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2 Brett Reddell Your Local Area Specialist Northern Gold Coast I am no stranger to the Northern Gold Coast, I live local and have lived throughout the area for many years, watching it significantly grow, change and develop into a Northern Gold Coast CBD, an area of tremendous growth and asset potential. I started my Real Estate career in 2013 selling premium acreage land at Tamborine. This gave me a solid introduction and launch platform into real estate and has given me the ability to ensure all needs are met when buying, building or selling your home. Buying real estate can be life changing ... a HUGE decision! It's important for you to feel supported with experience and sound advice. I am fortunate to have had lots of experience in sales for acreage, land, residential and investment houses and have worked in many fast paced businesses in Management. I will ensure your next property sale or purchase will be stress and hassle free, because I understand where you're coming from - I am just a regular family guy, like you! Listening to my clients has given me a fresh outlook on the real estate industry and will offer sound and knowledgeable advice to you when making this important decision. Whether buying or selling, my clients tell me they feel comfortable and at ease, knowing that their needs are being genuinely looked after and considered. I pride myself on my dedication and commitment to my clients to ensure a smooth sales process when working for you. If you are looking at buying or selling your property, I'd love to have a chat! See advert front cover Brett Reddell Director/Licensed Real Estate Agent Friends of Nerang National Park creates new homes for Greater Gliders on the Gold Coast The future of endangered greater gliders on the Gold Coast looks much brighter thanks to the installation of new homes by the Friends of Nerang National Park. The nest box/artificial hollow installation project, funded by the federal government’s Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery Grants program, has seen 48 artificial hollows installed in Nerang National Park, one of the last areas where this threatened species occurs on the Gold Coast. “There are only two places on the suburban Gold Coast where greater gliders still occur in good numbers”, says Jessica Lovegrove-Walsh, founder of the Friends of Nerang National Park. “Currently one of these locations is being cleared for the SkyRidge housing development, which makes the survival of the Nerang National Park population vital if we want to keep greater gliders on the Gold Coast.” Greater gliders are the largest gliding marsupial in the world, and resemble tree-dwelling teddy bears with their huge fluffy ears and long furry tails. They rely on tree hollows for survival, with individual gliders often using more than ten hollows within their small territories of one to five hectares. “We’re extremely fortunate to have this species in Nerang,” says Jessica. “Many populations were wiped out in the catastrophic bushfires of 2019/20, with up to a third of all greater glider habitat in eastern Australia badly burnt.” Listed as endangered under both state and federal law, greater gliders not only face the looming threat of widespread bushfires under climate change, but are still being impacted by widespread land clearing. “We’ve seen several urban populations of greater gliders disappear in the past decade,” says Paul Revie of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, who is assisting with the project. “Because tree hollows are a precious and diminishing resource, we need to make up for their loss with artificial replacements if we want to keep not just gliders, but also other threatened species like powerful owls and glossy blackcockatoos around the Gold Coast.” In February and March this year, a team from Arborspec spent several days installing the artificial hollows in Nerang National Park. The project will explore how greater gliders use two different kinds of artificial tree cavities – rear entry nest boxes from Hollow Log Homes and Habitec moulded plastic hollows from Habitat Innovation and Management. “Because of the dire need to replace natural hollows, the design of artificial nest boxes is evolving rapidly,” says Paul. “These artificial hollows will last for decades and provide a home for generations of greater gliders.” The nest boxes have been in place for over a month now, and it is nearly time for the first monitoring session. The anticipation of seeing whether any greater gliders have moved into their new homes is building. “We use a ten metre long pole with an infrared camera attached to check for glider guests,” says Jessica. “While it can take some time for the gliders to become used to their new accommodation, any greater glider in a nest box would be a huge triumph, and proof that the project has been a success.” About the Friends of Nerang National Park The Friends of Nerang National Park is a conservation-focused community group that provides opportunities for volunteers to take part in environmental management, citizen science, and educational activities in Nerang National Park. Their aim is to build a closer connection between the national park and the local community. The group hosts a bush regeneration and education session on the second Sunday of every month, and holds a broad range of other events throughout the year. 