Pennant Hills VIEW Club was formed in 1960.
Currently, the Club sponsors two Smith Family Learning for Life student, 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 2nd Tuesday of the month
Ruth on 0418 118 857
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Diamond Celebration for Pennant Hills in 2020
In 1960, the Smith Family founded VIEW Clubs as a way of supporting and giving voice to women’s needs and interests. In that year, four ladies: Jean Stuart, Olive Brett, Barbara Grimshaw and Maj Headon approached The Smith Family, wanting to start a Club at Pennant Hills. An inaugural meeting followed on 22 September at The Smith Family Headquarters. Then, on 20 October the club hosted its own first meeting, resulting in a membership of forty-six women.
The fact that the club is one of a handful of clubs celebrating its sixtieth birthday this year is testament to the enduring power of VIEW; not even a pandemic can dampen our spirits!
Our club sponsors two Learning for Life students as well as keeping up a steady supply of beanies, knitted squares made into blankets plus stationery items. Even though we have not been able to meet for luncheons or outings since March, our ladies have maintained their commitment to supporting the needs of the children. Recently, Delegate Liz delivered 45 beanies, 45 blankets, 35 face masks and eight large garbage bags of stationery supplies, lunch boxes and drink bottles to the Parramatta office.
These days, our club consists of thirty members. Luncheons are held from 11.30am on the second Tuesday of the month at Oatlands Golf Club, Dundas and we usually enjoy social outings on the fourth Tuesday of the month. President Ruth fosters a spirit of friendliness and inclusion. As a result, the warm, welcoming atmosphere of our club ensures that our members feel valued and respected.
Our sixtieth birthday celebrations may not eventuate the way we had planned, but the ladies of Pennant Hills VIEW Club will find a way to mark this special occasion in a fitting manner and we will continue to support “the Voice, Interest and Education of Women” along with the important work of the Smith Family and the Learning for Life Programme.
2019 PENNANT HILLS VIEW COMMITTEE
2019 Committee members at our AGM and Election meeting, pictured with Zone Councillor, Rosemary Day
Bountiful Christmas at Pennant Hills
Photo opposite is from our Christmas party, which was the final meeting of 2019 and includes all contributions made that day from members for stationery, lunch boxes, and drink bottles for Learning for Life students.
L-R: Beverley, Judith, Ruth and Liz.
Birthday Celebrations Hawaiian Style
Our Club celebrated our 59th birthday on Tuesday, October 8th, at our regular venue Oatlands Golf Club. Our theme was Hawaiian and all members joined in with gusto!
Photo above L-R: Cindy, Liz, Annette, Judith, Sue, Margaret, Margaret , Catherine and Ruth.
Enjoying the party are L-R: Rosemary, Cindy, Helen Zirn (National Counsellor), and Ruth (Club President)
Recognition of Service
The photo below are ladies who are some of the long term members of our Club: Rene Biazos (10 years), Elaine Healey (31 years), Thelma Pearson (16 years) and Julie Harper (34 years)
Photo above: Cutting the cake Elaine (member for 36 years) together with Elaine and Julie.
Members enjoying Friendship Day.
Friendship Day with some of longest serving members, Betty Burt, Ruth Colwell and Thelma Pearson.
NB02 Blue Illusion National Shopping and Styling Day
Past National President, Gwen Wilton, and NB02 National Councillor, Jo Gray, had a wonderful day attending the Blue Illusion National Shopping and Styling day in Bowral to support The Smith Family. NB02 Clubs Kangaroo Valley, Wollondilly, Picton, Southern Highlands, Camden, Macarthur, Campbelltown and Ingleburn.Read more...
Area NB Walk with VIEW
Area NB held a Walk with VIEW on Monday 19 August at Picton Botanic Gardens where head gardener, Craig of Wollondilly Council, spoke on how to get the best out of our roses. Clubs are from NB01: Albion Park, Dapto, Fairy Meadow, Figtree, Helensburgh, Illawarra, Kiama, Shellharbour and NB02: Camden, Campbelltown, Ingleburn, Macarthur, Picton, Southern Highlands, Wollondilly.Read more...
NH01 Walk with VIEW
NH01 Zone Conference held on 28th October 2018 at Eat Your Greens Function Centre Eugowra was attended by 45 members from all clubs across the zone. The balloons in the photo represent the 22 Learning for Life students sponsored across the clubs in the zone.Read more...