Milton/Ulladulla VIEW Club was formed in 1991.
Currently, the Club sponsors four Smith Family Learning for Life students and is actively involved in fundraising activities to raise donations for The Smith Family programs.
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 4th Thursday of the month, with the exception of December.
- Commencing 11am for 11.30am at the Ulladulla Civic Centre.
President: Cherrie 02 4454 4785
Vice-President: Denise 02 4454 5299
Web: Sonia 0429 602 984
Member’s apologies for luncheon meetings must be made before 9am on the Wednesday prior to the meeting, to Cherrie on 02 4454 4785. Members are on a permanent booking list, therefore automatically booked for lunch each month. If you can't attend, please contact Cherrie as above.
Milton Ulladulla 2021 Committee
Senator Marise Payne visits
Senator Marise Payne recently visited several communities along the NSW South Coast, spending a few hours in Batemans Bay, where both Senator Payne, and her escort, Senator Jim Molan, were hosted by VIEW Clubs of Australia NG02 Zone.
NG02 Zone’s Advisor, Lyn Gerstenberg, welcomed the guests and gave an outline of VIEW Clubs along the South Coast. Also attending was VIEW National President, Anne-Louise O’Connor, who had traveled from her home in Maitland to attend. Ann-Louise spoke of the role of VIEW in the Community, the comradeship and support it offers to women, which was especially evident through-out the lock-down period of the pandemic, and VIEW’s support of The Smith Family Learning for Life (LfL) program.
Senator Payne primarily spoke of the es4W (Economic Security for Women) network, which is a national women’s alliance, funded by the Australian Government. The main issues identified by es4W as the priority of women are, leadership, economic security, and safety, and round table discussions with women are being held across Australia. Senator Payne also advised, she is very aware of the great work of The Smith Family’s LfL program, as she sponsors a student herself, enjoying the regular updates of his progress.
Photo above L-R: National President Anne-Louise chatting to Senator Marise Payne
Photo above L-R: Senator Payne with Zone NG02 Advisor Lyn
Photo above L-R: Members Maureen, Cherrie and Christine
A successful AGM and a delightful guest speaker, Dr Ann Eggings, was a great start to 2021 for Milton Ulladulla VIEW Club. Ann is a member of the Trustees and volunteers who look after the Wildflower Reserve located behind the Leisure Centre.
This reserve is on 25 acres of protected land on the corner of Warden and Green Streets. Severely affected by fire in 2019, the flowers in this reserve have bounced back in abundance, with a number of varieties appearing for the first time in many years. An example being the NSW National flower emblem, the Waratah. Ann explained the waratah responds to panic, so the anxiety of the fire resulted in some 40 waratah plants re-appearing last Spring. Some of the other wildflowers Ann spoke of were; the golden weather-grass, dwarf blue trumpet, Christmas bells, Christmas bush, honey flower that is also called the mountain devil, the hairpin banksia and helmet orchid, just to name a few.
Ann concluded her talk by saying the reserve is managed by a group of trustees appointed for a five-year term; the current group’s term expires in April this year, and she encouraged anyone who is interested, to think about nominating when the next round of nominations is called for.
Guest speaker, Ann with President Cherrie
Successful 2021 AGM in January
At the Clubs AGM, Past Zone Councillor Glennis presented badges to the new 2021 Committee, comprising:
Cherrie, President; Denise, Vice-President; Christine, Secretary; Maureen, Assistant Secretary; Sonia, Treasurer and Publicity Officer; Jan, Assistant Treasurer; Lorraine, Programs Officer; and Wendy, Welfare Officer;
New to the team and to VIEW is Shu Zhang, Hostess.
Hostess Shu, (far left) with 2021 Committee and Past Zone Councillor Glennis (far right)
Wendy with birthday girl Jean
Christmas November 2020
A wonderful end-of-year Christmas luncheon meeting was held on Thursday 26 November in the Civic Centre auditorium. An attendance of over 40 members and guests enjoyed a great day of fun, laughter, and gaiety, which was combined with good food and the much-anticipated annual appearance of our very own VIEW Tops.
We wish to extend our thanks to Michelle and Allison, and all Café staff of the Ulladulla Civic Centre, for making our Club feel welcome since returning from lock-down, and we look forward to returning in 2021.
