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Yarrunga Retirees Group

Yarrunga Retirees at Coombe Cottage
In 2003 Yarrunga Community Centre in Croydon Hills formed the Yarrunga Retirees Group to serve a need expressed from interested community members. The aim was to create a group of active, interested retired people for friendship and social activities.

The Group is unique in its structure. It doesn’t have a formal committee thus eliminating the need for an AGM, Constitution, bank accounts and association membership fees etc. The decision to operate in this way was made in the early stages of the Group’s formation. To ensure that the Group is fairly and democratically run, meetings are chaired on a rostered basis. An active group of convenors form a planning group who are responsible for co-ordinating different activities. This planning group changes from time to time.
Members must complete a registration form and pay annually. A name tag is issued by the Group. The current membership is 120 and a waiting list may apply. This annual fee assists in covering costs of room hire for monthly convenor and general meetings, Centre staff and administration costs and insurance of equipment.

New activities are encouraged. If a member has an idea for a new activity it can be presented to the voluntary planning committee and then to the members at a monthly meeting to gauge interest. It would then be the responsibility of the proposer to convene the new activity if accepted.
The general meeting is held at the Centre on the second Wednesday of each month from 10.30am, including a speaker of interest and the chance to socialise with fellow members over a cup of tea/coffee. Quarterly calendars/newsletters are distributed at the February, May, August and November meetings, all absentees receive via email or post.

This group of like minded retirees has fun and friendship participating in many of the activities offered, including garden, gadabouts, movie lunches, Karralyka morning melodies, indoor bowls, cards, pub lunches, evening dine-outs, craft, caravan holidays, bus trips and more.

Ph: 9722 8942 Email info@yarrunga.org.au