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Heidelberg VIEW Club was formed in 1987.

Heidelberg VIEW Club is a unique club with a unique history.  We celebrated our 30th Birthday in 2016

Our fifty 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!  

When

  • Meeting Day on 2nd Wednesday each month
  • Heidelberg VIEW Club meets at The Manningham Club
    in Bulleen
  • At 11.30 am for 12 noon

Contact

Where

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BULLEEN

1 Thompsons Road, BULLEEN, VIC 3105

Club News

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

Heidelberg  VIEW Club’s  Own Poet  Laureate!

When I’m retired one thing I might do

I could support needy children;

I could join Heidelberg VIEW!

A worthy ambition but good for me too.

As I’ll have lots of fun things that I can do.

A meeting each month, a film and an outing

Great friends I’ll be making without any doubting.

It’s simple to join; just call and come.

A new adventure in life for me has begun

Phone Joan on 03 9459 3889 to come along, no obligation to join, see if you would like to have some FUN!

 

September 2018 Luncheon

We enjoyed a very interesting guest speaker this month.  Jeremy from Heritage Victoria spoke about the identification of the remains of Ned Kelly and others using various forensic and historic techniques.  Ned Kelly was buried in The Old Melbourne Gaol after his execution but was then moved to Pentridge Prison, and while there was moved yet again within the grounds.  DNA technology was eventually the key to his identification and resulting final move to the Greta Cemetery in northern Victoria.  Jeremy's talk was absolutely riveting! 

At Heidelberg we enjoy a variety of interesting speakers organised by our very busy Program Officer Sandra.

 

 

Photo shows our President Roz Newis with a Mexican!  So totally incongruous to our talk on Ned Kelly, but surprising things can happen at Heidelberg VIEW.  (The Mexican was actually at a function adjacent to our meeting room at The Manningham Hotel.)

 

 

 

 

2018 June

June was yet another busy month for the members of Heidelberg View Club. The guest speaker at the monthly meeting was Trish from Trish’s Treasures.

Trish brought a range of jewellery and clothing and demonstrated various ways to tie scarves. Barbara and Heather diligently followed Trish’s instructions and wear their expertly tied scarves as shown in the pic. During the month members also attended the movie ‘The Leisure Seeker’ and enjoyed the following lunch.

Thirteen members also attended the VA Gala at the Karralyka Centre in Ringwood, along with 150 other View members. The theme for the day was ‘If You’re happy and You Know It”. The day coincided with the winter solstice so members wore their most colourful outfits to brighten the day.

We heard about the successes of The Smith Family programs from Learning For Life Leader Anne Marmion and the direct experience of a tertiary recipient of the LFL program. It was so rewarding for the audience to hear first-hand from Quynhi of the assistance and support that enabled her to complete a degree in Occupational Therapy.

As well as being enlightened we were also entertained! Laughter for Living had us laughing out loud and having fun, and the Sing Australia Heathmont Group sang their hearts out for us with songs old and new.

A wonderful day of View friendship, learning and enjoyment. The pic at the gala shows some of the happy members of Heidelberg View Club who attended.

 

May 2018 

It’s been another busy month for the members of Heidelberg View Club. We celebrated Mother’s Day with a miniature cyclamen plant gift for each member, a delicious meal and a very interesting speaker. Ian Crawford, the nephew of Hector, entertained us with his stories of some of the personalities and shows made famous by Crawford Productions, from Graeme Kennedy to Homicide to The Sullivans, we were enthralled!

Twelve members attended the VA01 trip to Portarlington, along with twenty members from the Eltham and Greensborough clubs.

The picture shown left: are some of our members seated in comfort enjoying the trip down. We all had a wonderful day!  A description of the day can be read in the VA01 section. 

  

Update 

 

 

2018 April

A very special birthday was celebrated by member Faye at this month’s meeting. Here is Faye, with president Roz presenting her with a colourful bouquet to mark the occasion. Faye is a highly valued and long-term member of the Heidelberg Club so a special celebration was warranted for her birthday!

The speaker(s) for the month were three impressive police officers from the Forensic Unit. They spoke about the range of techniques, skills, services and tools that are used to assist in solving crime. Some items, such as the over-suits that they wear to protect their clothing and also to ensure that the crime scene remains uncontaminated were shown. They also talked about the paths their careers had taken to reach their current positions in the Forensic Unit.

A powerpoint presentation was shown which highlighted the difference between their own work and the way forensic science investigations are depicted in TV shows such as CSI; very differently!

 It was a very interesting presentation.

National and Regional News

 

Heidelberg VIEW Club

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.

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Heidelberg VIEW Club

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.

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Heidelberg VIEW Club

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.

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Events Calendar

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

Sep 13

VIEW National Convention 2019

Save the Date for National Convention 2019