COMMUNITY SERVICE DIRECTORY
WANT TO STOP DRINKING AND CAN’T? ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS CAN HELP YOU! Phone 4151 8084, 24 hour a day help or call Dave on 4126 0180. ALP Meetings: Childers Branch 1st Sunday of each month 10.00am. Ph: (07) 4126 1553 Ray Dilger. Ambulance (Bureau of Em. Services) Dial 000 for an emergency. For non-urgent transport Ph: 131 233. For community enquiries Ph: 1300 369 003. APEX Club - Meets every second Wednesday. Contact Michael McGibbon on 0409 601 080 or Simon Muggeridge on 0422 240 891 for further information. Apple Tree Creek Fight Club. Boxing & MMA. 0418 208 866. Arthritis Support Group meets last Saturday of month. Contact Diny 4126 1151. Arts Council Childers Branch. Meets 2nd Thursday of the month 12 noon at the Creation Station, 22 Hebbards Rd., Apple Tree Creek. Phone 4126 1581. Arts Group - Childers Visual Artist meets at 10 Hebbards Road, Apple Tree Creek, every Thursday at 9am. Enquiries Alice 4126 1581. Australian Breastfeeding Association offers group meetings and telephone counselling for up to date breastfeeding information. Local meetings are held monthly. Phone Carole 4126 6906 or Monique 4126 1295 for more information. 24/7 Breastfeeding help line: 1800 686 268. Blue Nurses (Co- Bundaberg) Assisting with nursing care of persons in our community. For inquiries phone Bundaberg 4151 5515 or 4126 1586 (Local) Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga. Free. Learn how to meditate. Nights 7pm to 8.30pm Mornings 9am to 10.30am. Phone Barry 4196 0191. BUFFALO LODGE. R.A.O.B G.L.Q.G.L.E. meets the first Sunday of each month at the Masonic Hall, Macrossan St. Tyling 9am. Ph 4126 2618. Bundaberg & District Lung Support Group Monthly meetings third Monday 11am ATW Club Bundaberg. Contact Margery 4151 4941 or Ross 4126 2113. Bundaberg & District Winegrowers Assn. Meets first Sunday, bi-monthly, from 7th September at various venues. President Lesley Webb 4159 8506, Secretary Elizabeth Brischetto 4157 3636. Buxton District Fire Permits. Buxton Fire Warden, Maurie Holloway 4126 7037. Care for Carers meet 1st Wednesday of each month 9.30am at Forest View Hall. Phone Beth Boorer 4150 1918. Cancer Support Group meet 2nd Wednesday of each month. Next meeting 9th April, 3pm at the Forest View Activity room. Childers & Isis District Orchid Society Meets 2nd Saturday each month 2pm, Anglican Hall. Enquiries phone President Gloria Haaksma 4126 6286. Childers Choral Society meet Monday nights at 7.30pm at the Uniting Church Hall. For those interested in singing please come along. All welcome. For further information contact 4126 1001. Childers Healthy Lifestyle Group. Come and enjoy fun at Sullivan & Nicolaides, Ashby Lane, Thursday 5pm-6pm. Enquiries 4126 3146 or 0429 303 717. Childers Hospital Auxiliary meets the 1st Wednesday of every month at 9.30am. Meetings are to be held at the hospital. New members are most welcome to attend. Phone 4192 1133, or Doug Schofiel 0417 628 656. Childers Neighbourhood Centre 69 Churchill Street (next to Court House), Office open 8.30am - 4pm Mon - Fri. Phone 4130 4690 Fax 4126 2897. Childers Pensioners League Meeting 1st Wednesday of each month. For further information contact Ray 4126 1553. Childers Rotary Club. Meeting every Thursday night, Isis Club, 6.30p.m. for 7p.m. Phone 4126 1516 for details. Isis Child & Support Service Operates from 14 Hinkler Street. We offer support in all areas relating to children and their families. Enquiries can be directed to Co-ordinator Marnie Pearson on 4130 4690 or 0428 261 778. Operates out of the Childers Neighbourhood Centre as well. Child Care - Bright Horizons Childcare, Childers: Operates from 23-27 Taylor Street, from 6.30am to 6.30pm. Phone (07) 4126 2433. Child Care - Isis Family Day Care: Operates from the Paragon Theatre, Phone (07) 4126 2856. Family Day Care is a community based quality childcare service that offers professional & supervised care for children from birth to 13 years of age in the private homes of registered Family Day Care Providers. Co-ordinator - Leanne Fuller. Childers Art Space: Upstairs at 72 Churchill Street. Open 7 days: Monday to Friday 9am-4pm. Sat-Sun 9am-3pm. Features changing exhibitions, a small gift shop showcasing the work of local artists and craftspeople, workshops, information on creative opportunities and a beautiful balcony to sit and relax. Free entry. Call in or phone the