Sunday 29 April 2012

It's a Busy Week!

Mothers' Day Lunch

Thursday 3rd May 2012

As well as our usual activities this week Dapto Leagues Club is the venue for our first lunch of the year. The Sinclair Room will open at 11.30am for our meal at commencing at Noon.

Remember to write your name on the back of your ticket so you can benefit from the massive raffle we always have after the meal. We hope you win, but if you don't never mind you will have had a delicious meal and enjoyed good company. Look forward to seeing you there.

Walking Group

To help get rid of those calories from the Mothers' Day Lunch the walking group will be exploring parts of Parramatta on Friday 4th May 2012. The group will take the ferry from Circular Quay to Parramatta then walk along the river for a while before visiting Experiment Farm Cottage:

Experiment Farm cottage stands on the site of the first land grant in Australia, made in 1789 by Governor Phillip to the former convict James Ruse. By 1791 Ruse had successfully farmed the 30 acre site as an experiment in self-sufficiency, proving that a new settler could feed and shelter his family with relatively little assistance to get started.

The Indian-style bungalow there today was built by Surgeon John Harris, who purchased the land from Ruse in 1793 for £ 40. It is thought to have been built by c1835. It is one of Australia’s oldest standing properties and features in an 1837 sketch and subsequent watercolour by Conrad Martens.

Entry is only $5 concession. Afterwards we will walk to the shopping centre for our lunch before catching the train back to Central Station and home.

As usual the group will meet in the Dapto Railway Station waiting room at about 7.40am to catch the 7.55am Sydney train. If you are late we will be in the second carriage. Please join us, you will be made very welcome.

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Wednesday 25 April 2012

26th April - Meeting

Fortnightly Meeting

Just a quick reminder that the meeting starts at 10.30am in Heininger Hall.

Get there early:

  • Tickets are still available for the 3rd May Mothers' Day Lunch - only $15.
  • Buy your raffle tickets to win one of three $10 prizes.
  • Book a computer lesson
  • Get your 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.

Come along and have your say.

See you there...

Thursday 19 April 2012

What a Picnic!

It was a great day out. Despite the threat of rain the club's annual picnic was a great success. About 50 members arrived at the Australian Motorlife Museum for a few hours fun, food and convivial company.

On arrival everybody had a fancy cake, a cup of tea or coffee and sat down to renew old acquaintances or just to find out the latest news while they waited for their meal.

A cold buffet lunch of chicken, potato salad and coleslaw was served followed up with ice cream and yet more cake; and, boy, was it good!

No sooner had the meal been eaten than the trivia quiz was under-way with all the questions relating to the history of Dapto. The winner correctly answered every question except one and was awarded a fabulous prize.

To help burn off the calories the picnic organiser took advantage of (almost) sunny skies for the competitions to commence on the grass outside.

First it was rolling pin throwing followed by the gum boot throwing competition; all the competitors showed great skill in the wet conditions. Unfortunately this year it was just too wet for a game of bocce but everybody enjoyed either taking part or watching the competitors. It was a lot of fun and afterwards prizes were distributed to our champions.

The winner of the rolling pin throwing competition shows her champion's style.

As they left everybody agreed it had been one of the best picnics ever.

Saturday 14 April 2012

20th April - Walking Group

Darling Harbour Revisited

Wow! What a busy week for club members.

The day after the picnic the walking group will be making another visit to Darling Harbour and the Maritime Museum. Why don't you join us?

This time the group is determined to fully explore the Maritime Museum and will be heading there directly from Town Hall Railway Station. Our last visit to Darling Harbour was during Seniors' Week when we had intended to visit the 'free' exhibits at the museum but discovered that now it was only $10 for a concession ticket to visit everything including the ships moored alongside in the harbour (see earlier Blog). So that is the plan

As usual the group will meet in the Dapto Railway Station waiting room at about 7.40am to catch the 7.55am Sydney train. If you are late we will be in the second carriage. Please join us, you will be made very welcome.

Sunday 8 April 2012

An Early Reminder

Dates for your Diary

CPSA Dapto Seniors' has a number of events coming up soon:

  • 19th April - Our annual picnic (see previous Blog).
  • 3rd May - Mothers' Day Lunch at Dapto Leagues Club.
  • 7th May - Bus Trip to Berrima Museum.

...And finally an important entry for your diary:

14th May - Mothers' Day Concert

Once again the Dapto Seniors' Concert group kick off with a great free concert and everybody is invited.

As always you can be guaranteed a fun time. The CPSA Dapto Seniors Concert group always provide a varied program of songs and skits as well as the odd singalong for everyone to join in.

After the concert there are tea and sandwiches during which the Concert group holds a raffle with dozens of magnificent prizes.

So don't forget to put 14thMay 2012 in your diary. The concert starts at 1.30pm in the Seniors' Hall at Heininger House behind the Ribbonwood Centre right in the heart of Dapto. Make sure you arrive in plenty of time to get the best seat in the house.

See you there...

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Wednesday 4 April 2012

Time for a Picnic

Thursday, 19th April 2012 is Picnic Day

Bring your money to the next meeting to get your ticket for this year's picnic. The event will be held at the Australian Motorlife Museum in The Integral Energy Recreation Park, Darkes Rd just off the highway north of Dapto (same venue as last year).

The venue is suitable whether the weather is wet or dry so come along have a lovely meal and a good time with your friends.

How much? - only $10, that's all! Only one meeting for you to get your ticket, so make sure you are at the meeting on the 12th April.

See you there...

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