Friday, 12 December 2014

Looking Forward to 2015

Well that is it! The club’s 2014 activities are over and it is time to look forward to 2015.

2014 was another successful year for the club and our end of year functions were very well attended.

Christmas Concert

The Christmas Concert was well received by a capacity crowd. New songs, hilarious skits, wonderful performances and some great cameo roles made for a memorable show. Afterwards Duncan and his team plied everyone with cups of tea and coffee as they enjoyed their snack - the ensuing lucky door prize draw ensured that the afternoon finished off on a high note.

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Christmas Lunch

The final lunch of the year was attended by nearly 90 members. Dapto Leagues Club did us proud, the meal was excellent.

Surprise Presentation

Squeezed in between the meal and the raffle draw was a presentation. For once our President was lost for words when he was called up to be presented with his Branch Life Membership by our Vice President. Brian has been president of our club for five years and very much deserved this award.

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Following this presentation Edna and Ann got stuck into the raffle with their usual enthusiasm, two tables were over flowing with wonderful prizes donated by members. In fact there were more prizes than attendees so some lucky members went away with two gifts. What a great effort by everyone.

 

Next Meeting

The first meeting of the club in 2015 is:

Thursday, 15th January 2015

We look forward to seeing you all then. Annual membership fees are due at that meeting, it is still only $12 for the year.

In accordance with members’ suggestion we will be recording the next of kin details in our membership file. All that is recorded is a phone number of a relative who you would like to be contacted in the event of an emergency. This is purely optional so is entirely up to you whether you choose to take advantage of this. If you would like such a phone number recorded (land line or mobile) please write it clearly somewhere on your membership envelope.

Please make our hardworking treasurer’s job a little easier in January by enclosing the exact money for your membership subscription. Thank you.

Once again: To all our members…

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

All the best for 2015.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Last Meeting of 2014

A reminder that the last meeting of 2014 is on the 4th December at 10.30am (but don’t forget to come early for a cuppa and a chat).

To celebrate Christmas the fortnightly member’s raffle has been raised to three prizes of $50 each yet the price remains at three tickets for a mere $1. You have to be in it to win it but the chance of you winning is infinitely higher than your chance of winning Lotto. Have a go, you never know your luck.

Christmas Concert

Time, once again, for the annual Christmas Concert. It’s in Heininger Hall at 1.30pm right behind the Ribbonwood Centre on the Princes Highway. As usual there is a jolly good time on offer followed by a snack with tea and coffee as well as a monster raffle. Get there a little bit early for a good seat.

The Advertiser ran a small piece about the concert in this week’s edition of the paper.

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Dapto Seniors thanks the Advertiser for their on-going support.

The Next Meeting

Finally…

2015 First Meeting

See you all then.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Don’t Forget!

Last Meeting of 2014

The last meeting of 2014 is on 4th December 2014 at the usual time. All the usual events and the last chance to get your tickets for our Christmas Lunch.

Christmas Concert

Our Concert Group is giving their annual Christmas Concert on the 8th December in Heininger Hall at 1.30pm. Entry is a mere gold coin donation for a wonderful time, a terrific afternoon tea and a massive raffle/door prize.

Christmas Lunch

It is our Christmas Lunch on the 11th December at 11.30am for noon at Dapto Leagues Club.

Finally a Reminder:

Monday, 17 November 2014

Next Meeting–20th November 2015

The meeting starts promptly at 10.30 am

Only two more meetings left in 2015!

Don't forget to come early:

  • Buy your raffle tickets to win one of either $20 or two $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.
  • Tickets for our fantastic Christmas Lunch will be on sale, still only $15. This year the lunch is on the 11th December at Dapto Leagues Club.

Unfortunately our delegates to the CPSA Annual Conference were not able to give a report at the last meeting so it was held over until this meeting.

There will also be a short report on the last South Coast Area Council Meeting from our representative on that body.

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 Sustainable House at Mt Annan Botanical Gardens. This trip includes morning tea and a tour of the gardens,There are still a few seats left so get in quick they will go quickly.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Next Meeting–6th November 2014

The meeting starts promptly at 10.30 am

Don't forget to come early:

  • Buy your raffle tickets to win one of either $20 or two $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.