gallery on 4130 4876. Childers Healthy Lifestyle Group, Thursdays 5pm till 6pm, RSL front meeting room. Enquiries Jewel 4126 3146/0429 303 717 or Trish 4126 2006. Childers Healthy Lifestyle Group - Low fitness exercises at the showgrounds first Thursday of every month, 5pm-6pm. Enquiries Jewel 4126 3146/0429 303 717 or Trish 4126 2006. Childers Hospital & Multi Purpose Health Services (MPHS) 44 Broadhurst St., Childers. Phone 4192 1133. Fax 4192 1100. Office Hours: 8.00am-4.00pm, closed between 12.00 noon - 1.00pm Mon to Fri. Patient Transit Scheme forms, Payment of Accounts (during office hours only), Immunisation Clinic is available at a time to suit, please arrange an appointment, Child Health Clinic is held every second Wednesday, Outreach Clinics are held at Buxton and Woodgate, bookings essential, Mobile Women’s Health Nurse visits Childers Hospital and MPHS and will go to Buxton and Woodgate if sufficient appointments, Positive Parenting Programs are held regularly, please book for these classes, Ante-Natal Classes are also held on demand, please make booking early in your pregnancy. For more information please phone 4192 1133, Visiting Hours are from 11.00am - 8.00pm daily. Dental appointments: 1300 300 850. Childers Post Office Mail closing times at Childers Post Office: Outwards mails - 4.30pm. Incoming mails - 7.00am. Childers SES Promotions Assoc. Inc hold meeings 2nd Tuesday night of the month, 6.30pm. Contact local Controller on 0428 921 900. Childers Quilters Inc. Meet at the Anglican Hall, Macrossan Street, Childers each Thursday at 9.30am. For further information phone Valerie Anderson on 41261158. Choral Group: Meets every Thursday at Woodgate Community Hall at 7pm. Further information can be obtained from Kay McKay 4126 8008. Courthouse. Handling all Magistrates Court, Department of Housing, Department of Transport (Registration) inquiries. Open weekdays from 9.00am - 4.30pm closed for lunch 12.30pm - 1.30pm. 67 Churchill Street 41261455 Cubs/Scouts Meeting Thursday nights at Scout Den, Cnr Lord & Gaydon Streets. Cubs from 5.00pm. Scouts from 6.00pm. For more information contact Bob Edmiston 4126 2035. Doctors Surgery: Surgery: Childers Medical Centre, 66 Churchill Street - main street, Dr. Maria Da Costa, Dr. Irene Fernandes, Dr. Sarah Nunn. Ph. 4126 2922. Isis Medical Centre, 3 Ashby Lane, Childers Ph: 4126 1635. Childers Family Medicine, 50 Churchill Street, Childers, phone 4126 1709. Family Support Service - Centacare & Dept. of Communities provides a free and confidential counselling service to families in the Isis district. A Family Support Worker is available Tuesday at the Childers Neighbourhood Centre. Please phone 1300 523 985 for an appointment. Booyal Rural Fire Brigade holds monthly meetings at Fire Brigade Shed, Booyal on third Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm. Enquiries Secretary Ph. 41260155. Childers Rural Fire Brigade - Meeting Nights: URBAN - Wednesday, contact Col Santacaterina, ph. 4126 1328. RURAL - Tuesday, contact Jeff Maeyke, ph. 4126 8335. Siren, Tuesdays at 7.00p.m. For emergency phone 000. Applications for Fire Permits for Childers/Cordalba Fire Warden Districts can be obtained from Mick Small (Childers) 0418 456 530 or Paul Nicol (Cordalba) 4126 4459. Eckankar. Presented by Eckankar - Book Discussion - ‘‘A Modern-Day Prophet Answers Your Key Questions about Life - Book 2’ by Harold Klemp. “Today we have a modern-day prophet in our midst who can answer our big questions about life with good sense and compassion. He can also help you find wisdom within yourself. In this book you will find answers to hundreds of questions addressing solving problems, understanding your dreams, past lives and karmic lessons, why we are here, the spiritual side of family and relations and many, many more.” Why not come along - learn how the teachings of Eckankar can help strengthen your inner relationship with Divine Spirit? All welcome. Mark your diary - second Sunday of each month 10am to 11.30am. Hervey Bay Community Centre, 22 Charles Street, Hervey Bay. Phone Ian or Ysolinde (07) 4125 8085. www.eckankar.org.au Goodwood District Fire Permits Phone Goodwood Fire Warden on 4126 8373. Goodwood Rural Fire Brigade Phone 4126 8225 or 4126 8231. Meeting last Monday of each month 7pm at Fire Shed, Old Woodgate Road (nr. railway). Firehouse Potters Inc meets every Monday 9am - 3pm at the Old Childers Fire Station. New