Grafton VIEW Club was formed in 1967.
Club members are actively involved in fundraising activities to raise donations for The Smith Family programs.
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 4th Tuesday of the month at 11.00am
- at Grafton District Services Club
Helen - 02 6642 3867
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
Succeeding in Life
The guest speaker for April was Betty Calloway, who spoke of her life as My very small footprint.
She told a story of her personal challenge, commencing with the background of her parents as immigrants arriving in Australia. She described her life growing up at school, & how she was placed in an Opportunity Class in years four & five.
As time went by, Betty married & had three children. Sadly, her husband died leaving Betty with a very young family. It was a struggle, & to make ends meet, she took in ironing & did other jobs. Betty always dreamt of becoming a teacher, & eventually was accepted to do the Leaving Certificate at a school, which fitted in with looking after a family.
Betty passed with flying colours, & was accepted to Alexander Mackie Teachers’ College. She was the first widow to be accepted to Teachers’ College with dependent children. Many newspaper articles were published about her struggle. Betty proudly graduated to teach for many years, working her way to Assistant Principal. Indeed a brilliant & enlightening story!
Whats Happening In Grafton
Have you ever wondered about what you could do to help disadvantaged children? VIEW Club has an easy answer to this! All you have to do is accept VIEW Club’s invitation to enjoy sharing a meal once a month with women of all ages, & listen to a guest speaker. This guest speaker can enlighten, & perhaps enlarge your perception of what it is to participate as an active community citizen. Such a simple & rewarding pleasure can help so many disadvantaged children to a better education.
VIEW also holds coffee mornings, & occasions where friendships can be cultivated & maintained for a lifetime.
Notes for May
At the May meeting votes will be taken for The Voice of VIEW National Resolutions in preparation for the National Convention. Some interesting votes to be presented!
The guest speaker for the May meeting will be Simon Trivett. Simon is a solicitor at Pollack, Greening & Hampshire. He will be using a PowerPoint presentation, & is open to any questions you may have been thinking about.
The next VIEW meeting will be Tuesday 28th May, commencing at 10.30am at Grafton District Services Club, Mary Street.
Please jot this date onto your calendar so that you don’t miss out on fun & friendship at the Grafton VIEW Club. Please phone Vorna for catering purposes at 66424719.
More April News
At the April meeting, the raffle was won by Sandra Simpson, & the lucky door prize went to Lyn Irving. The Thought Book was taken by Sandra Simpson.
During the month, members attended & enjoyed the Red Cross morning tea, & the Grafton CWA fashion parade.
L-R Toni Tomas, Anne Dinham (Zone Councillor NMO3), Karen Hogan (wife of local MP), Hazel Oxenford, Cecilia Bayliss (National Councillor NMO)
Cecilia Bayliss, Gwynneth Denner, Ann Dinham, Val Chalker, Wendy Hunter, Toni Thomas and Yvonne Willis.
50 VIEW Years Celebrations
What a wonderful celebration held to celebrate 50 years of the Grafton VIEW Club.
122 ladies were in attendance and many travelled from Urunga, Nambucca/Macksville, Dorrigo, Coffs Harbour, Woolgoolga, Maclean and Yamba VIEW Clubs. These included two past National Councillors and a Past National Vice President.
Toni Thomas, National Vice President, travelled to Grafton to celebrate with us, a nostalgic visit as she had spent many years in the Clarence Valley with her young family. Cecilia Bayliss, National Councillor, presented Hazel Oxenford with her 50 year badge, a wonderful achievement.
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...
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...