Mollymook VIEW Club
Mollymook VIEW Club was formed in 1981.
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 2nd Monday of the month,
- 10.30 for 11.00 am
- Dunn Lewis Centre, 141 St Vincent's Street, ULLADULLA 2539
- Email: Sarah firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
2021 Birthday Celebrations
In the current doom and gloom COVID climate, Mollymook members and guests were happy to be able to come together to celebrate a wonderful milestone, being their 40th birthday celebrations on 9th August 2021. Long time, President Mary presided over the day featuring a wonderful lunch, lots of laughter and chatter as well as the superb entertainment from Jackie B.
Photo below is of Past Zone Councillor Fay Kastelin (centre), herself a member for 34 years, presenting a number of members with their long term service pins.
Photo above L-R: Liz (10 yrs) Jan (40 yrs) Lorna (30 yrs) Fay, Jan (30 yrs) Jocelyn (10 yrs) and Mary (40 yrs)
40 Years Young in August
Photo above: President Mary with the beautiful birthday cake.
Mollymook VIEW finished 2018 on a high with a wonderful Christmas luncheon with many guests including Shelley Handcock MP and Councillor Jo Gash.
Fay, Shelley, Mary and Jo cut the Christmas cake
Cutting the cake
During August, members and guests of Mollymook VIEW Club celebrated a wonderful 37th birthday, with a scrumptious lunch and some great entertainment.
May Meeting and visit to Mogo Zoo
Guest speaker Louise Grossfeldt and club member Helen Millington.
Lesley Desreaux feeding the Giraffe
Photo on right Mollymook VIEW Club Members and Friends at Mogo Zoo
Mollymook VIEW Club held their monthly meeting at Mollymook Bowling Club on Monday 8th May, followed by luncheon. The guest speaker was Louise Grossfeldt, a Curator at Mogo Zoo and a primate husbandry specialist and conservationist. Louise spoke about the diverse program conducted at Mogo Zoo, 10 km south of Batemans Bay, and her prior experience at Taronga Zoo. Mogo Zoo is home to over 200 animals of 41 rare and exotic species and has an extensive range of primates, and includes the only white lion pride in Australia.
On the following Wednesday 10th May Members and Friends of Mollymook VIEW Club travelled to Mogo Zoo for a first hand encounter with the many and varied species who call Mogo Zoo home. Members had a marvelous day which featured Giraffe feeding, a variety of exhibits, viewing of the white lion pride, a truly unique experience.
The next attraction for VIEW Club Members is the Jazz Afternoon Tea with the Pigeon House Jazz Band at the Dunn Lewis Centre, Ulladulla on Sunday June 18th 1.30 pm for 2 pm - cost is $30 pp which includes $5 worth of raffle tickets, a delicious afternoon tea, and a glass of bubbly on arrival. The theme is High Tea at the Ritz circa 1934. There will be prizes for the best dressed Lady and Gentleman, BYO allowed.
Please contact Margo on 44551652 for tickets.
Thoughts on Anzac Day
My brother went to war in Vietnam
When he was only twenty-one
We went to Vietnam on holiday
Years later, just to have fun.
My brother saw horror and bloodshed
Since then he has nightmares at night
We had an interesting time
Taking in all the sights.
My brother was a gentle boy
But learnt to shoot and kill
We went from Saigon to Hanoi
Wonderful day to fill.
My brother went into a minefield one day
To rescue a man who’d been trapped
And we went cruising on Halong Bay
And were absolutely rapt.
My father was a prisoner of war
Ina stalag long ago.
But we now have German friends
Whom we’re very glad to know.
I love the story of Christmas Eve
Way back in World War One,
When the soldiers came together
Played soccer, shared cigarettes and rum.
Our common humanity should unite us,
In helping to shape our earth.
But we look for the things that divide us
Like colour and language and birth.
I hope for an end to conflict
Between religions and people and nations,
And that we all reach out to each other,
With kindness and love and patience.
No more hate, I know it’s a pipedream
But wouldn’t it be great if we were all
On the same team.
© Margo Lester 2017
13 May 2016
Zone NGO2 Councillor Fay Kastelein from Mollymook VIEW Club hosted the annual Church Service and conference for VIEW Clubs Australia on Friday 13th May 2016. Eight clubs from Sussex Inlet to Moruya were represented by 76 VIEW Members.
The Theme of the church service was ‘That’s what Friends are for’, a beautiful rendition of the theme was sung by the Acappella singers from the Milltones. Special guests were Shoalhaven Councillor Patricia White, standing in for Mayor Joanna Gash, National Councillor Pat McRae and Rev Tony Davies. Ulladulla Evening VIEW club member Maurene Hawkins was the organist.
The conference was held at the Dunn Lewis Centre beautifully decorated by Gayle Dunn and her team who prepared a delicious lunch. Guest speaker Sian Hulland from the Smith Family Learning for life centre in Nowra gave a power point presentation of the Learning for life program. Sian then introduced Mr Bill Muldoon and his student daughter Kirsten, who delighted the members with their story and how the Smith Family has helped them through adversity. Both Bill and Kirsten want to give back by volunteering for the Smith Family as a way of thanks.
National Vice President Gloria Walter travelled from Sydney and gave an insight into her role. Gloria was very impressed after listening to the eight Presidents give their reports of the excellent work the 8 clubs are doing as volunteers, especially with supporting 24 students throughout their education.
Sue McMahon Delegate, Helen Wilfred President, Monica Morrison Ass Treasurer Ulladulla Evening Club and Jan Thompson Past National Vice President Mollymook club
Sian Hulland The smith Family Support Worker Nowra, Bill Muldoon and daughter LFL student Kirsten Muldoon.
Fay Kastelein Zone councillor NGO2, Pat McRae National councillor Area NG and National Vice President Gloria Walter
National Councillor Area NG, Pat McRae, also gave and inspiring talk about the role she has supporting 21 clubs in her area and thanked the clubs represented for their generous donations of stationary for the LFL students, Clothes for the Smith Family and money raised on the day.
VIEW stands for Voice Interest Education of Women and is a proud sponsor of The Smith Family, there are three clubs in Ulladulla area, and we would like to welcome any new member to either club. For information phone Fay Kastelein 44556425.
Fay Kastelein Zone Councillor NGO2
National and Regional News
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The Smith Family Dream Run with Sylvania
In June 2021, The Smith Family’s fundraiser fitness challenge, “Dream Run”, is being taken up by Ann-Maree Holmes and Margaret Packwood of Sylvania VIEW Club. Their team name is “Sylvania VIEW Club”.Read more...
Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley becomes VIEW’s very first Patron
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Senator Marise Payne visits
Senator Marise Payne visits Senator Marise Payne recently visited several communities along the NSW South Coast, spending a few hours in Batemans Bay, where both Senator Payne, and her escort, Senator Jim Molan, were hosted by VIEW Clubs of Australia NG02 Zone.Read more...
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.