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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. 

Committee 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.”

 

 

 

 

 

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas 2019

What a night we had for our Christmas party. 

We had a few games - Pass the Present; Rudolph heads and tails; and a Getting to Know you Game; where we all wrote down a random fact about ourselves and the other members had to guess if it was true or false! Some accomplished liars were exposed and the truth more often was stranger than fiction!

Santa paid us a visit and his happy elf helpers were on hand to hand out gifts. 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Women In The Forces

Monday 25th November we had the amazing Colleen Woolley as our guest speaker

An ex police officer Colleen has followed her passion and written a book - Arresting Women - about women in the police force in Australia throughout their history

Fascinating tales of strong women who followed their dreams and changed the system

It was also novel November with a book table laden with some great authors and books up for grabs ready for their new owners.

We raised $116!!

 

 

      

Oh What A Night!

At our October dinner  members were asked to bring something along for our “Make Bake or Grow” auction. 

Items included delicious cakes and slices, a surprising Halloween Green Marmalade, plants and some beautiful handmade blankets and hats. 

Some bidding wars broke out and we had a lot of fun.  We raised $473.50 for the six Learning for Life students we sponsor through The Smith Family. 

This will definitely be on the calendar again for next year.

 

 

 

Make Bake or Grow Success 

Mystery Auction in July

What a fabulous night we had with our Mystery Auction. Members brought items hidden in either a box, bottle or bag.

$376 was raised going towards our 6 Smith Family LFL students

Everyone got into the spirit of the evening with a few bidding wars keeping the auctioneer on her toes!

Lovely to welcome two new members, Noelle and Norma, who were presented with their membership badges.

                               

 

 

National and Regional News

 

Oakleigh Evening VIEW Club

2019 Area VA Gala

Members from Zones VA01, VA02 and VA03 attended the 2019 VA Gala at The Karralyka Centre in Ringwood. It may have been a rainy day outside but it was sunshine inside as the room buzzed with the excitement of a wonderful day of friendship, learning and fun.

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Oakleigh Evening VIEW Club

2019 Area VA Bunnings May VIEW Promotions

May 2019 Stephanie, on behalf of Thomastown Bunnings presented Sandi Muntisov, National Councillor Area VA, with 20 yellow pots of yellow and orange violas as well as a $50 Bunnings voucher.

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Oakleigh Evening VIEW Club

2019 May VA01

Eighteen members from three VA01 VIEW Clubs, Heidelberg, Banyule and Plenty Valley headed off together to the magnificent Mallee-Wimmera area of Victoria. The main focus of the trip was to view the amazing silo art that has been created over the past three or so years

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Events Calendar

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