The Leisuretime Committee met in June. From that meeting, a sub-committee of three people was formed to formulate a plan for the restarting of Leisuretime. While at present, Leisuretime in its original format would be difficult to implement, we want to assure our members that we will do all we can to continue in some form in the future. If you have ideas that you would like to contribute to the sub-committee, contact Carol Bell cbe91999@bigpond.net.au or phone 0407 151 787 / 5534 1821.

LEISURETIME previously met at Elanora Uniting Church every Wednesday morning during Queensland school terms between 9am and 12 noon.

This group started 30 years ago with a small attendance of 35. We currently have an average weekly attendance of 200 men and women.

At present we are offering 28 electives with the aid of 40 wonderful people who volunteer their time and expertise each week to teach these skills. Electives include: acrylic painting, beading, canasta, candlewicking, novelty card making, ceramics, computer/iPad, craft cards/set kit, crochet and knitting, crochet -tartan rugs, decorative mosaic bead art, embroidery – grub roses and silk ribbon, floral art, glass painting, hand patchwork, knitted toys, knitwits (knit and chat), machine patchwork, mahjong, sketching, smocked items, the photo book shop, tapestry, watercolour & oil painting.

Anyone wishing to join can just turn up on a Wednesday and a hostess will take them around to see all we have to offer. We have many winter visitors from NZ and the southern states who join us while they are holidaying on the Gold Coast each year. So if you find yourself in our area, please drop in and join us, you are very welcome.

After class, you are welcome to drop in to ‘Cooinda’ for a coffee and to browse the wide variety of craft on sale there.

Costs are low: Annual Registration Fee $2; Weekly Fee $5

For more information, please contact Lynda on 5598 8849 or Glenys on 0457 973 032