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Greensborough Evening VIEW Club

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Greensborough Evening VIEW Club was established in 1993.

Our members are offered the opportunity to enjoy various activities - monthly morning teas, knitting and scrabble groups, a yearly weekend away, day outings and games nights.

Best of all, we offer the opportunity to meet new friends while sharing a two course meal and listening to a guest speaker.

Our seven Learning for Life students are the major focus of our fundraising.

We are dedicated to making a difference, along with The Smith Family to disadvantaged children.

If you would like to join us for dinner one evening, we would love to hear from you.

Dinner Bookings:   gevcbookings@gmail.com

 

When

  • Meeting Evening on 4th Monday each month
  • Heidelberg Golf Club, Main Road, Lower Plenty

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Where

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LOWER PLENTY

Heidelberg Golf Club, Main Road, LOWER PLENTY, VIC 3093

Club News

Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.

 

Colleen Wooley

Sylvana and Nadia new members

2021 November Dinner

Finally after "lockdown 6" we were able to meet and celebrate with our members and friends.

Lyn Geer presented badges to new members Sylvana, Nadia and Karen.

Guest Speaker Colleen Woolley, a retired police sergeant of the Victorian Police who spent 19 years researching Edition 1, mostly as a hobby in the first instance for her book "Arresting Women".

Of the original 30 police women, eight were still alive pre 1997 and Colleen interviewed 7 of them.

After retiring in December 1992 Colleen served on the Committee of the Retired Police Association from 1993 and became its first female Secretary in 1996 serving in that capacity until 2004.

In late 1993 Colleen was a founding member of the Past and Present Women Police Association of Victoria and served in many capacities until 1998.

Colleen became a Justice of the Peace in Victoria in 1999 and was made a fellow of the Royal Victoria Association of Honorary Justice in 2016.

In 2004 Colleen was awarded life membership of the RPA and an Order of Australia Medal.

Colleen was a very inspirational speaker and the ladies thoroughly enjoyed her talk.

Karen - new member -  GEVC second club

 

 

2021 July - High Tea Celebrations 

 Christmas in July was celebrated in style at High Gate, Yarrambat. A lovely selection of beautiful food was enjoyed by all.

 

 

 

New members Karen, Nadia and Silvana helped with the celebrations by cutting our birthday cake.

 

2021 June - 28th Birthday

A fun night of Trivia was held to celebrate our 28th birthday.

Winners of the Trivia night.

 

Lyn Geer presented Lorraine Jelley with her 20 year badge.

 

 

Lesley Joy Hill and Jancee received their 10 year badge

20 year badge recipients 

2021 May Dinner

"Guest Speaker Manda Laurence spoke about her recovery from a hit and run accident while riding her bike and how her rescue animal pets helped her with the healing process."

Jennie Wynd, Past National Zone Councillor presented 10 year badges to Lesley Joy Hill and Janeece McPherson.

20 year badges were also presented to Judy Aussems, Sherille Harding, Barb Sokol and Jennie Wynd.

 

 

 

2021 May - Singing Garden Trip

Thirty seven members, along with some husbands, enjoyed a fabulous day outing to The Singing Garden of C.J. Dennis located in Toolangi.

The day started with a visit to the Yarra Glen market where ladies enjoyed an early morning coffee and an hour and half shopping!

On to the gardens Tea Room for a home cooked roast lunch, followed by wonderful homemade scones, jam and cream and a tour of the garden. Jan and her team were wonderful hosts.

Back to Healesville and a visit to Creswick - lost count of how many Creswick shopping bags were loaded onto the bus!

Thank you to Elie for organising another very successful outing helping to raise funds for our Learning for Life students and offering another chance to share in all the fun and friendship VIEW has to offer.

Thank you to Tony and Debbie from Spirit Travel who always look after our ladies.

 

 

April Dinner meeting members and guests were thrilled to be visiting different parts of the world through the wonderful adventures of Andrew Pike. 

Andrew and a friend spent 10 months, covering 46,550 klms on a 4WD Melbourne to London Odyssey.

As many of us may never venture overseas again due to COVID, it was lovely to sit, relax and enjoy travel again!

2021 April

President Carolyn thanked Bev for her many, many years of photography and posie making for our club. Bev will continue making her beautiful posies which are given to our guest speakers.

2021 February 

After twelve long months we were able to meet again at our wonderful Heidelberg Golf Club for our AGM.  Lorraine Beasley, VA01 Zone Councillor inducted the 2021 committee. Welcome to our new President, Carolyn Taylor.  Carolyn has been a very able committee member for many years and we all look forward to many more successful years of our Club  under her leadership.

Lorraine also congratulated Pam Shaw, Marg Hanlon and Judy Allender for 20 years membership with GEVC.

Guest Speaker: Margaret Birtley AM.

Margaret is a member of the Heidelberg Historical Society and one of the three co-curators of its Busy Bee Quilt exhibition in Heidelberg. 

