Thursday, April 26, 2018

Community Connect

Editor September 21, 2016


CAROLINE CHISHOLM SOCIETY, GOULBURN VALLEY PREGNANCY & FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICE, affectionately known as “Preg Support,” is having a public open day for families of the Goulburn Valley on Wednesday, September 14 from 10am to 2pm at 15A St Andrews Road, Shepparton. For further information, contact Aneta Moody on 5821 0826 or 0414 281 272.


A COUNCILLOR CANDIDATE FORUM, sponsored by the Better Local Government Association Inc., will be held on Thursday, September 22 at the GV Hotel from 7:30pm. All candidates will be invited to speak. For more details, contact Gordon 0427 353 265.


THE SENIOR CITIZENS CONCERT will be held on Thursday, September 29 at the Senior Citizens Centre rooms, Welsford Street, Shepparton at 1:30pm. Guest artists are Jimmy and Riddy (singers and guitarists). Everyone is welcome with a $5 entry, which includes afternoon tea. For bulk bookings or enquiries, phone 5821 9580 or 5821 4921.


THE CWA G.V.WEST CREATIVE ARTS EXHIBITION will be held at Victory Hall, Hogan Street, Tatura on October 2 from 10am to 3:30pm. Admission is $5 and Devonshire tea available all day for $5. For further information, phone 0448 852 666.


THE MOOROOPNA CROQUET CLUB (behind the Bowls Club in Echuca Road) is conducting “come and try croquet” days during Seniors Week on Thursday, October 6 and Saturday, October 8 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

The classes are free and all equipment is supplied. Please wear flat soled shoes. Come along and enjoy gentle exercise and a great social afternoon.


DO YOU CARE ABOUT THE RIGHTS OF PEOPLE SEEKING ASYLUM? Visiting regional towns around Victoria, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre is running a one-day workshop for those who want to take action and work with others in their local area to achieve a sustainable change in community attitudes. Join us at Monsignor Jeffrey Centre, Saturday, October 8 from 9:30am to 5pm. Call 9274 9895 or RSVP to


MERCY ACCESS is seeking expressions of interest for volunteers who have a background in education (any level) to work in schools of Shepparton and Mooroopna. Applicants will need a Working With Children Card, obtainable locally from the post office. Training days will be offered prior to commencement of duty. For further information, email [email protected] or phone 0428 996 975.


SHEPPARTON BRIDGE CLUB meets from 7pm Monday at U3A Hall Esson Street. Members are required to join Goulburn Valley U3A. For more information, phone Derek Poulton 5825 4112 or John Moore 0438 455 741 or refer to the website


SHEPPARTON TOASTMASTERS Want to learn how to communicate more effectively and improve your public speaking and leadership skills? Shepparton Toastmasters meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month, 7pm to 9pm, The Mechanics Institute Hall, 277 Wyndham Street, Shepparton. Phone 0428 778 007.


TRIALLING SATURDAY AFTERNOON GOLF CROQUET is for those unable to play golf croquet during the week. Saturday afternoon play will commence from 1pm to 3pm and every Saturday. For beginners every Friday morning at 9am, Winston Street, Sheparton. A great game to learn for both males and females. For further information, phone Trudy Serafini on 5822 0178.


FREE SOUP KITCHEN Available Mon to Fri 5pm-6pm at Victoria Park Lake, Shepparton, next to Skate Park, and Wednesdays 5pm-6pm at North Community House, Parkside Drive, Shepparton; Opportunity Shop, 4 Mill Street, Mooroopna; Numurkah Park, Melville Street, Numurkah; Hogan Street, Tatura; and in Nathalia and Kyabram.


WHY? WHY? WHY? Why is it that so many born again Christians are not living the abundant life that Jesus promised to those who believe in HIM? Where are the miracles of healing, deliverance and prosperity today? Why is the body of Christ in many churches a toothless, paper tiger? Answers to these questions are given by a local bible teacher of 35 years. For free teachings from Scripture, phone 5825 5301 or 0418 560 575.


IS SOMEONE’S DRINKING CAUSING YOU CONCERN? Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? Al-Anon Groups for adults and Alateen groups for children offer anonymous help and emotional support to those affected. For information, contact Al-Anon Family Groups 5825 1160.


ESHCOL DAYLIGHT LODGE meets from 10:30am on the fourth Monday of every month. New and unaffiliated members are welcome to join and partners are welcome for lunch. For further information or enquiries, phone 5824 1274 or 5825 2142.


