Forest Lake Branch

National Seniors Australia


Welcome to Forest Lake National Seniors Branch website.  Our branch meets on the 2nd Thursday 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

Trip to Toowoomba and surrounds September 22-25

It was a great trip away in late September.  A chirpy group headed off for a 4 day 3 night adventure.  First stop was the Gatton Campus of UQ.  It was very interesting.  Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.  We visited the Wellcamp Airport for a guided tour and lunch.  We even had our bags checked through before proceeding to the departure lounge area.  On to Toowoomba to beautiful views at Picnic Point Lookout, the spectacular gardens of Japanese Gardens and Queens Park.  We enjoyed a morning tea of damper when visiting Jondaryan Woolshed and were given a great talk on the history of the area from a very experienced volunteer guide.  Next stop lunch at Rudds Pub, Nobby.  Back to Toowoomba for a visit to some beautiful home gardens.  On our last night at the motel our group excelled themselves making hats from a kit of interest items supplied and could use anything else available which had not been purchased.  Some great examples of people’s creativity and a whole lot of fun.  Last day we toured Highfields Pioneer Village, enjoyed freshly baked damper.  Wandered around the amazing village before lunching at the Farmers Arms Hotel.  We returned to Brisbane via Spring Bluff Station with its beautiful gardens. 

High Tea, Handbag & Jewellery Auction 2nd September 2017

On September 2 a group of ladies enjoyed the hospitality of the ladies from our Management Committee, Mary, Lyn, Annette, Ros, Val and Kay.  These ladies baked and made all the food for the High Tea.  Thanks also go to all who contributed in various ways to the success of this function.  The afternoon High Tea, Handbag and Jewellery Auction raised money for community and charitable organisations.

Seniors Week High Tea 22 August 2017

Seniors Week High Tea was a fabulous event.  300 plus Seniors attending and enjoying the celebrations with fine food, great fun and entertainment.  Thanks go to our group of ladies “The Pollywafflers” who performed a few short plays written by our talented member, Pat Hetherington.  Great fun and hilarity followed with a “performance” by a group of Seniors going through their daily exercise routine.  To top off the day we all loved the great singing voice of Fortunato a firm favourite with the ladies.  Thanks go to our President Dan Baldwin, Probus President Fran Rowe and Forest Lake 50Plus President Leonie Ayling who worked so well together organising this huge day of celebration.  Special thanks go to our Politicians, Milton Dick, MP Member for Oxley, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Leeanne Enoch MP Member for Algester and Cr Charles Strunk, Forest Lake Ward for their tremendous generosity and support.  Thanks to Ingenia for their valuable contribution.  Thanks to the many business who donated lucky door prizes.

Branch Meetings

Lions Soccer Club,
133 Pine Road, Richlands.
2nd Thursday 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

  • Dec 14, 17
    December Christmas Party & Lunch (view)
  • December 2017 Newsletter (view)

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