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An Initiative of Pomona & District Community House Inc.

April 2012

Australian Hearing 10.00am Wednesday 9th May Lawson Shed Pomona & District Community House RSVP : 54852427 $4.00 Donation for morning tea  About hearing loss and what can be done to manage it  If you are eligible for fully subsidized hearing care through the Federal Government

 The services and devices that eligibility entitles you to such as TV listening devices, Hearing Aids, specialized smoke alarms, Door bells, Phones and FM systems.

Samples of these items will be available for people to view. Free Hearing screenings will be available for seniors (around 10mins) and information supplied as needed.

Coming Up… Wednesday 6th June - Wills-Estates-Power of Attorney/Planning For Funerals SUNCOAST COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICE INC & DRYSDALES FUNERALS Wednesday 11th July - Healthy Lifestyles with free Health Check - Qld Health

Locals Supporting Locals - Pomona Community House Funded by Department of Communities


Local artists in demand @ Chic Image Local award winning artists Marilyn Spencer and Don Milner traveled to New Zealand recently to share their talent and artistic skills as tutors. Don, an award winning artist of many Qld awards, has had many of his paintings purchased by tourists from around the world. He is in great demand for his tuition at Chic Image Pomona. Don is also renowned for his generous and creative painting workshops where his many years of experience serve to encourage and inspire his students. His painting style has roots in the traditional, but more recently has been flavoured with a generous amount of Impressionism. Marilyn has over 40 years experience with art and loves all aspects of it and works in all mediums. She received her first public accolade through an art award in New Zealand some 35 years ago. She has gone on to grow her artistic process through exhibitions in Townsville, Buderim, Brisbane, Pomona, Noosa Regional Gallery and Harbourside Gallery. Both artists are very excited at having their work accepted by the Rotary Awards in Brisbane which will be judged in April. Marilyn now owns and operates ‘Chic Image’ Art Supplies and Framing and also tutors for beginners to experienced artists.

Golf Instruction by Experienced Level 1 Accredited Golf Coach

Milton Winchester Hit longer, straighter & with greater accuracy & improve your technique. Total cost $45 for 2 hours for a 6 week period For general enquiries about the lesson, contact Milton on PH: 5485 4170 To register your interest contact Pomona Community House PH: 5485 2427 Items required: golf clubs & golf balls

Recognising Community Volunteers Nominations Open for National Volunteer Week! Local Member for Gympie, David Gibson will be hosting his annual morning tea during the fourth week in May at Pomona & District Community House to recognise and celebrate the valuable contribution local volunteers make to the community for National Volunteers Week. “This is the second year we will be having a morning tea in Pomona and the 6th year in the electorate”, Mr Gibson said. “Volunteers do a great job in providing services and support for the local community and this is one way we can say thank you for their outstanding efforts over the past year.” “After the floods in Pomona earlier this year it is more important than ever that we take the time to pause and thank those around us who have made a significant difference to our community, and that is why I am hosting this morning tea.” “Volunteers provide and assist in the delivery of numerous services to the community ranging from sporting teams, delivery of meals to those in need and running local community events.

Marilyn can be contacted on 5485 1155 for workshops.

“We all know someone who deserves recognitions for their efforts and I would encourage community groups in the area to contact my office to nominate locals who should be recognised during National Volunteer Week in May” Mr Gibson said.

Social Tennis Tuesday 9am - 12pm & Fridays 7pm Contact Roger Ponton

PH: 5485 1749 2

Golf Lessons for all Ages……

Organisations are encouraged to nominate a volunteer who they consider a worthy recipient of a certificate of appreciation for National Volunteer Week by contacting the office of David Gibson on 5482 3651 or email to with the nominee’s details.

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED. Cooroora Connect

Cooran Acoustic Night Entry is only $4.00! Come early if you want to be part of the show for a 7pm start. Cooran Acoustic Night Dates  26th May (May event date change12th to 26th)  23rd June  28th July For further information please contact: Malcolm on 5485 1003 Email: All proceeds go to Cooran Memorial School of Arts Inc

Would you like to learn or relearn to play the Piano? An Adults course including cord approach leading to fun pieces with Blues, Boogie, Jazz, Latin, plus many more….


