WA Western Suburbs 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 also involved with The Smith Family run Roseworth Child and Parent Centre which we ﬁnd most satisfying
We welcome new members, so please get in touch today and come and see what it’s all about. We’ll make you very welcome.
- Meeting Day on 4th Wednesday each month at 10.00am
- Mt Claremont Community Centre
- Book Club on 1st Wednesday each month. Held at Cambridge Library ( Floreat Forum), at 10am- 12noon
- Outings On 2nd Wednesday each month. Held at diﬀerent place - check our Facebook Page
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
Meet Our 2021 Committee
20th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS:
Members, friends and other VIEW clubs are all invited to attend our BIG 20TH BIRTHDAY LUNCH, 24th November at Tee Box Café. A very special achievement, twenty years of great work in conjunction with The Smith Family, to help change the lives of Australian children who are living in disadvantaged and challenging circumstances.
Again, THANK YOU to the Committee and to ALL members, for your ongoing interest and efforts to grow and develop our club, to sponsor increasing numbers of students and to provide a club which offers friendship and social links to others in our community
October 2021 Update
Suddenly, we seem to be nearing the end of 2021, our second year of COVID-19. How fortunate are we in WA, to be able to attend our monthly VIEW Club meetings, host great guest speakers and enjoy a wide variety of stimulating outings; including AFL Grand Final for some members!!!
As members of VIEW, we have so much to be thankful for – increase in membership to 55, extending our “Learning for Life” sponsorship of students to 9, with a possibility of a further increase to 10, (all paid up until February 2023). Very strong ongoing support for the Roseworth Child and Parent Centre run by The SMITH FAMILY. A huge THANK YOU to club members and the Committee for all their hard work and fund raising to support The SMITH FAMILY children’s charity.
Due to the diligent efforts of Club President Jennifer, and Program Officer Raelene, our club has enjoyed having a number of very interesting monthly outings and some amazing guest speakers.
As follows Guest Speakers since July:
Hon. Celia Hammond Federal Member for Curtin, Rebecca Maddern – Royal Flying Doctor Service, Susan Hampton-Mortlock – The SMITH FAMILY.
Outings since August:
Pines Restaurant – Bentley TAFE College, Spring walk around Jackadder Lake, visit to Woodman Point Quarantine Station (1851-1979)- this later outing generated a sense of déjà vu as this site was also used during Spanish Flu pandemic.
Spring Walk photos around Jackadder Lake
Photos above show members and sights at Woodman Point Quarantine Station
Other Points Of Interest:
This year our Club has had five articles published in the POST, a local community newspaper, all articles relating to WSVC and the work of members in supporting The SMITH FAMILY.
Members also enjoyed a work-social occasion when a fund- raising event was held at Blue Illusion fashion outlet at the Floreat Forum. Staff provided nibbles and drinks and organised a fashion parade for our members, who then shopped!! Well done shoppers as a percentage of all the sales went to the Club.
For further information about our guest speakers and outings etc please go to the WSVC Facebook.
Western Suburbs Thrives in 2021
Our Club has continued to be highly active and productive, with meetings being very well attended; our only hiccup was in April when a COVID lockdown resulted in cancellation of that month’s meeting. Since then, several new members have joined and been warmly welcomed into our club; five new members were presented with membership badges at the June meeting. Each meeting has also attracted a growing number of visitors, with nine (9) joining us for the June meeting!
Treasurer, Ros Smith, received a Special Award certificate for her fund raising ideas - quite simple but so effective; coin collection, which has now has raised $1800.00, and containers for change has brought in $240.00. Well done Ros!! The club payment for our Learning for Life students for 2022 has been sent and received, so next payment not due until February 2023.
Our Club continues to support Roseworth Child and Parent Centre, and we are currently collecting non- perishable foods at the request of the Centre. We have had great support from the Post Newspaper, and have had a second article published, focussing on The SMITH FAMILY Winter Appeal.
2021 is a BIG year as we will be celebrating our 20th Birthday in the latter part of the year, and will keep you posted on the details. The Committee has this special event well planned and organised!!
Thank you to all members of WSVC for your great work and support this year.
Interesting Topics and Activities
Our Club does an outstanding job on the social aspects of VIEW, helping us to maintain a positive work-life balance by providing excellent guest speakers as well as a wide range of stimulating outings/activities:
- Guest Speakers: John Thornton (Regal Theatre), Bret Christian (Post Newspaper).
- Outings: Blue Lotus Cafe Waldeck Nursery, Guildford Museum, and Fremantle Army Museum.
Many thanks to Raelene Hoffmann and Jennifer Allen for organising these for our club.
Western Suburbs has leapt into 2021 with great energy and enthusiasm! We have held our AGM and the newly elected officer bearers and committee have the year well organised. We have had monthly outings - tour of His Majesty's Theatre, visit to Guildford Museum and during April we have members attending Rockingham VIEW Club 18th birthday and later in the month members will have a guided tour of WA renovated and renamed Perth Museum - Bools Bardip..
Our club has made a donation of $600.00 to purchase Joy Spreaders - Reading Resources and Let's Count. We hold regular book sales of materials donated by members and $100.00 raised was spent on Reading Resources.
It looks like being a wonderful year for our club as we support and contribute as a valued part of The Smith Family.
Books for Sale
A Visit to His Majesty's Theatre
February Visit to the WA Art Gallery
Icons Of Influence City Walk
October Wildflower Walk in Kings Park
At the Shipwreck Museum
Presentation of 10 Year Pins in 2020
During October, three of our members received their 10 year service pins from Zone Councillor, Kris Behets.
Photo Above L-R: Glen, Kris (Zone Councillor), Janny and Doreen.
August 2020 and Great to be Back
Our first meeting after the COVID restrictions were eased in WA, was held in August. Photos show everyone chatting and catching up and also, our speaker, one of our members Ali Gardiner.
It was a great morning and everyone was thrilled to be back.
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