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Inverloch VIEW Club

About

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.

When

  • Meeting Day on 4th Tuesday each month
  • Held at the Inlet Hotel
  • At 12 noon

Contact

Where

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INVERLOCH

The Inlet Hotel, 3-5 The Esplanade, INVERLOCH, VIC 3996

Club News

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

 

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.

National and Regional News

 

Inverloch VIEW Club

Developing VIEW Clubs

Continuing to grow existing clubs and creating new clubs remains just as important today as it was 55 years ago when a small group of women met with the object of forming the very first VIEW Club.

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Inverloch VIEW Club

VIEW's volunteering role

VIEW Club members are some of the most active volunteers for The Smith Family. Members assist at after school Learning Clubs, mentor students, supervise students in the reading program and assist in many Smith Family offices around the country.

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Inverloch VIEW Club

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.

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Events Calendar

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

Mar 12

International Women's Day Victoria Luncheon

Come and celebrate the achievements of women past and present with VIEW members and friends at the VIEW Clubs Victoria International Women's Day Luncheon.

Jul 23

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….

Sep 10

60th Anniversary Gala - South Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne to the Mornington Peninsula & Gippsland

Save the date - celebration of VIEW's 60th Anniversary.