Activities

BRANCH ACTIVITIES – OWNQ

BRISBANE BRANCHES (BRISBANE AND SURROUNDS)

WOODY POINT BRANCH

Meets  2nd Tuesday each month. 9.30 – 11.30 am at the Woody Point Memorial Hall,  Oxley Avenue, Woody Point.  Social gathering every 4th Tuesday each month.  Contact: Helen on 0418 796 365 

Branch Activities

10th September – Branch meeting with Guest Speaker from Encircle.  Lunch afterwards at Woodys Seafood Takeaway.
8th October – Branch meeting with Guest Speaker Ray Krebs talking about the NBN
12th November – Branch meeting with Guest Speaker, Gayle Love, Mentalist
10th December – Christmas break-up party at Pilpel Restaurant

2020
Woody Point’s first meeting in 2020 will be on 11th February.

Contact Helen for more information.

CAPALABA BRANCH

Meets  1st  Wednesday of the month.   9.00 – 11.30 am. Capalaba Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Ney Road and Zandra Street, Capalaba. Contact: Naomi 0424 060 603, Desley 0409 594 908.

Branch Activities

4th September – Branch meeting (activity/guest speaker to be advised)
12th September – AGM in Gympie at Gunabul Homestead
18th September – Morning tea on Macleay Island
2nd October – Branch meeting
16th October – Morning tea at 10am, Muma’z Cafe, 73 Panorama Drive, Thornlands
6th November – Branch meeting – Sue will be teaching the art of beading
20th November – BBQ morning tea, Capalaba Regional park from 10.00 a.m.   BYO chair and mug.
4th December – Christmas luncheon Redland Bay Golf Club from 11.30 a.m.

2020
15th January – Social activity, contact Convenor for more information
5th February – Branch meeting at hall with guest speaker talking about organic gardening

Contact Naomi or Desley for more information, eg the venues for morning teas.

LOGAN -BEENLEIGH BRANCH

Meets Thursday fortnightly. 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre, 10 James St Beenleigh.  Contact:  Linda 0414 436 209 or Doreen 3804 0321

Branch Activities

5th September – Morning Tea at the Historical Village
17th October – Bus Trip to Tropical Fruit World
5th November – Melbourne Cup Luncheon
14th November – Collection for Share the Dignity drive
28th November – Cent Auction
12th December – Christmas Luncheon

2020
The f
irst meeting for 2020 will be on Thursday 9th January.

 Contact Linda or Doreen for more information.

MITCHELTON

Meets 4th Wednesday of each month. 10.00 am – 12.00 noon. Picabeen Community Centre, 22 Hoben Street, Mitchelton.  Contact:  Judith 3351 3763

Branch Activities

2nd September – Techno/Coffee morning 10.00 a.m. Arana Leagues Club
14th September – Lunch Arana Leagues Club
25th September – Guest Speaker from Arthritis Qld
1st October – Techno/Coffee morning 10.00 a.m. Arana Leagues Club
12th October – Lunch at Arana Leagues Club
23rd October – Guest Speakers Chris and Susan Talbot talking about Legal Matters eg Wills, EPOA, Advanced Health Directives
5th November – Techno/Coffee morning 10.00 a.m. Arana Leagues Club
9th November – Lunch at Arana Leagues Club
27th November – Guest Speaker Andrew Campbell NeuAudio about Hearing Aids & Keeping Dementia at bay, followed by the end-of-year breakup and Christmas luncheon.
3rd December – Techno/Coffee morning 10.00 a.m. Arana Leagues Club
14th December – Lunch at Arana Leagues Club

PLEASE NOTE:  Mitchelton Branch will not be having an official branch meeting in December, only social activities as outlined above.

2020
7th January – Coffee/Techno morning at Arana Leagues Club
11th January – Lunch Arana Leagues Club
22nd January – Branch meeting – The “Whats” of Ageism topic – video and discussion
4th February – Coffee/Techno morning at Arana Leagues Club
8th February – Lunch Arana Leagues Club
26th February – Branch meeting, Guest Speaker from Ferny Grove Police
2nd March – Coffee/Techno morning at Arana Leagues Club
13th March – Lunch Arana Leagues Club
25th March – Branch meeting, Guest Speaker from Picabeen
22nd April – Branch meeting, Guest Speaker Exercise Physiologist Vickie Graham “Active Aging”

Contact Judith or Carol for further information.

