Jan
26
Sun
2020
Federation Walk Tree Planting Day @ Federation Walk, The Spit
Jan 26 @ 7:00 am – Nov 29 @ 10:30 am

Please join us for the final community planting for the year and our Christmas break up!!!….

Join us as we continue to replant the section burnt late last year. Now is the best time to get in and work hard to restore the ecological value of the area before some nasty weeds move in. But we need your help!You can register for this event on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfFederationWalk/For your protection please wear sun protective clothing and closed toe footwear and a smile. Bring some water too.

Meet at the beach side car park opposite the Sea World roundabout. Thanks for your support and see you there!

Contact Lyn Wright 0400 740 972 Laura Richards City of Gold Coast T: 5667 3615 M: 0439 226 062

Feb
9
Sun
2020
Better Life Book Club
Feb 9 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 8 @ 6:30 pm

We enjoyed our final meeting for 2019.

It was agreed to continue for 2020 & Suzanne Blatcher was elected as Convenor with Helen Wainwright as her Deputy. The Convenor role will change to be mainly administrative & each meeting will be chaired by the Champion of that months book.

Books for first half 2020:

Feb 9: The Game of Mates: how favours bleed the nation, by Cameron Murray

& Paul Frijtes Nominated by June Cummings

Library: 1 book

Mar 8: The First Casualty: A memoir front the front lines of journalism, by Peter

Greste Nominated by June Cummings

Library: 3 books, 2 audio books, 3 ebooks

April 12: Borrowed Time: the science of how & why we age by Sue Armstrong

Library: 1 book Nominated by David Wyatt

May 10: The Nature Fix: why nature makes us happier, healthier and more

Creative by Florence Williams Nominated by Lois Levy Library: 1 book, 1 audio book, 1 ebook

June 14: The Consuming Instinct: what juicy burghers, Ferraris, pornography and gift-giving reveal about human nature by Peter Greste

Library 2 books Nominated by Helen Wainwright

Thanks for being part of the Book Club in 2019 & we look forward to seeing you in 2020.

Seasons greetings

David Wyatt

 

 

Feb
23
Sun
2020
Federation Walk Tree Planting Day @ Federation Walk, The Spit
Feb 23 @ 7:00 am – Dec 27 @ 10:30 am

Please join us for the final community planting for the year and our Christmas break up!!!….

Join us as we continue to replant the section burnt late last year. Now is the best time to get in and work hard to restore the ecological value of the area before some nasty weeds move in. But we need your help!You can register for this event on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfFederationWalk/For your protection please wear sun protective clothing and closed toe footwear and a smile. Bring some water too.

Meet at the beach side car park opposite the Sea World roundabout. Thanks for your support and see you there!

Contact Lyn Wright 0400 740 972 Laura Richards City of Gold Coast T: 5667 3615 M: 0439 226 062

Feb
26
Wed
2020
Gecko Talks
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm

Topic to be decided

 

Mar
1
Sun
2020
POSTPONED TEMPORARILY-Federation Walk Tree Planting Day @ Federation Walk, The Spit
Mar 1 2020 @ 7:00 am – Mar 31 2021 @ 10:30 am

POSTPONED TEMPORARILY BECAUSE OF THE VIRUS OUTBREAK

Please join us for the final community planting for the year and our Christmas break up!!!….

Join us as we continue to replant the section burnt late last year. Now is the best time to get in and work hard to restore the ecological value of the area before some nasty weeds move in. But we need your help!You can register for this event on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfFederationWalk/For your protection please wear sun protective clothing and closed toe footwear and a smile. Bring some water too.

Meet at the beach side car park opposite the Sea World roundabout. Thanks for your support and see you there!

Contact Lyn Wright 0400 740 972 Laura Richards City of Gold Coast T: 5667 3615 M: 0439 226 062

Mar
8
Sun
2020
Better Life Book Club
Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm – Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm

We enjoyed our final meeting for 2019.

