Milton/Ulladulla VIEW Club was formed in 1991.
Currently, the Club sponsors three 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
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: Sonia 0429 602 984
- Mailing address: PO Box 495, ULLADULLA 2539
Milton Ulladulla 2022 Committee
Photo L-R: Cherrie, President and Program Officer; Denise, Vice-President and Delegate; NG02 Zone Adviser Lyn; Maureen, Assistant Secretary and Program Officer; Wendy, Welfare Officer; and Sonia, Acting Secretary and Treasurer.
Absent from the photo are Jan, Assistant Treasurer; and Shu Publicity Officer and Hostess.
Christmas Celebrations In November 2022
Over thirty Club Members and guests attended our celebration gathering. There were Christmas hampers, 100 Club, champagne, and live music performed by the Two Tenors. We toasted for another year of good health and friendship, and sang along with Christmas tunes, while the delicious traditional christmas meal was served. It was a fun filled celebration enjoyed by all of the Club members and visitors.
President Cherrie thanked everyone for their commitment to the Club and encouraged more members to stand up within their own capability for the sustainability of the Club.
The Club is looking forward to returning in January 2023 when the all-important Annual General Meeting will be held, including the installation of the 2023 Committee.
We wish to extend our thanks to Michelle from Ulladulla Civic Centre, for her on-going support throughout the past couple of challenging years.
Photos above of Denise with the talented Two Tenors and our birthday ladies are on the right
97 Years Young
Vice-President Denise with the beautiful Joyce, celebrating her 97th birthday
September and October birthday girls
Community Connecting in 2022 October
Guest speaker for October was Matt Dell, representing Community Connect Southern Shoalhaven (CCSS), whose mission is to support local community groups and volunteers to better communicate, share, collaborate and succeed in their own goals and activities.
Matt explained CCSS's goal is to help community volunteers and groups to Connect, Communicate and Collaborate through assistance, advice, information, education, and regular public meetings. The overall plan to achieve these goals is to:
- Connect volunteers and groups for easier communication, collaboration and minimise competition – groups / events are more successful and sustainable through collaboration.
- Facilitate cost sharing through shared resources and attract additional financial support eg shared grants.
- Source affordable training and local shared opportunities.
- Improve information sharing and local awareness.
Matt offered on-going support for all Milton/Ulladulla and District organisations, and said he is happy to come back to speak to us.
Guest Speaker Matt Dell with Vic-President Denise
Set up and ready to go. Pictured L-R: Cherrie and Sonia (Milton Ulladulla); Mary (Mollymook) and Janelle (Ulladulla Evening)
The 'story-teller' in progress
During the Keynote Speakers Address
Community Connect Southern Shoalhaven (CCSS) recently held their inaugural Community Expo at the Ulladulla Civic Centre where sixty (60) local Community not-for-profit organisations came together to show their wares. This was run over the two floors of the Ulladulla Civic Centre and was a wonderful event which took many volunteer hours of the CCSS Committee to organise and coordinate. A highlight of the day were the Keynote speakers, being; Shane Fitzsimmons, former Commissioner of NSW Rural Fire Service, and currently the inaugural Commissioner for Resilience NSW; and Brett Kirk AFL Sydney Swans co-captain, and assistant coach.
VIEW was well represented on the day with our three local NG02 Clubs in the Milton Ulladulla area, being; Milton Ulladulla, Mollymook and Ulladulla Evening, combining together, to showcase our organisation to the community. A number of local ladies, some who were new to the area, stopped by with some showing an interest.
Pictured above: Janelle, Mary and Shu setting up.
Shane Fitzsimmons addressing a captive audience
Across The Alps
Brigitte with Vice-President Denise
Members enjoyed our delightful guest speaker Brigitte Nairn for her informative talk In Otzi's footsteps - A walk across the Alps.
Guided by pictures and talk, Club members journeyed with Brigitte from near Innsbruck in Austria to Merano in Italy. Members enjoyed the beautiful scenery of the trek across the Alps and got a glimpse into the huts and food along the way. It was a joinery through place and time.
More than 5000 years previously, a man scaled the mountains, fleeing hostile compatriots and succumbing to injury high up, near a pass in the Otztal Alps on the Italian-Austrian border. There he lay until 1991, when walkers strayed off the path and found him preserved in the ice. This glacial mummy was dubbed Otzi after the discovery site, and he is now housed in Bolzano, Italy.
In her talk, Brigitte also brought our attention to the contemporary issues that face this alpine wonderland. The melting snow is changing the landscape and adds stress to the unique biodiversity of the Alps.
Christmas In July 2022
Members enjoyed a fun filled day at our recent Christmas In July luncheon. It was great to see Nicki again with her Bagz'N'Bitz, enabling lots of 'necessary' shopping.
