The Pearl Beach Progress Association is initiating fund raising to purchase life saving, public access defibrillators to be located at key sites

Defibrillation is required in cases of cardiac arrest to restore a normal heart rhythm
and possibly a more successful


Defibrillators are simple and safe to use by members of the public. These sophisticated machines give both visual and clear spoken step-by-step instructions in the delivery of defibrillation and CPR in an emergency situation. You don’t need training.

The first critical step is to call 000 for help, followed by defibrillation and CPR as soon as
possible. Calling for an ambulance is vital, but we know it may take extra time to reach us
at Pearl Beach.

90 – 95% of sudden cardiac arrest victims die because they don’t have quick access to a
life saving treatment. That’s why we need these machines at three locations in the village.
Survivor rates of 70% and higher are achieved when a bystander defibrillation is delivered inthe first 3 – 5 minutes. Defibrillation’s chance of restoring a pulse decreases rapidly with time.

  • 2 minutes gives 80% chance of success
  • 4 minutes gives 60% chance of success
  • 8 minutes gives 20% chance of success
  • 10 – 11 minutes 0% chance of success

YOUR DONATION MAY HELP SAVE A LIFE: Our goal is to raise $12,000 for three defibrillators located in Pearl Beach

Payment Options: Direct Transfer to Pearl Beach Progress Association BSB 062 612 A/C 00900981Put your surname and ‘DEFIB’ on transfer and confirm payment to or by cheque payable to Pearl Beach Progress Association and send to: PBPA Defibrillator Fund 9 Diamond Road Pearl Beach 2256

Download the flyer: Defibrillator Flyer

Pearl Beach June Long Weekend Classical Music Festival Fabulous

Taming-the-Tango Pic

Pearl Beach June Long Weekend Classical Music Festival Fabulous weekend of ‘Music You Know And Love’ …

Saturday 6t & Sunday 7 June 2015


 Proudly presented by the Pearl Beach Progress Association, the June Long Weekend Music Festival took audiences on a magical journey.

Opening the festival, ACACIA STRING QUARTET performed sumptuous music by Kats-Chernin, Chan and Debussy. On Saturday evening, RACHEL SCOTT (cello) and ANTHONY SCHULZ (piano accordian) performed a beautiful and unusual program entitled ‘Bach & Beyond’.

Sunday afternoon returning by popular demand, the ‘early music’ specialists THE SYDNEY CONSORT, presented ‘Love Actually’ a mix of baroque composition from different European countries.

The finale’ on Sunday evening, TAMING THE TANGO led by Tango Guru MAGGIE FERGUSON (bandoneon), and her colleagues, Francis Carreon (piano), Isabella Brown (bass), Ziva Altman & Katrina Holland (violins) and Peter Garrity (viola) wowed a capacity audience with an exciting and electric program of authentic Tango music full of rhythm, colour and lots of zing.

Audience feedback indicated that they appreciated the four concert program and enjoyed the diversity and variety of the music performed by renowned musicins in the intimate atmosphere of the Pearl Beach Memorial Hall. The four concert package cost of $135 with a saving of $20 was extremely successful selling 36 packages.


At a recent July Pearl Beach Progress Association general meeting a cheque for $850 was handed over to Mr Max Davis, Board Director of the Brisbane Water (NSW) branch of Legacy.

Legacy Donation photo 2015 cropped

In April the Pearl Beach community held a three day exhibition “Tell us your story” to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli. Members of the Pearl Beach community were invited to share their family stories. The exhibition followed a time-line from the Boer War, to post WW2 and included a variety of memorabilia and precious family items. During the exhibition visitors were invited to make a donation to Legacy.

Accepting the cheque from Pearl Beach representative, Russell Grove, Mr Davis in an emotional address explained Legacy services.   “Legacy’s assistance is dedicated to caring for families of deceased and incapacitated veterans and enhance the lives and opportunities of these families through innovative and practical programs”.

He continued, “Today Legacy’s caring and compassionate service assists around 90,000 widows and children and dependants with a disability. As a voluntary organisation it is supported by veterans, servicemen and women, and volunteers drawn from all walks of life. Our support now extends to include the dependants and members of today’s Australian Defence Force who lose their lives as a result of their military service”.

Photo: Mr Max Davis (left) accepting the cheque from Pearl Beach representstive Russell Grove (on the right).