Monday 25 November 2013

Christmas Concert Success

It's a Hit!

Dapto Seniors Concert Group is proving to be a hit with local residents. The Christmas concert was packed when 160 people turned up to enjoy the group's Christmas Concert.

The hall resounded with the sound of applause and calls for more after every number while the singalong nearly lifted the roof off.

Afterwards the audience enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea and many went home with one of the dozens of lucky door prizes.

It was a terrific afternoon out. The members of the concert group enjoyed presenting the concert as much as the audience enjoyed the afternoon of songs and sketches.

If you want to take part in this or any of our activities just drop into one of our meetings or pick up a brochure from the Ribbonwood Centre. Membership is still only $12 a year.

Sunday 17 November 2013

Upcoming Events

Only Two More Meetings!

There are only two more meetings before our Christmas break but we also have two more functions left to enjoy as well.

The final meeting dates for 2013 are:

  • 21st November 2013
  • 5th December 2013

Places are still available on the 2014 Autumn holiday to Yarrawonga so get your name down now. A $100 deposit is required by the last meeting. details will be available at the meetings.

The Christmas Concert

Come along to our final concert this year. It is held on the 25th November at 1.30pm in the hall. Always great entertainment, dozens of lucky door prizes and a scrumptious tea.

Christmas Lunch

It is not long until our Christmas Lunch at Dapto Leagues Club. All members are encouraged to attend and it is still only $15 for a lovely lunch, good company, a free raffle and good company. You'd be silly to miss out wouldn't you?

Note the date: 12th December at 11.30 for Noon. Tickets on sale at the next two meetings.

A Date for your Diary

The club's first meeting of 2014 is on Thursday, 16th January at the usual time of 10.30am (but naturally come early).

Some of the groups start well before this date so check with your organiser.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thursday 14 November 2013

In the Media

The Illawarra Mercury

Our President made a half page splash as he helped the Ribbonwood Centre with publicity for their Giant Garage sale in October.

If you click on the image above you get a full size version.

Dapto Seniors on "Legally Brown"

During 2013 Seniors Week a SBS camera crew and Australian comedian Nazeem Hussain came down to film around the Dapto area. Dapto Seniors' bowlers took part (very briefly - blink and you will miss them) but they had a lot of fun.


Monday 11 November 2013

News from the Front.

A New Life Member

At the 7th November meeting the club's President was very happy to present an Association Life Membership to one of our long standing members.

Jim was the club's well respected Treasurer for ten years and still serves on the committee as a trustee. A well deserved award.

Walking Group

On Friday 1st November members of the walking group caught the train to Sydney to visit "Sculpture by the Sea" at Bondi. After alighting from the train at Martin Place the group caught a bus all the way to Bondi Beach where they spent some time exploring all the wonderful sculptures.

Having seen all the exhibits at Bondi and Tamarama the group walked to Bronte where they had lunch in the park before catching a bus to Central Station and the trip home. The weather was perfect so it was a fascinating day out.

The walking group needs a new leader, please volunteer to keep this popular group going.

November Bus Trip

On the Monday following the walking group's trip to Bondi the club's monthly bus trip visited Chinoiserie Gardens near Mittagong. What a wonderful garden it proved to be, as you can gather from their name they had an evident Chinese influence.

After a good look round the gardens some members took the opportunity to buy plants on sale in the garden nursery before setting off to Mittagong RSL for lunch and a chat. As usual it was a great day out.