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3 Call 13 20 50 or visit breastscreen.qld.gov.au Advertisement Authorised by the Queensland Government, William Street, Brisbane. EAGLEBY (JUN) | BEENLEIGH (JUL) | PIMPAMA (AUG) Aged 50-74? Book a free breast screen today, it could save your life. Women 40 and older can attend. Two Gold Coast dive tour operators have been selected for the city’s newest tourist attraction due to open on 8 June, coinciding with World Ocean Day. Bookings are now open for experienced divers to discover this unique underwater world with tour operators - Gold Coast Dive Adventures and Queensland Scuba Dive. “This one-of-a-kind diving attraction will attract divers from around the world,” said Mayor Tom Tate. “It’s going to put the Gold Coast on the map for top diving experiences and I’m pleased to see two local businesses joining us on the journey.” Wonder Reef is located about 2.5 kilometres offshore from Philip Park, The Spit, at a depth of 30 metres, and featuring nine world-first buoyant sculptural reef flutes. Gold Coast Dive Adventures is based at Runaway Bay Marina and will offer scuba diving / freediving tours. “We are excited to be a part of putting the Gold Coast on the international stage of extraordinary dive locations,” said Harry Cottrell, CEO of Gold Coast Dive Adventures. Queensland Scuba Diving is based at Mariners Cove Marina, Main Beach and will offer tours for PADI certified divers and bundled experiences. “With the opening of Wonder Reef in addition to the existing Wavebreak Island dive site, the Gold Coast now caters to all scuba diving levels and experience,” said Dave Abrahams from Queensland Scuba Diving. Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said: “Wonder Reef is tipped to top the bucket lists of divers around the world and is part of our commitment to helping Gold Coast tourism build back better. “This is another great addition to the world-class visitor experiences that make the Gold Coast the world’s favourite Australian holiday playground destination.” Member for Gaven and Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said Wonder Reef’s potential as a diving attraction was exciting. “Wonder Reef is a Queenslandmade triumph of innovation and science with real coral plantings thriving and adding a kaleidoscope of underwater colour,” Ms Scanlon said. “With operators locked in and the website taking bookings, it’s game on for Wonder Reef on the Gold Coast.” The newwebsite was recently launched to give locals and visitors a glimpse at the world-class dive site. Visit wonderreef.com.au Local tour operators dive into Wonder Reef

4 CITY NEWS MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR Batteries don’t belong in bins Dead batteries don’t go in your household bin. They can start fires either in your bin or recycling trucks when they are crushed or damaged, and when they end up in landfill they leach toxic materials. It’s estimated that 90 per cent of Australia’s used batteries end up in landfill, and yet nearly all of the materials in batteries can be reused like lithium, cobalt and manganese. But where should they go? B-Cycle has you covered! Just collect your used batteries and drop them off at one of the over 60 locations across the Gold Coast Pop some clear sticky tape over the ends and store them. Try reusing a glass jar for storing them before disposing of them safely. You can also take them to a City Recycle Street facility at your nearest City Waste and Recycling Centre. Find out more, visit https://bcycle.com.au/ For City recycling locations go to cityofgoldcoast.com.au/recycling The 2022-23 City Budget has several key focus areas including safety, transport and sustainability. As Mayor, I am acutely aware of the cost-of-living pressures we all face. These pressures are driven by inflation and are impacting every Australian. The 2022-23 City Budget is my tenth as Mayor and I’m confident it will continue our city’s record of ensuring any rate increases are capped at, or below, CPI (Consumer Price Index). A focus next financial year is on ensuring greater community safety through further investment in CCTV, street lighting and community infrastructure including disability-compliant change rooms and park facilities. Since 2011, we have increased our city CCTV network from 110 fixed cameras to a fleet of more than 700 units today including mobile CCTV and anti-hoon cameras. Safety starts at home and the City and Queensland Police are currently running a camera network trial, known as the Community Camera Alliance (CCA), in Varsity Lakes and Yatala. The trial will provide police with great visual footage, should an incident occur in streets around those two suburbs. The program is confidential and helps keep our streets safe. Access to information greatly assists police and as we all know, visual footage of potential offenders is vital when someone is acting suspiciously in your neighbourhood. I applaud the Queensland Police Service for launching this initiative and we hope more suburbs are included later this year. Details are at: https://bit.ly/3FgFzYN TOM TATE MAYOR The cost of water leaks Leaking toilets, taps and leaking underground pipes can waste a lot of water, leading to high water bills. Leaks can also cause structural damage to your property and even attract termites. We recommend regularly reading your water meter to detect any unusual variation in water usage between readings. Learn more about detecting water leaks and what to do if you find a leak at cityofgoldcoast.com.au/waterleaks

