Thursday 23 February 2012

1st March Meeting

At 10am, before the start of our normal fortnightly meeting a representative of the guard's union will make a short presentation about the union's fears regarding the removal of guards from passenger trains on the CityRail Network. This talk was due to take place at an earlier meeting but was unfortunately postponed.

Bus Trip:

Also prior to the meeting bus tickets for our trip to Flemington Market on the 25th March will go on sale. These tickets are only $10 each and the bus fills up quickly so make sure you buy them early.

Computer Tuition:

There is a vacancy for computer tuition on Monday morning; if you are interested book it before it goes.

As Usual:

Naturally all the usual goodies such as a cup of tea, biscuits, raffle tickets and the trade table will be available before the meeting. For those that don't know the raffle tickets are only 3 for $1 with three prizes of $10 in cash for the lucky winners.

Come and support your club. If you are new to the area then you are more than welcome to come along and find out about the many regular activities the club provides. Be sure to check the 'Activities' page for more details.

Club Members in the News

A couple of club members have been in the news recently.

Joyce Webb appeared in 'The Senior' newspaper receiving her Life Membership at the Christmas Lunch held in December last year. Joyce has performed many roles with the club over the years but is currently the welfare officer keeping an eye on our sick members making sure they are not forgotten.

For 17 years Jackie Gibson was the club's secretary. She recently appeared in The Advertiser receiving a bouquet of flowers and a well deserved Certificate of Appreciation from grateful members. All the good work she had performed for club members over nearly two decades will be appreciated for years to come. Jackie will continue serving the club as assistant secretary.

Sunday 19 February 2012

24th February - Walking Group

The next walk on the Friday 24th February is a new one made possible by the inclusion of the light rail in the Pensioner Excursion ticket.

The Dapto Seniors' walking group will catch the light rail at Central Railway Station after a short morning tea break and travel to the Rozelle Bay Tram Stop.

We will follow the route outlined below enjoying the views of the bay and the ANZAC Bridge as we make our way to finish at either the Wentworth Park or the Fish Market tram stop. A decision about this will be made on the day. You can bring your own lunch or purchase something along the way (perhaps at the fish markets?).

The distance of the walk is about 3 Km.

View Rozelle to Wentworth Park in a larger map

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.

Thursday 2 February 2012

10th February - Walking Group

The next walk on the 10th February is an old favourite walking from Watsons Bay to South Head with a short additional stroll over to the Gap and the Dunbar memorial.

We will get a ferry from Circular Quay to Watsons Bay and return either by ferry or bus depending on circumstances. Food is available at Watsons Bay (for example Doyle's famous fish and chips) or you can take your own lunch.

As usual the group will meet at Dapto Railway Station waiting room at 7.40am to catch the 7.55 Sydney train.

View Watson's Bay to South Head in a larger map

The walk on the 24th February will be along the shores of Rozelle and Blackwattle Bay. Look out for more details nearer the date.