Older Women's Network Cleveland meeting turns into a real buzz

THERE was plenty of energy and passion at the Older Women's Network Queensland annual general meeting held at Cleveland.

ADDRESS: Redland City Council's Cr Adelia Berridge addresses the Older Women's Network annual meeting.

ADDRESS: Redland City Council's Cr Adelia Berridge addresses the Older Women's Network annual meeting.

The Capalaba branch hosted the September 17 event which featured guest speakers Redland City Council's Adelia Berridge and leadership coach Chris Henderson.

Convenor Naomi Jarvis said there was a real buzz of excitement among the 61 members as they arrived at the Comfort Inn Hotel from the nine Queensland branches.

"The Older Women's Network is an amazing group of ladies that encourages mutual support and companionship, aiming to improve and enrich the health and wellbeing of women through information, support and social activities," she said.

"We continually work towards enhancing the image of older women in the wider community."

Cr Berridge and Ms Henderson shared their energy and passion throughout their presentations.

"Gillian Lock from Here's to Life choreographed a fun segment to present after lunch, which proved to be entertaining and dynamic," Ms Jarvis said.

"Here's to Life, a local community organisation, provides opportunity for holistic fitness through exercise, dance and singing.

"Helping to support us on the day, Event Letters from Sheldon, kindly donated geometric letters to add extra flare.

"Celebrating a touch of spring, local artist Karen Benjamin attended our September branch meeting and assisted the Capalaba ladies to make their own spectacular flower crowns to wear."

Ms Jarvis said generous donations towards raffle prizes were made by the Comfort Inn Hotel, RDCOTA and Chris Henderson.

The Older Women's Network (Capalaba branch) meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Uniting Church Hall, Corner of Ney Road and Zandra Street, Capalaba, from 9am to 11.30am.

"We also meet on the third Wednesday of each month for morning tea, at a variety of different venues," Ms Jarvis said.

To find out more contact Naomi Jarvis on 0424 060603 or Desley Molnar on 0409 594908, or own.capalaba@hotmail.com