Darfield Senior Citizens are a very social group who meet once a month for much enjoyed outings and get-togethers. Club members, both men and women, range in age from 65 to 90 plus and the modest annual fee of $10 is waived for those over ninety as, in a lovely gesture, they are admitted as honorary members. Club events and outings generally attract over forty members in attendance.

The Club’s committee of: Loraine Stuart (President), Elly May (Secretary/Treasurer), Elza Stuart, Ngaire Buck, Jenny Balloch-Green, Rodney BallochNorma Duncan, Stuart Lamont and Marlene Murray have arranged a varied programme for those attending in 2018. In June members can enjoy a mid-winter luncheon, a speaker has been contacted for the July meeting, while August involves mini-golf and lunch in town. Add to this movies, various lunches out and a local speaker or two and it’s a guaranteed way for members to get out of the house and enjoy the company of other ‘seniors’.

“If we have a speaker we meet in the Recreation Centre on the third Friday of the month in the afternoon,” said Club Secretary/Treasurer Elly May. “Bus trips usually leave in the morning, and we also meet at the Recreation Centre. We try to vary speakers and events, hoping to cater for different interests.”

Last Friday the Darfield Senior Citizens’ Club held a fashion parade which was pronounced as having gone extremely well, and to have been a lot of fun.

The clothes and the compering were courtesy of Rosalie Mason of Darfield’s Mason’s Drapery (which is now located in Horndon Mews – the block of shops created from the old library on McMillan Street).

“Rosalie was amazing,” Elly said. “She organised and presented a range of lovely garments from her store for the four models (Mary Worgan, Judy Clinton, Elly May and Marlene Murray) from the Club to display and we appreciated the time, effort and expertise she brought to the event.

“More than forty people attended and after the parade we enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea, proved by the committee,” Elly added.

Anyone interested in joining the group should contact a committee member.