Our delegates to the CPSA Annual Conference will give us a short talk about the recent conference they attended.

During the meeting there will also 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 Sustainable House at Mt Annan Botanical Gardens. This trip includes morning tea and a tour of the gardens, get your ticket because there is usually a rush for seats. Why not join us?

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Snowy Mountains Holiday 2014

On the 26th October eighteen club members set off on their  annual spring holiday, this time to Cooma in the Snowy Mountains. What a fantastic adventure it was for everybody that took part. We stayed at the High Country Motel which had wonderful views over Cooma.

The highlight of the trip was on the Thursday when we drove down to Eden to go whale watching and were fortunate enough to see several humpback whales as they made their way down the coast to the Antarctic. Our first sighting was a female with her calf, later we came across two more pods of males and females.

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The motel food was excellent with more than enough for everyone; a buffet breakfast, hot drinks, and snack for lunch then a three course meal in the evening - at our last dinner we had a special meal of Rainbow Trout.

As well as whale watching the trip included visits to Yarrangobilly Caves, Brown Mountain, Cooma Monaro Heritage Railway, Snowy Hydro Centre, Cooma Gaol, Thredbo Village, Lake Jindabyne and much more. We even saw snow! It was great.

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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Next Meeting–23rd October 2014

The meeting starts promptly at 10.30am

Don't forget to come early:

  • Buy your raffle tickets to win one of either $20 or two $10 prizes.
  • Book a computer lesson.
  • Get your name down for one of the hit shows booking this year. Taking names for Les Miserable taking place next year – a really great show.
  • 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.

This is the last meeting before the club’s holiday so details will be given about pick up times.

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 Belgenny Farm - only $25. Still a few seats left but be quick.

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Monday, 6 October 2014

Next Meeting – 9th October 2014

The meeting starts promptly at 10.30 am

Don't forget to come early:

  • Buy your raffle tickets to win one of either $20 or two $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

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 Belgenny Farm  - only $25

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Next Meeting - 25th September 2014

Be There...

The next meeting is this coming Thursday on the 25th September. All the usual fun and games. See you there.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Fathers' Day Lunch 2014

As usual Dapto Leagues Club did us proud serving up a magnificent meal. Members had a choice of pork or beef, everybody agreed it was delicious.

Our president started off procedures in his own inimitable style, welcoming everyone to the event.

For the first time we didn't have soft drinks on the table but it didn't seem to dampen anyone's fun.

The next club lunch is in December.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Next Meeting - 11th September 2014

The meeting starts promptly at 10.30 am

Don't forget to come early:

  • Buy your raffle tickets to win one of either $20 or two $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.

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.

Fathers' Day Lunch

Don't forget that it is only just over a week to the next Fathers' Day Lunch at Dapto Leagues Club on the 18th September. Tickets will still be on sale at this meeting but it is your last chance to get one. They are still only $15.

Fathers' Day Concert

What a Success!

The Concert Group's Fathers' Day Concert played to an enthusiastic, packed house at Heininger Hall on Monday afternoon.

The show featured some great new songs but still contained all the ingredients that has made it so popular in the past; there were comedy skits, poems, a singalong, wonderful individual acts, a delicious tea and, of course, the massive raffle after the show.

If you haven't been to one of these concerts before make a note of 24th November 2014 in your diary. At 1.30pm the group will present their fantastic Christmas Concert. Don't miss it!

Want to take part?

The concert group is always on the look out for new members so if you would like to take part and have a great time while you do - come along to a meeting for details of how, when and where to join, you'll be made very welcome.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Next Meeting - 31st July 2014

The meeting starts promptly at 10.30 am

Wow! it's the third meeting in July!

Don't forget to come early:

  • Buy your raffle tickets to win one of either $20 or two $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.

Look out for an information sheet about the OPAL card it will be on the sign-in table, near the newsletter for new members and copies of the Voice. The OPAL info sheet doesn't provide all the answers but everything that is known at the moment.

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.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Birthday Lunch

Happy 52nd Birthday to Us

(Doesn't time fly?) What a great time everybody enjoyed at the club's birthday lunch!

