Group guide: Wide Bay
JOINING our VIEW Club is the perfect opportunity to meet regularly with other like-minded women, establish new friendships and help children in need. Our role in the community is underpinned by our support of The Smith Family - a national charity that helps children in need with their education. Through our work with the charity we are helping make life-changing differences to local children and their families. In addition to their ongoing support of The Smith Family, VIEW hosts social events, including fashion parades, bus trips, fun lunches and morning teas and always have an interesting guest speaker each month at meetings.
Anyone interested in becoming a member can phone Ros on 07 4128 0993 or go to view.org.au for further information.
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.
Our guest July speaker, Verneice, from Uniting Care spoke on the effects gambling has on many people's lives with five million dollars put through the poker machines in Hervey Bay each month, just staggering. We are extremely grateful to Fraser Shores 2 for their very generous sponsorship of a 'High Tea' at Arkarra Tea Gardens with all proceeds to our club and what a wonderful and successful day for the 103 who attended. Our club continues to grow as more ladies join for the friendship and fun times that our club offers. The monthly Trading Table is always popular as members peruse the plants, books and many nick-nacks that are on display, a great fund raiser for our three Smith Family 'Learning for Life' students. New or interested ladies are always welcome to join our very friendly club.
For more, phone Bev 07 4128 2692.
Fraser Coast-Hervey Bay Combined
WE RECENTLY had a sausage sizzle on the beach-front. We had guests from Hervey Bay Mixed Probus and Maryborough Combined Probus. The day was perfect and enjoyed the winter sunshine and the magnificent sparkling blue water. Our club meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the Boat Club, Urangan at 10am. Guests are always welcome.
Phone 074183 7017 for more information.
CLUB President, Richard Haussmann welcomed 72 members plus visitors to the July meeting. A new member, Carolyn Wright was inducted and welcomed by all present. A quick meeting then followed, and we saw the unveiling of the Club's new projector and screen. The equipment was purchased with grant money received from Gambling Community Benefit Fund. Janice Martin presented a short slide show of her recent trip to Europe, which had images of Jan in Switzerland and Paris as well as Ireland and England. Pam Carlson showed a presentation of the recent very successful Probus tour to Cook Islands.
Twenty members from Gympie and Wide Bay Clubs travelled to the islands and all returned with happy memories. Our guest speaker was Lindsay Hutton. While Lindsay was living in Riverland SA, he discovered a love for the water, for boats and for people. He was the original skipper of P.S. Murray Princess, the largest inland vessel in the Southern Hemisphere. Lindsay is now involved with Spirit Australia Cruises and enlightened us of the many and varied river and lake cruises available. Cruises on the Murray River, Hawkesbury River and even Brisbane River as well as other waters feature boat travel during the day and hotel or motel accommodation at night. After the meeting we had a most enjoyable Christmas in July celebration at Gunabul Homestead. As we would expect, we had a visit from Santa, who was in a very jovial mood since he has had a good spell from his December duties. The Probus essentials of Fun, Fellowship and Friendship were all well and truly to the fore during the day.
OVER fifty members enjoyed the July meeting at the Bowls Club. As our president was sick, vice-president Val Harris chaired the meeting. It was a special month for three of their members who all turned eighty years of age in July. These members were Kath Batt, Jan Treasure and Val Harris. All three members were presented with O.B.E's (Over Blooming Eighty) certificates. Guest speaker for the morning was Ruth Polley from Hope Reins. She spoke and showed slides of the work that is being carried out at Hope Reins. Their theme is "Healing Horses Helping Hurting Humans". She spoke of how they rescue horses in need and offer them a safe and loving home.
But what they do goes much further than that....They also use the horses to work with people from all backgrounds and walks of life to make them feel whole again, as well as loved, connected, worthwhile and accepted. As their work is a not-for-profit organisation a donation was given to them by taking around a hat. Vi Brennan thanked Ruth for coming and it was decided that the group may like to go and visit the farm to see further the work that they do.
Raffles were won by Kath Batt and Bevan Cross while lucky door prizes were won by Dawn Treeby and Jenny Murray. A beautiful Christmas in July lunch was served by the ladies of the bowls club. It was a great morning.
QUOTA International of Maryborough Invites you to our Annual Cancer Luncheon at Carriers Arms Hotel, Colonial Room on Tuesday, August 13. Doors open 10.30am. Guest Speaker is
Greg Beard, Manager of Mater Hospital Fund Raising Foundation. Entertainment by The Tip Top Strummers Ukulele Group and Mini Tombola. Lunch around noon. Hope you can join us. Cost $27. All pre-paid Bookings to be made at Anne's Irresistible Lingerie, Kent St Maryborough, prior to Friday, August 9.
No allocated seating. This luncheon will be Pink Ribbon themed with all profits to Maryborough Fund Raising Group of Cancer Council Queensland.