Group guide: Wide Bay
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP
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. Our meetings continue to be well attended with new members joining these fun but very therapeutic get-togethers. Anyone is welcome to attended, whether they have MS or know of someone who has MS.
For more information, phone Bev on 07 4128 2692 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GYMPIE AICM "OPEN MIC" MUSIC EVENINGS
THE next "Open Mic" concert at the AICM (Australian Institute of Country Music) at 28 Channon Street Gympie is on Friday June 21, commencing at 6.30pm with a BBQ and BYO. Performers of all genre, including blues, folk, jazz, instrumental, vocals, dance, poetry and comedy welcome. Every third Friday of the month. Cost is $5 per entry. Everyone welcome.
Phone Robyn Hamilton on 0429 011 783.
Bargara and District Mixed
THE Unity Drummers were guests at our Friendship Day held at Baldwin Wetlands in May where we gained an insight into the benefits of drumming in improving hand eye coordination. The challenge was for members to master the different rhythms and speeds. Friendship Day is an annual event with lunch provided by the Club together with games and the opportunity to walk through the beautiful wetlands enjoying the wildlife. Meals On Wheels arrive at 12noon with a variety of hot food and a great day was had by all. Our Club meets on the second Monday of each month at Bargara Golf Club and visitors are always welcome.
For further information phone Ray on 07 4154 7775.
Fraser Coast-Hervey Bay Combined
WE RECENTLY held a tropical luncheon to celebrate the new President and Committee. This was held at the Fraser Room at the Boat Club, Urangan. The Boat club was decorated with palm fronds and Leis. After a beautiful smorgasbord lunch, guests were treated to a presentation of Hawaiian music and dance. The Aloha Okano Hula Nu Wahine Group put on a lovely show, then many of our members braved the floor to perform a Hawaiian Dance. Come and join us for meetings on the third Tuesday of the month from 10am at the Boat Club.
(Voice, Interest, and Education of Woman)
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. Karen Flannery from the Laughter Club took us all on a wonderful journey of fun and spontaneous laughter as she lead us through an exercise program which proved that exercises can be interesting and enjoyable as we clapped, raised our arms high in the air all under Karen's rhematic guidance.
Yes, laughter is the very best medicine. Our May meeting was a celebration of our 24th Birthday with 'Glitz and Glamour' as our theme and our clever member, Robyn, made some lovely table settings of gold and silver. Acting President Shelley and Zone Councillor Jean Jennings cut the colourful birthday cake which was sampled by representatives of the three clubs who attended, Gympie, Fraser Coast and Hervey Bay View Clubs. New or interested ladies are always welcome to join our very friendly club.
Phone Bev on 07 4128 2692.
FRIENDS OF KEPNOCK GROVE
THEY may be retired but they're still working hard in their community. Friends of Kepnock Grove, a group of Bundaberg residents dedicated to supporting local seniors, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Over the past quarter of a century the auxiliary group has raised a total of $177,000 for the Carinity Kepnock Grove aged care community in Bundaberg. Money raised from cake stalls, fashion parades and running canteens has funded a chapel, air conditioning, a pergola in the dementia ward, and the purchase of medical aids such as patient lifts and nursing beds.
Friends of Kepnock Grove's membership includes residents of Kepnock Grove retirement village, co-located with the aged care residences, their family, friends, church members and other supporters from the Bundaberg community. Anyone interested in becoming a member of Friends of Kepnock Grove can phone Pauline Langford on 0438 186 559.
Find out more about Carinity Kepnock Grove at carinity.org.au/aged-care or phone 07 4128 6199.