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Yarra Ranges

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    Lillydale Lake Community Room, Lilydale Lake Road, Lilydale

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    Second Monday of the month at 7pm

About our branch

A warm welcome to Yarra Ranges Branch of the NSA. (covering approximately the Yarra Ranges Council Map area of the Yarra Ranges and Yarra Valley). We are a friendly, inclusive and active Branch of over 50s with a voice to Government.

Guests and visitors are most welcome to join us at any of our - Meetings (held on the 2nd Monday of the month) at the Lillydale Lake Community Room, Lilydale Lake Road, Lilydale. Our Guest Speakers are interesting, informative and cover many subjects.

Also we are involved in many Activities - 'Out & About', 'Dining Out', Saturday Walks and a variety of Entertainment (Morning Melodies, live theatre, live musicals theatre, films etc).

This Branch was first formed in 2006 and has during this time supported a variety of charities to improve the welfare of the community.


Saturday Walks - Lillydale Lake

Lunch at ‘Groove Train’

Lunch – ‘Noojee Hotel’

Saturday Walks - Mooroolbark

Musicals - 'Chicago' -


Happy Birthdays and Congratulations to

9th July - Trevor

27th July - John K

6th August - Connie

15th August - Chris

17th August - Ruth

18th August - Colin

24th August - Alan

27th August - Julia

31st August - Dorne

We would like to celebrate your day! Don’t forget to email / phone your birthday & month to Lyn

Our Presidents Report

Hi Members,

Another two months have gone. Some members have been dealt the Covid virus including myself, fortunately all have recovered.

My apologies to all who attended the monthly meeting in June at the new venue the Lilydale Lake Community Room. Unfortunately, my swipe card was past its expiry date and expired and we were unable to gain access to the room. Lilydale Court House and were able to hold the meeting there. Thanks to Lorraine who also had her 80th Birthday on Sunday – Congratulations!

Thanks to Ross who gave us a very interesting talk of his experiences he encountered during his volunteer work as a Bail Justice and Justice of the Peace.

Next Meeting –‘Dinner Meeting’ at The Crown Hotel.

Happy Reading


from the July/August edition of the 'Yarra Ranges Grapevine'

Notice of our AGM


Notice is posted of our AGM to be held on Monday 12 September 2022 at the Lilydale Lake Community Room 435A Swansea Road Lilydale.

A Nomination Form is sent as a separate attachment with this ‘Grapevine’ Newsletter. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please complete and return to the Secretary by the August Branch Meeting (if possible). This will help speed up the process at the AGM. Thank you for your consideration.

7 PM thru 9:30 PM

Have You Heard the News??

An OAM (Order of Australia Medal) has been granted to one of the children for ‘Early Childhood Learning’ Lorraine and Huey proudly showed us the notice in the Newspaper of their daughter Leanne’s OAM who has worked for many years at an Early Childhood Centre in Blackburn. Congratulations Leanne!!

Membership Renewals & Joining Members

Please ensure you use the ‘Yarra Ranges NSA Application Forms’ at the end of our ‘Grapevine’ News Letter (downloadable from this Website) and then give it to the Branch Secretary(Lyn). By using our form this informs NSA that you are a member of this Branch. The Branch receives an annual payment for your Membership.

NOTE regarding changes to your participation in events you have agreed to attend.

Everyone needs to please text or email Chris with any changes they want to make after they have put their name down for an Outing / Dining / Morning Melodies. Also, if you put your name down for an Outing / Dining / Morning Melodies please make sure you put it in your diary, so you don’t overlook or forget that you have made a commitment.

Photo Gallery

Yarra Ranges branch of NSA meet on the 2nd Monday of the month at the 'Lillydale Lake Community Room' 435a Swansea Road, Lilydale. 

3  times a year we have a Dinner Meeting  at various venues instead of attending the Centre. Please refer to our Grapevine
To find out more about St Andrews Beach Brewery, read all about it in the March & April 2021 'Grapevine' Newsletter.
Some of our members & friends attended Christmas Lunch.
Read all about it in January & February 2021 'Grapevine'
A break from lock-down allowed members  to get away to Castlemaine
Terracotta Warriors -  read all about it in our November - December 2019 newsletter
A Motley Crew, abroad in regional Victoria trying to purchase a Silo or two of wheat.
Read the story of this excursion in the July - August 2019 copy of  our Newsletter.
Classy Glassy lake in our backyard.
Walking along the Yarra River at Warrandyte after our Fish'n'Chips by the Yarra.
It was a perfect evening.
Sunrise over our 'Yarra Ranges' 
Branch area.
It was a great evening at the Lilydale Bowling Club.
Please refer to our 'Yarra Grapevine' Newsletter March - April edition  for more details.
What a great day's outing!
Check out our write up in the Yarra Ranges Grapevine May - June 2019 Newsletter.
Yarra Ranges NSA members visiting Cottage by The Sea.



July and August 2022

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May & June 2022

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March & April 2022

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January & February 2022

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November & December 2021

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September & October 2021

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