It was agreed to continue for 2020 & Suzanne Blatcher was elected as Convenor with Helen Wainwright as her Deputy. The Convenor role will change to be mainly administrative & each meeting will be chaired by the Champion of that months book.

Books for first half 2020:

Feb 9: The Game of Mates: how favours bleed the nation, by Cameron Murray

& Paul Frijtes Nominated by June Cummings

Library: 1 book

Mar 8: The First Casualty: A memoir front the front lines of journalism, by Peter

Greste Nominated by June Cummings

Library: 3 books, 2 audio books, 3 ebooks

April 12: Borrowed Time: the science of how & why we age by Sue Armstrong

Library: 1 book Nominated by David Wyatt

May 10: The Nature Fix: why nature makes us happier, healthier and more

Creative by Florence Williams Nominated by Lois Levy Library: 1 book, 1 audio book, 1 ebook

June 14: The Consuming Instinct: what juicy burghers, Ferraris, pornography and gift-giving reveal about human nature by Peter Greste

Library 2 books Nominated by Helen Wainwright

Thanks for being part of the Book Club in 2019 & we look forward to seeing you in 2020.

Seasons greetings

David Wyatt

 

 

Mar
25
Wed
2020
Gecko Talks
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 23 @ 8:00 pm

Topic to be decided

 

Mar
29
Sun
2020
Federation Walk Tree Planting Day @ Federation Walk, The Spit
Mar 29 2020 @ 7:00 am – Jan 31 2021 @ 10:30 am

Please join us for the final community planting for the year and our Christmas break up!!!….

Join us as we continue to replant the section burnt late last year. Now is the best time to get in and work hard to restore the ecological value of the area before some nasty weeds move in. But we need your help!You can register for this event on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfFederationWalk/For your protection please wear sun protective clothing and closed toe footwear and a smile. Bring some water too.

Meet at the beach side car park opposite the Sea World roundabout. Thanks for your support and see you there!

Contact Lyn Wright 0400 740 972 Laura Richards City of Gold Coast T: 5667 3615 M: 0439 226 062

Apr
12
Sun
2020
Better Life Book Club
Apr 12 2020 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 10 2021 @ 6:30 pm

We enjoyed our final meeting for 2019.

It was agreed to continue for 2020 & Suzanne Blatcher was elected as Convenor with Helen Wainwright as her Deputy. The Convenor role will change to be mainly administrative & each meeting will be chaired by the Champion of that months book.

Books for first half 2020:

Feb 9: The Game of Mates: how favours bleed the nation, by Cameron Murray

& Paul Frijtes Nominated by June Cummings

Library: 1 book

Mar 8: The First Casualty: A memoir front the front lines of journalism, by Peter

Greste Nominated by June Cummings

Library: 3 books, 2 audio books, 3 ebooks

April 12: Borrowed Time: the science of how & why we age by Sue Armstrong

Library: 1 book Nominated by David Wyatt

May 10: The Nature Fix: why nature makes us happier, healthier and more

Creative by Florence Williams Nominated by Lois Levy Library: 1 book, 1 audio book, 1 ebook

June 14: The Consuming Instinct: what juicy burghers, Ferraris, pornography and gift-giving reveal about human nature by Peter Greste

Library 2 books Nominated by Helen Wainwright

Thanks for being part of the Book Club in 2019 & we look forward to seeing you in 2020.

Seasons greetings

David Wyatt

 

 

Apr
22
Wed
2020
Gecko Talks
Apr 22 2020 @ 6:30 pm – Jan 20 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Topic to be decided

 

Apr
26
Sun
2020
Federation Walk Tree Planting Day @ Federation Walk, The Spit
Apr 26 2020 @ 7:00 am – Feb 28 2021 @ 10:30 am

Please join us for the final community planting for the year and our Christmas break up!!!….

