Milton/Ulladulla VIEW Club
Milton/Ulladulla VIEW Club was formed in 1991.
Currently, the Club sponsors 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.
- Meeting Day on 4th Thursday of the month, with the exception of December.
- Commencing 11am for 11.30am;
- At the Dunn Lewis Centre, 141 St Vincents St. Ulladulla.
- President: Denise 02 4454 5299
- Vice-President: Cherrie 02 4454 4785
- Email: email@example.com
- Web: Sonia 0429 602 984
- Mailing address: PO Box 495, ULLADULLA 2539
Milton Ulladulla 2023 Committee
Photo L-R Seated: Past Zone Councillor Jeni; Assistant Secretary Maureen;
Standing L-R: Publicity Shu; President Denise; Vice-President and Delegate Cherrie; Acting Secretary and Treasurer Sonia; and Program Officer Wendy.
Absent from the photo are Program Officer Kerrie.
Welcoming New Member
During the meeting, President Denise presented new Member Alice with her name badge and welcomed her into VIEW.
President Denise with birthday girl Joan who is next month's guest speaker
Learning history about our twin towns
Members recently met at Dunn Lewis Centre for the Club’s monthly luncheon meeting. It was a smaller group than normal on a winter-like day. But the meeting room was cosy and filled with the warmth of friendship.
The highlight of the meeting was the talk given by the guest speaker Catherine Stewart from Milton-Ulladulla Historical Society. Catherine moved to this area a few years ago, soon she noticed that the twin towns of Milton and Ulladulla are only 7km apart. Also, they have two different postcodes where the area of postcode 2538 (Milton) is surrounded by a much larger area with post code 2539 (Ulladulla and surroundings). Why two?
Her curiosity and lifetime interest in history took Catherine on a journey back in history. Her research found the rivalry between the two Warden brothers in the 19th Century influenced the shaping of the twin towns, in terms of the location of roads, schools, post offices and court room.
Catherine's talk was informative, interesting, and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Everyone went home with a bit more knowledge about our towns.
Next month, the club will hear from Aunty Jeans Program on supporting Aboriginal people with/or at risk of chronic illness. Any women wishing to know more about the Club is welcome to contact Denise on 4454 5299.
President Denise with Catherine
Photo above L-R: NVP Elizabeth, Linda (10 Yrs), Joyce (30 Yrs), Kerry (10 Yrs), and NVP Evelyn
Entertainers L-R: Glenda and Carol
Members recently celebrated our 32nd birthday, at the Dunn Lewis Centre. Our Club was very privileged to have both of VIEW’s National Vice-President’s (NVP) attending, being Elizabeth and Evelyn, as well as VIEW’s South Coast Advisor, Past National Vice-President, Pat. We were also very pleased to have VIEW Members from St George’s Basin, Mollymook, Sussex Day, Sussex Evening and Ulladulla Evening, all attending our special day.
Congratulations to our Members who received their Decade Service Badges, being Kerry and Linda for 10 years and the very special Joyce, who at the wonderful age of 97 years young received her 30 year Badge; a truly wonderful achievement.
Following a scrumptious luncheon, we were entertained by the talented Carol and Glenda. While the day concluded with cutting the birthday cake, being carried out by President Denise and our Special VIEW guests.
Cutting the Cake L-R: Advisor PNVP Pat, President Denise, NVP Evelyn and NVP Elizabeth.
March Birthday ladies
Yumaro in 2023 March
Members were enthralled by guest speakers Vicky Turay and Di Mitchell from Yumaro. Established in 1984, Yumaro Incorporated is a registered charity and NDIS service provider offering meaningful employment, training, social connections, accommodation and other services.
Included among the many services and products they provide, are recycling of paper, cardboard and plastic, shredding of confidential documents, lawn mowing, sand bagging and nursery (Mullala). Serving people with a disability is at the heart of Yumaro’s mission.
L-R: Di Mitchell, Vicky Turay and President Denise
2023 BBQ Picnic in the Park
A very successful social get-together with Members was held in March, including a delicious BBQ lunch.
Many thanks to our lovely, hard working Program Officers, (pictured below) Wendy and Kerrie
Zephyr Lavender Farm Visits
The recent February luncheon meeting held at the Dunn Lewis Centre, was again a small gathering; however the ladies who did come were treated to a special afternoon when Guest Speakers Ros Christie and John Miskelly from the Zephyr Lavender Farm took centre stage. Ros spoke of their journey establishing their current business, which is situated on Comerong Island, a picturesque spot, just east of Nowra. Their five acres of the Island is Zephyr Farm, which provides a peaceful, idyllic haven for their business.
They have been farming lavender for eleven years, and although they no longer grow this beautiful plant, they currently craft, create and produce over eighty lavender-based products. Ros and John were interesting speakers and Members loved pursing, and in many cases purchasing, some of the huge variety of lavender products that were on display. Each product is handmade on the farm and is available via their website or through selected markets.
