Wednesday 9 October 2013

What's Happening?


Nearly 20 members took part in a picnic at Fitzroy Falls on 3rd October 2013. This was not our regular subsidised picnic but an extra BYO event.

Unfortunately the weather was not the best and at one stage it looked like being called off but the weather improved slightly and the picnic area was under cover so it ended up being an enjoyable day out.

After eating lunch the weather cleared so many members decided to walk to the falls and the viewing platforms. What had looked like being a wash out turned into a memorable day - so much so that it looks like the experiment will be repeated next month. More details at a future meeting.

A big 'Thanks' to all the people who gave a lift to those members without transport.

Next Meeting - 10th October 2013

Don't forget to come early:

  • Buy your raffle tickets to win one of three $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.

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 Parklea and Flemington Markets there are a few seats left so get a ticket before the meeting. It is only $10 to go on this fantastic trip.

Remember the market trips are on a Sunday.

Chinoiserie Gardens

The November bus trip tickets go on sale at the next meeting too due to the overlap in dates. The tickets are only $15 which includes the bus and garden entry.

Chinoiserie is a very colourful plant collector's garden which will bring much pleasure to all those who visit. It features many rare and unusual plants. This garden (1.25 acres.) features a spring time display of over 100 varieties of peonies - Chinese, Japanese, European and American Tree Peonies and herbaceous borders which flower from spring through to late autumn.

Club Annual Holiday

The club's spring holiday to Moree leaves on Sunday 13th October. We meet at 6am outside the hall. Twenty five members are going so it should be a good trip.

Gentle Exercises for Seniors

Everybody knows exercise is good for you - the exercise group meets every Thursday at 12.30pm to take part in exercises under a professional tutor. All members are welcome to join, the first session is free and thereafter a mere $3 to cover the cost of the tutor.

Why not try it? Just turn up next Thursday in the hall.