Sylvania VIEW Club
Sylvania VIEW Club was formed in 1961.
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 3rd Wednesday of the month
Barbara Miller 02 9528 8672
Austria to Australia
Photo above of Susanne's Collection
At our September meeting members listened to our guest speaker, Susanne Shipton, who told of her grandmother's journey from Austria to Australia in the late 1800's. Susanne brought along a collection of the aprons and other exquisitely embroidered items that have been handed down from her grandmother to her, to display.
Members enjoyed Susanne's talk and could only be impressed with the struggles of a woman who endured so much over a 100 years ago.
L-R: Susanne with President Dinah
Birthday Celebrations 60 Years + 1
At the 20th July meeting Sylvania VIEW Club celebrated its 61st birthday with 40 members and visitors attending the Hammond Grove Function Room, Miranda. Unfortunately, five members who had planned to attend were unable to do so because of COVID 19 issues, and we look forward to seeing them at next month’s meeting.
We welcomed members from Galston VIEW Club, Lugarno VIEW Club, and Caringbah VIEW Club, who came along to help us celebrate the occasion. As usual, the tombola was a happy way to fundraise for The Smith Family, and Sylvania VIEW Club's three LfL students.
The ever-popular Tony Mazell returned to entertain us with jokes and songs spanning 61 years. We enjoyed a two-course lunch, with each member receiving a cupcake decorated in purple and green, and an embossed commemorative pen. We hope everyone had a good time.
President Dinah presented Sue and Betty with their 20-year badges, and (right) Julie with her 10-year badge.
60th Birthday Celebrations On Hold in 2021
Sylvania VIEW Club was to celebrate its 60th anniversary on Wednesday, 21 July. We were looking forward to welcoming Jo Gray, National Vice President, to celebrate with us. Owing to the Greater Sydney COVID-19 lockdown, the cake, the champagne and the entertainment will have to be put on hold.
It would have been lovely to upload pictures of our birthday party with all our past and present members who were coming. However, our tentative plans are that we will get together for our birthday party at our 15 September meeting; hopefully when the lockdown ends we look forward to getting on with life as normally as possible.
Here’s Cheers to 60 years!
Article of Times Gone By
THE SMITH FAMILY DREAM RUN
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. The purpose of the Dream Run is to fundraise for disadvantaged Australian children by doing a fitness challenge for the month of June to walk or run 25km, 50km or 100km. We have both nominated to walk 25 kms over the month of June. So far Sylvania VIEW Club Team has raised $223.00 in donations.
Photo above: L-R: Dream Run participants, Margaret and Ann
If VIEW Club members would like to donate to the Sylvania VIEW Club walking team for The Smith Family, donate on line at the following link:
The Dream Run - Sylvania VIEW Club
With this link, you can join us, follow us and/ or donate. We hope to raise some awareness of our Club through our walking.
Tuesday 1st June was the start of Sylvania VIEW Club's fundraising efforts for the Dream Run Fitness Challenge for The Smith Family.
Club member, Margaret, who is a participant along with Sylvania VIEW Club member Ann, recorded 3.489 kms today. Margaret is holidaying at Cabarita Beach near Tweed Heads for the next few days. Only another 21.5 kms to go!
If VIEW Club members wish to donate to our The Dream Run Fitness Challenge go online at
Follow Margaret's Progress here
Celebrating Chinese New Year in 2021
Sylvania VIEW Club recently celebrated Chinese New Year at a local restaurant on Friday, 26 February. Seventeen members attended, with all enjoying the delicious lunch that followed.
National and Regional News
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ND Gala Day 2022
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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.