members always welcome. Enquiries phone Kay Van Roden 4126 8665. Forest View Childers Aged Persons Home. For general inquiries phone 4126 2455. Incapacitated Servicemen and Women’s Association of Australia is an organisation run on a volunteer basis which caters to the needs of Ex-Servicemen and Women throughout the State. For more information please phone (07) 8444 555 Mon - Fri. (Thursday excepted between 10am and 2pm.) Isis Bushcare. Bush regeneration works, seed collecting, propagation and social outings such as bushwalks and picnics. Phone 4126 3520. Isis Country Music Group. Practice every Wednesday night, Anglican Church Hall, 6.30pm. All welcome. $2 admission. For information phone Graeme 4126 3415. Isis Croquet Club, Pizzey Street. Plays Tues/Sat from 1pm, Friday 9am. All welcome. Phone 4126 2567 or 4126 1744. Isis District Historical Society meeting time - 2nd Monday of month at 9a.m. at the complex in Taylor Street. Isis District Horse & Pony Club. Rallies 4th Saturday of month and 2nd Sunday of month. Apple Tree Creek sportsground. Enquiries - email: email@example.com Isis District Swimming Club - Club Night - Friday nights @ 6pm. Training sessions are held each afternoon at the pool for club members, from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. For more information please phone 4126 1437. Isis Masonic Lodge meet on 4th Tuesday of each month. 3rd Tuesday in January, at the Masonic Centre, Macrossan Street. Enquiries Sec. 41262 976. Isis Multicultural Group. Meetings on the second Sunday of each month at 11am. West Street Hall. Enquiries phone Robert Maisey 4126 1031. Bring lunch to share. Isis Pastoral, Agricultural & Industrial Society is a volunteer organisation dedicated to presenting the annual Childers Show for the benefit of the Isis community. Members of the community are welcome to submit ideas for the show during our regular monthly meetings or via the following: PO Box 110 Childers, or phone Kayleen Vaughan (Sec) on 0404 468 226. Isis Soccer Club meets 2nd Tuesday of the month, 4.30pm at the Isis Club. Enquiries phone 0427 263 190. Isis Spirit Connextion meets the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at 2pm, the Masonic Lodge, Macrossan Street, Childers. Isis Touring Club Anyone interested in weekend tours over the border, various venues, pokies etc great company - good fun contact: Hazel 4126 1337 or John 4159 1119. Justice of the Peace (Qualified): Tim Bunn 4126 2359, mob. 0438 096 605; Barry Christiansen 4126 2540; Pam Corliss (Grand Hotel) 4126 1763; Cathy Heidrich 4126 1834; Shirley Oakman 4126 1086; Geoff O’Hanlon 4126 0191; Heather Parry 4126 1744; Susan Rainbow 4126 6495; William Rainbow 4126 6495; Parie Schofield 4130 4690. Justice of the Peace: Bob Kerr Ph: 4126 1156, David Layton (Grand Hotel) C. Dec 4126 1763 Karate: Training at the Childers Cultural Centre every Mon. & Thurs. nights at 7.00pm All qualified instructors. Ph. John 4126 6258. Kolan Olive Growers Assoc. For info phone Klaus 4157 2695 or Sandra 4156 3254. Library Hours Monday 9am - 12.30pm. 1.30pm - 5pm. Tuesday: 9am - 12.30pm, 1.30pm - 5pm. Wednesday: Woodgate: 10.00am - 2.00pm, Childers: 9am - 12.30pm, 1.30pm - 5.00pm. Thursday: 9am - 12.30pm, 1.30pm - 5pm. Friday: 9am - 12.30pm, 1.30pm - 5pm. Saturday: 9am - 12 noon. Phone 4192 1070 (Childers) or 4126 8991 (Woodgate) for enquiries. Lifeline Phone 41526788 (Bundaberg) or 41212 626 (Maryborough) Line Dancing - Childers Beginners to Advanced. Wednesday nights 6pm-9pm from 6.00pm at Uniting Church Hall, Macrossan Street. All welcome. Phone mobile 0413 515 248. Line Dancing - Woodgate. Friday mornings 9am-11am. Beginners to Intermediate, Woodgate Community Hall. Enquiries: Yvonne 4126 5012, Lorelle 4126 5212. Lions Club of Childers Inc. meets second Wednesday of each month at the Isis Club... contact Grahame Riley 4126 8138 or John van Barneveld 4126 6731. Meals on Wheels Delivering meals on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. For more information phone Neighbourhood Centre 4130 4690. Outside School Hours Care. After School care: Hours of operation - 3pm - 6pm. Vacation care: Hours of operation - 8am - 5.50pm. Care also available pupil free days. Available to all primary school age children. Enquiries phone during office hours on 4130 4669. Ozcare Community Services delivers a range of professional care to people in need throughout the Isis Community, including