Kawana Waters VIEW Club was formed in 1993.
Currently, the Club sponsors five Smith Family Learning for Life students and is actively involved in fundraising activities to raise donations for The Smith Family programs.
We are always open to new members, so please get in touch today and come and see what it's all about.
- Meeting Day on 4th Wednesday
- 11 am for 11.30 am start
Enquiries: Pam 0427 650 884
Luncheon Bookings/Apologies: Terrie 0408 789 449
Visitors are always welcome. For luncheon bookings, please phone Terrie on 0408 789 449 before 10 am Thursday of the week prior to the meeting.
Members, you are always welcome to bring a friend but please let Terrie know.
Members are all on a permanent list. Apologies please to Terrie 0408 789 449 before 10 am Thursday prior to the meeting. If you do not cancel you will be charged for your lunch in accordance with VIEW policy.
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
2021 Kawana Waters Committee
President Pam, Vice-President Ruth, Treasurer Linda, Assistant Treasurer Joan, Delegate Sandy, Learning for Life Robyn,
Secretary Sandra, Assistant Secretary Barbara, Program Officer Terrie, Assistant Program Officer Betty,
Publicity Officer Michelle
September 22nd Luncheon: June McDonald—a retired Canadian nurse who worked with the Inuit people in remote regions
October 27th: Jacquelyn and Janelle from STEMM
2021 Luncheon Dates:
December to be confirmed
29 September Fashion Parade. Book your tickets quickly as this event is filling up fast. Everyone welcome. (Limit six per table)
Click here for details.
October To be confirmed
November 'Bloom Sings' at Caloundra Events Centre
What we've been doing
September 2021 Outing: Pelican Waters/Pumicestone Passage Cruise
8th September was a perfect day for 24 Caloundra VIEW members and three husbands to cruise the Pumicestone Passage from Pelican Waters, past Caloundra and Bribie Island and return, including morning tea. Lunch at Pelican Waters Tavern completed a fantastic day.
Below: Paula with Sandy
2021.08 Kawana Waters Luncheon
Our August speaker, Paula McGrath, was a very vibrant speaker, talking about her interviews for her 'Pure Grit' podcasts. After the meeting she took the time to show members how to access podcasts on their phones. Thank you, Paula.
July 2021 Luncheon
Our July guest speaker was Bruce Barnes—a very informative and humorous speaker—from Sage Care Services, a local business that specialises exclusively in age care financial advice, assisting with government departments and ongoing support.
Below: Rosemary thanking Bruce and Billy
Christmas in July 2021
Christmas in July at Golden Beach Tavern enjoyed by members and their partners
May Luncheon Meeting
Our May meeting was a celebration of friendship and welcome to our guests. We shared a lovely update letter from one of our sponsorship family. It was great to have our book and trading table back operating to help contribute much needed funds to continue to support our five students.
We enjoyed a very informative video and talk by volunteers Geoff and Brian on the amazing organisation and skills of the flight and emergency crews of RACQ Lifeflight and how this life saving service operates.
April 2021 Luncheon—Anzac
Our April meeting was a celebration of Anzac, with members bringing along treasured photos, decorations, medals, diaries and memorabilia. These included embroidered postcards from WWI, medals honouring lost sons, service and courage and a pair of tiny wooden boots carved from a plane propellor. Members shared some of the stories of these treasures. We also honoured our current service personnel and acknowledge the continuing battles many suffer today.
Our guest speaker, Sandy Hart, shared extracts from her grandfather’s diary/letters during WW1 with his two brothers, with a very appreciative audience.
It was wonderful to have two new members receive their badges and to welcome our guests.
March 2021 Meeting
What a fun meeting. Firstly, we all wore our “special bonnets” as a tribute to International Women’s Day, Easter and all our early VIEW members, who wore hats (and gloves) to meetings.
There was lots of interest in our preloved jewellery and bling table. This was a fun way to fundraise with plenty of smiles.
Our guest speaker Barry Cheales, from The Buderim Men’s Shed, shared “secret men’s business” and offered an open invitation for men to join this great group.
Left: A variety of hats
Below: Barry Cheales together with Sandy McGavin
27th Birthday Celebration
Above: Margaret and Elfie cutting the birthday cake
Below: Joan and Jill selling our last raffle tickets
It was with great excitement that we celebrated our 27th birthday and 60 years of VIEW Clubs Australia at IRT Parklands Leisure Village, Meridan Plains on 25th November. National Councillor Margaret Elliott, guests and club members were entertained by the junior Meridan State College choir and dancers from the senior college. Our guest speaker was Marion Allan from The Smith Family. A beautiful meal was prepared by Caloundra Meals on Wheels.
Our major fund-raising raffle, donated by local artist John Sumpton, and a gourmet hamper were drawn, with lots of lucky door prizes. Our birthday cake was cut and served and this ended an enjoyable and happy day.
Above: President Lorraine and guest speaker Marion Allan from The Smith Family
Below: Joyce (seated) has been a valued member of VIEW and the Smith Family for 43 years. Sadly, after 23 of those years with Kawana Waters Club, she is retiring at the end of 2020. Joyce has been a valued and knowledgeable club member who will be greatly missed.
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