Christmas Celebrations In November 2022
Over thirty Club Members and guests attended our celebration gathering. There were Christmas hampers, 100 Club, champagne, and live music performed by the Two Tenors. We toasted for another year of good health and friendship, and sang along with Christmas tunes, while the delicious traditional christmas meal was served. It was a fun filled celebration enjoyed by all of the Club members and visitors.
President Cherrie thanked everyone for their commitment to the Club and encouraged more members to stand up within their own capability for the sustainability of the Club.
The Club is looking forward to returning in January 2023 when the all-important Annual General Meeting will be held, including the installation of the 2023 Committee.
We wish to extend our thanks to Michelle from Ulladulla Civic Centre, for her on-going support throughout the past couple of challenging years.
Photos above of Denise with the talented Two Tenors and our birthday ladies are on the right
97 Years Young
Vice-President Denise with the beautiful Joyce, celebrating her 97th birthday
September and October birthday girls
Community Connecting in 2022 October
Guest speaker for October was Matt Dell, representing Community Connect Southern Shoalhaven (CCSS), whose mission is to support local community groups and volunteers to better communicate, share, collaborate and succeed in their own goals and activities.
Matt explained CCSS's goal is to help community volunteers and groups to Connect, Communicate and Collaborate through assistance, advice, information, education, and regular public meetings. The overall plan to achieve these goals is to:
- Connect volunteers and groups for easier communication, collaboration and minimise competition – groups / events are more successful and sustainable through collaboration.
- Facilitate cost sharing through shared resources and attract additional financial support eg shared grants.
- Source affordable training and local shared opportunities.
- Improve information sharing and local awareness.
Matt offered on-going support for all Milton/Ulladulla and District organisations, and said he is happy to come back to speak to us.
Guest Speaker Matt Dell with Vic-President Denise
Set up and ready to go. Pictured L-R: Cherrie and Sonia (Milton Ulladulla); Mary (Mollymook) and Janelle (Ulladulla Evening)
The 'story-teller' in progress
During the Keynote Speakers Address
Community Connect Southern Shoalhaven (CCSS) recently held their inaugural Community Expo at the Ulladulla Civic Centre where sixty (60) local Community not-for-profit organisations came together to show their wares. This was run over the two floors of the Ulladulla Civic Centre and was a wonderful event which took many volunteer hours of the CCSS Committee to organise and coordinate. A highlight of the day were the Keynote speakers, being; Shane Fitzsimmons, former Commissioner of NSW Rural Fire Service, and currently the inaugural Commissioner for Resilience NSW; and Brett Kirk AFL Sydney Swans co-captain, and assistant coach.
VIEW was well represented on the day with our three local NG02 Clubs in the Milton Ulladulla area, being; Milton Ulladulla, Mollymook and Ulladulla Evening, combining together, to showcase our organisation to the community. A number of local ladies, some who were new to the area, stopped by with some showing an interest.
Pictured above: Janelle, Mary and Shu setting up.
Shane Fitzsimmons addressing a captive audience
Across The Alps
Brigitte with Vice-President Denise
Members enjoyed our delightful guest speaker Brigitte Nairn for her informative talk In Otzi's footsteps - A walk across the Alps.
Guided by pictures and talk, Club members journeyed with Brigitte from near Innsbruck in Austria to Merano in Italy. Members enjoyed the beautiful scenery of the trek across the Alps and got a glimpse into the huts and food along the way. It was a joinery through place and time.
More than 5000 years previously, a man scaled the mountains, fleeing hostile compatriots and succumbing to injury high up, near a pass in the Otztal Alps on the Italian-Austrian border. There he lay until 1991, when walkers strayed off the path and found him preserved in the ice. This glacial mummy was dubbed Otzi after the discovery site, and he is now housed in Bolzano, Italy.
In her talk, Brigitte also brought our attention to the contemporary issues that face this alpine wonderland. The melting snow is changing the landscape and adds stress to the unique biodiversity of the Alps.
Christmas In July 2022
Members enjoyed a fun filled day at our recent Christmas In July luncheon. It was great to see Nicki again with her Bagz'N'Bitz, enabling lots of 'necessary' shopping.
Members also enjoyed modelling the Spectacles in their varied designs and colours; in celebration of The Smith Family's one hundred year anniversary, an awesome milestone.
30 Year Service Award
Vice-President Denise acknowledged Lynne 30 years' membership with VIEW, and presented her with a badge. Well done Lynne.
A Taste of Paradise In 2022 June
Members were taken on a virtual tour to the Taste of Paradise Organic Farm, guided by our guest speaker Tim Francis. This Berry-based farm is a Not For Profit registered charity offering mentoring and work experience program for disadvantaged young people.
The Farm is all some kids need to find themselves, re-engage with the world, grow and thrive and learn the life skills. The young people who benefit from the Farm's programs come from a range of care situations with issues such as mental health, intellectual and physical disabilities and behavioural issues often relating to adult neglect and abuse.
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