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Sunday Snippet April 7 2024

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


Here is the link for your own copy of the Weekly Calendar - available for you to print or access at any time from your phone, tablet or computer.  Just click on the link below and a copy of the calendar will be downloaded to your device, and you can then print away to your heart's content.

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 will be undergoing some repairs and maintenance beginning Monday 8th April, and is due to finish Tuesday 30th April. Sadly this means that the Free Sausage Sizzle that was scheduled for April 14th has had to be cancelled. So it looks like you will have to make your own dinner on that day.


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.



There are now vacancies in all Aqua Aerobic classes.

 Tuesday - 8.30am and 9.15am classes; and

 Friday - 8.30am and 9.15am classes.

 All sessions must be booked and paid for prior to the Aqua classes.  Please contact Carol on 0418 884 840 if you wish to be a new Aqua Aerobic babe. 

Carol France, our brilliant Aqua coordinator, will be away from 15th April for approximately two months.   Carol is seeking someone who would be interested in looking after the Aqua aerobics bookings and payments while she is away.  It would be preferable and easier if the person is an aqua aerobics participant, but not essential.  The only skill required is a basic knowledge of Excel (or similar) spreadsheets as well as a willingness to communicate with the aqua members. If this is something that might interest you, please contact Carol on 0418 884 840 to discuss further.



Congratulations to the Music Favourites winners Eight Pins, who just managed to hold on to their early lead and pip Drifters by a single point. Sadly no picture - I think that Eight Pins are just fed up with all the media attention that they are getting. The Handicap section was won by Gran Torino, despite their claim of only having 2.5 active team members. Golden Oldies were overjoyed at being re-united with the Wooden Spoon.

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 GENERAL KNOWLEDGE on Wednesday 10th April.



There is not going to be a waitlist so if you are unable to attend for any reason please arrange to sell your tickets within GemLife.



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 –


Patti is still on her world tour, so

NO CLASS on Monday 8 April.

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




Drew and I moved into Gemlife at Bribie Island last October 2023. After selling our Brisbane business in 2015, we retired to our beautiful 2.5 acre property with mountain views overlooking Glasshouse Mountains that had an abundance of wildlife. Becoming a wildlife carer seemed to be a natural progression and over the 7 years there I cared for many baby birds, baby possums and two baby kangaroos. Our property was a great place to release the animals under my care as our house overlooked acres and acres of unscathed forest. After we sold our property in 2021

we purchased a unit ‘off the plan’ in Birtinya. While it was being built, we were

homeless, so we set off to do farm sitting and housesitting throughout Queensland for

18 months. Apartment living did not suit us (or our dog Rosebud) at all and we were

told how great Gemlife at Bribie was - so here we are. We love our new home, the

community, the facilities and our neighbours are the best! What do I like to do in my

spare time? I love reading and watching Netflix and Britbox. I still love all animals

(especially the dogs) and try to keep active at the gym and in the pool as I believe

mobility and ease of movement is key to us as we get older. I joined the HOC as I

have admin skills and computer skills and I do like the idea of contributing to

whatever I am involved in. I hope I can help residents in some way through the HOC

in the future.


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

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN is a 2007 crime thriller movie.

Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin.


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

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