As the only Branch in the Gladstone area, we attract members from neighbouring areas including Calliope, Boyne Island, Tannum Sands and Miriam Vale, while some members travel from even further afield to participate in our gatherings. We extend a warm welcome to visitors, and experience has shown that these visitors soon become new and lifelong members.\nWe endeavour to be a social gathering where people 50+ can meet, enjoy themselves and make new friends. After the meeting formalities, we break for morning tea to enjoy the fellowship of others before we welcome a guest speaker. There are usually several raffles and a chance to sign-up for our various activities which include national and international holidays, excursions to local and district points of interest, and theatre visits. Join us at our next meeting and experience for yourself the unique experience of mixing with mature, well-travelled and family oriented people who make up our membership. Indeed, several of our members are also very active in Gladstone community life and can point you in those directions. Fee for the morning is a very reasonable $2.00 to cover the cost of morning tea.\nFor more information contact Terry (President) on 0418 185 380, or Larney (Secretary) on 0400 610 277. Also, you can email us at email@example.com .
Memory Lane - Activities previously enjoyed by Gladstone National Seniors Group
Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Festival - 6-9 March 2020
2019 Christmas Dinner at Yaralla Sports Club - 29 November 2019
Muriel's Wedding at the Lyric Theatre Brisbane - 8-10 October 2019
Spring Morning Tea at the Gladstone Botanic Gardens - 10 September 2019
Fern's Hideaway for Christmas in July Trip - 19 July 2019
Capricorn Caves Trip - 30 April 2019
Emu Park, Yeppoon and Rockhampton Trip - 5 March 2019
Planning for 2021 Activities
We've ALL had a difficult year but the future looks brighter.
Restrictions are easing - a little late for our famous Christmas Dinner, but we are planning to have a function in the New Year to make up for it.
Some of the Activities in the planning for next year include:
Gympie, 3 days 2 nights includes The Mary Rattler.
Biloela Silo - Heritage Park, Greycliffe Homestead, Rockhampton Mt Archer Skywalk, maybe Dreamtime, Kilburnie Homestead near Jambin.
Lyric Theatre Brisbane - watch this space
Imperial Station, Mary Briggs, Fingerboard Road, then to Agnes Water and 1770.
The New Gladstone Maritime Museum should be open by Easter 2021, followed maybe by a BBQ at East Shores.
Other ideas welcome - Pauline will cherish all submissions.
Confirmed 2021 Activities
GLADSTONE BRANCH 25th BIRTHDAY LUNCH
The next meeting in April IS our 25th birthday and we will be having a special lunch. This will cost members $10.00 with the club subsidizing the remaining $15.00 p.p.
GYMPIE TRIP- 29, 30 April, 1 May 2021.
Your itineraries are ready today (April 2021 Meeting) and if anyone has any questions, please see me after the meeting - Pauline.
MARITIME MUSEUM - Tuesday 25 May 2021 - 9am. Cost $5.00. We can meet there from 9am and 50 people are allowed in the museum at a time. The cost for Seniors is usually $10.00 so they are giving us a good discount. It isn’t possible to tour the HMAS Gladstone with so many COVID-19 restrictions.
PORT OF GLADSTONE HARBOUR TOUR (Coffee Cruise)
Sunday 20 June.
More information May 21 meeting.
WEST SIDE STORY, Lyric Theatre, Brisbane. 3, 4,and 5 August 2021.
Raymond has reserved seats for the matinee on 4 August.
I have a sheet ready for expressions of interest.
Any questions see me after our meeting.
Gladstone Branch Christmas Dinner 18th November 2021 at Yaralla.