Helmut Anfried 1940 16 Dec 2019

VALE Helmut Anfried – WRAG Badminton Convenor.

Born in Austria and moved as a 17 year old, post WW2, to Australia with his mother  and siblings (his father died in the war) . Like most migrants his family was sent to Bonegilla and after moving to several places settled in Melbourne.

He worked in several jobs before finding his niche at Telecom.

Helmut Anfried was active for many years in the Committee of Management of the Southern Community Centre until this was taken over in 2018 by Monash City Council.

For many years he was Convenor for the Tuesday evening Badminton Group and played table tennis on Thursdays. He is survived by his wife Ingrid, 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren.

Go to the ‘News & Events’ tab to locate a link to the WRAG 45th Anniversary Presidents Speech, incorporating the Cliff Imer 45th Anniversary Historical Oration

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 6th April 2020 – WRAG Annual General Meeting and Annual Convenor’s Meeting

Mt Waverley Youth Centre – Miller Cescent – 3:30 PM Monday 6 April 2020

Please contact Secretary Roel vont Steen for nomination forms and any Agenda Items by Monday 30 March 2020 on www.secretary@wrag.org.au

 Welcome to Waverley Retirement Activities Group

Do you live in or around the City of Monash or Waverley/Glen Waverley area in Melbourne, Australia? Some 30% of our members live outside the City of Monash.

Are you over 50, a “senior citizen”,  an “older-adult,” a “baby-boomer,” or either retired, or  contemplating retirement?

Looking for friendly company. Want to keep active by participating in group social activities. For example playing cards, having a chat over a cuppa, enjoying a meal, friendly table-tennis, badminton, scrabble, 500, Mah Jong, golf, or joining the walkers? Join WRAG and enjoy!

home-image0115 group activities to choose from.

Our activities are held in Council halls, private homes and public places.  We get together at the annual General Meeting, Melbourne Cup Eve Picnic, and at our two Games afternoons a year, and of course, at our Christmas Social.

New activities can be added.  If your favourite group activity is not on our list, you can start it. If you already run a group activity that is not on our list, you may consider becoming an affiliate group and get more members from WRAG. Enquire now.

What do you want to do? Exercise? – we have 6 Exercise & Sport Activity Groups. Play games? – we have 7 Games Activity Groups who play on most days of the week.

Meet people and have a chat? – the Daytime Outing Groups may be just what you’re looking for!

Click on the Activities link to check them all out. The benefits of joining WRAG include:

  • Friendly people. Good company.
  • Fun activities for both the body and the brain.
  • Transport arranged if you don’t have a car.
  • Quarterly newsletter to keep you informed.

Very low membership fee. ($10 to join. $15 ongoing annual fee from 1 January 2020.) No waiting list. Come along and try out any of the activities before you join.

About Us

Waverley Retirement Activities Group Inc. (WRAG) began in April, 1974 …

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We have 15 Activity Groups and around 40 Group activities each month.

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News & Events

Quarterly WRAG News, media releases and local newspaper articles.

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