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Art and Craft Show - Toukley 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre

March 09, 2020

I was delighted to join the official opening of the Toukley 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre Arts and Craft Show with David Harris MP.

The Centre proudly boasts it’s the “largest seniors’ club in Australia”. I’ve heard it’s the largest in the southern hemisphere!

The exhibition was held as part of the NSW Seniors’ Festival and all art and craft was created by members. 

The People’s Choice Award was won by Heather Leaity for her painting, ‘The Night Light’. Heather is a volunteer art teacher who runs classes every Friday.

Originally known as the Toukley Senior Citizens’ Club, it was founded in 1978 and now has close to 2000 members.

For just $6 a year, you can join a club where life does begin at 50 and you can teach old dog new tricks.

From art, cards, choir, computer skills, crochet, knitting and spinning to tennis, tai chi, housie and indoor bowls.

The centre also has its own Tour Group, co-ordinated by Pamela Gallagher, with regular bus trips for members.

Thank you to President Carmen Mouat, Senior Vice President Lynette Groves, Junior Vice President Cheryl Halpin, Secretary Lyn Prpic, Assistant Secretary Fran Hammill, Treasurer Lynn Wheildon, Assistant Treasurer Helen McCormick, Activities Robyn Earley and John Mahaffy, Geoff Peebles, William Russell, Pamela Gallagher and Chris Foley for all you do for our community. For more information, or to join, call 4396 5075.