Lithgow VIEW Club was formed in 1969.
We are an enthusiastic and friendly group of women, who love getting together with friends, for fun and friendship. Throughout the year, we invite guest speakers to share their insights on varying topics at our meetings. We also regularly get together on social outings such as daytime Mystery Coach Trips, Lunches, and Musical performances in Sydney.
But it’s not just fun and socialising! We are immensely proud of the eight Learning for Life students we sponsor with the money we raise at our events.
We are always open to new members, so please get in touch today and come and see what it’s all about.
- Meeting Day on 2nd Wednesday of the month at 11.00am
- at Lithgow Workies
- President Deirdre: Ph 0477 217 333
- Secretary Lyn: Ph 0408 653 340
- Email: Lithgowviewclub@gmail.com
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
April 2022 Lithgow Easter Meeting
The Lithgow VIEW Club celebrated their Easter meeting by holding an Easter Hat parade. Many of the members wore their Easter hats and they looked spectacular. There was a competition for the Prettiest Hat which was won by Denise Fitzgerald and another for the Most Creative Hat which was won by Susan Banning. We held a one minute silence to remember our dear member and friend Vanessa Glendinning. Rest in peace dear Vanessa.
Our guest speaker was Kate Hurrell, CEO of Three Tree Lodge, who gave a very interesting talk on the health of Women in Ageing. There was a 10 year presentation to Cheryl Small and a new member presentation pack given to Janette Szann. We wish Beryl Evans all the best for her big 90th birthday this month.
Below: Some of the members wearing their Easter hats
Below: Cheryl Small receiving her 10 year pin from President Deidre Culla
Below: Kate Hurley accepting a gift from Marika Connolly
Vale Vanessa Glendinning
Meeting with New Committee
Was held in March with eighty eight members and three Guests. We had Raffles and a Trivia Quiz Things found in the Butcher's Shop. We couldn't separate two clever tables, so they all received a Mars Bar.
Wendy received her ten-year Service Pin from Assistant Secretary Sue and Meg received her new Membership pack and Badge.
Our Guest Speaker was Glenda Anthes who owns Intimate Dreams Lingerie. She is also a member of The Business Chamber of Commerce in Lithgow. Being International Women's Day, Glenda gave an interesting talk on the different challenges women around the world are facing today. Gwen thanked Glenda.
Raffle winners were Jan, Daphne and Norma. Once Again it was another fabulous day at VIEW.
New Committee elected at AGM.
The AGM was conducted by Past Zone Councillor Sue Banning with a full Committee being elected, lead by a new President, Deirdre. Deirdre is a founding member of Lithgow having joined our club at inauguration in 1969.
Decade pins were presented to three members, and new member badges were presented to two members.
Three members were congratulated on reaching milestone birthdays.
Member Doreen was congratulated by members for being awarded an OAM in the Australia Day honours.
Letters were read from our seven LfL students about their interests, hobbies and dreams for the future. It is always heart-warming to know we are helping a child with their education.
Our Guest Speaker was own member, Master Crafter Jenny Channing who displayed her beautiful Quilts, Handbags and Artwork.
2022 Australia Day Honours
Doreen awarded an OAM
Doreen was recognised for community effort with 50 years of volunteer work with the Lithgow Hospital Auxiliary. Doreen who is a life member of the auxiliary had to step away due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but as a life member she still plays a big role within the group. She began volunteer work with the Auxiliary in 1970 after an accident brought her to the hospital.
Doreen is proud of her achievements and was overjoyed, and honoured to receive such a prestigious award. Congratulations was to extended to Doreen from Lithgow VIEW and members of the Lithgow Community.
Happy New Year. We started the year 2022 with a social luncheon at the Blue Sky Chinese Restaurant. It was wonderful to have a social event, after all the cancellation of events in 2021.
We are hoping for a year of VIEW without interruptions.
