27th June, 2017: Today we celebrated our 20th Birthday as a Branch of National Seniors Australia. What an achievement, and still going strong with much planned for the future of our members. CEO National Seniors Australia, Dagmar Parsons, joined us from Head Office Qld, together with the Vice President of Hunter Branch, Patsy Carpenter, husband John and Jenni Presland from their Social Committee. Also present, Jason Chan, owner of the Sakura Restaurant, Canton Beach Sports Club, where we hold our meetings. Jason provides a monthly door prize at our General Meetings.
Dagmar gave us an indication in her speech of the way forward for National Seniors and the developments she hopes to achieve. At the conclusion, Dagmar presented Certificates of Appreciation to 5 Foundation members of the Wyong Branch, Ted and Faye Gazzard, Alan and Robyn Hirst and Gwyneth Dobbins.
Afternoon tea served with delicious sandwiches and birthday cake, was enjoyed by all.
Our President Kevin Leslie thanked Dagmar and our other guests for joining us on our special day at completion of the ceremony.
Reviewed by Pat Taylor, photos by Bob Hawley and Sheila Perry