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
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
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
for Ulladulla Evening
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.
Antiques Valuation a big hit at VIEW
The April meeting of Ulladulla Evening VIEW club was an interesting evening organised by our Delegate, Helen Wilford. Chris and Noel from Turnbull Brothers Antiques Milton, professionally appraised and valued our special treasures, contributing their immense knowledge of antiques and old wares. Our small group of members managed to bring along quite a few interesting items such as a tiny French porcelain doll, historical documents and books, an exquisite jewellery piece, decorative containers and vases, china and crockery, silver ware including an antique cigarette case with a cigarette roller, war memorabilia such as an opium pipe and a cake server made from bullets with a special button on the handle and to top it all off: a very pretty gazunda! Chris was commenting on their beginnings as antique dealers in 1982 saying that, back then, ‘Antiques were at the top of the tree’, but, nowadays, the youth of today don’t seem as interested in inherited antiques. Chris and Noel’s Antique & Old Wares Shop in Milton is not only a stroll down memory lane, but a fabulous treasure trove of historic items housed in Milton’s original old cordial factory.
We appreciated the time Chris and Noel dedicated to our club to create a very entertaining evening for us all.
Members learning the art of antiques
ANZAC Day 2018
Ulladulla Evening VIEW Club president, Monica and delegate, Helen attended the ANZAC service at the Cenotaph in Milton and laid a wreath on behalf of our club members. Lest we forget.
Destiny Rescue Gives
Millions of children around the world are trafficked or trapped in sexual exploitation with little hope for freedom.
Julie Kelly from Destiny Rescue spoke to Ulladulla Evening VIEW club members about the work Destiny Rescue does to help Rescue children from sex trafficking and sexual slavery. Following the rescue, restoration begins. Rescued children are taken to safe houses where they sleep safely, receive education, vocational training, counselling and healthcare, spiritual guidance and, most importantly, love. Protection is another step and Destiny Rescue also cares for at-risk children, often siblings of rescued girls – until they are of age to find safe employment or higher education. They also empower through education and skills training, and give a voice to the voiceless.
Julie displayed some of the beautiful jewellery that’s been handcrafted by the Rescue & Prevention girls from around the world. Jewellery Parties are an exciting way to support Destiny Rescue! By hosting a party, you can help provide a much needed income for a girl.
Voice to the Voiceless
Ulladulla Evening VIEW member, Maurene with Destiny Rescue speaker, Julie Kelly.
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2018 Area NM Gala
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Blue Illusion Shopping Day Announced
Your Invitation to Blue Illusion National Shopping Day and Styling Workshop on Thursday 1 November 2018 in support of The Smith Family and VIEW Clubs.Read more...