The Friendship Club is a seniors social organisation within the Gymea Parish community. Our membership (currently around 75) comprises both married couples and singles as well as those who are by themselves later in life. Members are mainly from the Gymea parish but also come from other parts of the Shire as well as further afield. We also have a number of non-Catholic members.

The Club meets on the third Friday of every month (except December) at the Gymea Bowling Club (downstairs). This is followed by morning tea (included in the annual membership fee of $35). Many will then have lunch at either the Bowling Club or the adjacent Trade Union Club (Tradies) – a great way to continue the fellowship.

Day trips and outings are organised every month or so, often with a bus pick-up and return outside Tradies. Activities include a St Patrick’s Day outing, Christmas in July, Melbourne Cup Luncheon as well as a Christmas Lunch and Card Bingo. A couple of times a year a bus holiday of 4-5 days away is also undertaken.

New members are always welcome. You can call our President (Ros Mooney) – 0407 258 084 or Annette – 0413 387 123, send an email to friendshipclub@stcaths.org.au or just turn up at a monthly meeting (9.30am for a 10.00am start).