14 Community Notices FREE FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT, SPORTING & COMMUNITY GROUPS email your notice to info@localnewsletters.com • Deadline 24 January for next issue My Police Bulletin Flood affected areas on high alert for contractor scams Police are urging the community to be wary of potential scammers trying to take advantage of flood-affected areas as communities begin to recover. People posing as tradesmen, treeloppers or electricians are known to approach people during times of hardship and offer to get their premises restored or repaired, or trees cleared for exorbitant prices. Scammers may use email, text message or social media to try and trick online uses into revealing account information or financial details. The most common online scams involve fake websites to try and get the victim to pay for nonexistent products and services, asking for personal and financial information and installing malicious software on devices. If approached by any person offering services or a tradesperson offering to help, ask for their business card or to see their General Construction Induction Card (White Card) Worksafe Queensland If offered electrical help, check the provider’s electrical licence online - Electrical Licence Register. If you are unsure about an electrician, decline their services and find a licenced electrical contractor yourself either online or through Master Electricians Australia on 1300 889 198. If you witness any suspicious activity in your area as recovery efforts continue, report it immediately to police. To check if your contractor is licenced, visit Electrical License Search. To learn more about scams: www. scamwatch.gov.au. If you have been the victim of a cybercrime, you can report this online at ReportCyber. If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/ reporting. Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au GUANABA SOUTH COAST COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB, Heritage Park, 193 Rifle Range Road, Pimpama (Exit 49). Monthly Socials - 3rd Sunday at 12pm. Entrance fee $6.00 visitors, $5.00 members. Canteen, Licenced Bar & Afternoon Tea available. Great afternoon of talented Singers for your entertainment OR if you would like to sing with the band yourself, there are 3 practice sessions before the social to polish your songs for your performance. For more information contact Noelene (Secretary) 0419740756 or Peter (Music Coordinator) 0427293858. Find us on FB. Hall hire available. SOUTH COAST RESTORATION SOCIETY OPEN DAY: Free Family Day Out. Our Vintage Display is open on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Come and step back in time and experience the technology of yesteryear on display at South Coast Restoration Society Living Museum. There are many sheds to explore with various collections of items from a bygone era. ie stationary engines, water pumps, antiques, old tractors and heritage vehicles, a fully restored steam Roller and Heritage Print. Refreshments available. Take Exit 49 of the M1. Take Rifle Range Road, Entry is via the Pimpama Sports Hub entrance at the traffic lights. First left then follow the road up to the top of the hill. A great family day out. Something for everyone. Free entry. We are also looking for new members to assist in restoring our collection of historic items, PIMPAMA MEN’S SHED - 15 Clark Way, Pimpama, behind the School of Arts opposite Pimpama State School open from 8am to 12 noon Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The shed is equipped with excellent woodworking and metalworking equipment. Members can work on personal tasks, help with community projects, or just sit and have a cuppa and a chat. Social, health and welfare programs, specialty visits, and presentations are also offered. Contact Secretary sec.pms@outlook.com.au. SIP N SUP CLUB – GOLD COAST Meets every three weeks at a great restaurant around the Gold Coast. All men welcome for beer, wine and food. We critique restaurants, have guest speakers but most of all we have a lot of fun. Generally Thursday afternoons, however, some evening events, 16 meetings per year. Facebook and search for @sipnsupgc and/or phone Michel on 0412 757 535 or email michel_44@bigpond.com PROBUS CLUB OF PIMPAMA, a mixed Club, meeting at 9.30 am for 10 am, 4th Thursday monthly, at Pimpama Tavern, 102 Jacobs Well Road, Pimpama. We have a guest speaker, trivis, morning tea, fun and friendship each month. Bus