Wednesday 29 August 2012

30th August 2012 - The Next Meeting

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.
  • Get your name down for one of the hit shows booking this year.
  • Have a look for a bargain on the trade table.
  • Pick up a free copy of The Senior Newspaper and/or The Voice when they are available.
  • Tickets will be on sale for our Fathers' Day lunch in September only $15 for an excellent meal.
  • ...and most importantly - have a cup of tea/coffee, biscuits and make new friends or chat with your old ones.

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 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.

Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday.

The Advertiser Report

The local free paper attended our Birthday Lunch and wrote a very nice piece about it.

Saturday 25 August 2012

Wow! What fun we had...

The Club's 50th Anniversary Lunch

Dapto Seniors' 50th Anniversary Birthday Lunch was a great success. Held at Dapto Leagues Club exactly 50 years to the day after the granting of the club's charter the lunch was organised, as always, by our Assistant Secretary who ensured that the event ran smoothly. Not only that... the food was excellent and the raffle was magnificent. Over 100 members attended.

His Worship, the Lord Mayor of Wollongong, Gordon Bradbery joined the members and entertained us with a most amusing speech about some of the pitfalls of being a minister and a politician. Mr Bradbery earlier spent some considerable time mingling with members.

One member was awarded branch life membership for her tireless service to the club over more than 20 years. Such an active member is an inspiration to us all and, after the short presentation ceremony, she was asked to cut the beautiful birthday cake.

The birthday lunch turned out to be a very fitting occasion to celebrate our 50th Anniversary, something the committee hopes members will remember for some time to come.

Every member who attended this very special lunch received a gold envelope containing souvenirs of the event including a commemorative pen and a copy of the original charter.

Sunday 19 August 2012

50th Anniversary Lunch

23rd August 2012

The annual Birthday Lunch has a special significance this year - it is to be held 50 years to the day since the Dapto Seniors Club was formed in 1962.

The lunch will be held in the Sinclair Rooms upstairs in Dapto Leagues Club at 11.30am (for noon), over 100 club members have confirmed their attendance and Wollongong's Lord Mayor, Mr Gordon Bradbery will be in attendance.

The club was granted its charter on the 23rd August 1962.

Who could have imagined then that the club would prosper so well for so long? The committee is looking forward to seeing so many members at this very special occasion.

Thursday 16 August 2012

Vale, Ernest Webb

Such Sad News

Long time and much respected member Ernest Webb passed away on the 10th August 2012. Ernest was the dear husband of our welfare officer Joyce Webb, she needs our support at this sad time.

A mass will be held on Friday 17th August 2012 in St Mary's Church, Berkeley at 10.30am. (Click on picture below for full details)

Goodbye Ernest, you are missed

Wednesday 15 August 2012

Next Meeting - 16th August

Fortnightly Meeting

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

Get there early:

  • From 9.30am Australian Hearing will have a set up in the Laurel Room where they can test your hearing and give advice on hearing problems.
  • Tickets are still available for the 23rd August Birthday Lunch - only $15. It will be an event to remember so make sure you are there.
  • 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...

Wednesday 8 August 2012

New Graffiti Campaign

Anti-Graffiti Trailer operating soon

Dapto Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce join forces

There are new phone numbers available for the reporting of graffiti in Dapto. Ring them to report any new graffiti in our town, let's keep the place looking nice.

The Rotary Club and the Dapto Chamber of Commerce with the help of local businesses have managed to raise the funds needed to build and operate a graffiti removal trailer which will clean up our town but YOU need to report graffiti for it to be removed. The trailer will be out on the streets soon.

Let's hope this campaign is successful in making Dapto and even better place to live in.

Sunday 5 August 2012


Better Late than Never

Remember in an earlier blog the picnic held in March? This article appeared in the latest issue of South Coast Senior Lifestyle. It revisits the great picnic held at the motor museum.