Ulladulla Evening VIEW Club was formed in 1990.
We are a group of thirty women who meet at 6 pm for 6.30 pm every second Wednesday evening of the month at the Dunn Lewis Centre in St Vincents Street, Ulladulla. Our meetings include a delicious meal, interesting local and national speakers, as well as occasional creative evenings. We also meet for coffee, cake and a chat every month at 10am on the last Saturday of the month at a different local coffee shop. Please contact us and come and join our group.
Currently, the Club sponsors two 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 2nd Wednesday of the month;
- At The Dunn Lewis Centre
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Ulladulla Evening VIEW Club new committee for 2019 enjoyed a relaxed dinner meeting catching up with members and friends after the hectic summer break.
Committee was unchanged from last year with Monica Morrison continuing as president, Helen Wilford as Delegate, Sue McMahon as Secretary, Sue Hancock as Treasurer and Marilyn Townsend as Publicity Officer. Enid Everingham, past Zone Councillor, chaired the proceedings and installed each member, returning their position title badges.
The new committee are keen to offer lots of varied activities and speakers this year and are excited about the coming events.
Staying Active on your Feet
One of Ulladulla Evening VIEW Club newest members, Joanne treated us to some interesting tips to stay fit and healthy, including some simple exercises to keep us strong. She had us out of our chairs practicing the ‘moves’. Joanne is highly qualified in her physiotherapy field, spending 42 years assisting others. No doubt, many in our community have benefited from her expertise, working 29 years at Milton Hospital. She has worked all over the world in her field, including Hong Kong, England and many Australian hospitals.
The ‘April Falls Day’ program encourages people to watch for the signs of frailty and to eat well and keep active. Joanne encouraged us to look at the Health and Lifestyle checklist and keep up to date with eye and feet checks, have medications reviewed regularly, drink 4-6 glasses of water per day and wear supportive footwear.
Thank you Gayle
Our President, Monica presented Gayle Dunn with a certificate of appreciation for the wonderful service and meals she and the team at the Dunn & Lewis centre provide us each month. Gayle and her team go out of their way to make our evenings special. One of the delights we enjoyed at the April meeting, hand-made by Carly, was a delicious dessert of filled chocolate eggs surrounded by a selection of berries, beautifully displayed.
April Meet & Greet
What a great roll-up we had at our April Meet & Greet morning. 16 members and friends caught up at the re-vamped Ocean Grind overlooking the harbour on a fabulous sunny autumn day. Along with some late breakfasts and pancakes with extra strawberries, many of us found the delicious Friends and cream to be a favourite. Fortunately, the parking was some distance away, so we could walk that off on our way back to our cars! It was a fun catch up for members and friends and nice to see visitors, Bonita, Jocelyn and Barbara joining us.
Our past Zone Councillor, Enid presided over our March meeting in our President, Monica’s absence. The garden club members were in their element when the Jumbled Flowers list came out and we had to get our ‘grey cells’ working to unscramble the answers. It was a bit of fun and winners and members were treated to ‘low calorie’ (or not) chocolate treats as our reward.
One of our newest members, Hilda gave us a very interesting insight into her past life. Originally from England, Hilda and her husband moved to Australia in 1963. She was trained as a pharmacist and juggled work while raising three children. Hilda has always been community minded and is happy to contribute to our VIEW club and we are happy to have her as one of our members.
March Meet & Greet
The March morning tea was a great success with 11 members and friends attending Leonie’s Little Tree Café and nursery at Yatte Yattah, which was an excellent venue.
The ladies enjoyed a decadent chocolate mud cake with Eleanor for her birthday. Some braved the light rain to wander the nursery afterwards, having a lovely morning together.
February Meet and Greet in Milton
A wonderful morning was had by all at our February Meet and Greet morning tea at Peach Café in Milton. The staff were very accommodating setting up for the ten of us and offered alternative foods for our ladies from an interesting menu.
The Peach Coconut Waffles with coconut sorbet seemed to be a big hit. The casual atmosphere of our Meet & Greet meetings has been a huge success among members and friends.
New Members for New Year
Our club was thrilled to have four new members at our first few meetings of 2019. Mother and daughter team, Hilda and Joanne were very welcome new members at our first meeting of 2019. Along with the conversation and friendship, they enjoyed the special three course meal Gayle and her team provided for our first meeting.
Then at the March meeting, new member Kath was welcomed with open arms. Kath is a long-time supporter of VIEW clubs in general and is pictured with long-term member Sue. Elsie came along to the March meeting and joined that evening. We are very pleased to welcome Elsie and all our new members.
Christmas in Ulladulla
Members celebrated the final meeting for 2018 of Ulladulla Evening VIEW club among tinsel, Christmas bells and trees with a delicious dinner provided by Gayle and her team at the Dunn & Lewis Centre in Ulladulla.
Our taste buds were spoilt with selections of lollies, prawns, ham, traditional Christmas roast and pudding with custard and ice cream. Yum!
Meet & Greet at Cupitts
Members of Ulladulla Evening VIEW Club celebrated our final Meet and Greet Social Morning tea at Cupitts Winery on the last Saturday in November. The day was glorious with sunshine, warmth and views across the vines to the back of Burrill Lake and the Budawang ranges.
