Group guide: Sunshine Coast
SUNSHINE COAST COMPUTER CLUB
ALTHOUGH some people have used a computer in their workplace they find on leaving work that their computer knowledge needs to be refreshed for use outside the work place. There is also the desire to keep active and learn something new. Come as a visitor to a weekly Club meeting at Buderim on a Thursday afternoon or Caloundra on a Saturday morning and have an introductory chat to our welcoming members and see what goes on at meetings. If you are looking for help with your technology equipment, phone 07 5492 1005, go to sccc.org.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEERING SUNSHINE COAST
WE ARE looking for more volunteers and more organisations that need volunteers. Phone 07 5443 8256 or go to volunteeringsunshine coast.org.au for more information. Our office is open Monday to Friday, 9am-3pm at 17/1 Newspaper Place, Maroochydore.
SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCING AT POMONA
EVERY Tuesday evening from 7pm-9.30pm, Pat and Norm Young organise a social evening at the Pomona Memorial School of Arts Hall. Cost is $4, which includes supper. It is a very enjoyable evening with New Vogue as well as Old Time Dancing. Come and be a spectator and see if you will enjoy it. Everyone is welcome.
Phone 0407 456 939 or come and visit.
YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD FOR GOLF
TO PROVE that age shall not weary golfers, Noosa Springs will next month host a unique event for golfers aged into their nineties. Open to golfers with a Golf Australia handicap, the Golden Age Championships will be contested by men and women in three age categories - over 70, over 80 and over 90. The stableford event will be played on Tuesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 27 on Noosa Springs' championship course. Play will begin at 8am each day. The registration fee - $69 for Noosa Springs' members and $199 for visitors - includes two rounds of golf in a motorised cart and a welcome cocktail party at 4pm on Monday, June 24. There are also stay and play packages available. Prizes will be offered in each of the categories, for nearest the pins on both days, and for the oldest male and female player competing.
Phone the Golf Shop on 07 5440 3333 or email golf@noosa springs.com.au.
THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY SUNSHINE COAST
WE MEET every Thursday from 7pm, at the Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim. Donation $4 to cover hall hire. This June we again present for inquiry topics current for this age and the theosophical view on these. Why not come along for discussions and talks on things that matter.
BUDDINA COAST CARE
JOIN us under the shade of the Casuarina trees anytime between 8am to 10am for our dune care activities (planting natives and removing weeds) on Tuesday, June 11 at Beach Access 201 on Pacific Blvd, Buddina. All provisions, tools, plants, conversation and morning tea are provided. Buddina Coast Care is a small community volunteer group and new volunteers and visitors are welcome. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month. Follow us on Facebook.
THE SUNSHINE COAST DOLL BEAR CRAFT & MINIATURE CLUB INC.
OUR Annual Show will be held on Saturday, July 20 from 9am-3pm at the Buderim War Memorial Hall, Main Road, Buderim. Trade tables, displays and raffles, tea, coffee, cakes and light lunches will be available. On display and for sale will be bears, porcelain and cloth dolls, reborn dolls, crafts, sewing and miniatures. Entry Cost $5.
Inquiries to Sue on 07 5451 1106.
POMONA & DISTRICT COMMUNITY HOUSE
ON WEDNESDAY June 19 from 9.30am-11am Roslyn Leslie, volunteer Community Awareness Officer with WILVOS (Wildlife Volunteers Association Inc.) will be the presenter at our Community Connect morning tea. A volunteer with WILVOS for over 17 years, Roslyn gladly carries out many roles with the organisation, all for the love of wildlife and hopefully making a difference to ease the plight of the wildlife. Her 'wish list' is that all our generations to come will be lucky like us, to be able to see our beautiful creatures in their natural habitat (for ever).Venue: Lawson Shed, 1 Memorial Ave, Pomona - adjacent to the Community House. Cost: $3 which includes morning tea.
Bookings on 07 5485 2427.
WOOMBYE BOWLS CLUB
CONGRATULATIONS to our Woombye lady bowlers who recently won the Hinterland Local League for the second year running, after having won the league in its inaugural year of 2013. This year, teams from nine hinterland clubs competed, supporting each other and enjoying the game of lawn bowls in a friendly, competitive spirit. Men and lady bowlers from Woombye, Palmwoods, Nambour Heights, Nambour, Kenilworth, Yandina, Cooroy, Mapleton and Pomona competed in two divisions-Ladies' and Men's - but playing at the same club on the same day. Congratulations to all our Woombye bowlers on a very successful start to the 2019 bowling year.
