TECH-SAVVY SENIORS: Be Connected aims to empower everyone to use the internet and everyday technology to thrive in our digital world.
TECH-SAVVY SENIORS: Be Connected aims to empower everyone to use the internet and everyday technology to thrive in our digital world.

Group guide: Sunshine Coast

SUNSHINE COAST COMPUTER CLUB

THOSE making inquiries to the club now often say they can use their computer for what they need but are wanting help with a tablet or smartphone. In some cases they want to use these to do what they used to use their computers and cameras for. Meetings have help groups for these as well as still offering computer help. 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.

Phone 07 5492 1005 or go to sccc.org.au and watch the introductory video or email the Club at sccc@internode.on.net for information.

MELANOMA PATIENTS ASSOCIATION

MPA is a small group of people who are either having treatment for or have survived melanoma. We try to support each other through any health difficulties and all enjoy a friendly cuppa and a laugh. We meet on the third Friday of each month in RSL House, 106 Memorial Dr, Cottontree. The meeting starts at 10am. There is no cost involved and new members welcome.

Phone Christine on 0412 689 546. The next meeting is on Friday, July 19, at 10am. Go to melanomapatients. org.au.

AGLOW INTERNATIONAL

AGLOW Sunshine Coast will meet on Friday, July 12, at 9.30am at Flame Tree Baptist Church hall, 27 Coes Creek Rd, Burnside. Entry $8, includes morning tea. Come along, bring a friend and enjoy inspirational worship and message.

Phone Melva 07 5443 5752 or Dorothy 07 5476 4190.

Aglow is a worldwide, non-denominational Christian organisation with branches in more than 170 nations on six continents.

SPECIAL WORKSHOP FOR MEN

A SPECIAL workshop for men on the power of gratitude as a way to feel happier, stronger and more resilient is being held on Saturday, July 27, at 10-11.45am. This event is informative and practical and is suitable for anyone in a rut or who simply needs a reminder of life's joys. Debbie, a Louise Hay life coach, will be mentor for this workshop. Morning tea is included. Venue is Tinbeerwah Hall.

For more and bookings, phone 0436 104 237.

BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS

THE Sunshine Coast Contract Bridge Club is holding another series of evening classes for beginners. The 10-week course starts on Monday, August 5, from 7-10pm. No partner is needed for the lessons, which are held at the club rooms at the northern end of the Elizabeth Daniels Sports Complex on Syd Lingard Dr, Buderim. Instructor Alison Dawson said the evening classes are popular with students and workers who cannot get to the daily sessions. Following the course, beginners are skilled enough to join the club's regular Wednesday evening bridge session, or play in any club in Australia or around the world. The full course is $40, which includes the lesson manual.Supper and plenty of parking. Full time student and youth (under 25) discount $24.

Phone Alison Dawson on 0412 690 781 or go to suncoast bridge.com.au.

THE SECRET GARDEN FUNDRAISER

2019 Anywhere Festival winner The Secret Garden an Australian Outback Story will perform at Noosa Arts Theatre on August 3 as a charity fundraiser for Drought Angels to support drought-stricken farmers of the outback. The production produced by Helena Wylie and adapted by her husband Roger transported the classic English story of the Secret Garden to the Australian Outback set in 1923. The cast consist of local school students from the Noosa area together with a couple of veteran adult actors from Noosa Arts. The production is being funded by the Wylies and directed by the Rachel Halverson with all the ticket sales plus money raised from a raffle on the day being donated to Drought Angels. Many local businesses have generously donated raffle prizes as a show of support.

Tickets are currently available through Noosa Arts Theatre, go to noosaartstheatre.org.au/ and cost only $45 for Adults and $25 for 18 and under, Pensioners and groups of 10 or more.

UA3 SUNSHINE COAST

YOU haven't used computers before? You have been avoiding them? Afraid you might break it if you touch it? They're not what you grew up with and you haven't needed one? Don't know how to start? Come along to a new course - I Hate Computers. This class is for the total (adult) beginner. We will start assuming nothing and no question about computers will be considered too basic. You don't even need to bring a PC. Some to the topics covered will include; How do I turn a computer on properly; Keyboard and mouse skills; What are "windows", the internet, surfing and google; Can I join email or facebook or buy things on ebay; Printing, storing my photos and computer safety, plus much more. Brian Lavery is offering this course commencing Tuesday 23rd July to be held at the U3A Computer Room.

