During June 2020 our Social Club should have been celebrating its 45th Birthday. However due to Covid 19 this wasn’t possible. Many of our members have been coming regularly for well over 25 years. During this time, long and lasting friendships have been made, with members catching up each week. To join, our membership fee is only $5-00 and is renewed on the 1st of July each year. Currently we have approximately 170 financial members on our records. They all enjoy our Social Club, with special activities provided throughout the year. Even though we are an Over 50’s Social Club, junior members are welcome. Our members range from 30 to 90 years of age.
Tuesday’s are the main ‘outing’ for our Club, where approximately 70 members gather in the Auditorium at North Leagues Services Club, Anzac Avenue, Kallangur from 9.30 a.m. until midday. Morning tea is provided. Each week the Management of North Leagues kindly donates lunch vouchers to be used as lucky door prizes for our member’s. A raffle helps with funds for our Christmas and Club Birthday Parties. Affordable cash bingo starts at 10.30 a.m. Payouts for our bingo prizes are as near the maximum allowed by the Gaming Regulations. Profits are returned to the members in the form of entertainment, free lunches and giveaways. A weekly entrance fee of $3 is payable at the door. All new visitors are welcome to attend club on three occasions before we ask them to join. North Leagues operates a courtesy bus for our club members who require transport to and from the club (within a radius). Arrangements can be made by ringing North’s reception on 3285 2733. To use this service, you must be a financial member of the North Leagues Services Club.
Apart from the wonderful sponsorship by North Leagues, we have a clubhouse called Black Duck Cottage, at No. 3 Ogg Road, Murrumba Downs (opposite the sports field). The Moreton Bay Regional Council has generously supplied us with a lease, so that we may call our little cottage home. At the cottage the following activity takes place. Cheap bingo is held on the first Thursday of each month (weeks sometimes change) with morning tea provided at 8.45 am and bingo commencing at 9.30 a.m. The bingo prizes consist of grocery items and Cole’s gift cards. The cost for this great morning out is only $5 and must be pre-paid at Club the week prior for catering purposes.
Our General and Annual General Meetings are held at North Leagues throughout the year. Our monthly newsletter advertises the activities/bus trips for the coming weeks. Please pick up a copy from the girls at the door when you visit, or one can be posted or emailed to you.
Our bus-committee organises day bus trips each month for approx. $50. These trips are usually held on a Thursday. There is at least one extended trip each year giving members a chance to enjoy a holiday with friends. These trips are always very good value for money and part payments can be made each week. A special Christmas Bus Trip is subsidised from club funds for all members. For further information on upcoming trips please contact Neil or myself. Our club is run by volunteers. The profits from all activities are used for the entertainment of all members. We hope you will enjoy your time with us, and want to return. If you need any further information, please don’t hesitate to email or call. I look forward to speaking to you soon.
Gailene Parnell – Secretary – (H) 3285 3905 (M) 0415 810 040