SHEPPARTON SOROPTIMIST CLUB meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Pines, Numurkah Road in Shepparton from 6pm for a 6:30pm dinner meeting with guest speakers. If you are interested in joining a service club, helping the community and making new friends, contact Jeanette 5823 1985.


THE LEUKAEMIA FOUNDATION Hume office provides information, assistance and support for people living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, MDS and MPN.  Contact Lani Shiels, Support Services Coordinator on 5821 0033. For volunteering or fundraising opportunities with the foundation, please ask for Kristin Paton on 0481 009 754.


ORCHARD DAY CLUB meets on second and fourth Thursday of each month,

10:30am to 2:30pm at Shepparton RSL for friendly company, gentle exercises, mind games, cards, guest speakers, bus tours and a delicious lunch. All ages and genders welcome. Phone Judy on 5823 5941 or Betty on 5821 3838.


CONNECT MEDITATION GROUP is inviting the community to enjoy the benefits of meditation. One hour sessions are held every Thursday night from 7:30pm at Harmony Place, 9a Edward Street in Shepparton and admission is $8. For further information, contact Lisa 0419 562 790 or Roger 0427 541 611.


ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT RETIREES meets on the third Monday of each month at 9:45am at the Overlander Hotel, Benalla Road, Shepparton. Share group meeting will be at 9am. For further information, phone Bill on 5821 1854.


SOCIAL BADMINTON players meet at the Shepparton Stadium every Wednesday from 9:30am to 11am. New players, beginners to advanced are welcome. Enjoy a coffee and a chat after the game. Phone Julie on 0407 717 265.


ENABLING WOMEN GROUP meets once a month at Rights Information and Advocacy Centre, 190 Benalla Road, Shepparton. For further information, phone Sharon on 0429 621 843.


TRANSPORT TO CEMETERIES on the third Saturday of each month Goulburn Community Transport provides transport to the cemetery to visit loved ones. For more information, contact Vilma Ondrus 5831 3607 or Goulburn Community Transport 5831 8515. Shepparton visits are $3 and Pine Lodge visit $4.


MAINLY MUSIC program is held every Wednesday from 10am to 11:30am at All Saints Hall, 20 Francis Street in Tatura. Cost is $3 a child or $5 a family. For more information, contact Iola Ibrhaim on 5854 8265 or 0401 511 919.


KIALLA SCOUTS Do you have a child aged 7-14, boy or girl, who’d like to join cubs or scouts? Kialla Cubs meet 5:30pm Mondays and scouts 7pm Tuesdays in the Scout Hall at Kialla Recreation Reserve. For enquiries, contact David at [email protected] or phone 0419 315 665.


MOOROOPNA CWA meets on the last Thursday of each month at the Royal Hotel, Mooroopna. Social time with a meal from 6:30pm and meeting follows from 7:30pm. New members are welcome. Further information, contact Barbara Carter 5825 1728 or 0448 852 666.


GROW PEER-SUPPORT GROUP Feeling depressed? Anxious? Isolated? Grow offers hope. The Shepparton group meets on Wednesdays from 1pm at the South Shepparton Community Centre, 11 Service Street. For more information, call Lindy on 0448 052 769 or visit


INVERGORDON HISTORY HALL Community Reserve, Centre Road Invergordon. Open to the public on third Sunday of November, 1:30pm until 3:30pm, or open by appointment. Contact Dot on 5862 3689, Vin on 5862 3448 or Rosemary on 5862 1707.


KONNEXIONS singles social activities every weekend. Meet new friends and widen your social network. Age group 45-65. Phone Glen 5827 1221, Karen 5825 3484, Jeanette 0408 056 448, Irene 0407 920 104, Roger 0427 541 611 or email [email protected]


SOUTHERN CROSS PROBUS CLUB invites all 60 years+ to join our club. This is for all active retirees. Here are five reasons to become a member, fellowship, new interests, stay healthy, travel and to stay in the loop of life. For further information phone Greta 5822 1846.


MOOROOPNA CROQUET CLUB TWILIGHT GOLF CROQUET will operate on Thursday evenings at 6.30pm behind the Bowls Club in Mooroopna. The first night is free. Flat closed in shoes. Equipment is provided. Come on Saturday mornings at 9.30am for a more challenging game of Association Croquet. Beginners are always welcome, for more information, phone 5825 4541.


LYMPHOEDEMA: local support and education is available for those diagnosed with either Primary or Secondary Lymphoedema. For further information, contact Jeanette Thompson on (03)5821 8966 or 0400 352 696.


