Activities

BRANCH ACTIVITIES – OWNQ

All Older Women’s Network Qld Branches are back to normal with their meetings and social activities in 2021.

If you are thinking of attending an activity at a branch you don’t usually go to, please contact the Branch Convenor beforehand, and double-check their meeting or social activity is still going ahead.

WOODY POINT BRANCH

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 12th October – Branch Meeting, guest speaker from Aust. Hearing
Tuesday 26th October – Trip to the Redcliffe Botanical Gardens
Tuesday 9th November – Branch Meeting – packing up our basket for the Police Department for the refugee women and children.
Tuesday 23rd November – Christmas party (and last meeting for the year) will be held at Sea Salt & Vine at Scarborough

2022
Tuesday 8th February – Branch Meeting with guest Emily Gould speaking about Scams etc.

LUTWYCHE BRANCH

Meets  3rd Wednesday each month from 10.00 a.m. at The Atrium Lutwyche Retirement Village, 15 High Street, Lutwyche.  Contact: Carol 0417 703 550 or Dianne 0435 370 092

Branch Activities

Wednesday 3rd November:  Windsor Historical Society, a guided tour.  Meet at The Atrium for coffee at 10 am, then we will proceed to the venue, old BCC Chambers brick building, 3 Palmer Street, Windsor by car or on foot for tour and presentation at 11am.

Wednesday 17th November:  Monthly meeting at The Atrium.  Social catchup, with planning Christmas lunch and short presentation about the State Library from one of our members, a librarian.  Members might like to discuss an enjoyable book they have read recently.

Wednesday 8th December: Christmas Lunch catered by Sano Café at The Atrium.  Details available from Carol 0417 703550 or Dianne 0435 370092

2022

Wednesday 19th January 2022:  10 am Monthly meeting at The Atrium.  Guest speaker Susan Dunlop from Nundah Historical Society to talk about the life of Loris Bonney (aviator) and her many courageous achievements.  Bonney Avenue was named after her.

Wednesday 16th February: 10 am Monthly meeting at the Atrium, Guest speaker from Qld Police: Scams and Personal Safety

Wednesday 16th March: 10 am Monthly meeting at the Atrium, Guest speaker Dennis Wayper  Life and Times of Doris Day.

CAPALABA BRANCH

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 1st September – Branch meeting – Capalaba’s AGM.  Guest Saalihah Seedat
Saturday 4th September – Caboolture Historical Village
Wednesday 15th September – Morning tea, Donald Simpson Centre, Cleveland
Wednesday 6th October – Branch meeting, Saalihah Seedat
Wednesday 20th October – Morning tea, Hoya Nursery Centre at Alexandra Hills
Wednesday 3rd November – Branch meeting
Wednesday 17th November – Morning tea, Redlands Museum located in Cleveland Showgrounds
Wednesday 1st December – Christmas luncheon, overseas trip to Macleay Island Bowls Club
Wednesday 15th December – Morning tea, if members would like to meet before the Christmas break (to be confirmed)

January 2022
Wednesday 12th January  – Branch Meeting and Progressive Morning Tea at the Hall
Sunday 30th January – 1.30 p.m. Redland Museum & Mates Theatre Genesis – Australia Day Play $39.00 “There’s a war on, you know” from Jan 25th – February 6th (contact Hazel) Afternoon Tea served

Contact Naomi 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.  Contact:  Judith 0431 159 921

Branch Activities
Wednesday 13th October – Coffee morning at Samford Lifestyle Cafe/Nursery
Wednesday 27th October – Branch meeting, Guest speaker from APMA “How to Handle Chronic Pain”
Wednesday 24th November – Branch meeting, Guest speaker Kelly Ashford MBRC History Talk
Tuesday 7th December – Techno Coffee Morning  Arana Leagues Club 10am
Saturday 11th December – Lunch Arana Leagues Club 12pm
Tuesday 14th December – Coffee Cafe Lagarto Samford Valley 10am
Saturday 18th December – Coffee Birds & Bees, Everton Hills 10am.
Tuesday 21st December –  Techno Coffee Morning  Arana Leagues Club 10am

2022
Tuesday 4th January – Techno Coffee Morning  10.00 a.m. Arana Leagues Club 10am
Saturday 8th January –   Lunch Arana Leagues Club 12.00 noon
Tuesday 11th January – Coffee Cafe Lagarto, Samford Valley 10.00 a.m.
Saturday 15th January – Coffee Birds & Bees Cafe, Everton Hills, 10.00 a.m.
Tuesday 18th January – Techno Coffee Morning  10.00 a.m. Arana Leagues Club 10.00 am
Wednesday 26th January – Branch Meeting, Panther’s Den, Arana Leagues Club 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon

Contact Judith for further information.

WYNNUM-MANLY

Wynnum-Manly.   For information about when and where they meet, please contact:   Heather 0422 883 349

Upcoming Activities

Wednesday 20th October – Morning Tea at 10am, Frenchies Café,  142 Bay Tce Wynnum.  Please let us know if you can attend (text or call Heather 0422 883 349)

Thursday 21st October – Seniors Expo 10 am to 2 pm, St Peters Anglican Church 77 Charlotte St. Please come along to support OWN Wynnum Manly.

