Local seniors have VIEW to saviour

LETS GET ACTIVE: Hervey Bay VIEW Club June social Walk for View at Scarness.
LETS GET ACTIVE: Hervey Bay VIEW Club June social Walk for View at Scarness.


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ARE your bookshelves groaning under the weight of all those books? Well Quota can help. Quota is asking the public of the Fraser Coast for donations of good clean books for their annual Bookfest, which will be held at the Maryborough City Hall on 20,21, 22 September. Any types of book are required with the exception of Encyclopaedia Sets and condensed Readers Digest Novels. magazines are welcome, but only recent editions. Quota will again be donating part of the proceeds to Cancer Research, with the remainder to needy causes in the local area, with special emphasis on disadvantaged children. Donations of books can be dropped off at Maryborough Undercar, 120 Richmond Street Maryborough, and in Hervey Bay at 175 Cypress Street Urangan.


THE Bundaberg PCYC Markets are held on the second Sunday of each month with the next Market August 13. The Market runs from 8am with the canteen open from 7.30am. There are new stalls each month and there are always great bargains. Browse the stalls, grab a cuppa and enjoy the great atmosphere. Details or to book a site phone Irene 0437645941 or email


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 10 am for a coffee and a chat. We gained three new member from our May MS workshop and it is hoped they attend our meetings and become part of our MS family. With new and regular members we continue to embrace our individual MS experiences and it is very therapeutic for us all to share problems with other like-minded people. We are always welcoming of anyone with MS and newly diagnosed are most welcome to sit in on a meeting to discuss their own situation and ask questions. Details phone Bev on 41282692 or email




THE Club meets on the first Thursday of each month at The Clubhouse (formerly Hervey Bay Golf Club), cnr Tooth Street & Old Maryborough Rd, Pialba. at 11am for 11.30am start. Details call Gilllian Ryan on 41294977. In June we had the Club's 'photo shoot' for the Fabulous Fountain Photo taken at Hervey Bay Botanical Gardens on Thursday, June 8. 



THE Hervey Bay VIEW Club (Voice, Interest, and Education of Woman) 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.

Hervey Bay VIEW Club guest speaker Jessie with Jen and Mary at our June meeting.
Hervey Bay VIEW Club guest speaker Jessie with Jen and Mary at our June meeting.

Monthly socials are on the forth Monday at various venues from 9.30am. Jessie was our lovely guest speaker for June and spoke of her personal experience with Domestic Violence and we all shared her pain as her voice broke with emotion during her address. Our June social included the Walk for View and our ladies with red and blue balloons did a short stroll along the Scarness foreshore followed by lunch at the Beach House Hotel. Details phone Kerry 0409479152 or email


Earlier this month a group of people from Hervey Bay were taken on a bus trip to Maryborough for "Mary's History of Maryborough" this coinsided with Mary Poppins' week. We started off with morning tea at A Spoon Full of Sugar Cafe', then met up with Mary Poppins (Carmel) for a bus tour discovering unique connections to the town's beautiful riverside parks and colonial architecture. Followed by FREE time for shopping/lunch. The day cost what ever you spent for meals and shopping and $15 each for the bus, which picked you up from and delivered back to your front door. A wonderful informative day with many thanks to Clare our Hostess and Rob our Driver. Then later in July we're off to Cruising for Christmas in July, Noosaville. Again the cost was $40 each for Cruise and two course Lunch, and $15 each for the bus. Others went to Christmas in July at Goody's on the Beach cost $23 for 2 course Lunch and $15 each for the bus, per person.


ON June 7 the Incoming President for 2017/8 of the Wine and Dine Toastmasters Club, Toastmaster Debbie Hawes took the Gavel, from Outgoing President Peter Leney. At a ceremony held in conjunction with the Fraser Coast Toastmasters Club at the Beaches Hotel Scarness. In President Debbie's inaugural address to her Club Members, she announced her manifesto for the forthcoming Toastmaster Year, with emphasis on Speaking in Public and the confidence that the members achieve with the support of the Clubs Mentoring program, where all members receive mentoring support from another Club Member. The first meeting for the 17/18 fiscal year will be held at the Post Office Hotel Maryborough on July 5 with 6.30 pm welcoming and sit down for a meal at 7pm. If you wish to a member of this fantastic public speaking forum please contact Joy on 41255489.

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