Mary Cummins Betty Pierce and Chooka Williams

 Mary Cummins Roger Hogan and Chooka Williams

On Sunday December 15th The Birchip Senior Citizens were treated to Christmas lunch provided by The Birchip Lions Club.

After the meal entertainers Mary Cummins and Chooka Williams kept the crowd entertained with their foot tapping music and singing.

Many present were recipients of the large array of parcels in the raffle which had been donated by the members.

Being a Christmas lunch it was complete with a cake made and donated by Norma Blencowe. All enjoyed a piece.

Secretary Norma Blencowe thanked The Lions Club for their continued Support and they were presented with a cheque for $250.00 to help them continue their good work around the town.

A very pleasant day was enjoyed by all, a fitting way to welcome in the Festive Season.

The Birchip Seniors members enjoying the Entertainment

 Mary Cummins Cutting The Seniors Christmas Cake

Mary Cummins and Chooka Williams Entertaining The Birchip Seniors

 Birchip Senior Citizens organized an excursion to Lake Tchum for the Club's birthday

on Tuesday 20th April. A picnic Lunch was purchased from Sharps Bakery and at

11-30 they boarded the Community Bus and their cars and headed off for a day out.

Upon arrival they set up their picnic in one of the shelters and proceeded to indulge

in a very tasty lunch of Party Pies and Sausage Rolls, Pizza and Sandwiches. For

Sweets there was lots of very sweet stuff including the famous Vanilla Slices plenty

of cakes and slices and ice cream.

The Seniors took part in a host of activities such as paddling in the lake going for

walks picking mushrooms taking photos and some even enjoyed a second childhood

  riding on the funky animals in the playground.

Very suddenly the Sky Became dark and the word was that it was time to leave the

rain started while the bus and cars were being loaded but stopped just after they

left the lake

They returned to the club rooms and had no sooner settled down to a nice cup of tea

when the rain came and down and it poured. Back to town just in time.


                The Seniors eating lunch                                                                                                 The Happy group

                 Anna and Laurel Paddling                                                                         Looking for mushrooms

               A nice cup of tea  and Ellen's fish story                                                                        Haveing a yarn

                                 Still paddling                                                    Bett's nice cup of tea     Barrie's second childhood


The Birchip Seniors are keeping busy with their regular meeting days,lunches and computer courses.On Tuesday,May 25th,they enjoyed a barbecue lunch and a visit from the Agnew's for afternoon tea. The guests were expected to join the seniors for lunch but due to a misunderstanding they went elswhere but managed to get back in time to enjoy a nice cup of tea at afternoon tea time

Jarrod and Belinda Agnew, Bob and Ellen Darby's grand children were accompanied by their children Lara and Jack who are Bob and Ellen's great grand children.The Agnew's are from Canberra and were visiting Birchip and Swan Hill on their way home from Port Fairy where they attended Jessica Bragg's wedding.


        Some of the Seniors with their Visitors                                                     Belinda Jarrod Lara and Ellen



There were a Large number of Seniors present at the Meeting on Tuesday afternoon but also plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained includeing Carpet Bowls Snooker and Cards.Other activities currently being undertaken by the Seniors are Bingo and the computer courses so you can see that they are kept very busy.Also the new garden is being worked on which includes some badly needed safety improvements sutch as a ramp into the sick room and filling in the gaps in the concrete drive.Also more concrete near the main entrance to allow the bus to be able to pull up closer to the door



 The Birchip P-12 school V.C.A.L class, along with the Birchip Historical Society held an opening of the Birchip Historical Museum on the 30th of March.For this project ,Branden Atkinson organized and cooked a Barbeque and together with Elaine Mc Callum arranged the function.

The function consisted of an opening of the hall records and museum,many of the older people enjoyed seeing the new exhibits of things that they had used when they were children growing up and even some of the things that they remember that their parents had used as well.

The hall of records is not always open and was a great delight for many of the 30 people who attended to look at.At about 8pm everyone adjourned to the office for supper. Mr Warren King thanked everyone for attending and showing their support for the Birchip Historical society

Branden would very much like to thank all those who did attend and helped make it a very enjoyable night.



The Birchip Senior Citizens would like to thank Branden and Elaine for organizing such an enjoyable and informative night.

And by the way the barbeque was delicious.


 The Seniors June 8th Lunch Meeting and Activities Day was very well attended also there was a number of apologies so interest in The Senior Citizens is growing.The Activities went well with everyone takeing part.There was Pool, Cards and Carpet Bowls it was a very long and enjoyable day lasting from 11-30am until 4-15pm.More Activities have been planned and will be posted on the web when they have been finalised. Please select our Activities page to see whats on.


 The Seniors monthly barbecue was held on the 28th of September and was well attended. An added attraction was George playing his Organ to entertain everyone.