twin Towns

OUR general meetings are held bi-monthly at 10am Queensland time. Venue: RSL Sub-Branch Twin Towns, Anzac Room, Tweed Heads.

Our next general meeting will be our AGM, to be held on Friday, September 27.

Veterans who served in any forces of the Commonwealth between 1951-72. Please show your support.

Join us and rekindle the camaraderie you experienced during your service. New members and visitors are always welcome to attend.

For further information phone public officer Tom Hughes on 07 5513 0665.


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 St and Minjungbal Dr, Tweed Heads South.

All welcome. For further information, phone Bronwyn on 07 5593 9319.


AS PART of his humorous speech, one of our members changed our upstairs room at Cudgen Leagues Club into a "hospital" for a short time while he informed his patient "Cyril" that he was pregnant.

If you are interested, please join us on the first and/or third Wednesday of the month at 9.45am, where we improve our communication skills via personal storytelling.

For more information, email Gary at


One of the Tweed Valley Toastmaster members changed the upstairs room at Cudgen Leagues Club into a
One of the Tweed Valley Toastmaster members changed the upstairs room at Cudgen Leagues Club into a "hospital” for a short time while he informed his patient "Cyril”.


A MUSICAL meander through the war years, A Brown Slouch Hat. Devised, written and directed by Doug Williams, on at Tweed Heads Civic Centre on September 13 and 20 at 7.30pm and September 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 2pm.

Adults $18, concession $15, child $10, table of eight $13. Tickets available from Tweed and Murwillumbah Information Centres, online, go to, phone on 1800 674 414 or at the door.


COME and join our fun croquet club for a social game, beginners and visitors welcome.

Games starts 9.30am Tuesday and 2pm Thursday at Black Rocks Sports Field, $5 a game. Inquires, phone 0413 335 941.


WELLBEING and activities for all.

Pay just $8 to join the Coolangatta Seniors for access to more than 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 or visit us at 2 Gerrard St, Coolangatta.


TTDGC 1979-2019: we celebrated our 40th birthday in style on August 12 at South Tweed Sports Club, with a theme of "wear something red".

George Hoad from Garden Clubs Australia presented the club with a 40th birthday achievement award certificate.

Angus Southwell, our club patron and CEO of South Tweed Sports Club, donated the cake and took part in the cutting of the cake ceremony, accompanied by Graeme Williams, the club's first president of the founding of the club in 1979.

The birthday had a normal general meeting, with extra special trading tables, quirky plants display and a cent auction, with all those prizes being donated by sponsors and members.

The major prizes being two nights' accommodation at Twin Towns Resorts and a $100 Bunnings Card.

Following our meeting members and guests enjoyed lunch, listening to music supplied by Colin Locke and Co. Musicians of Tweed Heads.

Members took home party bags filled with goodies from sponsors such as Searles, Ozkleen and many more, too numerous too mention.

A big thank you must go to all those sponsors that supplied gifts for the members. It was just an awesome effort.


WE WILL be holding our annual fete on Saturday, October 12, in the Tweed Civic Centre Auditorium, corner Wharf and Brett Sts, Tweed Heads.

Stalls include craft, books, jewellery, pre-loved clothing, cakes, trash and treasure, knitted baby wear, soft toys, remnants, plants, a barbecue and so much more.

Doors open at 8am-2pm.

This is a fun day and a great way to pick up a bargain and support our local hospital.

All proceeds go towards equipment for Tweed Hospital.


ON WEDNESDAY, August 21, members of Yamba Red Cross and Yamba Seniors Inc (which unfortunately has now folded) and some residents of Palm Lake Resort Yamba enjoyed a wonderful day at the Remember When Cottage Museum at Waterview Heights.

We stopped on the way at See Park in Grafton for morning tea and continued on to the museum, where we were able to step back in time enjoying the history of the Clarence Valley that is displayed in a 100-year-old cottage relocated from Grafton.

We then enjoyed a delicious lunch consisting of soup, sandwiches, cakes etc, tea and coffee. We thoroughly recommend a visit to this museum but you need to phone and book.

Please note that we will not be holding a September meeting. Blood donor days at the Yamba Bowlo will be on Monday, September 9, from 2-6.30pm; Tuesday, September 10, from 10am-2pm; Monday, September 23, 2-6.30pm; Tuesday, September 24, 10am-2pm. To register, phone Lismore 13 14 95 as walk-ins may be turned away.

Our next meeting will be held on Saturday, October 5, in the roundhouse Palm Lake Resort Yamba, commencing at 10am. New members are most welcome.

Phone Annette Callaghan on 0400 319 384 or email callaghan.annette@




OUR next luncheon will be held at South Tweed Sports Club on Thursday, September 19.

All ladies are very welcome to join our friendly ladies for coffee and chat, 11am for 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 5524 4089 Monday prior to our luncheon.


Twin Towns Evening

WE WILL be celebrating our 30th birthday on October 9, to be held at 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, phone Pat on 07 5536 5227 or Trudy 075524 1770 or visit the Facebook page. Visiting ladies most welcome.


SAVE the date - calling all artists, young and old, who want to enter this year's Tintenbar Art Show, which is being organised by the Tintenbar Community Aid Network and scheduled for the weekend of October 18-20 in the Tintenbar Hall.

Tina Farrow, local artist and TinCAN member, says that entries have opened and will close on October 4.

The categories for artworks are: Landscape, Waterscape, People and Animals, Still Life and Abstract.

Cash prizes will be awarded to winners in all categories, with extra awards for Best in Show and People's Choice.

There will be also be cash prizes for winning children's entries. Children's age groups: 12 years and under and 13-16 years.

Thanks must go to the range of sponsors who make this event possible: Boral, Tintenbar Medical Centre, Elders Real Estate Bangalow, Tintenbar Teahouse, Tintenbar Garage, B Framed, Lois Buckett and Tintenbar Store.

A special thanks to local artist David Lane, who has donated a painting to be raffled at the weekend of the art show.

Proceeds from the art show will go to TinCAN volunteer support and to local charities.

Further information and entry forms can be obtained from Tina Farrow on 0409 827 094 or email tintenbarcommunity@


BE CONNECTED - If you know how to use a computer, a mobile device and know how to access the internet, you could be a digital mentor for seniors in your community.

We are providing free training now in Ballina, Casino and Lismore to give you the skills. It's fun, free, you can do it in a day and includes free morning tea and lunch.

For more information, phone 02 6621 7397.

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