National Seniors Albany Creek - Albany Creek National Seniors

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National Seniors Albany Creek - Albany Creek National Seniors
Website: www.nsaalbanycreek.org.au
NEWSLETTER
Albany Creek Branch Inc. for the ‘Rock’n’Roll ’generation.
Editor: Marion MacLaughlin
[email protected]
Phone: 0412 660 930
General correspondence should be sent to: PO Box 416, Aspley QLD 4034
Volume 13, Issue 3
March 2015
Opinions expressed in this newsletter do not necessarily reflect those of National Seniors Australia, our Branch, or the editor.
DEADLINE FOR April 2015 NEWSLETTER IS 28th March 2015
NSA Albany Creek meets on the 2nd Friday of every
month at the Albany Creek Community Centre, Ernie
Street, Albany Creek, 5.30 for 6.00pm.
For information phone Len Farina 0488 744 706.
If you are unable to attend the Monthly meeting please
advise the Branch Secretary: Len Farina 0488 744 706.
.
Presidential Comments!!
Newsletter Mailing
As a member NSA Albany Creek you receive the monthly
newsletter. If you no longer wish to be on our Mailing or
Emailing List for the Newsletter please advise the President
(Marion 0412660930) or Len (0488744706)
Payment of N.S.A. fees and ordering of badges
NSA Albany Creek receives a small amount of commission
from National Seniors Head Office every time you pay your
membership through the club, so next time your
membership is due for renewal please consider paying it at
the meeting on Friday night.
If you require a name badge, these can be ordered through
the Treasurer. The cost is $10.00. You can order a badge
either with a pin or a magnetic catch.
See Treasurer Janeen Ford at the meeting.
Suggestion Box
A suggestion box is placed on the table just inside the door.
Please make use of this to put forward your views.
Please include your name so we can get further information
and keep you informed.
Web Page
I’m back from my trip to London to visit my UK family.
Although I was at the February meeting I was too jetlagged
to conduct the meeting and I would like to thank Pat Brown
for standing in for me both at the Committee Meeting and
the Branch Meeting.
What a great speaker we had at that meeting attended by 85
people. This was a lawyer, Brian Hird, who obviously
enjoys his work and he entertained us for nearly an hour
without boring any of us.
I would also like to thank the golfers for their efforts in
catering for the February branch meeting - well done guys and girls!! We will be asking for assistance with catering at
the March branch meeting. Arrangement are unknown at
the moment but will be discussed at the Committee
Meeting this week. Are there any volunteers who could
offer to help in any way??
We already have an Outings Policy set in place a year or so
ago but it is necessary to fine tune a few points in order to
avoid any misunderstandings regarding payment in future.
Once all points are clarified and all possible eventualities
are covered the committee will make the whole document
available to all members.
John Bayne has been updating our Website and would like
current photos from the Interest Groups – some of the
photos are quite dated now. Please try and help get your
information up to date.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
John Bayne has been working hard on our website in his
limited spare time but he is urgently seeking more up to
date photos, particularly of the Interest Group activities. If
you visit the website you will notice that some of the
photos are VERY dated and probably should be deleted but
it would be nice to have some new photos to take their
place. A big thank you to John for all your hard work on
this project.
1 Presidential Comments, Mailing. Badges.
Payment of Fees, Suggestion Box
2 Interest Groups, Supporters. (Local Traders)
3 Zone 102 Conference, Exercise, Golf Report, ,
Marion MacLaughlin,
President
Welfare, Gadabouts, Dining Out, Outings.
4 Independent Trip, Clouds, Happy Snappers,
Photos, Guest Speakers, Rotary Book Sale
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THESE LOCAL TRADERS GIVE
DISCOUNTS FOR NATIONAL SENIORS
Information concerning activities of all our interest
groups can be accessed through our WEBSITE –
www.nsaalbanycreek.org.au
Support local traders and show card for discount.
