Caloundra Evening VIEW Club was formed in 1995.
Currently, the club sponsors 11 Smith Family Learning for Life students and is actively involved in fundraising activities to raise donations for The Smith Family programs.
Our club has a positive interest in local activities, with many members not only supporting the disadvantaged children in our area but also volunteering in many and various ways.
Members of our club are a diverse group of about 120 women from many walks of life and life stages. Our official meeting is held on the second Tuesday of each month at the Caloundra Power Boat Club, with an average attendance of some 90 enthusiastic members.
Our members meet regularly to share their passion and experience. They build lasting friendships and make a tremendous difference in the lives of the young students whom our club supports. We welcome women from all walks of life to join us and make a difference. We are always open to new members, so please get in touch today and come and see what VIEW is all about.
- Meeting Day is 2nd Tuesday each month at 6.45pm
- Caloundra Powerboat Club
Secretary Enid on 5491 5502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Once each year we fundraise by engaging in the Bunnings Sausage Sizzle and the Sunshine Coast Marathon. Some members are also supporting The Smith Family Learning For Life program by actively working with disadvantaged children as mentors or tutors. Our Club also provides financial support, sponsoring ongoing education for 11 of these students.
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2021 Caloundra Committee
Left to right: Sue, Secretary Enid, Bev, Treasurer Beryl, Kim, President May, Wendy, Janette, Liz
What We've Been Doing:
July Dinner Meeting
The Caloundra Evening VIEW Club was inspired at their last dinner meeting by their guest speaker, Rebecca. She proudly stood before approximately 90 women and told of her story from a disadvantaged family with little hope for her future to achieving successes in many different fields. She recalled that she only ever had ill fitting hand me down clothes, no hope of going on school excursions and felt different from the other school children.
Rebecca became one of our club's sponsored school children and attributes this as turning her and her mum's life around. With financial support, she proudly attended school and found she had a passion for learning and her mum became involved with school activities for the first time, which eventually led to her studying to become a teacher's aide. Rebecca achieved excellent results, obtained scholarships to university and travelled to Hawaii to further her studies in science. She is a remarkable young woman, she is grateful for the opportunities which presented themselves to her and has enthusiastically embraced them. We as a club are very proud to have played some minor role in her success and her future.
June 2021 Dinner Meeting
Below: L-R: Carole, Bernice, Evelyn and Helen
At the June Meeting of the Caloundra Evening VIEW Club, three new members were welcomed. Carole introduced them and explained the workings of VIEW, the friendships made, the enjoyment of being part of a very friendly and welcoming club and our responsibility to continue our commitment to helping young Australians in need to get the most out of their education so that they can create a better future for themselves.
As well as sponsoring 11 children directly, Caloundra VIEW assists in other ways such as afterschool homework supervision and mentoring.
May 2021 Dinner Meeting
At our May dinner meeting, our guest speaker was Rex Eggmolesse supported by his lovely wife Vikki. Rex spoke about the Kanakas, giving us a fabulous insight into his culture and the brutal trade of blackbirding to procure South Sea Islanders to work in Queensland's sugar cane fields. These island people were coerced and very often forced onto sailing ships and brought to Australia where the conditions for them were very primitive & tough. The trade started in 1860 and was eventually controlled and banned in 1904. During those years, tens of thousands of islanders were involved. Unfortunately, the history of the Kanakas has generally been ignored in modern Queensland history.
After Rex told his story, he entertained us with his guitar playing and a wonderful and heartfelt singing voice.
Above: Vicki and Rex with Janette
This year we celebrated ther start of 2021 with a Masked Friendship Dinner.
Below: Beryl and Janette enjoyed the picturesque setting at Caloundra Golf Club.
Below: Janette, Sue and Ruth at our friendship dinner
2020.12 Christmas in Caloundra
Below: Pam and Chris dress for the club's Christmas dinner
Caloundra members receiving their 10 and 20 year VIEW service pins were:
Rear L to R: Zone Councillor Clodagh with recipients Pat, Dal, Ruth, Pam, Lesley and Diana
Front: Caloundra President May with Pat and Noela
Maria displays her Christmas crafts on the trading table
2021 Qld Area QC Gala
Wonderful evening for Area Gala QC with 115 guests - 8 VIP, 61 Guests (Family & Friends), 46 VIEW members 3 from Maroochydore, 3 Burleigh/Palm Beach, 3 Nerang, 2 Oxenford/Coomera, 5 Robina, 23 Runaway Bay, 2 Southport, 8 Surfers Paradise. The Gala raised $5000.00 which will be sent to The Smith Family as Joy Spreaders for their education program.Read more...
Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley becomes VIEW’s very first Patron
VIEW Clubs of Australia (VIEW) is delighted to announce Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley as the organisation’s first ever Patron.Read more...
QB02 VIEW Publicity
On 18th March 2021 QB02 delegates met at Tiara. National Councillor Margaret Elliott and delegates were interviewed for ABC Radio, giving great exposure to VIEW Clubs of Australia.Read more...
QB01 Zone Fiesta
QB01 Zone Fiesta will be held at Bribie Island RSL, Bongaree, on Tuesday 31st August 10.30 for 10.45.
VIEW National Convention 2021
We are pleased to announce the 55th VIEW National Convention will be held in Adelaide, SA from 10-12 September 2021.