Aspley VIEW Club was formed in 1994.
Currently, the Club sponsors thirty 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.
Aspley VIEW Club welcomes guests and new members to their monthly luncheons, held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Blue Pacific Room on the 1st floor of Kedron Wavell Services Centre.
Members enjoy a two-course lunch, guest speaker, lucky door, raffles, second hand bookstall and trading tables.
For more information call Jenni 0413 570 482 or Maureen (07)3325 2676 or 0409 264 272
- Meeting Day on 4th Wednesday each month
- Doors open 10am, meeting starts 11am
- Blue Pacific Room on the 1st floor of Kedron Wavell Services Club
21 Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside
Jenni 0413 570 482 or Maureen 0409 264 272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Members purchasing from trade table
This month we had an early celebration for Christmas and the committee excelled with their table displays and decorations. 182 members attended.
Member (Julie MacPherson) in Christmas colours
Members enjoying their time getting together before lunch
This month we had an early celebration for the Melbourne Cup with a phantom race call entitled 'The Coronavirus Stakes'.
Picture of members wearing their elegant hats!
The guest speaker at our September meeting was Dr Kate Hall whose presentation was entitled 'A Love Affair with the Titanic'.
A fun Cent Auction was also conducted at the September meeting.
Below is a photo of items auctioned.
At our September luncheon there were 22 members recognised for 25+ years membership with Aspley VIEW. The President presented each member present with a certificate.
Members acknowledged (in the photograph) were:
Back Row L:R Paula Thoms 28 years, Val Maxwell 27 years, Joan Munce 27 years, Val McCarthy (partly hidden in photo) 28 years, Bev Doohan 26 years, Robyn Haynes 25 years, Maureen Egan 29 years, Vivien Dodwell 25 years, Eileen Feltham 25 years,
Front Row L:R Aileen Braybon 27 years, Glenys Phillips 26 years, Val Kerr 27 years, Kay Duncan 27 years, Lorna Cutcliffe 25 years
Seated: Maureen Mosely (President 2021)
Members who were not in attendance were: Bev Doolan 29 years, Carmel Conway 28 years, Eleanor Jamieson 28 years, Isobel Carter 27 years, Betty Johnson 26 years, Jill Power 26 years, Elly de Souza 25 years, Pat McBain 25 years.
The theme for our July luncheon was 'Winter Wonderland' and the committee went to great lengths to decorate the tables to comply with the theme…..lots of twinkling lights and silver accessories.
Guest speakers were Craig Zonca and Loretta Ryan from ABC Brisbane - Breakfast Program.
Craig and Loretta with President Maureen Mosely
Photograph taken of two of our members (Jill Lukin and Judy Endean) receiving their raffle prizes at the June luncheon.
2021 June Meeting
Cora is an avid producer of homemade jams, relishes and chutneys which are sold at the trade table during monthly luncheons and she was presented the 'Make a Difference' award for her incredible work above and beyond the normal expectations…….especially during COVID.
President Maureen Mosely presenting the 'Make a Difference' (MAD) award to Cora Zanetti
A number of past Presidents of Aspley VIEW Club were present to assist with the cutting of the birthday cake.
L-R Maureen Egan, Margaret Sheales, Meg White, Sandra Rayfield, Bev Doolan, Maureen Mosely (current President), Miffy Goodall (Immediate Past President)
2021 May - 27th Birthday
The theme for the May meeting was 'Diamonds and Pearls' in honour of our 27th Birthday. 171 members (which included 35 guests) were in attendance to help us celebrate.
The Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll was our guest speaker. She was warmly welcomed by all present and spent some time after her presentation taking part in photographs with members.
Members receiving 10-year badges from the President.
Maureen Mosely (President) Ros Francis, Elsa Hansen, Judy Jeffries, Julie Collen
Members receiving 20-year badges from the President.
Anna Kelly Edda Vivante Maureen Mosely (President) Joy Taylor Dorrie Greenway
The theme for the April meeting was Anzac Day.
The President together with some committee members laid a wreath at Kedron Wavell Service Club on Anzac Day
Our Club has had two very successful luncheon meetings in 2021 - attendance in February 131 and in March 117.
The theme for the March meeting was Easter and a number of ladies wore their Easter bonnets.
A happy group wearing their creations
Margaret Sparkes, standing on the far right (back row) won a prize for her millinery delight (lights and all)
Easter Bonnet Creation
Below President Maureen Mosely wearing her Easter bonnet.
National Councillor Betty Van Heeswicjk presenting 10-year pins to (L-R) Merle Jones, Maureen Pascoe, Maureen Oakhill, Tricia Naylor, Georgina Blum, Janice Holyoak.
National Councillor together with recipients of 20-year pins for Aspley VIEW Club. L-R - Betty Van Heeswicjk (National Councillor), Maureen Mosely, Maggie Shaw, Colleen Atthow
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT 2021
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
As we embrace 2021 and say goodbye to 2020 we send best wishes to all Aspley VIEW members – may 2021 bring you peace, good health, safety and joy. Thank you for your generous support of our club and our LFL students during the past difficult year.
2021 brings some wonderful news for you all…..I am delighted to advise we are able to resume our monthly meetings!! There are some changes and the details are in this newsletter.
I look forward to welcoming you all and catching up at our next meeting….which is Wednesday 24 February.
KWSC has been most generous in accommodating us as we have worked towards resuming our VIEW monthly meetings. With COVID restrictions we had a problem with numbers. The Kittyhawk room is no longer available but we are now able to have the Blue Pacific Room on the 1st floor of KWSC where we can adhere to COVID restrictions re social distancing.
