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Women’s Scholarships Update From Ros Bates Mp

More women in the Mudgeeraba State
electorate could be on building sites or operating heavy machinery, with
scholarships giving them the right qualifications to move into traditionally
male dominated industries. Local MP for Mudgeeraba Ros Bates said the
Queensland Government’s Supporting Women Scholarships applications for the 2015
academic year would help further learning and career opportunities for local
women. Ms Bates said the Supporting Women’s Scholarships offer women of all
ages and backgrounds up to $20,000 to pursue study or training. As a former
Telstra Businesswoman of the Year for Queensland, Ms Bates is encouraging all local
women to apply. For more information, locals can visit
www.supportingwomen.qld.gov.au.



Contact , 0755690482, mudgeeraba@parliament.qld.gov.au
Embroirdery And Craft Enthusiiasts
Welcome to the Gold Coast Embroiderers Inc Exhibition at the Trinity Anglican Mission, 186 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina from Tuesday 22nd to Friday 26th September, 9am to 4pm, and Saturday 27 September, 9am to 3 pm. Entry free. Handcrafts for sale.
Contact , 0755351265, judithcopeman@gmail.com
Embroidery And Craft Exhibition
Gold Coast Embroiderers Inc 2014 Exhibition "Stitching Through Time" will be held at the Trinity Anglican Mission, 186 Robina Town Centre Drive - next to the Robina Library and Community Centre - from Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 27th September. Open from 9am to 4pm Tuesday to Friday and 9am to 3pm on Saturday.Entry free. A variety of hand-crafted items, ideal for gifts, available for sale. All welcome.
Contact , 0755351265, judithcopeman@gmail.com
Free Info Session On Carer Support Services

If you are an unpaid family carer then come and find out about the
support services that are available for you.  Mon 15 Sept, 10.30am to 12pm (morning tea provided). Varsity
Lakes Community Resource Centre, Jim
Harris Park, Mattocks Road,
Varsity Lakes, 4227.  To book phone 55937006





Contact , 0755937006, bdm@varsitylakes.org.au
Free Info Session For Parents Of Teenagers

VLCRC is offering a free info
session for parents of teenagers. Learn
to break down the barriers that prevent us from forming closer relationships with the people we value the most – our children. Wednesday 10 Sept, 6pm to 8.30pm (afternoon tea
provided). Varsity
Lakes Community Resource Centre, Jim
Harris Park, Mattocks Road,
Varsity Lakes, 4227.  To book phone 55937006.







Contact , 0755937006, bdm@varsitylakes.org.au
Currumbin Valley Spring Festival

This annual community event has something for everyone offering a great mixture of live music, market stalls, deck bar, rock climbing, kids’ entertainment, bush tucker trail, plants and more!  A showcase of original live music will get your feet tapping and Farmyard Friends animal feeding enclosure will keep the kids busy for hours.


Make a day of it!  The festival is set amongst beautiful picnic gardens and is ideally located across the road from the Currumbin Rock Pools, surrounded by the picturesque views of Currumbin Valley.  If live music is your thing, all you will need is a picnic blanket for a day of relaxing fun.  What a great way to spend the Day!

Contact , 0755330312, alock16@eq.edu.au
Talk Back Radio Comes To Helensvale Neighbourhood Watch!
John Fradgley is a senior partner in Bell Legal Group, has been Chairman of Community Radio Station 4CRB since 1994 and has presented a weekly Talkback Radio Program 'The Law and You" on 4CRB for the past 15 years.
After being admitted as a solicitor in Queensland in 1977 John was also admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales and Victoria and was appointed a Notary Public for the State of Queensland in 1992.
Since 2001, John has practised predominately in the areas of asset protection and estate planning which is built on a wealth of experience gained in advising a vast array of business clients in commercial, business and property matters over his 37 years of practice.
John will bring his expertise in Estate Planning to present to a Helensvale Neighbourhood Watch meeting on Wednesday 27th August 2014 in the Auditorium @ Helensvale Cultural Centre. The evening will commence at 7PM and is free for all to attend. Light refreshments will be available and everyone is welcome.
Following the presentation the floor will be opened for questions similar to John's radio program. If you would like further information please contact HelensvaleNHW@gmail.com.
Contact , 0418454161, helensvalenhw@gmail.com
World Suicide Prevention Day 12th September 2014

World Suicide Prevention Day

‘Suicide Prevention: One World
Connected’ Let us connect you with services.




