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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
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).
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 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.
NM02 Walk with VIEW
The spring weather was ideal when VIEW members in Zone, NM02, joined together for coffee and laughter in the heart of Coffs Harbour.Read more...
Area NG Gala August
156 members and guests were there to hear and meet NVP Toni Thomas; NC AA Jan Roberts; NCNG Pat McRae; ZC NG02 Fay Kastelein; ZC NG03 Susan Stephenson; LfL Team Leader Suanne Sneddon; Keynote Speaker Gayle Dunn; Classical Vocalist Sarah Prestwidge; Kerrie O’Connor – Editor Fairfax Coastal Newspapers.Read more...
NSW NM02 Zone Conference
April Members from the six clubs in the Zone met in the beautiful and spacious surroundings of the Bonville International Golf Club to focus on friendship and connecting with each other, as well as finding innovative ways to expand our membershipRead more...