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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.

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).

Korora VIEW picnic September

2020 September

Korora's first Social outing since March!  Fifteen of our members were so pleased to get together for a picnic Morning Tea at the Jetty in Coffs Harbour.  

Korora Christmas

Korora View celebrated their Christmas luncheon with a Christmas cake made by Bronwyn (program officer) and our President, Cecilia helping to celebrate the cake cutting!

Robyn  Porep from the Mercy Ship gave us a very informative talk about the hospital ship giving life saving surgery to some of the poorer people on the coast of Africa.



 

 

 

 

 

Garden Party and Bottle Auction

Garden Party & Bottle auction held at the home of Carol in November 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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   

 

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.   

 

National and Regional News

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Korora VIEW Club

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 sign

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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.

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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.

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Events Calendar

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