To find out more or to enrol phone 07 5430 1123. Alternatively you can get your kids or grandkids to go online and view details of the class on the U3A website.

CAMEO

YOU are welcome to join us for a coffee and chat at CAMEO (Come and Meet Each Other) at Castello Cafe and Bar, King St, Buderim, at 10am on the last Monday of each month. See you at the table with the Smiley Face.

Phone Aurilea on 0439 768 394.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

HAVE you experienced the loss of a loved one? A Grief and Loss Program to help you work through your grief starts on Wednesday, July 31, from 10am-noon at the Buderim Uniting Church Hall, corner of Gloucester Rd and King St, Buderim. The program runs for two hours a week over eight weeks. This is a free Blue Care program.

For registration or more, phone Aurilea Augustine on 0439 768 394 or email aaugustine5@bigpond.com.

GENEALOGY SUNSHINE COAST

FORMER Queensland University lecturer in political and social philosophy Peter Wertheim will be guest speaker at the general meeting of Genealogy Sunshine Coast on Saturday, July 13. In the course of his long life, Peter (now in his 90s) discovered the importance of his ancestors from both sides of the family in shaping who he was and is. The meeting starts at 9.30am at the Resource Centre, Petrie Park Rd, Nambour (entrance opposite the swimming pool). An excellent opportunity for anyone who missed Peter's talk at the Old Ambulance Station on April 11. Free.

NAMBOUR WINTER JAZZ FESTIVAL

THE Nambour Winter Jazz Festival is one of the most exciting music events on the Sunshine Coast and they are on the lookout for volunteers. The festival is in need of volunteers to handle a number of responsibilities on July 20 and 21. Help set up the venues, assist patrons and performers, serve as door person(s) at the four venues, work at the ticketing desk or help pack up at the end of the day. Orientation and training at C-Square's Switch Cafe, 10am-noon on July 13. Volunteers are welcome to attend any of the gigs during their roistered breaks. As you could imagine, this is an extremely popular volunteering opportunity, so don't miss out. If you are interested, contact Volunteering Sunshine Coast.

Phone 07 5443 8256 or email admin@volunteeringsc.org.au.

SUNSHINE COAST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

THE July/winter concert this year features some amazing heavyweights from the Baroque period - Albinoni, Vivaldi, JS Bach. Once more our orchestra, conducted by Adrian King, provides nourishment for the soul and inspiration for the intellect with its choice of music to uplift the spirit. Make sure you book early to purchase tickets to attend this wonderful concert featuring two gifted and talented young violinists from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music - Julia Hill and Donica Tran - in a stunning performance of J.S. Bach's Concerto in D minor for two violins. In addition to this stellar performance, in-house Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra musicians Lloyd Robins and Nelson Oakley will present Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Trumpets, strings and harpsichord. Other exciting works include Albinoni's inimitable and much-loved Adagio for organ and strings; J.S. Bach's Suite in D, featuring trumpets, oboes and strings, and finally the Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by G.F. Handel. On Saturday, July 13, from 2pm at the Caloundra Church of Christ, Beerburrum St, Dicky Beach. Afternoon tea provided for purchase from the TS Onslow Navy Cadets.

Tickets: go to sunshinecoast symphonyorchestra.com or phone 07 5445 3703 - also at the Old Buderim PO.

ART MARKET IN THE PADDOCK

ON JULY 27 from 8am - 12 noon. Stall applications now open. There is also Volunteering opportunities at the Gallery: administration duties and coordination of membership- marketing & PR; gardening and preparation of potted plants for sale; curator of ongoing hanging of 2D artwork in the Signal Room and Station Master's Room; regular shifts at the Gallery (3 hourly shift on weekdays; 4 hourly shift at weekends). Pomona Railway Sation Gallery, 10 Station St. Hours Mon-Sat 10am-4pm Sun 10am-2pm.

Phone 07 5485 2950 or go to pomonartgallery.com.

AIR NOOSA BRANCH

RETIRED or about to retire? Join the Association of Independent Retirees Noosa Branch. AIR is the peak national not-for-profit organisation supporting self-funded retirees or those about to retire. We recently held a forum to discuss issues facing self-funded retirees. The forum panellists were: Noel Whittaker AM, one of Australia's leading financial commentators; Matthew Auger, partner and stockbroker at Morgans Noosa; Rob McGregor, McGregor Wealth Management; and Kesh Maclachlan, chartered accountant at Otto and Partners, Noosa Heads.