5 Budget deliberations We are currently in discussions contemplating the 2022-23 $1.8 billion Council budget. Budget papers require careful consideration to ensure the services and infrastructure delivered to our community represents value for money. Getting the balance right while keeping rates rises at a minimum is certainly a challenge, but one that we’ve managed to achieve over 10 consecutive budgets. Thank you to those who responded to my survey. It’s so difficult to deliver all that is necessary, but I’ll do my best to focus on park and shade improvements, community facilities and paths which are of importance in protecting our lifestyle. I know that traffic congestion is always high on the list of concerns, but this is something that cannot be managed via the divisional budget and requires whole of city and state/federal funding for improvements. Division 3 survey It was great to receive over 200 responses to the Division 3 survey “What’s important to you”. I’m aware that growth and its related effects remain of concern in northern Gold Coast so, again, we need to find a balance in getting the infrastructure delivered to support the growth. It’s interesting that we are required by the State Government to deliver about 5,000 new dwellings per year. The SEQ Regional Plan (which is the Plan for South-east Queensland that sits above the City Plan), requires 80 per cent of new development to be within the existing consolidated area – and only 20 per cent in the expansion area (greenfield sites not previously developed). This is to ensure that development is occurring close to existing services and facilities and to stop the sprawl which necessitates COUNCILLOR NEWS Councillor Donna Gates Division 3 and Deputy Mayor P 07 5581 6598 E division3@goldcoast.qld.gov.au PO Box 5042 GCMC QLD 9726 @CrDonnaGatesGoldCoast W cityofgoldcoast.com.au JUNE 2022 i i i l t. l . . @CrDonnaGatesGoldCoast W cityofgoldcoast.com.au new infrastructure. Be assured that as a Council we will continue to consult moving forward. Treeline Circuit playground seat A request for a seat at the playground on Treeline Circuit, Upper Coomera (across from 56 Treeline) has now been approved for delivery. The seat will be located adjacent to the footpath facing the playground, which will catch the afternoon shade from the shade structure over the playground. Tooraneedin Road shoulder widening I continue to receive requests to turf the road shoulder on Tooraneedin Road, Coomera Shores, due to school buses causing damage after heavy rain. An estimate to formalise a set down/parking area came in at $156,000. Needless to say, it hasn’t happened – however funding has been approved for a 30-metre section of road shoulder to a width of 2-metre with asphalt overlay at $49,500. Construction of the asphalt overlay is scheduled to start early July and the widening of the road shoulder will allow school buses to park without causing ruts to the shoulder. Baileys Mountain Road Baileys Mountain Road was added to the Road Rehabilitation Program in January after a long delay due to the damage occurring during a flooding event and Council’s opportunity to receive Federal funding. Finally, we have a construction start date of 4 July – and fingers crossed that our latest extreme wet weather event does not further delay this work. Illegal dumping Unfortunately, officers were very busy last month attending to illegal dumping throughout Coomera, Upper Coomera and Willow Vale. The city spends more than $7 million a year cleaning up litter and illegally dumped waste from our streets, parks, bushland, beaches and waterways. We remain one of few local authorities offering free access for residential customers at waste and recycling centres across the city. City residents are not charged for domestic household waste within set load limits; however, fees do apply for commercial waste due to the State Government having introduced commercial waste fees a couple of years ago. Did you know? During the school term an After School Youth Program is held at Upper Coomera Centre each Tuesday 2pm – 5pm, Wednesday 2pm – 6pm, Thursday 2pm – 6pm and Friday 2pm -5pm. For more information visit cityofgoldcoast.com.au/ uppercoomeracentre Newsletter online You can now subscribe to the Division 3 newsletter for community information. Visit cityofgoldcoast.com.au/division3 for further information and to view our privacy notice. Contact me Please continue to contact me regarding issues of interest or concern. Whatever the issue, please call 07 5581 6598 or email division3@goldcoast.qld.gov.au so that I can action your request. You can also report after-hour matters that might be more urgent to Council on 1300 465 326.

