What is the 100+ Club?
The 100+ Club is a club exclusively for people who have reached the age of 100 years. This club was started in 1993 and is constantly growing and improving. The 100+ Club aims to bring centenarians together at different events so that they may talk to someone their own age and share their memories and stories!
The club is completely unfunded but is run by QCCN and the 100+ Club co-ordinator, Debra. Despite this, there is no joining or membership fees, nor is there is any financial cost for centenarians to attend the 100+ Club’s annual events. Membership cannot be bought. The only way a person can join is to have reached the age of 100 years.
Why join the 100+ Club?
Members receive a certificate of membership as well as an exclusive member’s badge to wear at special occasions, or even every day. A few of the ladies in the club have even chosen to turn their badges into necklaces to wear every day. Members also receive a subscription to the club’s newsletter, ‘Centenarian’ and invitations to special 100+ Club events.
The 100+ Club issues its very own bi-monthly newsletter, ‘Centenarian’. This newsletter welcomes new members; features members who have been in the media spotlight; shares news on the 100+ Club’s members, events and projects; highlights centenarian news from around the world and has a special birthday mentions section.
What does the 100+ Club do?
The club has annual social occasion, exclusively for 100+ Club members and their carers. The Lord Mayor of Brisbane hosts a mid-year social event and Christmas
time is celebrated at a luncheon with club Patron, the Premier of Queensland. Functions are organised for other regions when possible, depending on centenarian numbers and availability.
Other functions are either special requests from the members (one year Eric A wanted to see the polar bears at Sea World and in 2010, Ruth F’s bowls club arranged a special Christmas luncheon) or Local Federal or State MP’s hosting a morning or afternoon tea to celebrate the birthday of a member.
What else is the 100+ Club involved in?
Recently, the 100+ Club has undertaken two very special projects. The first is the 100+ Club coffee table book – a collection of quotes and stories relating to Australian and world history, as told to the club co-ordinator. This book is now completed and is available at www.100plusclubbook.com
Documentarians The Flick Chicks have been following members of the 100+ Club for the past few years and their Documentary - "The 100+ Club: Just Keep Breathing" debuted on ABC1's compass in July 2012. It became the highest rated Compass Documentary for 2012 and has won two awards; a United Nations Media Peace Award for 'Promotion of Positive Images of the Older Person' as well as an 'Older People Speak Out' Media Award. If you haven't seen it already, it's a fantastic watch! More information on the doco as well as details on how to purchase the DVD can be found here - http://www.flickchicks.com.au/100+clubdoco/index
Louise Russell 100+Club and
For more information on the 100+ Club, contact Debra through here.