The panellists concluded by stressing the importance of maintaining or improving the current situation: retirement savings should not be seen by governments as an easy way of revenue raising. Next meeting is the AGM on Thursday, July 11, at 9.45am for 10am start.

BEGINNERS' LINE DANCING

AT NORTH Shore Community Centre, Mudjimba, on Mondays at 7pm and Wednesdays at 9am; at Woombye Hall on Mondays at 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.

CALOUNDRA CHORALE AND THEATRE COMPANY

FABULOUS entertainment awaits you at the Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company's July Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Concert, featuring vocalist, voice teacher, actor and performer Michelle Bull, troubador Jodie Collie, violinist Helen Brereton, a wind quintet and some very talented students. Hosted by the gregarious and accomplished Neil Booth.

Mark the date on your calendar - Sunday, July 7, at 2pm at the CCSA Hall , Nutley St, Caloundra. Admission $10 and $5 for Friends of Chorale. Afternoon tea included. No need to book, just turn up at 1.30pm.

Phone Ann on 07 5437 2719.

 

Aart and Bev invite you to a toe-tapping Irish and Country music concert at 2pm on Sunday, July 21, held in the Buderim War Memorial Hall, Main St, Buderim.
TOE-TAPPING TUNES: Aart and Bev invite you to an Irish and country music concert at 2pm on Sunday, July 21, held in the Buderim War Memorial Hall, Main St, Buderim.

IRISH AND COUNTRY MUSIC

THIS rollicking, toe-tapping Irish and country music concert will be held in the Buderim War Memorial Hall, Main St, Buderim, at 2pm on Sunday, July 21. Featured artists are Ken O'Flaherty and his McGuiness band, Athol Matcham (who tours as the Roy Orbison tribute show), local singers Bev Gourlay and Aart Schouten, country singer Edith Elaine and Ian Macleod (who tours as the Country Music Show). This concert will raise not only the roof, but funds for the Buderim Historical Society, which maintains the Pioneer cottage and their collection of items and records of Buderim's early settlement. Previous similar concerts have been sold-out events.

Tickets are $25 each, which includes afternoon tea, and can be bought at the old Buderim Post Office, 4 Burnett St, Buderim, and Pioneer Cottage.

COOLUM AND DISTRICT RED CROSS BRANCH

OUR next meeting AGM is on Wednesday, July 10, at 10.15am. Venue: Board Room, Coolum Surf Life Saving Club, Coolum Beach. Come and join us for morning tea and find out what we do. Guest speaker: Jak Hardy, former Young Citizen of the Year. Guest presenter: MP Fiona Simpson. Special guest: Maureen Farrington. Visitors very welcome.

Phone Leonie on 0411 248 505.

THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY SUNSHINE COAST

WE MEET every Thursday, 7pm, at the Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Dr, Buderim. Donation $4 to cover hall hire. This July we present for inquiry topics current for this age and the theosophical view on these. Come along for discussions and talks. All welcome.

COOROY NOOSA GENEALOGY

WHEN we look in the mirror, do we really see who we are? Many of us in Australia have taken a DNA test to find out who we really are, who we belong to - last year in the US alone, 12 million DNA kits were sold and in total 26 million people have taken a test. In many cases, people have discovered their parent is not their parent. It can be fun to find out where you come from but there are risks that can change your life. Brisbane Specialist, Dr Michael Gattas trained as a Paediatrician at the Mater Hospital before completing further training in Genetics. He has a particular interest in familial cancers and has a great deal of experience in testing for genetic disorders. This includes DNA and chromosome tests, including chromosome microarray analysis. At 10am on Saturday, July 27, in the Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical Group's Heritage Centre, 17 Emerald St, Cooroy, Dr Gattas will be the special guest speaker explaining the use of DNA testing in treating his patients and how next- generation sequencing technology has entered clinical practice.

Bookings essential, the presentation is free. Phone 07 3129 0356.

SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCING AT POMONA

EVERY Tuesday 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 as Pat and Norm provide new vogue as well as old-time dancing. Come and be a spectator and see if you will enjoy it.

All welcome. Phone 0407 456 939.

SUNSHINE COAST CONCERT BAND

WE PRESENT Seaside Showcase on Sunday, July 28, at 2pm At St Peter's Church, 22 Elizabeth St, Coolum. With music director Ken Chadwick OAM and talented vocalists Tanya Maree and Alex Chambers, it will be an afternoon of top-quality entertainment. Tickets $15, available at the door, includes a home-baked afternoon tea.

