23 March 2020

Kia ora ADSA Social Club families

Due to the elevated situation with Covid-19, ADSA & Recreate have together made the decision to suspend our social club activities for April, May and June.  We have also cancelled the July disco. We hope that our regular social club calendar can start again in Term 3.

Of course, we will review the situation on a regular basis and keep you informed of any changes. It is disappointing to postpone activities for our young people but it is the right thing to do. Whilst the social clubs are on hold, your memberships are also on hold. For example, if we are on hold for 4 months, then you will not have to pay for the first 4 months of 2021 and so on.

Recreate are working hard to find new ways to provide support in this time, and they will keep you updated. Their offices will be closed until Term 3, however Grace will continue to be your point of contact for any queries and will be available via email ( If you, or your young person, are struggling, please reach out.

For now, please take care of yourselves and your families as we all settle into this new environment.

Best wishes to you all
Paula Beguely, ADSA Community Liaison Officer

Recreate NZ plan and facilitate the ADSA social clubs. There are two separate age groups that meet at various locations on the first Saturday of every month at the following times:

  • Youth (13-17 years): 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm
  • Adults (18+ years): 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Download 2020 Social Club Calendar (PDF)»

Download Social Club Registration Form (PDF)»


About Recreate NZ

Recreate NZ is a registered charitable Trust which exists to provide positive ‘out of family’ experiences for youth and young adults with disabilities. Recreate was established in 2002 by a group of parents in order to create more social and recreational opportunities for their children with disabilities. Over the last 13 years, Recreate NZ has grown a lot, and now is a provider of a wide range of adventure, educational, recreational and social development programmes.


Social Club Contact Number: 027-268-5182 (particularly for contact during event times)

Recreate Office: 09 638 5364

ADSA Office: 09 527 0060 or email Christel at

Programme Coordinator

Grace Cussell: Grace has been involved with ADSA for longer than she can remember. She is now the ADSA Social Club coordinator at Recreate and loves this job because of the awesome people she gets to work with, including her brother Max. Grace also studies a Law and Global Studies conjoint at the University of Auckland and is a rifleman in the NZ Army Reserves. She loves going on adventures – especially with the Social Club!