Sunday 16 December 2012

Oh! What Fun We Had...

Christmas Lunch 2012

Once again the club celebrated Christmas in fine style. Over 110 members attended the annual Christmas Lunch at Dapto Leagues Club.

When they arrived members were handed a chocolate Father Christmas courtesy of our President and they put their ticket in the barrel for the monster raffle. All the tables were beautifully trimmed with decorations kindly supplied by the Club.

While members settled into their places there was plenty of time for talk as they reflected on the club's successful 50th Anniversary Year and the room buzzed with chatter until the girls started to serve the Christmas meal. It was a choice of roast chicken or loin of pork followed by a desert of trifle or Pavlova, now the room was almost silent as members enjoyed their feast.

A New Life Member

Following the meal there was a short presentation of Branch Life Membership to one of our past presidents, a man who had served in that role for 5 years. He joined CPSA Dapto Seniors in 1991 and had devoted much time and effort in the service of our club. A well deserved award.


A Generous Gift

Following this short ceremony the leader/organiser of the popular craft group delighted the company by presenting the club with a cheque for $500 which they had collected from the sale of the beautiful articles they had made during the year. Our President gratefully accepted this generous gift from our lovely ladies.



Now it was time for our raffle, in fact, two raffles; first the craft group drew the winners of the wonderful quilts they had made. Then it was time for the main event; this year there were so many prizes just about everybody went home with a gift. A big thank you to all the people who donated prizes.

A Very Special Visitor

Guess who called in during the raffle? It was Father Christmas! Not only did he wander round dispensing Christmas cheer he also stayed on for members to have their photograph taken with Santa as a happy way of remembering the final club event for 2012.

At the end of proceedings people seemed almost reluctant to go home but never fear, next year there will be more lunches and lots more fun. See you then...


Remember... our next meeting and AGM is on the 17th January 2013.
Usual time - usual place.

Farewell 2012 - Welcome 2013

Saturday 8 December 2012

Christmas Lunch - 13th December

Don't Forget

The club's last activity for 2012:

Christmas Lunch
Dapto Leagues Club
Sinclair Room
11.30am for Noon

Over 100 members will be there, all the usual fun; a great meal, massive raffle and good company.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Next Meeting - 6th December

It's the Last Meeting for 2012

As usual this meeting will held in the hall at Heininger House behind the Ribbonwood Centre on the highway in Dapto. There is plenty of parking at the hall or the Ribbonwood Centre. Don't forget to come early:

  • Buy your raffle tickets to win one of three $10 prizes.
  • 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.
  • Pick up an envelope for next year's membership. Membership is still only $12 a year.
  • This is the last opportunity for you to get a ticket for this year's Christmas Lunch on the 13th December. Do come; it is great fun with good company.
  • ...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 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.

Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday.

A note for your diary...

The first club meeting next year is on 17th January 2013. Remember to take an envelope at this meeting for next year's membership.