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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; interest groups including Bridge and Board Games and regular social outings to movies, 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.

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  • meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 10.45 for 11.30am
  • Mt Ommaney Hotel Apartments

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MT OMMANEY

Mt Ommaney Hotel Apartments, Dandenong Road (off Centenary Highway) , MT OMMANEY, QLD 4074

2022 Club News

Message from the President

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 10.45am for 11.30am start at Mt Ommaney Hotel and Apartments, Dandenong Road (off Centenary Highway) Mt Ommaney.

chapelhillview@gmail.com

Ph: Denise 0409 261 488

 

 

 

   

President Robyn       New members Lesley and Heather take the VIEW pledge

December 2022

The year has passed so quickly!

We look forward to celebrating our 2022 meetings at a Christmas-themed lunch on December 6. Members and guests will be treated to delicious food, great raffle prizes and a delightful trading table filled with baked goodies and gifts for purchase. Proceeds go to our Learning for Life students. Our Committee has planned a special musical treat after lunch!

Visitors are always made very welcome.

 

 

Book table coordinators Elaine and Patra at December 2020 Christmas lunch

November 2022

Each year our lunch meeting falls on Cup Day!

We look forward to fancy hats, beautiful outfits, loads of laughs and fun.

Why not come and join us?

Every second Tuesday at 10am we meet for coffee at The Jindalee Cafe, DFO, Jindalee (and sometimes a movie at Readings Cinemas afterwards). Our November 8 date has been cancelled due to other planned events this month. The next coffee date will occur in February 2023. Visitors are most welcome to join in for a chat to find out more about VIEW and our sponsored children.

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          Masks were the order of the day in 2021

 

October 2022

Guest speaker this month was Lawrence Watts. Such an interesting and informative presentation! Did you know that the emu feathers on the Lighthorse slouch hat were cheekily described as "kangaroo feathers"?

Lawrence is the National President of The Australian Light Horse Association Ltd and will be talking about the military history of the Australian Light Horse and the current role of the Association in today's society in general education of the wider community in 'keeping the light horse spirit alive of Perseverance, Courage, Sacrifice and Mateship.

This month Club outings include a visit to the Margot McKinney Jewellery Exhibition in the Museum of Brisbane, City Hall.

Every second Tuesday at 10am we meet for coffee at The Jindalee Cafe, DFO, Jindalee (and sometimes a movie at Readings Cinemas afterwards). Next dates are October 11 and November 8. Visitors are most welcome to join in for a chat to find out more about VIEW and our sponsored children.

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         Vice President Lynda thanked Laurie Watts.

A group at Margot McKinney Exhibition

September 2022

Guest speaker Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex entertained members at our meeting on September 6.

Several members were treated to a guided tour of the RSPCA facility in Wacol on September 14.

 Some of us were very tempted to adopt a Chapel Hill VIEW cat or dog!

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August 2022

 

We celebrated our 32nd Birthday with an Arts and Crafts theme. Eighteen talented members generously donated items for display and/or sale with all proceeds going to our 8 Learning for Life students.

After lunch we were entertained by guest speaker local artist/musician John Fegan. John shared stories (some hilarious) of his life as a musician and performed two of his own compositions.

Our Spectacular Group Members

Chapel Hill Spectacular efforts

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 Some examples of Art and Craft works of 18 talented CHVC members

 

Winner of our birthday art raffle, Aileen with Artist Annette (right)

 

July 2022

 

On July 5 Dr Lata Vadlamudi will be speaking about Epilepsy Research.

Come and join us for a two-course lunch, bottomless tea and coffee. $32 per head.

Funds raised from trading Table, book table and monthly raffles contribute to the education needs of our 8 sponsored Learning for Life Program Australian children. Give us a try. Meet some members. We are a very friendly club. 

 

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Member Pat - raffle winner

 

 

Dr Lata Vadlamudi

June 2022

At lunch on June 7 guest speaker Brian Slattery, a professional photographer with wide and varied experience in his field, used practical crime scene examples to present a fascinating insight into the scientific capabilities of forensic photography. Brian was involved in the Lindy Chamberlain case.

Our members also enjoy Bridge, Board games and Movie/Coffee mornings each month. In July we are organising a bus trip and guided tour of Old Ipswich - lunch and morning tea included. 

 

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Crazy Whist Function. So much fun.