ALCOHOLICS  ANONYMOUS meetings will be held in Mooroopna and Numurkah on Mondays, Mooroopna and Shepparton on Tuesdays, Mooroopna on Wednesdays, Shepparton on Thursdays, Shepparton and Tongala on Fridays, Mooroopna on Saturdays and Tongala and Shepparton on Sundays. For times or further information, phone 1300 222 222.


GOULBURN VALLEY U3A LEARNING FOR PLEASURE IN RETIREMENT COURSES are held each day of the week at the Goulburn Valley U3A Hall,

Esson Street, Shepparton. Membership is open to anyone over 50, who is retired from full-time work. For further information, phone 5821 3333.


GRANDPARENTS SUPPORT GROUP meet on the first Thursday of each month from 10am to 12 noon at the Shepparton Family Relationship Centre, 68 Wyndham Street in Shepparton. For information, phone 5820 0444.


THE PROBUS CLUB OF SHEPPARTON INC. meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 9:30am at the African House, 54 Poplar Avenue. For ladies and men, retired or semi-retired. Add zest to your lifestyle. For enquiries, phone Kevin on 5822 2673 or Marie on 5831 5256.


PFLAG SHEPPARTON we are a group of parents, family and friends of gay, lesbian and bisexual people who meet regularly to offer support and friendship to families and particularly parents. For more information, phone Glenys 0409 626 647 or email [email protected]


SING AUSTRALIA GROUPS Shepparton meets Tuesdays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the Baptist church Shepparton (except school holidays). To participate in singing (no auditions needed), contact Meryl on 5831 2202 or 0418 578 369. Also on the Sing Australia website


GV CHRONIC PAIN Support Group meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 1pm to 2:30pm at Primary Care Connect, 399 Wyndham Street, Shepparton. Come along and share in support. For more information, email [email protected] or phone 0458 510 416 between 10am and 4pm.


SHEPPARTON PUBLIC Cemetery is announcing that the second stage of the mausoleum is completed and now on sale. The historic cemetery reminds the community it is not run by council and still has room available. For information, phone Jeanette Doherty on 5821 2289.


FREE BREAKFAST FOR EVERYONE at St Georges Road Post Office and Milkbar, 102 St Georges Road, Shepparton from Monday to Friday from 7am to 9am.


SHEPPARTON CHESS CLUB Inc. meet at Shepparton Access, 227 Wyndham Street Shepparton every Saturday at 1pm. Entry only through back door. New members are welcome. Adults $3 per day, juniors $1.50. Tea and coffee is provided.


GET ACTIVE SHEPPARTON provides free exercise classes for all ages and levels of fitness every Sunday morning at the hill next to Aquamoves at 8:30am to 9:30am. Contact David on 0419 332 422 or visit the Facebook page “Get Active Shepparton” for more details.


SHEPPARTON TOASTMASTER is a public speaking and leadership development club that builds self-confidence. Meet at Shepparton Access, 227 Wyndham Street, Shepparton on the first and third Tuesday every month. For more information, see


MOOROOPNA PROBUS CLUB meets on the first Monday of each month from 10am to 12 noon followed by lunch at a selected venue. We have guest speakers at our meetings, and during the month we have outings such as a walk, breakfast at McDonalds, visits to interesting places and a lunch at a local venue. For further information, contact secretary, George Vearing on 5825 3193 or president, Margaret Campbell on 0439 118 842.


MOOROOPNA CROQUET CLUB will host golf croquet on Thursday afternoons at 1:30pm. First afternoon is free. Flat closed-in shoes are required and equipment is provided. Come on Saturday afternoon at 1:30pm for a more challenging game of association croquet. Beginners are always welcome. For further information, phone 5825 4541.


GOLF CROQUET for beginners is held every Friday morning from 9am and Saturday from 1pm at the Shepparton Croquet Courts, Winston Street, Shepparton. Come along and learn a most enjoyable game. First two weeks free, following a $5 green fee after that. Flat shoes required, all other equipment supplied. For further information, phone Trudy Serafini on 5822 0178.


SHEPPARTON SENIOR CITIZENS ACTIVITIES run throughout the week. There is cards from 1pm to 3pm on Mondays, over 55s activities from 9:30am to 11am on Tuesdays, a concert from 1:30pm to 3:15pm on the last Thursday of the month, cards from 1pm to 3pm on Friday and indoor bowls from 1pm on Saturdays. New members are welcome. For further information, phone 5821 4384.