Christmas Celebrations and Cheer
Ninety nine members and their guests enjoyed our end of year Christmas luncheon, with an optimistic outlook for VIEW and our Club in 2022.
Happy to be Back
Members return after another two month COVID lockdown, and eighty five Members were delighted to be meeting once again with their VIEW friends.
It was a happy occasion to welcome members back to VIEW after not holding our July meeting due to COVID restrictions. Guest Speaker was Rupert Grech who has written books on Tales of growing up in Wartime Malta Stories my Parents told me and Stylus Stories a book of collective stories through his life. Our members were enthralled by his presentation and storytelling. Pictured is Rupert signing Pam Johnson’s book.
President Sue welcomed 65 members and 2 guests to our meeting. Numbers were down because of COVID restrictions being a worry to some members, resulting in 36 apologies. Pauline joined as a new member and was welcomed to the club.
Congratulations to Kerri who was presented with her ten-year Service Pin.
Birthday Celebrations with an Australian Theme
Members and guests celebrated Lithgow's fifty second birthday in June with President Sue welcoming one hundred and four (104).
Official Guest, The Hon. Andrew Gee MP Member for Calare, congratulated Lithgow VIEW and thanked them for their support of The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program, acknowledging VIEW in general for supporting children from all over Australia. We are helping to break the cycle of disadvantage families and support children with their education.
Two of our members received Service Pins, being Nola (30 Years) and Lyn (10 Years). Pat received her new member badge and we welcomed three new members, who joined today.
We enjoyed a delicious two course meal served with tea and coffee, followed by some wonderful entertainment by the Stoney Broke Band.
It was a wonderful fun day.
Fifty Two Years Young in June 2021
Meeting Sue in April 2021
Our Guest Speaker was Author/Journalist Sue Williams. Sue was a speaker at the Writer’s Festival at National Convention on the Sunshine Coast in 2019.
Members really enjoyed her story about her journey with writing. Her books were a very popular item to purchase after the meeting.
New Member Welcomed
Beryl finally receives her Membership Badge from President Sue; and wonderful to see our Trading Table has returned after the Covid-19 restrictions.
2021 April Social Fun Day
Members had a fun time at our latest social Fun Day. They were asked to bring their own coffee mug and spoon that told a story.
There was some great stories. A hot-dog lunch followed the fun and frivolous games, to make for a great day.
More Social Fun
This month we had 89 members and 5 guests at our luncheon General meeting. It was another wonderful meeting with all our members enjoying the friendship of VIEW.
President Sue presented Gloria with her Decade Pin for 20 years of Membership. We also celebrated a milestone birthday for Wendy who is turning 80.
Our Guest Speaker was Doreen Peters from the Hartley Rural Bushfire Brigade Catering team. Doreen is the Co-ordinator. Doreen, who is 81 years young, has been with the Brigade for 60 years and she worked 80 days straight through the recent Gosper Mountain Bushfire, feeding all the NSW RFS Volunteers. She has 2 sons and 4 grandsons who also fought on the fire front.
It was a pleasure to thank her and listen to her incredible stories about her experiences during bushfires and other emergency services.
VIEW Executive E-News March 2022
Welcome to your new VIEW Executive E-Newsletter! Every quarter, we’ll be bringing you news about what’s being happening with VIEW and The Smith Family through this E-news. We hope you enjoy it!Read more...
International Women's Day
Letter to VIEW Members in recognition of International Women’s Day and the ongoing support of VIEW from Doug Taylor, CEO The Smith Family.Read more...
Make a Spectacle Competition
Make a spectacle for you and your friends... as part of VIEW celebrating The Smith Family’s Centenary of commitment to improving the lives of Australian children.Read more...
Area NA Gala
Save the date - Saturday 28 May 2022 - Hunter / Central Coast Celebration Luncheon. East Maitland Bowling Club, Bank Street, East Maitland
VIEW National Convention 2022
We are pleased to announce the 55th VIEW National Convention will be held in Adelaide, SA from 9th to 11th September 2022.