The food was excellent; a choice of Barramundi or Chicken wrapped in Bacon followed by a desert of Pavlova or Black Forest cake. It was delicious.

Brian and Wally welcomed everybody at the door and collected their tickets for the lucky door prizes.

A very big thank you to those members who donated prizes. The prize table was packed with a terrific selection of lovely gifts. Our thanks also go to Ann and Edna who presided over the raffle after we had enjoyed our meal.

Our thanks once again to Dapto Leagues Club for putting on such a sumptuous spread.

The next lunch is our Fathers' Day Lunch which is to be held on the 18th September 2014. Tickets go on sale a couple of meetings before, don't miss out, every member is very welcome.

See you next time.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Next Meeting - 17th July 2014

The meeting starts promptly at 10.30 am

Don't forget to come early:

  • Buy your raffle tickets to win one of either $20 or two $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.

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 Bargo Dingo Sanctuary - tickets will be on sale at the meeting for only $18.

These trips fill up fast so get in early.

The Walking Group

The last walk to Thirroul was not well supported, in fact only three members turned up. It was a cool day that is for sure but the sun was shining and the walk round the township and along the beach was very rewarding. The group saw the house, Wyewurk, where D H Lawrence stayed when he wrote his novel 'Kangaroo' an interesting part of local history.

Watch out for details of further walks in the future.

 

The Birthday Lunch

Tickets are still available for the $15 birthday lunch to be held on the 24th July at Dapto Leagues Club. There will be all the usual features; massive raffle, good food and good company. The club encourages all members to attend this important occasion in our annual calendar.

See you there...

Spring Holiday

There is still room on our spring holiday to the Snowy Mountains. Dates are 26th October to 31st October and the bus will pick us up at Heininger House. The holiday includes a Whale Watching cruise at Eden. How convenient is that? Do join us. All our previous holidays have been a great success and a lot of fun.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Next Meeting - 19th June 2014

The meeting starts promptly at 10.30 am

Don't forget to come early:

  • Buy your raffle tickets to win one of either $20 or two $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.
  • Pay an instalment on our Spring Holiday.

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 Glenalvon House on the 7th July. This historic Georgian house is also the home of the historic gravestone of pioneer James Ruse. After the visit the group will adjourn to Campbelltown Catholic Club for lunch

 

Spring Holiday

There is still time to join us on the spring holiday to the Snowy Mountains. Apart from exploring the Snowy Mountains a highlight of this trip will be a visit to the coast and a whale watching cruise. The holiday is six days from 26th to the 31st October 2014, if it is anything like our previous holidays it will be a lot of fun.

If you want to take part put your name down at this meeting.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Next Meeting - 8th May 2014

The meeting starts promptly at 10.30 am

Don't forget to come early:

  • Buy your raffle tickets to win one of either $20 or two $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.

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.

Special Guest

We have a special guest at this meeting - our local Federal MP Mr Stephen Jones will address our meeting and answer your questions.

 

Mothers' Day Lunch

Don't forget that 17th May is our Mother's Day Lunch at Dapto Leagues Club. The food will be delicious and the company excellent. As usual there will be lots of lucky door prizes (don't forget to write your name on the back of your ticket).

Still only $15 for a two course meal and a lot of fun for all. Tickets are still available so get them at the meeting.

Bus Trips

The next bus trip is the Menangle Road Explorer Tour where we take a guide on board to show us the many points of interest in this historic area. Afterwards we will visit the Campbelltown Catholic Club for lunch before returning home.

Tickets will be on sale at this meeting for only $17; be early, these trips fill up quickly.

Walking Group

The last walk to explore Wollongong was a great success so Jim is working on another walk to take place on Friday, 11th July. Watch this space or listen out at a meeting for further news.

Our walkers posing on the sea front during the last walk.

Spring Holiday

There will be news about our spring holiday at the meeting. After the success of the last two holidays this one should be a cracker.

We will be staying up in the Snowy Mountains at Cooma but as well as exploring the mountain area one of the highlights of the trip will be a Whale Watching Cruise at Eden.

Dates: 26th October to the 31st October 2014.

