Activities

BRANCH ACTIVITIES – OWNQ

With the continuing concerns about COVID-19, if you are not sure whether a meeting or activity is going ahead, please contact the Branch Convenor.

If you are thinking of attending an activity at a branch you don’t usually go to, please contact the Branch Convenor beforehand, as a courtesy to check details of the activity or meeting.

BRIBIE ISLAND

Meets third Thursday each month.  10.00 am to 12.00 noon. Anzac Room, Bribie Island RSL Club, 99 Toorbul Street, Bongaree.  Contact: Betty 0409 470 100 

Branch Activities
Thursday 6th June – Lunch at Rick’s Garage Diner, Palmwoods, car pool
Thursday 20th June – Branch Meeting, Guest Speaker Carol Marshall, Chair Yoga
Thursday 4th July – Christmas in July Lunch 12.00 noon at Bribie Bowls Club
Thursday 18th July – Branch Meeting, Guest Speaker Ali King (local State MP) – Island Issues
Thursday 1st August – Lunch 11.00 a.m. Solander Lake Bowls Club, Banksia Beach
Thursday 15th August – Branch Meeting.  Guest Speaker Kathy Cavanagh, Breast Cancer Journey
Thursday 5th September – Day Out in the Big Smoke Caboolture Train/South Brisbane/City Cat/Lunch
Thursday 19th Sepember – Branch Meeting, Guest Speaker Margaret Corbett-Wilkins, Brain Gym
Thursday 3rd October – Train to Landsborough, lunch at Pub Museum/Hinterland Foliage Garden Centre
Thursday 17th October – Branch Meeting.  Further details to be advised.
Thursday 7th November – Ladies Race Day, Bribie Golf Club High Tea/Platters
Thursday 21st November – Branch Meeting. Further details to be advised.
Thursday 5th December – Christmas Lunch, Garden Room, RSL
Thursday 19th December – Branch Meeting 2024 Review/Planning for 2025.

Contact Betty for more information.

BURNIE BRAE

Meets second Thursday of each month, 9.30 a.m.   Burnie Brae Community Centre, 60 Kuran Street, Chermside.  Contact: OWN Qld 3358 2301

Branch Activities

Thursday 13th June – Teddy Bears Picnic in the park behind Burnie Brae
Thursday 27th June – Coffee Morning
Thursday 11th July – Board games at the Branch
Thursday 25th July – Morning Tea

Contact  OWNQ Office for more information

CABOOLTURE

Meets first Thursday each month, 10.30 a.m.   Sports Central Caboolture, cnr Hasking St & Beerburrum Road, Caboolture   Contact: Gwen 0414 246 749

Branch Activities
Thursday 6th June – Branch meeting
Thursday 20th June – Cross River Rail experience Brisbane Train 8.35 a.m.  Lunch at Wintergaren Food Court.
Thursday 4th July – Branch meeting
Thursday 18th July – Christmas in July with Bribie OWN at Bribie Bowls Club 12.00 p.m.

Contact Gwen 0414 246 749 for details

CAPALABA

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.

Branch Activities
Wednesday 5th June – Branch meeting -“VIP” Volunteer in Police – safety
Friday 21st June – Lunch, venue to be advised
Wednesday 3rd July – Branch meeting – Library?  (Olympics Month)
Wednesday 7th August – Branch meeting
Friday 23d August – Morning Tea, venue to be advised
Wednesday 4th September – Branch meeting
Saturday 14th September – Here’s to Life concert
Wedneday 18th September – Bus trip – Carnival of Flowers Toowoomba
Wednesday 2nd October – Branch meeting
Friday 18th October – Lunch, venue to be advised
Wednesday 6th November – Branch meeting – mini market day
Wednesday 20th November – Morning tea, venue to be advised
Wednesday 4th December – Christmas luncheon and break up, venue to be advised

Contact Naomi for more information.

GYMPIE

Meets fortnightly on Thursday. 9.15 am – 12.00 noon on pension week. Gympie & District Indoor Bowls Association, 35 Graham Street Gympie.
Contact: Marilyn 0409 256 603

Branch Activities
Thursday 6th June – Branch Meeting
Friday 14th June – Craft
Thursday 20th June – Branch Meeting
Friday 28th June – Craft

Contact Marilyn for more information.

IPSWICH

Meets Third Wednesday each month  10.00am-12.00 noon,  Elim Village, 123 Cemetery Road, Raceview
Contact: Bernie 0411 585 408

Branch Activities

In addition to the regular branch meeting, Ipswich Branch has a Social Morning Tea on the second Tuesday of each month and a Social Lunch on the last Friday of each month. We also have a Novice Walking group which walks every Wednesday (except for the 3rd Wednesday of the month, meeting day) alongside the Bremer River from Bob Gamble Water Park starting at 9.30am & then over to Riverlink for an informal coffee/ tea & chat meeting at Doughnut King at 10.30am.  One of our members, Helen has recently started up a Book Club for Ipswich branch called Books and Banter which meets every second Monday at 2.00 pm at Chapters Bookshop & Cafe, Karalee Shopping Village.

