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.


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.