ACT Local Committee

SCOA Australia is managed by National Office in Canberra.

If you have any questions about your membership of SCOA Australia, please contact SCOA Australia’s Membership Secretary, Arlene Wilkinson, by phone 02 6286 7977 or send her an email to scoaaustralia@scoa.asn.au

If you have any questions about the issues SCOA Australia is currently focusing on, please go to the Current Issues page on this website, or contact SCOA Australia’s Executive Officer, Anne Willenborg, by phone 02 6286 7977 or by email to executive@scoa.asn.au

For all other matters, please contact your Local Committee as shown.

 Name  Phone Email
John Blount, Local Convener 02 6292 5064 scoa.act@scoa.asn.au
Annette Barbetti 02 6241 4579 barbaj@grapevine.net.au
Bob Steins 02 6260 3340 rorost@bigond.com
David Gorell 02 6254 5990 airie@tpg.com.au
Ian Buchanan 02 6286 4127 ibuchon@grapevine.com.au
John Richmond
Peter Barker 0409 440 342 pbarker@pcug.org.au
Rob Hanna 0407 465 664 rob.hanna@bigpond.com
Wal Collins 02 6254 9590 walscoa@wbmm.id.au

You may contact any of the above Local Committee members either by email or phone as shown, or you can send them a letter to the following address:

SCOA Australia
PO Box 107
MAWSON ACT 2607

Local Committee meetings and members’ general meetings

The SCOA Australia ACT Local Committee meets at 10.30 am on the second Tuesday of the month.  All members are welcome to attend.  

From the end of October, these meetings will be held in the large meeting room at SCOA Australia’s National Office, Pearce Community Centre, Building 3, Room 8, Collett Place, Pearce ACT 2607.

Please contact any of the above Local Committee members as shown, or call National Office on phone  02 6286 7977 for further details.

Remainder of 2017

Monday 4 December 2017 at 10.30 am
Members’ General Meeting
Southern Cross Club Woden
92-96 Corinna Street
PHILLIP ACT 2606
Guest speaker
Trish Low, Home Options Adviser, ACT Council of the Ageing.
Trish will talk about COTA, what it does and what services it offers and its current activities and priorities in her particular area of expertise.

Members’ general meetings scheduled for 2018

Tuesday 27 March 2018 at 10.30 am
Members’ ACT Annual General Meeting
Ainslie Football Club
52 Wakefield Avenue
AINSLIE ACT 2602
Guest speaker: TBC.

Monday 4 June 2018 at 10.30 am
Members’ General Meeting
Southern Cross Club Woden
92-96 Corinna Street
PHILLIP ACT 2606
Guest speaker: TBC.

Tuesday 25 September 2018 at 10.30 am
Members’ General Meeting
Ainslie Football Club
52 Wakefield Avenue
AINSLIE ACT 2602
Guest speaker: TBC.

Monday 3 December 2018 at 10.30 am
Members’ General Meeting
Southern Cross Club Woden
92-96 Corinna Street
PHILLIP ACT 2606
Guest speaker: TBC.

SCOA ACT’s Recruitment program for 2017/2018

SCOA ACT will have recruitment stalls in shopping malls across Canberra as shown below.  Generally starts about 8.30 am until 1.30 pm. Please come and meet your SCOA ACT Local Committee members.
Please contact David Gorell (see above) for further details.

 Location  Date
Erindale Centre Thursday 26 October 2017
Ainslie Shops Thursday 9 November 2017
Curtin Shopping Precinct Thursday 23 November 2017
Tuggeranong Festival event Saturday 25 November 2017
Dickson Shopping Precinct Thursday 7 December 2018
Jamison Plaza Thursday 18 January 2018
Southlands Shopping Centre (Mawson) Thursday 1 February 2018
Charnwood Shops Thursday 15 February 2018
Lanyon Shopping Centre Thursday 1 March 2018
ACT Seniors EXPO Thursday 15 March 2018
Chisholm Shops Thursday 29 March 2018
Gungahlin Marketplace Thursday 12 April 2018

 Downloads

 Date Document
26 October 2017 ACT Budget Consultations submissions 2018-19

 Centrelink’s Financial Information Service free seminars

Centrelink’s Financial Information Service offers free seminars on a range of topics relating to retirement.
Click here to see the details of upcoming seminars in the ACT.
Bookings are required. To book a spot, call Centrelink on 136 357 or send them an email at fis.seminar.bookings@humanservices.gov.au

Changes to the Gold Opal Card for ACT Seniors Cards Holders

From Monday 31 October 2016, Transport Canberra has partnered with Transport NSW to automatically validate ACT seniors’ eligibility for concession travel in NSW. Transport NSW has also removed the 60 day expiry on ACT Seniors’ Gold Opal Cards. Click here for more details. 

Newsflash! ACT Veterans and Seniors e-Newsletter

The ACT Office for Veterans and Seniors, Community Participation Group, is putting out a monthly e-Newsletter (approximately 25 pages long) describing events and activities relevant to the ACT Seniors Community.  SCOA’s review of this free document is excellent.  If you wish to be added to the newsletter mailing list (email or postal) or you have an article you would like included in future editions, please email communityparticipation@act.gov.au

Information pertaining to the operations of the former ACT Branch has been archived.  For further details, or if you are looking for a particular document, please contact SCOA Australia National Office on phone 02 6286 7977.