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
- Sawtell RSL Club, 38-40 First Ave, SAWTELL NSW 2452
- President: Julianne - 0429 387 273
- Email: email@example.com
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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.
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
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
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).
Senator Marise Payne visits
Senator Marise Payne visits Senator Marise Payne recently visited several communities along the NSW South Coast, spending a few hours in Batemans Bay, where both Senator Payne, and her escort, Senator Jim Molan, were hosted by VIEW Clubs of Australia NG02 Zone.Read more...
One Members Journey With VIEW
Meet Jeanette Calvi from Grafton Evening VIEW Club. Jeanette has been a VIEW member for 38 years. She recently contacted us to share how her life with VIEW began!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...
International Women's Day 2023
International Women's Day celebrations are happening around the country at your local VIEW club.
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.