PH: 5485 1473 POMONA AREA Cost $20 for 1/2 hour lesson

Hosted by Noosa Museum

5485 1080

(Pre-payment by term)

Kids Lessons also available


NORTHERN HINTERLAND OUTREACH @ Pomona & District Community House 1 Memorial Ave, Pomona Tuesday evenings fortnightly – 7.30pm (please arrive early for your appointment)

Next Dates - 8 May & 22 May BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Phone 07 5443 7827 PROVIDE FAMILY & GENERAL LAW ADVICE & REFERRAL SERVICES ** A $5 donation is appreciated to help this service continue **

Supported by

Locals Supporting Locals - Pomona Community House Funded by Department of Communities


Computer Lessons One on one tuition Cost $2 donation Pomona Community House Contact 5485 2427 Monday 9am - 12pm Wednesday 9am - 12 pm

Since our request to members of our Community in the Cooroora Connect a couple of months ago to provide us with their experience in trying to have ADSL connected at their home we have received many horror stories.

HERITAGE DAY AT THE OLD POMONA RAIL STATION GALLERY Sunday 20th May 2012 The gallery will be open on this special Sunday to celebrate Pomona Heritage Day. Please stop by to enjoy some jazz tunes by local Jazz Due Peter and Rachael. The winning ticket for the Mary Valley Rattler half day family trip will also be drawn. If anyone has some good ole stories to share about the Rail Road Station from your youth or job, we would love to have you stop by to share them with visitors. Coffee and tea will be served.


Time to clean out the Studio or Shop! Come and sell your art pieces that have been hidden away. Bring them out in the sunshine for others to see and possibly purchase to enjoy for many years to come. Old Pomona Railway Station Art Gallery 10 Station Street, Pomona, Qld 4568

We have since written to Telstra Countrywide, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and our local member Warren Truss pointing out our concerns. The Minister replied saying “Service providers such as Telstra are private companies and the Government is unable to intervene in commercial matters, including decisions such as upgrading telephone exchanges to support additional ADSL connections”. He pointed out that the National Broadband Network would fix the problem with Pomona likely to be served by fibre optic cable to premises (FTTP) but this will not be scheduled to take place in the next 3 years. Don’t hold your breath. The NBN is not expected to be complete until 2020. You can keep up to date on the roll out by visiting http:// 3Aall-towns-maps

(07) 5485 2950

Warren Truss replied saying Telstra is unwilling to spend capital funds on extending ADSL coverage because of uncertainty surrounding the advent of the NBN. He has raised the subject in Parliament in October 2010 and February 2012 without success.

Artist Studio Clean Out Sale Saturday, 16 June 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Nothing over $100 Entry cost is $10 per artist Registration forms will be available from May 14 to June 12

The program is already 12 months behind.

All mediums welcome


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NEWS FLASH........

Printing/Copying Prices

Pomona Community House has a NEW

Black/White 20cents per page

Colour Copier......

Colour $2.00 per A3

Colour $1.00 per page A4 Pricing available for bulk copies.

Colour printing & scanning

Newsletters, booklets

available through reception....

price on application.

ADVERTISE IN COLOUR in Cooroora Connect

We play Mah-jong On Wednesday....

Colour Business Card 5.5cm x 9cm $25.00 x 4 editions = $100

1pm to 3.30pm

Colour Banner 5.5cm x 18cm $50 x 4 editions = $200

At Pomona

Colour 1/2 Page $100 x 4 editions = $400

Community House Cost $2.00 donation


Advertising with Pomona Community House - Cooroora Connect helps fund our community newspaper......


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National Youth Week April 2012 Special thankyou to Brad Smith - Clownman Malcolm Pollak Danielle Gonsal Carla Blonde Wendy & Andrew Flanagan Sunshine Unicycles And all the participants. Initiative of:

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COMPUTER LESSONS Mon/Wed Donation $2 per visit

Lawson Shed Hire Contact Heather 5485 2427

Locals Supporting Locals - Pomona Community House Funded by Department of Communities


The Coast's “Event to Remember” is back for 2012 Its here again! The Sunshine Coast's best children's festival is once again gearing up for its 16th year of bringing wholesome family fun to the region on Sunday the 20th of May. True to the philosophy of educating with our ‘hands, head and heart’ there will be many activities for children of all ages to enjoy such as woodwork, tie-dye t-shirts, weaving friendship bracelets, silk painting and climbing rock walls. For the adults we have an exciting line up of entertainment with well known Brisbane brazilian band, The View From Madeleine’s Couch, Upatree Arts Puppets, a local A Capella choir and of course our very own students playing in the orchestra, instrumentals and dance performance. There will be a cake house with all sorts of goodies, stalls with wholesome foods, a curry house, children’s food, fresh produce and homemade refreshments. The colours will be bright, minstrels will be wandering and

Local Op Shop "Options For You" are looking for good quality donations - clothes, knick knacks, linen, etc. Also looking for Volunteers to help run the shop. Thank you Pastor Joy Cross for your kind donation to Pomona Community House… money raised from your raffle will go towards programs & activities for our local community.

you are invited to experience this special day. The event begins at 10am and concludes at 3pm. A complimentary


shuttle bus is available between our parking area in

Physiotherapist BSc (Hons) PGD Manip, Reg Acu

0415 734 180

Fellowship Drive (follow the signs) and the school. Noosa Pengari Steiner School is at 86 Nyell Road, Doonan

 Physiotherapist Specialising in manual therapy

(off Grays Road). Website is ‘This project has been assisted through the Grants Program’

 Acupuncturist Specialising in Japanese acupuncture

Po Box 109, Pomona

 Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapist

Email: Www:

Excellent for mothers, babies & children

 Yoga Therapist / Teacher Excellent for everyone

Pomona Pixel People Pomona Community House - Lawson Shed.

