Introducing our sub & affiliate clubs!
Community is what drives Our Vision at The Westport Club. We are driven to making a significant contribution to the quality of community life and supporting others and organisations to do the same! This year we are very excited to be bringing back our inaugural ‘Celebration of Vision’ event later in 2023. The celebration that takes place during an event like this is to honour our community and praise the wonderful contributions they each make to support our vision.
In anticipation for this event, we have been meeting with each of our Sub & Affiliate Clubs to capture and share their unique stories. Our fourteen Sub & Affiliate clubs are closely linked with the foundations of our club and work with our Community Engagement Manager, Karen Faichney, collaborating to support and provide opportunities to enrich their communities. We want to shine a light on a club that embodies our very Vision – creating a connected and supportive community within our region.
Who are The Westport Travel Club?
The Westport Travel Club is a sub-club in our community, sharing a combined passion of travel and working together to make an impact to support local initiatives where they can. This club is a beautiful group of over 100 members who meet every third Tuesday of the month at our Events Centre in The Westport Club – socialising, connecting, and going on some great excursions! An amazing outlet for members to get out and explore the Port Macquarie surrounds with like-minded people.
Alongside the social opportunities The Westport Travel Club offers its members, they also collectively share a united purpose to give back to their local community. The generosity of the club with their annual donations continues their core mission of creating a connected and supportive community within our region. The Westport Travel Club has contributed to organisations like The Greater Port Macquarie Dementia Friendly Alliance, The Port Macquarie Lions Club, Lifeline Mid Coast, Ronald McDonald House, and more! Their continued support of local organisations and innovative projects creates a lasting impact for others and their quality of life. As locals they know the importance of supporting and connecting with local people, groups, and organisations – continuing a legacy of passionate community contributors.
Our Interview with The Westport Travel Club
When we sat down with Anne & Leslie from The Westport Travel Club we were instantly welcomed by their warm company and great stories from the club. With humble beginnings the club started small, now working up to the 100+ members that join them for monthly excursions. Movement for them was limited over the past few years with travel restrictions and safety of members remaining a high priority. Over the past few months though the club has seen interest rise in membership as people look to get back out and find like-minded community groups.
We loved hearing the travel stories the club had to share, with days for them spent chatting, laughing, and sometimes just simply enjoying the company of friends during their trips. Both Anne and Leslie said they couldn’t decide on a favourite trip from over the years. They try to not revisit the same place more than once and if they do return, they make sure to enjoy a new activity or experience on the trip. This makes every trip for their club new, unique, and exciting!
But it isn’t just the travel itself that the members enjoy – it’s absolutely the company and community felt within the group. This gives them the opportunity to get out and meet new friends, share stories, and make memories without having to travel too far from town. The Westport Travel Club is a great sub-club within our community, and we look forward to sharing more of their story with short interview snippets over on our Facebook & Instagram pages.
Interested in learning more?
If you would like to know more about this sub-club or join The Westport Travel Club to experience exciting excursions with like-minded people, contact The Westport Club at [email protected]. They are always welcoming new members and have a full calendar of trips planned for 2023!
For more on our community involvement, check out our previous Blogs;