At the AGM last Thursday, Prime Timers, formerly known as Upper Clutha Senior Citizens, celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Dr Dennis Pezaro, one of the club’s founders, was invited to cut the cake, and fundraising talks were given by a teacher and several students from Holy Family School Wanaka to raise money for clean water projects in Vanuatu.
Prime Timers is a social club for 60+ year olds, which meets on the second Thursday of every month at Wanaka Presbyterian Community Church on Tenby Street.
Club President Winton Davies said, “The club provides activities, fellowship and prevention from social isolation”.
Prime Timers has recently been growing in numbers, with 20 new members this year.
Davies continued, “On the fourth Thursday of every month, the club arranges a bus outing to a planned destination. Last month the outing was to Clyde Cinema. This month’s outing is to Omarama, where the group will have lunch as well as a talk on the history and events of Omarama by long-term resident Tony Gloag”.