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 Milton Ulladulla ExServos, Function Room.
President: Denise 02 4454 5299
Secretary: Sue 02 4455 3624
Web: Sonia 0429 602 984
Member’s apologies for luncheon meetings must be made before 9am on the Wednesday prior to the meeting, to Denise on 02 44545299. Members are on a permanent booking list, therefore automatically booked for lunch each month. If you can't attend, please contact Denise as above.
Milton Ulladulla 2019 Committee
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
Emergency Planning In March
During March members enjoyed the company, and learnt prudent information from two guest speakers, Margaret Peppitt from Red Cross and Garry Barton from the Rural Fire Service, on positive planning in case of emergencies.
Margaret has been with the Red Cross for 15 years and spoke of her first-hand experiences during the recent Queensland Floods. She advised the need for everybody to have an ‘Emergency Plan’; of which an emergency kit with essential items is an integral part.
Garry moved to Manyana on Boxing Day 2001, during the Black Christmas Bushfires and knew nothing about coping in a bush fire, so he joined the RFS as a volunteer, and has been actively involved ever since. He spoke of the importance of having smoke alarms in our houses and the importance of having a ‘plan’ for the possibility of a bushfire. There are around 30 coastal villages in the Shoalhaven area, all having just one road in and out, so if that road is blocked there is no way out, and the beach is not necessarily the best place to go.
Both Margaret and Garry provided some great ‘food’ for thought, and happily answered a number of questions from members.
Garry and Margaret show how to be pro-active during an emergency
- Thursday 23rd May luncheon meeting with guest speaker Alison Pakes on StoryFest;
- Thursday 27th June luncheon meeting with Milton Ulladulla Miss Show Girl as guest speaker;
- Thursday 25th July Christmas In July luncheon meeting;
- Wednesday 7th August Muriel’s Wedding at the Lyric Theatre, Sydney;
- Thursday 22nd August luncheon meeting and Annual Auction;
- Thursday 26th September luncheon meeting with Community Transport guest speaker;
- Thursday 24th October preliminary AGM and luncheon meeting;
- Thursday 28th November Christmas luncheon and entertainment.
Planning for Ageing
In February 2019, thirty-four members enjoyed an enlightening talk from guest speaker, Carol Tomlinson, who explained the benefits of forward planning in our latter years. Everyone is unique, requiring individual planning. The steps towards aged care are:
- Assessing options;
- Searching for services to meet individual needs;
- Understanding costs;
- Covering the costs;
- Estate planning; and
- Moving into care facility.
Carol with Denise
Milton Ulladulla VIEW Club’s January luncheon meeting which incorporated the AGM, was held on Thursday 24 January at the Milton Ulladulla ExServos Function room. The new Committee for 2019 is President Denise; Vice President and Program Officer Cherrie, Secretary Sue; Assistant Secretary Maureen; Treasurer Sonia; Assistant Treasurer Jan; Delegate Jeni; Program Officer Lorraine; Welfare Officer Wendy; and Publicity Officer Sonia.
2018 was another successful year for Milton Ulladulla VIEW; as well as supporting our four Learning For Life Students, the Club again donated significant funds to the Smith Family’s Book and Toy Appeal.
Peggy, Jean and Pat had birthdays during January
Trekking the Kokoda Trail with Eleanor
Members enjoyed a great start to the New Year, with our outstanding guest speaker, Eleanor Drury, who spoke of her experiences trekking the Kokoda Trail as a year 12 student representing Ulladulla High School.
Eleanor said this was a gruelling experience, both physically and mentally, however she felt extremely privileged to having been chosen, especially as her Pop, who she was very close too, had served there during WW2.
20 trekkers, with the aid of 22 porters and a former soldier as leader commenced this journey, with 17 trekkers managing to finish. Prior to commencement of the trek, they were introduced to a Port Moresby school where students were taught life skills such as literacy, cooking, agriculture etc, quite different from Australian schools, and Eleanor was thrilled to be offered a teaching position there if she ever wished too.
The trek commenced at 4am on 25th September 2018, with the next 10 days encompassing both memorable and exhausting experiences. The trek is 96km and along the way students were able to comprehend the bravery, and hardships experienced by the soldiers who served there. The trekkers were also able to see first hand the incredible poverty of the Papua New Guinea people.
The final evening was both exciting and sad, as it had been such an amazing experience and Eleanor said at that time, she did not want it to end; she now views the world through different eyes and feels it has made her a better person with a greater perspective on life. Eleanor recently commenced a double degree in law and psychology at UNSW; she plans to use these skills to give back to the community. We wish her well.
Denise with Eleanor
Milton Ulladulla VIEW Club’s Christmas luncheon meeting/party celebrations was held on Thursday 22 November at the ExServos Function room. An attendance of over 60 members and guests enjoyed a great day of fun, laughter and gaiety, which was combined with good food and wonderful entertainment.
The VIEW Tops performance was enhanced with the wonderful young singer, Katie Marle, and was a great hit, enjoyed by all. Special thanks to Patrick (pictured right), the very patient musico.
Some of the VIEW Tops performances can be viewed on our FaceBook page; just follow the link above.
This meeting was well attended, with members enjoying the presentation by guest speakers, Nick and Lorraine Cauchi of NC Services, who enlightened us on both the benefits and pitfalls of the National Broadband Network (NBN). Nick explained that current technology being rolled out in our district is 1991 technology, so already out of date, however within the next 5-6 years all copper cables are expected to be replaced by fibre optic cables which should vastly improve our services.
Lorraine and Nick with Denise (centre)
Bunnings community officer, Kay was a wonderful guest speaker. Bunnings contribute significantly to the local community, supporting many local community organisations in numerous ways, tailoring their assistance to the individual organisation, such as:
- Sausage sizzle facilities allowing local groups/organisations to fund raise;
- Facilities for cake stalls for Red Cross Big Bake and RSPCA;
- Allowing in store table displays for clubs/organisations to show their wares;
- Supported the local Robotic Team with a car wash facility to fund raise;
- Donations of cooking equipment to SES;
- Contributions to the RFS during the recent fires;
- Painting of the Community Resources Centre reception area; and
- Much more…
June High Tea
During June, twenty-six members and friends enjoyed a wonderful High Tea, at Jeni Wilkins house. As can be seen by the photos, many rose to the occasion, dressing in movie, cartoon or song title characters. It is sincere thanks to Jeni for opening her home.
Bunnings Coffs Harbour May 2019
Bunning’s made the generous offer to host VIEW stalls across the country. Four Clubs in Area NM Zone 02 – Bonville-Boambee, Coffs Harbour Day, Korora, Woolgoolga Day took part. A VIEW Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Tahini, Bunnings Coffs Harbour’s Activities Organiser.Read more...
2019 International Women's Day Area NI01
Eighty seven (87) members and guests from the Werris Creek, Coonabarabran, Gunnedah day and evening, Tamworth day and evening clubs, and Manilla, met at the Werris Creek Golf Club. Aboriginal, Elder Aunty Yvonne, gave the Welcome to Country. Photo above depicts Members showing the Balance signRead more...
2018 Area NM Gala
Area NM held their Gala in September at Sawtell Golf Club with 100 VIEW members and friends. The theme for the day was "An Elegant Affair" and the attendees each received an elegant clutch purse which were beautifully crafted by members from Coffs City Evening VIEW Club, Coffs Harbour Day VIEW Club and Woolgoolga Day VIEW Club.Read more...