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The Kenmore VIEW Club supports disadvantaged students and their families because all young people are entitled to a good education.

Formed in 1990, the club currently sponsors ten Learning for Life students. Although fund raising is our main goal, activities are organised to also enhance the lives of our own members.

There are social networking groups that meet at least monthly. Our club has several interest groups including two book clubs, walking, gardening,dining out groups plus a walking group, a Mahjong group and a movie group.

Luncheon meetings held monthly include guest speakers as well as lucky door prizes, raffles, book exchange, and at times a trading table.

New members are most welcome.

Contact Jean 0409 268 646, for further information about our club.

When

  • Monthly meetings are held every 3rd Monday of the month, commencing at 10.45 am for 11.15 am, at The Bellbowrie Tavern.

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BELLBOWRIE

5 Birkin Road, BELLBOWRIE, QLD 4070

Club News

Meet our 2021 Committee

 

 

New Year Message

As we begin a new VIEW year, hopefully without the disruptions experienced in 2020, Kenmore VIEW Committee and members continue to be committed to the ideals of VIEW and The Smith Family.

Together we maintain a club of friendship where everyone is welcome, where we support and connect with each other and contribute to society by making a difference to the lives of disadvantaged Australian children.

 

Kenmore 30th Birthday

VIEW members receiving Service pins, Anne, Coralie, Judy and ZC Lerlene

Federal Member of Parliament, Julian Simmons and State Member of Parliament Dr Christian Rowan

State Member for Moggill, Dr Christian Rowan, President, Anne Bamford and Federal Member fo Ryan, Julian Simmons

Kenmore's 30th Birthday

In August, Kenmore VIEW Club celebrated it’s 30th Birthday in style with a meeting themed “Lunch at Tiffany’s” to acknowledge the Pearl Anniversary.

All looked extremely elegant, dressed in black, wearing pearls, pearls and more pearls.

Despite having to adhere to the COVID restrictions, the event attracted 68 members, guests and visitors including Federal Member of Parliament, Julian Simmons and State Member of Parliament Dr Christian Rowan. Both addressed the meeting with apologies for not wearing their pearls!

Zone Councillor, Lerlene Burrow also addressed the meeting and presented 30, 20 and 10 year service pins to eligible members.

A very special guest was Beth Fraser who, as National Councillor for QA, established the club in 1990.

Amanda Stein, of Panda Pearls, provided a fabulous display of Pearl Jewellery and very generously donated two valuable raffle prizes.

Members and guests were very supportive of the raffle and Trading Table raising much needed funds for the support of our ten Learning for Life Students.

 

Christmas lunch meeting

‘Christmas Cooks’ was the theme for our November lunch meeting; our final meeting for 2019.

Members dressed in Christmas colours and wore aprons. Features of the day were a vintage apron display, a Christmas trading table, trivia quiz and an apron competition for a Christmas apron and any other apron.

Decorated wooden spoons were gifts to members who also contributed Christmas recipes for a book to be published. Fun and friendship were the winners on the day with oodles of lucky door and raffle prizes.

The Guest speaker was the State President of QCWA. Mrs Christine King who also judged the apron competitions.

 

 

 

  

Kenmore enjoys Social Activity

A delightful end of year social lunch was held on Sunday 1st December for members and partners to herald in the Christmas season. This was held at La Bonne Saigon with 36 in attendance, our best ever attendance.

Beautifully decorated tables by our Program officers Judy and Paula set the scene and delightful food was enjoyed by all. Lucky door prizes were shared around the room, but the highlight of the day was a group of members singing ‘Little drummer Boy,’ on the spur of the moment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 July - 29th Birthday

Kenmore VIEW Club celebrated its 29th birthday in July with a black and white theme.

More than 50 members, guests, visitors and friends joined in to celebrate a day of friendship and fun with the Moggill Singers from the QCWA Moggill Branch to entertain us. State member for Moggill, Dr Christian Rowan, joined us along with National Councillor QA, Lyn Masters.  

Apart from lots of lucky door and raffle prizes we drew our Bunnings Barbecue raffle, the prizes all being won by our members. Thank you to the Committee who worked so hard to put this all together and especially Anne Bamford. Twenty year pins were presented to Merrill Holbeck and Jean Clarke. Ten year pins were presented to Jennifer Croud and Margaret Skuce.

 

 

Brisbane River on MV Neptune 

 

2019 May

A glorious, sunny and  warm late Autumn day for a cruise on the Brisbane River on MV Neptune. Sixteen ladies from Kenmore VIEW Club enjoyed the changing riverfront scenery over a Devonshire morning tea. Lunch was enjoyed at the historic Breakfast Creek Hotel. After a short walk around the River back to the jetty we re-joined the MV Neptune for the return trip to Southbank. A delightful day organised by our Program Officers Paula and Judy.

 

 

 

2019 April

Annual Fundraising 

Kenmore VIEW Club held its annual fundraising afternoon tea on the last Saturday in April. A glorious sunny and warm afternoon provided the backdrop at Anne Bamford’s home for the seventh year in a row. Fine bone china, beautifully set tables complete with the menu for a sumptuous  beautifully presented variety of afternoon treats completed the scene.

Guests and Members from Surfers Paradise, Redlands Evening, Chapel Hill, and Centenary VIEW Clubs attended, along with our National Councillor, Lyn Masters. VIEW friendship was in abundance and along with lovely raffle and lucky door prizes made for a very enjoyable afternoon. We raised enough funds to support another two students which was our aim.

Jean Clarke, President, Kenmore VIEW Club QA02

 

 

 

2019 February

A special morning tea was held for our newest members on Saturday 23 February. Our special interest groups (walking, Mahjong and Book Club)  provided details of each group and invited new members to join any of the groups. Several new members are learning to play mah-jong and others have joined the walking group to enjoy more fun and friendship. This was a very enjoyable event.

 

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National and Regional News

 

Kenmore VIEW Club

2021 Qld Area QC Gala

Wonderful evening for Area Gala QC with 115 guests - 8 VIP, 61 Guests (Family & Friends), 46 VIEW members 3 from Maroochydore, 3 Burleigh/Palm Beach, 3 Nerang, 2 Oxenford/Coomera, 5 Robina, 23 Runaway Bay, 2 Southport, 8 Surfers Paradise. The Gala raised $5000.00 which will be sent to The Smith Family as Joy Spreaders for their education program.

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Kenmore VIEW Club

Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley becomes VIEW’s very first Patron

VIEW Clubs of Australia (VIEW) is delighted to announce Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley as the organisation’s first ever Patron.

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Kenmore VIEW Club

QB02 VIEW Publicity

On 18th March 2021 QB02 delegates met at Tiara. National Councillor Margaret Elliott and delegates were interviewed for ABC Radio, giving great exposure to VIEW Clubs of Australia.

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Events Calendar

We have some great events coming up, take a look at the calendar and get involved!

Aug 31

QB01 Zone Fiesta

QB01 Zone Fiesta will be held at Bribie Island RSL, Bongaree, on Tuesday 31st August 10.30 for 10.45.

Sep 10

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.