6 Letterbox Distribution Have your flyers and brochures delivered to the Northern Gold Coast from $35 per 1,000 - 28 Years Experience - Call Deirdre on 5573 1040 or 0412 416 063 www.deirdrehipperson.com deirdreh@bigpond.net.au DELIVERERS ALSO REQUIRED Your parcel comes with meats selected / 10 to 15kgs of fruit & vegetables / 2 extra choices such as laundry liquid, juice, pantry and cleaning products / breads / 30 to 40 groceries / chiller pack. If you pick up usually you have pallets of extra fruit and vegetables to choose from. $55 fills the boot of a small car. We support some 27 other organisations on the Coast. Come, view or call us or (come and volunteer - no age limit), helping us to help others struggling and in need. Products can be seconds or best before dates, close or past. Part of NewLife Community Care D.G.R. Charity Feed a Family of 4 up to a Week ONLY $55 We supply food for 1000’s of meals weekly Volunteer Positions Available - NO Age Limit 16 Dunkirk Close, (off Allied Dr) Arundel (2 streets south of Harbour Town Shops) Order Online www.newlifefoodbarn.org or PH: 0410 565 781 8.00pm to 8.30pm Tues & Wed for following day BRIC-A-BRAC & SHOP OPEN THURS 9.30am - 12pm WED/THURS FOR PRE-ORDERED PARCELS “DISCOUNTED FOOD” TIMES ARE HARD $55 FAMILY PARCEL Fruit & Veg/Meats/Bread Grocery Items/ Chiller pack Plus more on Pick-ups Order online Home deliveries available “Why Struggle or Go Without?” www.newlifefoodbarn.org LOOK! Vicki Richards, Vicki Richards Property Sales PH 0407 146 171 vicki.richards@vrpropertysales.com.au Gratitude and its Role in Happiness My family has grown again with the birth of our beautiful granddaughter, Bella May. All went well with my daughter’s pregnancy and the birth and Mum and Bella were back home just four hours after her arrival earthside. However, the next day Mum realised that she was jaundice and the visiting midwife confirmed and so a trip back to hospital was needed so Bella could sunbake under those lights. Hyperbilirubinemia has a few risk factors but in Bella’s case it is fetal-maternal blood group incompatibility. So, setting aside the science lesson, our lesson was another in gratitude. Thankfulness for the access we have in Australia to hospitals, to vast information and knowledge, to our doctors, nurses and midwives and the medical technologies that are available to us. After months of rain that South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales has endured, I am also grateful for a roof over my head and a road to my door. Sure, the paddocks are soggy, it’s impossible to mow the grass without getting bogged and we have had some temporary road closures, but we are dry and our tanks are full. I was disappointed to read on a Facebook Community Page the amount of people complaining about potholes in our “country” roads. Residents are so quick to blame the council for not fixing potholes, but I have seen them fixed and within a month or so, washed out again. I am sure they will be out again to repair the roads. With so many issues that the prolonged rain event has caused, let’s all be patient and grateful that there is a road to our door and not a Russian war tank standing in the way. The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia. Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives and usually recognise that the source of that goodness lies at least partially outside themselves. In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Study after study has found a robust association between higher levelsofgratitudeandwellbeing, includingprotection from stress and depression, more fulfilling relationships, better sleep and greater resilience. Simple exercises that people can do on their own – such as spending two weeks writing a daily list of three things for which they are grateful have been found to increase life satisfaction, decrease worry and improve body image, with the beneficial effects lasting for up to six months. Gratitude was one of the most powerful variables that personality psychologists could find when it came to predicting wellbeing, over and above most known factors, from wealth and health to other personality traits such as optimism. So without wanting to remind you of a greeting card or a corny saying on a coffee mug, I do embrace the research and will continue to look for the things in life to be grateful for. Luckily for me, they’re everywhere, just like these smiles… so grab one; they’re free!

