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Lithgow VIEW Club

About

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.

When

  • Meeting Day on 2nd Wednesday of the month at 11.00am
  • at Lithgow Workies

Contact

Sue  Phone: 02 6351 4362

Email:     susanmg43@bigpond.com

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Where

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LITHGOW

Lithgow Workies, 1 Tank Street, LITHGOW, NSW 2790

Club News

Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.

2021 August

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.

 

Members

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

 

 

 

Incredible Doreen

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.

2021 March

 

Successful AGM for Lithgow

Lithgow VIEW held our first meeting for 2021 on Wednesday 10th February.

This meeting was also Elections for Committee and the AGM, which were conducted by National Councillor Rosemary Day.  A full Committee was elected to be led by President Sue. 

Retiring Program Officers Pamela Cook & Edna Williams received a thank you gift for their contribution to Committee.

Four members were presented with Decade Pins for their years of membership.

We were saddened to hear Margaret Burns is retiring from VIEW and has now moved to an Aged Care home in Canberra near her family.

We were entertained by our own member Glenda Phipps with some of her own music.

 

 

 

Christmas Cheer

There was great excitement on 9th December as we gathered for the first meeting since March and the COVID restrictions.

Ninety-two Members attended.   President Sue Giokaris presented Decade Pins and welcomed new Members.

We celebrated Christmas and VIEW friendship.  For many it was the first time dining out since our last meeting.

December 2020

 

November 2020 Picnic

Lithgow VIEW enjoyed our first Social outing since March on Wednesday 11th November 2020; a picnic at Blast Furnace Park, a beautiful setting on a perfect sunny day, where 32 members came and enjoyed some friendship and laughter.

Members are very excited to be able to resume our monthly Meetings in time to Celebrate Christmas on 9th December. 

 

 

 

 

National and Regional News

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Lithgow VIEW Club

2021 Resolutions

Resolution votes were tallied resulting in all three resolutions being carried.

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Lithgow VIEW Club

Announcement - VIEW National Executive 2022-23

We have pleasure in announcing the VIEW National Executive 2022-23 which would normally have been announced at National Convention.

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Lithgow VIEW Club

Purple Poncho Photo Competition Results

There were 64 entries which saw a fifth category Ponchos in Iso added with COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 and due to the number of entrants Fun and Frivolous was divided into separate categories. Congratulations to all entrants.

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Events Calendar

We have some great events coming up, take a look at the calendar and get involved!

Sep 9

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.