Gladstone


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    Yaralla Sports Club, O'Connell Street, Barney Point

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    Third Tuesday of the month (except December) at 9am for 9.45am start.

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About our branch


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 nsagladstonebranch@gmail.com .


Events


Townsville Trip planned for August 2021


Activities


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

National Seniors Gladstone Branch meet 3rd Tuesday of each Month except December

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.

National Seniors Gladstone Branch meet 3rd Tuesday of each Month except December

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.

Pauline

National Seniors Gladstone Branch meet 3rd Tuesday of each Month except December

Photo Gallery


Lunch at Nanango RSL.

During our trip we ate at 3 RSL's.
Lunch at Nanango RSL.
Dinner at Stanthorpe RSL.
Lunch at Kingaroy RSL.
Eating is a social break between activities,
Or are activities  a break between eat times,
You decide.
Clocks, Clocks, Clocks at the Black Forest Hill Cuckoo Clock Centre just outside Toowoomba,
And a water wheel.
Queen Mary Falls are very close to the QLD/NSW border.
At the lookout.
Queen Mary Falls.
Next stop - 
Kent Saddlery - WOW -
What an experience.
Factory Tour.
Learning a few leather trade tricks.
The Apple and Grape Parade.
Apple and Grape mascots.
What a great parade.
Everyone from near and far got into the act.
Potty People.
Parade Fashion.
Every community in the area has a fire truck.
And they all came to the parade.
Well done Fireies.

Many Thanks for your help during the recent fire crisis.
How do they do that?
The Old,
And the New were there.
Amiens History Association.
Parading an old car is a must.
But showing off an old tractor is mandatory.
Is that black car a Holden?
Yes, old trucks made it to the parade as well.
Sutton's!
You can't go to Stanthorpe without sampling Sutton's juices and apple pies.
A sampling table at Suttons.
What type of apple is that?
A slice of apple pie was included.
And a huge slice it was too.
Hmmm! that was good, what about a coffee to wash it down.
Choosing a take home was tough.
Law Dogs Australia and Truffles Discovery Centre.
Luckily, we were locked out of the demonstration area.
Some people just couldn't help themselves -
I wonder who?
Truffle -
Now just what is a truffle?
And where in the world are they grown.
After our Law Dogs experience we had lunch at JamWorks.

Of course there was more sampling to be done.
Girraween National Park.

Some of us did the long walk, others did the short walk, and some didn't walk at all.
Well, it was just after lunch.
Heading out on one of the walks.
A photo opportunity.
After Girraween, we found ourselves at Ballandean Wines... for a late afternoon wine tasting, etc.
Dinner at the Coachman Inn Warwick? 
or was it Breakfast?

We stayed 3 nights at the Coachman Inn in Warwick.
On our way home we stopped off at
the Cobb and Co Museum in Toowoomba.
Luckily for us our transport has rubber tyres and a few more horses.
What a great trip! Many thanks must go to Paulene (Activities Officer), Raymond (Departure Point Travel), and Rod (Coach Professional).

Newsletters


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April 2021

A Gladstone Branch 25th Anniversary Special

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March 2021

March highlights - Our Easter Bonnet Parade and Saint Patrick's Day celebrations

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February 2021

February already, but it looks like a busy year is being planned for us.

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January 2021

Welcome and I mean WELCOME to 2021

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November 2020

Meetings with restrictions continue - 1st 2021 meeting is planned for Tuesday 19-01-2021.

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October 2020

Meetings (with restrictions) recommenced September. AGM held at October meeting.