Lithgow VIEW Club
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
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Meet Our 2023 Committee
Photo L-R: President Deidre; Vice-President Gwen; Secretary Lyn; Assistant Secretary Debbie; Treasurer Carol; Assistant Treasurer Doreen; Program Coordinator Fay; and Publicity Officer Debbie.
Emotion Freedom Technique in May 2023
Seventy members enjoyed a fun luncheon and presentation from our Guest speaker Jani McGovern from AEquaimus Mentally calm, composed and tranquil.
Jani provides Hypnotherapy and EFT/tapping. EFT =Emotion freedom technique or tapping. This combination of relaxation, meditation and tapping into specific parts of the body assists with the release of energy blockages from affected areas. Our Secretary Lynn participated in a demonstration of this method and Jani also got our Members involved. If anyone is interested in contacting Jani this is her website www.aequanimus.com.au
Raffle Winners were: Deirdre, Jenny and Doreen. We also enjoyed two games of Bingo. First game was won by Judy for one line and the Bingo winner was Karen. Second game was won by Janet for one line and the Bingo winner was Joan.
Thank you to Vice-President Gwen, for taking on the additional role of Delegate.
Next Meeting Is June 14th which will be our Birthday Luncheon! The theme is DENIM and Pearls. While entertainment is Sheryl Scharkie. Look forward to seeing you there.
Learning About Autism
Sixty-nine Members and three guests enjoyed April's luncheon and hearing from Guest speaker, Sue Murdoch, who spoke about dealing with Autism and many other disorders that come under this umbrella. Sue provides community-based support for these families - it’s called Nanna’s Touch Community Connections Lithgow. We all found this very interesting.
Sue runs this organisation on her own as there is no support or medical assistance in Lithgow to help these people. It could take many years for these families to get the support they desperately need.
While we were waiting for lunch we played a game of Hoy, which was enjoyed by all. There were two winners: Faye and Debbie.
We also welcomed a new Member Doreen, while Lynn received her new member pack. We would like to welcome you both to Lithgow VIEW club. Eleven Members enjoyed birthdays in April, while this months raffle winners were Lyn, Wendy, and Debbie. Our next Meeting is on the 10th May
International Women's Day
Our Club recently held a successful International Womens Day, when eighty seven Members and two guest came together. All the tables were decorated with flags of different countries.
Guest speaker was Helen Drew who spoke on many different points of how women have come a long way in politics, writing and many other professions that were previously dominated by men. Helen also had all of the ladies participating by giving them topics to write down who the women were and what they had done to promote equality for women. Debbie thanked the guest speaker.
Appreciation certificates were given to Fay and Jenny who have beenhostesses for the last few years.
Congratulations to our Ladies who were presented with decade pins, and they are Joyce 40 years, Eileen 20years, and Amanda 10 years. Joyce received a surprise when her daughter Carol came to the meeting.
Welcoming The New Year
Photo above: Joan receives her 40 year Service Decade Pin and Carol receives her 20 year Service Decade Pin.
Congratulations to both ladies on this remarkable achievement.
Our first meeting of the year was held on Wednesday 8th February at the Lithgow Workies.
We said goodbye to some of our 2022 Committee Members pictured above; Jan, Denise, Sue, and Patricia
New Member, Carol is welcomed by President Deidre
Geoff and Howard from the Lithgow Workies.
Guest Entertainer, Lisa Budin Price
December saw the very last meeting for our Club for the year. Paul Toole MP and Maree Statham Mayor of Lithgow attended along with Geoff and Howard from the Lithgow Workies. We would like to thank the above people who took time out from their busy schedules to attend our meeting.
We also had visitors from the Upper Blue Mountains VIEW Club, Springwood VIEW Club, Ladies from the Red Cross and CWA Wallarawang Inner Wheel. We hope that you all had a good time with us.
A Welcome Pack was presented to Carol and our Guest Entertainer was Lisa Budin Price who really got the members on their feet with rock and roll singing as well as Christmas Carols. A big thank you also goes to the staff from the Lithgow Workies who set up our tables with fantastic decorations.
We would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe holiday season and New Year.
Paul Toole MP, welcomes Members and Guests
Maree Statham Mayor of Lithgow
Welcoming New Members
New Member Packs were given to Debbie, Margaret and Daphne. Welcome ladies to Lithgow VIEW Club and we hope you will all enjoy your membership with us, and form lots of friendships.
President Deidre and Toni with new Members Debbie, Margaret and Daphne
Bathurst President Wendy, with Jill from Lithgow/Bathurst
The Guest Speaker at our November meeting was Toni Thomas, VIEW NE02 Advisor, who encouraged us to take up positions for the 2023 Committee. We need you to take a chance and volunteer for a Committee position. Bathurst President Wendy, and Jill, from Lithgow/Bathurst VIEW Club attended our Meeting.
A very Happy Birthday wish goes out to Joy Cullen who is celebrating a milestone Birthday. If you are looking for a fun time with lots of fellowship why not come and join Lithgow VIEW Club. We are a friendly group of women and everyone is welcome. If you are interested please contact our Secretary, Lyn on 0408 653 340 for more information.
