Inverloch VIEW Club was formed in 1998.
Currently, the Club sponsors five Smith Family Learning for Life students and is actively involved in fundraising activities to raise donations for The Smith Family programs.
We are always open to new members, so please get in touch today and come and see what it's all about.
- Meeting Day on 4th Tuesday each month
- Held at the Inlet Hotel
- At 12 noon
- Jill Steer, President 03 5674 3144
- Jill Widmer, Secretary 03 5674 3910.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
March 13th - Morning Tea and sausage sizzle at the Glades. Meet for coffee at the Inlet Hotel at 11am, then over the road for sausages, coleslaw and slice. Cost is $5 per person (bring along friends) and it’s BYO drinks and glasses.
March 27th - Monthly VIEW meeting at the Inlet hotel for lunch.
Note April - it is an important year for us as we will be celebrating our 20 birthday in April this Year.
President Jill Steer, New Zone Councillor for area VB03, Ann Keating, and Secretary, Jill Widmer
Ann Keating attended our first meeting and the Annual General Meeting and presented badges to all the office Bearers. She spoke of her return to the role of Zone Councillor after a break of about 6 or 8 years. She talked of the role that VIEW clubs play in the Smith Family’s Organisation.
We thanked our former Zone councillor Trish Brooks for her support.
Guest Speaker Sister Joan Healy
Inverloch VIEW club was honoured this month to have as our guest speaker Sister Joan Healy. Joan is pictured here with her two sisters, Veronica Fennessy on the left, and Ann Humphis on the left.
Talking to Joan prior to her presentation she talked of her connection with South Gippsland. Apart from having two sisters living here, Joan's first teaching appointment was to Loch primary school in the 1950s when she was just 18. Her parents put her on steam train from Melbourne to Loch. She lived in the pub until a local family offered her accommodation. It's a small world isn't it?
Joan is a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph who has lived among Cambodians since she began working in a refugee camp on Cambodia's border in 1989, around the time of Pol Pot's reign.
When the population of the camp was relocated back to Cambodia, she was invited to mentor efforts to rebuild community in villages divided by civil war. Until 1997 her home was in a village at the edge of Battambang in the war-torn north of the country.
During her talk she constantly referred to the her role as being behind the locals who were working to rebuild their country, not leading them. Joan talked of the continued dangers faced by many of the Cambodians leading this rebuild. She spoke of the resilience of the people and of the love and the sacrifices they made in helping each other. She also talked of the poverty and of the struggles the people have.
Many VIEW members reflected afterwards on how lucky we are living in this country. Joan continues to be invited back to Cambodia to facilitate, and share her experience of education and human development.
Making a Difference
Photo is of Trish Brooks, Zone Councillor, on the left, presenting flowers to Jean Robinson, on the announcement of her “Making a Difference” award. Jean is the first VIEW Club member in our Zone to be acknowledged with this award.
Outgoing President - Thank You
Photo is of our outgoing president Jill Widmer being presented with flowers by our assistant secretary Lorraine Gray. Jill worked tirelessly for our club over many years. She is not retiring, she is taking on the position of Secretary, and will, no doubt, put her energy into this role.
VIEW and The Smith Family Recycling Operation
VIEW Clubs in NSW an the ACT have joined forces with The Smith Family's recycled clothing business to help promote Smith Family retail stores and the need for good quality clothing donations.Read more...