As Anzac Day falls on the April Club Meeting date, the April meeting is cancelled. The next Club meeting will be on Thursday 23rd May when we hold the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea at an outdoor venue. The time will be at 10.00 am. See Meetings page for details.

Mah Jong is every Tuesday morning (bring your own lunch) from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and Scrabble is played each Saturday at 11.00 am with nibbles served by our President, Fran Smith, at her place. Book Club is on the first Monday of the month at 12 noon, depending on public holidays and other circumstances. The venue at the moment is at the Darwin City Council Library (City Branch) in The Hub Room (opposite the Library entrance). Please note though that the next Book Club will be held on Friday April 5th at 11.30 am as the Ionian member presenting the book is unavailable until this date.. Contact Fran Smith, Book Club Coordinator and President, on the Contact Page if you wish to attend.

If you are interested in what our club can offer you, after an introductory morning coffee with the President, Fran Smith, guests can attend up to three activities (can be a combination of activities and/or Club meetings) before being asked to join our friendship club. See Joining tab for further information.

If you are interested in joining the Darwin Ionian Club at any of the activities that the Club offers, please email us or ring the President, Fran Smith. Details are on the Contact Us page and the Joining page on this website.


Activities so far in 2019 have been a won ton cooking class; coffee morning at Karma Cafe, Parap; an art viewing at Parap with coffee after at the Cyclone Cafe. In 2018 Christmas lunch was at Monsoons (enjoyed by all with good food and the lovely table setting). Other activities were a tour of the Darwin City Council followed by morning tea; a coffee morning at the Mitchell Bar, Hilton Hotel; lunch at Lizards Bar and Restaurant, and a coffee morning at the Four Birds Cafe in the Star Village Arcade. The Club celebrated its 28th Birthday at the end of September. We had a good lunch at the Moorish Cafe. In mid September we visited the at Charles Darwin University Art Gallery with  coffee on campus at Kings Soul Food Café. In August we visited the Territory Wildlife Park and had a picnic lunch. Early August at the Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory (MAGNT) members and friends viewed Unruly Days Territory Life 1911-1921 and had coffee/tea afterwards at the new Saltwater Cafe at MAGNT. July was a quiet month with many members away. Early July one of our members hosted a lunch at her place. On June 1st the Club had an information table at the COTA Seniors Expo at Palmerston. Mid June members visited the NT Archives Centre, to experience Inside Out, Fannie Bay Gaol. End of May we had the annual Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea at the Jingili Water Gardens. Early May we met at the Cyclone Cafe in Parap Village and a small group of Club members visited the Nomad Art Gallery at Parap Village. We viewed a series of drawings on Instability by Darwin artist Winsome Jobling. Her media is paper and this exhibition showed clouds in the Dry Season. The NT Library at Parliament House in March had a display of ‘Wet Season’s Treasures.’ Afterwards we had dinner at the Chow Restaurant at the Darwin Waterfront. February’s coffee morning was at Kurk’s Cakes. At the end of January the Darwin Ionian Club had a members and partners evening at the Spice Garden Eating Place at Nightcliff. We all braved the storms to enjoy our evening with great food.

The Darwin Ionian Club members also attend exhibitions at the Art Gallery (Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory) or at other exhibitions or events in Darwin and/or surrounds. Members and guests meet often for coffee mornings at various venues around Darwin. Once a year members and guests attend a progressive dinner with nibbles and drinks at a beach side location followed by dinner and dessert at a member’s home.

If you are interested in knowing more about the club, please contact Fran Smith, Membership Secretary via the Club email on the Contacts Us page.