Nelson Bay VIEW Club
Nelson Bay VIEW Club was formed in 1967.
Currently, the Club sponsors ten 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 1st Thursday of the month;
- At Soldiers Point Bowling Club;
- At 10.30am for 11.00am.
- Ph: Liz 02 4981 1151 or 0427 681 766;
- Email: email@example.com
2023 Nelson Bay VIEW Club Committee
Rosemary Crawford, Suzanne Huggett, Christine Griffey, Margaret Turton, Liz Caldwell, Kerrie Foster, Lyn Cosgriff, Anne Stephenson and Jacque Margo (absent Karen Schofield)
On Thursday February 2, 2023, Nelson Bay VIEW Club held their Annual General Meeting with fifty five members attending including a few prospective members.
The club currently has sixty eight members and support ten Learning for Life students with lots of fund raising events planned throughout the year.
Bunnings BBQ's and Members Dedication Saves Our LfL Students
Like all VIEW clubs, Nelson Bay has been unable to hold any social functions over the past 2 years which has had dire consequences for fund raising.
In 2020 our members generously made donations to enable us to provide for the ten students we support under the Learning for Life Program.
In 2021 we approached Bunnings and were fortunate to be able to secure several bookings for BBQs throughout the year. Our Treasurer, Karen, ably assisted by Vice President, Liz, has been the driving force behind the operation of these BBQs which have been very successful.
Last year the required funds were raised and the VIEW members who volunteered have many tales to tell of the trials and tribulations of working on the front line at a Bunnings BBQ. On one occasion half the marquee was blown away while on another an early shutdown was forced by torrential rain.
Bunning BBQ in 2021
Photo opposite is of members operating the BBQ at Bunnings Salamander.
We are holding a Fathers' Day raffle at Salamander Centre on Saturday 21st August; so if you are in the area, please come and see us on the day.
Service Pin Presentations for August
At the August meeting of Nelson Bay VIEW Club a record 11 members were presented with service pins as indicated below.
20 Years: Gloria Barratt, Jeanne Dowson, Anne Munn, Jan Rawlings and Alison Warran
10 Years: Carol Buckingham, Sharon Gorman, Narelle Hughes, Chris Ledingham, Bev Lye and Margaret Scrogie
National Councillor, Anne-Louise O’Connor, was our guest at the luncheon and presented the pins to the members. Anne-Louise commented that she has never before presented so many pins to a VIEW club in one year.
April Royal Baby Shower
Nelson Bay VIEW Club held a Royal Baby Shower to celebrate the impending arrival of the new royal baby. Over 100 VIEW members and guests welcomed HRH Queen Elizabeth resplendent in a striking gold dress with regal red sash and accompanied by her favourite Corgi. Guest of Honour, Meghan, wore a simple white dress and mingled with local guests and other members of the royal family in attendance including Kate and Pippa; and Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice. Camilla wore an elegant red outfit while Fergie could not be missed with her flowing red tresses. Even Theresa May found time to leave her Brexit negotiations to join us. All were bedazzled by the sparkling display of Tiaras and gemstones.
On arrival, guests were treated to a glass of Champagne and Canapes then shown to their allotted tables where they enjoyed an assorted array of tasty sandwiches.
Events Coordinator, Lorraine Nicol, introduced all members of the royal family and invited all to relax and enjoy the entertainment.
Kylie Minogue (Jenni Rossi,) Julie Andrews (Janelle Riorden), Capt. Von Trapp (John Vodopia) plus pianist, David Naylor and vocalist, P.G.Willis gave a fantastic performance of popular lyrics. The classical duet sung by Jenni Rossi and John Vodopia was truly outstanding.
Following the concert a delicious selection of cakes was served with tea and coffee and the raffle was drawn.
Nelson Bay VIEW club thanks everyone who donated their time, their talents or raffle prizes and thereby contributed to the success of the afternoon. The money raised will assist our Club in supporting the 10 children we sponsor through The Smith Family “Learning for Life” program.
Above: Queen (Norma) Below: Our wonderful entertainers
National and Regional News
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
Please Vote for Gunnedah Evening
Dear friends, hopefully other members will vote for us, we are in the lead so far and have the chance of winning $3000 for our students - Gunnedah Evening VIEW Club has been nominated as a community organisation of note in Greater Bank's Greater New England Community Funding Competition. Please vote as often as you can on the Greater Bank voting page, https://greater.com.au/greaternewengland, to maximise our chances of winning $5,000 in funding from the bank. Visitors to the Greater Bank website may vote once per hour."Read more...
Re-purpose. Re-invent. Re-use.
VIEW’s 60th Anniversary commemorative Tea Towel with its retro design in our purple & teal colours, was inspired by one the first VIEW brochures developed in the 60’s. The Tea Towel also represented a collection of women from various eras reminiscent of the graphics of dress making patterns.Read more...
VIEW Executive E-News
Welcome to your new VIEW Executive E-Newsletter! Every quarter, we’ll be bringing you news about what’s being happening with VIEW and The Smith Family through this E-news. We hope you enjoy it!Read more...
We have some great events coming up, take a look at the calendar and get involved!
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.