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What do we do at Osprey RSL Day Club?

Isn’t it great to be getting back into the swing of things again? Now that we have the new routine down pat and all the wrinkles ironed out, we can assure you a little more of what matters most, a hot cuppa, companionship and a great deal of fun. New members are most welcome. Why not pop along on Friday morning at 10am and see just what we do, and why our club continues to steadily increase in membership.

All our fathers received a beautiful gift last Friday to celebrate Father’s Day.

Not only did the boys pick up the Father’s Day gift, they also managed to snaffle all the raffle prizes too. Joe and Paul took home a $20 Coles shopping voucher each, and David M won the lucky door prize of chocolates – AND David, we know Dorothy is in hospital, so make sure you share them!

As I mentioned Dorothy has not been well and we all wish her a speedy recovery. Sean too has been in hospital and we hope he is well and truly on the mend and back with us as soon as possible. Cards were signed by all the members and sent to Heather and Pete who are currently in lock down in Caroona. Chins up girls. You will be back with us soon.

In two weeks-time we are playing “The Price is Right” game complete with Larry and Adriana…the mind boggles! There are prizes galore, and really good ones too….extremely good is my understanding. So, brush up on your prices over the next couple of weeks and be in the game with gusto.

By the way Craig we all loved the Tempura prawns last Friday. Thank you.

I am often asked just what we do at Osprey. RSL Day clubs were originally founded to assist returning servicemen and women to adjust back into civilian life after the war. To give them support and friendship. Over the years many things have changed, but we now do that and more. Our trained volunteers operate the club every Friday from 10am to 2pm at the Yamba Bowling Club. The cost is $15 each which includes morning tea, lunch, raffle tickets for the lucky door and Coles shopping vouchers, Bingo and transport to and from the club. We do 10 minutes of gentle exercises which is a requirement of RSL governing body program. Leanne finds stimulating trivia questions and provides puzzle sheets to test the mind and promote conversation. We play Bingo before lunch, and cards, either Euchre or Uno, or Rummikub after lunch. So, it is a full program of real entertainment. Come along; ring Leanne on 0413 101 518.

Sue Gunning