Bayside Bloomers at Russell Island

Bloomers is a group in the Bloom of their life. This is based on the ‘Boomers’…..The Bay Island Bloomers welcome you to their free Morning tea and Entertainment every 2nd Friday on the Islands….Russell Island and Macleay Island.


Baby Boomers are people born during the demographic Post–World War II baby boom between the years 1946 and 1964. According to the U.S. Census Bureau,[2] the term “baby boomer” is also used in a cultural context. Therefore, it is impossible to achieve broad consensus of a precise date definition, even within a given territory. Different groups, organizations, individuals, and scholars may have widely varying opinions on what constitutes a baby boomer, both technically and culturally. Ascribing universal attributes to a broad generation is difficult, and some observers believe that it is inherently impossible. Nonetheless, many people have attempted to determine the broad cultural similarities and historical impact of the generation, and thus the term has gained widespread popular usage.

Social Groups for people over the age of 50, have developed using the name of Boomers…such a group is based on the Islands, namely Russell Island and Macleay Island.  The group has free membership, and offers a free morning tea twice a month with donations from local businesses and voluntary staffing by members who set up the Hall, the tables, prepare the morning tea and host it. Voluntary entertainment t is provided each meeting and members enjoy socializing with people they may only meet with at this meeting.

Russell Island Meets on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month and Macleay Island meets on the 2nd and 4th of the month. members are welcomed to attend both groups, and now with the free ferry service, and with Macleay Island Golf Club donating their Courtesy Bus to pick up attendees from the 9am ferry and take them to the Community hall, then collect them again at 11.30am to meet the midday ferry. Russell island meet at the Community Hall which is across the road from the jetty.


Entertainment at the last meeting was by the Russell Island Singers, who sang songs as a group, performed some musical skits and there was even a Cancan for all to enjoy.





Morning Tea consisted of sandwiches, with bread donated by the Russell island Bakery. Cakes were made by Glenys and Patsy, and Maree prepared the sandwiches and the tea and coffee. Jill runs a Craft stall selling donated products, and there is a Door Prize and a ticket raffle, proceeds of which come back to the Club for be used for subsidized trips and treats.






The humorous musical skits….Shelagh with “Who is going to spoon with me?” and Rita and Laurie making us laugh with ‘The little blue Man’, and a cancan by a dancer wearing a flirty skirt and sports shoes.




Next Meeting on the  8th of August at Russell island with feature  two inspirational women guest speakers…Margaret Broom speaking about the house she built by herself, and Judith Grady reading from her book, “The Magic Islands”

The Macleay Island Meeting is this week on Friday the 25th July…and I will share the photos after the meeting…

Remember, if you wish to go to Boomers on Friday make sure you are on the 9am ferry from Russell island ready to be met at the jetty by the Golf Club Courtesy Bus…or simply walk up the hill to the Community Centre, which is almost behind the Pub on the corner.

Hope to see you there……

Published by ladymaggic

Artist, Traveller, Researcher and Writer, currently living on Macleay Island., where I photograph and share experiences and events around the Islands and Island Life until I am able to travel again. Travel photos and videos about many places in Australia​ and the world

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