New South Wales & ACT



Year formed 2014/2015 Office-bearers Contact
1974 Chairperson: Michael Blair
Secretary: Emily Sloane
reasurer: Troy Parker
Emily Sloane
Email: [email protected]

Branch Report – December 2014

The NSW and ACT Branch ended the year with a few successful events and are already making plans for 2015.

Branch Meeting/Pool Party – Sunday 9 November 2014: We held our recent Branch Meeting on Sunday 9 November at the home of Brittany and Tracey Mamula. This was combined with a sausage sizzle lunch and Pool Party afterwards. We had a great turn out, including the Bos’ who travelled down from Newcastle for the day.

SSPA NSW Children’s Christmas Picnic and Northern Region Weekend: The Children’s Christmas Picnic was held in Newcastle on the weekend of 22 November 2014. Dawn did a great job of organising games for the kids and even Santa paid a visit too. Those who stayed on after the picnic enjoyed a dinner at Warner’s at the Bay Hotel with the option of listening to a live band or playing tenpin bowling afterwards. On Sunday, we all went to the stadium next door to play some sports before heading home.

Barefoot Bowls Adult’s Christmas Party: The Adult’s Christmas Party took place at Carlingford Bowling Club on Saturday 6 December. Unfortunately due to the weather conditions we were unable to proceed with the bowling however we still had a fun night with drinks and dinner at the club.


We’ve got a few events planned for the coming months, however we are still finalising details for a few of them. We will keep the website ( updated with any changes and if you would like any further information, please email me on [email protected]

Branch Meeting and Sports Day – Sunday 15 February 2015

We will be holding our next Branch Meeting on Sunday 15 February 2015 at the home of Troy Parker (Kings Park, Sydney). This will be combined with lunch and then followed on with a sports afternoon at Blacktown Leisure Centre, Stanhope (corner of Stanhope Parkway and Sentry Drive, Stanhope Gardens). The meeting starts at 10:00am and will be followed by lunch at approximately 12:30pm and sports from approximately 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

There will be a mixture of sports (depending on numbers) including soccer, basketball, badminton and boccia. Please come along to play and learn these sports, no matter what age or experience.

For those who do not wish to partake in the Branch meeting, you are more than welcome to come just for the lunch and/or the sports. For those coming to the lunch, please bring a plate to share and your own drinks.

If you wish to attend either of these activities, please RSVP to Emily Sloane on [email protected] by Wednesday, 11 February 2015.

Branch Meeting – May 2015: Our second Branch Meeting for the year will be held at the home of the Cowlishaw family in Winston Hills (North Western Sydney).

Trivia Night – August 2015: We are looking at holding our Trivia Night for 2015 in August, and are currently looking at dates and a location. We’ll provide more details in the next few months. If you’d like to help out, please let us know and we’d also appreciate any help with donations of prizes for the night, including raffle/auction items.

Annual General Meeting – Saturday 8 August 2015: As done in recent years, the 2015 AGM will be held at Westmead Children’s Hospital (Hawkesbury Road, Westmead).

During the meeting we will be holding our elections for the 2015-16 year. If you would like to stand for a position or vote during the AGM, please make sure you are a SSPA member for 2015-16 before the meeting.

Emily Sloane,
NSW State Secretary.



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