Forest Lake Branch

National Seniors Australia

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Welcome to Forest Lake National Seniors Branch website.  Our branch meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month except  December and January.  We meet at Lions Soccer Club, 133 Pine Road, Richlands, 9.30am sign in for a 10am start.

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Recent News

Lightning Ridge/St George Trip 23 -27 May

What an incredible 5 days our group of 27 had on this trip in May. We travelled 2345km by bus from Brisbane and return. Our major stopovers were St George, Lightning Ridge and Goondiwindi.  We enjoyed the hospitality of our friends in St George, a lovely town on the banks of the Balonne River.  We learned so much of the history of St George. Our group has been offering support for drought relief for the past 2 years. Continuing on our journey through to Lightning Ridge we were enchanted by the many tall tales told during our 2 night stay. Some lucky ones ventured into the Chambers of the Black Hand mine.  The carvings were spectacular. We decided to purchase our opals after no real luck fossicking.  We toured a Cotton farm on the outskirts of Goondiwindi and marvelled at the way the watering, planting and harvesting takes place. Coming back to Brisbane we enjoyed our morning tea at the historical village in the beautiful town of Pittsworth. On to Toowoomba for a great visit to the DownsSteam tourist railway museum and returning back to Brisbane. So many highlights and wonderful experiences.


Caboolture Historical Village Outing 19th May 2016

Our destination in May was the Caboolture Historical Village. The Caboolture Historical Society operates the Village which is on 12 acres, 2 kms north of Caboolture on Beerburrum Road. On the property are over 70 buildings – many former homes or properties from the Caboolture area, and over 110,000 items. What a fascinating place to visit. The many volunteers should be justifiably proud of how well they care for this village. The display items are so well kept and a real delight to see.  You could spend the entire day there and still not see everything. We journeyed to Redcliffe and enjoyed a light lunch at the Ambassador Hotel. After lunch we then walked down the esplanade to the start of Bee Gees Way. What a wonderful tribute to this very talented trio.


BBQ at the Lake 28th April 2016

A big group of members met at the Lake for a BBQ in April – the weather was kind to us as the many keen contestants took part in games of bocce and thong throwing and kept the crowd entertained. We munched our way through sausages and very healthy desserts. Time for a tea, coffee and relaxing conversation in the shade.  All our magnificent volunteers helped to make it a great day, thank you.  Special thanks to the chefs, Peter & Terry.

Branch Meetings

Lions Soccer Club,
133 Pine Road, Richlands.
2nd Wednesday of each month except December and January at 9.30am sign in for 10am start.

Contact Julie on 07 32787274 or Val on 07 33724405.

Upcoming Events

  • Jul 6, 16
    Coffee & Chat Morning (view)
  • Jul 13, 16
    July Branch Meeting (view)
  • Jul 21, 16
    Christmas in July Lunch at the Old Courthouse Cleveland (view)
  • June 2016 Newsletter (view)

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