For more information click here for
There are some changes for you to note:-
- The meeting will be held in the Blue Pacific Room, 1st Floor KWSC Wednesday 24th February.
- Numbers limited to 150, so you MUST REGISTER your acceptance by contacting Lesley Tesolin before 6pm Thursday 18th February BY EMAIL (PREFERABLY) Lmteso@hotmail.com or phone message to 33501110. Please note, if you have registered and are unable to attend, you must cancel before reservations close or you will be liable for the cost of the meal.
- Unfortunately, owing to increased charges for food and COVID cleaning fee, we have had to increase the cost of our luncheon by $5 to $35…...still great value.
- Our hardworking Treasurer Lyn and assistant Kerry, would appreciate if you could please have correct money in an envelope with your name on the front. Don’t forget our subs ($20) for 2021 are now due and payable by 31st March.
- As KWSC does not open its doors until 10am, there is little point in arriving before that time. When the doors open you can access the room either by escalator or lift to the left of the escalator. There will be someone at the top to direct you to the room.
- Tea/coffee will be served by staff from 10.15 to 10.45am for those ladies who would like a cuppa before the meeting.
- This meeting will be our AGM and you will be pleased to know we have nominations for all positions.
* * * * * * * * * *
International Women's Day
Learning For Life Student ("LFL") - Shukri Abdullahi
Aspley VIEW Club's LFL student Shukri was born in Ethiopia. Her family had to flee Ethiopia in 2005 to escape the violence and upheaval that was happening there. Her family fled to Dadaab refugee camps and they lived there for about 8 years. In 2012 there was an assassination attempt on her father’s life which led to the Kenyan government seeking a settlement in a western country. They were “Lucky enough” in Shukri’s words to have Australia grant them permanent residency. They moved to Australia in December 2012.
Shukri was joined and assisted on the podium by The Smith Family Regional Programs Manager, Ms Mandy Briese.
Aspley VIEW Club are immensely proud of Shukri's achievements in what we know would have been difficult and challenging circumstances not only in the Kenyan refugee camp but also in settling into her new life and environment here in Australia.
Shukri Abdullahi (LFL Student), Anika Wells (Member for Lilley), Nemo Abdullahi (Shukri's Sister)
Betty Van Heeswijck (View National Councillor), Maureen Mosely (President, Aspley VIEW Club 2020), Anika Wells (Member for Lilley), Robyn Killoran (Vice President, Aspley VIEW Club) and Mandy Breese (Regional Program Manager, The Smith Family)
Marion Connel (Aspley VIEW Club), Tracy Davis(Local Councillor), Miffy Goodall (Immediate Past President)
"One of the most important days of the year for all VIEW Clubs around Australia is IWD" (extract from the VIEW website).
Members from seven VIEW Clubs around Brisbane joined friends at Kedron Wavell Services Club where Aspley VIEW Club hosted a luncheon for International Women's Day on Friday 6 March 2020.
Robyn Killoran, Vice President of Aspley VIEW Club was the MC for the day and these are excerpts from her inspiring speech:
The 2020 International Women’s day theme is “Each for Equal” An equal world is an enabled world.
Thomas Jefferson said “ There is nothing more unequal than the equal treatment on unequal people” I am sure all of you can think of instances where this is so. Thank goodness mediocrity is no longer considered to be the norm! The day also allows us an opportunity to individually recommit ourselves to the values and ideals of VIEW - Voice, Interests and Education of Women and to the Vision statement “ Women creating and leading a more inclusive Australian society” Fun and friendship as we know is integral to our undertakings.
Robyn introduced various speakers on the day of the luncheon and they were as follows:
National Councillor for the Brisbane region Ms Betty Van Heeswijck who delivered the International Women’s day message;
Thank you Betty for your words to strengthen our resolve and to inspire us to be aware there is still much to be done to achieve gender parity in our community, country and globally.
Survivor of the drug Thalidomide - Trish Jackson
Trish was born in Townsville in 1962 with 3 tiny fingers on each under-developed hand which are attached to her armless shoulders. She also had six holes in her heart and under developed lungs. All the birth defects were due to Thalidomide marketed around the world as the wonder drug for morning sickness.
We welcomed Trish to the podium and were amazed at her various abilities……doing most things with her feet some which included painting and drawing - she had some of her work for sale at the conclusion of the proceedings. Trish spoke candidly to all members present.
Trish Jackson (survivor of drug Thalidomide) and Trevor Jackson (Trish's husband)
(left to right): Betty Van Heeswijck (National Councillor), Robyn Garard (Zone Councillor), Maureen Mosely (President, Aspley VIEW Club) and Robyn Killoran (Vice President Aspley VIEW Club)
Group Photo of invitees
Government House Morning Tea
Aspley VIEW Club members Bev Doolan (Inaugural President), Maureen Mosely (President) and Robyn Killoran (Vice President) were invited to represent Aspley VIEW Club at a Morning Tea at Government House hosted by the Governor The Honorable Paul deJersey in celebration of VIEW Clubs of Australia 60th Anniversary.
(left to right): Bev Doolan (Inaugural President, Aspley VIEW Club), Maureen Mosely (President, Aspley VIEW Club) and Robyn Killoran (Vice President, Aspley VIEW Club)
Resolution votes were tallied resulting in all three resolutions being carried.Read more...
Announcement - VIEW National Executive 2022-23
We have pleasure in announcing the VIEW National Executive 2022-23 which would normally have been announced at National Convention.Read more...
Purple Poncho Photo Competition Results
There were 64 entries which saw a fifth category Ponchos in Iso added with COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 and due to the number of entrants Fun and Frivolous was divided into separate categories. Congratulations to all entrants.Read more...