Runaway Bay VIEW Club was formed in 1993.
Runaway Bay VIEW Club has 86 enthusiastic members who support 15 Learning for Life Students through The Smith Family Program.
Approximately 58 members meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Dublin Docks Hotel Restaurant, at Harbour Town for lunch and to hear interesting guest speakers or participate in an event and enjoy each other’s company.
The last Friday of each month we go on bus trips, hold fashion parades, boat trips Theatre nights.
We always welcome new members so if you would like to make new friends and support the Learning for Life Program – helping Aussie kids with their education whilst having fun.
THIS IS THE CLUB FOR YOU.
To find out more phone President Lyn on:
- 0403 486 432
- Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday each month
- At: 11.30 am for 12 noon
- Where: Dublin Docks restaurant, Harbour Town
- Cost: $35.00 for a 2 course lunch (choice of 4 meals - 2 desserts) includes a glass of wine and raffle tickets.
- President Lyn 0403 486 432
- RSVP: Kerri 0414 520 601
by Friday prior to 2nd Tuesday meeting
- E-Mail email@example.com
2022 Runaway Bay VIEW Club Committee
Our Christmas party in December was held at Sea-World Nara resort.
The Seafood Buffet et al was overwhelming. So lovely to see so many members and friends catching up at this cheerful festive time.
The Gala dinner held in October on the Gold Coast was a roaring success with Qld clubs represented from far and wide. It was also a bonus to have some of our ladies partners joined us that evening.
Heaps of prizes stalls and brilliant entertainment.
Spring High Tea
Members and guests enjoyed a delightful High Tea at Seaworld Nara resort on the Gold Coast on the 28th of October this year, with lovely prizes and fabulous auctions. The room was abuzz with lots of fun.
Our organizers Ilma Lee and Susan Johnson ensured everyone had a great time.
The lovely Mariana Earrings were won by Kerri’s highest bid and the wonderful Seaworld Nara Resort Voucher (Valued at $500) was won by Kathy, pictured with Ilma and Susan.
2022 October Meeting
The Happy Hippie theme for our October luncheon rekindled memories for many of our members seen here in a kaleidoscope of color. A fun trip down memory lane.
Our guest speaker for the day Dr. Louise Robertson (of Coastal Eye Surgeons) judged the Best and the Fairest dressed of the day, who was Sue.
Carnival of Flowers
2022 October Outing
Despite the not so favorable weather, sixty members and guests boarded a bus to Toowoomba to wander through the magnificent Carnival of flowers. Nothing could dampen the enthusiasm of this group. A lovely day was skillfully organized by Sue and our trusty driver.
Mad Hatters Fun
An absolutely mad and delightful day was had by all the ladies attending the Mad Hatters event at the September Luncheon meeting.
Some very impressive and imaginative creations as seen in these photos brought peels of laughter and heaps of fun. So many deserving contestants, one in particular caught the judge's eye.
Susan pictured with her prize for best Mad Hat for the day.
New Members Welcomed In 2022
2022 National Convention
An obviously wonderful time was had by all at the National Convention with members from far and wide finally able to Celebrate 60 years of VIEW.
Heaps of fun with various themes starting with Wine, Women and Song
Glitz and Glamour of Hollywood
The event continued with a Gala evening, Hollywood Style! Glitz and glamour throughout with a clever nostalgic theme. The " stars" of our club did shine.
Masked Mufti Day Fun
A room full of colorful masks at our August Luncheon meeting added heaps of fun and frivolity on the day. Some very clever creations.
2022 August Luncheon
A hugely successful evening at Salecia Waters Recreation Club recently was enjoyed by more than eighty members and guests at a fun filled Trivia event; skillfully organized by Sue our Trivia Queen.
Sue and her helpers put together trivia quests and other games with prizes, raising $2,000 for our Smith Family students that evening. A good time was had by all who attended.
Bastille Day Celebrations
Members went all out on the French themed luncheon for July.
Our esteemed Guest speaker, Professor Roley Sussex (pictured Below), enlightened us on the subject of linguistics and the role we share with others when we learn a new language.
The tables were filled with heaps of colour, fun and frivolity.
A sincere Thank you:
Lunch With Friends
An the end of June lunch with friends was enjoyed by all at a local Main Beach restaurant. The sumptuous comestibles were a surprise and delight.
Shirley, one of our newest members did the honors of cutting the cake. A lovely day was enjoyed by all.
Members and guests helped celebrate our Club's 29th Birthday. It was great to have some of our long time members returning for this occasion, including one of our previous Presidents, Vicki, pictured with two of our long standing members, Jacquie and Carole.
Lots of activities on the day. Our MEGA Raffle brought lots of smiles for the winners pictured with their prizes. We were also thoroughly entertained by our consummate guest speaker Rod Preston who's presentation on the history of Australia Post was filled with humour and genuine facts.
Our Easter themed April Luncheon meeting brought together a roomful of colourful outfits with some very creative Easter bonnets. You can see the variations in the photo of the ladies lined up for the parade.
Best bonnet went to Gwyneth (featured at the centre). Second prize to Katherine for her Peter Rabbit pink top hat. Wonderful effort from all the ladies All the creations deserve a mention.
Seafood Cruise in March 2022
Members and their guests enjoyed a glorious day out on the water with Sea World Cruises; so fortunate with the weather. On the Boat Cruise we were well looked after by Skipper Michael and his wonderful crew June, Zoe, Lahsha and Craig. The seafood spread was excellent which matched the service.
Getting to Know Members
Learning about Hearing Loss
As part of our program this year we have decided to introduce a getting to know you interview activity, where we invite members to tell us a bit about themselves in order to get a snapshot of their life story.
A set of pre-set questions is given to each person to make the process easier for the interviewee. This month the interviewees pictured were Christine, Ilma, Val and Katherine.
We were regaled with facts, anecdotes and humour, and hope to continue with this activity in months to come.
In addition Val introduced our delightful Guest Speaker Dr Andrew Campbell, who spoke to us on the benefits of correcting hearing loss early. He advocates that Loss of Hearing can Rob the Mind. That was certainly food for thought.
Trolley after trolley were loaded for delivery to the Flood Relief centre. Two large trucks carrying approximately 2,000 grocery, food, care packages every day were delivered to numerous evacuation and Community support centres.
Our Club is very proud to have been part of that effort.
Shown in this photo is but a fraction of the enormous result in our efforts to support the community of Lismore during this months disastrous floods.
At the instigation of our Club Secretary Annette and President Lyn the response was overwhelming from our members. The truckloads were delivered by Annette and her husband Ivan as well Lyn and her husband Gary to a charity called Love this City. Lyn said, they were extremely well organized and most grateful for our donations.
Our club opened the new year with an interesting theme.
As Australia Day had already passed it was decided we should still have an opportunity to celebrate our culture as well as other cultures and people that we welcome officially on Australia Day. Hence the variation of colours and costumes in this edition of our website.
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