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Korora VIEW Club

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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. 

When

  • Meeting Day the 1st Tuesday of each month at 11.00am
  • Sawtell RSL Club,  38-40 First Ave, SAWTELL NSW 2452

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SAWTELL

Sawtell RSL Club, 38-40 First Ave , SAWTELL , NSW 2452

Club News

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Meet Our 2022 Committee

Front Row L-R: Dianne, Treasurer; Julianne, President;  Stephanie, Asst. Secretary; Janet, Secretary; Lesley, Delegate; Back Row: Carol, Vice-President.

Absent from photo: Dana, Asst.Treasurer; Bronwyn, Program Officer;  Maxine, Publicity Officer.

29th Birthday Celebrations

At the October meeting members dressed in bright colours to celebrate 29 years of Korora VIEW Club. Everyone was treated to an assortment of Lindt chocolates as a birthday gift, and the day proved to be a huge success.   

We were also fortunate to have a fascinating guest speaker, Professor and Historian Lynda Garland. The meeting was followed by a delicious luncheon and a beautiful birthday cake made by our club's Program Officer Bronwyn.

       

A Visit to Historic Bellingen

It was another wonderful social day in August when members, and an uninvited guest enjoyed lunch at The Old Butter Factory in the small town of Bellingen, on Waterfall Way.

 

Welcome Back Dianne

Treasurer Dianne was welcomed back at the August General Meeting after her trip to the USA to visit family. A great job was done, in Dianne's absence, by Assistant Treasurer Dana.

Photo L-R: Dana, Dianne, Narelle and Bev, with glasses raised.

The Smith Family 100 Year Celebration

A fun time was had by all who attended the 100 Year Celebration of The Smith Family held in June at the beautiful home of Vice President Carol.

The party atmosphere saw members dressed as flappers wearing feather boas, lace gloves, beads, head pieces and fishnet stockings! Surprisingly, on a very chilly day, President Julianne donned a 1920’s bathing suit, but soon resorted to her knitted jumper.

May’s Fundraiser

Our May meeting, and a pre-celebration for Mother’s Day, was a huge success both financially and socially. As a major fundraiser our wonderful members came along with basket loads of donations for the Jumble Sale.

Guest speaker Chris Blamey, President of the Friends of the South Solitary Island Lighthouse Association, spoke about the history of the lighthouse. Chris had so many stories from the early 1880’s and beyond he had us all sitting on the edge of our chairs wanting to learn more about the lighthouse, the living conditions on the island and the current restoration program.

 

 

A Favourite Meal of Members - freshly cooked local Barramundi

2021 Recap

Last year was another disruptive year due to a few stops and starts because of COVID scares, but with the usual Korora VIEW Club spirit, and in the words of President Carol, we soldiered on, with fun, laughter and lots of fund raising activities taking place to ensure the ongoing sponsorship for our three Learning for Life students.

General meetings are held at the Coffs Harbour Leagues Club on the 1st Tuesday of each month, always followed by a speaker, a mouth-watering luncheon and the occasional glass of wine.

 

At the Butterfly House

 

Lunch at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery

  

2021 Social Events

Social outings during 2021 included a visit to The Secret Garden Café, The Butterfly House, The Bunker Cartoon Gallery, The Chill ‘n Chat Café and The North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens.

North Coast Botanical  Gardens

 

Lunch at the Shearwater Restaurant followed the Botanical Gardens visit

 

 

 

 

 Dr. Rosemary Hepworth with Pres Carol

 

2021 Guest Speakers

During the year guest speakers were plentiful. At our March meeting we not only celebrated International Women’s Day in style but we also had the pleasure of listening to the very apt speaker Dr. Rosemary Hepworth, a retired surgeon and a Past President of The Pan African Association of Surgeons. Rosemary captivated members with her tales of adventure and danger as a navigator taking part in numerous ‘air races’ over Africa. She had everyone sitting on the edge of their chairs

At other meetings Ingrid Gardner gave an informative talk about the Rymarine course, sponsored by Rotary for teenagers interested in Marine Science; Wendy Hunter visited and brought us up to date with the area activities; Pandora Chippindall, owner of Pandas Paws Healing Hounds enlightened us with the tasks of assistance dogs that help individuals with disabilities achieve greater independence and of course President Carol kept all members amused with her endless supply of jokes.

Members enjoying the friendship of VIEW

 

2021 Christmas

 

Celebrations

The year culminated with a lunch meeting at the Moonee Tavern. Secret Santa was also in attendance and our Program Officer Bronwyn treated everyone to her delicious home-made Christmas cake (a very welcomed yearly tradition).

National and Regional News

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Korora VIEW Club

Community Expo in Ulladulla

Community Connect Southern Shoalhaven (CCSS) recently held their inaugural Community Expo at the Ulladulla Civic Centre where sixty (60) local Community not-for-profit organisations came together to show their wares. VIEW was well represented on the day;

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Please Vote for Gunnedah Evening

Dear friends, hopefully other members will vote for us, we are in the lead so far and have the chance of winning $3000 for our students - Gunnedah Evening VIEW Club has been nominated as a community organisation of note in Greater Bank's Greater New England Community Funding Competition. Please vote as often as you can on the Greater Bank voting page, https://greater.com.au/greaternewengland, to maximise our chances of winning $5,000 in funding from the bank. Visitors to the Greater Bank website may vote once per hour."

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Korora VIEW Club

VIEW National Online Raffle 2022

VIEW Clubs Online Raffle celebrating The Smith Family’s Centenary 2022

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Events Calendar

We have some great events coming up, take a look at the calendar and get involved!

Mar 8

International Women's Day 2023

International Women's Day celebrations are happening around the country at your local VIEW club.

Sep 8

VIEW National Convention 2023

We are pleased to announce the 56th VIEW National Convention will be held in Hobart, TAS from 8-10 September 2023.