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Sunday Snippet April 14 2024

Welcome to this week's news and views from around the resort.

If you are the contact point for any activity that is not listed correctly, please contact Kay at or ring her on 0412 671 846.  No calls after 5pm though please.  

 If you do not possess a printer but would like your Weekly Calendar on a printed page please let Kay know.


The al fresco area and BBQ Terrace area at the back of the clubhouse is currently undergoing some repairs and maintenance and is due to finish Tuesday 30th April.


Lakeside Cafe Wednesday 17th April is Scone Day

How lucky we are here at GemLife. John's world famous scones will be available throughout the morning this coming Wednesday. I heard a rumour that John doesn't put any calories into his scones. So treat yourself to two or three scones. Yummo !!


Save the date Sunday 21st April

Hooray !!! The very popular Higher or Lower card game will be LIVE at the clubhouse on Sunday 21st April. Great fun, easy to play and prizes for the winning tables.

Get together with your friends, your neighbours and grab yourself a table in the clubhouse on Sunday 21st April. Bar opens at 3pm and the first of two games will begin at 3:30pm. No entry fee - this fun event for everybody is sponsored by The Social Group and Cathy Cooper's Pie N' Peas team.




1 day a week (pref Saturday). Approx 30 minutes to service the coffee machine in the clubhouse. Full training given. Please contact John Barker V190 0417 040 904


Did you hear the sound of motors on the lakeside walkway this week. The garden team was on the job. We heard pressure hoses, heavy lifting, shoveling and truckloads of mulch being spread. Lots of laughter as passers-by paused to say Great Job - and the reply was a cheerful No Worries or You're Welcome !!



To Ralph, Joey and Frank

Thank you for an hour of fun and laughter at the Clubhouse on Friday night. The place was buzzing as the winners of the raffles were cheered and hugs were exchanged.

Great job guys - much appreciated



Two large groups stayed on after the raffles as the Brisbane based teams met head to head. Broncos may have won the game, but the Phins won the prize for best decorated tables.



A record breaking Trivia night - 21 teams !! Congratulations to the General Knowledge winners Peeps On Point, who had a good lead after the first round, and managed to hang on despite a rousing finish by Hot Shots, Turquoise Terrors and Extra Pins. The Handicap section was won by Pearly Greats with a record breaking Handicap score of 105. Motley Crew made sure of the Wooden Spoon by 3 points.

Come along on a Wednesday night - only $1 to take part in the best trivia on Bribie Island. Form your own team, or a couple of our regular teams are looking for new members. Enjoy the trivia, lucky door, a wonderful raffle and of course the chance to win $1,000 on Find The Gem.

Next Trivia is MUSIC SPECIAL SONGS on Wednesday 17th April.

Calling all Poms - Trivia on Wednesday 24th April will be all No 1 UK songs - not to be missed



Starting in April there will be a visiting podiatrist here in the consulting room of the clubhouse. To make an appointment ring 3408 6608.

The podiatrist will be here every other Wednesday - hours are 9am to 3pm

The next visit is due on Wednesday 17th April.



There has been a wonderful response to the idea of having a gathering on 18th June, but apparently not all those turning 75 this year are aware.


So just recapping on what will be a great afternoon meet up with fellow 1949ers. We will be gathering in the Club House at 3pm on Tuesday 18th June. The invitation includes spouses and requires you to bring some nibblies to share. It will also be BYO drinks. Trivia Mick is putting some music and videos together which will bring back loads of memories of our teenage years. Please send me your email address if you haven’t already or if you would like to join us on the 18th June.

Di Baxter Villa 49 email –


Stretch and Extend will resume on Monday 15 April at 9:30am.


Friday Night BIG Raffle

is nearly upon us once more. Some outstanding prizes on offer again.

Tickets are $1 each. Write your name, villa number, how many tickets and the CORRECT Money (notes please) and place your ziplock bag in the RAFFLES MAILBOX by 5pm Thursday 25th April.

And don't forget Friday Night Meat Raffle - tickets on sale this Friday from 4:30pm


Web Matters -

Meet the team, we now have 5 members of the web admin group they are :

Debbie Chamberlain - Web Manager

Bob Boyd

Mick Lukowski

Kay Dawson

Debra James - Website developer

If you would like some help with getting onto the website, navigation, buying tickets or booking facilities, we are here to help. Sessions are either one on one, or in a small group.

Please email for details.


Movie Night 7pm Mondays - All welcome, no need to book

THE RAILWAY MAN is a 2013 war movie.

Starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman.


Hope you all enjoy this week's snippet. Remember to send articles, news and juicy gossip to

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