Dining Out
Albany Creek Day & Night Chemist
ContactSandra 33250966 or 046697282
Market Place 720 Albany Creek Road Phone 32644433
Gives 10% discount on presentation of your NSA card.
Golf Club
Monday mornings 6.00 am (One Mile Country Club).
Contact David McLeod 33556960
Audit and Tax Accountants
Wednesday March 18 – 7:30pm at Brian’s.
Contact Brian 32642941
Audit & Tax Accountants at Albany Creek are
professionals in areas of Audit, Tax and Self-Managed
Super Funds. We offer 10% Discount to all NSA
members. Please visit www.audittax.com.au and call Sue
on 3172 1561 for your free initial consultation.
Healthy Changes
BKC Security and Alarms
Happy Snappers
Wednesday mornings & Thursday evenings.
Free for Albany Creek NSA members.
Contact Laurie 32052440
1300 238 513
Will give 15% discount to NSA card members.
Eatons Hill Pharmacy
Let’s Make It
33253733
Shop A1/6-12 Bunya Park Drive, Eatons Hill
10% discount on non prescription items.
Meetings: Thursdays at 2:00 pm.
Contact Linda. 3264 3966
Eatons Hill Vet Surgery
Outings
3264 7700
Rose Cottage South Pine Rd, Eatons Hill gives a 10%
discount off services to NSA members.
–
Bus Trip Caloundra RSL – March 18 leaves 8.30am
Contact Sandra Crawford 33250966
IGA Brendale 32054090
Offers 10% Discount to National Seniors members. Don’t
forget to tell the checkout operators as soon as you are
being served and show your National Seniors Card.
The Eager Readers
Third Monday of the month.
Next meeting – March 16
Contact Hilary 34913958
JNM Electrical, Refrigeration & Air
Conditioning
The Gadabout Coffee
Next outing 10:00am March 12
Poshamocha Ferny Grove
Contact Sandra 33250966
Call Jason 0438009397 – 10% discount.
The Riotous Readers
Complete Property Maintenance – Home & Office
Repairs, Carpentry, Landscaping/Fencing/Mowing – No
job too small. Contact James 0438 264150.
JAF Group Services
Fourth Monday of the month at 7.30 pm.
Next meeting – March 23
Contact Mary 3264 6643
Just One Look
33250000
Shop 14 Albany Market Place.
Kim and her girls offer 10% discount to NSA members
Photos and Articles
K & K Kafe
Any members wishing to submit articles, photos or
jokes please feel free to email the Editor. Photos to
update the website would be very welcome.
32648518
Next to Coles at Albany Creek will give a 10% discount to
National Seniors on presentation of your NSA card.
Marion, Ed
Peter Campbell Realty -
Thanks
A northside real estate agent since 1970 offers all National
Seniors and Pensioners a 20% discount on sales fees - and
no advertising cost for any property on Brisbane
Northside.
Thanks are expressed to Matt Campbell of Peter Campbell
Realty for printing our Newsletter. We are very grateful
for your continuing support of our Branch of NSA.
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To all celebrating an
anniversary or birthday this
month have a great day.
Zone 102 Conference 2015
Notice has been received of our NSA Zone Conference
which will be held on Friday 22 May. All members (not
just committee executives) are encouraged to attend, and
take the opportunity of expanding our horizons beyond our
branch. More details to come in the next month, but the
line-up of guest speakers for the day, and the opportunity
to network with other seniors groups, make this annual
event something not to be missed.
Our organisation has been a high profile force in recent
times, successfully giving voice to seniors on community
and financial issues, and ensuring we are heard by the
various levels of government.
This event which is being hosted by the Aspley Branch of
NSA is being held at the Tavernetta Function Centre, 144
Dorville Road Carseldine, and will be a great opportunity
to both support, and learn more about the NSA and what it
does for us as Members.
Also check 50something for special offers and benefits for
NSA members.
Exercise for people over 60 years
1. Begin by standing in a comfortable position, feet 12
inches apart, & plenty of room either side.
