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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

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LITHGOW

3 Tank Street, LITHGOW, NSW 2790

Club News

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Christmas Celebrations

New Member, Carol is welcomed by President Deidre

 

                          Geoff  and Howard  from the Lithgow Workies.

 

Guest Entertainer, Lisa Budin Price

 

     

2022 December

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

2022 November

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

                             Lunch Stop

2022 October

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

Busy Times

Elaine Millar with President Deidre 

 

                   Sonia Morris 

Ruth Mays

Joan Deeley (LHS) with Joyce Leslie                           

 

2022 September

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

 

Milestones Celebrated

 

2022 August

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.

 

 

Spectacular Spectacles

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

2022 July

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

2022 June

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

High Tea  

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.

 

 

Mothers Day 

Mother’s Day Gift to our Local Nursing Homes

As a result of our gold coin donations over the Months of March & April, Gift Cards were purchased and presented to our three local Nursing homes to help their residents with their daily Craft activities.  This is an annual donation our club makes to help our elderly residents.

2022 May

Today 80 Members attended our monthly meeting.  New member Marilyn Wilde was presented with her Badge and Membership information.

Our Guest Speaker was Ian Bennett from VRA (Volunteer Rescue Association).  He gave a very informative talk on the work of the VRA.  Members has a lot of questions to ask about their operations.  Anna  thanked Ian on behalf of our members.

 

2022 April

 

 

River Cruise

Members travelled to Brooklyn with Bilpin Coaches to enjoy a river cruise/luncheon on The Riverboat Postman on 27th April.

Program Officer Faye once again organised another enjoyable social outing.

 

2022 ANZAC Celebrations

President Deirdre and Secretary Lyn along with Jenny Channing, represented our VIEW club at the Anzac Service and laid a floral tribute.

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

2022 March

 

 

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.

2022 February

 

 

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.

 

2022 January

 

 

Social Catch-Up

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. 

  

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Events Calendar

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

Mar 8

International Women's Day 2023

International Women's Day celebrations are happening around the country at your local VIEW club.

Sep 8

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.