Branxton Day VIEW Club
Branxton Day VIEW Club was formed in 1988.
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 Thursday of the month at 11.00am
- Greta Workers and Sports Club
Bethany - 0419 429 364
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2023 Branxton Day VIEW Club Committee
L–R Back Row, Pam McDonald, Yvonne Bell, Elizabeth Johnson and Carmel Munzenberger
L-R Front Row, Bethany Oldfield, Margaret Wilson, Judy Spillard, Kathy Labour, Kate Gore and Denise Hungerford
2023 Fashion Parade Fundraiser
Four of our Club Members and two lovely local ladies who are always willing to support our fundraising efforts.
NA02 International Women's Day 2023
Sixty-four VIEW Members and friends from Branxton, Muswellbrook Denman and as far away as Kuring-gai Club in Sydney attended a highly successful NA02 International Women’s Day luncheon at the Greta Workers Club.
It was a privilege to hear three inspirational local women speak about the paths their lives have taken and how their chosen careers have embraced equity and equality in what were once considered to be a male dominated domain.
Chief Petty Officer Cath Harvey, who is now the Maritime Personnel Manager at HMAS Waterhen, spoke about her 29 year career in the Royal Australian Navy, which has been responsible for her seeing duty in many places including the China Sea and Suez Canal as well as serving in the land-locked country of Afghanistan when the R.A.N. was commissioned to assist NATO. Her thought-provoking talk generated a very interesting Q and A session and much discussion afterwards.
Bronwyn Musgrove from Cessnock is the General Manager of the Hunter Plant Operators School (HPOTS). As a mature age student at Newcastle University, she took the opportunity to do an extra course that has enabled her to teach numeracy and literacy to adults – a skill she uses in her role at HPOTS where she frequently meets young men and women, who are disadvantaged because of having left school without being able to read. She made the comment that mine managers and other employers like employing female plant operators as they tend to treat the machinery more gently than the fellows!
The third and final speaker for the day was the Reverend Amanda Brockwell who is the minister for the Branxton Greta Lochinvar Anglican Parish. She spoke about the changes she has noticed for women in the 21st Century. Women as Anglican ministers is still slow to occur in many parishes but their value is gradually bringing about a change in thinking.
It was a wonderful day with plenty of opportunity for fun and friendship that saw Voice, Interests and Education of Women in action. A huge thank you to Branxton VIEW for organising such a great day.
The last word, however, must go to Christopher Robin via Bronwyn Musgrove and his advice to all women:
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.
L–R: Cath Harvey, Bronwyn Musgrove and Reverend Amanda Brockwell
On Thursday, 9 February 2023, Branxton VIEW Club held their Elections and Annual General Meeting, with 22 members attending, and were thrilled to get a full committee for 2023 which included two members who had only been members for just over a year!
Branxton are hosting an International Women’s Day together with Denman and Muswellbrook on 8 March and will also be holding a fashion parade on 3 April which is one of their major fun raisers with money going towards supporting their seven Learning for Life students.
Members are looking forward to an exciting year full of friendship and fun.
“On Thursday December 8, 2022 Branxton VIEW Club celebrated Christmas at the Greta Workers Club. Sixty eight attended which included Branxton members, NA02 Zone Councillor Dianne Whitten, members from Cessnock VIEW Club, and friends from the local community. Those present were entertained by the Sing Australia Maitland choir with a variety of songs including Christmas carols. As always, the room was full of friendship, laughter and chatter.
Branxton VIEW club has 30 members and sponsors seven Learning for Life students, three are seniors which is a wonderful effort.”
Branxton VIEW members and guests 2022 IWD
Muswellbrook VIEW members and Guests IWD 2022
Anne-Louise O'Connor Past National President and Dianne Whitten Zone Councillor NA02
2022 March International Women's Day
The IWD held on 24 March 2022, hosted by NA02 clubs Branxton, Denman and Muswellbrook was a great success.
MC for the day, NA02 ZC, Dianne Whitten coordinated two of the speakers Tracey Ward on Sustainability and Marina Lee-Warner on Homelessness on two of the VIEW Clubs resolutions.
Anne-Louise O’Connor, PNP, spoke about VIEW, The Smith Family and the work we do supporting disadvantaged Australia children with their education saying there was a need to ‘Break the Bias’, the theme for IWD, early.
Simone Bailey talked about the challenges of getting her first book published, she has since written three books, and Amelia Berasconi, Upper Hunter ABC radio breakfast announcer, spoke of the importance of keeping the local community informed on importance issues.
All in all a great day, with VIEW members from Branxton, Denman, Muswellbrook, Redhead and Wangi Wangi as well as many guests attending, full of friendship and fun.
A big thank you to NA02 for hosting such a wonderful day.
Guest Speakers IWD 2022
l-r Anne-Louise O’Connor, PNP, Simone Bailey, Marina Lee-Warner, Tracy Ward and Amelia Berasconi.
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We have some great events coming up, take a look at the calendar and get involved!
VIEW National Convention 2023
We are pleased to announce the 56th VIEW National Convention will be held in Hobart, TAS from 8-10 September 2023.