Mothers Day Lucky Draw

Who Can Enter?

The Warwick Friendly Society Mother’s Day Lucky Draw promotion is open to Warwick Friendly Society members, current & renewing, including joint members.

There is one hamper per store to be given away.

Entry into the competition means you (the entrant) accepts these terms and conditions.

How Can You Enter?

  • Transactions including retail items during the promotional period will give you an entry into the draw.
  • One entry per transaction.
  • You must supply a valid phone number and/or email. One of our team members will check the information we have on file with you.
  • There is no limit on eligible entries.
  • The winner will be chosen by a random draw from eligible entries. 

What Are the Important Dates?

Our Mother’s Day Lucky Draw promotion:

  • starts on Tuesday 28 April at 10am.
  • entries close on Thursday 7 May at 2pm.
  • winner will be announced on Thursday 7 May at 3pm following the draw to take place at each of our stores.

Privacy

Any personal information will be used in a manner that is compliant with the Australian Privacy PrinciplesYou can review our privacy policy on our website. 

Notification

Winners will be notified by phone or email if they are successful.

The name of the winner will be published in our stores until the end of May.

Prize Requirements

The prize will be held in store for pick-up by the winner or for home delivery by arrangement.

The prize is not redeemable for cash.

How can I help?

How Can I Help?

There is no doubt COVID-19 is causing great upheaval in our society. Social distancing restrictions
necessary to prevent the virus spreading are causing considerable financial and social stress to many sectors and groups within our communities. If you, however, find yourself with a bit of time on your hands, wondering how you can make a difference, here are some top tips…

Give Blood

Australia needs 29,000 blood donations every week to maintain supply for a variety of uses. Lives
depend on donated blood, it helps people recover from surgery, accidents and even cancer. Regular blood donors may be self-isolating if they are in vulnerable groups so it’s up to the rest of us to bridge the gap. If you are generally well and healthy check out how to donate here https://www.donateblood.com.au/one-step-closer

Support food banks and charities

As more people face financial hardship and food insecurity, these organisations will be relied upon more than ever to support people in need. Usual fundraising activities have been curtailed reducing their ability to maintain their community service delivery. (See our story on The Lighthouse.) https://warwickfriendlysociety.com.au/community-focus-the-lighthouse/

Support local businesses

The best way to keep people employed is for the public to keep buying products/services. Local cafes and other discretionary goods providers are going to be hardest hit by the pandemic as people stop spending. Consider buying takeaway from local cafes or gift vouchers you can spend later.

Reach out – make a call, write a note or a letter

Connect with a neighbour, friend or older relative during this time. A card, letter or phone call could make a big difference in someone’s day. You may also like to check if they need any help. Consider helping with shopping, dropping off scripts or a regular call. (Don’t forget to observe social distancing!) Let them know Warwick Friendly Society can help with home delivery of medications and pharmacy items. If you don’t know your neighbours, you can use a Queensland Health Kindness Card to break the ice. http://www.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/121716/assistance-card.pdf

Volunteer

Some volunteers are reducing their usual involvement, especially if they are in a particularly
vulnerable group or have to provide increased support for family and friends. Whilst some not-forprofit activity is on hold, other volunteer roles are now in higher demand such as community transport, community visitor schemes, food banks and other community delivery services such as Meals on Wheels. There may also be opportunities for volunteering online. Or consider joining the Care Army. https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/carearmy

Check out your local Community Radio station – Rose City FM

Rose City FM has their finger on the pulse of our community and brings a mix of culture and
entertainment that you may find refreshing in these trying times. Rose City FM depends heavily on volunteers and support from local businesses who are also doing it tough and may have to withdraw or downsize their financial contributions. By engaging with these community groups we are demonstrating our solidarity in supporting services that mean a lot to listeners who are doing it tough. So tune in! https://rosecityfm.org.au/

Adapted from Volunteering North Queensland – http://www.vnq.org.au/our-top-picks-for-how-youcan-support-your-community-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

Warwick Thistle Pipe Band

From Warwick to Moscowthe Warwick Thistle Pipe Band to march at the Peace for World Festival in Russia 

 

Warwick, Queensland, 6 March 2020: 

The Warwick Thistle Pipe Band has been given an amazing opportunity: it has been invited to travel to Russia in April-May 2020 for the two-week long Peace for World Festival. 

“We are thrilled to have this incredible opportunity as the only Australian band at the festival,” said Chris Donaldson, Warwick Thistle Pipe Band pipe major.  

Participating band members are working hard to build their music repertoire, and their fitness. During the trip, the band will be expected to play in concerts of at least 45 minutes of non-repeated music and to march and perform over distances of between 1km and 4km on most days.  

The 2020 Peace for World Festival marks the 75th anniversary of peace in Europe after World War II, with the most monumental event being The March of the Immortal Regiment in Moscow on May 9. Up to one million Russians are expected to participate in this march with 250 million people following the event on television. 

In addition to participating in the march, a key objective for the band’s tour of Russia is to engage in cross-cultural activities. The Warwick Thistle Pipe Band performances will give Russians the opportunity to interact with a group of Australians playing Scottish music, and band members will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend time with Russian people and learn more about the country’s music, culture and traditions. 

The band is working hard on fundraising efforts to send its players to Russia, including barbecues at Bunnings, raffles and market stalls. They are extremely grateful for the support of over 25 local businesses including Warwick Friendly Society. 

