First WAVE VIEW Club was formed in 2001.
Currently, the Club sponsors nine 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 Monday each month (please note change of date and time)
- Held at Woodvale Tavern, 143 Trappers Drive, Woodvale 6026
- At 12.00 noon
- Dawn on 08 9342 8304 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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20th Birthday Celebrated
Western Australia First Wave VIEW Club opened in July 2001 and as the name suggests was the first VIEW Club in W.A. The club opened in the same year The Smith Family started in W.A to extend their Learning for Life Program.
A 20th birthday celebration was held at the Woodvale Tavern on 12th July with 100 ladies in attendance. Inaugural members, past members, ladies representing other VIEW clubs in WA and our own members and friends had a fabulous day reminiscing and celebrating. It was a pleasure to have GM TSF Anjie Brook attend this event and hear her speak about her newly appointed position with TSF. Amazing singer Chris Ehlers, who kept us entertained throughout the day. The Tavern had the venue decorated in VIEW colours which added to the atmosphere.
Guest Speaker LFS Christina Miller gave an inspiring touching story about her educational journey through TSF`s learning for life program. Christina`s journey started in the early years of her life and is now attending Murdoch University studying a law degree.
President Dawn acknowledged active inaugural members Barb Colson, Monica O'Donoghue, Marlene Gordon and Joan Newnham for their generosity and dedication given over the past 20 years. These ladies along with Lorraine Johnson and Val Baird were presented with their 20 year service badge
Over this time the club has raised thousands of dollars which has been donated towards The Smith Family`s Learning for Life programs and appeals. The amount of time given over the 20 years has been huge. Members participate in volunteering and fundraising activities to help disadvantaged children reach their potential through education. Presently the club is sponsoring 10 students.
Inaugural Members L-R: Val, Joan, Liz, Lorraine, Marlene, Monica, and sitting Barb
Anjie Brook and LFS Christina Miller
Anjie Brook receiving a cheque from President Dawn.
Wendy dancing with entertainer Chris Ehlers
Cutting the Cake
Inaugural Members cutting birthday cake L-R: Val, Joan, Jenni, Monica, Marlene, Lorraine, and front Barb.
Above photo: Inaugural Members and 20 year badges
- Top L-R: Val, Marlene, Lorraine;
- Bottom L-R: Joan, Monica, Barb
The Smith Family Ladies L-R: Julie McKay, Julie Anne Gray, and Anjie Brook
Above L-R: TSF Julie Anne Gray Anjie Brook Pamela Elsmore Julie McKay ZC Kris Behets President Dawn and in front LFS Christina Miller
Ladies enjoying the day
President Dawn and Marlene showing off new banner
March 2021 International Womens Day
Photo above at the April meeting
Farewell 2020 in Style
Celebrating VIEW's 60th Birthday in November 2020
Westminster Child and Parent Centre Thank you Lunch
2020 June - Photo Competition
Category No 4 Anything related to VIEW
Just love this photo Marie. Thanks very much for making the effort to match all your VIEW products and sending into the photo competition. You even managed to match up with your pot plants behind you.
Vera Daddow, Publicity Officer
"Rainbow Beanie Project"
President Dawn delivered around100 beanies (the First Wave ladies knitted) to TSF Westminster Child & Parent Centre. Not only beanies but crochet rugs, they will be used for dolls cots and an quilt with embroidered animals, which Julie will use to teach with. Julie was very appreciative of the beanies and knows they will be popular with the children. The club members and the centre are keen for more beanies and we all agreed to call it the “Rainbow Beanie Project”
(L-R) Dawn Gillis & Julie McKay
At our March (2020) meeting the club invited Susan Hampton-Mortlock from TSF Mirrabooka Support Centre as our guest speaker. Susan spoke about her work there as well as an insight into the LFL program.
(L-R) Monica, Susan and Barb.
Barbara Colson and VIEW in WA
At the December meeting of the First WAVE View club we presented Barbara Colson with a photobook memento of her VIEW life. Barb was, and is, the driving force for VIEW in Western Australia.
Presentation to Barb, by President Robyn
Zone Councillor Marlene Gordon with Barb
A poem about VIEW in the West written by Barbara Colson in 2005.
We now have a total of 7 VIEW clubs in WA.
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