Our community groups are the lifeblood of MacMasters Beach. Members of our groups work to improving our community through friendship, networks, volunteer work and fund raising.
MACMASTERS BEACH LADIES SOCIAL AND FUNDRAISING CLUB
For further information please phone the President on 0428601612 .
VISITORS AND NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME
Our unique club began in 1941 when a group of young mothers living in MacMasters Beach banded together to support each other both emotionally and physically, as it was a very isolated community at that time. There was no electricity, telephone or sewerage, nor were the roads tarred…life was hard and lonely. Initially they met in each other’s homes to knit items to contribute to Red Cross parcels for the menfolk who were overseas
Over the years the club has become an integral part of the MacMasters Beach community promoting friendship and fellowship.
Although still quite small and personal, the Club has adapted to meet the shifting needs of its members and the broader community. Now in its 78th year the Club continues to provide a warm and supportive environment where members socialise, listen to guest speakers, share ideas and discuss issues, and talk and laugh over a cup of tea. Occasionally we go out for lunch or to an interesting venue.
Whilst we are having fun, we have never forgotten our roots, and we fund raise for local organisations such as the Surf Club, the Rural Fire Brigade, MacMasters Beach Bushcare, Shirley Shuttle Cancer Patient Transport, the Kincumber High School Brekkie Club, and the Central Coast Shelter.
For many years our members participated in the ‘Wrap with Love’ project, and we knitted poppies for the 100 years commemoration of World War 1. Each year, on Melbourne Cup Day, the Club hosts a very popular luncheon at the Surf Club. We hold a Sausage Sizzle for the Nippers at the annual carols concert at the MacMasters Beach Surf Club. From time to time the Club organizes special events, such the Italian Evening and Singalong and the Orchid Morning Tea, to raise extra funds for our charities.
We welcome members from local suburbs such as Kincumber, Saratoga, Davistown, Forresters Beach and Woy Woy. And look forward to welcoming more….
Click here to see our 2019 Program
Bushcare Group - Volunteers working for YOUR environment
Our local Bushcare Group performs an important function in looking after the natural environment of MacMasters Beach.
To do this, they need two kinds of support;
1) Feet on the ground (or bums in the dirt!!). We need people to help out with weed removal. No experience needed and if you can work in your garden you can do bush regeneration. We'll show you what's a weed and how to kill it. Use of herbicide is limited and not mandatory. It can be hot, cold, scratchy, itchy and sometimes stingy work, but it is immensely satisfying. AND it works.
2) Donations. Funds are used to supplement grants from various levels of Government to employ bush regeneration contractors to do some of the heavy lifting.
Contact President Tony Powell on 0418 223 114 for information or click on the button below to go to their website.