TOFFS – a group for baby-boomers

Time out for friends (TOFFS) – a group of Christian baby-boomers enjoying a monthly fun, social activity.  Photos and activities listed below.     Please come along and join in the fun.  

Next activity  :   20 July 2019 – a day at Straddie.  (Host:  Graham)

Meet at the Cleveland water taxi at 8.35 am for an 8.55 am departure.  From Dunwich we catch a bus which will meet us at the terminal.  

 

 

Cost of the return water taxi:

Concessions $8 return

Non-concessions $16 return

Buses:  

Information on all costs can be found on this website.  Please let Graham or the church office know you are joining us.   Bus brochure.

Bus Prices:
  
They just had a price change so information is not online yet.  Here are the new costings for the bus from Dunwich to Point Lookout (direct) from June 2019.
  • Adult Single = $4.90 ( Dunwich – Pt Lookout vice versa )
  • Adult Daily = $9.60 ( hop on/hop off as much as you like through out the day )
  • Concession Single = $2.50 ( Must present valid concession card )
  • Concession Daily = $5.00

Return tickets must be used within the same day. The NSI Bus Service is a privately owned company so tickets must be paid with cash on board the bus.


Soaking in the view half way around Coochiemudlo Island 25/5/2019:

 

2019 program of activities for Time Out for Friends

23 March 2019Breakfast: Little Bloomfield Street Cafe and Wine Bar 8.00am  (Jill)
27 April 2019Whale Park at Wynnum for fish n chips.  (Jill)  CANCELLED
25 May 2019 – SaturdayCoochie – lunch and walk            

(18 May Vintage Sale)

Sat.  15 June 2019Breakfast – Fish on Fire, Cleveland    

(Miriam and Ross)

20 July 2019            

Saturday

 

Stradbroke Island.  Water taxi, bus and walk around the gorge + lunch.  Host:  Graham.  
17 August 2019            

Saturday

Ruwoldt farm – a croquet/games afternoon.  Think turn of the century.  Royalty perhaps.  (Wendy and Don)
21 September 2019            

Saturday

Sirromet, Tuscan Terrace for lunch.  12.00pm Current menu is available via this link https://www.sirromet.com/visit-us/tuscan-terrace         

(Bev and John)

19 October 2019            

Saturday

Open garden – Bob & Lois Anderson’s garden with Devonshire teas served as a church fund-raiser.  Toffs members rostered to help with catering.  Tickets sold at church office from August.  $20/head  (Lois and Bob)
16 November 2019Christmas dinner    (Ann)

 

 

2018

 

Welcome to Time out for friends!  Come and join us.  Always room for more people.  It’s a social group which meets once a month, the first outing is a planning gathering where everyone gets a say on what type of activities they’d like to do during the year.  We meet on the third Saturday of each month, with the final activity in November.  Some of the activities we’ve done are listed below.  If you think you’d like to join us or perhaps you haven’t been for a while, just contact the office and ask for details of where it’s being held.   This website will also list details.  

You are invited to choose an activity to “HOST” i.e. book venue, take enquiries, send an article for the Messenger to the office for inclusion about 3-4 weeks prior to the event. 

19 Oct 2018 – Breakfast at The Bush Pantry Cafe

2018 Timetable of activities

17 February    Breakfast – Little Bloomfield Cafe, Cleveland  7.30 am  (host:  Jill)   

17 March   RSL club for lunch at 1.00 pm.  Garage sale in the morning from 7.00 am – 12.00 pm.     (Jill)    

21 April    Lunch at Lois and Bob Anderson’s.   (Hosts:  Miriam and Ross)     

19 May    Breakfast at Tanya’s Cafe, Wellington Point at 7.30 am   (Hosts:  Bev and John)    

16 June    Next hosts:  Lynette and John and Bob and Lois.     Progressive supper.  Soup and dessert.  Start 6.00pm at Hardman’s.  Please let Jill know (or one of the hosts) as soon as possible.  Guests are asked to bring a contribution of either a soup or a dessert.  

21 July    BREAKFAST at Harvest Café Victoria Point 7.30 am   (Hosts:  Graham and Joan)    Menu    

18 August    “GARDEN PARTY” Afternoon Tea in the front paddock of Ruwoldt’ s property at Redland Bay.  Everybody to bring some delectable afternoon tea to share and a fold-up chair.  Start:  2.00 pm   (Hosts:  Wendy and Don)   

FRIDAY 14 September    BUSH PANTRY CAFÉ at HORIZONS   – 12.00 pm  1-15A Runnymede Road, Capalaba    (Hosts:  Jill)  

20 October    Breakfast at the Bush Pantry Cafe at Horizons –  8.15 am  1-15A Runnymede Road, Capalaba  (Host: Jill)  

17 November     CHRISTMAS lunch at the Point of View Restaurant   1 Main Rd, Wellington Point    (Ann)

 


2017 

All activities have now been completed for 2017.  If you’d like to join us in 2018, you’d be most welcome.  A program for each month will be listed here after our first gathering at the end of January 2018.    Thanks for a great year, everyone!

Thank you to all who attended our Christmas lunch at Wello.   Our host, Ann, had arranged several Christmas-themed games and our meal was delicious.  Frontier Services has received our donations.  This was their reply:

Thank you for your donation to Frontier Services for our work in remote Australia.

Your gift is greatly appreciated and will be used to assist in providing vital volunteering, community recovery and pastoral services across remote Australia.

Please find your receipt below.

Regards,

Frontier Services
Tel : 1300 787 247
Fax : 02 8270 1313
online.donations@frontierservices.org

Frontier Services
ABN: 77 231 384 646
Level 10, 222 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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RECEIPT FOR DONATION
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Donation Reference:
Date : 18/11/2017 05:00:19

Donation : $175


CHRISTMAS EVENT:  host – Ann Richardson

TOFFS                                  Saturday                           18 November                 12.00 pm            

 

 


 

21 October 

The Time Out for Friends group met around a ‘campfire’ indoors yesterday as the rain pelted down on the small hall’s tin roof.  They sipped hot soup and shared some lunch while some bush poetry was enjoyed.  After a movie, the second-last 2017 monthly gathering was over and they all looked forward to the final Christmas lunch in November.   Brigitte and George – thank you for organising and then re-organising this event because of the inclement weather.

We’d love you to join us any time you can.    

  

 

 

 

November 18     Christmas lunch at local venue (offerings aren’t available yet)


Consider volunteering as an activity host.  Sharing the load is why TOFFS is so popular.  Contact Jill or the office.  

2 December  Christmas lunch at RSL Cleveland.  Our final gathering for 2016. 


Saturday 15-Oct-16     Breakfast 7.30 am ‘The Little Bloomfield Cafe’, Cleveland    Located next to the Cleveland Library.

Back to the 1960’s!

Great team-work everyone!

Please contact the church office for more information.

20 August 2016:  breakfast at The Harvest, Victoria Point
 
 

 

 
 

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