They have set up their own Gofundme page, for which it is inviting donations: www.gofundme.com/f/banding-together-in-russia. Donated funds will be used to help pay for additional uniform of international standard to wear in the Russian weather and lighter instruments for our children to play in daily long marches. 

Warwick Thistle Pipe Band is the oldest and most recognizable pipe band in Warwick, Queensland. Band members range in age from 10 to over 80.   

The Band aims are to foster an enjoyment of the piping and drumming disciplines in a friendly, family, supportive environment, as well as performing at a number of community performances to provide Scottish culture to the Southern Downs region and more widely. 
 
Band rehearsals are held at the band rooms in Albert St across from Leslie Park each Friday from 7pm until 9pm. 
 
The Warwick Thistle Pipe Band welcome experienced players and those who wish to learn. Tuition is provided at no cost to the student. 

 

  • For more information on the Warwick Thistle Pipe Band go to their facebook page. 

Warwick Netball

We are proudly supporting Warwick Netball!

Here at Warwick Friendly Society we are big supporters of all things health, and what better way than showing our support for the local netball scene.

Warwick Netball is looking forward to a fantastic year ahead for all four sections of our Association. JUNIOR FIXTURES We are extremely excited to welcome Juniors to our brand new state of the art courts at Barnes Park commencing Saturday 21 March. With four levels of fixtures for the juniors covering age groups 5yrs to 14yrs we have programs which ensure the players are learning, developing and increasing skills and knowledge of netball, and gaining life skills whilst enjoying their netball, teams and friendships. SENIOR FIXTURES Senior fixtures for ages 14yrs and older commenced this week. Proudly we welcomed 26 teams to our courts for the 2020 Season. This is the largest number of senior teams we have hosted in many years. With fixtures from A – D Grades we offer all levels of games from competitive A and B Grades through to social C and D Grades. REPRESENTATIVE TEAMS Nominations are currently open for the junior age representative teams. These teams compete in the Darling Downs Inter District 5 day competition of which Warwick Netball will host Day 2 on March 29. The teams also compete at other one day carnivals in the south east corner of Queensland. MIXED FIXTURES From September to December every year we round out our fixture year with a short sharp and most enjoyable Mixed netball fixture for 14 years and older players. This is always a very enjoyable and fun fixture which brings many new faces to our courts. This year the Mixed fixture will be played at our new Barnes Park courts under lights on Monday & Tuesday nights. We anticipate continuing this year with the great success from last year with maximum team numbers achieved again. For further information about any fixture with Warwick Netball please get in touch via facebook.

Member Feedback Survey Results

What did we learn from our Member Survey?

For one thing, our Member Discount is very popular, it was the number one reason members joined the Society along with supporting the Warwick Community and the Friendlies as a community owned organisation.
When asked about Member Benefits, 81% of members health screening & education (hearing, blood pressure, sleep apnoea, bone density, mobility aids) were important member benefits to them – keep an eye on this email as we increase our services to you. 

Of your store visits, Palmerin St came out on top with customer service with 100% Good to Excellent ratings, and Wood St was seen to have a 97% Good to Excellent rating on its location.   Parking and wait times are areas you have identified we work on.

What local media do our members use?

The free newspapers were most popular, with the Warwick Daily News’ free edition being read by almost 70% of our membership in the prior week.  Of radio, Rose City FM was most popular 27% of members listened in the prior week, attracting almost twice as many members as CFM and almost three times as many as 4WK.

Here are a selection of the comments from our wonderful members:
  • Extremely happy with the customer service!
  • Staff are always so helpful, courteous and friendly.
  • Staff are always friendly and helpful
  • Hard to get a park with the bus stop so close.
  • Wish other places frequented for service were as professional, efficient and friendly as here.
  • For the amount of people that visit this practice there should be a lot more and bigger parking bays. Otherwise excellent.
  • Good service, fairly clean, good opening hours 
  • WFS is one of my favourite destinations to visit for my Pharmacy/ other needs. Staff are always friendly, helpful and respectful. It is a pleasure to do business with WFS. Nothing more to be said, if interviewed.
  • More communication between the 2 stores
  • I enjoy going to the chemist as it is very friendly
  • All doing a good job

Christmas Member Offers

This year we are teaming up with local business’ who are offering our financial members a little early Christmas gift. 

Upon presentation of a Friendly Society membership card these business’ will extend a discount on their selected items.

These offers are at the discretion of each business and can be changed at any time due to trading conditions.

(If you have lost your membership card – pop in to our stores at Wood or Palmerin St to get a new one.)

Workin’ Wear Warwick is in the festive mood this season and offering 10% off of all purchases. 

Excludes sale items and Mongrel Boots.

Offer valid until December 23rd.

Stephanie’s is supporting a healthy and active holiday season by offering Society Members 15% off all active wear purchases, including sports bras, crop tops and leggings.  Take advantage of our complimentary professional fitting service to ensure comfort and support. Offer valid to December 24th.

Style Shoes is offering 10% off of all full priced items this holiday season. 

Excludes any sale or already discounted items.

Offer valid until December 31st.

Warwick Watchmakers + Jewellers are offering 10% off store wide to help you find that perfect Christmas gift.

Excludes Re-orders, repairs & already discounted items.

Offer valid until December 31st.