Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Change of Venue for Lunch

Birthday Lunch

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, the venue for the Birthday Lunch on 2nd August has been changed to the Kembla Grange Golf Club.

This was not our decision but forced on us by Dapto Leagues Club at very short notice - they have obviously had a better offer for the Sinclair Room.

The date and time remain the same only the venue has changed.

Date: 2nd August 2018
Time: 11.30am for Noon
Place: Kembla Grange Golf Club

If you don't already have your ticket to the lunch they will still be available at the next meeting on the 26th July - still only $20 for an excellent two course meal.

Christmas Lunch

Just a reminder that we had to move our Christmas Lunch to Friday, 14th December 2018 for a similar reason. Don’t forget to change the date on your membership card.

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Next Meeting–12th July 2018

The meeting starts promptly at 10.30 am

Don't forget to come early:

  • Buy your raffle tickets to win a massive $50 with the runner up winning $20 and $10 for the third lucky winner.
  • Book a computer lesson
  • Get your name down for one of the hit shows booking this year.
  • Enjoy a tea/coffee and biscuits.
  • Have a look for a bargain on the trade table.
  • Pick up a copy of The Senior Newspaper and/or The Voice when they are available.
  • Find out about our many activities that you can join in, there is something on everyday of the week.

During the meeting there will be the usual short reports about the various activities the club offers its members and you are able to bring up matters of interest to members during General Business - don't be afraid to speak up if there is something that concerns you, this is YOUR club.

Guest Speaker

At this meeting we are fortunate enough to have a speaker from the Nurses Federation who will be talking to us about Nursing Homes. She will address the many issues which people need to investigate when considering entering a nursing home.

Members will be able to ask questions. The committee is sure that members will find this speaker very interesting and informative having heard her speak at the CPSA Annual Conference last year. Make sure you attend and have your questions ready.

The meeting usually finishes between 11 and 11.30am.

New members are most welcome to come along and find out about the club, there is a short newsletter available for new or potential members at the raffle/signing in table which details coming events and contact details for the various group leaders. Please take one.

AGM

Just a reminder - Our AGM will be held on the 9th August 2018 before our usual meeting. Nomination forms are available at the signing in table. Consider volunteering to help your club prosper.

Bus Trips

The next bus trip is to Cobbitty and Warragamba. An old favourite – stock up with quality wine at ridiculously low prices, then marvel at the views and enjoy the exhibition at Warragamba Dam visitor centre before taking lunch at the wonderful Campbelltown Catholic Club (unfortunately lunch is not included in the ticket price).

Tickets will be on sale at this meeting for a mere $12. Get in early to enjoy the trip.

HARS Museum

Our last bus trip to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society was enjoyed by all who attended.

This is just a small selection of the aircraft that members saw and entered on their guided tour. The tour guide was very good, telling the party just enough to maintain their interest and answering many questions - it was a great visit and we highly recommend it to other groups.

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The lunch at Albion Park RSL afterwards was quite remarkably inexpensive and good value.

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Next meeting–28th June 2018

The meeting starts promptly at 10.30 am

Wow, this is the last meeting of the club’s financial year! Doesn’t time fly?

Don't forget to come early:

  • Buy your raffle tickets to win a massive $50 with the runner up winning $20 and $10 for the third lucky winner.
  • Book a computer lesson
  • Get your name down for one of the hit shows booking this year.
  • Enjoy a tea/coffee and biscuits.
  • Have a look for a bargain on the trade table.
  • Pick up a copy of The Senior Newspaper and/or The Voice when they are available.
  • Find out about our many activities that you can join in, there is something happening everyday of the week.

During the meeting there will be the usual short reports about the various activities the club offers its members and you are able to bring up matters of interest to members during General Business - don't be afraid to speak up if there is something that concerns you, this is YOUR club.

Nominations for the Committee

All club positions are declared vacant at the AGM. Nomination forms for next year will be available at this meeting. Please put yourself forward for one of the many jobs available, you will find it very rewarding. Without our loyal and hardworking helpers the club would cease to function.

The club’s AGM will be held at the end of July or the beginning of August, the date will be announced at the meeting.

The meeting usually finishes between 11 and 11.30am.

New members are most welcome to come along and find out about the club, there is a short newsletter available for new or potential members at the raffle/signing in table which details coming events and contact details for the various group leaders. Please take one.

Bus Trips

The next bus trip is to HARS (Historical Aircraft Restoration Society) on 2nd July.

Members will be guided round all the many interesting and historical aircraft at the museum including cockpit visits. Aircraft include many airliners from the “Southern Cross II” (a faithful replica Fokker F.VIIb/3m trimotor), three flying C-47 / DC-3 aircraft (one of which is the “Hawdon”, TAA’s first aircraft), DC-4, Convair 440, Super Constellation and Boeing 747-438, we also have a number of other historic aircraft types.  There is the Catalina, two Caribou, three P-2 Neptunes (two flyable), CA-27 Australian Sabre, Canberra, two Vampires, Mirage III and an F-111C, amongst others.