7 Family owned and operated 5525 3595 | 0417 634 795 www.idealpools.com.au Qld Lic No: 1028908 Expert Pool Builders Gold Coast We Design We Innovate We Create DEAL DIRECT & SAVE! Family Owned & Operated Gold Coast Pool Company With Over 30 Years Experience. Hilton Hartley Lawyers is your local law firm based at Pimpama City Meet our team:- Renee Dormer lives locally and practices in the area of Family Law, Wills & Estates and Personal Injuries claims. Renee has quickly gained a reputation for being extremely approachable, friendly and down to earth. Renee is committed to resolving legal matters both efficiently and cost effectively thereby reducing client’s overall legal costs. Renee’s office nickname is Renee the resolver. Clients describe Renee as being highly relatable and easy to talk to. This month has been a busy month for Renee having resolved a number of family law matters enabling clients to move on with their life, not to mention finalising a personal injury claimwhich our client was delighted with the outcome. Thomas Stubbings is our newly admitted Solicitor practising predominantly in the area of Criminal Law. Thomas has a keen interest in Criminal Law and has experience working with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. He has had some exceptional outcomes for his clients at Court. Thomas has successfully had charges completely withdrawn or reduced for some of our clients and is gaining an excellent reputation both at Court and with clients. Thomas has been extremely busy this month appearing regularly in the Beenleigh and Southport Magistrates Court of Queensland. More recently, Thomas successfully saved two of our clients from being incarcerated for serious offences. Many of Thomas’ other clients have had their criminal charges reduced significantly or completely withdrawn due to his attention to detail and hardworking attitude. When Thomas is not enjoying a round of golf he enjoys spendinghistimeresearchingcaselaw in preparation for Court and is gaining an excellent reputation both with the Court and clients. Thomas’ approach to sentencing and his impressive results have recently been featured in local newspapers and media outlets. Thomas remains available to assist the local community with any Domestic Violence or Criminal Law matters. Kristy Lacey is our conveyancer who brings with her extensive experience in the sale and purchase of property in Queensland. Kristy is both friendly and extremely efficient and has excellent working relationships with local real estate agents. Kristy always makes herself available to answer questions and understands that particularly for first home buyers there are a lot of questions when purchasing their first home. Kristy is available to witness your identification and any other documents that require a Justice of the Peace. Kristy is currently on leave honeymooning in Hawaii and we look forward to her return in two weeks. Daniel Roeszler is our para-legal who is completing his law degree at Griffith University. Daniel will be your first contact when you attend or call our office. Daniel assists our Solicitors with para-legal duties and ensures that our office runs smoothly. Daniel is currently studying law at Griffith University and we look forward to welcoming Daniel as a Solicitor when he is admitted next year. see advert front cover

8 Win a $50 GIFT Card (Can be used at Woolworths Supermarkets, selected Caltex Woolworths, Big W, BWS, Dan Murphy’s, Cellarmasters) We have 2 x $50 Gift Cards to give away! Simply complete the Crossword and/or the Sudoku puzzle and post to JUNE CROSSWORD COMPETITION or JUNE SUDOKU COMPETITION PO Box 3302, Burleigh Town City Q. 4220 Write your name and address on the back of an envelope. First correct crossword and first correct sudoku entry drawn will win. Entries close 10.07.2022 Winner notified by post. DID I READ THAT SIGN RIGHT? SU DO KU Instructions: The numbers 1 to 9 must appear in each row, column and 3 x 3 box. Numbers can not be duplicated. No. 159 8 5 9 1 7 3 6 6 1 9 4 6 9 4 2 3 2 1 8 2 5 8 Answer next month TOILET OUT OF ORDER. PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW In a Laundromat: AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT In a Melboure department store: BARGAIN BASEMENT UPSTAIRS In an office: WOULD THE PERSON WHO TOOK THE STEP LADDER YESTERDAY PLEASE BRING IT BACK OR FURTHER STEPS WILL BE TAKEN In an office: AFTER TEA BREAK STAFF SHOULD EMPTY THE TEAPOT AND STAND UPSIDE DOWN ON THE DRAINING BOARD Outside a secondhand shop: WE EXCHANGE ANYTHING - BICYCLES, WASHING MACHINES, ETC. WHY NOT BRING YOUR WIFE ALONG AND GET A WONDERFUL BARGAIN? Notice in health food shop window: CLOSED DUE TO ILLNESS Spotted in a safari park: ELEPHANTS PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR Seen during a conference: FOR ANYONE WHO HAS CHILDREN AND DOESN'T KNOW IT, THERE IS A DAY CARE ON THE 1ST FLOOR Notice in a farmer's field: THE FARMER ALLOWS WALKERS TO CROSS THE FIELD FOR FREE, BUT THE BULL CHARGES Message on a leaflet: IF YOU CANNOT READ, THIS LEAFLET WILL TELL YOU HOW TO GET LESSONS On a repair shop door: WE CAN REPAIR ANYTHING. (PLEASE KNOCK HARD ON THE DOOR - THE BELL DOESN'T WORK) CROSSWORD 159 by Mona Elliott ACROSS 1. NEARER 7. CALCULATE 8. JOGS 9. ENTICING 10. BIASED 11. ESTIMATES 14. TAUNTS 18. URBANE 19. OPTIMISTIC 2 3 4 9 11 12 13 15 16 20 21 23 21. COVERED 22. NESCIENT 23. SIFTED DOWN 1. VICTORY 2. SIGN 3. CURB 4. STALK 5. HITS answer next month 1 8 10 14 22 5 6 7 17 18 19 6. POSITION 12. MISTRUSTS 13. SUPERB 15. COLOUR 16. LARVA 17. GRATIFY 20. EASTERN COUNTRY

9 Donate at bowelcanceraustralia.org HELP BEAT BOWEL CANCER Red Apple Day (Wednesday, 15 June 2022) is Bowel Cancer Australia's Annual Giving Day, when Australians are encouraged to support the vital work of the charity. If you've ever thought about raising funds and awareness for bowel cancer, then Red Apple Day is the time to do it! Host an apple themed virtual brunch, morning or afternoon tea, dinner or evening catch-up. Create your Red Apple Day online fundraising page as an individual or a team now. Apple logo and charity colours Bowel Cancer Australia's apple logo is symbolic of the charity's bowel cancer message: bowel cancer is treatable and beatable if detected early. The outline of Bowel Cancer Australia's apple logo appears as an abstract of a human bowel. The small hole in the apple is caused by a worm. If detected early and removed, the worm is unable to continue affecting the apple or the health of the tree. It's the same with people. If bowel cancer is detected early it can be successfully treated, which means patients and their families can continue to enjoy a healthy life. Both red and green apples are also a nutritious source of dietary fibre. Get involved www.bowelcanceraustralia.org Community Notices FREE FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT, SPORTING & COMMUNITY GROUPS email your notice to info@localnewsletters.com • Deadline 23 June for next issue c t i q e n h r u WordWheel 29 The goal of a word wheel puzzle is to create as many words possible with the letters in the word wheel. You can only use each letter once and every word must have the letter in the centre of the wheel. Answers P 11 Letterbox Deliverers required to deliver advertising material to Pacific Pines, Gaven Heights, Oxenford, Stone Creek in Upper Coomera, Park Lake & Riverstone Crossing in Maudsland. Minimum of three flyers $60 per 1,000 homes plus $20 per 1,000 per job after that. Part time weekly. Looking for ex Ovato, PMP, Progress Press & Salmat experienced letterbox deliverers who live in these suburbs. Applicants with no experience may also apply. Car, mobile & computer required. Contract work only. No hourly rate. No cash in hand. No Tax File No or ABN required. Suitable for a high school student, stay at home parent, Uni student, retired person, part time people, split shifts people or for improving your fitness level. Payment varies weekly as it is based on how many advertisers choose to have their flyers delivered into that area for that week. Flyers must be delivered into letterboxes. Contact Deirdre 0412 416 063 or deirdreh@bigpond.net.au LETTERBOX DELIVERERS WANTED UPPER COOMERA LIONS CLUB on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the