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Runaway Bay VIEW Club

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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 our President Lyn 0403 486 432 

When

Meeting Day on 2nd Tuesday each month 
at 11.30 am for 12 noon
We are now at Dublin Docks restaurant, Harbour Town 
cost is $35.00 for a 2 course lunch (choice of 4 meals - 2 desserts) includes a glass of wine and raffle tickets. 

 

Contact

President Lyn 0403 486 432

RSVP: Kerri 0414 520 601
by Friday prior to 2nd Tuesday meeting

E-Mail runawaybayview@gmail.com

Visit us on Face Book

Where

Google Map

Harbour Town

Harbour Town Drive , Harbour Town, QLD 4216

Club News

 

Christine Daley-spreads Sunshine every month,  presenting every member celebrating a birthday with a delicate hanky.
Christine also spreads her sunshine on occasions when our members need it most. Sad or happy occasions her smile lights up a room. 

Dulcie Valentine- our Raffles Queen 

2021 August - Denim and Lace Day

Whether you dressed up or down on "Denim & Lace" day it was another fun filled day at Runaway Bay VIEW. 
In these trying times uncertainty does not defeat our amazing team.

 

Val Hoven went all out with her Denim jacket

 

 

On the terrace enjoying the outdoors are Pauline, Gigi and Katie

The smiling faces of Dale, Mary and Jean

Also Mary Gigi are all smiles

 Sue and Nancy enjoy the sunshine 

 

 

2021 Christmas in July

Christmas in July was a colourful and joyous celebration for all the members and guests.

Even with some restrictions we filled the room and poured outside to enjoy a most beautiful sunny day.

 

Val Hoven receives her membership welcome pack from Pres Lyn

Following are tables full of colour and Christmas joy after receiving individually wrapped ginger breads made by our clever Pres Lyn.

 

 

The collage with some of the brides  9) Susan Johnson   - 10) Di Holt
11) Elizabeth Rowley    - 12) Kerri Smith    - 13) Lyn      - 14) Dulcie Valentine 
15) Susan Smith

Ilma Lees and Pres Lyn in their wedding attire 

Jan Falla with her magnificent June bride head dress

 

2021 June Brides

June Brides Theme at Runaway Bay VIEW kept us guessing to the very end. 
Not to be out done our Pres Lyn, and other members donned wedding dresses and accessories...see attached photos.

Photos were submitted by members and a collage was created. 

After lunch each table was given the collage (ex below) of photos with a 

numbered sheet to guess who the bride was. Great fun. 

In addition that same day 8 new members received their welcome pack. 

 

Eight new members receiving their welcome pack from President Lyn 

 

 Gigi proud as punch to receive her welcome pack

 

 

 

2021 May Birthday

Perhaps the most important event of our VIEW club every year is the birthday celebration. This year marked 28 years for Runaway Bay VIEW. 

To help us celebrate we are joined by two of the longest standing members in our club Narelle Milliken and Roslyn Hall. Both ladies regaled us with their experiences through their years with VIEW.

 

Narelle and Ros about to cut the cake

Ros relates her stories 

Narrele gives an insight of 30years with VIEW 

Pres. Lyn Drew, Roslyn Hall, Narelle Milliken

Pres Lyn with our entertainer for the day Jack Watson

Three long time friends Anne, Denise, Ros 

At the end of a great day. Gaye, Liz, Gigi, Katherine, Jeanie

 

 

2021 April Boat Trip

 

A lovely day on the Gold Coast waterways on the OPO Ferry.  Cultivating our VIEW friendships and supporting our cause for 'Learning for Life'.

 

 

 All were winners

Ilma Lees with a cheeky creation

Nancy's  clever Aussie theme. 

2021 April

Easter Bonnets with flare and imagination 

Amanda the guest speaker from Queensland Rail provided wonderful insights for travel by rail in luxury. Her presentation definitely peeked our interest for alternative holiday options, especially during these difficult times. 

Guest speaker, Amanda Harvey from Qld Rail with our own Sue Meredith presenting

The overall winner the 'Red hat with bunnies',
to our newest member photographed with Pres Lyn

 

2021 International Women's Day

Runaway Bay VIEW Club celebrating International women's day in style with a fabulous cake and an  esteemed guest speaker Lieutenant Colonel Denise Dunn, Retired.

 

 

 Welcome to new member Mary Grace

 

 

 

 

Lieutenant Colonel Denise Dunn, Retired with President Lyn

 

 

Welcome to new member Nina           

Evelyn Berg – National Councillor, Lynette Drew – President Runaway Bay VIEW Club, Ilma Lees – Member Runaway Bay VIEW Club. (The Artist)

2020 August

 

Special Presentation for 60th Anniversary of VIEW at Runaway Bay VIEW Club

A commemorative hand painted porcelain plate was presented to our National Councillor Evelyn Berg and Runaway Bay President Lynette Drew at our club meeting on the 11th of August 2020, by the artist Ilma Lees.  The detail on the artwork depicts the strength and support VIEW Clubs throughout Australia extent to all its members while gathering socially with a special purpose of supporting ‘Learning for Life’ programs.

 

2019 October

Our Guest Speaker Professor Roly Sussex and Renata Penninger, President Dinah

 

 

Welcome 2020

Incoming Runaway Bay VIEW President Lynette Drew at the first official meeting of 2020 with guest speaker Sam O'Connor, MP (member for Bonney on the Gold Coast)

 

 

Christine and Sue programmers who organised this wonderful day out.

 

September

A wonderful day out at the Toowoomba Festival of Flowers, and with lunch being enjoyed at the Toowoomba Golf Club.  There were 43 ladies having a very pleasant day.

Group photo at Toowoomba Festival of Flowers Bus Trip Friday 28th September.

 

2019 June 

Congratulations Mollie.

Dinah presenting Mollie Wilcox with her 20years badge as a member of our club. 

 

 

2019 June

Dinah thanks our Guest Speaker  Lavenia Warman. Lavenia has a Masters of Marketing and Management degree and is instrumental is forming a school in her home village in Fiji.

 

Welcome new members [LtoR] June Roberts, Margaret Campbell, Tina sparks, Bev Stroud

 

Members receiving their ten-year pin.  Dulcie Valentine, Glenda Bamfield, Francis Warren and Zone Councillor, Evelyn Berg

 

2019 May Birthday

Roslyn Hall Inaugural  Member 26 years ago. Cutting our birthday cake

 

National and Regional News

 

Runaway Bay VIEW Club

Purple Poncho Photo Competition Results

There were 64 entries which saw a fifth category Ponchos in Iso added with COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 and due to the number of entrants Fun and Frivolous was divided into separate categories. Congratulations to all entrants.

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Runaway Bay VIEW Club

VIEW National Convention 2021 has been postponed

VIEW National Convention has been postponed to September 2022.

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Runaway Bay 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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Events Calendar

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

Sep 9

VIEW National Convention 2022

We are pleased to announce the 55th VIEW National Convention will be held in Adelaide, SA from 9th to 11th September 2022.