A short history of the Branch

The Central Coast Wyong Branch, National Seniors Australia, was formed on June 24th 1997. 75 people attended this meeting which was held in the auditorium of Wyong R.S.L. The first committee had help from Sydney Head Office Branch Development Officer and three members of the Gosford Branch.

Head office loaned the branch $100 to open a bank account and purchase a minute book and other office equipment. This had to be paid back within 12 months which was achieved thanks to the support of our members. To be a legal identity, we had to become incorporated and register with Fair Trading.

A Social Secretary was appointed to organise B.B.Q’s, coach trips, branch holidays and other social activities for our enjoyment and togetherness. The branches of N.S.A. are split into zones. We became a branch of zone 107 being part of Gosford and met in Eastwood until 2004 when a new zone 118 was formed for the Central Coast and Hunter Valley Branches, This zone met in Newcastle.

In 2000 our branch transferred to Club Tuggerah, which was part of the Wyong R.S.L. This was a very good move for the branch as the Club was all on one level and we were supplied with the facilities for afternoon tea, all at no cost. We stayed there until July 2014 when they demolished the Club to make way for a business venture. We have now moved to our present location at Canton Beach Bowling Club where we can meet for an optional lunch with the meeting starting at 2.15pm. There is always a guest speaker and an enjoyable afternoon.