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It is not exactly clear when the club was founded but there is a note book reference to a bank account being opened at the Bank of NSW on 29 November, 1977 for the sum of $8.44 being from donations.

The first recorded dance was at Woody Point Hall on 30 November 1977. The hall cost $12.00 to rent and admission was 50c. There were 36 members present and the club made a net profit of $28.80.

It is interesting to note that records show that Ernie Faulkner was at that dance. He thinks that it was the second dance that the club held.  Ernie who is an OBE (Over Bloody Eighty) is the only current member who was active at the commencement of the club in 1977.


The first recorded minutes are for the AGM held on 14 December, 1978 which was held at the Scarborough Scouts Hall. There were 49 financial members present.

The first President was Mr Dawson Carcary and the Treasurer Ms Joy Barlow.

Extract from the minutes:

"This brought the meeting to a close at 9.45 pm ending our first year (my italics) as the Peninsular 40s & Over Club. On the whole a good year. We all look forward to an even better one next year 1979."

Music for dancing was by tapes provided and recorded by the president who received $100.00 to cover expenses.


Office Bearers

President            Dawson Carcary

Vice President   Carl Schmidt

Treasurer            Wynne Milner (Worrell)

Secretary             Pat Krause

Membership was over 40 of whom 26 attended the AGM.  Activities for the year included an Easter Bonnet Parade, Fancy Dress night, Dinner Dance at the Homestead Hotel and the Christmas party.