Members celebrate with a fourth birthday cake.
Members celebrate with a fourth birthday cake.

Scones with jam and cream and a few lollies to celebrate

AT THE August meeting the fourth birthday of the NSA Forest Lake was celebrated with 92 members and visitors joining the party.

Special guests joined in the cake cutting, the happy birthday singing, tea, coffee, eating scones with jam and cream and a few lollies too.

Some popular tunes sung by entertainer, Debbie Hughes, rounded off a great morning of celebration.

Quite a few people stayed on for lunch.

The movie and theatre group has enjoyed some special events in August, including a great movie at our favourite cinema.

Many of our members are certain to have had lots of fun taking part in fantastic Seniors Week celebrations on offer.

The kind and generous group of members and members from the Forest Lake Crochet Group have been donating and making items for our farmers and families around the St George area, with emphasis on pampering the hardworking farming ladies.

We have had donations of money from members and friends and a lively group of volunteers from our branch has run a sausage sizzle at Masters, the proceeds going towards our farming friends' needs.

All donated items to date have been sent to St George.

What a terrific day on Friday, August 7, as 10 members from our group did first aid training.

The training was provided by Da-en Preston of Briston Training.

All participants passed with flying colours.

Of special note was the training given for the use of the defibrillator, one of which we have on hand for all our branch activities.

The mystique and possible concerns of using such a machine were easily dispelled with the excellent training provided.

We are very grateful for the donation from Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, which helped with the cost of running the training session.

Meeting place - Lions Soccer Club, 133 Pine Rd, Richlands, 9.30am sign in for a 10am start, second Wednesday of the month (no January meeting). Meeting entry includes morning tea.

A tour of Chinatown and Stradbroke Island coach trip are on the calendar for this month.

A group of members are heading up to Hervey Bay for a great train trip, two overnight stays and, of course, whale watching.

Check out our website to see what we have been up to or search Facebook for the National Seniors page, where you will find so much information to help keep you up to date.

For further information about our branch, phone either Julie on 3278 7274 or Val on 3372 4405.

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