Members also enjoyed modelling the Spectacles in their varied designs and colours; in celebration of The Smith Family's one hundred year anniversary, an awesome milestone.
30 Year Service Award
Vice-President Denise acknowledged Lynne 30 years' membership with VIEW, and presented her with a badge. Well done Lynne.
A Taste of Paradise In 2022 June
Members were taken on a virtual tour to the Taste of Paradise Organic Farm, guided by our guest speaker Tim Francis. This Berry-based farm is a Not For Profit registered charity offering mentoring and work experience program for disadvantaged young people.
The Farm is all some kids need to find themselves, re-engage with the world, grow and thrive and learn the life skills. The young people who benefit from the Farm's programs come from a range of care situations with issues such as mental health, intellectual and physical disabilities and behavioural issues often relating to adult neglect and abuse.
Guest Speaker, Sarah Date, is a founding member of Safe Waters Community Care Inc. in Ulladulla, which is a Safe Shelter offering crisis accommodation to those experiencing homelessness. Safe Waters has been in operation for 18 months, starting with a residence in South Street which is the first ever, shelter accommodation in the Ulladulla area. In that short time, 160 people have passed through the facility.
The services offered aim to benefit the local community to end homelessness, provide safe spaces for the most vulnerable people in our area and help people with substance misuse to safely detox with the goal of moving towards abstinence from alcohol or other drugs.
A second safe house has recently been renovated and is nearing completion with the aim to be ready for habitation within the next couple of months. There is now a third property in St Vincent’s Street, that has recently been added to the portfolio, but will need extensive renovation and refurbishment. A great achievement in such a short time.
31st Birthday Celebrations
Members and guest celebrated their 31st birthday in April with great entertainment by Jackie B
Farewell Phyllis in March 2022
We said goodbye to a long-time member Phyllis, who is moving out of our area. Phyllis joined the club more than 20 years ago; she appreciates all the fun events that the club has had and the many friends she made through VIEW.
L-R: Birthday ladies Marueen (seated) and Joan (standing) with Denise
Quarantine in Early Australia
Guest speaker Ian Lavering shared some of his life growing up in quarantine stations, including the well-known North Head Quarantine Station. Aware of the stigma attached to kids living on quarantine stations, Ian took advantage of it.
When in Manly Primary school, he was the child who could name the capital city of any country, because the capital city names were often mentioned in his Dad's phone calls over quarantine matters. While he lived at the quarantine station in Darwin, Ian spent many hours 'roaming' on the station and was fascinated by different kinds of rocks, which led him into his career as a geologist.
His advice is Don't let the bad be your bad.
L-R: Vice-President Denise with Ian
Easter Prizes in abundant supply
Following the February meeting and a lovely lunch, members were able to sit back and enjoy an interesting and enlightening talk by guest speaker, Fiona Schreurs from Shoalhaven City Council’s Recycling and Waste Services. Fiona’s talk focused on Council’s recycling services:
- Suitable containers and packaging for the yellow kerbside recycling bins come from food, beverages, shampoos, and laundry detergent containers etc;
- Many other recyclable products eg styrofoam, electrical goods and e-waste can be taken directly to the Waste Depots, while soft plastics can be deposited at most large supermarkets.
- New, exciting technology is paving the way for most Red Bin waste to be recycled in the near future, to become bricks, tiles and aggregate etc;
- Council offers free workshops for composting, and also offers group tours of their Recycling and Waste Depots.
Fiona was a delightful guest speaker and was very happy to answer numerous questions. Vice-President Denise, thanked Fiona and presented her with a small gift.
Photo above of Wendy and Cherrie with birthday girl Jean
Milton Ulladulla VIEW Club recently held a successful AGM with NG02 Zone Adviser, Lyn Gerstenberg, from Nowra, conducting the meeting.
In her report, President Cherrie noted that despite some COVID disruptions, our Club had a very successful year with interesting meetings and guest speakers. Cherrie concluded by thanking the Committee and all members for their support in 2021; with special mention to Lorraine who is stepping down from Program Officer, after many years in the position.
The 2022 Committee was sworn in, and presented with their badges by Lyn Gerstenberg. The new Committee is comprised of: Cherrie, President and Program Officer; Denise, Vice-President and Delegate; Sonia, Acting Secretary and Treasurer; Maureen, Assistant Secretary and Program Officer; Jan, Assistant Treasurer; Shu Publicity Officer and Hostess; and Wendy, Welfare Officer
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VIEW Merchandise Christmas Sale 2022
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ND Gala Day 2022
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International Women's Day 2023
International Women's Day celebrations are happening around the country at your local VIEW club.
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.