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Activity Groups

There currently nine activity groups that offer the opportunity to learn new skills, visit new locations, and socialize on a smaller scale.

(a) Book Browsers

Those members who like reading can join the Book Browsers who meet in a member’s home to discuss the book of the month and to chat about other interesting topics.  At general meetings, there is also an opportunity for members to browse, borrow and return books and DVDs which are laid out on a table in the meeting room.

(b) Canasta Card Game

There are several members in the club who enjoy playing Canasta and who combine playing with people from another organisation.  New members are welcome to join them to enjoy the game and the friendship.

(c) Chat and Chew

This discussion group meets in a member’s home.  A topic for discussion is announced at the general meeting and in the monthly newsletter (The Herald).  Any new member is welcome to join the group and to contribute their thoughts and opinions.

(d) Coffee Group

Another way to get to know club members is via the popular monthly morning coffee ‘get togethers’ in Eltham or nearby cafes. 

(e) Crafty Knitters

This title covers a group of knitters who knit items or make other craft-type projects and who meet every month in the leader’s home.

(f) Getaway Gourmets

You are welcome to join the group of members who dine out once a month in restaurants and bistros in and around Eltham.  These popular occasions are very enjoyable and a good way for new members to meet other club people over a pleasant meal and drink.

(h) Jazz by the Green

Jazz enthusiasts are welcome to join other members who attend monthly jazz concerts in the rooms of the Eltham Bowling Club, Susan Street, Eltham.  There is a charge for the concerts and group tickets are booked by the leader of this group.

(i) Maj Jong

This strategy game of Chinese origins requires 3-4 players.  There is no cost to join the group or to buy the 144 patterned tiles needed.  The group leader is willing to provide private lessons to a new member who would like to join the group which meets monthly  in the leader’s home.

(j) Singing for Fun

This group, which sings in unison, visits retirement homes to sing popular songs of yesteryear to and with residents.  The group rehearses on the first Tuesday of the month and then visits the retirement homes on the third Tuesday.  The ability to read music in not necessary and the words of all songs are provided.