Care for Life: Suicide Prevention Assoc. is coordinating a FREE Community Information Seminar on
Suicide Prevention on Friday September 12th 2014, 9.am – 2.30pm, at
the Robina Community Centre, 196 Robina Town Centre Dr, Robina. Launch
of a joint new strategy with the GC Suicide Prevention Network, Police &
Ambulance Services
- Presentations by guest speakers - Information on local
services and how to access

To register email Raylee Taylor: rataylor@bigpond.com
or call Raylee on (07) 5573 3873


Contact , 0755733873, rataylor@bigpond.com
Hawaiian Luncheon

Ashmore GCIT, Charity Event for Surf Life Saving Foundation on 27 August. 12.30pm. $20 entry which includes 3 course meal, raffle tickets and live music.

All money will be dontated to the Surf Life Saving Foundation to support community training, life guard training and money for equipment.

Contact , 0423900461, bradburyevents2014@gmail.com
Reedy Creek Traffic Update From Ros Bates Mp

Local
MP for Mudgeeraba Ros Bates is calling on locals to ensure that they follow the
road rules at the Old Coach Road roundabout in Reedy Creek. After a $400,000
upgrade to the roundabout completed in December 2013 to improve traffic flow,
Ms Bates says that a number of people are running the newly installed traffic
lights when approaching from Tallebudgera or even travelling around the
roundabout from the right lane in order to turn left onto Old Coach Road from
Kingsmore Boulevard. Ms Bates said this served only to compound traffic issues,
and reminded motorists to obey all road rules in light of an increased and now ongoing
Police presence in the area.



Contact , 0755690482, mudgeeraba@parliament.qld.gov.au
Pink Dragons Dragon Boats

Pink Dragons, Dragon's, Abreast Gold Coast welcome you to come join us on the beautiful Currumbin Creek to learn how to paddle a dragon boat, get fit, have fun, make new friends.  We cater for social and competitive male and female paddlers of all ages. Join us on Sundays @ 7.30am. Training & equipment provided. Venue between Currumbin RSL & Tennis Courts, Duringan St Currumbin.

Wear suitable clothing & footwear for boating.

Ph Fayzy 0412091089

Contact , 0412091089, fayzy1@bigpond.com
Hope Island Community Association
The Hope Island Community Association are holding their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 16 September at 6.30pm at the Marina Quays International Hotel, John Lund Drive, Hope Island. All Hope Islanders welcome! Our goal is to connect you to your community. Division 3 Councillor Cameron Caldwell will open the meeting and give us an update on what's happening around our area of the Gold Coast. HICA has held community meetings with politicians and business people. We ran a fund-raising Community Day in June of this year. We've participated in Clean Up Australia Day and had Christmas Drinks. We've sent out newsletters and reports. If you'd like to take a greater part in your community and make Hope Island an even better place to live, come to the Annual General Meeting, join the Association for just $10 and maybe even put your hand up for a spot on the committee. For more details, see our webpage at www.hopeislander.org.au or our facebook page. Light refreshments will be provided.