The lovely VIEW Tops
Fabulous Christmas Cake created and donated by Iced Magic Cakes
The next luncheon meeting will be held on Thursday 28th January 2021; this meeting will also include the all-important AGM, with the installation of the 2021 Committee. Wishing all a wonderful Christmas and New Year, which we all look forward to with optimism.
President Cherrie presents Kerry a thank you gift for her many years of Hostessing
VIEW Zone NG02 Advisor Lyn Gerstenberg with Cherrie
November and December Birthday Ladies
VIEW Diamonds in October 2020
Smaller gathering at the recent October luncheon, with a theme of diamonds and sparkles to recognise VIEW's 60th Anniversary. No guest speakers today, but it was great to welcome four guests.
The October birthday girls received their gift, with a special mention to Joyce who celebrated her 95th birthday. Joyce is a marvelous lady.
Next luncheon in November will be our Christmas celebrations featuring the VIEW Tops.
Photo above of Joyce - 95 years young
October birthday 'girls'
Thank you to the staff of the Ulladulla Civic Centre for highlighting the Theme of Diamonds
A Welcome Return to 2020
After a six month absence, Milton Ulladulla VIEW was ecstatic to get back together again. Members and a guest met at our lovely new venue, the Ulladulla Civic Centre, thus signifying a new and invigorated beginning.
No guest speaker was scheduled for this meeting, as it was a time to meet up and enjoy a lovely meal and great company.
Past Zone Councillor, Glennis, welcomed new member, Christine, to our Club and presented her with a VIEW booklet and name badge, and two ladies recently celebrated birthdays.
2020 March High Tea
Friends catch-up at the Teddy Bears Picnic High-Tea
Teddy Bears Picnic
Nineteen Milton Ulladulla members and guests enjoyed a lovely High-Tea at a members home with wonderful childhood memories of a Teddy Bears Picnic.
A fun way to enjoy time with friends and raise some funds.
Bear and Friends
Raelene, who is a Cost of Living Specialist with Services NSW was a wonderful guest speaker at the Club's February luncheon meeting. There are many discounts available to retired seniors. To be eligible, people need to have either an Aged Concession Card or a Commonwealth Health Care Card.
Photo above: Denise with Raelene
Wendy with January birthday ladies
Inspiring start to 2020
Members enjoyed a great start to the New Year; commencing with a successful AGM, followed by our inspiring guest speaker, Andrea Tucker, who spoke of her experiences trekking to Mount Everest base camp.
Along with several other Australian Real Estate Agents, Andrea and her husband Rod, undertook this expedition last year. Even though they expected this trip to be a gruelling experience, and trained for seven months beforehand, to ensure they were in peak physical condition, Andrea said nothing could have prepared them for the sheer physical experience that was to come.
The party flew to Kathmandu in Nepal, the next day they had a short flight to Lukla, then a half day trek to Phakding, which is 2,650 m above sea level and where the trek begins. The only transport from Lukla is to walk, with goods being bought in by donkey and the locals carry most on their back. With the aid of a porter for every 2 trekkers, the trek was 9 exhausting days. One of the biggest obstacles was experiencing altitude sickness, and to assist with acclimatising, the trekkers would ascend during the day, then descend a little to rest at night.. Their highest point during the trek was 5,644 m before descending into Mt Everest base camp which consisted of tents in the snow.
Except for one member of the group who succumbed to altitude sickness, all other trekkers were elated to successfully complete the gruelling task. The experience concluded where it started, in Kathmandu, after the exhausted trekkers were helicoptered off the mountain
Christmas Celebrations 2019
Nearly fifty members and guests enjoyed a great day of fun day, which was combined with a great meal and wonderful entertainment. The VIEW Tops did not disappoint as their performances were applauded and appreciated by all.
Photos of The VIEW Tops (above) and Christmas hampers (below)
Photo above of November and December birthday ladies
Photo below: Guest Roy and long time member Jean
Planning for 2020
October was the month to get down to business for Milton Ulladulla VIEW, as elections of the 2020 Committee were held, culminating in a full Committee being endorsed for the new year, with this Committee to be fully installed in January 2020.
