Batlow VIEW Club was formed in 1990.
Currently, the Club sponsors two Smith Family Learning for Life students and is actively involved in fundraising activities to raise donations for The Smith Family programs.
Our Learning for Life students will benefit from both our birthday luncheon and our volunteering at Ciderfest.
We are always open to new members, so please get in touch today and come and see what it's all about.
- Meeting Day on 2nd Wednesday of the month at 11.00am
- Batlow RSL Club
Beth - 02 6946 5142
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
Batlow VIEW member, Clarice, was delighted to receive the door prize.
Batlow VIEW members, Chris and Lynne at work at the Garage Sale.
Batlow VIEW Club Enters Community Events
The National Garage Sale Trail in October provided a perfect opportunity for Batlow VIEW Club to raise much-needed funds to help support the education of disadvantaged Australian children. Another successful October fundraiser was the Open Garden week-end at Tumbarumba, where members staffed the gate at the gorgeous garden of Ann Miles.
Now that winter is behind us numbers are growing at our luncheons. Those attending in October were educated about the Gold Standard by guest speaker Philip Barton. Philip is more at home speaking to politicians in Europe and we were honoured with his first speech in Australia. His overview of history revealed the significance of the Gold Standard in lifting people out of poverty in 19th Century England.
Cookie the cow noisily received many donations from members for the Smith Family Toy and Book appeal on this occasion. Other activities included a challenging quiz where we had to use our bodies as well as our brains. The Viewpoint asking us to complete the saying “all that glitters…” received responses such as “is worth a look, is hard on the eyes, comes from a hole in the ground, and is in the eye of the beholder”.
Plans are underway for our Christmas Luncheon on 14th December. The cost will be $25. Items for our hampers can be brought to the November meeting or left at the Library. There will be a paper bag auction of mystery gifts ($5 limit) at the party.
Visitors are welcome to join in all the fun at the RSL on the second Wednesday of each month at 11 am for 11.30 at a cost of $16. Phone Janet on 69482919 for more information.
Batlow VIEW members Beth, Sue and Margaret freezing for VIEW at the garage sale.
Eventful Month for Batlow VIEW
Batlow VIEW members celebrated our 26th birthday in Antarctic style. The 29 penguin-dressed in black and white party-goers included 3 visitors from Tumut Day Club, 1 from Tumut Evening Club, 2 from Junee including Zone Councillor Liz Evers, and National Councillor Barbara Carlotta from Leeton.
Activities Officer Evelyn Lett and her troupe of Highland Penguin Dancers, Gail Verweij and Teona Smith, entertained us with a penguin reel. Members also played pass the parcel with mittens and scarves. President Margaret Sedgwick provided a video of her flight over the Antarctic, while Janice Vanzella baked and decorated the birthday cake.
The viewpoint, your luggage got lost on your Antarctic trip – what would you miss the most, inspired Evelyn to write a poem.
My luggage has gone, what shall I do?
That slack airline, maybe I’ll sue!
No Bourbon to warm me on these cold nights.
No jumpers, no beanies, no scarves, no tights,
No warm underwear to keep out the cold,
Could go in the nuddy but I’m not that bold.
Many members also contributed to Batlow’s Ciderfest, and we had a good time there too. We could be found staffing stalls and entry gates, organising behind the scenes and dressed as apple tarts – all helping towards the smooth running of a tremendous street party.
The Penguin Dance Troupe
2019 International Women’s Day Luncheon - Wollongong
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2018 Area NM Gala
Area NM held their Gala in September at Sawtell Golf Club with 100 VIEW members and friends. The theme for the day was "An Elegant Affair" and the attendees each received an elegant clutch purse which were beautifully crafted by members from Coffs City Evening VIEW Club, Coffs Harbour Day VIEW Club and Woolgoolga Day VIEW Club.Read more...
Blue Illusion Shopping Day Announced
Your Invitation to Blue Illusion National Shopping Day and Styling Workshop on Thursday 1 November 2018 in support of The Smith Family and VIEW Clubs.Read more...