monthmeet at The Wattle Hotel in the function roomReserve Rd, Upper Coomera. Visitors and newmembers most welcome. Secretary Shirley Henderson 0416 939 804. email: uppercoomera.qld@ lions.org.au Also find us on Facebook. CANCER SUPPORT SISTERS INC. holdmonthly meetings first THURSDAY of eachmonth at SOPO (RSL Club Southport), Scarborough Street at 10.15am to 11.30am. Parking available underneath the Club. We welcome and give support to all ladies going through any Cancer journey in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Partners and Carers are very welcome to attend. We have a COFFEE CATCH UP on the 3rd TUESDAY of eachmonth at SHARKS FOOTBALL CLUB, Olsen Avenue, PARKWOOD at 10.30am. We also have the Cancer Support Brothers who come along to relax and chat with each other and have found this to be very successful and enjoyable for them. Everyone is welcome. We are a Registered Not for Profit Charity. Fay 0421 331 576 or Rhonda 0401 584 997. 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. There are 23 meetings per year. More info on facebook, search for @sipnsupgc and/or phone Michel on 0412 757 535 or email michel_44@bigpond.com NATIONAL SENIORS AUSTRALIA Paradise Point Branchmeets at Dublin Docks Tavern Function Room on the second Monday of eachmonth excluding January, 9.30am for 10.00am start. Interesting guest speakers, raffles, lunch available after meeting, monthly social functions. Contact Geoff/Margaret 55467952/0407676990. 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 24/7 providing free face-to face and/or telephone support at a time and place that is best for each individual. Phone 1300 727 247 PROBUS CLUB OF HOPE ISLAND Meet at 10amon the second Wednesday of eachmonth at the Sanctuary Cove Country Club, Gleneagles Drive, Hope Island. We are a friendly mixed club and look forward to welcoming visitors to our meetings and then joining us for the range of activities that we provide. There are no long waiting lists for newcomers who want to become members. Contact Barbara 0416170243. BLUECARE, NORTHERN GOLD COAST is seeking people fromdiverse backgrounds and aged over 18yrs interested in joining our teamof volunteers who provide support to the frail aged and elderly of our community. For more information about becoming a Blue Care Volunteer contact: Lorraine Castner (e) L.Castner@bluecare.org.au (m) 0418 184230. SOUTHPORT MILITARY MUSEUM will open on the first Sunday of every month from February to December, 9am – 12pmwith the exception of Long Weekends, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day.Museum located in the Qld Naval Brigade Drill Hall, Owen Park, Queen Street, Southport next to the Southport Primary School. Entry and parking is free. Groups of between 6 & 20 will be catered for any time or day, just contact Noel on 0437732575 JP SERVICES AVAILABLE at Coomera Police Centre, 11 DeBarnett St. Monday-Friday 8-11.30am, every Monday &Wednesday & Friday 1-4pm. No appointments required. PROBUS CLUB OF COOMERA VALLEY is a club for retired and semi-retiredmen and women that meets on 2nd Wednesday of the month, 9.30am for 10am start with guest speaker andmorning tea at the Holy Rood Church Hall, cnr Old Tamborine Rd and Tamborine-Oxenford Rd, Oxenford. Enjoy outings to theatres, trips to interesting places, dining out and picnics. This is a very friendly club, visitors and prospective members are most welcome. Phil Matthews 0400 989 983. OXENFORD COOMERA VIEWCLUB -have a social outing on the 1st Friday of the month and a lunchtime meeting with guest speaker on the 3rd Friday of the month. We have a raffle, a trade table with donated goods for sale with the proceeds going to our Learning for Life Sponsorship for disadvantaged children through the Smith Family. The Ox Tavern at Old Pacific Hwy, Oxenford 10.00 for 10.30am. VIEW stands for Voice Interests & Education of Women. So ladies come along andmake new friends while helping the children. PH:0409694835. AL-ANON THERE IS HOPE. 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? For information and help contact Al-Anon 1300252666.

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