Other Outside Interests

Alloura Waters Village residents are involved in a wide range of outside activities in the local community. They include, but are not restricted to, the following;

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KiteFlyers Society

One of our resident couples are keen members of the Australian Kiteflyers Society ( see website: aks.org.au ). The Society is renowned for being the presenters of the Festival Of The Winds held on Bondi Beach on the second Sunday in September each year. This photo shows resident Peter reminiscing with past Society President Godfrey during one of the Bondi festivals.

1506 Peter on Bondi
A very colourful day..

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Cycling Club

The residents of Broadwater Court, another Living Choice village nearby, conduct a cycling club and members enjoy regular local weekly rides. A number of our residents are also members but more are always welcome.

In early 2015 the club ventured further afield to New Zealand, here are several photographs from that trip.

New Zealand group photo..
New Zealand group photo..

1502 Bike tour3

For further club information contact John or Marilyn M…

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CHESS

There are a number of Alloura waters residents who belong to chess clubs or just enjoy the challenge of this classic game. The link below will take you to a Central Coast Chess site.

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Mission
“Fighting for a fair go for self-funded retirees”Vision
To be recognised in Australia as the peak body representing the needs and aspirations of fully and partly Self-Funded Retirees of all ages.

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DAVISTOWN PROGRESS ASSOCIATION

The Association was incorporated in 1988.  The hall which had previously been used as a picture theatre was in bad condition and in need of major repairs.

Fundraising activities by the DPA are regularly held, with the money raised used to ensure the hall is maintained in good condition, for community use.  Public Liability insurance is an ever-increasing cost.

Trash and Treasure Markets have been held annually in January, and Market Days (with stall holders paying a small fee) and these have been popular throughout the year.

The hall is used for activities such as karate, dance, exercises and play group..

It is also the only polling booth in Davistown for Council, State and Federal elections.

During the Davistown Putt Putt Regatta which attracts large crowds to the waterfront, the hall is used by Kincumber Rotary Club for organisational purposes.

The hall can also be hired for a variety of private functions.

The Davistown Progress Association co-ordinates Clean Up Australia(yearly in March) locally with members helping to organise the publicity, volunteers and the transportation of the rubbish to a central pick-up point.

As a lobby group making representations to Gosford Council and other agencies, the DPA plays a very important part in trying to ensure that the issues concerning our community are dealt with effectively.

Meeting Time :-  7.30pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (February to December)

Venue:-The Davistown Progress Association Hall, near Central Wharf

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GENEALOGY

The Central Coast Family History Group Inc was formed in 1981, when a small group began to meet over coffee to exchange ideas regarding research into their family histories. Here is link to their website;

http://www.centralcoastfhs.org.au/

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  INNER WHEEL AUSTRALIA

Objects of Inner Wheel

To promote true friendship

To encourage the ideals of personal service

To foster international understanding

Inner Wheel began in 1924 in Manchester England when a group of wives of Rotarians banded together in friendship and to support their husbands.  Since then it has grown into the second largest International Club in the world and has representation at meetings of the World Health Organisation. Wives and womenfolk of Rotarians, past and present, are eligible for membership and it is of special significance to, and fills a great need for, the widows of Rotarians.

In Australia there are 15 Districts, made up of area clubs, all working together for the benefit of the community and for overseas humanitarian projects.  On the nearby  Central Coast there are very active clubs in Gosford, Gosford North, Terrigal, Toukley and Wyong. International friendships abound and members have formed a very worthwhile association with clubs in Australia and overseas.

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MULTI ARTS CONFEDERATION

The Multi-Arts Confederation, known locally as MAC, was originally the Multi-Arts Centre – a group of local artists who banded together to form a lobby group for the building of an Art Centre in Gosford in 1989.

For more information click on the link below;

http://www.mac.ccoast.org/

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NATIONAL SENIORS

There are now almost 3000 members of the National Seniors Association residing in the area covered by Central Coast Branch.
The Branch postal address is PO Box 1535, Gosford 2250.  Information is available by ringing Peter (4340-5606) or Cliff (4369-2258).
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ROTARY

A number of residents are or have been keen active Rotarians.

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SYDNEY WELSH CHOIR

Welsh choir
The Sydney Welsh Choir performing.

One of our residents, Rosemary,  is very active in the Sydney Welsh Choir and has been a chorister for thirteen years. The Choir performs at least twice a month sometimes three in various venues in Sydney, the Central Coast, South Coast and the Blue Mountains.

The choir has performed overseas on five occasions, and on the 13th September 2014 will be touring and performing in Ireland, Wales and England. The tour will include a performance at the Dylan Thomas Centenary Festival in Swansea, Wales. On the last night of the tour the choir will be performing with the Male Voice Choir, Gwalla Choir London and the Welsh Brass Ensemble.

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UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE.

 U3A started in Paris in the early 1980’s quickly spreading to London where it developed from a university based form of learning to what it is today here in Gosford – a self-funded, locally based organisation  providing its own leaders/lecturers etc. in a variety of learning situations for older citizens.

A Central Coast branch was established  in 1996 and is now an independent organisation with a large membership. For an annual subscription of $30.00  members can enrol into as many  of the 70 courses on offer each year as they wish. To join contact:

The secretary, U3A Central Coast (NSW) Inc. P.O. Box 1239, Gosford, 2250.

http://centralcoast.u3anet.org.au/

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VIEW CLUB

View Club stands for : VOICE, INTEREST, EDUCATION OF WOMEN.

Membership is for women who like to work for charity

There are a number of our residents who are View Club members, and belong to Endeavour club at Woy Woy, and Kincumber club. The whole purpose is to raise funds for The Smith Family and enjoy themselves in the process.

For more information on the View Club click on the link below;

http://view.org.au/

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WAR WIDOWS GUILD

The Guild is a self-help organisation of unique women who all suffered the loss of their husbands because of war. The Guilds purpose is to enable war widows in NSW to live their lives with dignity and support to meet their ongoing and emerging needs. We emphasise we are compassionate enablers, influencers and advocates, working with others rather than providing all services war widows need.

Monthly meetings are held at Ettalong Beach War memorial Club on the third Monday at 1.00pm and Legacy House 57 Masons Pde. Gosford  on the 4th Monday at 10.30am

Contact the President on 4328-1948 or the Secretary on 4369-1705

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