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
- Geraldine, Secretary 0417 511 103
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
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.Read more...
People's Choice Credit Union Lottery
Want a chance to win a new car [1st prize Toyota RAV4 GXL 2WD (valued at $39,516); 3rd Prize Toyota Corolla Ascent 5 Door Hatch (valued at $25,728)] , or perhaps LG Signature Pack (valued at $29,497) or any one of the other 97 fabulous prizes in the raffle pool worth over $360,000.Read more...
VIEW Parliamentary Mention
Ms JODIE HARRISON (Charlestown) made a Private Member's Statement in Parliament on Tuesday 22 May 2018Read more...
Sydney 60th Anniversary Celebration - Sydney
We are pleased to announce VIEW's 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Celebrations will be held in Sydney on Thursday 23 July 2020. You are invited to come and join in the fun and celebrations….
60th Anniversary Gala - South Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne to the Mornington Peninsula & Gippsland
Save the date - celebration of VIEW's 60th Anniversary.
WA State Conference - 2020
The idea of holding a Development Conference is to spread the word about VIEW and The Smith Family to a wider audience in WA, as well as give local women and those new to VIEW the opportunity to attend a “Convention-like” event.