Thelma signs on for third year
OUTGOING president Thelma Moore jokes she is being “recycled” when she takes up her position as leader of the Warwick National Seniors Club for the third year running.
Mrs Moore has been a member of the club since arriving in Warwick from Inglewood seven years ago, and said she fell into the top job when the club was looking at closure.
“No one was applying for it and I didn’t want it to fold, so I thought I’d go for it,” she said.
“I was able to get a member to act as secretary.
“I originally joined to meet people and come for the meetings, fellowship and bus trips.”
Yesterday, the outgoing president was sworn in once more as the incoming president at the National Seniors AGM at Williams Hall.
Mrs Moore was made president of the Warwick committee, along with other “recycled” position holders vice president Daphne Whatley and secretary Carmel McQueen.
Zone 109 chair Bob Holden said meeting numbers were dropping but membership was still high.
“We’ve got 700-800 members but only get 40-50 members each meeting,” he said.
“I suspect most of the members join so they can get the benefits (from the National Seniors card).”
Mr Holden said he had been a member of National Seniors for 14 years, 13 of which were as Dalby president.
“They won’t let me off,” he said.
“My friends talked me into it and I’ve been president ever since.”
If you would like to join the National Seniors club, phone 4667 0558.