Thursday 12 February 2015

A Gift of History

At the club meeting held today, 12th February 2015, long time club member and local identity, Mr Fred Moore, presented the club with a book containing 180 newsletters published by the club between 1987 and 1995. The newsletters detail the events and people that were an integral part of this club up to 30 years ago.

The gift was proudly accepted by the club’s President, Mr Brian Green, and will become a permanent part of the club’s fascinating library of memorabilia from its illustrious past.

1502 Heininger House Book Cover Fred Moore

Tuesday 10 February 2015

Next Meeting–12th February 2015

The meeting starts promptly at 10.30 am

Don't forget to come early:
  • Buy your raffle tickets to win one of either $20 or two $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.
  • Find out about our many activities that you can join in, there is something on everyday of the week.
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.

Birthday Book

Don’t forget we have a new birthday book (and anniversaries too), please write your name in the appropriate place for a mention at the meeting.

Bus Trips

The next bus trip is an exciting  Mystery Trip on 3rd March. Only $12

Friday 6 February 2015

The First Bus Trip of 2015

The club’s first monthly bus trip for 2015 took place on the 2nd of February. To start the year off on a high note the bus visited the fascinating Norman Lindsay Museum and Gallery at Faulconbridge in the Blue Mountains.

150202 027 Norman Lindsay Museum and Gallery

The bus, with 20 members on board, left our Dapto headquarters at 8.15am for a visit to this old sandstone cottage once lived in by the artist and his muse, his wife, Rose from 1912 until his death in 1969. Here he produced many of his most famous works including the book “The Magic Pudding”.

150202 001 Norman Lindsay Museum and Gallery

On arrival the group was given a brief talk by one of the staff about Lindsay, his work and the history of the house and grounds.

150202 006 Norman Lindsay Museum and Gallery

Afterwards everyone was free to explore and enjoy the permanent exhibition of his work as well as the painting and etching studios. How interesting it all was.

150202 011 Norman Lindsay Museum and Gallery

Once the group had seen all there was to see the bus drove down the mountain to Penrith Panthers Leagues Club for lunch and a chance to chat about the day’s events. It was a most satisfactory start to the year’s program of trips. It was a visit enjoyed by all who took part.

The next bus trip is a Mystery Tour on the 2nd March. Make sure you get your ticket for the next trip in plenty of time, tickets will be on sale at the next meeting for a mere $12 for the day’s outing. We are limited to 20 seats so it is a question of first in, best dressed.