A valued part of The Smith Family

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


Sue  Phone: 02 6351 4362

Email:     susanmg43@bigpond.com

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Lithgow Workies, 1 Tank Street, LITHGOW, NSW 2790

Club News

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

2019 Committee 

Our year started with a new Committee under the guidance of President Sue Giokaris

Back L-R Edna Williams, Pamela Cook, Anna Ius, Debbie Bennett.  Front L-R Irene Bonanni, Doreen Hart, Sue Giokaris & Deirdre Culla

Recognition of Service with Decade Pins

Two Members were presented with Decade Pins this month.  They were Lyn & Carol.  We also had a Fashion Parade with fashion from The Stitchings.

All members attending the meeting had a wonderful afternoon.






September Fashion Parade

Modelling the fashions were Deirdre, Glenda, Jenny and Guest Model Robyn pictured with The Stitchings proprietor Sophie Giokaris

 The Models pictured below L-R with Sophie Giokaris are Guest Robyn, Deirdre, Glenda, Jenny and Beryl

Modelling VIEW Merchandise were Pat, Denise, and Faye, and Christine displays her Trading Table purchase (Sunglasses)


Lithgow at 2019 Convention

Two of our Members attended Convention Day 1 at Twin Waters on the Sunshine Coast

Photo above:  Trying the new Instragram Frame are Faye & ZC Lyn

Back to the Beach Party 


Photo above L-R: NC Helen, ZC Lyn , PNVP Gloria and Faye

                                       Photo L-R: ZC Rosemary, NC Helen, Faye and ZC Lyn


GALA Masquerade Ball on Day 2 of Convention 

Photo above: Vivienne (Mountain Evening VIEW) with ZC Lyn & Faye


Member Edna with her Daughter Sue (Writer’s Festival) & Dr Craig Challen OAM (2019 Joint Australian of the Year & Ambassador for The Smith Family)

                     Photo above: Faye, Lyn and Edna enjoying the Masquerade Ball

August Achievements 

Receiving Decade Pins from President Sue, are Denise 10 Years & Nola 20 years

President Sue received a Club Grant from Lithgow Workies to help our VIEW Club with venue costs


             Photo above: L-R Sue, Patricia, Deirdre, ZC Lyn and Faye


Bunnings BBQ

Volunteers at the Bunnings BBQ 



Photo's above show members Doreen, Anna, Debbie, Deirdre & Kerry along with Patricia & Lyn

2019 June Outing

Members enjoying a Social Outing with a High Tea at the Hydro Majestic – Medlow Bath

Angela Purnell, Glenda Phipps, Fay Best, Bev Coombs, Barbara Kuncio and Gail Barber

Anna Ius & Patricia Fairleigh

2019 July 

Kaye Preema receives her 20 Year Decade Pin

President Sue Giokaris presents Kaye Preema with her 20 year Pin


2019 June 

L-R  Inaugural members Deirdre Culla, Marie Brown & Pam Kerrison with NVP Pat McRae (2nd left)

L-R  MP for Calare Andrew Gee with Deirdre Culla, Doreen Hart, Sue Giokaris & Anna Ius

L-R  MP for Bathurst Paul Toole with Inaugural members Deirdre Culla, Pam Kerrison & Marie Brown


2019 June

We Celebrate our 50th Birthday with a Black and Gold Theme.

This month we celebrated our 50th Anniversary with 130 members and special Guests NVP Pat McRae, MP for Calare Andrew Gee, MP for Bathurst Paul Toole.  Also joining in the Celebrations were members from VIEW Clubs Bathurst, Mountain Evening and Springwood.  Service Clubs Quota, Red Cross, Inner Wheel, Vale Ladies and Catholic Women's League also joined us. 

We were entertained by Sheryl Scharkie with hit songs from the decades.

We had three Inaugural members receiving their 50 year Decade Pins and June Vlores received her 30 year Pin.  We also welcomed a new member Karen Dean.


L-R  Committee Deirdre Culla, Carol Dukes, Doreen Hart, Anna Ius, Sue Giokaris, Irene Bonanni, Debbie Bennett & Patricia Fairleigh

NVP Pat McRae with Inaugural Members Deirdre Culla, Marie Brown & Pam Kerrison



We want to thank our Trading Table organiser Joan Anderson for all her work each month on the trading table.

L-R  Joan Anderson helping Megan Kempster and Joan Deeley with their purchases from the Trading Table.




Recognition for Years of Service

Five Members were recognised for their Years of Service.  Members Nola Coen (40 years) Rieky Lane (30 Years) & Christine Northey, Sue Banning and Ruth Mays (10 years).  



2019 May

This month we welcomed two new members Jill Thomas and Beryl Riley.


L-R  President Sue Giokaris presents Jill Thomas and Beryl Riley with their new member packs.



L-R  Nola Coen, Rieky Lane, Christine Northey, Sue Banning and Ruth Mays receiving their Decade Pins.


2019 March

Committee members Carol Dukes (Treasurer) and Patricia Fairleigh were inducted onto Committee.  

Zone Councillor Lyn Wren presenting Committee Badges to Carol Dukes and Patricia Fairleigh

2019 March

President Sue presented members with Certificates of Appreciation for their work for the Club.

L-R Members Lyn Wren, Betty Hunter, Joyce Cutting & Fay Best with President Sue Giokaris


2019 March - Area NE Gala

NE Area Gala -  Guest Speakers were NVP Pat McRae (News from VIEW Clubs of Australia), Gloria Walter (LfL Program & Students) & Meryl Smith (Genetics – The Science of Inheritance).

Entertainer was Lindsay Gardiner (Master of Magic). 


L-R Meryl Smith, PNVP Gloria Walter & NVP Pat McRae


Trying to unlock the $50 note.


L-R Hope Holley, Patricia Fairleigh, Sue Giokaris & Anna Ius


 L-R Helping on the Registration Desk – Faye Read & Doreen Hart

L-R Dressed for the Occasion Bev Coombs, Barbara Kuncio & Lyn Wren

 L-R  ZC Lyn Wren, NC Helen Zirn, NVP Pat McRae & ZC Rosemary Day


National and Regional News

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Lithgow VIEW Club

VIEW Parliamentary Mention

Ms JODIE HARRISON (Charlestown) made a Private Member's Statement in Parliament on Tuesday 22 May 2018

Lithgow VIEW Club

VIEW Clubs Australia reaches significant milestone of 1200 sponsored Learning for Life students

Thank you VIEW At the June meeting, VIEW National Council celebrated a significant milestone in their support of The Smith Family. VIEW Clubs now support nationally 1202 Learning for Life students.

Lithgow VIEW Club

NA01 Zone Conference

One hundred and nine women descended on the East Maitland Bowling Club on Saturday May 20, 2017 for NA 01 VIEW Clubs’ Zone Conference. Members came from the following clubs– Abermain, Cessnock, Maitland, Myall River, Nelson Bay, Raymond Terrace, Stockton and Tilligerry as well as Branxton, Hunter, Muswellbrook and Redhead. Also attending was National Vice President Gloria Walter, Past National President Lorraine Montgomery and Past National Vice President Chris Newell.


Events Calendar

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

May 2

60th Anniversary Gala - Riverina, MIA, Snowy Mountain Foothills and South to Victorian border

Save the date - celebration of VIEW's 60th Anniversary.

May 4

60th Anniversary Gala - NSW South Coast Berry to Eden

Save the date - celebration of VIEW's 60th Anniversary.

May 7

60th Anniversary Gala - NSW Northern Rivers

Save the date - celebration of VIEW's 60th Anniversary.