For all inquiries, phone Toni on 0404 193 912. Proceeds from the concert are for the chaplaincy programs at Coolum High School. For all future events, go to sccb.org.au.

ST PETER'S ANGLICAN CHURCH

2019 is the Anglican Church's Year of Generous Hospitality and St Peter's rector the Rev Tania Eichler and church community would like to welcome you to our services, activities or friendship groups. Our Sunday services are 7am and 9am. We also have a Wednesday service at 9.30am. Join us after our services at St Peter's Cafe (our church hall) for a cuppa and chat.

To find out more about St Peter's activities phone 07 5443 2133 or go to anglicanmaroochy dore.org.au or visit us on Facebook. Located at corner of Church St and Beach Rd, Maroochydore.

LINE-DANCING CLASSES

NEWCOMERS with little or no experience welcome. Fun exercise for mind and body. Mondays at 9am at the Sport and Recreation Centre, cnr Currimundi Rd and Ilya St, Currimundi. Saturdays at 9am at the Uniting Church Hall, 6 Milwell St Maroochydore. Cost $12.

Phone Ute Woods 0412 804 499.

 

Buderim East Probus Club President, Marilyn Keelty and guest speaker Joe Natoli.
Buderim East Probus Club President, Marilyn Keelty and guest speaker Joe Natoli.

PROBUS CLUBS

 

Buderim East

THERE is nothing more important than social activities to encourage the fun, friendship and fellowship that is so necessary in a successful Probus Club. Recently our members enjoyed an all-day bus trip to Noela's Gardens for morning tea and a tour of the gardens, then onto "The Abbey". At the monthly meeting, which is held at the Waterfront Hotel in Diddillibah on the second Tuesday of each month from 10am-noon, president Marilyn Keelty welcomed guest speaker Joe Natoli, the proud owner of a Tom Roberts painting that was once thought to be a fake but has been proven to have been painted by the very famous Australian artist. Joe then joined members for lunch at the hotel. At this meeting member Jessie Logan was presented with her 30-year membership pin by president Marilyn. The next meeting of the club will be held on Tuesday, July 9 at 10am to which visitors are most welcome.

Phone Kenn Rogers on 07 5445 6176 to arrange a visit.

 

Buderim Mountain

WE ARE a mixed club for active retirees providing friendship, fun and social interaction with interesting speakers and outings, dine-outs, coffee mornings, golf, bowls walks and more. We meet on the second Monday of each month at Buderim Bowls Club, Elizabeth St, at 9.30am. Come and enjoy morning tea while meeting our friendly members. Sponsored by Rotary. Phone Evelyn on 07 5477 1218.

 

Caloundra 86

ON THE club's recent monthly outing the members travelled to Woongooroo Estate Winery, Mt Archer, Kilcoy, where lunch, wine tasting and poetry reading was enjoyed on a very cold day. Other activities for the month are a walk and talk, games afternoon and lunch at a local eatery, as well as a general meeting with guest speaker at the Pelican Waters Tavern on the third Tuesday at 9.30am. Probus is for retired or semi-retired men and women who enjoy having fun, friendship and fellowship.

Phone membership officers Dorothy and Bill on 07 5492 6721.

 

Coolum Beach Combined

WE ARE for retired and semi-retired people looking for friendship and fun. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, July 2, at 9.15am at the Uniting Church, Elizabeth St, Coolum Beach. Visitors are welcome. A guest speaker entertains us each month. Organised lunches, bus or car trips each month and more. Phone 0429 516 788 or 0401 976 062. After the meeting is closed we meet at the Coolum Beach Hotel for lunch at your own expense.

 

Kawana Waters

THIS club has got off to a flying start for the 2019-20 year - pun intended. Our guest speaker at the May general meeting was Captain (Retired) Noel Dennet, who kept us interested with his story of the history of fixed wing naval aircraft during the 20th century and his service experience in the Royal Australian Navy from 1959-67 in some of these aircraft. He flew both the Gannet fixed wing anti-submarine aircraft and the Wessex helicopters. He was involved in the search for survivors when HMAS Melbourne collided with HMAS Voyager. From the Navy, Noel joined Qantas and flew Boeing 707 and 747s moving to Singapore Airlines in 1990. He and his wife now live on the Sunshine Coast. The stunt pilot who flew the first deck landings! He died at about 37 yrs. of age.

