Friendship Group Cruise Celebrates 25 Years of Imagine Cruising on Port Stephens

Members of the Port Stephens Friendship Group enjoying an Imagine Cruise.


PORT Stephens is home to some very special community groups.

One of these is the Port Stephens Friendship Group.

Fran Wathen joined the group 10 years ago when she came to the Bay and loves the sense of community.

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We are no longer confined to our four walls with COVID-19 restrictions lifting and Fran wants to encourage people to step out and get back to where you used to be or to take a new step forward with new activities.

Fran Wathen told News Of The Area, “This is what keeps you young and going, it is being active and being out there on the go.

Fran recently took on the presidency of Friendship Group which meets once a month for planning purposes and holds recurring activities and outings every month.

“There’s movie days, bowls days and special events.”

“Members of The Port Stephens Friendship Group recently enjoyed a cruise on Imagine which is celebrating 25 years of cruising on beautiful Port Stephens.

“It has been some time since they have been able to get back to all their regular meetings and events, but this week they certainly enjoyed a wonderful time together on the water.

“There was also resumption of social bowls and lunch at Nelson Bay Bowling Club, regular movie days at the cinema, happy hours at Roy Wood Reserve, and their regular meetings are now allowed to have 90 people in attendance,” she said.

Port Stephens Friendship Group has 101 members and around 50 potential new friends for you to meet at each meeting.

This group welcomes new members to come and make new friends whilst enjoying a happy and active life in retirement.

For more information contact Fran on 0419 801 121, you are assured of a warm friendly welcome.




Never too old to enjoy meeting new friends.

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