Welcome to Northern Beaches Region
The Northern Beaches area stretches from Palm Beach to Manly and encompasses Terry Hills, Belrose, Frenchs Forest and Forestville to the west. It was previously known as Guringai country, the land of the Garigal or Caregal people. Local government of the area is undertaken by Pittwater, Warringah and Manly councils. It is home to the Manly Sea Eagles, Garigal and Kuring-Gai Chase National Parks, enviable beaches and a relaxed, carefree lifestyle. You can find full details of our fantastic range of courses in the 2017 Semester 2 Course Book.
Occasionally changes are made to courses and events following publication of the Course Book. These changes are detailed in the Course Book Changes link on the sidebar.
Please check the Newsletters link on the sidebar to view up to date information on upcoming courses, events and any changes to the program.
Also, your Committee has compiled an abridged calendar of the Semester 1 Course Book in order of days of the week which you may like to view.
More information about our courses can be found on the Northern Beaches Courses page.
Showcase and New Members Morning Tea
5 July 2017
A good roll up of approximately 120 members attended the Showcase …. and a good time was had by all.
There were 18 presentations from our wonderful leaders which included a sing song with Alan Turner-Morris guiding the audience in Do Re Me from the Sound of Music and a little drama called “The Shoplifter and the Store Detective”. A diverse range of topics was covered …. from Social Sequence Dancing to Roman History ….. from Trivia to Interior Decoration …. from Acoustic Guitar to An Overview of Science.
A big thank you to everyone involved in getting the Showcase up and running, and especially to the “Morning Tea” team who excelled themselves with the food provided.
Some photos from the event will be loaded shortly.
Annual General Meeting, 2017
This year’s AGM was held on Tuesday 7 March and was well attended by approximately 80 members. The agenda, minutes from last year’s meeting and back up papers were handed to members on arrival which allowed pre-reading before the commencement of the meeting which concluded at approximately 11.40am.
The outgoing President, Ruth Buchanan, and last year’s committee were thanked for their hard work. Rosemary McCulloch was appointed President for the upcoming year and new committee members were welcomed. Further members will be added to the committee over the next couple of months.
We were entertained by guest speaker Warren Fahey, folklore collector, cultural historian, author and songwriter, who reminisced about his childhood, recited poems and sang bush songs, much to the delight of the audience.