The program is pretty packed so get your name down for this terrific 6 days of spring touring. Even better the coach will pick us up from the club right in the centre of Dapto. Does it get any better than this?

Mothers' Day Concert

On Monday 12th May at 1.30pm the talented group that is our Concert Group once again presents their Mothers' Day Concert.

There will be the funny sketches, the happy songs, the singalongs as well as a delicious afternoon tea and the massive free lucky door prize raffle.

All this for a gold coin donation at the door? You can't go wrong can you? See you there.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

What a Busy Week (or two)!

Members have just returned from the club's autumn holiday to Yarrawonga. What a wonderful week they had. The weather was perfect, the food lovely and the organisers took them to some fantastic attractions. Members even took part in an historical re-enactment; it was such fun.

Everybody had a great time.

Preparations are in hand for the club's spring holiday. Watch this space.

Explore Wollongong

The next walk will take place on 2nd May when the group will Explore Historic Wollongong.

Catch the 10:20am train at Dapto station (second carriage upstairs) to North Wollongong. The group's leader, Jim, will meet everyone at North Wollongong and explain some of the places the group will visit.

Bring a packed lunch or buy fish and chips in Belmore Basin, the choice is yours. After the success of the Kiama walk this is something not to miss. See you there.

The Next Meeting

Just a quick reminder the next club meeting is on the 8th May in the Hall as usual at 10:30 (but remember to be early for a cup of tea and a chat) - there will be a special guest present. Our Federal MP Mr Stephen Jones will address the meeting and hopefully will take questions from members.

Tickets for our Mothers' Day Lunch held in the Leagues Club will be on sale at only $15. Don't miss it.

Mothers' Day Concert

Another date for your diary - Dapto Seniors Concert Group's annual Mothers' Day Concert takes place on the 12th May at 1.30pm. There will be singing, skits and lots of fun for all. After the concert the group will serve their delicious afternoon tea followed by the monster door prize raffle - get your ticket at the door, it's free. Why not come along? everybody is welcome - all that is asked is a gold coin donation to help defray some of the expenses. Something to look forward to.

May Bus Trip

The Pots, Plants and Trains bus trip will leave from the Heininger House car park at 8:15am on the 5th May. After the last meeting there were two seats left, ring Ann to see if they are still available - you might be lucky.

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As you can see it is all go at Dapto Seniors, New members are always welcome.
Why not join us? You will be glad you did.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Our New Computer

Thanks to the federal government's Broadband for Seniors initiative our Computer Kiosk has just received a brand new Windows 8 Touch Screen computer.

It adds greatly to our ability to teach our members how to use a computer and explore the Internet. As you can see the new computer dwarf's the original NEC computers supplied several years ago but none the less they still provide a lot of good information and have been recently updated with a lot more software.

Even better if you have your own laptop you can bring it along and learn on that.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Next Meeting - 10th April 2014

The meeting starts promptly at 10.30 am

Don't forget to come early:

  • Buy your raffle tickets to win one of either $20 or two $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.
  • Report from South Coast Area Council.

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 Plants, Pots and Trains on 5th May. Tickets will be on sale at this meeting, don't miss out the bus trips are very popular.

Exploring Wollongong

The next walking group excursion will be on the 2nd May and will look at some of the interesting and historic parts of Wollongong. The group will meet in the Dapto Railway Station waiting room at about 10:10am to catch the 10.20am Wollongong train. If you are late we will be upstairs in the second carriage. Please join us, you will be made very welcome.

Annual Picnic

The club's annual picnic was held on the 30th March ant Integral Energy Park just outside Dapto. There was a terrific turn out of members to this event who enjoyed a chicken dinner, quizzes, lots of friendly company and afterwards were able to demonstrate their athletic skills with a game of Boules and throwing the rolling pin.

A great time was had by all and judging by the happy faces everybody will be back next year for the next social outing.

The winner of one of the competitions is presented with her prize by the club's President.

Some of the group enjoying the sunshine as they watched the outdoor events.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

It's Seniors' Week!

Dapto Seniors has a few events during Seniors' Week in which members of the public are invited to participate.

Carpet Bowls

Why not drop in and try carpet bowls?