Contact:  Bernie for more information

LUTWYCHE

Meets Third Wednesday each month  10.00. QATSIF, Unit 2, 439 Lutwyche Road, Lutwyche
Contact: Carol 0417 703 550 or Dianne 0435 370 092

Branch Activities

Please Contact Carol or Dianne for information about upcoming activities.

MACKAY

Meets each Tuesday.  9.30 am to 12 noon. PCYC, Scriha Street, North Mackay. Contact: Helen on 0400 424 649 or Ruth 0432 686 970. All events are located at the PCYC Hall, unless otherwise indicated (eg bus trips).

Branch Activities

Please contact Helen or Ruth for information about upcoming activities.

MAROOCHYDORE

Meets third Monday each month, 1.00-3.00 p.m.  The Avenue Retirement Community, 32 Baden Powell Street, Maroochydore.  Contact: Lee 0429 831 414

Branch Activities
Monday 3rd June – High Tea, The Barn Flaxton
Monday 17th June – Guest speaker, IT cyber security scam prevention

Contact  Lee for more information

MITCHELTON

Meets 4th Wednesday of each month. 10.00 am – 12.00 noon. Arana Leagues Club Panther’s Den, 247 Dawson Parade, Keperra. Branch meetings cost $5.00 to attend.  Coffee/tea/lunch activities at member’s own expense Contact:  Karen 0411 033 892

The Mitchelton Branch provides a warm and welcoming environment for women in north and north-west Brisbane. Our activities are designed to foster a sense of community and camaraderie, allowing members to connect in an informal manner at various venues throughout the area.

Weekly Gatherings

Frequency: At least weekly
Day: Typically on Tuesday mornings at 10am
Nature: These gatherings provide an excellent opportunity for women to come together casually, share stories, and build lasting friendships. It’s a relaxed setting where everyone can feel comfortable and connected. Venues vary to provide the opportunity to experience a selection of our local cafes.

Lunches at Local Restaurants

Frequency: Usually twice a month
Day: Typically one Saturday per month and following the Guest Speaker Meeting on the 4th Wednesday of the month.
Purpose: Enjoying delicious meals at local restaurants not only adds a delightful culinary aspect but also offers a chance for members to unwind, socialize, and explore different venues in the community.

Guest Speaker Meetings Followed by Lunch

Frequency: Monthly
Day: 4th Wednesday of each month
Format: These meetings feature engaging speakers who share interesting and valuable information on a variety of topics. It’s an enriching experience that adds an educational element to our gatherings.

Welcoming Visitors

Invitation: Visitors are encouraged to attend one or two events to experience the welcoming atmosphere and diverse activities the Mitchelton Branch offers. This provides an opportunity for potential members to decide if they would like to join OWNQ, ensuring that everyone feels comfortable and aligned with the group.

Contact Information:    Hilary 0408 629 230, Karen 0411 033 892

The Mitchelton Branch is more than just a community; it’s a supportive network of women coming together regularly to share laughter, knowledge, and meaningful connections. Feel free to reach out to Hilary or Karen for details on specific upcoming events or to join the enriching experience offered by OWNQ’s Mitchelton Branch.

MT GRAVATT

Meets fourth Tuesday each month, 9.30-11.30 a.m.  Garden City Library, Garden City, cnr Logan & Kessels Roads, Upper Mt Gravatt.   Contact: Leanne 0428 749 357

Branch Activities

Tuesday 25th June – Branch Meeting

Contact  Leanne for more information

WOODY POINT

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 0418 796 365

Branch Activities
Tuesday 11th June – Branch meeting

Contact Helen for more information.

WYNNUM-MANLY

Meets third Wednesday each month at Wynnum Library (above Woolworths), 10.00-12.00

June
Friday 7th June- lunch at Manly Harbourtrailer Boat Club, 12.00 noon
Friday 14th June – Elder Abuse Awareness Event City Hall
Wednesday 19th June – Branch meeting, guest speaker Tegan Phillips from Carers Link
Thursday 27th June – Lunch then Tour of Parliament House

July
Saturday 6th July – Mieguyah House, Bowen Hills – see Committee Newsletter No. 3
Wednesday 17th July – Branch meeting, guest speak Su-lyn from Caxton Legal Centre
Monday 22nd July – Lunch wynnum Many Leagues Club Cafe, 11.30 a.m.

For information on upcoming meetings and activities, contact Michele on 0412 870 723