2. With a 5lb potato bag in each hand slowly raise your
arms until they're horizontal & hold the position for as long
as you can. Try to reach a full minute, & then relax.
3. Each day you should find that you can hold this position
for a bit longer.
4. After a couple of weeks, move up to 10 lb potato bags.
5. Then try 50 lb potato bags, & then eventually try to get
to where you can hold two 100 lb potato bags at arm's
length for a full minute. (I'm at this level now!)
6. After you feel confident at this level, put a potato in each
bag.
Golf Report
This year we have 22 members and have introduced a new
competition. This is in the form of a Silver Medal played
for over 11 months on the first playing day of each month.
All members are eligible to play.
The 12th Gold Medal, only previous monthly winners are
eligible to compete for this Medal of Medals. The winners
so far are January-Trevor Gage, February-Terry Hamilton
& March-Bob Haynes. (Pictures next month)
Thanks again to the Girls and Boys of the Golf Club
fraternity for their work at the Sausage Sizzle at our
February Branch Meeting.
David McL
Get Well Soon
We wish a speedy recovery to all members who are not
well. Contact Mary Hudson for any announcements.
32646643.
If required Emergency Medical Forms are available at
the monthly meeting from the secretary Len Farina.
The Gadabout Coffee group
Come and join us for morning tea on the deck at
POSHAMOCHA, 51 McGinn Road, Ferny Hills on
Thursday 12 March ,10:00 am. Breakfast menu available,
good coffee and a variety of sweet offerings.
Future dates for Gadabouts , 2015
10 April
7 May
11 June
9 July
13 August
10 September
The Crepe Cafe, Aspley Homebase
Café 351, Taigum
French a Mor, Albany Creek
Albany Creek Coffee Club
Eatons Hill Tavern
Coffee/Lunch Portabella,
Albany Creek
Dining Out & Outings
Caloundra RSL Club Wednesday 18 March.
It is great that so many members are going on the outing
but there are still few places on the bus. The bus departs at
8:30 am from the Community Hall and arrives back at
approx 3:45 pm. Morning tea and lunch plus show are
included in the price $23. Any person who has specific
dietary requirements (vegetarian, diabetic, gluten free) will
need to advise Sandra (33250966).
Final payment must be made prior to or at March
meeting. No refunds will be given.
COMING UP
Wednesday 6 May - Buffet lunch at the Sofitel Hotel,
Brisbane City - Cost $39. Please indicate whether you
wish to attend at our March or April Meetings.
Tuesday 7 July - Bus Trip to MARGARET OLLEY
Exhibition and gallery show at Murwillumbah Regional
Art Gallery. Lunch at venue to be decided (Tumblegum
Hotel/Kingscliff Surf Club) at own expense. A 21 seater
bus
has been bookedFish
so put
your
name
down
early. Cost
24 January
Lips,
Ferny
Hills
6.00pm
for
bus and morningMorning
tea will be
$32.
Payment by June
March
Tea,
Dayboro,
Branch Meeting. Lunch Woodford Hotel
Own/shared transport
IMPORTANT
REMINDER
From now
correct
April
Bus Trip, Caloundra
RSLon,
Club
money for each busLunch
trip, theatre,
dining
out,
etc
must
be
& Show
placed
in
a
separate
sealed
envelope
with
your
name,
May
Sofitel, Brisbane City
amount of money, purpose
and date occurring, on the
Buffet Lunch
outside.
much easier for
August This will make
Bus reconciliation
Trip Murwillumbah
Janeen if several bookings
are
being
made
Regional Art Gallery at the same
time.
Margaret Olley Exhibition
Sandra C
Morning Tea/Lunch
September
Sofitel Brisbane City
Buffet Lunch
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Dining Out/Outings – 2015 Calendar
Happy Snappers
The February meeting was held at the Albany Creek Library
meeting room. We had a smaller than usual group since some
of the regulars were unable to attend, most being away on
holiday.