It should be a great trip. The bus will be leaving Heininger House carpark later than usual at 9.15am, there is a café at the HARS site for those who want light refreshments.

This meeting is the last chance to get your tickets, this trip is only $20 which covers entry and the bus trip. Make sure you get in early before all the tickets go.

Advance Notice

Members are reminded that at the 12 July meeting we will be having a guest speaker from the Nurses Federation who will take to us about nursing homes and what to look out for. Delegates at the CPSA Annual Conference heard her speak and found her an excellent articulate speaker – she will be most informative. as usual members will be able to ask questions.

Birthday Lunch

Our Birthday Lunch is to be held on the 2nd August at Dapto Leagues Club in the Sinclair Room so tickets will be on sale soon. Still only $20 for a delicious two course meal, with the usual door prizes and good company.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Speakers Arranged

After the fascinating talk by the representative from Remondis members will be pleased to know that we have a couple of speakers lined up to talk to us at future meetings.

Nurses Federation.

In July we are getting visit from the Nurses Federation Rep who will talk to us about Nursing Homes and some of the important questions we should be asking before entering a nursing or residential home.

End of Life Preparations.

In August a representative from Legal Aid will be speaking to us about end of life considerations, which might involve the death of a spouse or making a will. Not a topic we talk about much but something we all have to face.

These speakers will be attending meetings in July and August - more details will be given nearer the time.

End of Financial Year.

Here we are nearing the end of the financial year and time to start preparing for next year, our AGM and a new committee. Please think of putting your name forward for one of the many jobs that keep your club running smoothly. The AGM date will be announced later.

Licence Agreement.

A new licence agreement with Wollongong City Council has been agreed and will be sent to Head Office for signing. The new agreement is for a period of ten years rather than the five years of previous agreements.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Next Meeting 31st May 2018

The meeting starts promptly at 10.30 am

Don't forget to come early:

  • Buy your raffle tickets to win a massive $50 with the runner up winning $20 and $10 for the third lucky winner.
  • Book a computer lesson
  • Get your name down for one of the hit shows booking this year.
  • Enjoy a tea/coffee and biscuits.
  • Have a look for a bargain on the trade table.
  • Pick up a copy of The Senior Newspaper and/or The Voice when they are available.
  • Find out about our many activities that you can join in, there is something happening every day of the week.

During the meeting there will be the usual short reports about the various activities the club offers its members and you are able to bring up matters of interest to members during General Business - don't be afraid to speak up if there is something that concerns you, this is YOUR club.

Special Guest

At this meeting we will be having a talk by a representative of Remondis which is the company that collects and deals with our rubbish on behalf of Wollongong Council. It will be an interactive discussion; other groups have described the discussion as very enjoyable.

The meeting usually finishes between 11 and 11.30am.

New members are most welcome to come along and find out about the club, there is a short newsletter available for new or potential members at the raffle/signing in table which details coming events and contact details for the various group leaders. Please take one.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Social Day Out

12th April 2018

It was mid morning as members made their way to Integral Energy Park and the Motorlife Museum’s Brabham Room for the club’s annual Social Day Out.

Maureen had organised her probing trivia quiz so there was plenty of chat and happy banter as the group tucked into the lovely cakes and slices for morning tea while they puzzled over the questions.

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The chicken lunch arrived on cue at midday which cut the buzz of conversation to a minimum but once the food had been devoured the laughter and conversation started up again.

The temperature outside was 35°C; far too hot for the outdoor games that had been planned so members stayed in the air conditioned comfort and enjoyed each others company.

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The President thanked our organiser for arranging such a splendid outing and members are already looking forward to the next one.

Concert

Talking of next events – don’t forget the Mothers’ Day Concert is rapidly approaching:

Place: Heininger Hall
Time: 1.30pm
Date: 14th May 2018
Cost: Free entry but a gold coin donation to help toward the cost of food is very welcome.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

It is nearly Mothers’ Day!

Next Meeting – 5th April 2018

All the usual activities including our raffle when we give away $80 in cash to our lucky winners– worth coming just for that. The meeting starts at 10.30am BUT come early for a cup of tea, a chat, browse the trade table and take the time to buy your raffle tickets

Mothers’ Day Concert – 14th May 2019

Rehearsals are in full swing for the Mothers Day concert at 1.30pm on the 14th May. We hope to see you all there. A gold coin donation at the door would be nice and there will be lots of lucky door prizes.

Mothers’ Day Lunch – 24th May 2018

Tickets will be on sale soon for our Mothers’ Day Lunch. Watch this space.