Saturday, 15 April 2017

Next Meeting–20th April 2017

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.

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 Berrima Museum with an opportunity to shop in Berrima’s vibrant boutique shops after the visit. Tickets on sale now from Ann.

Concert

It is time for the Concert Group to entertain you once again.

Our Mothers’ Day Concert is rather early this year because of the council’s refurbishment of the kitchen in Heininger Hall. The group didn’t want to disappoint their audience by not supplying them with tea, coffee and a snack so there was no alternative but to bring the event forward to the 24th April. Don’t worry the entertainment will still be of its usual high standard.

Just remember:

Venue: Heininger Hall, Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto
Time: 1.30pm (but get there early to get the best seats)
Date: 24th April 2017

See you there...

Social Day Out

Last Thursday saw the club take its annual Social Day Out; as usual, the venue for this activity was the Motorlife Museum in Integral Energy Park just outside Dapto.

Oh! what fun was had by all who attended; there was cake, a chicken lunch, competitions, games, lucky door prizes and finally ice cream. It was so much fun.

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Before the meal everybody chose from a wonderful selection of delicious cakes while they enjoyed a cup of tea or coffee (some even had beer) and took part in the trivia quiz, it was a testing competition this year.

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A highlight of the day was the Easter bonnet parade when our most creative members cavorted for the amusement of the rest. The competition was won by Russell in his illuminated miner’s helmet but it was really hard to pick between all the entries.

After lunch the group went outside for games. There was Bocce, Quoits and Throwing the Rolling Pin - Philomena was outstanding at quoits being the only one to actually score! All our winners went home with a lovely prize for their efforts. Finally there was a lucky door prize draw followed by ice cream before everybody reluctantly went home.

As always Maureen and Rudy organised a fantastic event and deserved the thanks they received from members who went home well satisfied after a terrific day out in great company.

Why not join us to take part in our many social occasions?

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Next Meeting–6th April 2017

There is a meeting on Thursday – don’t forget!

All the usual activities plus the raffle. See you there.

Our thanks to our NSW Parliamentary representative Anna Watson for attending our last meeting and giving such an interesting talk on a wide range of local issues including the Albion Park Bypass, the Unanderra Station Lift, Shellharbour Public Hospital privatisation and the Fowlers Rd Bridge. She answered members questions afterwards and her appearance was much appreciated.

At a future meeting we will have a speaker from Sydney Trains to talk about local transport issues and future proposals for the South Coast Line.

Our meetings are held fortnightly but there are club activities everyday of the week. Membership is only $15 per year. Why not come along and try us out?

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Next Meeting–23rd March

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.

We have a special guest attending our meeting. Anna Watson State MP will talk to us about local issues and take questions afterwards

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.

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 the Wollondilly Heritage Centre. There are a few seats left at only $17. Why not join us?

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

First Meeting of 2017

Thursday, 9th February 2017

The meeting starts promptly at 10.30 am

Don't forget to come early:

  • Membership for 2017 is due.
  • 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.

To help our hardworking treasurer please have the exact money for your membership fee. It is $15 for 2017. membership envelopes will be available at the meeting for you to seal your membership fee, add your name and contact details.

NB: The Treasurer will not have any change.

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.

The meeting usually finishes between 11 and 11.30am.

Visitors 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.

See you there.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Dapto Seniors and Heininger Hall

Dapto Seniors’ first home was donated by Dapto Bowling Club at least forty years ago and served its purpose until the club outgrew it. It was situated on the eastern edge of what is now the Heininger House car park.

Members lobbied Council to build a new Senior Citizens Centre which resulted in Heininger House being built for Dapto Seniors and occupied in 1985. From 1985 to 2001 the seniors club managed the premises letting various rooms for community groups and people from all walks of life. It was run by a management committee comprised of a majority from Dapto Seniors and a minority representing other local community organisations.

The hall was only officially opened in 1988 even though the club had been running it for three years.

The management committee ran the premises at a profit and, as will be seen later, were able to hand over a considerable sum of money to the Council in 2001.

In 2000 the committee was approached by Council and asked if they would like to continue running the premises after the construction of the Ribbonwood Centre was completed. At this time the construction of the Ribbonwood Centre was completely divorced from Heininger House. The management committee was unaware that the new buildings were actually going to abut the hall.

Negotiations for a Council takeover commenced early 2000 and from the outset the council promised Dapto Seniors free use of the hall and all its facilities in perpetuity if management was taken over by the Council. Unfortunately a promise from the council representative that any set up would be carried out by Council free of charge was never written down. The minutes of March 1st 2001 and April 12th 2001 (Dapto seniors meetings) record a letter sent by council confirming this free use of the hall and all its facilities.

Upon the handover on 1st July 2001 Council employees collected all documentation including the above mentioned letter as well as $48819.00 which had been accumulated by the management committee.

NB: This information was compiled from minutes and other records of Dapto Seniors as well as the recollection of a lady who was club secretary for 17 years and a member of the management committee during the transfer to Wollongong City Council.

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Saturday, 10 December 2016

It’s starting to look a lot like…

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Christmas Concert

Our Christmas Concert was a great success with nearly 150 people enjoying a fun filled concert. We had people from as far away as Penrith attending. Cheers of “encore” echoed through the hall. Afterwards there was a snack, tea or coffee and the gigantic door prize draw.

During the show a star was born.

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The Christmas Lunch

As usual members enjoyed a fantastic Christmas lunch in the Sinclair Room at Dapto Leagues Club. The main course offered a choice of Barramundi or Pork with Pavlova or Trifle for desert. No-one complained!

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At the lunch a past President, Vice President and long time member was presented with a Branch Life membership for the years of work she had put into the club, an award she very much deserved.

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2017

Don’t forget the club’s first meeting in 2017 is not until 9th February due to Heininger Hall being refurbished and the clash with Australia Day however the groups will start meeting in their usual venues after the 20th January 2017.

BTW – click on the photos for a larger version.

See you in 2017

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Concert, Meeting and Lunch

Christmas Concert

Once again it is nearly time for Dapto Seniors' Concert group to present their joyous Christmas Concert.

As well as some great entertainment including sketches and a singalong with your favourite songs the group will provide visitors with a delicious tea followed by a giant draw with wonderful prizes. These concerts have been a regular community feature for many years and are attended by people from all over the local area.

Entry is by a very modest gold coin donation.

Everybody is welcome so come along and have a very enjoyable afternoon, you will have a lot of fun and you never know, you might be one of the many happy door prize winners - everybody who donates a gold coin receives a lucky ticket at the door.

Date: 28th November 2016
Time: 1.30pm
Place: Heininger Hall, Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto

Next Meeting – 1st December

The meeting starts promptly at 10.30 am
Don't forget to come early:

  • Buy your raffle tickets to win one of either $50, $20 or $10 prizes.
  • 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.

The meeting usually finishes between 11 and 11.30am

Remember: This is the last meeting for the year.

The first meeting for 2017 is 9th February 2017

Christmas Lunch

The Christmas Lunch is on the 8th December, tickets are still available for this terrific event at our next meeting – see Jackie before the meeting to get yours. Tickets are still only $18 for a two course meal and lots of fun and good company.

Don’t forget to put your name of the back of the ticket to win a prize in the fabulous door prize draw.

Looking forward to seeing you there.