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
2021 Club News
Message from the President
After the 2020 hiatus we welcome visitors and new members and also look forward to catching up with existing friends again in 2021. We are a friendly club. Visitors are always made very welcome.
Plan a date for lunch with us to learn more about VIEW Clubs’ important and successful role supporting the education needs of disadvantaged Australian children. We achieve this through generous support from members and guests for our trading tables, book stalls, raffles and lucky door prizes. In return we enjoy monthly two-course lunch with guest speaker in a convivial atmosphere with the opportunity to meet and make new friends.
In between meetings we offer a range of activity groups, coffee outings and visits to local attractions.
We meet on first Tuesday of each month 11am for 11.30am start at Mt Ommaney Hotel and Apartments, Dandenong Road (off Centenary Highway) Mt Ommaney.
Ph: Denise 0409 261 488
2021 President Robyn
Guest speaker this month is Rebecca Beckwith from Legacy.
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
* Our Bridge group continues -2nd Thurs 9.30am. -contact Faye B 3876 7848.
* Coffee/Movie event at Readings Cinemas DFO Jindalee - 2nd Tuesday - contact Robyn F 0417 227 441.
*****NEW***** Card and Board Games - first meeting after Easter - date and venue TBA contact Liz L 0428 912 612
March 2 Lunch
Guest Speaker Vicki Bennett, corporate trainer, consultant, author of 31 books, artist and life strategist.
March 9 Crazy Whist Morning Tea - back by popular demand! Come and join us! No experience necessary. You compete only with yourself. Email us or phone Jill 3279 3118.
Vicki Bennett, Guest speaker March 2.
Jill Hillman-Marks congratulates Crazy Whist top scorer Anna Skaanvad.
Forty-eight members took advantage of our February AGM for a reunion with friends many had not seen in 2020. It was wonderful to be back in our much loved venue, Mt Ommaney Hotel and Apartments where we have been hosted for 20 of our 30 years as a Club.
Our 2021 Committee was inducted by Zone Councillor Lerlene and Delegate Prue introduced a YouTube clip "A Great Big Thank You" by Smith Family CEO Lisa O'Brien.
Afterwards came loads of chat and merriment!
Take a look at our February newsletter...
Asst Treasurer Ceri and President Robyn enjoy a joke after January Committee meeting.
2020 Club News
Message from the President
Members and guests celebrated the end of a very different year at our Christmas meeting on December 1 at One Table, Kenmore. Despite our reduced formal fundraising events generous donations were made throughout the year and we are well placed to continue to fund our 8 Learning for Life students in 2021.
The venue was beautifully decorated by Program Officer Liz and several willing helpers. Members donated a wide range of items for our Trading and Book Tables as well as beautifully decorated raffle prizes.
Read more about our November/December events.....
Raffle table Marg won a beautiful fruit basket
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 held small casual gatherings/fundraisers at home, including non-members in the hope of recruiting more women into VIEW.
Fun and Games at Liz house Denise and Judy shake the dice!
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
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