Scones with rhubarb jam and cream was a favourite among the girls. One of the best things about our club is the genuine friendliness among our group of ladies and the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere at our meetings. At our morning teas we encourage friends and relatives to join us – the more the merrier and we welcome new members.
Livewire Studios in October
Artistic Director of Livewire Studios, K-M Doyle, is a successful actor, circus performer, director, playwright, & arts educator with over 20 years’ experience. How fortunate we are to have such a skilled person as K-M Doyle in our midst, from working as Artistic Director of Cirque de Soleil, teaching theatre and arts around the world, now in Ulladulla!
K-M Doyle is teaching skills to all ages, experience, and ability levels, in an exciting and safe environment. Her youthful enthusiasm is infectious and full of fun. Bringing one of her talented young actors, Holly, along to the evening giving us an insight as to how much the children gain from her mentoring.
Holly commented that she loves the environment, and the people, she feels safe and looks forward to going there. Clever Holly played four separate characters in the recent ‘Dot and the Kangaroo’ production. It was a wild adventure, close to home, modernised and adapted by K-M Doyle to include our local Shoalhaven flora and fauna and explored the habitat and conservationist challenges. She also bought along some of the amazing, locally made costumes used in ‘Dot and the Kangaroo’ production. We had a very entertaining evening thanks to K-M Doyle and her team
K-M Doyle with one of the costumes from ‘Dot and the Kangaroo’
Trip down memory lane in August
As well as our dinner meeting and other activities, August was a time to view an historic slide show of our club’s events from our first birthday, 27 years ago, to current day happenings. Some of our longer standing members took a trip down memory lane, remembering faces and activities from many years past.
Ulladulla Evening VIEW first birthday 1991. President Mary Lamb, Area Direction Jan Thompson, Zone Councillor Anne Zippo
September Swap Meet
During our September we had a fun ‘Swap Meet’ where we bought along items for the swap table, paid a fee towards our fundraising and took home a few items in return. It was a lovely example of re-use and re-cycle.
Along with our usual monthly meeting, members of our Club venture out and about for a monthly Social Meet & Greet Morning Tea, sampling the local Café scene. Lots of chatter and laughter ensues. We welcome friends and family at these events and find the casual, relaxed atmosphere introduces prospective new members.
Social Meet & Greet morning tea. (Akora, Milk Haus)
One by one, each member reminisced over ‘where were we when we turned 28 years’. We were spread far and wide in a variety of careers, travelling the world, or enjoying motherhood and this meeting we joined together to celebrate our VIEW club’s 28th birthday. Reminiscing bought a smile to many and caused each of us to remember other stories from our youth. Stories were amusing, interesting and entertaining.
During our birthday celebration members viewed a slide presentation of club photos ranging from our first birthday meeting through to current day events. Many meetings, activities and morning teas were projected and enjoyed.
A special birthday cake with multi coloured chocolate shards was made for us at our dinner meeting thanks to Gayle and her team. Delicious.
Delicious birthday cake
28 years celebrated in style
Speaker at the June meeting was local author Meredith Jaffe. Meredith wears many hats and has become very involved in our community. She spoke of her two books ‘The Fence’ which concerns conflict between neighbours and inter-generational issues, and ‘The Making of Christina’ written from the point of view of a mother whose daughter is abused. Meredith explained that she likes to write about issues which interest her and the books can take many years to write. They are based on much in depth research.
Meredith (Centre) with Monica and Sue
June High Tea
Only two weeks before our clubs 28th birthday, Ulladulla Evening VIEW club members were invited to ‘Annie’s High Tea’ at Beryl’s lovely home. Beryl is one of our inaugural members and graciously hosted a wonderful and very special ‘Meet and Greet’ morning tea. The tables were piled high with scones with fresh jam and cream, cakes, tartlets, finger sandwiches, mini quiche, fresh fruit and a selection of teas and was enjoyed by 13 members and friends.
Scrumptious High Tea
May Fun & Games
Well, you wouldn’t think that everyday items would create such fun and laughter among the members and friends at Ulladulla Evening VIEW club.
The organiser of the May meeting activity taxed our ‘little grey cells’ by removing all the brands and ‘tell-tale’ logos from around 40 pictorial magazine adverts and challenged us to remember (or guess) what item was advertised. Plenty of chatter, laughter and head scratching resulted.
Refreshing our memories at the May meeting of Ulladulla Evening VIEW club, our delegate, Helen produced a large paper bag full of items for her presentation. Remembering how we managed to be more environmentally friendly years ago, Helen pointed out how lunches were wrapped in greaseproof paper instead of plastic, coffee mugs were washed up and used indefinitely, left overs were stored in re-useable glass jars and containers, school rulers were made from wood and groceries were bought home in string bags, cardboard boxes or paper bags, not plastic. Fortunately the trend towards sustainability and caring for the environment is increasing in popularity. It brings to mind that we can all do our bit, even if it is only a small part.
2019 International Women's Day Area NI01
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2018 Area NM Gala
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