 

 

 

International Women's Day

LFL Student, Emily and her Mum

Gail, Mary, Bev, Lesley and Lois

Dalia, Wendy and Ruth

 

20 March IWD

Eighteen GEVC ladies attended IWD @ Rivers Edge Events, Docklands on Thursday 12th of March.

A fabulous day was had by all. Highlight of the day goes to Emily a Learning for Life student who talked about her ongoing journey with The Smith Family. Keynote speaker was Amanda Catanach from Catanach Jewellers.

Jenny and Lyn

Judy Marg Nancy Pam Lois

 

 

 

2020 February

Greensborough started the year with the induction of their 2020 committee by new VA01 Zone Councillor, Lorraine Beazley. Guest speaker was Adrian Dickens talking about Princess Diana's Jewels. Members were asked to wear a tiara to help set the scene. A very informative speaker."

 

 

 

2019 December

"Greensborough Evening VIEW Club celebrated Christmas with the fabulous Don McQueen, Bush Balladeer and Poet.

Visitors from Banyule and Eltham VIEW Clubs, friends, family and members enjoyed a fun night.

Don came highly recommended and did not disappoint - he was hilarious!"

 

2019 November

Oaks Day

Four GEVC  ladies helped Chelsea/Mordialloc VIEW Club celebrate Oaks Day.

Marg, Mary, Judy and Jennie had a great day making new friends and helping another Club raise funds for their Learning for Life Students.

 

2019 October Dinner Meeting

"Annual Auction" 

Bev Ward, member and Auctioneer waved her magic wand and raised over $1000 for our Learning for Life Students. Our ladies bring along goods and then buy them back!

Always a fun night.

 

 

 

2019 October

Sunday 20th October, 36 members and partners had a wonderful lunch at Shaw’s Road Winery in Arthurs Creek where the wonderful staff really looked after us!  It was a lovely afternoon where partners were able to share in all the fun and friendship our Club has to offer.

 

 

2019 Convention

Ten ladies from GEVC attended the fabulous Convention held at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast. 

VIEW members listened to inspirational Australians - Prof. Lisa Harvey- Smith, Kathleen Noonan, Di Morrissey AM, Alison Harrington, facilitated by Caroline Hutchinson.

Day two was the Writer’s Festival. Special Guest Speaker, Dr. Craig Challenge OAM, The Smith Family Ambassador.

Our ladies attended The Beach Party on Friday night and The Mystical Masquerade Ball on Saturday night.

We are all looking forward to Convention in 2021 which is being held in Adelaide.

 

 

Knitting Appreciated

Andrea Zilberman from KOGO shared an inspiring presentation showing how all the knitting done by our members is distributed. 

The pictures show only a small sample of the knitted beanies, scarves, jumpers and toys that GEVC ladies knit all year long!

It was so nice to know how much the items were appreciated.

 

 

2019 July

Gabby Seymour, local physiotherapist, talked about the importance of exercise for good health.

Gabby showed our members a few easy but effective exercises that can be done at home. A fun night was had by all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2019 Outing

Our outing on 5th May was to Bear's Castle at Yan Yean.  Following an informative talk on the history of the castle, morning tea of home-cooked wonderful cakes and slices was served at the homestead.
Below left:  Elie, Judy, Ruth

 

 

 

 

2019 April

Ten members from Greensborough Evening VIEW Club attended 'Food, Fashion & Forensic Sculpture' at The Bendigo Club. The fashion parade was presented by Black Pepper. Forensic Sculptor Jennifer Mann was truly amazing.

 

The picture shows Marg, Judy, Mary and Jennifer Mann.

 

2019 April Dinner Meeting

President Judy having a bit of fun with guest speaker Bev Moss.  Bev spoke about 'Engaging with Ageing'.

 

 

2019 March

"March Dinner Meeting, Elana McKinley (ex Vegas Showgirl) entertained our ladies.

Elana showed us some dance moves and beautiful head pieces, Elana was an extremely vibrant, entertaining Guest Speaker."

 

2019 March

Picture is of Greensborough and the new Southern Peninsula VIEW Club ladies getting to know one another at their inaugural meeting in Rosebud.

 

2019 March

Fabulous Easter hampers to be raffled at the March dinner meeting.

 

National and Regional News

 

Greensborough Evening VIEW Club

2019 Area VA Bunnings May VIEW Promotions

May 2019 Stephanie, on behalf of Thomastown Bunnings presented Sandi Muntisov, National Councillor Area VA, with 20 yellow pots of yellow and orange violas as well as a $50 Bunnings voucher.

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Greensborough Evening VIEW Club

2019 May VA01

Eighteen members from three VA01 VIEW Clubs, Heidelberg, Banyule and Plenty Valley headed off together to the magnificent Mallee-Wimmera area of Victoria. The main focus of the trip was to view the amazing silo art that has been created over the past three or so years

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Greensborough Evening VIEW Club

2019 International Women's Day Kooyong

On 7th March 143 VIEW members and guests attended the Kooyong Tennis Centre to celebrate International Women's Day and hear how we can ≠Balance for Better. Some of the guests had travelled from Wodonga and Bendigo. National Vice President Annette Schlafrig delivered the Executive address.

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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.