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Bribie Island VIEW Club

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Bribie Island VIEW Club was formed in 1996. Each year we celebrate our birthday in May.

Currently, the Club sponsors six Smith Family Learning for Life students and is actively involved in fundraising activities to raise donations for The Smith Family programs.  Our quilt raffles are proving very profitable.

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 4th Wednesday each month at  at 11:30 for 12noon
  • At Garden Room, Bribie Island RSL

Contact

Jennifer on 07 3408 2152 or 0402 663 867
Kay on  07 3408 1058 or 0410 653 628

email bribieviewclub@gmail.com                   

 

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Where

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BONGAREE

99 Toorbul Street, BONGAREE, QLD 4507

Club News

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2022 Bribie Island VIEW Club Committee

 

 

July 2022 Luncheon Meeting

 

Language Professor Roly Sussex OAM presented a fascinating history of Australian English at our meeting on 27th July. Photo is of President Kay presenting Certificate of Appreciation and a VIEW biro to Professor Sussex.

March Luncheon Meeting

Below: President Kay thanking March guest speaker Angel Flight's Barry Collis

 

 

Sue was the winner of our Easter egg guessing competition

 

 

8th March 2022—Celebrating International Women's Day

Below: President Kay presenting guest speaker Heather Park with a certificate of appreciation

 

Below: Rotarians at International Women's Day breakfast at Pacific Harbour Golf and Country Club

Below: Members enjoying IWD breakfast

 

September 2021—QB01 Fiesta

WOW, what a day we enjoyed recently our QB01 Zone Friendship Fiesta held at the Bribie Island RSL. Our own Bribie Island VIEW Club organised it on behalf of the Zone and National Councillors where just over 100 women enjoyed catching up with other members from nine different VIEW Clubs from the Sunshine Coast. Many thanks to Courtney and her team at the RSL for making the function such a success.

Much needed funds were raised on the day with a raffle, the prizes beautiful potted plants provided by the clubs themselves. To round out the day we were kept in fits of laughter by talented local performer Sue Wighton with several of her own compositions.

During the function, as part of The Smith Family (TSF) & VIEW Clubs of Australia one of QLD Learning For Life students, Hannah responded to questions posed by Alan Le May, General Manager QLD, The Smith Family.

Hannah disclosed that she had many siblings so her home life was a little chaotic and faced many challenges as a child as her mother was unable to assist due to her own mental health issues. Hannah loved primary school and made reasonable progress with the assistance of her teachers.

However, life at secondary school was a totally different situation where she was confronted with constant bullying on a daily basis which made it necessary to leave school at the end of grade 10. She did have hopes and dreams of becoming a nurse, but without the necessary pre-requisite (Year 12 completion ) she knew that this would be a challenge.

So, Hannah became a volunteer at Headspace where she was able to relate well with many of the clients due to her own personal experiences. Still determined to follow her dream she was eventually, with the assistance of a scholarship provided by the Mater Hospital in conjunction with TSF able to enroll in a pre-nursing program, completion of this this year will allow her entry into a Bachelor of Nursing at QUT.

Her ultimate goal is to become a Doctor of Medicine. A very inspiring young woman who despite the many challenges she faced as a child is determine to succeed and give back to the community which has supported her.

Stories like these are what bring like minded women together to raise funds for TSF. You too can sponsor needy Australian students, you don't have to belong to clubs like VIEW but it does give you friendship. Go to view.org.au or to thesmithfamily.com.au and sponsor a student today.

Above: The Smith Fmily Allan LeMay with Learning for Life student Hannah & Zone Councillor Clodagh Barwise-Smith
Below: National Councillor Margaret Elliott with Hannah

 

 

Below: Our entertainer/guest speaker Sue Wighton

 Below: Zone QB01 members enjoying themselves 

National and Regional News

 

Bribie Island VIEW Club

International Women's Day

Letter to VIEW Members in recognition of International Women’s Day and the ongoing support of VIEW from Doug Taylor, CEO The Smith Family.

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Bribie Island VIEW Club

Make a Spectacle Competition

Make a spectacle for you and your friends... as part of VIEW celebrating The Smith Family’s Centenary of commitment to improving the lives of Australian children.

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Bribie Island VIEW Club

2021 Resolutions

Resolution votes were tallied resulting in all three resolutions being carried.

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Events Calendar

We have some great events coming up, take a look at the calendar and get involved!

Sep 9

VIEW National Convention 2022

We are pleased to announce the 55th VIEW National Convention will be held in Adelaide, SA from 9th to 11th September 2022.