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Caloundra Evening VIEW Club

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Caloundra Evening VIEW Club was formed in 1995. Each year we celebrate our birthday in September.

Currently, the club sponsors 12 Smith Family Learning for Life students and is actively involved in fundraising activities to raise donations for The Smith Family programs.

Our club has a positive interest in local activities, with many members not only supporting the disadvantaged children in our area but also volunteering in many and various ways. 

Members of our club are a diverse group of about 120 women from many walks of life and life stages. Our official meeting is held on the second Tuesday of each month at the Caloundra Power Boat Club, with an average attendance of some 90 enthusiastic members.

Our members meet regularly to share their passion and experience.  They build lasting friendships and make a tremendous difference in the lives of the young students whom our club supports.  We welcome women from all walks of life to join us and make a difference.  We are always open to new members, so please get in touch today and come and see what VIEW is all about. We have an interesting guest speaker at each dinner meeting.

When

  • Meeting Day is 2nd Tuesday each month at 6.15 pm
  • Caloundra Powerboat Club

Contact

Beryl   Phone: 0419 678 349

or email caloundraview@gmail.com

Caloundra Evening VIEW Club committee and members wish all our community a healthy, happy and safe 2022. Despite the restrictions of Covid in 2021, we proudly were able to financially support our commitments to our 12 ‘Learning for Life’ students. Some of our members also volunteer to assist students with after school homework which can be an invaluable aid for them. The club is often acknowledged and rewarded by thank you letters from the children reporting on their progress and the encouragement they receive from VIEW members.

Joining VIEW is not only a wonderful way to help out children in need, it's also a great way to get involved in the community, make friendships, have fun, hear inspiring guest speakers at our monthly meetings, and enjoy other social interactions such as morning walks, lunches etc. Our members are an eclectic group encompassing all age groups and of different and interesting backgrounds. Guests are always welcome into our club. Contact Beryl 0419 678 349 for further information.

 

 

Where

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GOLDEN BEACH

Caloundra Power Boat Club, Woorim Park, The Esplanade, GOLDEN BEACH, QLD 4551

Club News

Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.

2022 Caloundra Evening VIEW Club Committee

President Diane; Vice President Beverley; Assistant Secretary Janette, Secretary and Treasurer Beryl, Assistant Treasurer Sue, Membership Officer Liz,
Program Officer Kim, Delegate Lesley. Absent: Publicity Officer Wendy

Caloundra Evening VIEW Club Welcome

Caloundra Evening VIEW Club committee and members wish all our community a healthy, happy and safe 2022. Despite the restrictions of Covid in 2021, we proudly were able to financially support our commitments to our 12 ‘Learning for Life’ students. Some of our members also volunteer to assist students with after school homework which can be an invaluable aid for them. The club is often acknowledged and rewarded by thank you letters from the children reporting on their progress and the encouragement they receive from VIEW members.

 

 

Joining VIEW is not only a wonderful way to help out children in need, it's also a great way to get involved in the community, make friendships, have fun, hear inspiring guest speakers at our monthly meetings, and enjoy other social interactions such as morning walks, lunches etc. Our members are an eclectic group encompassing all age groups and of different and interesting backgrounds. Guests are always welcome into our club. Contact Beryl on 0419 678 349 for further information. 

Celebrating 27 years in 2022 and The Smith Family's 100 Year Birthday

Caloundra VIEW Club is 27 years young in 2022 and even though some of our ladies relocate to other areas, we maintain a healthy membership of 112 enthusiastic members and proudly sponsor 12 children in the Learning for Life Program. We are passionate about the education and support of disadvantaged children as well as supporting Members of our Club.

As with every Club, COVID-19 has had an impact on activities but our committee has worked tirelessly within the health restrictions and guidelines to keep all Members safe, connected, and informed.

Each year substantial funds are raised with a Bunnings Sausage Sizzle as well as being involved in the registering process for athletes competing in the Sunshine Coast Marathon. Both of these activities are well supported by our members who thoroughly enjoy their involvement.

We have interesting and stimulating guest speakers at our monthly evening dinner meetings which are always well received. Caloundra Evening VIEW welcomes guests and new members. Besides the commitment to our Learning for Life students, Caloundra VIEW Club is a wonderful platform to meet like- minded people and enjoy the comradery of women.

100 Years of The Smith Family Crazy Spectacles:

 

Maria, Liz, Wendy,Beryl

 

 Forty members made an effort to decorate spectacles.