The session was all about close up or macro (close up)
photography, and we had some unusual items to focus on.
Some of the small items
we photographed
Makes a miniature look like
the real thing.The bottle was
about 6” tall!!
Independent Trips
On the 8th February twenty members plus a young traveller (Jo
and Vince’s granddaughter Katie from N/Z) met at “Clouds”
in Montville for an excellent 4 days of fun and sightseeing as
part of the latest Independent Trip away. Close proximity to
the Sunshine Coast makes easy access to many activities.
The venue at “Clouds” was excellent and had undergone
recent renovations and additions by the new owners, Stephanie
and Phil. They made us all welcome and went out of their way
to assist with anything that we needed. Their son Andrew took
some group photos for inclusion on their website. They are
intending promotion of Seniors and other group packages.
The Happy Snappers meetings are open to all members who
may have an interest in practicing or learning about your
camera and photography techniques. We are currently
reviewing venues suitable for extra attendees, and welcome
casual and regular participation. Sessions can be arranged for
user preferred subjects.
The next Happy Snappers meeting will be at Brian's place at
the usual time of 7:30pm on Wednesday, March 18. Don't
forget to bring along your photos from February's meeting.
John Bayne and Brian Mathiesen with photos by Marion.
Guest Speakers
Our guest speaker for March 13 will be Charlie Cacciola. His
topic will be -‘My Journey- the Unpublished Memoir.’
Charlie will take us from his humble beginnings in Sicily
through childhood in Australia to the changed modern world
we live in to-day.
April 10 - A Tribute in Remembrance of the Centenary of the
Gallipoli landing, hopefully with members’ involvement.
May 8 - Victoria Gill (Green Apple Gym) will speak on how
seniors can keep fit and healthy as they age.
June 12 - Trivia Night (Get your brains into gear?)
Sunday evening was BBQ night, using the new BBQ facility,
and also enjoying happy hour in the Balinese lounge. The next
few days saw the group spread out over different areas of
interest, with café’s, cheese factory, tourist sights, golf, shops,
dairy tour, etc. Some travelled to Nambour, Caloundra and
Maroochydore. Six golfers played Caloundra golf course.
Thanks to Ray and Trevor for their great efforts to organise
the venue and events.
John B.
Pat Brown
(Thanks to Pat for organising our interesting speakers. If anyone
hears of a good speaker please let us know.)
Super Book Sale
Albany Creek State School
Friday 13th March .4.00pm to 9.00 pm
Saturday 14th March 8.30 am to 4.00 pm
Sunday 15th March 9.00 am to 12.00 pm
Conducted by the Rotary Club of Albany Creek
All proceeds to support local charities
Groups of Independent Travellers at Clouds, Montville
Montville
Nev, Hugh and John
This Newsletter is proudly reproduced free of charge by
Peter Campbell Realty.
Phone 32642311.
Nancye, Julie and Mary
Need a JP? The South Pine Justices Group provides a JP at Peter
Campbell Realty’s office on Saturdays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Call
32642311 for appointment.
(Thanks to John and Gloria for the photos and to John for the
excellent report on this trip – sounds like a great place to visit)
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NATIONAL SENIORS AUSTRALIA - ALBANY CREEK BRANCH INC. (100217)
MEETING 13th FEBRUARY 2015
Present: Marion MacLaughlin (Pres), Len Farina (Sec), Janeen Ford (Treas) and members per attendance list.
Attendance: 85
Apologies: As per the Apologies Book.
Visitors: Corrie Colgate, Brian & Val Herd, Teresa Kelk, Heather Reid.
Minutes of Meetings on Friday 13th February 2015:
These minutes were circulated with the Newsletter taken as read. Moved: Len Farina “That the minutes be
accepted as a true record”. Sec: Ray Howe. Carried.
Business Arising:
 Nil.
