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West Coast VIEW Club was formed in 2005.

Currently, the Club sponsors twenty three 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 1st Wednesday each month at 11.00am
  • Hillary's Yacht Club

Contact

 

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Where

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HILLARYS

65 Northside Drive, HILLARYS, WA 6025

Club News

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

June 2021

Our June meeting is always a must for book lovers. Members donate books, which are then purchased by other members. A big thank you to all members who helped out on the day and to Lynne who took all books left over to another charity.

A very big thanks must also go to Daniel Looker who is a friend of our President. For the second year Daniel has donated a considerable sum to our club to help with our sponsorship of Learning for Life students. 

Our guest speaker this month was Richard Offen, a Perth historian who gave us a very informative and at times surprising talk about the history of Perth. Richard has researched Perth for many years and written two books. Richard has presented at our meetings in the past and always keeps our members entertained with his stories.

Thelma was officially welcomed to West Coast VIEW with her badge. Members are also looking forward to our annual Christmas in July fundraiser.

Members also sent best wishes to member Jeanette and her husband who will both be coming to the end of their treatment for Cancer on the same day. We are hoping to see Jeanette at our July meeting.

 

 

  

April 2021 AGM

Our April meeting combined with a brief AGM as this was not held as usual in February when the meeting was cancelled.

Current office bearers were re-elected for 2021; President - Margaret; Vice President - Jacie; Secretary - Alison;  Assistant Secretary - Kathy; Treasurer - Cherylle; and Assistant Treasurer - Lynne.

The report from our Treasurer was a testament to a very hard working committee and support from club members. Despite such a hard year, we were still able to fund our 21 Learning for Life students as well as donations to the Smith Family.

Support for our local school in stationery items, book covering and breakfast club money was also generous.

Our Guest speaker, Judi Lane (Community Education Manager – Perkins Institute) talked to members about the valuable and truly amazing research undertaken at the Perkins Institute as well as a little about the wonderful Harry Perkins whose philanthropy and vision for a Medical Research Centre has enabled researchers to work on defeating the major diseases that impact our community.

 

May 2021

May came with a little cooler weather but did not dampen the spirits of the many members who attended our Mothers Day meeting This was despite the continuing uncertainty of a COVID outbreak and the need to wear a mask.

Many thanks to Sharon and her volunteers who outdid themselves in organizing raffle baskets and a big thank to Bunnings for the donations of potted chrysanthemum pots on each table which were raffled at the end of the day.

Thanks to Audrey for stepping in when the guest speaker organized by Daphne had to cancel.

At very short notice the Western Australian Newspaper’s travel editor Stephen Scourfield entertained our members with his own journey to travel writing and many experiences and friends he has made along that journey.

  

2021 International Womens Day

With another COVID shutdown for Perth, West Coast VIEW was unable to hold the February meeting. However, many congratulations must go out to our IWD Committee who, despite all odds, organised a wonderful March meeting to celebrate International Women’s Day.

What a great way to start the year and catch up again with old friends. The work by Sharon, Jude and all the members who garnered donations and organised such a large number of baskets for our raffle certainly helped our fundraising efforts. The table settings were just beautiful and Wendy, who once again donated her time as MC, gave the occasion her special touch.

Guest speakers Ian Moore (GM for Smith Family WA), Myra Ugle (Learning for Life Student) and Rebecca Tomkinson (CEO Royal Flying Doctor Service of WA) all gave heart warming and inspiring talks. It was sad to hear that Ian Moore is leaving The Smith Family and will be missed. However, It was very clear, from listening to Myra, just how much of an impact Ian has had with the Learning for Life Students. He will be such an asset to Richmond Wellbeing where he will take up his role as CEO.

A generous donation by Maria Bristow, on behalf of her dance club must be acknowledged with many thanks.

The day finished on a high note with Jay Weston singing songs by Roy Orbison and Neil Diamond.

March 2021

 

 

 

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National and Regional News

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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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Registration now open - VIEW National Convention

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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.