Guest speaker: NE02 Advisor, Toni
Vale Sue Banning
On a very sad note our club recently lost a wonderful member and friend Sue Banning. Sue died in Perth with her family by her side after being diagnosed with Brain cancer a few months ago. May she Rest In Peace.
Mystery Bus Tour
Photo above: Buzz Cheryl Des Fiona and Maree
Recently, Members went on a five-star Mystery Bus Tour. First stop was at Kandos Railway Station for a wonderful Devonshire Tea. Homemade scones, jam, cream and a good cup of tea or coffee prepared by volunteers Buzz, Cheryl, Des, Fiona and Maree. Thank you for such a tasty morning tea.
Next stop was about five minutes up the hill to the Kandos Cement Museum which was very interesting. Buzz gave us the history before we went inside. After leaving the Museum we headed to Kelly's Irish Pub in Mudgee for a delicious lunch.
Last stop was at The Sculptures in the Garden where all proceeds go to The Guide Dogs. This was truly a trip to remember. Thanks goes to Fay for organising this fantastic trip!
Delicious morning tea stop
Elaine Millar with President Deidre
Joan Deeley (LHS) with Joyce Leslie
On the 14th September Lithgow VIEW Club had their monthly meeting with Rebecca Walsh from Ronald McDonald House in Orange being our Guest Speaker.
It was very interesting to know that there is so much more involved in the operation of Ronald McDonald houses around Australia.
Several of our members are having milestone Birthdays this month including Ruth Mays, Elaine Millar, Sonya Morris, Joyce Leslie and Joan Deeley. Wishing all our special ladies a very Happy and memorable Birthday.
All members partook in a fun card game called "Hoy". There were three winners of the game: Elizabeth Holt, Janette Szann and Merilyn Moore.
The beautiful artwork of Blue Wrens donated by Jenny Channing was drawn today and the lucky winner was Bev Coombs. Congratulations Bev!
Our tables were decorated with fresh flowers donated by Rene from The Lithgow Workies and also Carol Dukes brought in some lovely Camellias from her garden. Thank you to both ladies.
Everyone had a great time and we are looking forward to our next Meeting in October.
Rebecca Walsh receiving a thank you gift from Sue
Sue selling tickets for artwork donated by Jenny
Guest Speakers at our August meeting were Demi Holland and Jarrad Ronan from Services NSW. Demi from Lithgow branch gave a very informative talk on Savings Finder which included how we can save money on electricity and gas as well as numerous other benefits for the community. Jarred who is from the Bathurst branch also gave an informative talk on what is involved in taking Driving Tests as we advance in age. It wasn’t scary!
Also during the day, Anne received her 10 year service pin, while Doreen accepted Margaret's New Member pack on her behalf, and Fay accepted Nancye's New Member pack. Unfortunately both ladies were unable to attend on the day.
It was Congratulations to both, Joyce who received her lifetime achievement award, and Jenny, who is celebrating her 80th birthday. Congratulations and Best Wishes to both ladies!
One minute’s silence was observed in memory of our dear friend Margaret Burns who passed away earlier in the week.
Members participated in a Trivia game which was fun and we all had a great time.
In July, Members brought in their decorative spectacles for the Make a Spectacle competition celebrating 100 years of The Smith Family. What creative and talented members we have! They really looked fantastic.
Celebration of Members
New Member Gunta received her Welcome Pack and Judy received her 10-year Service Award from President Deidre. Congratulations to both ladies. An enjoyable time was had by all.
Gunta, President Deidre and Judy
Our Guest Speaker was Kara King accompanied by Brett Murdoch who are from The Smith Family Bathurst Learning for Life program. Kara gave an interesting talk on how the program works. Just as an interesting footnote – there are almost 300 students within the Lithgow area who are benefitting from these programs.
Brett and Kara with Debbie
Back to the 1960's Birthday Celebrations
Faye, Lyn, Barbara and Bev looking fabulous
Lithgow Mayor, Maree Statham
Doreen shares her OAM experience with Members
Members recently celebrated the Clubs 53rd Birthday. The theme was the 1960's and some of the ladies rocked up in their 60's clothes. They looked fabulous.
We had several visitors, including our Lithgow Mayor, Maree Statham. Ladies from the VIEW Clubs in the Blue Mountains region as well as ladies from the Red Cross joined us for our party. Raffles were won and the Jukebox played 60's music to the delight of all.
New Member, Sue received her Welcome Pack and Doreen spoke about receiving her OAM. A good time was had by all.
Joyce and Glenda cutting our 53rd Birthday Cake
New Member, Sue, receives her Welcome Pack
Meeting Marg In May 2022
Sixty Members attended a Social High Tea organised by our Program Officer Faye.
We also welcomed our VIEW National Councillor Marg Woodhouse along with our NE02 Advisor Toni Thomas.
Marg was delighted to see some of the sights of our local LGA with Sec. Lyn Wren and to meet some of our members.
It was wonderful to meet Marg and to hear of her travels as National Councillor.
National and Regional News
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ND Gala Day 2022
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We have some great events coming up, take a look at the calendar and get involved!
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.