Phone Allan on 0412 714 228 for details.
SUNSHINE COAST CONCERT BAND
UNDER the direction of Ken Chadwick OAM, we will present Classical Cupcakes on Sunday, June 16 from 2pm at St Mark's Anglican Church Buderim with vocalists Wendy West and Alex Chambers. Tickets $25 per adult and $20 for concession available at the door or pre purchase at The Old Buderim Post Office. Enjoy the music and the famous Cupcakes afternoon tea. Proceeds from the concert are for The Hear And Say.
Phone Commander Mel Tipper on 0411 619 714.
MAROOCHY NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE
WE ARE looking for three people who are competent at cooking to join our team of volunteers in our community dinner kitchen for three hours a week from 3pm-6.15pm on a Thursday. Weekly availability is a must! Duties include helping with the preparations, cooking, cleaning and serving of meals. If this is you, and you would like to be part of the team, drop by the Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre on Tuesday to Friday 9am-3pm or email email@example.com.
FOR the first time in the 34 year history of the Buderim East Probus Club, the club has a lady President. At a recent meeting of the club Marilyn Keelty was installed into this office. Marilyn leads a new committee for the 2019 year. The club meets at the Waterfront Hotel, Diddillibah on the second Tuesday of each month. The meetings begin at 10am and conclude at 12 noon. The meeting adjourns for morning tea and this is followed by a guest speaker. Members enjoy many social activities during the month with a coffee & chat morning, a dine out group, a monthly major social activity and many groups within the membership provide fun, fellowship and friendship for all members.
Phone Kenn Rogers on 07 5445 6176 to arrange a visit.
FRIENDSHIP, fellowship and fun is on offer with our group of retired or semi-retired men and women. Activities of a Walk and Talk, monthly lunch and a Games afternoon are held on most Tuesday with a bi-monthly day trip. The next General meeting is on Tuesday, June 18 at the Pelican Waters Tavern with Guest Speaker Chris Adams talking on "Grave Tales".
For more information or to attend, contact Membership Officer Dorothy and Bill on 07 5492 6721.
ON EASTER Saturday morning, five members of the VIEW (Voice, Interests, Education of Women) Club were invited to promote our VIEW objective by cutting, buttering and offering a large number of Hot-Cross buns to patrons of Bunnings. This was done over a 2 hour period for a large number of Bunnings customers many of whom asked who we were representing. We explained that our objective was to highlight our organisation which raises funds for the education of disadvantaged children. We thank Bunnings for this opportunity.
Coolum Beach Combined
DO SOMETHING different this year and join our club. We are for retired and semi-retired people looking for friendship and fun. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, June 4 at the Uniting Church, Elizabeth Street, Coolum Beach. Visitors are welcome. A Guest Speaker entertains us each month. Organised lunches, bus or car trips each month for more information, phone 0429 516 788. After the meeting is closed we meet at the Coolum Beach Hotel for lunch (at own expense).
ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT RETIREMENT LIVING?
COME along to a free "Retirement Living Options" session presented by lawyers from Caxton Legal Centre. The session will give an overview of different legal issues in retirement villages, manufactured home parks and other types of accommodation, with a focus on what you need to know before making the big decision about where to live in retirement. Sessions are at Wondai Library on June 18 from 2-3pm and Woodford Library on June 19 from 2-3pm. Places are limited, phone Michelle on (07) 3214 6333 to RSVP.
QUILTERS GROUP OF NOOSA ARTS & CRAFTS ASSOC.
OUR members often make quilts specifically for donation to charity and previously have donated to ones affected by floods in north Queensland and to other needy people. Recently we donated several beautiful handmade quilts to the Rotary Club of Noosa to send to their Victorian counterparts to distribute to the homeless and people in need to keep them warm during their forthcoming chilly and rainy winter months.
TONY Barker, Deputy Commodore of the Sunshine Coast Coast Guard, provided interesting insight into the work of our local heroes when he addressed ladies at our recent dinner. The marine rescue organisation now has five flotillas based on the Sunshine Coast with 110 members, both male and female. Volunteers receive professional training and rigorous assessment in survival at sea training and compliance with all maritime safety rules. They provide a radio lifeline for boaties and respond to calls in all weathers. Families who wish to scatter their loved ones' ashes at sea are assisted by the Coast Guard which also maintains a Memorial Wall on the Caloundra headland.
