Korora VIEW Club was formed in 1993.
Currently, the Club sponsors three Smith Family Learning for Life students and is actively involved in fundraising activities to raise donations for The Smith Family programs.
There is a Luncheon Meeting the first Tuesday of each month, usually with a guest speaker. A more informal, relaxed social day is held on the third Tuesday of each month. Events held during the year include games days, visits to botanic gardens and local entrepreneurial businesses, fashion parades, fun lunches and much much more.
Meeting Day the 1st Tuesday of each month at 11.00am
- at Coffs Harbour Ex-Services Club
Dianne - 0438 035 088
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
BACK ROW:- L-R Jillian (Asst. treasurer), Maxine (treasurer)
FRONT ROW L-R Bronwyn (program), Julianne (Delegate & Publicity), Lesley (Program), Stephanie (Assistant Secretary),
Carol (Vice President), Dianne (Secretary), Cecilia Bayliss (President)
2018 July - Christmas in July
Korora VIEW Club members celebrated "Christmas in July" at their monthly luncheon meeting. Kris Kringle parcels were exchanged in a left/right game, which was specifically written and personalised for Korora VIEW, with the names of some members included. There was lots of laughter AND much confusion as it was read, but enjoyed by all. Everybody came away with a most expensive gift, valued up to $5.00!
Guest speaker for July, Carol Jessop
One of the Korora VIEW members, Carol Jessop, spoke to the Club of her many and varied experiences when immigrating with her husband and two children to Australia in the late 1960's, as ... a TEN POUND POM! After enduring a 30 hour flight from the UK on a Boeing 707 she and her husband John were seeking work on Australian farms, but quite unprepared for what lay ahead in country Australia or for the Australian accent. However, despite the ups and downs associated with settling into a new country, they remain still, here in Oz, with no plans of living elsewhere.
Viv Wolfenden and Korora VIEW member Margaret Webb
2018 April - Senior's Week
In acknowledgement of Senior's Week, Korora VIEW Club invited 91 year old Viv Wolfenden to speak. Viv, a most remarkable gentleman, spoke to the club about his teen years working with the Post Office delivering mail and telegrams. These telegrams included the difficult notifications to families who had lost soldiers at the front during World War II.
As his career progressed he became a fluent morse code operator, skilled in both sending and listening to messages which overall proved to be an essential part of winning the war.
Viv now demonstrates and teaches children about morse code, is also a talented piano player and loves his garden.
Valentine's Day at Korora VIEW
At the 2018 February Luncheon Meeting Korora VIEW celebrated Valentines Day. Members were asked to wear red and with lots of hearts and fun evident there was much laughter.
LOVE was most definitely in the Air!!
2018 March - International Women's Day
In recognition of women's achievements, Korora VIEW Club celebrated International Women's Day with Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal Elder, Auntie Bea Ballangarry. Bea gave an inspiring talk of both her own and her mothers struggle, to achieve equality in receiving an education for herself as an indigenous child. With VIEW's connection to The Smith Family whose programs assist disadvantaged Australian children to get the most from their education, it struck a very familiar chord.
Aunty Bea was also named the 2018 Coffs Coast 'Woman of the Year'
Gumbaynggirr Elder Auntie Bea Ballangarry and Korora VIEW Vice President PNC Cecilia Bayliss
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...