REGIONAL AREAS

SOUTHERN GOLD COAST BRANCH

Meets Last Thursday each month.  From 10.00 am.  Board Room, Varsity Lakes Community Resource Centre, Jim Harris Park, Mattocks Road, Varsity Lakes.  Contact: Marie on 0435 950 925 or Leonie  on 3358 2301.

Branch Activities

2nd September – Coffee morning at The Coffee Club, Q Centre
19th September – Lunch at a venue to be advised – pls phone Gwen on 0417 943 335 for more information
26th September – Branch meeting with guest speaker from Robina Police, talking about personal safety etc.
16th October – Outing to Brisbane by train then City Cat cruise, stopping for lunch
31st October – Branch meeting
28th November – Branch meeting with Di Hill a fun session on how to Write your own Obituary
12th December – Christmas Lunch – venue to be advised.

2020
First meeting in 2020 will be the regular branch meeting on 30th January 2020.

Contact Marie for further information

GYMPIE BRANCH

Meets fortnightly on Thursday. 9.15 am – 12.00 noon on pension week. Gympie & District Indoor Bowls Association, 35 Graham Street Gympie. Contact: Lee 5483 1415

 Branch Activities

5th September – Bus trip to Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach
19th September – Branch meeting with Guest Speaker from a Denture Clinic
3rd October – “Bring and Buy” activity at the Branch Meeting
31st October – Morning Tea  at Gunabul’s (to be confirmed – check with Convenor)
8th November – Craft morning
14th November – Branch meeting – Guest Speaker Centrelink Financial Advisor
22nd November – Craft morning
28th November – Games Day at the branch
6th December – Craft Group Christmas Party
12th December – Branch Christmas Party at Anderleigh Winery – Cost $16.00

2020
10th January – Craft morning tea at Southside Bowls Club
17th January – First Craft Day – usual venue
23rd January – Australia Day Celebrations – dress up, bush poetry, Aussie songs

Contact Lee  for more information.

MACKAY BRANCH

Meets each Tuesday.  9.30 am to 12 noon. Iona Church Hall, Brookes Street, West Mackay. Contact: Helen on 0400 424 649, Ruth 0432 686 970 or Jenny on 4957 3413. All events are located at Iona Hall, unless otherwise indicate (eg bus trips).

Branch Activities

3rd September – MCVA Volunteering/Transport
10th September – Wellbeing/Fitness
17th September – Grocery Grab
24th September – Library news
1st October – Branch Meeting
8th October – Guest Speaker Joyce Murphy, a family support facilitator
15th October – Norma, a local Elder will share her story
22nd October – Branch Meeting
29th October – Guest speaker Dave Conway a disabled man will share his story
5th November – Melbourne Cup luncheon at Seebreeze Hotel
12th November  – Branch Meeting with guest speaker to update us on emergency services
19th November – Guest speaker from Qld Rail
26th November – Branch Meeting
3rd December – A concert is planned
10th December – Christmas Lunch at the City Bowls Club

2020
Mackay Branch’s first meeting for 2020 will be on Tuesday 21st January.

Contact Helen, Ruth or Jenny for more information.

BRIBIE ISLAND

Meets third Thursday each month.  10.00 am to 12.00 noon. Bribie Island RSL Club, 99 Toorbul Street, Bongaree.  Contact: Anne on 0408 007 370 

Branch Activities

5th September – Visit to Top Nosh Meals Factory in Beerwah & Coffee/Lunch at The Coffee Club
19th September – Branch Meeting with Guest Speaker from Maroochydore Wigs and Turbans
3rd October – Morning tea Sunset Pier Cafe
17th October – Branch Meeting – Guest Speaker from Mercy Ships
6th November – Eumundi markets shopping spree and eats
21st November – Branch Meeting – Guest Speaker talking about massage
5th December – Christmas luncheon at RSL Social Cafe (Secret Santa being substituted with donations to Mercy Ships)
19th December – Final Branch meeting with Guest Speaker (talking about wood burning) and a planning sessions for 2020.

2020
Bribie Island branch will start up again in 2020 with a social activity on 6th February, and the first general meeting will be on 20th February.

Contact Anne for more information.