Contact , 0421232053, hopeislander@gmail.com
Pop-up Market And Car Boot Sale

3rd Saturday of the month 7-12noon- September, October and November. Stalls $15 including morning tea. 69 Palm Beach Ave- bookings call Jill 0424345971

Contact , 0755342115, reception@coolpalmang.org.au
Grandparents Who Care for their Grandchildren
Gold Coast Support Group
Every second Thursday 9.30 am to 11.30 am in school term @ The Labrador Community Hub, Billington St , Labrador 

Dates: Aug 14th & 28th: Sept 11th: Oct 9th & 23rd



No cost & Morning tea 


Margo Knox Facilitator  0409476803 







Contact , 0755746703, margoknox@hotmail.com
Coomera Hope Island Cricket Club Sign On Day

Coomera Hope Island Cricket Club is holding their Junior and Senior sign on days, Saturday 16 August and Sunday 24 August. 9am til 12pm. Located at the clubhouse - Tamborine Oxenford Road, Oxenford.  Milo Cricket - 5-9 year olds,  Juniors Under 10's through to Under 17's, Seniors 1st-6th Grade and Over 40's.  Should you have any queries please contact our Club President Matt Haydon on 0402 987 698 or our Junior Vice President Lyndall Spies on 0422 378 163.

Contact , 0422378163, lyndall.spies@chicc.net
Ashmore State School Car Boot Sale

ASHMORE STATE SCHOOL CAR BOOT SALE


Come and get a Bargain!  Last Saturday of the Month.  6.00am - 12.00pm on 30 August. 


We’re only charging $10 for you to come along and sell your wares from your Car Boot.  Come along on the day and see Ron Odle, our P&C President, he is contactable on 0422798458.  The P&C will be running a Sausage Sizzle. 

Contact , 0756561367, r.odle@outlook.com
Angling For Ancestors

The Gold coast Family History Society Inc. are holding a seminar on Saturday 11th October with renowned guest speakers, trading tables, raffles, leisurely dinner, and historical sight-seeing on the morning of Sunday 12th October. This Seminar is suitable for both novice and experienced researchers, and will be held at the Auditorium, Bicentennial Community Centre, Nerang Southport Road, Nerang - Are you curious to learn more about researching your Australian or overseas ancestors? - Book now  - Contact 07 55250535 - www.goldcoastfhs.org.au 

Contact , 0755250535, priceless13@tpg.com.au
Southport Day View Club

Southport Day VIEW Club stands for the Voice, Interests & Education of Women, and supports THE SMITH FAMILY "Learning For Life" Program.  The Southport Day VIEW Club will meet for its monthly luncheon on Wednesday 20th August 2014 at the Southport Yacht Club, and invites new and present members to join us.  Ladies, come along, meet new friends, and enjoy a delightful lunch overlooking the water - all in a good cause.  Our guest speaker for this month will be Jodie Burden from Animal Welfare League.  Southport Yacht Club is on Macarthur Parade, Main Beach.  Time: 11.30 for 12 Noon.  For inquiries & bookings please phone Robin on 5537 4593. 

 

Contact , 0417033770, mullerinmanly@bigpond.com
Southport Senior Citizens

Seniors' Week 18-23 August 2014 Find friends, fun and fitness at 2 Whitby Street, Southport.  Activities include: Line dancing; New Vogue; Social; Scottish; Square and Tap dancing plus Tai Chi/light exercise.  All activities free for this week - all welcome to come along and join in or just observe.  Contact Annette 55371377 for further information or visit our website: www.southportseniorcitizens.com

Contact , 0755371377, annette.wyman@optusnet.com.au
Unity Walk For Parkinson's
Parkinson's Disease is a slow progressive, degenerative, neurological condition that effects the control of body movements. PD effects an estimated 80,000 Australians and 17,000 Queenslanders are living with Parkinson's
 On August 31 2014 a Unity Walk is being held at the southern end of the Broadwater Parklands, Marine Pde, Southport  (opposite Ada Bell Way) to raise money for research.  This consists of a 4km walk over the new pedestrian walkway, sausage sizzle and prizes.  At 8.00 a.m there is a 4km run followed by the walk at 9.00 am
   
Come along and show your support and join in the fun.  Enquiries 1800644189 or 0402467222

Contact , 0755639316, afarrell.qld@gmail.com
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