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 0428 136 308 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.
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
2021 Caloundra Committee
Left to right: Sue, Secretary Enid, Bev, Treasurer Beryl, Kim, President May, Wendy, Janette, Liz
At our July meeting our members will discuss and vote on three resolutions:
1. Safe & affordable housing for women & children
2. Better support for students to prepare for their post school futures
3. Reduce the use of plastic to assist our environment nationally
These important and relevant topics then presented to our national body who will then lobby the Federal Government.
What We've Been Doing:
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
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.