Join us as we continue to replant the section burnt late last year. Now is the best time to get in and work hard to restore the ecological value of the area before some nasty weeds move in. But we need your help!You can register for this event on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfFederationWalk/For your protection please wear sun protective clothing and closed toe footwear and a smile. Bring some water too.

Meet at the beach side car park opposite the Sea World roundabout. Thanks for your support and see you there!

Contact Lyn Wright 0400 740 972 Laura Richards City of Gold Coast T: 5667 3615 M: 0439 226 062

May
10
Sun
2020
Better Life Book Club
May 10 2020 @ 4:00 pm – Feb 7 2021 @ 6:30 pm

We enjoyed our final meeting for 2019.

It was agreed to continue for 2020 & Suzanne Blatcher was elected as Convenor with Helen Wainwright as her Deputy. The Convenor role will change to be mainly administrative & each meeting will be chaired by the Champion of that months book.

Books for first half 2020:

Feb 9: The Game of Mates: how favours bleed the nation, by Cameron Murray

& Paul Frijtes Nominated by June Cummings

Library: 1 book

Mar 8: The First Casualty: A memoir front the front lines of journalism, by Peter

Greste Nominated by June Cummings

Library: 3 books, 2 audio books, 3 ebooks

April 12: Borrowed Time: the science of how & why we age by Sue Armstrong

Library: 1 book Nominated by David Wyatt

May 10: The Nature Fix: why nature makes us happier, healthier and more

Creative by Florence Williams Nominated by Lois Levy Library: 1 book, 1 audio book, 1 ebook

June 14: The Consuming Instinct: what juicy burghers, Ferraris, pornography and gift-giving reveal about human nature by Peter Greste

Library 2 books Nominated by Helen Wainwright

Thanks for being part of the Book Club in 2019 & we look forward to seeing you in 2020.

Seasons greetings

David Wyatt

 

 

May
27
Wed
2020
Gecko Talks
May 27 2020 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 24 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Topic to be decided

 

May
31
Sun
2020
Federation Walk Tree Planting Day @ Federation Walk, The Spit
May 31 2020 @ 7:00 am – Apr 4 2021 @ 10:30 am

Please join us for the final community planting for the year and our Christmas break up!!!….

Join us as we continue to replant the section burnt late last year. Now is the best time to get in and work hard to restore the ecological value of the area before some nasty weeds move in. But we need your help!You can register for this event on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfFederationWalk/For your protection please wear sun protective clothing and closed toe footwear and a smile. Bring some water too.

Meet at the beach side car park opposite the Sea World roundabout. Thanks for your support and see you there!

Contact Lyn Wright 0400 740 972 Laura Richards City of Gold Coast T: 5667 3615 M: 0439 226 062

Jun
14
Sun
2020
Better Life Book Club
Jun 14 2020 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 14 2021 @ 6:30 pm

We enjoyed our final meeting for 2019.

It was agreed to continue for 2020 & Suzanne Blatcher was elected as Convenor with Helen Wainwright as her Deputy. The Convenor role will change to be mainly administrative & each meeting will be chaired by the Champion of that months book.

Books for first half 2020:

Feb 9: The Game of Mates: how favours bleed the nation, by Cameron Murray

& Paul Frijtes Nominated by June Cummings

Library: 1 book

Mar 8: The First Casualty: A memoir front the front lines of journalism, by Peter

Greste Nominated by June Cummings

Library: 3 books, 2 audio books, 3 ebooks

April 12: Borrowed Time: the science of how & why we age by Sue Armstrong

Library: 1 book Nominated by David Wyatt

May 10: The Nature Fix: why nature makes us happier, healthier and more

Creative by Florence Williams Nominated by Lois Levy Library: 1 book, 1 audio book, 1 ebook

June 14: The Consuming Instinct: what juicy burghers, Ferraris, pornography and gift-giving reveal about human nature by Peter Greste

Library 2 books Nominated by Helen Wainwright

Thanks for being part of the Book Club in 2019 & we look forward to seeing you in 2020.

