Life members celebrated

60s Up Movement of NZ Inc Invercargill branch life members Olive and Peter Swain at the social group's 30th anniversary lunch at Bill Richardson Transport World in Invercargill last Thursday.

TWO life memberships were awarded during the 60s Up Movement of NZ Inc Invercargill branch’s 30th anniversary lunch last Thursday.

Olive and Peter Swain received certificates in acknowledgement during the celebratory lunch, attended by 106 people.

Mr Swain, who was an original member, said the group was started “to help those over 60 remain involved and active”.

A social group, the New Zealand-wide association had 30 branches in the North Island, but only one in the South Island in Invercargill, Mr Swain, who was a past president of the branch, said.

Mr and Mrs Basset had been inspired to set up an Invercargill branch after visiting other branches in the North Island. That was in 1991, and the Invercargill group now had 130 members.

Meetings were held on the second Monday of the month, at the Invercargill Workingmen’s Club at 10am, normally with a guest speaker and entertainment.

On the other Mondays, a walking group was held, he said.

Other social functions were regularly held, as well as about four annual bus trips.

The annual subscription was $15.

  • For more information, phone the secretary Barbara Swain on (03) 217 7170.