Friday, 14 December 2018

Farewell 2018!

2018 has ended as far as the activities of Dapto Seniors are concerned but we will be back in 2019 with all our regular activities.

Christmas Lunch

The final event of the year was the club’s Christmas Lunch held at Dapto Leagues Club where the staff always look after us very well.

The food was among the best of the year with duck, beef wellington, Christmas pudding and trifle on the menu. Between courses the draw for the beautiful quilt and the blanket made by the craft group was held. Thank you to everyone that took part.

After the food there was a lot of chatting as well as the lucky door prize draw – every attendee went home with a prize.

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Merry Christmas

Happy New Year

to you all

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First Meeting of 2019

24th January 2019

See you then…

Friday, 30 November 2018

Christmas Concert Success

26th November 2018

The Dapto Seniors’ Concert Group held their popular Christmas Concert at the end of November to an audience that packed Heininger Hall.

Dapto Seniors Christmas Concert

Everybody enjoyed the concert immensely - one of the sketches nearly brought the house down.

Dapto Seniors Christmas Concert

The choir was on song:

Dapto Seniors Christmas Concert

Afterwards there was the usual snack and Lucky Door prize draw.

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A great time was had by all.

Dapto Seniors Christmas Concert

Keep an eye out for our concerts in 2019. They will be a lot of fun.

Join Us

The Concert Group is just one of the many activities held at CPSA Dapto Seniors every day of the week – To find out more <<<Click Here>>>

Why not join us? Look out for an announcement about next year’s first meeting.

(Don’t forget to click on the photos for a larger version)

Monday, 19 November 2018

Christmas Concert

26th November 2018

Once again it is nearly time for Dapto Seniors' Concert Group to present their joyous Christmas Concert. Why not come along and be entertained by our wonderful performers?

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 receives a lucky ticket at the door.

Date: Monday, 26th November
Time: 1.30pm
Place: Heininger Hall, Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto

Next Meeting – 29th November 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.
  • 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.

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.

Christmas Lunch

This meeting is your last opportunity to buy your ticket to the Christmas Lunch at Dapto Leagues Club on the 14th December (NB: this is a Friday). Tickets are on sale for $20 so get yours now.

If you can please bring a prize toward our lucky door prize, it is lovely if everyone goes home with something.

Farewell 2018

There are only two meetings until the club breaks up for its Christmas holiday with meetings on 29th November and the 13th December.

Hello 2019

The first meeting of 2019 is on the 24th January 2019 when your membership fee of $15 becomes due - please try to arrive with the exact money so that our Membership Co-Ordinator has a slightly easier life, it will be much appreciated.

Friday, 2 November 2018

CPSA Annual Conference 2018

The Dapto Team

Dapto Seniors Delegates

The afternoon before the conference the Dapto delegates and observers took the train to Sydney to book in at our accommodation. Afterwards we assembled at the nearby Great Southern Hotel for light refreshments and, for some, an evening meal.

During the evening we were joined by the members of the ABC Classic FM staff from all over the state in town for fun and frolics (one of whom kindly took this photo).

The CPSA Conference

On the following morning our delegates arrived at the conference venue bright eyed and bushy tailed to sign in at 8.30am.

Early on the first day they were very proud to witness a member of Dapto Seniors being presented with a well deserved Association Life Membership. The presentation was made by Dr Michael Wynne, a guest speaker.

Presentation of Association Life MembershipPresentation of Association Life Membership

The conference takes place over two days and frankly is shambolic,  it was very hard to hear or understand the Chairperson (our table was near the back as usual) and the proceedings certainly made our club meetings look very slick and well managed. However we muddled through and it has to be said the provided food was fine.

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Our President once again gave his Bush Telegraph report about the activities at Dapto Branch of the CPSA including information about our craft group making laundry bags for the Defence Force  (Hero Quilts and Laundry Bags), he also mentioned our many weekly activities, this web site, our history and our brochure. He also gave a report on the activities of the South Coast Area Council.

The Guest Speakers

This year all the guest speakers were very good though, at times, it was hard to hear what they were saying or see the slides on the screen. Head Office is going to send out copies of the slides in the near future.

“Is Aged Care a failed system and what can we do about it?”
Presented by Dr Michael Wynne from Aged Care Crisis

“Why are energy prices so high?”
Presented by Thea Bray; Project Officer for Energy and Water within the Public Interest Advocacy Centre.

“Financial rights and vulnerabilities”
Presented by Diana Bernard from Seniors Rights Service

Report

At our next branch meeting on 15th November our President will make a full report about the conference and the ‘goings on’.

Sunday, 28 October 2018

2018 CPSA Annual Conference

Delegates from Dapto Seniors and our local South Area Council will be attending the CPSA Annual Conference being held at Rydges Hotel in  Sydney near Central Station. It takes place over two days on the 30th and 31st October 2018.

There will be a full report at our next meeting.

Talking of the next meeting…

Next Meeting - 1st November 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.

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 Greenwell Point on the 5th November leaving at 8.15am from the Heininger St carpark. There are a couple of seat left at $12 each.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

What a Month September was!

September is always a busy month at Dapto Seniors. The newly elected committee is getting into its stride and there are all the normal fortnightly meetings.

Fathers’ Day Concert

On the 10th September the Concert Group held a concert which was well received by the discerning audience that attended. As always the audience enjoyed a snack , tea or coffee and a massive door prize draw.

The Concert Group holds three concerts a year - Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day and Christmas.

The group is already rehearsing for the Christmas Concert but are always looking out for new members to join them. If you would like to join this convivial group just drop an email to daptoseniors@gmail.com for details or, even better, just come along to a rehearsal any Monday at 12.30pm in Heininger Hall. You will be made very welcome.

The next concert is on the 26th November 2018 in the hall; please note the date in your diary so you don’t miss it.

Fathers’ Day Lunch

Over 50 members attended the Fathers’ Day Lunch in the Sinclair Room on the 27th September. Everybody who attended had a wonderful time, the 2 course meal was delicious and there were plenty of door prizes drawn afterwards. It was a great success.

All members can attend these subsidised lunches; there are four lunches each year -  for dates keep an eye on the Club Activities section of this site. You will find club meeting dates there as well as all the activities that take place each week.

The Christmas Lunch is on the 14th December 2018 and at $20 for the two course lunch is great value.

Bus Trips

The club’s last bus trip for 2018 will take place on the 5th November. This time we are visiting Greenwell Point, the cost is only $12 for a brilliant day out we have so much fun. Tickets go fast so make sure you get yours at the next meeting

Next Meeting – 18th October 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.

The meeting usually finishes between 11 and 11.30am.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Next Meeting–23rd August 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.

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.

Speaker

A speaker from Legal Aid is coming to address the meeting.

Bus Trips

The next bus trip is to Berrima. Tickets are on sale at the meeting - only $12

AGM

The AGM was held at the last meeting and a new committee elected.

A big Thank You to all those who put their name forward to help run the club.

The names of the 2018 – 2019 committee will be on the notice board very soon.

See you at the meeting…