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
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The Korora Committee for 2018 with National Councillor Lesley Carroll. (L to R) Cecilia Bayliss, Sheba Browne, Stephanie Thompson, Maxine McClelland, Dianne McLeod, Jillian Hyslop, Bronwyn Hobby, Carol Ryland, Margaret Webb, NC Lesley Carroll, Julianne Schroder.
The 2018 Korora VIEW Committee
There were both some old and new faces when Korora VIEW Club welcomed yet another full Committee for 2018. Carol Ryland who has served in many different Committee roles over the years was returned as President.
New National Councillor for Area NM and also a member of Korora VIEW Club, Lesley Carroll, presided over the installation of office bearers.
Others members continuing on in their previous Committee roles are Secretary Dianne McLeod, Assistant Secretary Stephanie Thompson, Treasurer Maxine McClelland and Assistant Treasurer Jillian Hyslop. PNVP Sheba Browne has moved to Publicity and new faces on Committee are PNC Cecilia Bayliss as Vice President, Julianne Schroder as Delegate and Margaret Webb and Bronwyn Hobby as Program Officers
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
Blue Illusion Shopping Day Announced
Save the Date Blue Illusion have announced that they will be holding a Styling Workshop/National shopping day on Thursday 1 November 2018 in support of The Smith Family and VIEW Clubs.Read more...
Area NA Gala at East Maitland
On Saturday July 21, 2018 150 VIEW (Voice Interest and Education of Women) Club Members, from the Hunter and Central Coast, came together to celebrate a day of friendship at the East Maitland Bowling Club.Read more...
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