  • When - Tuesday 18th March
  • Time - 8am to 11.30am
  • Where - Heininger Hall

If 8am is a bit too early don't worry, just come a little later.

Card Playing

This is a very social group always open to new members. Their game is Whist.

Don't know how to play? Don't worry they will teach you.

  • When - Wednesday 19th March
  • Time - 9.30am to 2.30pm (Bring lunch to eat at about midday)
  • Where - Laurel Room, Heininger House.

Why not come along to one of these activities and try them out? A cup of tea and biscuits are always available. Don't stay at home, get out and have fun.

Check the Wollongong Council Seniors' Week Guide for more details
Or Email: CPSA Dapto Seniors.

For more information about the many activities at Dapto Seniors simply click on the Club Activities tab at the top of this page. There is bound to be something you will enjoy.

Premier's Concert

Club members are going to the Premier's Concert at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. We understand that Leo Sayer is one of the many artists providing the entertainment.

Dapto Seniors members are keen concert and musical goers. The club takes advantage of the generous discounts available for group bookings to all the top shows. This year The Lion King, Strictly Ballroom and the return of Wicked are already booked as well as regular visits to the region's own wonderful Roo Theatre.

Why not come along to a meeting to find out what is on offer?

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Next Meeting - 13th March 2014

The meeting starts promptly at 10.30 am

Don't forget to come early:

  • Buy your raffle tickets to win one of either $20 or two $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.
  • Maureen will be selling tickets for the club's annual picnic.
  • Pick up a ticket to the Premier's Seniors Week Concert before they all go.
  • 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.

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 Jewish Museum in Sydney. Tickets will be on sale at this meeting.

Tramway Museum

There was a full bus for the club's March bus trip to the Tramway Museum at Loftus.

The group had two tram rides as well as a talk about the interesting trams in the Museum's care. Afterwards the group adjourned to the Engadine RSL for a chat and, of course, lunch.

BYO Picnic

Russell organised another picnic for Thursday 6th March. This time it was held at Cordeaux Dam where the water catchment authority maintains excellent facilities. The weather was a big improvement over the previous picnic and everybody had a really enjoyable time.

After lunch everybody ventured down to the dam wall.

Keep an ear out at a future meeting for the next event Russell organises; they are great fun.

Club Picnic

The annual club picnic is to be held on 3rd April 2014 at Integral Energy Park along Darkes Road. Maureen is organising another splendid feast for club members. Unlike the BYO picnic at the club picnic food and entertainment is supplied.

Tickets for this event will be on sale at the next meeting. Still only $10 but remember to bring cutlery, a cup and plate.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

What's the Buzz?

Theatre News

A good number of members attended the preview performance of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Roo Theatre in Shellharbour. Everybody enjoyed themselves despite the somewhat damp weather.

Our theatre visit organiser has distributed the club's tickets to the Premier's Seniors Week Concert on 19th March but she is also taking names of members who wish to go to Strictly Ballroom - The Musical (August)and the new performance of Wicked (probably November).

One of the advantages of being a member of this club is the availability of discounted theatre tickets due to group bookings. Ask Jackie at the next meeting about future shows.

BYO Picnic

Russell has organised another BYO picnic for the 6th March at Cordeaux Dam. If it is anything like the last one we had at Fitzroy Falls it will be a great day out. Bring your own food and drink, there are plenty of shelters, seats, electric BBQs and hot water available at the dam recreation facilities.

For those who have put their name down for a lift to the event remember to meet at the hall at 9.30am. Don't miss out.

Annual Picnic

Maureen has organised the club's annual picnic for 3rd April at the usual venue next to the Australian Motorlife Museum in Integral Energy Park a short distance along Darkes Road from the Kanahooka/Princes Highway roundabout. Tickets for this event will be on sale at the next meeting,it's still only $10 for a smashing meal, fun and games. Those who attended last year will remember what a great success it was. don't forget to bring your own cutlery, cup and a plate.

Kiama Walk

The walking group will have its first walk of the year in Kiama on Friday 21st March which co-incidentally is during Seniors' Week. Catch the 10.22am Kiama train at Dapto Station where Jim will be upstairs in the second carriage. Members can bring their own lunch or buy something on the walk. Should be an interesting day out.