Seasons greetings

David Wyatt

 

 

Jun
24
Wed
2020
Gecko Talks
Jun 24 2020 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 24 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Topic to be decided

 

Jun
28
Sun
2020
Federation Walk Tree Planting Day @ Federation Walk, The Spit
Jun 28 2020 @ 7:00 am – May 2 2021 @ 10:30 am

Please join us for the final community planting for the year and our Christmas break up!!!….

Join us as we continue to replant the section burnt late last year. Now is the best time to get in and work hard to restore the ecological value of the area before some nasty weeds move in. But we need your help!You can register for this event on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfFederationWalk/For your protection please wear sun protective clothing and closed toe footwear and a smile. Bring some water too.

Meet at the beach side car park opposite the Sea World roundabout. Thanks for your support and see you there!

Contact Lyn Wright 0400 740 972 Laura Richards City of Gold Coast T: 5667 3615 M: 0439 226 062

Jul
12
Sun
2020
Better Life Book Club
Jul 12 2020 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 11 2021 @ 6:30 pm

We enjoyed our final meeting for 2019.

It was agreed to continue for 2020 & Suzanne Blatcher was elected as Convenor with Helen Wainwright as her Deputy. The Convenor role will change to be mainly administrative & each meeting will be chaired by the Champion of that months book.

Books for first half 2020:

Feb 9: The Game of Mates: how favours bleed the nation, by Cameron Murray

& Paul Frijtes Nominated by June Cummings

Library: 1 book

Mar 8: The First Casualty: A memoir front the front lines of journalism, by Peter

Greste Nominated by June Cummings

Library: 3 books, 2 audio books, 3 ebooks

April 12: Borrowed Time: the science of how & why we age by Sue Armstrong

Library: 1 book Nominated by David Wyatt

May 10: The Nature Fix: why nature makes us happier, healthier and more

Creative by Florence Williams Nominated by Lois Levy Library: 1 book, 1 audio book, 1 ebook

June 14: The Consuming Instinct: what juicy burghers, Ferraris, pornography and gift-giving reveal about human nature by Peter Greste

Library 2 books Nominated by Helen Wainwright

Thanks for being part of the Book Club in 2019 & we look forward to seeing you in 2020.

Seasons greetings

David Wyatt

 

 

Jul
22
Wed
2020
Gecko Talks
Jul 22 2020 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 21 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Topic to be decided

 

Jul
26
Sun
2020
Federation Walk Tree Planting Day @ Federation Walk, The Spit
Jul 26 2020 @ 7:00 am – May 30 2021 @ 10:30 am

Please join us for the final community planting for the year and our Christmas break up!!!….

Join us as we continue to replant the section burnt late last year. Now is the best time to get in and work hard to restore the ecological value of the area before some nasty weeds move in. But we need your help!You can register for this event on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfFederationWalk/For your protection please wear sun protective clothing and closed toe footwear and a smile. Bring some water too.

Meet at the beach side car park opposite the Sea World roundabout. Thanks for your support and see you there!

Contact Lyn Wright 0400 740 972 Laura Richards City of Gold Coast T: 5667 3615 M: 0439 226 062

Aug
7
Fri
2020
Campaign Committee Meeting-August 2020 @ Gecko House
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – Aug 21 @ 12:30 pm
Campaign Committee Meeting-August 2020 @ Gecko House

Agenda – all members will discuss their own experiences with following directions received.

Aug
9
Sun
2020
Better Life Book Club
Aug 9 2020 @ 4:00 pm – May 9 2021 @ 6:30 pm

We enjoyed our final meeting for 2019.

It was agreed to continue for 2020 & Suzanne Blatcher was elected as Convenor with Helen Wainwright as her Deputy. The Convenor role will change to be mainly administrative & each meeting will be chaired by the Champion of that months book.