Desley and Wendy

 Jeanette created her glasses with VIEW colour purple

What We've Been Doing:

2022.06.Morning Tea to Meet VIEW National President Marg Woodhouse

Clubs from Bribie Island, Glasshouse, Kawana and Maroochydore were invited to this auspicious occasion which was well attended and enjoyed by all. Caloundra Power Boat Club offered the perfect setting with stunning views over the Pumicestone Passage with picture perfect weather prevailing. VIEW National Manager Maryanne Maher enlightened us with the history of The Smith Family, which is celebrating its 100th year this year and ran two videos which really demonstrated the positive outcomes offered to disadvantaged Australian children through financial and other supports. Life enhancing changes were demonstrated by children who would have otherwise not had new shoes, uniforms, backpacks, the ability to go on school excursions etc etc.  These children's lives have been turned around where they felt they were not outcasts but proudly a member of their school community.  They could concentrate on their studies and imagine a positive future for themselves.  Caloundra Evening VIEW supports 12 students, often starting in early primary school and going through to university. Besides the financial assistance, our members volunteer their time to mentor the children after school, assisting with homework & reading. our newly elected National Councillor, Marg Woodhouse, spoke of her journey in VIEW and is looking forward to her term in office.  It started, as it did for many of our members, with Marg relocating to another town and looking for friendship and to also contribute back to the community.  Like most of us, Marg realises if a child is able to get a sound education, he/she has the tools to achieve what they wish for their future. The Smith Family and VIEW tick those boxes. Our newly elected Zone Councillor Vonda Cannock also spoke of her journey with VIEW and we wish her luck in her new role. As part of The Smith's Family 100 year celebration, Australian VIEW Clubs are invited to participate in a Crazy Spectacle competition with four different categories— most colourful, most innovative, most humorous, and best group centred on 100 and using the VIEW colours of purple/teal. There is to be no limit to the creativity or bling and entries will be judged with the winners to be announced at the National Convention in Adelaide in September 2022. We had a surprisingly positive response at our last meeting, with approximately 40 members creating their spectacles. So besides the serious side of our club supporting our ‘Learning for Life’ students, we have a lot of fun, enjoying friendships and regular social outings.

Past National Councillor Margaret Elliot with Marg Woodhouse, VIEW National President

 

 

VIEW's newly elected National President Marg Woodhouse with Caloundra Evening VIEW Club Publicity Officer Wendy

Beryl (Secretary and Treasurer) and Diane (President)

 Elaine, Zone Councillor Vonda and Desley

 

 

 

 

June 2022 Dinner Meeting

We were thrilled to hear the exploits of Vas Srinivasan from Angel Flight at our June dinner meeting. He was born in India and always had a fascination with flying. He is a very busy optometrist on the Coast and a family man but manages to find time to be involved with Angel Flight. He owns his own plane which he uses to transport country folk to medical appointments etc. Angel flight gets no Government funding and relies on public donations.  The pilots and planes are 100% voluntary with only fuel costs reimbursed. Our speaker was passionate about the service Angel flight provides and very happy to keep up his flying hours as well as providing a welcome and necessary service. It was interesting to hear there is another component to Angel flight and this is the need for volunteers with a vehicle to meet the plane at the airfield and transport patients to the medical facility or drive them from appointments back to the airfield. He was thanked by Linda Warner for his work and to take time out to enlighten us on Angel Flight.

Vice-President Bev welcoming new members, Diane, Alwynne and Ann

 

 

Linda thanking our guest speaker, Vas Srinivasan from Angel Flight

National and Regional News

 

Caloundra Evening VIEW Club

QA 02 Zone Conference 2022

QA Zone Conference and celebration of The Smith Family Centenary was held on Friday 24th June at Newnham Hotel Mt Gravatt Brisbane.

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VIEW Executive E-News March 2022

Welcome to your new VIEW Executive E-Newsletter! Every quarter, we’ll be bringing you news about what’s being happening with VIEW and The Smith Family through this E-news. We hope you enjoy it!

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Message from NVP Evelyn

While I was up in Maryborough on the weekend I caught up with the members from Maryborough,

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Events Calendar

We have some great events coming up, take a look at the calendar and get involved!

Sep 9

VIEW National Convention 2022

We are pleased to announce the 55th VIEW National Convention will be held in Adelaide, SA from 9th to 11th September 2022.