 

 

 Brian Slattery, photographer

  Members Val and Annette

 

 

May 2022

Guest speakers Jane and Dr Christian Rowan shared the topic of Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness. Dr Christian Rowan MP for Moggill and member, Mental Health Select Committee, spoke about general issues relating to Mental Health. Dr Rowan has more than two decades of experience in the field of addiction disorders and substance dependency, and is one of Australia’s leading medical professionals. He has been Specialist Physician in Addiction Medicine at The Banyans Healthcare Group.

Jane Rowan has worked in the field of Addiction Medicine for more than 13 years. Also working for The Banyans Healthcare Group, she helped to establish Addiction Sciences Qld in 2008 and has worked in every aspect of that business as Chief Operations Officer.  She also established the Addiction Sciences Qld Family Support Group service. Jane gave personal insights into mental health challenges members of her family circle have faced.

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V-President Lynda, Club President Robyn, Dr Christian Rowan and Jane Rowan

Long-term and very valuable Committee members Vicki and Prue.

April 2022

Our April guest speaker John Fegan, storyteller, artist, musician unfortunately contracted Covid and we were very sad to have to postpone. The good news is that John will definitely be scheduled to join us in 2023. Watch this space!!

Nevertheless we enjoyed a celebratory lunch for the President's birthday with "Happy Birthday Mrs President" sung not by Marilyn Monroe but by members of our Committee.

 

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Members Wilma and Barbara catch up over lunch.

March 2022

Our March lunch was very busy. After the AGM, the 2022 Committee members were inducted by Past Zone Councillor and CHVC member, Margaret McLeod. After lunch Rebecca Bain, Head Mammal Keeper, Lone Pine Sanctuary provided a very interesting overview of her role. Who would have thought a wombat could be walked on a lead!

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Rebecca Bain, Lone Pine Sanctuary

 

Committee 2022          

 

 

February 2022

 

Because of the spike in Coronavirus numbers we have decided to cancel our February meeting and welcome the 2022 Committee at our March meeting. Guest Speaker in March is Rebecca Bain, Head Mammal Keeper, Lone Pine Sanctuary.

 

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3 more new members in 2021

   

 Margaret and Linda congratulate Pat (centre) on her 2021 Making a Difference Award

 

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.

chapelhillview@gmail.com

Ph: Denise 0409 261 488

 

 

 

  2021 President Robyn

 

2021 Committee

December 2021

What a busy and informative time we have had in 2021. It is hard to believe that the year is fast coming to an end. We finished with a Christmas celebration lunch on December 7 featuring lots of fun, Christmas trading table, book table, great food and musical entertainment

Guest pianist Norm Hunter OAM.

 

We were also joined by Local Bulletin Editor, Barry Searle, to whom local VIEW Clubs are very grateful. Each month The Local Bulletin offers us space in the Club News section to advertise the work VIEW does on behalf of The Smith Family. Thank you again, Barry.

 

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.

* Card and Board Games. Contact Liz 0428 912 612

Come along to see if our Club suits you.

 

 

 

   Jean and Marg at the 2020 Xmas trading table

   Local Bulletin Editor Barry Searle joined us for lunch.

November 2021

Because we meet on the first Tuesday of the month our November luncheon is always on Melbourne Cup Day. Members and guests usually come along dressed in Cup finery ready to line up to win prizes for best dressed, best hat and novelty hat. 

This year, instead of novelty hat there was a prize most striking Covid mask. Entries were very imaginative.

 

Winner Covid mask Judy D with entrant Zillah V.

 

       

Best Outfit Lesley                Best hat Liz

     

Selection of decorated masks

 October 2021

Guest speaker at the October meeting, Barry Collis  spoke to us about the wonderful Angel Flight service. Some 3000 pilots and 5000 'Earth Angel' volunteers across Australia and New Zealand donate their time and expertise to help medically and financially needy people access scheduled treatment. Pilots in aircraft they own or rent, fly Angel Flight missions. They donate their flying skills and most of the expenses of each flight.

October Newsletter

 

 

 

      

Member Lesley thanks speaker Barry Collis

September 2021

Guest speaker Clare Blake

ke, Community Liaison Officer from The Qld Institute of Medical Research had members enthralled with her description of QIMR research projects. They kept asking for more!

 

 

An outing to The Coucals Gardens at Mt Crosby on September 14 was a great success. After a light lunch of sandwiches and cake nine members had a guided tour of the beautiful grounds. We will be back .... in April or May.

 

September Newsletter

 

 

A view of the gorgeous orchid house.

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