Club news: 25 years of supporting women in education
THE Graduate Women Queensland Sunshine Coast branch members held their 25th anniversary lunch last Friday, October 7, at Maroochy Surf Club. That means the group has been supporting women and girls in education for a quarter-century. This includes financial assistance in the form of bursaries at the University of the Sunshine Coast, refugee students at Milpera State High School, and the STEMM program at Burnside State High Sschool. Refugee girls from Yeronga SHS are also beneficiaries of support and assistance. For more information, contact Sunshine Coast president Bev Hinz at email@example.com.
CHISPITA Flamenco, led by Jeda Palmer, will offer a new round of flamenco dance classes on the Sunshine Coast. Flamenco dance basics for all levels, interwoven with flamenco rhythms and music will start tomorrow night, October 11, and run to November 15 on Tuesdays from 6-7pm in the Black Box Theatre in The Old Ambulance Station, Cnr William and Howard Streets, Nambour. The cost is $60 for a six-week block. Jeda has been dancing flamenco for 15 years, performing and teaching in Australia and India. Flamenco is the passionate song, music, and dance from southern Spain. For enrolment and more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 0421 486 326 or visit www.chispitaflamenco.com
THE Noosa Shire Chess Club recently completed its inaugural chess tournament. The round robin saw each member playing each other twice. The top five placings were: 1. Peter Cam, 19.5 points; 2. Michael Riggs, 18.5; 3. Monkeith Kadhum, 14.5; 4. Bert Locker, 14; and 5. Tony Black, 10.5. The club was founded on May 29 last year and the original members were those who met weekly on Tuesday mornings at Sunshine Beach. The club now meets three times a week: Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9am at Bella Rustique (89 Noosa Drive, next to the post office) and Thursday nights at the Cooroy Library (9 Maple Street) from 6.30pm. There is a friendly atmosphere and players of all ages are welcome. The club will start a new tournament early next year. If you are an aspiring chess player and wish to improve your skills or just play casually, contact Peter Cam on 0478 501 919 (Noosa) or Phil Willy 5485 2219 (Cooroy) or just go along.