CAKE, bowls and a glass of champagne was how members of the Wellington Point Senior Citizens Club marked the club’s 45th anniversary.
Cr Wendy Boglary, vice-president Madge Chivers witht he club’s oldest members Eddie Victor and Doreen Jeffries and president Edith Wells.
Derek Gilks and Muriel Fraser, the club’s two oldest members are still playing bowls.
The club’s 19 members first met on October 13, 1970, in the Church of England Hall, Station Road.
An apron parade, with a $1 prize, street stalls, a concert and a film helped to raise funds for the hall rental.
The club continued to grow and at one stage had 140 members.
President Henry Knight realised the club had outgrown the hall and moved premises to the Community Hall in Birkdale Road, Wellington Point, with some help from Redland SHire Council.
Past and present members attended the 45th anniversary along with Wellington Point councillor Wendy Boglary who gave the club a cheque which will be used for Christmas celebrations.
Cr Boglary cut the birthday cake along with club’s oldest member Eddie Victor.
Bowling is held at the club every Tuesday afternoon adn Saturday morning.
To join, call president Edith Wells on 3390 3196.
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