Books for first half 2020:

Feb 9: The Game of Mates: how favours bleed the nation, by Cameron Murray

& Paul Frijtes Nominated by June Cummings

Library: 1 book

Mar 8: The First Casualty: A memoir front the front lines of journalism, by Peter

Greste Nominated by June Cummings

Library: 3 books, 2 audio books, 3 ebooks

April 12: Borrowed Time: the science of how & why we age by Sue Armstrong

Library: 1 book Nominated by David Wyatt

May 10: The Nature Fix: why nature makes us happier, healthier and more

Creative by Florence Williams Nominated by Lois Levy Library: 1 book, 1 audio book, 1 ebook

June 14: The Consuming Instinct: what juicy burghers, Ferraris, pornography and gift-giving reveal about human nature by Peter Greste

Library 2 books Nominated by Helen Wainwright

Thanks for being part of the Book Club in 2019 & we look forward to seeing you in 2020.

Seasons greetings

David Wyatt

 

 

Aug
12
Wed
2020
Gecko General Meeting @ Gecko House 139 Duringan Street
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Gecko welcomes members and visitors to attend the 2 monthly General Meeting where we discuss Environmental issues and events. Ideas and feedback are sought and your input on topical environmental concerns are welcomed.

Aug
14
Fri
2020
Re-Opening 24th July – Eco Discoverers Kids Club @ Gecko House
Aug 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Re-Opening 24th July - Eco Discoverers Kids Club @ Gecko House

Gecko’s Kids Club runs during term times.   Spaces are limited so please book your child in soon.

EcoDiscoverers Kid’s Club runs on Friday afternoons after school from 3.30pm till 5.30pm.

Each week we will focus on a different animal, plant or habitat. There will be games, stories, excursions and competitions. All to reinforce the topic of the week!

The club connects children with nature and engages them with our native plants, animals and habitats and to learn how to look after the environment.

As a truly interactive club, children will have a say in what they would like to do and achieve.

Bookings are essential and need to be made prior to the session. Bookings for full term are $90 and individual sessions are $15 per session.

 

Aug
15
Sat
2020
BeachCare – Rainbow Bay @ Marine Parade opposite Ward Street
Aug 15 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

We applaud the many volunteers who provide time and energy to care for our treasured beach assets.  New volunteers are welcome.  Activities include planting, removing weeds and collecting litter.  Please be sure to wear enclosed shoes, sun-smart clothing and bring some drinking water.

All sessions are run on a Saturday from 8-10am

BeachCare is the Gold Coast’s dune care programme coordinated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management and funded by the City of Gold Coast.

For more information:
Phone:  07 5552 8829 or 0414 762 374
Email:  beachcare@griffith.edu.au
Web: Griffith.edu.au/beachcare
Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/coastalcommunityengagement/

Aug
21
Fri
2020
Campaign Committee Meeting-August 2020 @ Gecko House
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – Sep 4 @ 12:30 pm
Campaign Committee Meeting-August 2020 @ Gecko House

Agenda – all members will discuss their own experiences with following directions received.

Re-Opening 24th July – Eco Discoverers Kids Club @ Gecko House
Aug 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Re-Opening 24th July - Eco Discoverers Kids Club @ Gecko House

Gecko’s Kids Club runs during term times.   Spaces are limited so please book your child in soon.

EcoDiscoverers Kid’s Club runs on Friday afternoons after school from 3.30pm till 5.30pm.

Each week we will focus on a different animal, plant or habitat. There will be games, stories, excursions and competitions. All to reinforce the topic of the week!

The club connects children with nature and engages them with our native plants, animals and habitats and to learn how to look after the environment.

As a truly interactive club, children will have a say in what they would like to do and achieve.

Bookings are essential and need to be made prior to the session. Bookings for full term are $90 and individual sessions are $15 per session.

 

Aug
22
Sat
2020
BeachCare – Rainbow Bay @ Marine Parade opposite Ward Street
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

We applaud the many volunteers who provide time and energy to care for our treasured beach assets.  New volunteers are welcome.  Activities include planting, removing weeds and collecting litter.  Please be sure to wear enclosed shoes, sun-smart clothing and bring some drinking water.

