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.
- Meeting Day on 1st Wednesday each month at 10.30am for 11am
- Arana Leagues Club
Judy on 0424 315 300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Arana's Committee for 2021
Back Row Chris, Jan, Carol, Rosy, Bonnie and Hilary
Front Row Sandra, Judy (President), Kath and Loris.
7th July Glen Gillard and Amatus Akouboo Douw from the Free Papua Movement
4th August Libbie Escolme Schmidt OAM: The evolution of the air hostess.
1st September Fashion Parade with fashions from Michelle’s Boutique and Gifts.
4th October Janette Marshall discussing the life of Aviatrix Lores Bonney.
April - May 2021
We celebrated our 24th Birthday at our April meeting with a “Roaring Twenties” theme. Unfortunately, we were still on COVID restrictions so had to remain seated while we were entertained by Romeo and Juliette. Ten and twenty year badges were presented to recipients and the cake, that was kindly donated by Woolworths at Everton Park, was cut and enjoyed. We were also entertained by three of our members dancing the Charleston.
Sister Club, Twin Waters, celebrated with Arana dressing in the Roaring Twenties theme but at their own meeting.
At our May meeting, the guest speaker was Melissa Fagin, a descendant of the McWhirter's family. She spoke of the early history of this famous family and its heyday in the Valley store. Members brought along memorabilia and the Committee did a short skit and song dressed as the actors from “Are you being served” English comedy, resulting in lots of laughs.
Several of our members visited the Caboolture Historical Village and on another day were found enjoying lunch at the “Pitch and Fork” restaurant at Rosalie.
February - March 2021
We started the year at our first meeting in February with a “Romance” Theme. This seemed appropriate as Valentine’s day was the following week. We all dressed up in our best wedding outfits as we were having a mock wedding performed by a local wedding celebrant. Members were asked to bring any memorabilia they may have from their own weddings (and divorces).
It was a fun event followed by our AGM, at which all positions were filled. The guest speaker on the day was Denise Buckby who spoke on the history of romance. It was a fun start to the year.
March guest speaker was Clare Blake for the Qld Institute Medical Research (Berghofer institute). It was a fascinating insight into the work they do.
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.
We were entertained by vocalist Pam Hodgson at our Christmas meeting. We even had a surprise visit from Santa.
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.
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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