Friday 30 November 2018

Christmas Concert Success

26th November 2018

The Dapto Seniors’ Concert Group held their popular Christmas Concert at the end of November to an audience that packed Heininger Hall.

Dapto Seniors Christmas Concert

Everybody enjoyed the concert immensely - one of the sketches nearly brought the house down.

Dapto Seniors Christmas Concert

The choir was on song:

Dapto Seniors Christmas Concert

Afterwards there was the usual snack and Lucky Door prize draw.

Dapto Seniors Christmas ConcertDapto Seniors Christmas Concert

A great time was had by all.

Dapto Seniors Christmas Concert

Keep an eye out for our concerts in 2019. They will be a lot of fun.

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The Concert Group is just one of the many activities held at CPSA Dapto Seniors every day of the week – To find out more <<<Click Here>>>

Why not join us? Look out for an announcement about next year’s first meeting.

(Don’t forget to click on the photos for a larger version)

Monday 19 November 2018

Christmas Concert

26th November 2018

Once again it is nearly time for Dapto Seniors' Concert Group to present their joyous Christmas Concert. Why not come along and be entertained by our wonderful performers?

As well as some great entertainment including sketches and a singalong with your favourite songs the group will provide visitors with a delicious tea followed by a giant draw with wonderful prizes. These concerts have been a regular community feature for many years and are attended by people from all over the local area.

Entry is by a very modest gold coin donation.

Everybody is welcome so come along and have a very enjoyable afternoon, you will have a lot of fun and you never know, you might be one of the many happy door prize winners - everybody receives a lucky ticket at the door.

Date: Monday, 26th November
Time: 1.30pm
Place: Heininger Hall, Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto

Next Meeting – 29th November 2018

The meeting starts promptly at 10.30 am

Don't forget to come early:

  • Buy your raffle tickets to win a massive $50 with the runner up winning $20 and $10 for the third lucky winner.
  • 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.

Christmas Lunch

This meeting is your last opportunity to buy your ticket to the Christmas Lunch at Dapto Leagues Club on the 14th December (NB: this is a Friday). Tickets are on sale for $20 so get yours now.

If you can please bring a prize toward our lucky door prize, it is lovely if everyone goes home with something.

Farewell 2018

There are only two meetings until the club breaks up for its Christmas holiday with meetings on 29th November and the 13th December.

Hello 2019

The first meeting of 2019 is on the 24th January 2019 when your membership fee of $15 becomes due - please try to arrive with the exact money so that our Membership Co-Ordinator has a slightly easier life, it will be much appreciated.

Friday 2 November 2018

CPSA Annual Conference 2018

The Dapto Team

Dapto Seniors Delegates

The afternoon before the conference the Dapto delegates and observers took the train to Sydney to book in at our accommodation. Afterwards we assembled at the nearby Great Southern Hotel for light refreshments and, for some, an evening meal.

During the evening we were joined by the members of the ABC Classic FM staff from all over the state in town for fun and frolics (one of whom kindly took this photo).

The CPSA Conference

On the following morning our delegates arrived at the conference venue bright eyed and bushy tailed to sign in at 8.30am.

Early on the first day they were very proud to witness a member of Dapto Seniors being presented with a well deserved Association Life Membership. The presentation was made by Dr Michael Wynne, a guest speaker.

Presentation of Association Life MembershipPresentation of Association Life Membership

The conference takes place over two days and frankly is shambolic,  it was very hard to hear or understand the Chairperson (our table was near the back as usual) and the proceedings certainly made our club meetings look very slick and well managed. However we muddled through and it has to be said the provided food was fine.

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Our President once again gave his Bush Telegraph report about the activities at Dapto Branch of the CPSA including information about our craft group making laundry bags for the Defence Force  (Hero Quilts and Laundry Bags), he also mentioned our many weekly activities, this web site, our history and our brochure. He also gave a report on the activities of the South Coast Area Council.

The Guest Speakers

This year all the guest speakers were very good though, at times, it was hard to hear what they were saying or see the slides on the screen. Head Office is going to send out copies of the slides in the near future.

“Is Aged Care a failed system and what can we do about it?”
Presented by Dr Michael Wynne from Aged Care Crisis

“Why are energy prices so high?”
Presented by Thea Bray; Project Officer for Energy and Water within the Public Interest Advocacy Centre.

“Financial rights and vulnerabilities”
Presented by Diana Bernard from Seniors Rights Service


At our next branch meeting on 15th November our President will make a full report about the conference and the ‘goings on’.