Heidelberg VIEW Club was formed in 1987.
Heidelberg VIEW Club is a unique club with a unique history. We will celebrate our 34th Birthday in 2021
Our forty six members are widespread across the Melbourne Northern suburbs, from Northcote to Reservoir, Doncaster to Ivanhoe. We enjoy many activities and events together in VIEW friendship while raising funds for our five Learning for Life students.
Heidelberg VIEW Club meets at The Manningham Club in Bulleen on the second Wednesday of the month.
Members enjoy a delicious two-course meal after the meeting and a guest speaker on a wide range of topics. Heidelberg VIEW Club is a warm and friendly club.
We look forward to welcoming you as our newest member!
- Meeting Day on 2nd Wednesday each month
- Heidelberg VIEW Club meets at The Manningham Club
- At 11.30 am for 12 noon
- Joan on 0402 2727 98; or
- President Roz on 0417 357 309
- Email: email@example.com
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Meet the 2021 Committee
2021 International Women's Day
Purple, teal and white, the VIEW and suffragette colours, were the order of the day as we celebrated International Women’s Day 2021. ‘Choose To Challenge’ is the theme and VIEW women certainly rise to the occasion. Committee member Jenny again demonstrated her exemplary artistic talents with her gorgeously coloured table decorations and exquisite handmade cardboard figures which held a chocolate bar, for each member.
We were privileged to host three members from Banyule and Eltham evening clubs and also welcomed three visitors to our warm and welcoming club.
As we hadn’t had the opportunity to celebrate VIEW’s Diamond Jubilee due to covid last year, members also wore their best bling to the March meeting, and enjoyed the guest speaker, Adrian Dickens, who gave a most interesting talk and slide show about the Queen’s jewels.
Some members also spoke about illustrious women of past and present, who made a big impact both on their own lives and the lives of other women.
It was a most enjoyable meeting!
Next month the speaker will be Sabine Ostroeski, who is a health educator on macular disease. This month’s outing will be a lunch at Rivers Restaurant in Yarrambat on Tuesday 30th March. All welcome.
L-R: Danuta, Janet, Helen and Beth looking very happy to be back at our VIEW meeting
Heidelberg President Roz (standing) with visiting members Jackie and Maureen
Beautiful table decorations
New Beginnings in 2021
Excitement was in the air as happy members gathered together for the first club meeting since March of last year! The theme was Valentine’s Day so red was the colour of the gorgeous table decorations. The committee for 2021 recited the new pledge and Zone Councillor Lorraine Beasley presented the new committee with their position badges.
We were very proud to hear, thanks to the generosity of members and the ingenuity of the committee, that our five Learning For Life students are fully funded for this year.
We welcomed four visitors to the meeting, enjoyed the most delicious lunch and caught up on a year’s worth of news! So much chatter in the room!
We’re all looking forward to a year of camaraderie, friendship, purpose and fun!
President Roz raises a glass to the New Year
December 2020 Christmas Cheer
The committee were delighted to meet in person for the first time in nearly nine months! While we did meet by Zoom through the lockdown period, seeing each other again in person was wonderful!
There were many things to celebrate this year, despite the difficulties. We stayed in touch with each other and with our members, we managed to raise nearly $2000 towards our LFL students through our own club cookbook sales and raffles, and members produced numerous knitted articles for KOGO.
The ladies of VIEW have shown themselves to be resilient and innovative and Heidelberg VIEW definitely rose to the challenges.
Plans are in place for club meetings to hopefully restart in February 2021 which is something we are all really looking forward to! New members will be warmly welcomed.
We wish all members of all clubs and VIEW and Smith Family staff a very festive Christmas and a happy and healthy 2021.
Cooking in October 2020
Hello to all of you. Hope everyone is going well and keeping busy in this very challenging year. Despite being unable to meet, Heidelberg VIEW has still been occupied in raising funds for our five LFL students!
As such, we have created a Cook Book with recipes contributed by our members. Included in this message are images of the cover and the contents. The book is A5 in size and has a spirex binding. It has all been approved by VIEW National Office.
The cost is $12.
If you are interested in obtaining a copy, or copies, please email Heather asap at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you details of how to order.
Stay safe and well.
2020 July at Heidelberg VIEW
This year has certainly had its challenges but the committee members of Heidelberg VIEW have, as you can see in the photo opposite, been embracing technology, and meeting up, online. Eight committee members logged onto Zoom and enjoyed seeing each other and discussing issues concerning our club, members, and our Learning For Life students. There also was, of course, lots of laughter!
Club members have been connected via the extensive monthly newsletter and phone calls. Members are also busily knitting for KOGO, gardening, reading and walking.
The year 2020 may be unprecedented, but Heidelberg VIEW members are still being productive, connected and positive!
It’s been a busy month for the members of Heidelberg VIEW!
National Vice President, Beryl Pike, was welcomed to the club meeting. Beryl spoke about her own history with VIEW Clubs, having traveled from QLD, and expressed her pleasure at being able to share time with a Victorian Club.
The speaker at the meeting was Leading Senior Constable Alison Keppel, who spoke about safety in the community and the home.
