The Club aims to promote the needs and interests of women and to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged Australian children through The Smith Family’s Learning for Life Program. Formed in 1990, the Club currently sponsors eight Learning for Life students.
Lasting friendships are made through monthly lunch meetings, which include prominent people speaking on a range of subjects; membership of our talented choir; interest groups including Bridge, Mahjong and Canasta and regular social outings to theatre productions, museum visits and bus trips.
New members are always welcome. Become part of our supportive, caring community. Contact us now for further information.
- meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 10.45 for 11.30am
- Mt Ommaney Hotel Apartments
- Vicki 07 3279 4389 or Denise 0409 261 488
2020 Club News
Message from the President
As our regular meeting is the first Tuesday of each month our November lunch usually falls on Melbourne Cup Day. This year in lieu of our regular meeting members intend to hold small casual gatherings/fundraisers at home, including non-members in the hope of recruiting more women into VIEW.
Our Spring meeting at One Table, Kenmore on October 13 was beautifully decorated by talented Program Officer, Liz. Guest speaker was Laurena Graham from Hearing Australia. Take a look at the latest newsletter and a lovely personal story written by a member. Each month we have been asking members to share hobbies, interests etc. This is Jill's contribution.
For further information about our Club email Robyn (President) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Officer Liz with her Spring theme decorations
Publicity for our Club in The Local Bulletin.
This month we have no face-to-face meetings planned. Instead you might like to read our recent newsletters.
We look forward to getting together again on October 13 for a lunch catch-up and are planning appropriate events for our November and December meetings.
Happy 30th Birthday, Chapel Hill VIEW Club...........
What a fabulous lunch we enjoyed on August 4! Our 30th (Pearl) Anniversary was celebrated in true socially-distanced style at tables decorated beautifully in our 'Pink and Pearl" theme. Members were very keen to catch up after such a long break. According to our theme guest speaker Haemen Mendis spoke about the history of pearls. Pianist and member Marguerite Giovannini entertained us with pieces from popular stage musicals and played the birthday song as the cake was being cut.
Our extremely creative and talented Program Officer, Liz produced a wonderful array of pearl-themed table centrepieces. Her fake birthday cake, the bunches of “pearl” balloons on pedestals made the stage an attractive backdrop.
April to July 2020
After a long hiatus members have begun to gather more frequently in small groups. During lock-down we have kept in touch with each other by phone and email.
Our Publicity Officer has been busy sharing stories and photos of life in lock-down via the Club newsletter. Members used their time in many and varied ways including pursuing hobbies such as art and crafts, baking, gardening, learning to play new games with family members and taking advantage of the opportunity to do those less-loved household jobs.
On July 15, 17 members gathered for BYO morning tea at Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens. This was the first formal gathering held since early March and attendees were very mindful of complying with COVID social distancing and hygiene standards. Hugs were out!
We were quite humbled when just after 10.30am the last Qantas 747 jumbo flew overhead to wish us a happy reunion!
The exciting news is that it seems we will be able to hold our 30th (Pearl) birthday celebrations on August 4 this year after all. We have found a terrific venue with appropriate regulations in place.
We look forward to continuing to meet on the first Tuesday of the month thereafter to support our Learning for Life students.
Members enjoyed BYO morning tea at Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens.
Club Secretary Vicki Fraser ensuring our health!
Final farewell flyover for Qantas 747
Our March guest speaker was Nerilee Sowter from Destiny Rescue that exists to rescue and restore young children trapped in prostitution or sexual exploitation. Through the sale of handmade jewellery/merchandise, team trips and other donations, Destiny Rescue Inc has helped to generate much needed funds. Despite the confronting topic Nerilee’s presentation was very well received by our members and guests.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our April and May luncheons and other club activities have been cancelled. We are disappointed to not hear speakers Susan Gilmartin from Upbeat Arts and former Learning for Life student Kathryn Lyons this year. We hope they will be able to join us in 2021.
CRAZY WHIST MORNING FUNDRAISER
After the resounding success of Chapel Hill VIEW Club’s 2019 Crazy Whist Morning members and their guests fully supported a repeat performance in February 2020. Thirty women attended from Chapel Hill, Centenary Evening and Kenmore VIEW Clubs to play a few rounds of Crazy Whist. No previous experience was necessary, failure was not an option, just lots of laughs, camaraderie and a delightful morning tea. Proceeds will support Chapel Hill VIEW Club’s 8 students participating in The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program.
The event was held at our local Council Library in Kenmore Village. Organiser Pat can be contacted for further information. Email email@example.com.
Christmas on the Hill
Christmas carols set the tone for the Chapel Hill VIEW Lunch in early December. Members joined their Choir, which is well known in the area for its wonderful singing, in a trip down memory lane with the singing of many Christmas favourites. As well there were Secret Santas, lucky door prizes, many raffles and a well-resourced Christmas Trading table. Very few left empty-handed but all left with a smile!
The Race that stops a Nation
Members of Chapel Hill View and their guests dressed up stylishly for the first Tuesday in November. It was not Flemington but Mt Ommaney Hotel / Apartments proved a great place to enjoy the races.
Smart hats and fascinators, lovely frocks and outfits were the order of the day. Judges given the task of picking Best Hat, Best Novelty Hat and Best Dressed had a difficult time.
With several screens round the walls, all had a good view of the race and of the on-course fashions. There was a Lucky Door Prize, raffles and, of course, it wouldn’t be Melbourne Cup without sweeps.
Chapel Hill VIEW celebrated the Club's 29th Birthday in style in August 2019. It was a sea of red and black as members and guests dressed to the 'red-carpet' theme. Evan Fraser, husband of the Club’s secretary, Vicki, piped in the birthday cake and then the Chapel Hill View Club Singers to the delight of all present. Animated discussion over lunch ensured a day to remember for all.
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