Community Diary, September 14, 2017

You latest community diary from across the Tweed Shire

Al-Anon Family Groups Is your life affected by someone else’s drinking? Al-Anon can help. Banora Point Group meets Monday nights at 7.30pm Cnr Leisure & Woodlands Drives, Salvation Army Hall (external right side door). Enquires and other meeting times 1300 252 666 or go to

Banora Point Probus Club meets on the fourth Monday of each month at South Tweed Sports Club at 10am. We are a mixed club. We have interesting speakers and an outing each month. The speaker for September is Sonia Trichler subject Friends of the Pound. Everyone welcome. Contact Colin on 5590 7454 or Norma on 07 5590 5919.

Wrap with Love knitters wanted to make rugs for needy people worldwide. Meetings: Banora Point Community Centre on 1st , 3rd & 5th Fridays 2pm-4 pm. Phone Barbara 6672 1660, or 0414 272 898.

Mt Warning Dragon Boat Club is holding its AGM, 10am, Saturday, September, 16 at Clarrie Purnell Park, McLeod St, Condong. Linda Sammon – 0409 845 130.

Dutch Australian coffee morning every third Thursday of the month from 9am to 11am at the Coolangatta Seniors Centre, 2 Gerrard Street Coolangatta. $4 for members, $6 for non-members. Contact: Maria 0414 978 399.

Probus Club Of Hastings Point Tweed Coast meets next on Tuesday September 19 at 10am at the Tri Care Retirement Community, 87/89 Tweed Coast Road, Hastings Point. New members welcome enquiries Julie 0418966256. At our September Meeting author John Howell will be give a presentation about his book The Only Woman At Gallipolli.

Kingscliff Mixed Probus Club holds its meetings at the Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club on the first Wednesday of each month at 10am and outings on the third Wednesday of the month. Visitors are very welcome. Phone Norma on 02 6676 3360.

Tweed Valley Toastmasters offers a supportive and friendly environment in which to develop and enhance public speaking skills and more. We meet on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 9.45am and welcome you to join us. Please call Lynda on 0434 103 409 for more information.

Friends of the Library Kingscliff invite you to come to the library in Turnock St, Kingscliiff and snap up some bargains every Saturday morning. Books include hardback fiction and large print. Prices are $1 or less. Donations of clean books in good condition are always welcome. Enquiries to Librarian Larry Price Phone 02 6674 1607.

The Tweed Valley – Murwillumbah Sub Branch of the National Servicemen’s Assoc meet the third Tuesday of the month at Cudgen Leagues Club, at 10am. Any Ex-service personnel (not necessarily a Nasho) are welcome to attend. Interesting guest speakers and organised day coach tours. Enquiries Kevin 02 6672 8786.

Murwillumbah Day View Club next lunch meeting will be at the Murwillumbah Services Club on Monday, September 24 commencing with morning tea at 9.30am and meeting at 10.15am. It would be appreciated if you could bring a plant for auction, proceeds supporting the Smith Family. For apologies and enquiries ph 02 6679 1324 or 02 6672 3139.

Murwillumbah Evening VIEW Club next dinner meeting will be on Monday 9th October at Murwillumbah Services Club. The meeting starts at 6:30pm for dinner at 7pm. Cost $25. Our guest speaker this month is John Howell who has written his first book. ​Members please remember, if you are unable to attend the meeting or will be bringing a guest, please contact Gloria Martin on 02 66723794 by 10am on Thursday before the meeting.

Murwillumbah Probus Club monthly meeting will be held on the 18th of September at the Mountain View Retirement Village Community Centre commencing at 10am.

Murwillumbah Autumn Club AGM will be held on Thursday, September 21 at 10am. Morning tea starting at 9.30am. Nominations are open and new members welcome. Weekly activities include country music nights fortnightly Fridays at 7pm, euchre and craft Wednesdays at 9.30am. For more information contact Noela on 02 6672 2262.

All Saints Anglican Church Book Sale and Craft morning 9.30am–11.30am every second Friday. Craft morning open to everyone, come and enjoy some fellowship and a cuppa. We have yarn and patterns for anyone who wants to learn to knit or crochet. All welcome. Enquiries 0423 905 169.

Wrap with Love knitters wanted to make rugs for needy people worldwide. Meetings: Mountain View Retirement Village, Murwillumbah on lst, 3rd & 5th Tuesdays 1.30pm-3.30pm. Phone Barbara 6672 1660, or 0414 272 898.

U3A Tweed Coast offers Murwillumbah Mahjong Group, 10am-12pm Tuesdays. For details, contact Janice 0488 570 350.

Murwillumbah Toastmasters Club meets every second and fourth Thursday at 6.45pm at the Courthouse Hotel (upstairs), Main Street, Murwillumbah and we invite you to join us. Please call Elle on 0488 488 385 for more information.

Film Chat 3rd Friday of the month after the 6pm film Regent Cinema.

Murwillumbah Autumn Club weekly activities include Stretch your Mind with Louise Wednesday 12.30pm-2pm, Dance for Every Body Tuesday 9.30am, Country Music Nights fortnightly Fridays 7.30pm, Euchre and Craft Wednesday 9am, Line Dancing Wednesday 5.30pm. Contact Noela 02 6672 2262.

Murwillumbah on the Move walking group for the Heart Foundation meets at Knox Park at 6.55am each Wednesday and Saturday for an hour long walk around the town area. Walk at your own pace with this friendly group while keeping fit. Look for the red hats. Queries Jim 02 66724313 or Zdenka 02 66727847.

