by Julie Baldwin
Hello and welcome to the October Edition. I can’t quite believe I’m writing this as the months have passed by so fast. It will soon be time for families to start their Christmas plans, shopping etc.
In September, we were so happy to be able to meet up again for the first time since March. We held our Branch Meeting which was followed by the AGM. New office bearers were elected for those rotating off the Management Committee. I have had the pleasure of being Secretary for the past eight of our nine years and was given lovely gifts in appreciation. I will continue on as a volunteer, of course, and welcome the new committee and wish them well for the years ahead.
We were able to celebrate our 9th birthday at the September meeting and, of course, there was cake. Double figures next year.
Plans are already well underway for trips, lunches and other functions leading up to our final event Christmas Lunch. It’s a busy time for the new committee.
As members, we are very grateful for the incredible advocacy work of Head Office of National Seniors Australia. Check the website for National Seniors; a well respected Australia wide not-for-profit organisation. When you turn 50 you can join National Seniors which also has amazing member benefits including a car buying service on new and used cars, second to none with many very satisfied customers. Join and your yearly membership is less than a cup of coffee a month. Call 1300 765 050 or 3233 9198.
Remember: “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” — Helen Keller
To our members who are unwell or recovering from surgery, our best wishes for a return to good health.
Our Branch members are extremely grateful for the ongoing support from Forest Lake One Community and the Heritage Bank. Our Branch Bank Account is held at the Forest Lake Branch of Heritage Bank where we receive excellent service.
Thank you to Susannah, The Lake News, for the amazing support given to groups in the Forest Lake Ward and beyond. All members of our community please stay well and stay safe.
Check out our Branch website www.forestlakenationalseniors.org.au/ and our Facebook page, Forest Lake Branch National Seniors Australia Group.
For further information about our Branch please contact Julie 3278 7274 or Peter 3372 9432.
To read more National Seniors Forest Lake Branch articles, go here.