FREE OPEN HOUSE CAFÉ will be held at the Uniting Church, Mooroopna, corner of Alexandra and O’Brien Streets, every Wednesday during school terms. All welcome. For further information phone Jeanette on 0421 809 939.


KYABRAM AL-ANON FAMILY group meetings are held Mondays from 10:30am to 12pm and Tuesdays from 4:30pm to 6:15pm. Alateen Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:15pm. Monday group held at St Andrews Anglican Church on corner of Church Street and Unitt Street, Kyabram. Tuesday groups held at the Kyabram Community and Learning Centre, Lake Road, Kyabram. Enquiries, 5853 1344 or 0407 522 496.


MENTAL WELLBEING: DEPRESSED? ANXIOUS? ISOLATED? SUFFERING GRIEF OR LOSS? KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS? The Shepparton Grow group meets weekly to offer peer support and use a proven program for mental wellbeing on Wednesdays from 1pm at 11 Service Street, Shepparton. All welcome. For further information, contact Lindy on 0448 052 769.


ARE YOU A SINGLE OR STAY AT HOME DAD? Would you like to meet new people and build close friendships for you and your children? Do you enjoy a beer and barbeque with the boys? If yes, show your interest by emailing Shepp stay at home dads at [email protected]


SHEPPARTON SUNSET CWA meets on the second Monday of each month at the Mechanic Institute Hall in Wyndham Street, Shepparton at 7pm. New members are welcome. For further information, contact Maree Agius on 0408 150 266.


ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT RETIREES meets on the third Monday of each month at 9:45am at the Overlander Hotel, Benalla Road in Shepparton. Share group meets at 9am. For further information, phone Bill on 5821 1854.


VIEW CLUB is a ladies friendship group who help to support the Smith Family and meet on the first Friday of the month at the Terminus Hotel for lunch at 11:30am. For further information, phone Helen on 5821 7503.


NAGAMBIE LAKES COMMUNITY MARKET runs on the first Saturday of every month (except January) from 9am to 1pm. Lots of locally grown and made items, live music, food and drinks. Located in the main street of Nagambie on the banks of Lake Nagambie. Disabled access friendly. For further information, phone 0475 885 047.


SHEPPARTON MS PEER SUPPORT GROUP would like to welcome back all its members for the 2015 year, and also any new members who wish to join. Meetings and outings are held on the third Tuesday of the month from approximately 10am to 12:30pm. For further information, contact Ken Morelli on 0427 919 116 or Barry Flemming on 0411 468 489.


HEARTBEAT VICTORIA GOULBURN VALLEY meet on the first Monday of the month at the GV Health dining room from 6pm for a meal. Meeting and guest speaker starts at 7pm. For further information, contact Ian Powell on 0418 575 141.


COUNTRY WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION Congupna branch meetings are held at the Congupna Hall on the third Wednesday of the month from 11am. Everyone is welcome. For further information, contact Marg Sarkady on 5825 5106.


SHEPPARTON CENTRAL PROBUS would like to welcome new members who are of retirement age. We enjoy active social life with dine outs lunch and dinner and interesting bus trips throughout the year. We meet at The Overlander on the fourth Friday each month at 10am. For information, contact Thurlie Pearce on 5831 4305.


ORCHARD DAY CLUB meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 10:30am to 2:30pm at the Shepparton RSL for friendly company, gentle exercises, mind games, cards, guest speakers, bus tours and a delicious lunch. All ages and genders are welcome. Phone Judy on 5823 5941 or Betty on 5821 3838.


GOULBURN VALLEY TYPE ONE Peer Support Group Shepparton provides support for people living with Type 1 diabetes and meets on the first Monday of every month from 7:30pm at GV Health Community Therapy Room, Graham Street in Shepparton. Enquiries, email [email protected] or phone 5832 2674.


THE BIBLE JESUS: If you are seeking understanding, clarification and answers to the many bible based questions and contradictions you see in today’s traditional Christian church teaching and preaching. Join us by visiting or phone 0409 953 107.


CAMPASPE REGIONAL LIBRARY is seeking interest for a proposed Computer Group to meet at Echuca Library on the 1st Saturday of each month from 10:30am. For more information, call David 0408 101 846, leave your name with library staff, or come along on the day.


SHEPPARTON SUNSET CWA meets on the second Monday of each month at the Shepparton RSL, Wyndham Street, Shepparton at 7pm. New members are welcome. For further information, please phone Maree Agius on 0408 150 266.


Tell us about your ‘not for profit’ community events, fax 5832 8920 or email [email protected] (information is required at least 2 weeks before an event)