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Geelong Evening VIEW Club

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Geelong Evening VIEW Club was formed in 1993. We are celebrating our 25 years of fundraising and friendship for The Smith Family in October 2018.

We are a small club with a focus on building strong and lasting friendships.

We have an active social and fundraising calendar.

Currently our club sponsors three Learning for Life students for The Smith Family.

We are dedicated in making a difference to the lives of our Learning for Life students.

We look forward to welcoming new members or visitors to join our wonderful group. 

When

  • Meeting Day on 3rd Monday each month
  • Held at Waurn Ponds Hotel, 
    217 Colac Road, WAURN PONDS
  • At 6.30 for 7.00 pm
  • Please make contact below if you would like to come along

Contact

Where

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WAURN PONDS

217 Colac Road, WAURN PONDS, VIC 3216

Club News

New Committee Geelong Evening View Club 2020 

At our February meeting we installed our new Committee for 2020, and here they are!, What a beautiful bunch of ladies! Congratulations to all. 

 

 

L-R front Meryl Greig, Sheryl Somerville, Jean Smith, Shaaron Glynn, Prue Farnsworth

L-R back row Gwendy Beck, Barbara Morgan, Loris Grigg and Zone Councillor Judith Worland

Message from our New President

Hello lovely ladies,

I am really looking forward to serving you and our Club as President in 2020. I hope you are all staying connected in these challenging times. Like you, my past routines have had to be put on hold and this can be disconcerting. However I am actually enjoying this new found opportunity to re-think my behaviours both socially and financially. I’m enjoying this time to think and reflect.

My life had slowed down with the absence of deadlines and schedules, to a more mindful pace, and I’m feeling at peace with myself. I’ve re-discovered the card game patience and my one thousand dot-to-dot picture book creations are now appearing. Our Club have mastered Zoom Conferencing and we are most proud of ourselves, and the wonderful way it has connected us all. But most importantly I am sure we are aware that by reaching out to others and helping those in need not only reflects our pledge, but demonstrates what we need most in this world at the moment. I am celebrating my friendships but I am also mindful that it is so important to BE a friend.

Stay well and happy my friends.    Prue       

 

2020 International Women’s Day Lunch 

The twelfth of March was a beautiful warm day as a dozen or so Geelong Evening VIEW ladies boarded the train in Geelong and met up with each other at various stops along the way into Southern Cross station. Then some taxied, some walked the short distance to Rivers Edge in Docklands.

The event was a brilliant success as always. The IWD theme was Each for Equal. An Equal World is an Enabled World. We heard National Vice President Beryl Pike deliver a rousing speech about the powers of women through past and recent times and we heard from General Manager of The Smith Family Anton Leschen. An emotional story was delivered by Emily Fioramonte who was a LFL student and is now studying at tertiary level about to fulfil her dreams of becoming a Human Rights Lawyer. We were all so moved by her words. Amanda Catanach from Catanach Jewellers spoke about her involvement in the family business over the years with all its struggles and successes.

A wonderful day was enjoyed by all, filled with lots of friendly chatter, a glorious view of the river from a huge window, amazing raffle prizes, lovely food and wines, and the company of the wonderful women of VIEW.    

 

 

 

 

 

September 2019

On 3rd September 2019, Prue, Barb and Meryl from Geelong Evening VIEW delivered a huge tub-load of donations to the South Geelong warehouse of Geelong Mums. They were warmly greeted and were able to have a small tour of the warehouse.

Items donated were children’s and babies clothing, nappies, blankets, shoes, books and toys.

26th Birthday Celebrations

We had a wonderful celebration for our Birthday, our theme this year was Intrepid Traveler so we got to wear or bring anything that has been brought back from our travels.

We had some wonderful stories shared and beautiful ornaments and items from travels far and wide, we laughed out loud at the adventures of our group.

It was a wonderful evening of fun.

    

National and Regional News

 

Geelong Evening VIEW Club

2020 Victorian International Women's Day

After speaking at the Vic IWD event, Anton was presented with his VIEW apron by Marg. She got him to model it whilst she modelled the new VIEW poncho and VIEW umbrella.

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Geelong Evening VIEW Club

Area VA Luncheon

It was a Celebration day for so many things VIEW! Outgoing Zone Councillors, Sandi Muntisov ( VA01 and VA03) and Lyn Peters ( VA02) organised a lunch at The Shoppingtown Hotel in Doncaster for members of the three areas.

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Geelong Evening VIEW Club

Two new clubs for Victoria

Meetings were planned for Wednesday, 13th November 2019. 10.30 for 11.00am and the Venue Ocean Grove Surf Lifesaving Club, 26 Surf Beach Road, Ocean Grove *** Point LonsdaleThursday 17th October 2019. Check linked poster for further details.

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Events Calendar

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

Oct 30

Sydney 60th Anniversary Celebration - Sydney

We are pleased to announce VIEW's 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Celebrations will be held in Sydney on Friday 30 October 2020. You are invited to come and join in the fun and celebrations….