Geelong Day VIEW Club was formed in 2008.
We are an enthusiastic and friendly group of women who want to serve our local and wider communities and make a difference, so join us to meet new friends and have fun, while actively contributing to your community.
Our club support six Learning for Life students with scholarships, donate school stationary packs and funds for the Smith Family’s toy and book appeal for children in need at Christmas time.
Our members sew library bags and chair covers for new pep students about to start their school life. Social events include a fashion parade, soup and sandwich luncheon and a birthday celebration dinner. We welcome new members, so join our happy group.
- Meeting Day on 1st Monday each month
Karingal Eastern Hub - 285A McKillop Street, East Geelong. On the corner of Humble Street, behind the Eastern Cemetery
- At 11.30am
- Jennifer on 0401 256 909
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- PO Box 189, Geelong, Vic 3220
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
(Left) Yvonne Edward with the beautiful Birthday Cake. (Right) Maree Saunders
Julie Tucker and Allison Morris
2018 May - 10th Birthday
“Pretty in Pink” or “Passionate in Purple” were the themes of the 10th Birthday celebration of the Geelong Day VIEW Club at the Eastern Hub at Karingal on Monday 7th May. The 80 members and guests embraced the themes and all dressed for the occasion.
Three trading tables were filled with home made articles for sale and made a great profit on the day. Geelong group proudly sponsor 6 deserving students who undertake The Smith Family’s “Learning for Life” program. President Barb Ingwersen said, “It is not just about financial support but also making sure each student is on target with their numeracy and literacy which often includes providing them with a mature age "reading buddy. We have a firm view that the best way to break the cycle of disadvantage is to advance the education opportunities of children.”
Happy Ladies received their 10 year pin L-R Jan Cornes, Joan West, Bev Dickie and Jean Smith
Geelong Day VIEW Club’s awe inspiring achievements for 2017
Our Club is very proud of what we have accomplished in the last twelve months.
Total Items made by the industrious ladies of the club 1.844 plus oodles of books and stationary
FIVE Learning for Life Students sponsored
ELEVEN Joyspreader Ready to Read packs for disadvantaged students
THREE Book Vouchers given to Northern Bay College for awards
Supported The Smith Family Christmas Toy and Book Appeal, The Smith Family Winter Appeal
393 Library Bags for children
Stationary and books (too much to count) - for children in the disadvantaged areas of Geelong
Christmas 2017 with Geelong Day
Christmas comes but once a year and the Geelong Day VIEW Club really know how to enjoy themselves. Dressed in red of the occasion they enjoyed good food and friendship at the final meeting for the year. The trading table was loaded with goodies for members to buy at bargain prices.
Guest speakers were from Karingal talking about the work they do with Gen U. They strive for inclusivity, inspiration and individualism. It’s about coming together to empower each individual, and working together to push boundaries. We were told how:
It’s progressively challenging, positive and often powerful, but always fresh, fun and energised, and sometimes, just a little bit cheeky.
As our meeting place is Karingal it was good to hear of the wonderful work that they do. Merry Christmas everybody and we look forward to a wonderful New Year.
Beanies Warm Heads and Win Hearts
Geelong Day VIEW Club received a request from the Northern Bay College for beanies to warm the heads of the Prep students, as they were really feeling the cold weather. Of course the ladies rose to to challenge and got busy with their knitting needles.
They were thrilled with the photos of the children in their new hats. The teachers said they would not take them off their heads and were so excited to show their parents when they came to collect them.
Geelong Day VIEW helping students to sew
The Geelong Day VIEW Club was approached by Smith Family to run an 8 week sewing program in a North Geelong school to give 14 students some sewing skills. Vera Spurling together with her friend Rose Rossi very kindly put their hands up for the challenge.
Students were shown how to make a sampler, how to sew a hem, and how to sew on a button, to help them to repair their uniforms.
They designed a cushion each and hand sewed and appliquéd bits onto the delightfully coloured cushions. They were delighted and very proud of the result as the photo shows.
LIBRARY BAGS FROM GEELONG DAY VIEW CLUB
AND MORE !
Geelong Day VIEW club donated three boxes of stationary goods including pencils, rubbers, pencil cases, backpacks, hats, and 30 soccer balls.
All gathered by the ladies for deserving children in Geelong. They also delivered over 130 Library bags which they took the time to sew. They will be put to good use to keep the books tidy and in good order.
Blue Illusion Shopping Day Announced
Save the Date Blue Illusion have announced that they will be holding a Styling Workshop/National shopping day on Thursday 1 November 2018 in support of The Smith Family and VIEW Clubs.Read more...
VA Thanks Anne Marmion
Anne Marmion joined The Smith Family in 2006. She has led the Southern Metro Learning for Life team. This has been across some of Victoria's most disadvantaged communities - Collingwood and Dandenong.Read more...
2018 VA Gala
The 2018 VA Gala was held on Thursday 21st June at Karralyka Centre Ringwood Vic. 160 VIEW members, VIEW dignitaries and visitors enjoyed a fantastic day which had the theme "If you are happy and you know it"! Everyone wore their happy colours to brighten the shortest day of the year.Read more...