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Arana VIEW Club was formed in 1997.

We currently sponsor 14 Learning for life students. We hold regular sausage sizzles at our local Bunnings store and have a “Make, Bake and Grow” table at our March, June, August and November meetings to raise funds for our Smith Family Learning for Life students. We also have social activities each month, including movie and coffee mornings, or trips to different venues.

We are always open to new members, so please get in touch today and come and see what it's all about.

When

  • Meeting Day on 1st Wednesday each month at 10.30am for 11am
  • Arana Leagues Club

Contact

Judy on 0424 315 300 or email aranaview@gmail.com

Where

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ARANA HILLS

Dawson Parade, ARANA HILLS, QLD 4054

Club News

Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.

                                                                        Arana's Committee for 2020                                           

                                                              

Upcoming Events  

2021 is shaping up to be a busy year. Our AGM is in February and our guest speaker is Denise Bucky, who will be talking on the history of Romance, so what better time to bring along any wedding memorabilia that may be hidden away at home and to wear a favourite wedding outfit.

Our March guest speaker will be Clare Blake, from the Berghofer Medical Research Institute, who is a broadcaster and media specialist discussing medical research.

In April, Melissa Fagan will be bringing back memories of McWhirter’s Department store in the Valley. I am sure this will revive many memories.

 

October - December 2020

 The 2020 year ended with our Christmas meeting in December. We were able to restart our formal lunch meetings in October and though our numbers were restricted because of COVID restrictions we enjoyed getting together again. Our guest speaker was retired Policeman Tim Brinums and his therapy Dog Pippa.

November Meeting ‘s guest speaker was Jo Neary from the Zephyr Foundation, a local group supporting children affected by domestic violence.

                 

                                 Jo Neary with Bonnie

We were entertained by vocalist Pam Hodgson at our Christmas meeting.  We even had a surprise visit from Santa.

                                              

                                                           Santa and Pam

It was great to see everyone in the festive mood and dressed in their best Christmas Finery.

                                                                              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bunnings Keperra had very generously given us some gift vouchers to assist us when sausage sizzles were unavailable to raise funds so, we had a lucky draw of members who donated to our club during COVID to enable us to still support out Learning for Life students. It was a nice way to show our appreciation of the member’s support.

                                   

     Denis leading the Carol Singing                           Glen and Mrs Claus aka Jan

 

Our extra activities also continued and some of our members attended the Lord Mayor’s Seniors Christmas concert at City Hall and enjoyed the High Tea.

 

                          

                      Arana View Club 2020

Our year started out well with our AGM in February. All positions were filled, which was wonderful and we were ready for a well panned and busy year. At our March meeting we had our first Make, Bake and Grow table for the year, once again it was full of wonderful items to purchase. Our guest speaker was Caylie Jeffrey, author of the book “Under the Lino”, which describes her experiences of renovating the worst house in the street. The discoveries they made under the lino sent them on a search they never expected.

                       

 

Some members attended Parliament house for high tea.

 

 

 Also, two of our ladies attended the Governor’s function to celebrate 60 years of VIEW in March.

 

                             

 

Then our world went into Corona virus time and everything stopped. Keeping in contact with our members became the committee’s priority with each committee member contacting members regularly.  We also have been putting out a monthly newsletter. 

      

 

 

 

 

 We haven’t started up our formal meetings yet as our venue is restricted in how many can attend, but we have been having catch-ups in local parks, with everyone bringing their own morning tea and enjoying each other’s company.   

 

      

    

                                                            

 

 

                                                                                  

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

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