Card Players Wanted

If you like playing cards then why not join our happy band of card players each Wednesday in the Laurel Room at the Ribbonwood Centre starting at 9.30am. Bring a packed lunch; tea and coffee is available. This is a very social group and new members are always welcome - why not try it out?

Fathers' Day Lunch

The Father's Day Lunch originally planned for 4th September has been put back a fortnight to the 18th September due to a clash of dates with another local society.

It is not a big problem for us but just remember to change the date listed on your membership card.

Our first lunch this year will be in May - keep an eye out for an announcement of when tickets go on sale.

The Next Meeting

The next regular meeting is on Thursday, 13th March at 10am - more details later.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Next Meeting - 13th February 2014

The meeting starts promptly at 10.30 am

Don't forget to come early:

  • Buy your raffle tickets to win one of three $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.

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 Tram Museum on the 3rd March. Tickets will be on sale at this meeting for only $22, we need to fill the bus for this visit. A tram ride is included in admission.

The trip to Cobbitty Winery and Warragamba Dam turned out to be a great success, The display at the Visitor's Centre was very interesting and members had to be dragged away to get to the Campbelltown Catholic Club for lunch. A good day out.

DIY Picnic

Russell has organised another picnic, this time at Cordeaux Dam on the 6th March. He will give more details at the meeting but he is taking names of people interested before the meeting. If you need a lift see Russell.

If you can't get to the meeting look at this web site for final details after the meeting.

Walking Group

Great news! it looks like we have a new leader for the walking group. More news at the meeting but the first walk will take place in Kiama on Friday, 21th March.

As usual the group will meet in the Dapto Railway Station waiting room but for this trip meet just before 10.20am to catch the Kiama train. If you are late the group will be in the second carriage. Please join them, you will be made very welcome.

Friday, 31 January 2014

Getting Back to Normal

The club activities are returning to normal after our Christmas break, the 2014 activities are under-way or being planned. Here are some of the events coming up:

Bus Trip

The first bus trip takes place on Monday, 3rd February. we are travelling to Cobbity Wines followed by something of a mystery tour of the area. It should be an interesting trip. We will eat at Campbelltown Catholic Club before returning home.

All the tickets have been sold but keep an eye out for the March trip.

DIY Picnic

After the success of our picnic at Fitzroy Falls Russell has organised a picnic at Cordeaux Dam on the 20th February 2014. For those without transport lifts will be available, more details at the next meeting.

Maureen will have news about the annual picnic very shortly, she is busily making arrangements right now. As soon as the details have been finalised she will announce it at a club meeting

Gentle Exercises for Seniors

These popular weekly classes recommence at the hall on the 13th February shortly after our next meeting. New members are always welcome to join in, keep fit while having fun.

Computer Classes

At long last computer and Internet classes will recommence on 10th February. Bring your own laptop or use our computers.

Walking Group

The walking group needs someone to lead their fortnightly walks. Doesn't have to be complicated, can you help us out?

New Members

The club is open to just about anybody who supports the aims of the CPSA. Membership is only $12 a year and the club has activities every day of the week (click on the 'Activities' tab at the top of the page). Why not just come along and try something before you join? Visitors are very welcome.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Next Meeting - 30th January 2014

The meeting starts promptly at 10.30 am

Don't forget to come early:

  • Buy your raffle tickets to win one of three $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.

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 on the 3rd February is to Cobbity Winery followed by a tour to interesting places in the area.

Monday, 6 January 2014

2014 - A New Year

Let's hope everybody had a wonderful Christmas and an enjoyable New Year.

Doesn't time fly? Nearly time for our first meeting of 2014.

Annual Membership fees are due. Still only $12 for the year.

Thursday, 16th January

The meeting starts promptly at 10.30 am

Don't forget to come early:

  • Buy your raffle tickets to win one of three $10 prizes.
  • Enjoy a tea/coffee and biscuits.
  • Have a look for a bargain on the trade table.
  • Get your name down or pay your deposit for the autumn holiday.

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

As part of this meeting we will hold the Annual General Meeting which will include the election of committee members and our annual financial report.