VIEW ladies were astonished to hear that in spite of providing an average of 100 rescues per year, they rarely receive the suggested donation from rescued boaties. The Coast Guard always needs more volunteers and desperately needs a major sponsor to ensure continuance of the service. In a vote of thanks to Mr Barker, VIEW member Chris Keates, challenged the community to volunteer, donate and support all Coast Guard fundraising activities such as Barbecues at Bunnings and Raffle s at the Caloundra Power Boat Club.
Phone Sue on 0403 504 408.
OUR next outing on June 5 will be a sausage sizzle at Glasshouse Township Park - we will be meeting at 10am. Our lunch meeting will be our 16th Birthday celebration with a theme of 'View Around the World' at Glasshouse Sports Club on June 19 at 11am. There will be raffles, trade tables with home made goodies, fun and laughter as well as a great buffet lunch. Anyone interested in joining us would be most welcome and for more information about our club phone Trish on 0754930026 or Janet on 0448 845 303.
OUR next luncheon will be held on June 28 at the Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club. The cost of the two course meal is $30. Newcomers are always welcome and if you would like to attend a meeting please contact Sandi on 0429 022 033. Guest Speaker is Ken Wishaw who will share his experiences of "Rescue and retrieval medicine, how it all started". For over fourteen years Ken performed an integral role in breathtaking life-or-death rescue missions. He worked with helicopter crews, in often extreme conditions to make a very real contribution to the quality of treatment and the continuance of so many lives.
HARMONISE WITH HOT GINGER
VIBRANT female barbershop group Hot Ginger Chorus has just returned from a national competition in Hobart and will be holding a six-week tryout for women of all ages. Beginning Wednesday, June 5 from 7pm-8.30pm at Maroochydore CWA Hall, Memorial Avenue, participants will learn what barbershop style is all about under the direction of Ten Tenor alumni Kim Kirkman. Cost is $40 with all materials provided. Phone Nora on 0418 495 776.
AT NORTH Shore Community Centre, Mudjimba on Monday evenings 7pm and Wednesdays 9am. At Woombye Hall on Mondays 9am. and Thursdays 9am at Yandina School of Arts Hall. Keep your mind active and body fit with dance. Fun fitness friendship and great music. Phone Barbara on 0407 733 280.
BLUE CARE CALOUNDRA AUXILLIARY
HAVE you lost a loved one? Blue Care annual Memorial service will be held in the Caloundra Uniting Church, Queen Street Caloundra on Thursday, June 13 commencing at 10am. This is always a very moving and restful service - light a candle for your loved ones. A light morning tea will follow. Everyone welcome.
OUR next monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, June 20 at Cooroy Memorial Hall, 23 Maple St, Cooroy (third Thursday of each month). Doors open at 6pm. We share surplus home grown produce and plants by giving, exchanging or selling. Entry is a $5 donation for non-members. The meeting begins at 6.30pm and the night is complete with a "bring a plate" shared supper at or after 8.30pm. All welcome.
BUDERIM MEN'S SHED
SUNSHINE Coast men now have a new place to socialise and keep busy following the construction of a new home for the Buderim Men's Shed. Federal Member for Fairfax Ted O'Brien said that until now the Buderim Men's Shed had been operating from temporary accommodation, which was generously provided by members of the community. Officially opening the Buderim Men's Shed, Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport Scott Buchholz said the Liberal and Nationals Government's $1 million contribution to the Buderim Men's Shed is an investment in the economic vitality of the region. Mr O'Brien said he's proud to have delivered this significant funding for such an important community centre.
AGLOW - Sunshine Coast will meet on Friday, June 7 commencing at 9.30am at Flame Tree Baptist Church hall, 27 Coes Creek Rd, Burnside. Entry $8 includes morning tea. Come along and enjoy worship and an inspirational message. Women and men are all welcome. Come along and bring a friend.
Phone Joyce on 07 5445 9518 or Margaret on 07 5441 1321. Aglow is a world-wide non-denominational Christian organisation with Branches in over 170 Nations on 6 Continents.
ST PETER'S MISSION FELLOWSHIP
WE ARE having a fundraising sale in the church hall on Thursday, June 6 from 8am. There's great bargains, fresh home made cakes, jams etc, beautiful craft items, lots of pre loved books and plants. Enjoy Devonshire Tea with home made scones $4.50 or light lunch $6.50. St Peters Anglican Church, Cnr Church St & Beach Rd, Maroochydore.
Phone Jenny on 07 5443 134. Our Sunday services are 7am and 9am and Wednesday service is 9.30am.