Forest Lake Branch

National Seniors Australia


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

Hoe Down 25th June

Saturday 25 June was the date for the Hoedown charity event.  On a cold Saturday evening, clad in beanies, scarves, jackets and some rugs, all gathering around the hot fires and drinking delicious warm soup we enjoyed a great night.   The entertainment included some really good dancers who had practiced their steps and were thoroughly enjoying themselves.  Keith Dunn our entertainer for the evening was so good to listen to and sing-a-long to music we were all familiar with.  Tucking into the sausages and beans for our main course and still finding space for a delicious warm dessert.   Around 80 people joined in all the fun to support this fun event.  Special thanks to the Comerford Family for their great support and big thank you to our Committee and other volunteers who worked tirelessly to ensure everything went well on the night.

Spirit of the Anzac 23rd June 2016

On Thursday 23 June a group of 27 members and friends visited the Spirit of the Anzac Centenary Experience – what a moving and memorable experience for our members as we took an hour or so tour through the display.  The Experience has been touring round Australia commencing in Albury Wodonga September 2015 to its final destination Sydney in April 2017.  The exhibition tells the story of Australia’s involvement in the First World War, and the ensuing Century of Service of Australia’s armed forces in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australia has been involved.  It follows a chronological timeline spanning the period from pre-First World War Australia to the present day, using a mix of visuals, artefacts, audio and film to engage visitors. 

An important feature of the experience is the curated ‘local stories’ zone.  These zones will be created with the local communities. It is the flagship community event of the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary national programme.  Entry to the event is free.


Australia Zoo 16th June 2016

Our destination in June was Australia Zoo.  It really was an easy trip up to Beerwah on the train and we were met at the station and taken in the free shuttle bus to the Zoo.  First stop was morning tea then we headed over to the Crocoseum for a wonderful show featuring beautiful birds, snakes and some daring crocodile demonstrations.   We boarded the free Zoo shuttle bus and toured through some of the great animal enclosures spotting giraffes, tigers, koalas, crocodiles, dingoes and more.

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

  • Aug 3, 16
    August Branch Meeting (view)
  • Aug 13, 16
    Longreach Trip 13-19 August (view)
  • Aug 25, 16
    Picnic on Wynnum Foreshore (view)
  • July 2016 Newsletter (view)

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