Bayswater City VIEW Club was formed in 2013.
Currently, the Club sponsors seven 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 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10 am for 10.30 am
- The Bayswater Tennis Club
- Rena 0434 392 327 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
Walking into Spring 2020
A cheerful bunch of walkers completed the 5km lap of Yokine Reserve in September. We walked at a comfortable pace and exchanged our news on the way round, and finished with a delicious morning tea.
We asked our children, and grandchildren as well as friends, to return a favour and sponsor us. It was a very successful outing and fundraiser.
Lots of cheerful walkers
Living with MS and Research on Medical Cannabis
Jason Jordon, pictured below with Vice President Pam and Program Officer Jo, was a fantastic and energetic speaker. You would not have known he had been suffering MS for quite a few years.
Using prescribed medical cannabis has taken him from just about being in a wheelchair to how you see him now. He now walks, and possibly runs, with no aids or limp. Amazing!!
Welcome Back to 2020 in July
Hooray!! We held our first meeting back on 14th July at our new premises; the Bayswater Tennis Club. A bright and spacious room looking out over tennis courts. It was great to see the many cheerful faces and to hear that no one from our club had fallen victim to the virus.
Rena, our wonderful president, introduced two new members, Evelyn and Bev, to the meeting and already Evelyn has offered to help out at setting up for our upcoming birthday lunch!
Two more ladies were also welcomed and they stayed behind after the meeting to fill out forms to join us - fantastic, we are growing!
New Members Welcomed
Photo above: President Rena with Evelyn and Bev
Former LFL student Shanie Ryan with President Lyn Cooper.
Ian Moore with a couple of the raffle winners.
Bayswater City VIEW Club celebrated its 6th Birthday on 13th August at Dianella Community College Hospitality Training Centre where the students supplied a wonderful morning tea. Former LFL student, Shanie Ryan, spoke on how she and her family had benefited from being on the Learning for Life program. Shanie has now left school, did some travelling overseas and is now back studying at Curtin University. Ian Moore spoke on The Smith Family moving forward and we were entertained by Rod Popham on the ukulele. A very successful and enjoyable morning.
Entertainer Rod Popham on the ukulele
Below is a group photo of our members who recently raised the amazing sum of $2,800.00 conducting a "Walk in the Park" . Members canvassed family and friends to sponsor them for the walk, around the Yokine Park, approximately 5 kilometres.
The Yokine Bowling Club provided us with a venue to meet and hold our delicious morning tea, which was supplied by members. Our day was a huge success and enjoyed by all.
On Tuesday 25 June, Year 11 and 12 Senior Debaters (Declan Tonkin, Imogen Bowley, Emily Camilleri, Xavier Jarvis, Sofia Vecchio and Joshua Fairweather, along with chairperson Anisha Jain and timekeeper Mariella Pizzolante) took centre stage in the eLearning Centre for a feature debate on the topic of homelessness concerning older women. Thirty members of the City of Bayswater VIEW Club were invited guests. The afternoon was a great success. Well done teams!
The VIEW Club is active in our local community supporting the education of disadvantaged Australian children. Through fundraising activities and social events, members raise money that goes directly to The Smith Family’s learning and mentoring programs for disadvantaged students.
VIEW Club member, Mrs Rena O’Sullivan, commended our students for carefully addressing the issue of homelessness:
“I did like the idea of reminding the listeners that these women could be ‘your grandmother’ and that there is a social and moral obligation to care for vulnerable people.
It was very enlightening for us to meet these articulate and engaging young people and we wish all your students all the best for their studies.”
Ms Karen de Bijl & Ms Ann Franich
May Walk In The Park
Earlier in the month we held a walk-a-thon. It was a lot of fun with as much talking as walking going on.
Many of the members brought friends along for the walk in the Park - there were 30 ladies in total, and a substantial amount was raised on the day. The members who were not able to walk provided a wonderful morning tea at the finish.
Glenice, Kim and Pat, the Morning tea ladies
Vinnies and Bunnings visit in May
Yoke Lim from St. Vincent De Paul informed us of the amazing job ‘Vinnes’ do in and around Perth. From feeding the homeless nutritious meals, proving short term and half way accommodation for the homeless, emergency accommodation for families, providing clothing and furniture to the needy, counselling services as well as their many charity retail outlets around Perth. They are about to open two more outlets in our suburbs. We applaud the huge contribution they make in easing the difficulties many face in our communities.
We also had a visit from Bunnings personnel bearing donations of: hats, pencil cases, rulers, pens, bears, water bottles etc., to go to local schools supported by The Smith Family. Our members are are distributing now.
Amanda Stevenson, Programme Coordinator, The Smith Family, Midland Office, was the guest speaker at our March meeting.
Elizabeth, Marilyn and Linda reading the Club History
At our April meeting we had a very interesting speaker, Ann Begg, from 5W (Women Welcome Women World Wide). Below is a picture of Ann with our Vice President, Pam Burton.
Ann told us of her various travels around the world, and Australia, staying with other 5W women. This greatly helps to cut the cost of travel!! Ann has also hosted many interesting women from around the world.
I think a few of our members, who love to travel, will be thinking of joining 5W in the future!
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