The Murwillumbah Cancer Support Group meets from 10am to 12pm on the second Monday of every month at the Community Health Centre on the corner of Nullum and Wollumbin streets. These informal meetings offer mutual, practical and emotional support. For more information call group facilitator & Cancer Liaison Nurse on 6672 0252.

Tweed Valley Spanish Language Conversation Group. Hola amigos, we meet on the second Saturday of the month at 1.30pm and the 4th Thursday of the month at 5pm at the Regent Cinema 5 Brisbane Street Murwillumbah. We are a social group only, there are no fees and all levels are welcome. For more information contact John (02) 6672 3471 or

The Murwillumbah Lions Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Murwillumbah Services Club 6.30pm for 7.00pm. Contact Peter 6672 1471 or Bob 07 5524 8860.

Al Anon meetings Monday 10am ConXions Church, 19 Prince St Murwillumbah. If someone in your family has a drinking problem, you can see what it’s doing to them. But can you see what it’s doing to you? Call 0437955868.

Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre (PBNC) is again offering free tax help until the end of October. If your tax affairs are simple and you earn approximately $60,000 a year or less, you could be eligible for this assistance. Bookings are essential – phone Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre on (02) 6676 4555.

The Tumbulgum Hall will host an evening of dancing, old-time and new vogue on Saturday, September 16 from 8pm. Live music with Trilogy, door prize, raffles and supper. A great family night all welcome. Due to unforeseen circumstances our October dance has been cancelled.

The Tweed Heads Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club are inviting all motorcycle riders Vintage, Classic, Modern, to join us in celebrating our 25th “Diamond” Anniversary Annual Border Poker Run. The ride leaves Kirra Sports club at 10am sharp on Saturday, September 16, sign on starts at 8.30am

The Gold Coast South – Twin Towns Branch of the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia. Serving from Tallebudgera to The Tweed will hold its next General Meeting on Sunday, September 17 at 10am in the RSL Sub Branch Anzac Room of the Twin Towns Resort. If you served in any Forces of the Commonwealth “between” 1951 -1972 then why not join us and rekindle the camaraderie you experienced during your service. We also have a full social program and new members are always welcome to attend. For further information contact: Tom Hughes Public officer on 07 5513 0665.

The Tweed Hospital Auxiliary will be holding its Annual Fete on Saturday, October 14 in the Auditorium of the Tweed Civic Centre, Cnr Wharf amnd Brett Streets, Tweed Heads. There will be a major raffle draw on the day. Sale of Raffle tickets will commence on Monday, September 4 and the tickets will be on sale at various venues around the Tweed. Watch out for the sellers as great prizes can be won. All proceeds go to the Tweed Hospital Auxiliary to purchase necessary equipment for the Tweed Hospital.

Coolangatta Tweed VIEW Club Monthly Luncheon Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at the South Tweed Sports Club, Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed Heads commencing at ll a.m. for 11.30 a.m. Interesting Guest Speakers are invited to attend each month and we are proud to support The Smith Family’s Learning for Life programs.

Twin Towns Day VIEW Club have luncheon meetings on the first Thursday of each month, 10.30am at the The South Tweed Heads Sports Club and it costs $25 for a two course meal. Visitors are very welcome to attend. For more information phone Freda 0755 241357 before 31st August.

Tweed Meals on Wheels are looking for more volunteers to assist the older members of our community. For more information call Chris on 02 6674 2205

Volunteers required at Marine Rescue Point Danger with opportunities for positions in marine operations, communications and other areas of opportunity. To discuss please contact UC Glenda on (07) 5536 9333.

U3A Twin Towns offers classes, activities and social events for mature men and women in the Gold Coast/ Tweed areas. Join for the remainder of 2017 at a reduced membership fee of only $40. Classes available include physical activities and inner health such Meditation, Stretch and Dance, Tap Dancing and Yoga. We also hold classes such as Art, Calligraphy, Pen and Ink and Card Marking workshops. Every Friday members play Board Games , Cards, Mahjong and on Thursdays, Table Tennis for all skill levels; in addition join Discussion Groups, Literature and Digital Photography. Call 07 5534 7333 or

Quota International of Tweed Heads/Coolangatta meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at South Tweed Sports Club – Fellowship 6pm, meeting 6.15pm. Contact: President: Judith 0410 639 439, Vice President: Janet 0419 921 012.

Tweed Parkinson’s Support Group meets on the second Monday of each month at the Community Room, Tweed City Shopping Centre at 10am. Our aim is to provide friendship, understanding and information to anyone affected by Parkinson’s, their carers and families. Please contact Helen on 02 6676 2549 for more details.

Alateen Meeting starting at 5-6pm every Thursday. Do you have a parent, close friend or relative with a drinking problem? Alateen can help 8 -16 year olds. St Cuthbert’s Anglican Church Hall 13 Powell St (corner Florence St) Tweed Heads 1300 252 666

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME Support Group meets on the first Friday of every month at 10330am (NSW time) at the HACC Community Centre, Cnr. Heffron Street and Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South. All welcome. For further information call Bronwyn on 5593 9319.

The Blind & Vision Impaired Support Group The are seeking a voluntary carer, who would be working in conjunction with a volunteer driver, to accompany members on outings. Times flexible, short training provided. Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads areas. If interested please contact Chris Johnstone on (07) 5633 3700. The group meets regularly for enjoyable social and support functions. We always welcome new members. Some transport is available. Call Chris on (07) 5633 3700 or Jenny on (02) 6679 3490.

Voluntary euthanasia options are discussed at meetings held quarterly on the Gold Coast. For more information phone Elaine 07 5580 8215.