Our group has 40 members and we meet every first Saturday of the month. We visit our elderly members in nursing homes and in their own homes. We organize trips and dancing activities.
We celebrate religious activities such as Christmas, Easter and the Sinulog Festival for our patron Saint Senor Santo Nino. We normally celebrate it in January. We also celebrate our anniversary in March every year!
The elderly members are able to socialize and mingle with other members by having a trip, or eating lunch/dinner in a restaurant. During our monthly meeting we have a mass then lunch before the meeting and everyone brings a plate to share.
We like coming to Springvale Neighbourhood House because of its central location and its closeness to public transport. The room is not expensive to hire and the staff are friendly and helpful. Springvale Neighbourhood House helped us to use our venue for our monthly meeting. In addition when we had a trip the House provided us with a bus for transport.
The most enjoyable occasion this year was the celebration of our 22nd Anniversary where our elderly members and friends joined together for a disco and dance night. Our guest was the Mayor of Greater Dandenong. We had 150-200 people present.
We are looking forward to our 23rd anniversary which we always celebrate in the Springvale Community Centre. Our elderly members, invited guests and friends love a disco and dance night.
We celebrated Mother’s Day at the Sandown Greyhounds Entertainment Centre, We celebrated Christmas in August at the Crown Casino as most of our members were busy in July. We attended the dance night hosted by the council. There were two tables for our group and we enjoyed the night.
We also attended the Fundraising Dance Night hosted by the Springvale Neighbourhood House. We always hold a Christmas celebration at which we exchange gifts, enjoy food and the program!