Wednesday 3rd November –  Monthly meeting 9.45 am to 11.45 am., Federation Room (Municipal Hall downstairs) Cnr. Cedar and Bay Tce.  Come along and make new friends, learn things and have fun.

Tuesday 9th November – Music Bingo 6.30 pm to 9 pm, Wynnum RSL Club, Tingal Rd Wynnum.  Bring a friend too! Come along and have some fun!  We will book a table or 2 for us all.  Please let us know if you can come. (text or call Heather 0422 883 349)

2022

Thursday 27th January Planning Day
Wednesday 2nd February – Monthly meeting

Keep updated about this branch’s activities through their Facebook pae
https://www.facebook.com/groups/218890579978932 or
contact Heather for further information.

GYMPIE BRANCH

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 16th September – “Senior Moments”  branch meeting
Friday 24th September – Craft morning
Thursday 30th September – Morning melodies at the RSL Gympie
Friday 8th October – Craft morning
Thursday 14th October – bus trip to Maryborough including the Christmas place at Tiaro, Maryborough markets and back through the Cooloola Way
Friday 22nd October – Craft morning
Thursday 28th October – Meeting and financial adviser guest speaker
Friday 5th November – Craft morning
Thursday 11th November – Meeting and Remembrance Day Speaker
Friday 19th November – Craft morning
Thursday 25th November – Meeting and parchment Cards Demonstration, then make your own
Friday 3rd December – Craft morning
Thursday 9th December – Meeting and Pass the Parcel
Thursday 16th December – Christmas lunch at the Southside Bowls Club

In 2022
Friday 14th January – Craft Group returns for first meeting of year
Thursday 20th January – Meeting and Friendship Day

Contact Marilyn for more information.

MACKAY BRANCH

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

14th September – Scrabble
21st September –  Bus Trip
28th September – Visit to local retirement resort
05th October –  BeConnected – transport services
12th October – Family History
19th October – Our version of Op shopping
26th October – All about Home Care Packages
02nd November – Melbourne Cup celebrations
09th November –  Morning tea and Techno morning at Harrup Park
16th November –  Grocery grab
23rd November – Council members – greet and meet
30th November – Open Meeting
07th December – Concert
14th December – Christmas Luncheon

Mackay branch meetings will resume at the end of January 2022.

Contact Helen or Ruth for more information.

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
2nd September – Bus trip to Summerland Camels
16th September – Branch Meeting with guest speaker from BIEPA (Turtles)
7th October – Visit to Caboolture Historical Village
7th/8th October – NOWN National Conference (Stamford Plaza Brisbane)
21st October – Branch Meeting
4th November – Oaks Day Lunch at Charlie’s (Op shop Fashions on the Field)
18th November – Branch Meeting
2nd December – Christmas Luncheon at the Bribie Island RSL
16th December – Branch Meeting (Review and 2022 Planning) and Grocery Grab
20th January 2022 – Reconnecting Lunch – welcoming the new year

Contact Betty  for more information.

MORAYFIELD

Meets third Wednesday each month.  From 2.30 p.m. at Morayfield Senior Rentals, 21-23 Barossa Cres. Caboolture South.  Contact: June 0411 018 570

Branch Activities

Saturday 4th September – Visit to Caboolture Village for the 4th Flag Bearing event
Wednesday 8th September –  Lunch at the Football Club Morayfield
Wednesday 15th September –  Speakers Diabetic Educator & Optometrist 2.30 p.m.
Wednesday 20th October – Speaker Debbie Macfie, Heart & Lung Specialist Nurse 2.30 pm
Tuesday 2nd November – Melbourne Cup Fancy Dress Gala Event  2.00 pm
Wednesday, 17th November – Branch Meeting 2.30 pm
Wednesday, 1st December – Christmas break-up – contact June for details

2022
Wednesday 16th February – First meeting for 2022

Contact:  June for more information

MAROOCHYDORE

Meets third Monday each month.  2.00 to 4.00 p.m. in 2021.  From January 2022, hours 1.00-3.00 p.m.  The Avenue Retirement Community, 32 Baden Powell Street, Maroochydore.  Contact: Lee 0429 831 414

Branch Activities
Monday 6th September – social lunch, Driftwood Restaurant
Monday 20th September  – Branch meeting, guest speaker from Sunshine Coast Legal Centre
Monday 4th October –  Social outing – either to Pomona Majestic Theatre OR Bankfoot House, Glass House Mountains.
Monday  18th October – Branch Meeting
Monday 1st November – Early Melbourne Cup Day celebrations – prize for best-dressed lady and best ladies hat.  Melbourne Cup sweeps, antipasto platters for afternoon tea.
Monday 15th November – Branch Meeting Fun Day, with grocery grab and lucky door prize.
Monday 6th December –  Christmas lunch at the Palmwoods Hotel – members to bring a gift to value of $10.00
Thursday 9th December – This festive season join us for a morning of Christmas cheers with Martin Duncan scone time

Contact:  Lee for more information