Correspondence:
Inwards:
 Email from Mark Furness, National Branch & Zone Relationship Manager NSA detailing –
o NSA policy statement on Qld State Election.
o morning teas/luncheons at St Bernards Hotel, Tamborine Mountains.
o book promoted around schools and supports Mater Little Miracles titled Mavis the Tugboat.
 Email from Sweet Juliettes Café, Albany Creek with a copy of their Menu for catering.
 Email from Green Apple Gym with proposal to do a presentation at Branch meeting.
 Email from Loretta Colgate interested in joining our club.
 Newsletter from NSA New Farm Branch.
 27 junk mail.
Outwards:
 Secretary’s email to encircle confirming hall hire dates at the AC Community Centre.
 Get well card to Trevor Hudson.
Moved: Len Farina “That inwards correspondence be accepted and outwards endorsed”.
Sec: Pam Harris Carried
Treasurer's Report:
Opening balance for Jan 2015:
Total Income:
Expenditure:
Closing Balance for Jan 2015:
$ 4,335.52
$ 662.00
$ 381.27
$ 4,616.25
Moved: Janeen Ford “That the Treasurer’s report and be accepted and approved”. Sec: Trish Shields. Carried
Interest Groups:
 As per Newsletter.
o
Happy Snappers held a successful open meeting to show members how to take better photos with their
camera irrespective of what sort of camera they had.
o
David McLeod thanked the golfers & partners for helping with the BBQ catering.
General Business:
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

President to raise Members’ manners at Meetings & request where members wish/need to talk amongst one
another during the guest speakers’ session that they step outside.
Bus trip to Two Tenors, Caloundra RSL on 18/03/2015 Lunch alternate drop Roast Beef/Lemon Pepper Fish.
Booking Sheet at Branch Meeting & payment required.
Catering – Sandra Crawford to meet with David McLeod prior to Friday’s Branch meeting to discuss BBQ
arrangements for the meeting.
Raffle by Janeen Ford to be themed on Valentine’s Day with Champagne & Movie Pass.
Guest Speaker:
13/02/2015
13/03/2015
10/04/2015
08/05/2015
Brian Herd, Solicitor (Future Planning)
Charlie Cacciola, My Journey Talk
100 Years Gallipoli Landing (Member Involvement)
Trivia
Raffle Winners: There were 3 raffle winners on the night.
Meeting closed at 7:25 pm
Next meeting: Friday, 13th March, 2015
NSA
Albany Creek
March
2015
Sunday
1
Monday
2
Tuesday
3
Wednesday
4
Golf 6:00am
One Mile
Creek CC
NSA
8
9
2014/5 Office Bearers
President Marion MacLaughlin
0412660930
Secretary Len Farina 0488744706
Treasurer Janeen Ford 33590058
Committee:
Speakers: Pat Brown 33596834
Dining Out/Gadabouts/Outings:
Sandra Crawford 33250966
Door: Margaret Armitage 34805254
Elizabeth Hoffmann 38864937
Geoffrey Walsh 33255059
Thursday
5
16
Golf 6:00am
One Mile
Creek CC
22
23
10
17
Eager Readers
6.00pm
30
7
11
12
13
14
Healthy
Changes
9:00 10:00am
Gadabouts
Poshamocha
10:00
Healthy
Changes
7 - 8pm
NSA
Meeting
5:30 for
6:00pm
Rotary
Book Sale
Albany Creek
State School
18
19
Caloundra
Bus Trip 8.30
Healthy
changes
9:00-10:00am
Healthy
changes
7:00 -8:00pm
Rotary Book
Sale
20
21
27
28
Let’s Make It
Happy
Snappers
7.30pm
All Welcome
24
25
26
Let’s Make It
Golf 6:00am
One Mile
Creek CC
Riotous
Readers
7.30pm
29
6
7.00pm
Let’s Make It
Rotary
Book Sale
Albany
Creek State
School
Saturday
Committee
Meeting
Golf 6:00am
One Mile
Creek CC
NSA
15
Friday
31
Golf 6:00am
One Mile
Creek CC
March 2015

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