Group guide: Wide Bay
GYMPIE NATIONAL SENIORS
AS IT was Valentine's Day heart shaped chocolates were on the plates and some members dressed in the traditional red and white colours.
Also, it was "Find a frog Month" so lots of ornamental frogs were placed as decorations on the tables. Guest speaker was Ian Mackay from the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee. Ian showed true size photos of endangered species of creatures which are only found in the Mary river.
These were - The Mary River Turtle, Mary River Cod and the Mary River Lungfish. Raffle winners were Shirley Lund and Lynette Jensen while lucky door winners were Jenny Murray and Barbara Riggs. The meeting finished with a tasty lunch served by the RSL.
BURRUM DISTRICT COMMUNITY MEN'S SHED
THE Hervey Bay RSL is well known for the donations the club hands out to the local community. Last year Hervey Bay RSL supported the local community with cash and in-kind support of over $400,000. On Thursday, February 29, 37 Clubs were presented with donations as a result of the most recent grant applications.
The Burrum District Community Men's Shed was fortunate to receive $2655 for purchase a new bandsaw as a replacement for our current outdated piece of equipment. This new bandsaw will enable our Men's Shed to continue their valuable work in supporting men's health in the local community. The Burrum District Community Men's Shed thank the Hervey Bay RSL for their generous support.
FREE SUPPORT SERVICE FOR SENIORS
THE Seniors Legal and Support Service is a community service providing free legal advice and support for seniors 60 years and over, who are experiencing or at risk of elder abuse, mistreatment or financial exploitation.
The service can provide information, advice and support including: Short term counselling / advocacy; Information on your legal rights; Advice on Enduring Power of Attorney documents; Referrals to other support, legal and consumer services; Community education.
For further information, phone 07 4124 6863 or call into their office situated at Shop 6, 16 Torquay Road, Hervey Bay (opp RSL) - Monday to Friday 9am-3pm.
Voice, Interest, and Education of Woman
The VIEW Club Committee for 2019 elected in February, meets on the first Thursday of each month. Our members will attend the International Women's Day in March and our Guest Speaker will be Warrant Officer Class 1 Kim Newman. She will speak anout her career in the Australian Army and the Queensland Police Service.
For more information, phone Michelle on 07 4194 5995.
OUR meetings and luncheon are always the second Monday of each month at the Club House, Tooth Street, Pialba from 10.30am and usually includes a Guest Speaker. Monthly socials are on the forth Monday at various venues from 9.30am. February included the election of our committee for the year and our annual Thanksgiving Service which had the best ever attendance.
Our club continues to grow with new members joining on a regular basis to enjoy the friendship and fun that we offer all our members. Our club's focus is to continually raise funds for the Smith Family to support our Learning for Life Students with their education. New or interested ladies are always welcome to join our very friendly club.
Phone Mary on 07 4128 3908 for more information.
ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT RETIREMENT LIVING?
COME along to a free "Retirement Living Options" session presented by lawyers from Caxton Legal Centre. These talks 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.
We will be visiting Hervey Bay library on Tuesday, May 14 from 3pm-4.30pm and Maryborough Library on Wednesday, May 15 from 10am-11.30am. Places are limited, phone Michelle on 07 3214 6333 to RSVP.
THE Hervey Bay and Maryborough Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meet on the first Friday of each month on the Deck at the Hervey Bay RSL at 10am for a coffee and a chat. The March meeting had the best attendance ever and we had two guest speakers from Physikal Health Services with Rick Hoefnagels an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Tasmyn, a Physiotherapist has just joined the team. As I have mentioned before our monthly meetings are very therapeutic for members to share and listen to the problems of others.
We are very fortunate to have several ladies as carers and volunteers to assist and help several of our members and to them we say a big thank you.
Phone Bev on 07 4128 2692 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
HERVEY BAY CRAFTERS MOTHER'S DAY CRAFT FAIR
THE Fair will be held at the Hervey Bay RSL on May 4 & 5 at 9.30am-3pm. Stalls of locally Hand-crafted goods lovely for Mothers Day. A large Variety of gifts for ages One to One Hundred & One. Win Chocolates and Champagne for Mum every day.
Admission is Free. Morning tea and Lunch always available. Raffle supporting Meals on Wheels Fraser Community.