Our recent bus trip, organised by Probian Wendy Tame, took us to the Brisbane Museum where we wandered over the NASA exhibition. We had spare time to visit GOMA, where we found the Creative Generation Excellence Awards as well as the Ninth Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art APT9. Lunch was excellent at the GOMA Cafe. Venue: 114, Sportsmans Pde, Warana, on the second Tuesday of the month.

Phone Jan Rowe on 07 5491 9287.

 

The stunt pilot who flew the first deck landings, died at about 37 years of age.
The stunt pilot who flew the first deck landings, died at about 37 years of age.

 

Noosa Tewantin

OUR club is all about friendship and mental stimulation for retirees. There are weekly outings such as coffee mornings, lunches, dinners and visits to places of interest. Something to please everyone and every budget.

Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 9.45am at Tewantin Noosa RSL. Visitors are welcome. A donation of $5 covers morning tea. Our July meeting will be on Monday, July 22. The guest speaker will be a representative of the RACQ, who will talk about road safety for senior citizens.

Phone Geoff Bailue on 0418 145 034.

HEADLAND- BUDERIM CROQUET CLUB

WE ARE pleased to announce that our new patron will be Dr Gordon Matthews. Gordon was born in Geelong, Victoria, and lived and practised in Victoria prior to moving to the Sunshine Coast with his wife, Judith, and two children in 1974. He retired to the Sunshine Coast after a career in medicine, practising in Victoria, Queensland, N.T. and overseas. Gordon has had a lifelong interest in sport as a player and administrator. He and Judith joined Headland-Buderim in 2004. Introductory croquet coaching was provided to them by Nell Hass and Joan Hogarth. Gordon made rapid progress and became Captain of the inaugural Queensland Golf Croquet team in 2007. Following which he became a qualified croquet coach and Golf Croquet referee. In the last ten years, Gordon has become well known as a Golf Croquet referee. He has officiated nationally and internationally as a referee, being tournament referee on numerous occasions. He was Australian national director of golf croquet refereeing from 2010-18 and has been the Australian representative on the World Croquet Federation Golf Croquet Rules Committee from 2010 until early 2019. Gordon has always been in the forefront of activities to support our club. The club is very pleased that Gordon, a person so widely known and respected throughout the world of croquet, has accepted the special role as our patron.

CALOUNDRA FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH INC.

OUR next general meeting will be held on Thursday, July 18, at 1.30pm. Our guest speaker will be Lee Goleby and her topic is "One Shup, One Voyage, One Colony: The Great Victoria in Queensland's History". Our rooms are open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 9am- 12.30pm for people who want to use our resources (library, computers and on-site expert advice). We welcome new members and visitors. Go to caloundrafamily history.org.au, email us at hello@caloundrafamily history.org.au or phone Cathy Meyer on 0411 881 745.

BE CONNECTED

BE CONNECTED is an Australian Government initiative committed to increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians. Be Connected aims to empower everyone to use the internet and everyday technology to thrive in our digital world. Through the Be Connected online resources, Australians will be able to learn the basics of using digital devices and engaging with the internet, including: being safer while online; talking to or seeing family and friends who live far away; finding new friends who share interests and hobbies; connecting with old friends; keeping up to date with what's happening in communities and around the world; shopping and selling online, safely and securely. Be Connected is not just a website; it is a national movement working across Australia, within communities, to help people with their digital skills.

Our Network Partners are the local arm of Be Connected, and offer in-person help and support to older Australians who are disengaged with digital technology. Australians with low internet skills can often feel isolated from their community and family at a time in their lives when feeling connected is increasingly important. Be Connected aims to change this through a family and community centred approach by supporting community organisations that are committed to digital inclusion and supporting older Australians bridge the digital divide. Be Connected also supports families to mentor a relative or friend to help them be more connected online.

To sign up at Bloomhill and take part, phone Graham Tannis on 0438 590 979.

THE BLACKALL RANGE WOODCRAFTERS GUILD INC

THE Blackall Range "Woodies" are gearing up for their annual Wood Expo, to be held at Montville State School's main hall on July 6 from 9am-4pm and July 7 from 9am-3pm. An extensive range of woodcraft will be on show, including wood-turning, carving, mechanical marvels (in wood), toys, household gadgets, intarsia and pyrography. Some will be for sale, some for judging and others just for display. Certainly worth a visit.

