Berwick Evening VIEW Club
Berwick Evening VIEW Club was formed in 1994.
Currently, the Club sponsors three 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.
Club Meeting Details
- Meeting Day on 3rd Monday each month;
- Held at The Hill Restaurant Berwick;
- at 6.30 pm
- Jan 03 9705 9009
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
Meet Our 2023 Committee
L-R: President Jan, Vice President Wendy, Delegate Susan, Secretary Ellen, Treasurer Sandy
Our 2023 Committee was installed at the February AGM. Jan, Wendy and Susan have continued, and Ellen and Sandy have joined, both of whom come to us with solid skills and many years of experience as secretary and treasurer respectively. Welcome to you both.
Chasing A Passion
Susan Bower, our guest speaker for the April meeting, was a smash hit in more ways than one. She entertained and informed us with her life story as a nurse, progressing through to running a major hospital bed management, then leaving to find her true passion: story telling through TV series drama and TV movies.
Her credits include writing and producing such programs as Neighbours, McCleod's Daughters, Sea Patrol, All Saints (many stories based on her hospital life) and a Place to Call Home. One of her best name drops was Meryl, as in Meryl Streep, when Susan worked on Evil Angels with Lindy Chamberlain. What an inspiring woman.
Delegate Susan (right) thanking her lifelong friend Susan Bower with a VIEW tea towel and Certificate of Appreciation
Members had a cracker of a meeting, rebooting trading tables as a result of a larger room. Items that remained were donated to opportunity and Salvo shops.
Many thanks to Lyn for running the table.
Easter Bonnets on Parade
We did an Easter Bonnet Parade this week. Prizes were for most creative, beautiful and unique.
Members participated in a Share the Dignity drive in honour of International Women's Day.
Celebrating 100 Years For The Smith Family
Club members spent an afternoon creating spectacles to enter in the 100 Year Smith Family Anniversary competition.
Welcome Support from AusNet
During July, Members were delighted to receive a $1000 donation from AusNet as part of their Social Impact program supporting women and education.
Thank you AusNet!
Photo opposite shows Jessica Naylor, Employee Experience and Social Impact Manager for AusNet, with President Jan and Program Officer, Christine.
Recognitions In May 2022
Photo above show 10 year Service Award Recipients: Wendy, Vynn, Kaye and Maree
Welcome to New Members
We had a great meeting in May 2022, inducting several new members and recognising 10 year veterans. Crowns and furs went with the theme for the night: Right Royal Remembrances.
Photo above of New members: Maureen, Maureen, Joy, Pauline and Robyn
Margaret Edwards receives VIEW pen and certificate from club Program Officer Christine
In March 2022
Our March meeting speaker was Margaret Edwards representing the community organisation Casey Cardinia for Refugees.
In the spirit of creating connections and education of women, Margaret told us about the history and plight of refugees in Australia; from the Vietnam era to those who are still in detention today.
We discovered that some members were involved in similar efforts in other organisations. It was an enlightening session.
National and Regional News
VIEW is coming to.... Whittlesea
We need your help! VIEW Clubs are looking to develop a new club in the Whittlesea area. To help us, we are asking you to provide us with your contacts, friends, relatives etc in Whittlesea or the surrounding areas who may be interested in joining or helping form a VIEW Club in Whittlesea.Read more...
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Embracing Equity in 2023
Three suffragettes greeted members of VA01 zone as they arrived for Heidelberg VIEW Club’s IWD celebration. Suzanne, Roz and Jenny proudly channelled the suffragettes of the past who fought for women’s right to vote. Members arrived wearing the colours of purple, teal and white; suffragist colours and also, fittingly, our VIEW colours. Like the suffragettes of old, VIEW women raise their voices for change for the common good.Read more...
We have some great events coming up, take a look at the calendar and get involved!
VIEW National Convention 2023
We are pleased to announce the 56th VIEW National Convention will be held in Hobart, TAS from 8-10 September 2023.