A valued part of The Smith Family

NG02 Zone Conference and Church Service

Zone NGO2 Councillor Fay Kastelein from Mollymook VIEW Club hosted the annual Church Service and conference for VIEW Clubs Australia on Friday 13th May 2016. Eight clubs from Sussex Inlet to Moruya were represented by 76 VIEW Members.

The Theme of the church service was ‘That’s what Friends are for’, a beautiful rendition of the theme was sung by the Acappella singers from the Milltones. Special guests were Shoalhaven Councillor Patricia White, standing in for Mayor Joanna Gash, National Councillor Pat McRae and Rev Tony Davies. Ulladulla Evening VIEW club member Maurene Hawkins was the organist.

The conference was held at the Dunn Lewis Centre beautifully decorated by Gayle Dunn and her team who prepared a delicious lunch. Guest speaker Sian Hulland from the Smith Family Learning for life centre in Nowra gave a power point presentation of the Learning for life program. Sian then introduced Mr Bill Muldoon and his student daughter Kirsten, who delighted the members with their story and how the Smith Family has helped them through adversity. Both Bill and Kirsten want to give back by volunteering for the Smith Family as a way of thanks.

National Vice President Gloria Walter travelled from Sydney and gave an insight into her role. Gloria was very impressed after listening to the eight Presidents give their reports of the excellent work the 8 clubs are doing as volunteers, especially with supporting 24 students throughout their education.

National Councillor Area NG, Pat McRae,  also gave and inspiring talk about the role she has supporting 21 clubs in her area and thanked the clubs represented for their generous donations of stationary for the LFL students, Clothes for the Smith Family and money raised on the day.

VIEW stands for Voice Interest Education of Women and is a proud sponsor of The Smith Family, there are three clubs in Ulladulla area, and we would like to welcome any new member to either club. For information phone Fay Kastelein 44556425.

 Fay Kastelein Zone Councillor NGO2

Fay, Pat and Gwen