Photo above of 2020 Committee. Absent from photo are Jan, Sue and Sonia
October birthday girls
Shoalhaven Community Transport at VIEW
Greg and Kathy from Shoalhaven Community Transport were wonderful guest speakers at the October luncheon. They explained that this is a door to door service, available to people who are ‘transport challenged’. They have depots in Nowra, Sydney, Wollongong, Ulladulla, Figtree, Canberra, Batemans Bay, Penrith and Young.
Clients who meet the eligibility criteria, are assisted to get to medical appointments, where necessary keep business appointments such as that of a lawyer, as well as group shopping and recreational activities.
Volunteer drivers are fully trained, with priority given to the services duty of care. The fleet of vehicles are well maintained and include, cars, buses and vans which are wheelchair friendly, and equipped with hoists when required.
Photo above: Denise with Greg and Kathy
Christmas In July
On Thursday 25 July Milton Ulladulla VIEW Club celebrated Christmas In July at their monthly meeting held at the ExServos. The ‘Giving Tree’ featured on the day with all donations going towards The Smith Family’s 2019 Christmas Toy and Book Appeal.
The hard working helpers
After lunch tension could be felt across the room as everyone in attendance prepared for the annual Christmas In July Trivia Quiz. President Denise self appointed ‘Quizmaster and Adjudicator’ read the riot act to those who in previous years had used Google for the answers. She roamed the room looking for mobiles being used as members racked their brains for answers to the questions. New members were stunned at the decibel level coming from some tables. When the winning table was announced a protest was lodged but failed as Denise upheld her decision. Although disappointment was rife it was obvious that ‘fun was had by all’.
The nine July Birthday Girls were presented with the highly coveted ‘Happy Hangers’
Learning about Local Organisations
Guest speaker was Maria Mitchell from the Ulladulla & Districts Community Resources Centre (CRC). Maria explained that the CRC is an information and referral centre that offers free community services to all who seek assistance. The CRC receives funding from the NSW Government, Family and Community Services (FACS) and is required to deliver services in line with FACS Strategic Plan, assisting:
- Aboriginal children, families and communities;
- Keeping children safe at home with their families
- People to oversee their own lives and feel a real sense of choice and control; and
- More people have a safe and stable place to live.
The Centre has a full time Manger and there are currently 35 volunteers, who really want to make the difference in fulfilling the critical services required in the community. The Centre management is supported by the guidance and decision-making skills of the Board of Management.
There are currently several visiting services including:
- Legal Aid;
- Disability Services; and
- Parole and Probation Services.
Programs currently offered by the Centre are Computer lessons for seniors, Literacy, Justice of the Peace, Food Store and Tax Help.
New Member In June
Photo above: New member Jenny with Jeni
Photo above: Denise with Maria
Learning about StoryFest in May
The 30 ladies present at the May luncheon were enthralled with our delightful guest speakers, Alison Pakes from Milton Library, and Meredith Jaffe, a local author and Festival Director of the upcoming StoryFest.
Alison briefly spoke of her association with The Friends of Milton Library, and the inception of the idea of StoryFest; both events have involved a lot of hard work, with a team of dedicated people.
In her capacity of Festival Director, Meredith spoke of the upcoming StoryFest, which will run from 21-23 June. This Festival will feature an exciting line up of authors, historians, scientists, and filmmakers who are coming to the Milton-Mollymook-Ulladulla region to celebrate storytelling.
President Denise (Centre), with Alison (left) and Meredith (right)
The Schools Program will run in the week leading up to the main festival and will introduce students to some leaders in their creative fields.
It will also include the opportunity to participate in writing workshops with award-winning bestselling authors. Meredith said, the StoryFest team has arranged to bring some very talented writers, performers and celebrities to our region, and urged people to go along to one or more of the sessions; they will be truly amazing.
The authors/artists coming to StoryFest
Easter April Birthday
A wonderful 28th birthday was celebrated by members and guests during April
Canberra guests, Zone Councillor Marilynne Weston and National President Jan Roberts, with President Denise and Past Zone Councillor Glennis.
Serenity entertained during lunch
Great Easter Raffle prizes
30 Year Member Badge for Peggy
Much loved member Peggy Lee received her badge from National President Jan Roberts in recognition of her 30 years of VIEW membership.
April birthday ladies sharing their birthday with Milton Ulladulla VIEW
Daughter and Mother, Gail and Joyce
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