CHRISTMAS IN JULY: Bargara and District Mixed Probus club president Coral with Arthur (aka Santa) and Rudolph, enjoying recent festive celebrations.
CHRISTMAS IN JULY: Bargara and District Mixed Probus club president Coral with Arthur (aka Santa) and Rudolph, enjoying recent festive celebrations.

Group guide: Wide Bay

VIEW CLUBS

 

Gympie

VIEW club members actively contribute to building stronger communities in Australia. Operating in 350 metropolitan, regional and rural communities across Australia,

VIEW offers a friendship network for its members, providing fun and a sense of purpose through supporting the education of disadvantaged Australian children.

VIEW is a valued part of The Smith Family and supports its work helping disadvantaged young Australians to get the most out of their education.

Supporting The Smith Family allows members to see first-hand how education support can change the life of a disadvantaged child.

Our VIEW club meets every third Friday of the month. If you would like to attend our lunch meeting at the RSL Club Orchid Room, phone club secretary Christine on 0432 111 501 by the Wednesday before the meeting so your two-course lunch can be ordered.

Lunch costs $26 which includes a prize for lucky spot and raffle tickets.

 

NOVEL IDEA: The annual Gympie VIEW Club book donation went to the students of the Gympie East State School. Presenting the books (L-R): Barbara Cameron Gympie VIEW Club President, student Ellie Jones, Helen Bailey Teacher Librarian, student Jorja Campbell and Glynis Vallmuur Gympie Club Delegate.
NOVEL IDEA: The annual Gympie VIEW Club book donation went to the students of the Gympie East State School. Presenting the books (L-R): Barbara Cameron Gympie VIEW Club President, student Ellie Jones, Helen Bailey Teacher Librarian, student Jorja Campbell and Glynis Vallmuur Gympie Club Delegate. Picasa

 

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 forth Monday at various venues from 9.30am.

Our club has experienced sadness during June with the passing of Eric, our secretary Mary's husband and the resignation of Mary from the position of secretary. It sure brings us back to reality when you lose a loved one.

At our June meeting we listened and empathised with Josh and Jacob as they related their stories of abuse, drug and alcohol addiction and how they have turned their lives around with the help of the Bayside Transformations Counselling Services. Their experiences pulled at the heart strings.

The Hervey Bay View Club donates $50 each year to a deserving school to buy books and the Special School was again the recipient this year. Our annual soup and crusty bread day was again a great success with many soups consumed and enjoyed and we also enjoyed Celie's sausage rolls.

The popular trading table at our monthly meetings raises much needed funds for the Smith Family to help with the education of disadvantaged children. New or interested ladies are always welcome to join our very friendly club.

Phone Bev on 07 4128 2692.

 

PUMPKIN SOUP KING: Geoff makes a lovely soup for Hervey Bay VIEW club members to enjoy during this cooler weather.
PUMPKIN SOUP KING: Geoff makes a lovely soup for Hervey Bay VIEW club members to enjoy during this cooler weather.

THE HERVEY BAY AND MARYBOROUGH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP

WE MEET on the first Friday of each month on the Deck at the Hervey Bay RSL at 10am for a coffee and a chat.

It was good news for everyone that the Taxi Subsidy Scheme would stay in place into 2020 as some of our members rely on taxis for transport on a regular basis.

Our fun, friendly meetings are a good venue for MS people to meet and discuss personal problems as everyone with MS has different symptoms.

The opening of the Oncology section at St Stephens hospital is welcome news if it can save a trip to Brisbane for some of our MS clients.

Anyone is welcome to attend our meetings, whether they have MS or know of someone who has MS.

For more details, phone Bev on 07 4128 2692 or email bev_cornwell11@outlook.com.

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; Community education.

For more information, phone 07 4124 6863 or call into the office situated at Shop 6, 16 Torquay Road, Hervey Bay (opp RSL) - Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.

PROBUS CLUBS

 

Bargara and District Mixed

On July 8 we gathered at Club Bargara for our Christmas in July, an annual celebration.

Good food, entertainment from our own members and a visit from Santa (Arthur) and his helper Val, checked to see if we had been good and therefore allowed to collect our lucky door prizes.

Thanks to the committee for a great day. Our Club meets on the second Monday of each month at Club Bargara.

Phone Ray on 07 4154 7775 for further information.