POMONA COMMUNITY HOUSE

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. On Wednesday, July 10, from 10am-2pm, Goombuckar Creations will be presenting a range of activities at the Lawson Shed in Pomona to celebrate NAIDOC Week. Starting at 10am there will be a short historical talk on NAIDOC, followed by a display and discussion of artefacts. This will be followed by a demonstration of how to make lemon myrtle tea and fried scones, which will form part of the light refreshments provided on the day. The presentation will end with a lesson in how to make piccabeen baskets. Lawson Shed, Memorial Ave, Pomona. Cost: $10, includes light refreshments.

Bookings essential on 07 5485 2427.

BUDDINA COAST CARE

JOIN us under the shade of the Casuarina trees any time between 8-10am for our dune care activities (planting natives and removing weeds) on Tuesday, July 9, at Beach Access 201 (opposite LaBalsa Park) 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.

ACMA COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERTS

HELD at the Hall of Fame, 24 Steggalls Rd, Yandina, on the second Saturday (traditional country) and third Sunday (more upbeat and diverse) of every month, 1-5pm. Toe-tapping music with a great band, local artists and a guest artist. Walk-ups welcome. Raffle and door prizes, canteen open, free afternoon tea. Entry $8, concession $6. Inquiries with Jim on 0437 191 004.

Our country music spans a wide area - audience members and walk-up artists come from as far as Gympie, Noosa, Coolum, Caboolture and other clubs closer to Brisbane.

PERMACULTURE NOOSA

OUR next monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, July 18 at Cooroy Memorial Hall, 23 Maple St, Cooroy (third Thursday of each month). Doors open at 6pm. At our July club night, the Keynote Speaker is Stuart Andrews of Forage Farms. His presentation is titled 'Natural Sequence Farming'.

For more, go to permaculture noosa.com.au. The meeting begins at 6.30pm and the night is complete with a bring-a-plate shared supper at or after 8.30pm. Entry is a $5 donation for non-members.

VIEW CLUBS

 

Buderim

THE next lunch and meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 3, at 11am for 11.30am start at the Buderim Tavern. Guest speaker will be Sunshine Coast Lightning assistant coach Kylee Byrne. Cost: $28. RSVP: Pat Cooney 07 5445 6329. Apart from being busy on the Committee, Pat Cooney has been wonderful writing letters to the LFL (Learning For Life) students, which they have really appreciated. The Buderim VIEW Club raises funds to help The Smith Family LFL students for underprivileged families. Pat has enjoyed meeting lots of people as well as helping such a good Charity. Mrs Pat Cooney is such a giving person and has been absolutely wonderful for the VIEW Club and people in general. This Award recognises women who give and Pat has certainly done that for many years. The VIEW club supports The Smith Family, which is a national independent children's charity that helps disadvantaged children get the most out of education to create better futures for themselves. The 'Making a Difference Award' will be presented to various Australia's VIEW club members at the VIEW Clubs of Australia National Convention on the Sunshine Coast in September 2019.

New members are very welcome. Attending our club's events will help raise funds for educating students of underprivileged families. Our club always has an interesting guest speaker at our monthly luncheon meetings, plus there is a social event held on the third Wednesday of the month.

 

Glasshouse Country VIEW Club members had a sausage sizzle and a games morning at Glass House Park.
Glasshouse Country VIEW Club members had a sausage sizzle and a games morning at Glass House Park.

 

Glasshouse

OUR next outing on July 3 will be a soup and movie morning at a member's home - we will be meeting at 10am for morning tea to start the day. Our lunch meeting will be on July 17 at 11am at Glasshouse Sports Club, this will be a social day. There will be raffles, trade tables with home-made goodies, fun and laughter.

Phone Trish on 07 5493 0026 or Janet on 0448 845 303.

 

Maroochydore

WALK from Alexandra Headland Surf Club to Mooloolaba Surf Club and return on Friday, July 12, from 8.30am for a 9am start. Distance 5km.

After the walk we meet to partake in complimentary refreshments provided by Alexandra Headland SLSC. Members, family and friends are invited to join us on our annual walk to raise funds for disadvantaged children through the Smith Family's Learning for Life Program. Members are asked to seek sponsorship or else donate $10.From the Coast to the Outback - Discover Queensland by Rail - Queensland offers a diversity of holiday destinations. Rail travel is the most relaxing way to see what our vast State has to offer - from the Coast to the Outback. What better way to explore our wonderful State. Lisa Maclean from Queensland Rail Travel will showcase some of Queensland's iconic rail journeys and holiday packages covering our state.

Join Lisa on this entertaining, educational and engaging journey on Friday, July 26, at Maroochydore SLSC. Phone Sandi on 0429 022 033.