All sessions are run on a Saturday from 8-10am

BeachCare is the Gold Coast’s dune care programme coordinated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management and funded by the City of Gold Coast.

For more information:
Phone:  07 5552 8829 or 0414 762 374
Email:  beachcare@griffith.edu.au
Web: Griffith.edu.au/beachcare
Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/coastalcommunityengagement/

Aug
26
Wed
2020
Gecko Talks-HELP POWERFUL OWLS-A CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT
Aug 26 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

Helping Powerful Owls Through Citizen Science

Gecko Talks – Wednesday, August 26 at Currumbin RSL

 

Australia’s largest owl, the threatened Powerful  Owl, should be living in the Gold Coast. With much of its habitat destroyed in the recent fires and impacted by land clearing, a study to learn about its local whereabouts urgently needs your help.

 

Dr Rob Clemens, Powerful Owl Project Coordinator for BirdLife Australia, will discuss this, and more about owls, when he speaks at Gecko Talks on August 26.

The Powerful Owl’s territory ranges from S.E. Queensland to South Australia, within 200 km of the coast – but one-third was impacted by this Summer’s devastating fires.

It’s an impressive, if elusive, bird. It can live for 30 years and has a wingspan of up to 1.4 m. It needs big, old trees for nesting and dense, leafy foliage for roosting. ‘As with the other forest owls, we have a poor understanding of where they are on the Gold Coast,’ Rob explained. ‘At the Gecko talk, I’ll also explain how we’re planning to overcome that.’ With the big human population increase due here in the next few years, it’s important to know where these owls are and how we can conserve them, he said.

BirdLife started its Powerful Owl project two years ago, and is showing some success already. However it needs local help to monitor the Gold Coast, an area which hasn’t been tackled.

Gecko Talks is on Wednesday, August 26 at Currumbin RSL. Free entrance, however a booking is necessary to comply with Covid-19 rules WHICH RESTRICT NUMBERS. Bookings can be made online at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/helping-powerful-owls-through-citizen-science-tickets-115307802742.

When:                  Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Time:                     6:45PM for 7:00PM Start

Where:                 Currumbin RSL, 165 Duringan Street, Currumbin

Cost:                      FREE, after booking (Come early and buy a delicious RSL meal)

 

 

Aug
28
Fri
2020
Re-Opening 24th July – Eco Discoverers Kids Club @ Gecko House
Aug 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Re-Opening 24th July - Eco Discoverers Kids Club @ Gecko House

Gecko’s Kids Club runs during term times.   Spaces are limited so please book your child in soon.

EcoDiscoverers Kid’s Club runs on Friday afternoons after school from 3.30pm till 5.30pm.

Each week we will focus on a different animal, plant or habitat. There will be games, stories, excursions and competitions. All to reinforce the topic of the week!

The club connects children with nature and engages them with our native plants, animals and habitats and to learn how to look after the environment.

As a truly interactive club, children will have a say in what they would like to do and achieve.

Bookings are essential and need to be made prior to the session. Bookings for full term are $90 and individual sessions are $15 per session.

 

Aug
29
Sat
2020
BeachCare – Rainbow Bay @ Marine Parade opposite Ward Street
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

We applaud the many volunteers who provide time and energy to care for our treasured beach assets.  New volunteers are welcome.  Activities include planting, removing weeds and collecting litter.  Please be sure to wear enclosed shoes, sun-smart clothing and bring some drinking water.

All sessions are run on a Saturday from 8-10am

BeachCare is the Gold Coast’s dune care programme coordinated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management and funded by the City of Gold Coast.

For more information:
Phone:  07 5552 8829 or 0414 762 374
Email:  beachcare@griffith.edu.au
Web: Griffith.edu.au/beachcare
Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/coastalcommunityengagement/