Christmas celebration delights club members

Comedy was to the fore in the Dunedin 60+ Club Christmas celebration, held earlier this month....
Comedy was to the fore in the Dunedin 60+ Club Christmas celebration, held earlier this month. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Probably the "best ever" was the view of the many Dunedin 60+ Club members who attended the Christmas function and final club get-together for 2022 on December 7.

All entertainment was from within the club and celebrated the diversity of talent in the many groups, which are co-ordinated by stalwart volunteers.

This included the Sixties Entertainers, who took everyone on a railway themed whistle-stop journey, fronted by raconteur Noel Stanaway, who recited the story of New Zealand railway journeys of yore.

The leisure marchers strutted their stuff with an inspiring display of marching, showing you can only improve with age.

The line dancers co-ordinator Lorraine led this popular group with inspiration, poise and dignity. The songs were great, the line dancing spot on, and the audience later joined in, filling up the hall with dancers.

The social committee showed that organising events such as the Christmas celebration is only a small part of its skill set.

Three skits were performed to the delight of the audience.

Santa and his two elves arrived on time. As gifts were distributed, the Sixties Entertainers sang several songs celebrating Christmas, accompanied by pianist Chris Pike.

Many helpers were available to prepare and serve afternoon tea, enjoyed by all.

The Dunedin 60+ Club president and executive committee extends warm good wishes for Christmas and 2023.

The many hard-working volunteers who make up our great club are its backbone and so sincere and grateful appreciation is extended to all of them.

Well done for another successful year.

Social Wednesdays

The Dunedin 60+ Club is trialling social Wednesdays starting on Wednesday, January 18, at the regular meeting venue, Blind Low Vision Hall in Hillside Rd.

All are welcome to come along, to socialise, play games and have some refreshments.

Regular monthly meetings will resume on Wednesday, February 1, at the Blind Low Vision hall.

No parking is available within the property but ample parking is available on nearby streets. Bus stops are handy.

View current and upcoming activities on our website, or contact Noel on 455-2586, or Len on (027) 330-1696.

By Len Leith, honorary secretary

Dunedin 60+ Club