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Doncaster VIEW Club

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Doncaster VIEW Club was formed in 1983.

Currently, the Club sponsors twelve Smith Family Learning for Life students and is actively involved in fundraising activities to raise donations for The Smith Family programs.

Our meetings are held at the Manningham Club, 1 Thompsons Road, BULLEEN.  We have a delicious two course lunch and listen to interesting informative guest speakers.  We attend coffee morning outings, in-house functions and MUCH MORE.  We would love you to join our friendly group.

We are always open to new members, so please get in touch today and come and see what it's all about.

When

  • Meeting Day on 3rd Tuesday each month
  • Held at The Manningham Club
  • Commencing 11.00 am with doors open at 10.15 am

Contact

Where

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BULLEEN

1 Thompsons Road, BULLEEN, VIC 3105

Club News

Upcoming Events 2022

Tuesday August 16:  Doncaster VIEW Club Luncheon Meeting at the Manningham Club at 11.00 am.  Our guest speaker will be Carol Pethic.  Topic To Hell and Back 30 years in the Police Force.

Tuesday August 23:  A Pot Planting morning at Bunnings Doncaster at 10.30 am.

Tuesday September 27:  Morning Tea at the Stonehouse Café Restaurant, Warrandyte at 10.00 am.

2022 Christmas In July

Members celebrated Christmas in July and enjoyed a special duo roast lunch of turkey and ham followed by a choice of plum pudding or fruit salad, and were entertained by the talented East City Sound Chorus, Capella Group

The joy of singing shone through each member of the Capella Group as they delighted us with their polished performance and well rehearsed  repertoire of beautiful songs in perfect pitch and harmony. 

Our ladies were also invited to join in singing some Christmas Carols together with the singers.  A happy day was enjoyed by all.

   

Celebrating Christmas In July 

2022 June

June guest speakers, Reg, a Pilot,  and Warren, an ex-Traffic Controller, were from Angel Flight and the topic was Volunteer Pilots and Drivers.  We learnt that Angel Flight is a charity that co-ordinates non-emergency flights to assist country people to access specialist medical treatment. 

Angel Flight started in Queensland in 2003 and receives no government funding.  85% of funds goes back into service.  There are 3300 pilots throughout Australia.  All services are free and mainly used by financially disadvantaged in rural areas.  Recipients must be referred by a GP.  Our members found the presentation very interesting and informative.

 

The Pink Ladies

Mothers Day May 2022

 

A fabulous luncheon meeting was enjoyed by all. 

It was Pink Day to celebrate Mother’s Day.  We were invited to wear pink or touches thereof. 

Our guest speaker was unable to attend so we had some fun activities instead. 

2022 Easter

At the April luncheon meeting we had a special theme for our trading table.  It was Make, Bake and Grow.  Members contributed home-made jams, chutneys, cakes, biscuits and potted plants.  The funds raised will go towards our Learning for Life students.  Members all wore the hats we made at Bunnings Doncaster, and Jan’s creation was chosen as the best Easter Bonnet. 

Our guest speaker was Sarah Glass.  Sarah’s talk was aimed at helping people to improve their health.  Sarah also talked about her wellness journey brought about by her scientific analysis of food and nutrition.  We then had the opportunity to purchase a copy of her very comprehensive book Love the Foods That Set you Free with it’s easy to follow information about eating nutritious food plus some delicious recipes.

Photos below L-R:  Jan’s “winning” Easter Bonnet; and guest speaker Sarah Glass

  

Easter 2022 At Bunnings

Liz, Lyn & Maree at the VIEW  'awareness'  table at Bunnings Doncaster

Creating Awareness

 

Bunnings Doncaster held an Easter Family Brunch with activities for children, reptile display, fairy floss, hot cross buns and a visit from the Easter Bunny.  They invited our club to have an awareness table showcasing Doncaster VIEW and including items for sale such as books.

Bunnings Doncaster generously donated two gift cards for us to raffle within our club at a later date to raise funds for the twelve Learning for Life students that our club sponsors.  The money raised from the sale of items at our awareness table will also assist in sponsoring our LfL students.

We are looking forward to membership enquiries resulting from our very successful day.

Easter Bonnet's on Show in March 2022

Our scheduled speaker had to postpone her talk until later in the year.  Hence, members enjoyed a fun Trivia Competition, additional time to find a treasure or bargain on the trading table and the opportunity to mingle and chat.

The new, recently opened Bunnings Store at Doncaster kindly organised a craft activity for our club.  Bunnings provided tea, coffee, biscuits, mini chocolate easter eggs, hat making kits and decorations to make an Easter Bonnet.  Bunnings staff member, Courtney, stepped us through the hat construction process and the members then decorated their creations with an amazing assortment of ribbons, bunny stickers, mini eggs, feathers, glitter glue etc.  A fabulous morning was enjoyed by all and our Easter Bonnets looked magnificent.

 

Members wearing their Easter Bonnets at Doncaster Bunnings Store.

2022 February Annual General Meeting

Doncaster VIEW's Annual General Meeting was held and a successful election was held of our 2022 Committee.

Club members’ birthdays were celebrated, also carried out was the presentation of Service Pins to Members, in recognition of those who have serviced 10 and 20 years.  

The trading table was back in action and numerous lovely raffle prizes were won.

 

2021 December

We had our Christmas luncheon meeting with beautifully decorated Christmas themed tables and traditional Christmas fare. 

Funds were raised for our Learning for Life students with raffle prizes for everyone.  Lots of goodies and Christmas gifts were purchased from our trading table.  

It was an exciting, fun-filled occasion, enjoyed by all in the lead-up to Christmas.

 

2021 November

Club members celebrated our 38th Birthday.  Several past presidents plus an inaugural member attended and we had individual cupcakes to celebrate the occasion. 

Lyn, our current president, told the members of her amazing special age birthday, in lock-down.  Family had arranged for Lyn to receive 57 video-link messages from friends and popular people, including footballers and a Channel 9 Newsreader. 

We held a special raffle and $2 meal deal to raise funds for our Learning for Life students.

Birthday Cupcakes

 

2021 September

Congratulations Heather for winning the 10th Prize in the VIEW National Convention 2021 Online Raffle.  Heather received a Black Pepper Gift Voucher for $150.

Quilters Raffle Drawn

  

Cynthia was the winner of the magnificent quilt generously donated by Jan on behalf of the members from North of the Yarra Quilters Guild.

 

 

2021 May

We had the voting on three VIEW Resolutions at our May Meeting plus our usual fun activities, eg Lucky Spot Prize, a member presenting a Viewpoint, drawing of the recipient for the Dollar Deal/free meal at the next meeting, Birthdays for the month acknowledgement and small gift, announcement of special anniversaries, congratulations on the birth of grandchildren, Pearls of Wisdom quote and drawing of raffle prizes.  This month we had an extra special raffle prize of a beautiful handmade quilt.  Tickets had been sold over the last few months and the proceeds will go towards sponsoring our Learning for Life students.

Members enjoyed a couple of outings.  The first was a leisurely stroll along the Yarra River from the Kew Boathouse, across Kane’s Swing Bridge to the nearby Golf Club café.  We enjoyed chatting over morning tea/lunch.  The second outing was to the Palace Balwyn Cinema for the screening of the new Australian movie June Again starring Noni Hazlehurst followed by lunch at the Republic of Letters Café.

 

National and Regional News

 

Doncaster VIEW Club

VIEW National Convention 2021 has been postponed

VIEW National Convention has been postponed to September 2022.

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Doncaster 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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People's Choice Credit Union Lottery

Lottery is now closed. Thank you to all those that participated.

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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.