In-Home personal and respite care. Ph. Bundaberg Office 4132 8100. Playgroup - Honey Bears: Every Tuesday 10.00am-12.00pm at 14 Hinkler Street, Childers. Enquiries contact Marnie 4130 4690. Playgroup - Little Vegemites: 14 Hinkler Street, Childers, every Friday 9.30am. Enquiries phone Jan 4126 1183. Police 9am - 1pm Mon - Thurs. Licence Issuing Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays only during 9am-1pm. Registration Inspections: By appointment only. 28 Macrossan Street 4192 1444. Pump Bar Fitness Classes. Tuesdays 5.306.30pm. Apple Tree Creek Memorial Hall. Bookings essential, phone Kym 0459 517 214. Queensland Self Defence and Taekwon Do Academy. Mondays 5.30pm-6.30pm Isis High School Stadium. Phone Garth 0403 873 129. Queensland Country Women’s Association (QCWA) Childers Branch, corner Crescent and Lord Streets, meet every Tuesday at 9.30am with monthly meetings on 2nd Tuesday of each month, other Tuesdays for friendship and to work on various projects. Visitors most welcome! Talking Newspaper: The Isis Town & Country Newspaper read weekly and sent throughout the community to assist the Vision Impaired. Please contact Trish 0408 624 116 or Jan 4126 6124 for more information. Red Cross needs you! Childers Red Cross is always seeking new members to help continue the valuable humanitarian services provided by the Red Cross Society locally, nationally and internationally. Can you help? Red Cross meets at 9.00am every 2nd Thursday of each month in the RSL Hall. Please contact Mazelle 4126 2414 or Patricia 4126 3675 for further information. Salvation Army. Do you want a rewarding volunteer role that will put you at the heart of the Childers community? The Salvation Army Family Store in Childers needs volunteers to join their friendly team. The role is unpaid but Centrelink recognises the volunteer hours. Business or Retail experience is useful but mostly we’re seeking enthusiastic persons who can give two days a week to the store. Contact Angela Cornes at the Salvation Army Tom Quinn Community Centre on 4153 3557. S.E.S. Train every Tuesday night, 6.30pm - 9.00pm. Emergency number (07) 4126 3905. Local Controller 0428 921 900. Fax 4126 2222. Snakes Identified and/or removed free of charge. Phone 4126 3332. Swimming Pool 77 Churchill Street Phone 4126 1437. Schools Isis Kindergarten, Pizzey Street 4126 1241. Childers Primary, Mungomery Street 4192 1333. Childers Pre-school, Mungomery Street 4126 1180. Cordalba Primary School, Cemetery Road 4126 6184. Booyal Central Primary 4126 0177. Goodwood Primary Goodwood Road 4126 8146. Isis District High School, 3 Ridgeway Street 4192 1222. St Josephs Primary School 4126 1866. St Vincent de Paul 56 Churchill Street 4126 1822. The Stitch & Chat Group. Meet at the Neighbourhood Centre - Mondays 9.30am - 12 noon. Open to everyone. Enquiries 4130 4690. Tourist Information Centre Open Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm. Saturday & Sunday 9am until 3pm. Also Childers Pharmaceutical Museum housing a collection of memorabilia. For any further enquiries phone 4126 1994. Toy Library: Hinkler Street, Childers. Open every 1st Friday each month 10.00am - 12 noon. Enquiries phone Marnie 4130 4690. Veterans Community Drop In Centre - Isis RSL Hall. 9am-11.30am first and third Monday each month. Advocacy & Computing for Seniors available. 55 Churchill Street, Childers. 4126 1354. Wildlife carer - Childers District 4126 8121 or 0401 757 766 Fay Fishlock. Christine Harris, Lot 436 Bootharh Road, is a qualified wildlife carer. Enquiries phone 4126 1343 or 4126 2281. Woodgate Beach Camera Club Inc. Meeting every third Tuesday of month at Woodgate Beach Community Hall, 7.30p.m. start. Enquiries phone Tom Dwyer 4126 8710. Woodgate Beach Neighbourhood Watch meet 2nd Saturday February, April, June, August, October & December at the Community Hall 9am. Enquiries Rudy van Roden 4126 8665. Woodgate & District Residents Assoc. meet 2nd Saturday February, April, June, August, October & December at the Community Hall 10am. Enquiries John Trevor 4126 8504. Woodgate RSL (Qld) Sub-Branch meets at 7.00pm on the second Tuesday of the month at the Woodgate Beach Community Hall. Sec: Mr. Malcolm Webb 4126 5272 Woodgate Beach Drive and Jive Club - Every Wednesday 7.30pm dancing & lessons Enq. Geoff 4126 5014 or the Woodgate Beach Hotel 4126 8988. Yoga - Gentle Stretch Classes for health, fitness & relaxation Ph Wendy 4126 8227.