TI-TREE Lodge resident Dorothy Stahel celebrated her centenary with friends and staff members, Tuesday 10 March. But that wasn’t the end of it: On Saturday 14 March she did it all again at a large family gathering at Shoreham.
Ms Stahel and husband Jeff moved to Flinders in 1968 and built a home described by locals as a five-iron from the Flinders hotel.
“As members of the Flinders Golf Club from 1963-2005 they made many friends when Flinders was still a small community and everyone knew each other,” daughter-in-law Lyn Stahel said.
“Dot was women’s president 1976-79 and also Ladies captain during that time.
“She helped get the Flinders Bowling Club up and running and was an active member. She also helped start a cards group, playing Bridge and Solo each week. She was instrumental in starting the Flinders Probus Club and was made a life member.”
In later life Dorothy moved to the Village Glen at Capel Sound and then, aged 94, she moved to Ti-Tree Lodge.
She has three children, eight grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 17 March 2020