Aspley VIEW Club was formed in 1994.
Currently, the Club sponsors thirty 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.
Aspley VIEW Club welcomes guests and new members to their monthly luncheons, held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Kedron Wavell Community Centre.
Members enjoy a two-course lunch, guest speaker, lucky door, raffles, second hand bookstall and trading tables.
For more information call Jenni 0413 570 482 or Maureen (07)3325 2676 or 0409 264 272
- Meeting Day on 4th Wednesday each month
- Doors open 10am, meeting starts 11am
- Kedron Wavell Community Centre
Jenni 0413 570 482 or Maureen 0409 264 272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 June Newsletter
This is Coronavirus Edition No 3 of the Aspley VIEW Club ViewPoint - dated June 2020. This month's newsletter included the President's message together with Members' News, a memorable photo of members enjoying morning tea in 2000, Getting to Know the Committee 2020 Members and some snippets from members letting us know what they have been doing during 'lockdown'.
2020 July Newsletter
Here we are halfway through Winter already, and while the restrictions are slowly lifting, we are unable to predict when we will be able to safely resume our luncheon meetings. It will probably be some time before we can gather together as before. We will keep you informed through this newsletter. Rug up and keep well, and hopefully it is not too long until we can all be together again.
President, Maureen Mosely
Aspley VIEW Club committee are continuing to stay in touch with our members through our monthly Newsletters and our President, Maureen Mosely has sent a message to members via the Newsletter to keep them connected……hence the 2nd edition of the Coronavirus Edition dated May 2020. Maureen's message for May is as follows:
- This is our birthday month (25 May) and though we are not able to celebrate together this newsletter is designed to keep in touch with members and friends as we travel this journey of isolation through the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- The announcement cancelling luncheon meetings until 30 June 2020 (at least) due to the coronavirus outbreak was a necessary but very disappointing decision for an organisation dedicated to bringing people together. ‘Women need Women’ – how true this is!! Our guest speaker for May was to have been the Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll.
- As we enter a kind of “new normal”, it’s incredible to see the changes to how we all live, shop and generally amuse ourselves. We can do this!!!….keeping in touch is much easier now we have the time to spare. Please share your feedback as to what you have been doing to ‘pass the time’. Just telephone me or send an email……details are in this newsletter. We understand that during these challenging times, some of our members are unable to visit loved ones or have access to websites so that's why we want to encourage you to ‘keep in touch’.
- The committee will continue to stay in touch with members via telephone and email and you can also stay connected with VIEW via the website (find your Club on http:view.org.au).
- Enjoy this newsletter as we take a ‘trip down memory lane’ (see page 2).
2020 April Newsletter - A message from your president
Dear View members and friends
While we are unable to have face to face meetings during these troubling times, please make time to check up on each other. A phone call, message or email. We need to be aware some are more socially isolated than others. Be kind, stay safe and when we do return to normal, it will be all the more enjoyable and fun.
In the meantime, we thought a “Corona Chat” could be a way to help pass the time. What are you doing to keep yourself amused? Any stories/ideas/photos we would love to hear from you. We will keep you informed of how the ladies on committee are keeping busy, and their thoughts.
Maureen Mosely, President Aspley VIEW Club
International Women's Day
Learning For Life Student ("LFL") - Shukri Abdullahi
Aspley VIEW Club's LFL student Shukri was born in Ethiopia. Her family had to flee Ethiopia in 2005 to escape the violence and upheaval that was happening there. Her family fled to Dadaab refugee camps and they lived there for about 8 years. In 2012 there was an assassination attempt on her father’s life which led to the Kenyan government seeking a settlement in a western country. They were “Lucky enough” in Shukri’s words to have Australia grant them permanent residency. They moved to Australia in December 2012.
Shukri was joined and assisted on the podium by The Smith Family Regional Programs Manager, Ms Mandy Briese.
Aspley VIEW Club are immensely proud of Shukri's achievements in what we know would have been difficult and challenging circumstances not only in the Kenyan refugee camp but also in settling into her new life and environment here in Australia.
Shukri Abdullahi (LFL Student), Anika Wells (Member for Lilley), Nemo Abdullahi (Shukri's Sister)
Betty Van Heeswijck (View National Councillor), Maureen Mosely (President, Aspley VIEW Club 2020), Anika Wells (Member for Lilley), Robyn Killoran (Vice President, Aspley VIEW Club) and Mandy Breese (Regional Program Manager, The Smith Family)
Marion Connel (Aspley VIEW Club), Tracy Davis(Local Councillor), Miffy Goodall (Immediate Past President)
"One of the most important days of the year for all VIEW Clubs around Australia is IWD" (extract from the VIEW website).
Members from seven VIEW Clubs around Brisbane joined friends at Kedron Wavell Services Club where Aspley VIEW Club hosted a luncheon for International Women's Day on Friday 6 March 2020.
Robyn Killoran, Vice President of Aspley VIEW Club was the MC for the day and these are excerpts from her inspiring speech:
The 2020 International Women’s day theme is “Each for Equal” An equal world is an enabled world.
Thomas Jefferson said “ There is nothing more unequal than the equal treatment on unequal people” I am sure all of you can think of instances where this is so. Thank goodness mediocrity is no longer considered to be the norm! The day also allows us an opportunity to individually recommit ourselves to the values and ideals of VIEW - Voice, Interests and Education of Women and to the Vision statement “ Women creating and leading a more inclusive Australian society” Fun and friendship as we know is integral to our undertakings.
Robyn introduced various speakers on the day of the luncheon and they were as follows:
National Councillor for the Brisbane region Ms Betty Van Heeswijck who delivered the International Women’s day message;
Thank you Betty for your words to strengthen our resolve and to inspire us to be aware there is still much to be done to achieve gender parity in our community, country and globally.
Survivor of the drug Thalidomide - Trish Jackson
Trish was born in Townsville in 1962 with 3 tiny fingers on each under-developed hand which are attached to her armless shoulders. She also had six holes in her heart and under developed lungs. All the birth defects were due to Thalidomide marketed around the world as the wonder drug for morning sickness.
We welcomed Trish to the podium and were amazed at her various abilities……doing most things with her feet some which included painting and drawing - she had some of her work for sale at the conclusion of the proceedings. Trish spoke candidly to all members present.
Trish Jackson (survivor of drug Thalidomide) and Trevor Jackson (Trish's husband)
(left to right): Betty Van Heeswijck (National Councillor), Robyn Garard (Zone Councillor), Maureen Mosely (President, Aspley VIEW Club) and Robyn Killoran (Vice President Aspley VIEW Club)
Group Photo of invitees
Government House Morning Tea
Aspley VIEW Club members Bev Doolan (Inaugural President), Maureen Mosely (President) and Robyn Killoran (Vice President) were invited to represent Aspley VIEW Club at a Morning Tea at Government House hosted by the Governor The Honorable Paul deJersey in celebration of VIEW Clubs of Australia 60th Anniversary.
(left to right): Bev Doolan (Inaugural President, Aspley VIEW Club), Maureen Mosely (President, Aspley VIEW Club) and Robyn Killoran (Vice President, Aspley VIEW Club)
"Members attending the Aspley VIEW Club February meeting celebrated International Womens Day. A luncheon is being hosted by the Club on Friday 6 March at Kedron Wavell Services Club at Chermside. Once again our trading tables were bulging with donations of raffle prizes, books, preserves, jewelry and bric a brac raising much needed finances for the support of our Learning For Life Students.”
Our first luncheon meeting of 2020 saw members celebrate with an Australia Day theme. Our AGM was also conducted and a new President and Committee were elected.
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