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Caloundra Evening VIEW Club was formed in 1995. Each year we celebrate our birthday in September.

Currently, the club sponsors 10 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. We have an interesting guest speaker at each dinner meeting.

When

  • Meeting Day is 2nd Tuesday each month at 6.15 pm
  • Caloundra Powerboat Club

Contact

Secretary Beryl 0419 678 349 or email caloundraview@gmail.com

Caloundra Evening VIEW Club committee and members wish all our community a healthy, happy and safe 2022. Despite the restrictions of Covid in 2021, we proudly were able to financially support our commitments to our 10 ‘Learning for Life’ students. Some of our members also volunteer to assist students with after school homework which can be an invaluable aid for them. The club is often acknowledged and rewarded by thank you letters from the children reporting on their progress and the encouragement they receive from VIEW members.

Joining VIEW is not only a wonderful way to help out children in need, it's also a great way to get involved in the community, make friendships, have fun, hear inspiring guest speakers at our monthly meetings, and enjoy other social interactions such as morning walks, lunches etc. Our members are an eclectic group encompassing all age groups and of different and interesting backgrounds. Guests are always welcome into our club. Contact Enid on 5491 5502 for further information.

 

 

Where

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GOLDEN BEACH

Caloundra Power Boat Club, Woorim Park, The Esplanade, GOLDEN BEACH, QLD 4551

Club News

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

2022 Caloundra Evening VIEW Club Committee

President Diane; Vice President Beverley; Assistant Secretary Janette, Secretary and Treasurer Beryl, Assistant Treasurer Sue, Membership Officer Liz,
Program Officer Kim, Delegate Lesley. Absent: Publicity Officer Wendy

2021.12 Christmas in Caloundra

Below:
1. Bev, Bev's niece, Yvonne, 2. Judith, Elaine, Pat; 3. Fleur, Kim, Wendy; 4. Roslyn, Penny

 

 

 

Below: 1. Jane, Carole; 2. Margaret, Ruth; 3. Beryl, May, Enid, Liz, Sue (our committee girls); 4. Nancy, Merle, Julie

 

Celebrating 26 Years In 2021

Members recently celebrated the Clubs 26th birthday at a wonderful dinner-meeting with a black and white theme. We currently have 117 enthusiastic members and proudly sponsor 10 children in the Learning for Life Program, and are passionate about the education of disadvantaged children as well as supporting Members of our Club.

As with every Club, COVID-19 has had an impact on activities but our Committee has worked tirelessly within the health restrictions and guidelines to keep all Members safe, connected, and informed.

Earlier this year we had fun with the purple poncho competition and recently, substantial funds were raised with a Bunnings Sausage Sizzle.  Another activity members were involved in was running the registering process for athletes competing in the Sunshine Coast Marathon.

We have had interesting and stimulating guest speakers at our monthly evening dinner meetings which are always well received. Caloundra Evening VIEW welcomes guests and new members.

Members at the Bribie Island VIEW Club Fiesta

 

    

 

Sunshine Coast Marathon Volunteers

 

What We've Been Doing:

 Below: Treasurer Beryl (left) with Jill and two beautiful coathangers 

  

 

Caloundra VIEW Farewell to Jill Ryan

The committee of Caloundra Evening View Club enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Parklands Tavern, Little Mountain, to say thanks to a long standing and valued member Jill Ryan.

Jill has been a member of VIEW since the early 1980s when she joined in Tamworth and is currently a member of both Caloundra and Kawana clubs. It has been a long held tradition in our club to present a hand-knitted covered coat hanger to members celebrating a birthday and Jill has produced over 300 for our club, all greatly appreciated.

 

July 2021 Dinner Meeting

Above: Rebecca

 

 

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 

 

National and Regional News

 

Caloundra Evening VIEW Club

VIEW Executive E-News March 2022

Welcome to your new VIEW Executive E-Newsletter! Every quarter, we’ll be bringing you news about what’s being happening with VIEW and The Smith Family through this E-news. We hope you enjoy it!

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Message from NVP Evelyn

While I was up in Maryborough on the weekend I caught up with the members from Maryborough, Hervey Bay and in-formation Bundaberg clubs. It was a great catch up meeting committee members from the three clubs. Bundaberg are really looking forward to their inauguration later, both the President elect and Vice were there. The attached article is from the current issue of the Fraser Coast Beacon magazine.

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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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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.