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.
WA State Conference - Registration open
The idea of holding a Development Conference is to spread the word about VIEW and The Smith Family to a wider audience in WA, as well as give local women and those new to VIEW the opportunity to attend a “Convention-like” event.Read more...
NB02 Blue Illusion National Shopping and Styling Day
Past National President, Gwen Wilton, and NB02 National Councillor, Jo Gray, had a wonderful day attending the Blue Illusion National Shopping and Styling day in Bowral to support The Smith Family. NB02 Clubs Kangaroo Valley, Wollondilly, Picton, Southern Highlands, Camden, Macarthur, Campbelltown and Ingleburn.Read more...
Area NB Walk with VIEW
Area NB held a Walk with VIEW on Monday 19 August at Picton Botanic Gardens where head gardener, Craig of Wollondilly Council, spoke on how to get the best out of our roses. Clubs are from NB01: Albion Park, Dapto, Fairy Meadow, Figtree, Helensburgh, Illawarra, Kiama, Shellharbour and NB02: Camden, Campbelltown, Ingleburn, Macarthur, Picton, Southern Highlands, Wollondilly.Read more...