Bellinger Valley VIEW Club was formed in 1985.
We are an enthusiastic and friendly group of women who provide support and friendship for each other while promoting the work of The Smith Family. Our club raises funds to proudly sponsor five disadvantaged students on the Smith Family's Learning for Life program. We take pride in hearing about their educational journeys and achievements. A number of members tutor school children with reading at the local primary school. This is greatly appreciated by the school community.
- Meeting Day on 3rd Monday of the month at 11.00 am
- Bellingen Golf Club
Secretary Maree - 02 6655 4216
President Gina - 02 6655 1756
We meet monthly for a luncheon and an enjoyable program which includes a guest speaker or activities around a theme such as our birthday in June or "Christmas in July" celebrations. In addition to our meetings we also enjoy social outings, such as bus trips, morning teas, croquet, soup and slice days, Kegel bowling.
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Anne Hickey presenting flowers to Andrea Cross
2019 International Women’s Day Morning Tea
The Bellinger Valley VIEW Club held an International Women’s Day Celebration on Friday March 8th at the Cedar Bar in Bellingen. We were excited to have so many ladies attending our event with guests from VIEW Clubs in our region including Bonville-Boambee, Urunga, Nambucca/Macksville, and Korora View. Also attending were members of the Bellingen Australian Red Cross, Bellingen CWA and Bellingen Lyons Club.
Our stimulating Guest Speaker was Andrea Cross from the Coffs Harbour Business and Professional Women’s Network which is an advocate for women in the workplace. This organisation is raising awareness in the workplace for women suffering from domestic violence, and women wishing to breastfeed their babies at work. They also advocate for women who lack enough superannuation upon their retirement due to child rearing, illness or having to look after elderly parents.
Members Pamela Cook (left) and Lyn Buckley celebrated special birthdays in November and we were delighted to wish them a "Happy Birthday" at our November Meeting 2108 which was a Christmas Celebration with a Beach Theme.
Successful Cake Stall
The Bellinger Valley VIEW Club conducted a street stall on September 8th. It was enjoyable to greet shoppers in Bellingen on a Saturday morning as we sold home made goods such as cakes, jams and biscuits as well as home grown produce. All the money raised goes towards sponsoring our Learning For Life students so that they can obtain a good education.
Elaine Browning and granddaughter Mia, Megan Octigan, Sydette Anderson, Dinah Lawson
Melbourne Cup Celebration
What a wonderful Melbourne Cup Day celebration we all had on Tuesday November 6th. Bellinger Valley VIEW Club members and friends gathered to celebrate the excitement of the “race that stops the nation”. The ladies donned straw hats and vied to win first prize, whilst the men did the difficult job of judging. Colleen Monckton won first prize, Gina Troy won second, and Gail Raymond, third.
Winners - Gail on the left, Colleen in the centre, and Gina on the right.
NH01 Walk with VIEW
NH01 Zone Conference held on 28th October 2018 at Eat Your Greens Function Centre Eugowra was attended by 45 members from all clubs across the zone. The balloons in the photo represent the 22 Learning for Life students sponsored across the clubs in the zone.Read more...
Bunnings Coffs Harbour May 2019
Bunning’s made the generous offer to host VIEW stalls across the country. Four Clubs in Area NM Zone 02 – Bonville-Boambee, Coffs Harbour Day, Korora, Woolgoolga Day took part. A VIEW Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Tahini, Bunnings Coffs Harbour’s Activities Organiser.Read more...
2019 International Women's Day Area NI01
Eighty seven (87) members and guests from the Werris Creek, Coonabarabran, Gunnedah day and evening, Tamworth day and evening clubs, and Manilla, met at the Werris Creek Golf Club. Aboriginal, Elder Aunty Yvonne, gave the Welcome to Country. Photo above depicts Members showing the Balance signRead more...