Photo below: L to R, Heidelberg VP Jenny, Beryl and club President Roz.
The next day, fourteen members attended the VIEW International Women’s Day celebration at the World Trade Centre in Docklands.
What a day! An excited buzz, the ambiance of the Yarra vista, glass of champagne in hand, a delicious meal and most importantly celebrating the numerous achievements of women and acknowledging that there is still a long way to go for women’s equality in many areas, were but part of the focus of the day.
We also heard from Emily, a Learning For Life scholarship holder. VIEW Clubs raise funds for The Smith Family, which distributes these scholarships to socially and economically disadvantaged Australian children. Emily told us how grateful she was that a complete stranger wanted to help her. She is now studying law. Stories such as Emily’s give VIEW members joy that we make a difference!
Please scroll down to National and Regional News for more about the IWD celebration.
Photo below shows some of the happy members of Heidelberg VIEW in the purple-themed room.
Strong Beginning for 2020
What a memorable first meeting and a wonderful start to the VIEW year!
Valentine’s Day was the theme and the love was certainly in the room as members greeted each other after the summer break.
Heidelberg VIEW warmly welcomed our new VAO1 Zone Councillor Lorraine Beasley, who officiated at the AGM and presented the new committee to the members. The committee consists of twelve dedicated members who were proud to receive their badges from Lorraine.
This year, through The Smith Family, we are sponsoring five Learning For Life students. Fundraising to support their scholarships is well under way. We are proud to be part of an organisation that supports Australian children in achieving their potential.
A wide-ranging program of excursions, movies and speakers is already planned for the year. For our first meeting, we listened to an interesting presentation from psychologist Linda Black. Her motto is ‘Thrive At Any Age’. So very true, and something that we at Heidelberg VIEW do through our purpose, friendship and learning.
What an inspiring start to the year!
Photo above of Lorraine delivering her message
Its a Heidelberg Christmas
Christmas cheer abounded as we celebrated with a sea of red, music and fun! For our final meeting of the year we were entertained by the brilliant singing group Ruby Tuesday.
Members sang along to known carols and also some new ones ‘Dashing through the bush, in a rusty holden ute….’
The picture below shows assistant treasurer Elizabeth and vice-president Jenny raising a glass to a wonderful year of VIEW friendship and achievements.
Heidelberg VIEW sends Christmas wishes to all, a happy and safe New Year and a very warm invitation to join us in 2020.
Books and Stationery for the New Year
Heidelberg VIEW ladies responded to the call for stationery items and hand-made cloth bags. VIEW members pack prep packs each year for children starting school next year in The Smith Family hubs in Dandenong and Collingwood.
There were so many items brought by the members, from scrap books to glue sticks, pencil cases to picture books! Some of our members who are handy with the sewing machine made gorgeous bags, which will help ease the costs involved for parents with a child starting school.
Where there is need VIEW ladies are there!
Blue Illusion National Styling Workshop
NCVA Sandi Muntisov, 4 members of Heidelberg VIEW Club, and a friend attended the Blue Illusion Styling Workshop at the Victorian Balwyn Store.
31 October 2019
The store manager and her staff made us feel very welcomed. As we were entertained with a fashion show of the latest Blue Illusion Summer Fashions, we sipped on a glass of bubbles. Plates of food were offered after the show.
Everyone enjoyed some retail therapy and our credit cards were given a workout. There are going to be some very stylish Heidelberg VIEW members at their next meeting. A great fun day supporting The Smith Family. Thanks Blue Illusion.
Members Carole, Barbara and ZC Sandi wrapped in one of Elena’s massive feather boas.
Happy members with showgirl headgear. How did the girls dance with these on their heads? So heavy and difficult to balance!
2019 October - 32nd Birthday
Fun and frivolity was the order of the day at Heidelberg VIEW Club’s 32nd birthday. The theme was ‘Life Upon A Wicked Stage’ with feather boas of all colours adorning the necks of the club members and many visitors. Martini glasses, baubles, beads and more feathers decorated the tables and the gorgeous birthday cake, all created by vice-president Jenny.
After a delicious meal, members were entertained with stories of the experiences of ex showgirl Elena. We were enthralled by stories of her beginnings in the entertainment industry in the 1960s and her time dancing in Paris, Las Vegas and New York. We saw photographs of Elena’s high fashion life as a model, the elaborate costumes and head gear that depicted the glamourous life of a showgirl.
We all enjoyed a wonderful birthday celebration.
Christmas In July 2019
Christmas in July was the focus of the month! The decorations, a traditional Christmas lunch and Christmas cheer made for a wonderful meeting and get-together.
Instead of a Kris Kringle, members donated monies for TSF Christmas Toy and Book Appeal. Yes a little while away, but thinking ahead to ensure children supported by TSF receive gifts at a special time of the year.
Beanies Not Meanies
As well as TSF, members supported the Alannah and Madeleine Foundation’s anti-bullying program ‘Beanies Not Meanies’. Many members of Heidelberg View knit items for KOGO ( Knit One Give One) and this month was no exception. An incredible thirty-five purple beanies were knitted with love to be distributed by KOGO to people in need.
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