Monday **Fortnightly** 14 May & 28 May 2012 at 7pm Cost $2 per person Helpful hints on how to use your camera

Bookings Ph: 5447-1766 May 23rd

Our camera club meetings are open to all & cover any & all facets of photography including camera basics and creativity.

June 27th

Kin Kin Community Market

Time: 11am - 1pm Bus available for Hinterland Residents

**conditions apply** 6

1st Sunday of the Month

Kin Kin School of Arts Hall 10am – 2pm Many Local stalls……. Local produce, crafts, workshops, entertainment, food & drinks Stall enquiries: Michelle - Ph: 54854228

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Pomona Pacers Summer is almost over, the days are getting shorter and mornings are cooler. For those reasons, from 10 April, we will once again start our weekday walks at 7.00 am from in front of the Pomona Community House. The only way to really get to know your town (village?) is by pounding the footpaths. It is amazing how much you learn about the plants residents have in their front gardens.

A Touch of the Past Antiques

Coffee Shop Open 7 Days ….7am - 5pm

Unfortunately the wet weather has reduced the number of walks we had in March. We are looking to improve on this in the coming months. Our monthly Moon Walk at Noosaville begins with a light meal (optional) followed by a walk along the Noosa River in the moonlight. Partners, family and friends are most welcome.

Antiques, Gifts, Flowers, Jewellery, Teddy Heaven ****** Coffee, Cake Pies & Sandwiches

The dates for the next Moon Walks are Reserve Street, Pomona

Tuesday May 8 and Tuesday June 5.

(Opposite Stan Topper Park)

Group Bookings available

Ph: 5485 1883

Contact: Assunta on 5485 2935

Noosa Country Show Committee…… are proud to announce the Noosa Country Show 2012 is up and running and would like to advise that all entries for events are now open. We are particularly keen to have our horticultural students entering their produce as well as the budding photographers and artists showing off their skills. Craft and cooking events are again becoming popular and whilst we are still in the process of designing our new web site. We advise that all entry forms are available on our current 2011 website for you to download and send in. This year we are having a Masked Dinner Dance for our entrants in the Noosa Show Girl competition and hope you find it a fun and exciting family event. These entry forms can be sent out to individuals by phoning me or downloaded from website We hope this years show increases the bond and friendly competition within the community giving us back something to smile about after what has been a devastating few events for us all. Hoping you are able to partake in this years show and support us once again by promoting these events in the local community.

Lorraine Fraley - Secretary Noosa A.H. & I. Society Inc. Ph (07) 5485 2331


1 Memorial Ave, Pomona 4568

PHONE: 5485 2427 | FAX: 5485 1702 | ABN: 86 583 189 320 President - Dawn Gwynne

Vice President - Joy Cross

Manager - Brian Lawson

Treasurer - Ben Stoffl

Coordinator - Heather Manders

Secretary - Debbie Schouten

Coordinator - Kathryn Shewring

Cooroora Connect is published by Pomona & District Community House Inc. The material published in Cooroora Connect may be reproduced only with appropriate authorisation & acknowledgment. The views expressed in Cooroora Connect are not necessarily the views of the editor, publisher or Pomona & District Community House.



Locals Supporting Locals - Pomona Community House Funded by Department of Communities


Cooran Collectables & Second Hand Cooran Trading Post Barry & Pam Hanlon 28 King Street, Cooran 4569 PH: 5485 2312


Caltex Pomona Trading Hours:-

PH: 5485 1630

Mon-Fri 6am-6.30pm /Sat 6.30am6pmSun / Pub Hol 7am-5pm

Pomona Automotive & Tyre Service PH: 5485 1383 19 Factory St, Pomona

Ab$olute Carpet & Vinyls Free Quote

The Floor Covering Specialists Commercial & Domestic Motels, Units, Shops, Commercial Properties Quality 2nd Hand carpet also available

Ph: Mark 0437 896 164 E: 8

Shop 2C Memorial Ave Pomona (next to the pub)

Fri-Mon 10 am - 4pm Cooroora Connect

We Buy & Sell

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