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ARMCHAIR TRAVELLER GROUP

The first meeting of this group was held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Bracken Ridge Library which is on the corner of Bracken and Barrett Sts, Bracken Ridge. Since then the group has had some interesting speakers who have told us about their holidays in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Antarctica, Central America, South America, North America, Africa and outback Australia. 

In February 2020 Nev and Cheryl Liebke took us on a picturesque journey through the national parks of the USA but then meetings had to be cancelled for the rest of the year. 2021 Meeting Dates - February 2, April 6, June 1, August 3, October 5, December 7. 

It was great to be able to get back to having an Armchair Traveller meeting again on February 2, 2021. Despite the fact we had restricted numbers, all those present enjoyed Cheryl and Neville Liebke's presentation on the Kimberleys-from Kununurra to Broome via the Gibb River road. 

Oue April speaker was Roslyn Watts whose subject was the Mediterranean islands of Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica.

Our June speaker was John Honey whose well presented talk was on a number of places including Iceland, Machu Pichu and Easter Island.  

The August meeting was cancelled due to COVID lockdown and was rescheduled to 3rd September. President Doug Heslin will be speaker of the day and his topic will be Around the World in 40 days (in 40 minutes). 

Convenor Bob Watts urges anyone who has been on an interesting holiday and would like to share your travels, to please contact him. Bob is still looking for a speaker for the October meeting.  Bob can help with your photo presentation if needed.

Please phone Bob on 0412 732 265 if you would like to attend as once again numbers will be restricted.

Afternoon tea is always provided and there is no cost involved. Meetings are held every second month at 2pm at the Bracken Ridge Library.

MEN'S LUNCH CLUB

The inaugaral Men's Lunch Group, hosted by Bob Watts, met in July at Matthew Thomas Cafe at Sandgate and was enjoyed by all who attended.  August lunch was held at the Eaton's Hill Hotel and the October venue was the Brekky Creek Hotel.  The December Lunch will be hosted by Keith Pankhurst on the Thursday 9th December at the Wantima Country Club, Brendale.

Starting time is 12.00 noon.  The venue will be chosen by the member who hosts the lunch for any particular month. Each member will order their own food and drinks.  If you wish to attend, please contact Bob Watts on 3263 6397 or 0412 732 265 or email [email protected]

CRAFT GROUP

The inaugural meeting of the Craft Group was held on Friday 3rd September.  Convenor of the group is Phyllis Hall. Phyllis and eleven other ladies all showed off various crafts they have done in the past.  The majority of members decided to make a Christmas wall hanging, similar to one Phyllis demonstrated.  At the second meeting in October hands were busy cutting, stitching, gluing and ironing and homework was organised for the next meeting in November.  Any member is welcome to bring along any craft you enjoy or come just to watch and see if there is a craft you would like to learn. 

Meetings are held on the first Friday of each month at Bracken Ridge Library from 1pm - 3.30pm.  Please contact Phyllis for more details if you wish to attend.  There may be number restrictions due to COVID.

GARDENING GROUP 

The inaugural meeting of the Gardening Club was held on Monday 6th September.  Convenor of the group is Rhonda Nutter. Approx 15 members attended a very enjoyable day in Rhonda's & Barry's garden. In October the group met at the Roma Street Parklands and, in two groups, did a 90 minute tour of the spectacular gardens.  The November meeting will be at Cheryl & Neville L's home. If you are a keen gardener, please contact Rhonda if you would like to join the group.  

Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month, time and venues will be advised ahead of each meet8ng.