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 Judith Ellem - 02 6655 8629.
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.
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
2020 Bellinger Valley VIEW Club Committee
Anne Hickey presenting flowers to Andrea Cross
2020 International Women’s Day
The Bellinger Valley VIEW Club NSW hosted an International Women’s Day on March 5th. We were delighted to welcome VIEW Club members from Nambucca-Macksville, Bonville-Boambee, Woolgoolga, Korora and Urunga.
Shelley Lowe, the Coffs Harbour International Woman of the Year 2019, spoke to us about empowering women in our community through physical exercise. Shelley is a fitness instructor who runs classes for women of all ages and has inspired women for many years.
2020 February AGM
Two new members of the committee: Heather Taylor (on left) who is the new Treasurer and Judith Ellem the new secretary.
Jeanette Gosschalk was presented with her 10-year badge on Monday 17th February 2020.
Lesley Carroll, National Councillor presenting Laurice Lavender with 20 year badge.
Megan Octigan won 1st Prize at the Bellingen Show last May for her flower arrangement submitted on behalf of Bellinger Valley VIEW Club. She won $100 which goes towards the Learning for Life students we support.
The Bellinger Valley VIEW Club met on Monday 17th June to celebrate our 34th Birthday with the theme of “An Italian Affair”. Guests joined us from neighbouring clubs, Urunga and Nambucca-Macksville. Everyone enjoyed the camaraderie and a delicious Italian meal.
Three members were awarded badges by National Councillor, Mrs Lesley Carroll. Robyn Ipsen and Sydette Anderson were awarded 10 years badges, while Laurice Lavender was awarded her 20 years badge. Congratulations ladies.
Area NG02 Zone Conference and Church Service
Zone NGO2 Councillor Fay Kastelein from Mollymook VIEW Club hosted the annual Church Service and conference for VIEW Clubs Australia on Friday 13th May 2016. Eight clubs from Sussex Inlet to Moruya were represented by 76 VIEW MembersRead more...
Developing VIEW Clubs
Continuing to grow existing clubs and creating new clubs remains just as important today as it was 55 years ago when a small group of women met with the object of forming the very first VIEW Club.Read more...
VIEW's volunteering role
VIEW Club members are some of the most active volunteers for The Smith Family. Members assist at after school Learning Clubs, mentor students, supervise students in the reading program and assist in many Smith Family offices around the country.Read more...
60th Anniversary Gala - Area NG NSW South Coast Berry to Eden
Monday, 26 October 2020 at Batemans Bay Soldiers Club
Sydney 60th Anniversary Celebration - Sydney
We are pleased to announce VIEW's 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Celebrations will be held in Sydney on Friday 30 October 2020. You are invited to come and join in the fun and celebrations….