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The past twelve months have presented many challenges for our club, the greatest of these being the impact of the pandemic and the many government restrictions put in place to protect our health and wellbeing.

Between July and October, we were unable to hold our regular meetings at Club Thirroul and most of our activities and outings were suspended.

Throughout this period, our newsletter provided the primary means of communication with our membership and often it provided information on the availability of good take away meal options in the local area, together with candid photos of members taking part in the limited outdoor activities permitted in the community.

Before and after this period of ‘lockdown’, we were able to enjoy regular meetings with guest speakers and our program of activities. In addition, we were able to provide a great range of outings, theatre and dining options.

Our activity groups now include golf, cycling/swimming, camping/caravanning, trivia, dining, theatre, coffee group, book club, walking and barefoot bowls.

The caravan/camping group enjoyed trips to Mudgee, Bermagui and Ulladulla. Six club members undertook a ‘bucket list’ trip from Darwin to Adelaide on The Ghan.

A highlight of the year was our Christmas Party at Club Thirroul, attended by 90 members. Music was provided by the Aubrey Purton Trio and a great Christmas dinner was served by the club.

None of these activities and events would have been possible without the great work of our management committee and activity coordinators.

A number of our members have not enjoyed good health and our Welfare Officer, Pat Howard, has done a great job in providing support to them. Sadly, Reg Lobb, one of our Foundation Members, recently passed away.

Best wishes to our incoming management committee for a successful year.


David Sherlock

President 2021-2022.