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Oakleigh Evening VIEW Club

About

Oakleigh Evening VIEW Club was formed in 1994.

Currently, the Club sponsors six 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 Monday each month, with December meeting 2nd Monday
  • Held at the R.S.L. Club
  • At 6.30 pm

Contact

Claire on 03 9563 3855  or  Mob:  0400175039

oakleighevening.viewclub@gmail.com

Where

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OAKLEIGH

Drummond Street, OAKLEIGH, VIC 3166

Club News

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

Meet our 2021 Committe

 

A successful AGM with a new committee sworn in!!

We also raised $360 by people bringing items for a Silent Auction.

June 2021

Thank you to Alice Mahar from the Corner Store Network for coming to speak at our VIEW meeting last night. Her brother Jake came along to help with the tech side of the presentation

The feedback from the meeting was admiration for the work carried out in developing better conditions for farmers in Timor-Leste by paying them a fair wage and price for their produce. 

Preserving local fruit and produce, roasting coffee and planting trees underpin the aim of achieving food justice for the people of Timor-Leste.

The Corner Store

2021 April

On April 26th we had a fabulous evening learning the history of the trailblazing Dame Nellie Melba from Sue Thompson our guest speaker. 

It was also plant night and the green thumbs had certainly been busy filling the trading table with plants to sell.  Total raised from our plant sale was $240!!!

Photo above of guest speaker Sue

 

 

 

 

Plants in abundance

Honouring Dot

Our club paid a fitting tribute to Dot who passed away recently. Aged in her 90s Dot was one of our founding members. She always organised the cake stalls each year. In her honour we held “Dot’s Cake Stall” at our March meeting and raised over $340. 

 

 

Guest Speaker via Zoom in March 2021

We also held our first guest speaker via ZOOM.

 

Christmas Celebrations

After Melbourne’s long Lock-down, forty-three members and guests were ecstatic to enjoy the first face to face meeting since February, for our annual Christmas Party!!

Everyone so enjoyed catching up with old friends, welcoming new friends, playing games and just being able to be together. Pass the candy cane was a fun game!! 

The club welcomed two new members by presenting them with their membership badges; as well as welcoming another lady who joined on the night!!

 

 

 

December 2020

 

 

Zoom with Julian Mather

 

 

In November 2020 

Julian Mather held us all enthralled whilst listening to him on our ZOOM Club meeting last Monday evening.

He told very simply about ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. His book The Second Best Job in the World  is full of stories about his life as an ABC cameraman.

 

 

2020 October

After many months of Lockdown it was so good to meet at Warrawee Park this morning!! Eighteen people altogether but we spread out and stayed COVIDSAFE!

Emerging from Lockdown

 

 

Oakleigh Evening continues to Thrive

Our September ZOOM meeting last night featured a talk by Mandar Nelson who related her experiences of living with autism.

She was an engaging speaker who gave our members an interesting insight into her “colourful life”. Many questions were asked and answered during and after her talk.

Zooming in September 2020

           

2020 August Zooming

For the August ZOOM meeting we were lucky enough to have Kate Wengier, a dietitian, as guest speaker.

Kate is the founding member of Foost which has one main mission: to encourage people to eat colourfully, therefore increasing people’s intake of fruit and vegetables; it’s literally that simple.

Her presentation gave us much “food for thought”.

 

 

 

 

 

  

Zooming into July

A ZOOM meeting was held in July; and we were honoured to have Brendan Scott as guest speaker.

He sang songs and told us about his life as an entertainer. We sang along in our own homes to many of the familiar songs he played. 

 

 

 

2020 May

During May Oakleigh Evening held mini meetings, Zoom meetings and, an online auction of items members donated, which raised $265.

People were contacted by phone if they were still in isolation. Staying connected is so important especially at this time.

 

Lockdown Innovation

 

Zoom in 2020

Quite an historic occasion.

Our club’s first Zoom video committee meeting. Lots of discussion about how to keep in touch with all our members. We have a phone tree happening for people who are not on social media, or email etc.

Due to the cancelling of the usual monthly meetings as the result of COVID 19, we are going to try and set up mini meetings via video.

 

2020 February

Great start to Oakleigh VIEW AGM with a full committee receiving their badges of office. The Silent Auction of donated goods raised $126. 

All funds raised go towards the sponsorship of our 6 Learning for Life students through The Smith Family charity.”

 

 

 

 

 

National and Regional News

 

Oakleigh Evening VIEW Club

Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley becomes VIEW’s very first Patron

VIEW Clubs of Australia (VIEW) is delighted to announce Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley as the organisation’s first ever Patron.

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Oakleigh Evening VIEW Club

Registration now open - VIEW National Convention

The 55th VIEW National Convention will be held in Adelaide, SA from 10-12 September 2021.

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Oakleigh Evening VIEW Club

People's Choice Credit Union Lottery

Lottery is now closed. Thank you to all those that participated.

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Events Calendar

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

Sep 10

VIEW National Convention 2021

We are pleased to announce the 55th VIEW National Convention will be held in Adelaide, SA from 10-12 September 2021.