WALK AND TALK: The Hervey Bay VIEW club enjoyed their annual 'Walk for View' and spreading the VIEW message.
WALK AND TALK: The Hervey Bay VIEW club enjoyed their annual 'Walk for View' and spreading the VIEW message.

Group guide: Wide Bay

QUOTA INTERNATIONAL OF MARYBOROUGH INC.

OUR 16th Annual Bookfest is on October 3, 4 and 5 at the Maryborough Showgrounds. Quota is asking the public of the Fraser Coast for donations of books in good clean condition for their 16th Annual Bookfest.

Any type of book is needed including fiction, non-fiction, war, Australiana, hobbies, trains, cars, biographies, children and craft etc.

We no longer accept encyclopaedia sets and Condensed Readers Digest novels, although 2018-2019 magazines are okay. Books can be delivered to Maryborough Undercar, 120 Richmond Street, Maryborough or in Hervey Bay, 175 Cypress Street, Urangan.

Phone Dell on 07 4125 5994. Proceeds to Ovarian Cancer Research, Disadvantaged Children and Local Charities and Community Projects.

 

Fraser Coast-Hervey Bay Combined Probus members Gay Lavery and Susan Lilley at Tandora station.
Fraser Coast-Hervey Bay Combined Probus members Gay Lavery and Susan Lilley at Tandora station.

PROBUS CLUBS

 

Bargara and District Mixed

WE CELEBRATED our 28th birthday at our general meeting on August 12. Fifty members attended and the cake was cut by foundation member Del Cox and life member Patti Hardy. Our motto of Fun with Friendship continues to provide a wide range of activities each month and will always make visitors welcome.

We meet at Club Bargara on the second Monday of each month from 9.30am. There is a guest speaker and morning tea is served.

More information is available from Ray on 07 4154 7775.

 

Fraser Coast-Hervey Bay Combined

WE VISITED Tandora Station on the Mary/Susan estuary. We were guests of Lindsay and Nola Titmarsh.

The original homestead at Tandora was built in the 1900's and Linday's grandfather bought the property in 1907. This 11,000 acre property has been owned by the Titmarsh family ever since. Many Aboriginal artefacts have been found on the property over the years, and our members were able to inspect the remains of a 2000 year old midden. The property supports cattle and horses and a colony of koalas. The last koalas on the property died out in the 1920's, but with government support, Tandora is home to a new colony of up to thirty koalas.

Vets stay three to four days at a time, and this colony is disease free. Their favourite tree is the peppermint gum. Tandora also has a commercial Grass Tree Nursery. The grass trees grow in thousands on the property. Lindsay is the author of three books, and also has been a guest speaker at our club. It was a wonderful day out for our club.

 

Bargara and District Mixed Probus club Life member Patti Hardy and Foundation member Del Cox celebrate by cutting the club birthday cake.
Bargara and District Mixed Probus club Life member Patti Hardy and Foundation member Del Cox celebrate by cutting the club birthday cake.

OLDER MEN UNLIMITED

OMU is a non for profit organisation in Hervey Bay and Maryborough; we visit older men in hospitals, nursing homes, retirement villages, caravan parks, and private homes. OMU has a morning tea on the first Tuesday of the month in Maryborough, and the fourth Monday of the month in Hervey Bay.

OMU aims to address loneliness, depression and social isolation with Club Room activities, including morning teas, art, as well as walking, fishing and dining groups.

Phone Ross on 07 3324 3800 for more information, and score a free morning tea with a guest speaker.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 and Community education.

For further information, phone the service on 07 4124 6863 or call into their office situated at Shop 6, 16 Torquay Road, Hervey Bay (opp RSL) - Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm.

 

Bev Jackson and Ann Riley in front of the Fifth Avenue jewellery display at the Hervey Bay VIEW Club's August meeting.
Bev Jackson and Ann Riley in front of the Fifth Avenue jewellery display at the Hervey Bay VIEW Club's August meeting.

VIEW CLUBS

(Voice, Interest, and Education of Woman)

 

Hervey Bay

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 fourth Monday at various venues from 9.30am.

Our annual Fifth Avenue Jewellery display at our August meeting kept the ladies interested and new bling was the flavour of the month. During August we had our annual "Walk for View" and with red and blue balloons we walked through the Urangan markets to spread the View message and give balloons to eager youngsters before having lunch at Kondari Resort. Our monthly trading table continues to raise much needed funds for the Smith Family and the education of disadvantaged children. New or interested ladies are always welcome to join our very friendly club.

For more information, phone Bev on 07 4128 2692.

SWAP MEET AND SHANNONS SUMMER SHOW AND SHINE

THE Hervey Bay Swap Meet and Shannons Summer Show and Shine will be held on Saturday, November 2 at the Hervey Bay High School, Old Maryborough Road, Pialba. Gates open at 6am-1pm. Admission $2. Something for everyone, not just car parts. All proceeds go to Hervey Bay High School P&C to improve student facilities. Swap Meet: Single sites (10mx6m) $20 Inquires with Kylie on 0407 746 073. Shannons Show and Shine: $10 per car/$5 bike (includes passengers Swap Meet entry).

Inquires with Des on 0416 334 700.


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