trips, tours, outings, coffee & chat, lunches, theatre events and cards are some of the experiences offered. Contact: Kaye 0493 412 374/Dawn 0411 404 311/E: pimpama.probus@gmail.com. A.R.A.G.C. CAR CLUB - We welcome all new members, we are a friendly light minded, small group of classic car lovers. We do monthly weekend runs to various points of interest, monthly midweekday lunches and meet most Saturdays at Expresso25, 1 Boat works Drive Coomera about 7.00am also a yearly weekend away. Christmas Party in December. We hold bi monthly meetings last Monday of the month at 6pm to 8pm at Nerang PCYC. We get together to attend various Classic and Vintage car events. Phone Terry 0413875737 or Peter 0493092341 ORMEAU-PIMPAMA U C ART GROUP Would like to welcome everyone of all skill levels, so whether you are just starting out, looking to brush up on existing skills, or just want to try something different. Pop in and see us 11am - 2pm Wednesdays 246 Creek St, Pimpama. QCWA - COOMERA BRANCH - The Queensland Country Women’s Association (qcwa.org.au) is for women of all ages, from all walks of life and with different life experiences. We enjoy getting together monthly on the 2nd Wednesday for friendship, sharing and developing skills in healthy cookery, knitting & crochet, public speaking, photography, floral art as well as fundraising for local community, state and international causes. Check us out on Facebook (qcwa Coomera), come to our Craft day on the 3rd Wednesday monthly, or call 0456625776. Children Welcome. JP SERVICES AVAILABLE at Coomera Police Centre, 11 DeBarnett St. Monday-Friday 8-11.30am, every Monday & Wednesday & Friday 1-4pm. No appointments required. ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET - BEENLEIGH Historical Village and Museum, 205 Main St, Beenleigh. The Village holds a community Arts & Crafts Market every second Saturday of the month 8am-2pm. Gold coin entry. Stalls available. Enq 3382 0608 or events@oldbeenleightown.com.au COMMUNITY CARE BEENLEIGH offers No Interest loans (NILs) Financial Counselling & Professional counselling. Loans are available up to $2000 for essential goods & services with no fees & no interest you pay back exactly what you borrow. Counselling is provided in our rooms at Beenleigh and is available at no cost up to 6 sessions with no GP referral. Ph 07 3807 7355. STANDBY SUPPORT AFTER SUICIDE is Australia’s national service supporting people bereaved or impacted by suicide including Families and friends who have lost someone to suicide, First responders who have attended a suicide, and Members of the public who have witnessed a suicide. StandBy is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing free face-to face and/or telephone support at a time and place that is best for each individual. Phone 1300 727 247 ORMEAU AND DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB meets on the second Saturday of each month at various members gardens. We are a relaxed, social club with meetings from 12noon, with a trade table, competitions, raffles and a shared lunch. There is usually a guest speaker on assorted garden related topics. Ph 0456842606 or email dok@bigpond.com GOLD COAST BRIDGE CLUB BEGINNER LESSONS: 6 Week Course: 2hrs a week for BeginnersOngoing assistance for Graduates of Course. 9am to 11am: Fri 26 April-31 May • Mon 15 July-19 Aug • Wed 9 Oct-13 Nov. $85 Incl Textbook. Contact Teacher Dot Piddington: dot.piddington@bigpond. com, 0418 887 806. Easy Parking on site - 2883 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise. GOLD COAST DISTRICT ORCHID SOCIETY meets on the last Sunday of every month (excl. December) from 1:30pm till 4:00pm/5:00pm at the Nerang Senior Citizens Hall, Cnr. Ferry St. and Mylor St. Nerang. Orchid benching display, also a sales table is available for orchid purchases. Visitors welcome, $3 hall hire fee pp. Enquiries Ph 0487648307, email GCOS22@outlook.com GOLD COAST CARAVAN CLUB - Prospective new members are invited to attend three rallies as a Visitor, after which they may proceed with their “Application for Membership”. We hold 11 rallies each year at various locations within approx. 200km from Gold Coast. To become a member, you must own an R.V. and be over 18 years of age. Current membership is made up of mostly mature couples who enjoy travelling our country and seeing different places. For information contact Secretary, Estelle James Email: goldcoastcaravanclub@gmail.com - Ph 0409 632 085.