Friday, 9 August 2019

AGM–22nd August 2019

Yes, another year has passed and it is time for the Dapto Branch of Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association of NSW Inc to hold its AGM.

On the 22nd August we will hear the annual report from our outgoing President about the activities and achievements that the branch has enjoyed during the past year, also the Treasurer will give a full report on the branch’s audited financial position. The President will then declare all positions vacant and ask the Returning Officer to hold an election for the new branch committee.

If you haven’t nominated for a position yet it is still not too late, the branch secretary will accept nominations right up until the start of the meeting at 10.30am. You can nominate yourself for any position, all you need is two other branch members to second you so don’t be shy.

After the AGM we will continue with our normal fortnightly meeting including the draw of our terrific raffle with its $80 of cash prizes to be won each fortnight.

Our Lunch Venue

Some members have expressed a desire that in future we hold all our lunches at Kembla Grange Golf Club, indeed it is a very nice setting for such an event. Unfortunately, as our lunch organiser found out, the cost is prohibitive with the price being nearly twice that of a similar lunch at Dapto Leagues Club. Sorry Folks…

Never mind, our four lunches will still be as enjoyable as they have been in the past, in fact the next lunch is not far away - on the 13th September - tickets will be on sale at the next meeting. Still only $20 for members – do join us..

Social Day Out

We will be having another Social Day Out this year on the 11th October. Watch this space for more information very soon.

Monday, 5 August 2019

Next Meeting–8th August 2019

The meeting starts promptly at 10.30 am

Don't forget to come early:

  • Buy your raffle tickets to win a fantastic $50 cash prize with the runner up winning $20 and $10 for the third lucky winner.
  • Book a computer lesson
  • 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.

AGM

Don’t forget that the AGM is on the 22nd August 2019 so this is nearly your last opportunity to nominate for a position on the committee for 2019–2010 year.  Don’t wait to be asked; you can nominate yourself - just fill in the nomination form and ask two other members to sign it for you. Don’t be shy, your club needs you.

How to Kill A Branch

The following is a guide on how to kill a club:

  • Decline all offices and committee appointments: You're too busy - Then offer vociferous advice on how to do things.
  • Don't work: It's not your concern - Then complain because the Branch has stagnated or facilities are not ready.
  • Don't get involved: That's for the committee - Then complain about the lack of organisation.
  • Don't initiate new ideas: That requires thinking - Then play devil's advocate to those submitted by others.
  • Don't participate beyond your dues: They are too high anyway - Then complain about poor financial management.
  • Don't encourage others to become members: That's selling - Then complain about membership not growing.
  • Don't read news letters or notices: They are not important - Then complain you're never kept informed.
  • Don't volunteer your talents: That's ego fulfilling - Then complain you're never asked and never appreciated.

You may have read this & had a little laugh, but look at it in a serious light & it drives home the need for the whole membership of the branch to become involved to ensure its success, or simply its survival.

Birthday Lunch

Our 57th Birthday Lunch was a great success. Forty five members sat down to a splendid meal at Kembla Grange Golf Club –afterwards many members said how much they enjoyed themselves. Our lunch organiser deserves our congratulations, Jackie does a wonderful job.

See you at the next meeting…

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Some Important Dates.

At the meeting on the 27th June 2019 members were advised of some important dates.

Birthday Lunch

The Dapto Branch’s Birthday Lunch will take place on 1st August at Kembla Grange Golf Club. As usual members will enjoy a two course meal, good company and a massive lucky door prize draw.
The lunch is subsidised by the club and once again only costs members $20. Tickets for the lunch will go on sale at the next two meetings on the 11th and 25th July. Hope to see you there.

Annual General Meeting

The club’s AGM will take place on the 22nd August 2019. This is a little later than usual but was necessary for medical reasons. All positions will be declared vacant and members are encouraged to put their names forward for any of the important positions that keep our club running. Nomination forms will be available at the next meeting so please consider standing.

CPSA Annual Conference

The CPSA Annual Conference and AGM will take place on the 29th and 30th October 2019 at Rydges Hotel, Sydney. Dapto Seniors can send three delegates and three observers to this conference. Delegates will be elected at our AGM in August so please consider standing and representing the branch at the CPSA Annual Conference.

Next Meeting

The next meeting is on 11th July at the usual time in Heininger Hall we look forward to seeing you there – don’t forget to come early for a chat, a cup of tea, buy your raffle tickets and look at the bargains on the trade table.
New members are always welcome and there are plenty of activities during the week for members. Click on the “Club Activities” tab above for more details.

Monday, 24 June 2019

Next Meeting - 27th June 2019

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.

Friday, 29 March 2019

Next Meeting–4th April 2019

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.

There will be a short report on the Bi Annual Licensee meeting with the Ribbonwood Centre management

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.

Upcoming events

Mothers’ Day Lunch – 9th May 2019 – Tickets on sale soon. Still only $20 to members for a three course meal.

Mothers’ Day Concert – 13th May at 1.30pm - all are invited

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Next Meeting–21st February 2019

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 on the 4th March called Art and Chocolate, a trip to the wonderful Casula Powerhouse Art Centre and the Darrell Lea Chocolate factory outlet. Only $15 - get your ticket now.

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Next Meeting–7th February 2019

The meeting starts at 10.30am

…but be there early for a chat, a cup of tea, a biscuit or two, time to buy a raffle ticket (over $80 in cash given away at each meeting) and browse the trade table.

We are back in harness so our meetings are now held every fortnight. Most of our groups are meeting on their usual days, at their usual times and in their usual venues. There is something happening every day of the week.

>>Click here for more details about our groups<<

Membership Fee is now due:

Membership is by calendar year so all memberships are now due. Envelopes/applications are available from Jackie - please have the correct money it makes life so much easier. Membership is still only $15 for the year you save that much by attending a couple of our wonderful subsidised lunches – we hold four each year at Dapto Leagues Club.

See you at the next meeting…

Monday, 21 January 2019

Back in Action

First Meeting of 2019

24th January 2019

Yes, it is time! The club’s first meeting is this Thursday…

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.

2019 Membership Fee is Due

Membership fees are due (unless you are a new member who joined after September 2018)

Annual Membership Fees for 2019 are still only $15, Envelopes are available before the meeting. Please make the Membership Coordinator’s job a little easier by bringing the correct money and filling out the details on the envelope. She will thank you for it.

See you there…