Arana VIEW Club
Arana VIEW Club was formed in 1997.
We currently sponsor 14 Learning for life students. We hold regular sausage sizzles at our local Bunnings store and have a “Make, Bake and Grow” table at our March, June, August and November meetings to raise funds for our Smith Family Learning for Life students. We also have social activities each month, including movie and coffee mornings, or trips to different venues.
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 1st Wednesday each month at 10.30am for 11am
- Arana Leagues Club
Judy on 0424 315 300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Our 2023 Committee
L - R: Trish, June, Rosie, Carol, Kath, Karen, Jan, Hilary, Judy (President), Bonnie
Busy May In 2023
May was a quite a busy month for the Arana View Club with our Make Bake & Grow stall and our monthly Book Table.
Our guest speaker for the month was Cathy Knavth – Days for Girls Australia.
Our outing was to Parliament House for an enjoyable High Tea and a tour of Parliament House which was very informative . In May we also celebrated King Charles 111 Coronation with great pomp and ceremony wearing our best clothes, tiara and jewels, an enjoyable time by all..
View area QA Gala lunch at the Royal on the Park Hotel Brisbane City to celebrate 100+years of the Smith Family and 63 years View.
Celebrating The Coronation, the Arana Way
Days For Girls
Visiting Parliament House
2023 Birthday Celebrations
Our 26th birthday celebration was a great success, first we had QA01 Zone Councillor, Lyall Aldride, reading the code of conduct to the full meeting to remind members of their obligation as VIEW Members.
Lyall calls Helen, our new committee member, to receive her badge and asks Helen to repeat the Club Committee Pledge
Then we had the cutting of the beautiful 26th birthday cake by our Past Presidents.
Next on the list was QA01 National Councillor Robyn Garard, presenting recipients with their 10; 20; and 30 year Service Pins.
The party then went into fall-swing with Committee Members dancing the Bunny Hop which was hilarious. Raffles were drawn with much excitement by the winners.
A Trivia Competition was next, then we were entertained by the amazing Ian Maurice & Co with lots of old favourite songs and welcoming people to get up and dance which they did with so much energy.
Next month we are going to celebrate the coronation of the new King with a bit of our own pomp and ceremony.
Past Presidents cutting our 26th birthday cake.
Recipients receiving there 10,20 and 30 year badges.
Lyall swearing Helen in for a new committee position
Fun while Fundraising with a Bunnings BBQ
2023 March Outing
Some of our Members enjoyed an outing to the Vend Cafe and Market place.
Members enjoying lunch.
Elizabeth enjoying a fabulous dessert
Celebrating with Pine Rivers VIEW
Judy and Carol in Hawaiian costumes as guest celebrating the Pine Rivers 27th Birthday
Elizabeth looking the part doing an Hawaiian dance
Partying in March 2023
Some of our Members attended the Pine Rivers View Club 27th birthday.it was an Hawaiian theme and thoroughly enjoyed by Judy, Carol, Bonie, and Elizabeth.
Photo above of Elizabeth and Bonie doing their version of Hawaiian dance.
Successful Annual General Meeting
Photo above: Guest Speaker, Vicki Bennett, with Rosie in the background
At our February meeting, Members held a successful Annual General meeting. It was lovely to see some new faces on the Committee. President Judy gave her report and thanked everyone on the committee for their contribution in the past year.
The guest speaker at the meeting was author Vicki Bennett who regaled us with many of the stories behind some of the many books she has written. Vick has all us enthralled and many members went home inspired to write down their own stories. Vicki was presented with a VIEW apron which she promptly modelled for us all.
Arana VIEW angels Bonnie and Loris at the Christmas party.
Arana VIEW Club. Ian Maurice and Natalie Mead with Rosie
Our Christmas Party/meeting in December 2022 was a very busy and fun-filled day. The room was full of glorious angels who proceeded to have a wonderful day being entertained by firstly The Ferny Groovers, the local ukulele band. They had us singing along to old favourites and many members were dancing as well. This was followed by a lovely Christmas Lunch and then we were entertained by Ian Maurice and Natalie Mead.
This wonderful entertainment took us to the conclusion of the meeting and the drawing of all the Raffle prizes supplied by members.
We also had a “Make, Bake and Grow” table with lots of Christmas Goodies to purchase and this raised over $400.00 towards supporting our Learning for Life Students with the Smith Family.
The meeting ended with our traditional singing of Auld Lang Syne and everyone looking forward to a great year in 2023.
Arana VIEW Club. Chris, Jan and Margaret at Christmas party
2022 September and October
Since our last update we have been busy with our monthly meetings, including a “Make Bake and Grow” table, two Bunnings Sausage Sizzles that exceeded our expectations, our Spring Fashion Parade and visits to many different places of interest in Brisbane.
Our Spring Fashion Parade at our September meeting was a resounding success. Members from other local clubs attended as well as many of our members. Fashions were by Portofino’s and the ladies had a wonderful time updating their wardrobes. Everyone will no doubt look very glamorous at future meetings.
We have had many new members join the club over the past few months. It is great to see so many new faces at meetings and outings. A group of our members recently cruised along the Brisbane River from Southbank and then enjoyed lunch together. Other planned activities include a High Tea and garden tour at a member’s house, a visit to a local Retirement Village, and a tour of the Roma Street parklands followed of course by lunch.
Four of our members recently attended the VIEW National Conference in Adelaide. They enjoyed all the activities, especially the Friday night dinner and entertainment.
Our October meeting guest speaker was Tom Law, a local fitness instructor. He inspired us all to move more and had us up trying some simple exercises.
Arana VIEW Club Rosie with Guest speaker Tom Law
Arana VIEW Ladies at National Convention 2022 Adelaide Chris, Helen and Lyndsay
Arana VIEW Club Spring Fashion Parade Debbie, Val. Hilary, Rosie, Glen, Margaret. September 2022
ARANA VIEW Member Jan asking advise from Guest speaker Brian Herd July 2022
Arana River Cruise in August
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