Caloundra Evening VIEW Club was formed in 1995.
Currently, the club sponsors 10 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.
- Meeting Day is 2nd Tuesday each month at 6.15 pm
- Caloundra Powerboat Club
Secretary Enid on 5491 5502 or email email@example.com
Our fundraising activities include Bunnings Sausage Sizzles and helping with the Sunshine Coast Marathon. Some members also support support The Smith Family Learning For Life program by actively working with disadvantaged children as mentors or tutors. Our Club also provides financial support, sponsoring ongoing education for 10 of these students.
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2021 Caloundra Committee
Left to right: Sue, Secretary Enid, Bev, Treasurer Beryl, Kim, President May, Wendy, Janette, Liz
Celebrating 26 Years In 2021
Members recently celebrated the Clubs 26th birthday at a wonderful dinner-meeting with a black and white theme. We currently have 117 enthusiastic members and proudly sponsor 10 children in the Learning for Life Program, and are passionate about the education 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.
Earlier this year we had fun with the purple poncho competition and recently, substantial funds were raised with a Bunnings Sausage Sizzle. Another activity members were involved in was running the registering process for athletes competing in the Sunshine Coast Marathon.
We have had interesting and stimulating guest speakers at our monthly evening dinner meetings which are always well received. Caloundra Evening VIEW welcomes guests and new members.
Members at the Bribie Island VIEW Club Fiesta
Sunshine Coast Marathon Volunteers
What We've Been Doing:
Below: Treasurer Beryl (left) with Jill and two beautiful coathangers
Caloundra VIEW Farewell to Jill Ryan
The committee of Caloundra Evening View Club enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Parklands Tavern, Little Mountain, to say thanks to a long standing and valued member Jill Ryan.
Jill has been a member of VIEW since the early 1980s when she joined in Tamworth and is currently a member of both Caloundra and Kawana clubs. It has been a long held tradition in our club to present a hand-knitted covered coat hanger to members celebrating a birthday and Jill has produced over 300 for our club, all greatly appreciated.
July 2021 Dinner Meeting
The Caloundra Evening VIEW Club was inspired at their last dinner meeting by their guest speaker, Rebecca. She proudly stood before approximately 90 women and told of her story from a disadvantaged family with little hope for her future to achieving successes in many different fields. She recalled that she only ever had ill fitting hand me down clothes, no hope of going on school excursions and felt different from the other school children.
Rebecca became one of our club's sponsored school children and attributes this as turning her and her mum's life around. With financial support, she proudly attended school and found she had a passion for learning and her mum became involved with school activities for the first time, which eventually led to her studying to become a teacher's aide. Rebecca achieved excellent results, obtained scholarships to university and travelled to Hawaii to further her studies in science. She is a remarkable young woman, she is grateful for the opportunities which presented themselves to her and has enthusiastically embraced them. We as a club are very proud to have played some minor role in her success and her future.
June 2021 Dinner Meeting
Below: L-R: Carole, Bernice, Evelyn and Helen
At the June Meeting of the Caloundra Evening VIEW Club, three new members were welcomed. Carole introduced them and explained the workings of VIEW, the friendships made, the enjoyment of being part of a very friendly and welcoming club and our responsibility to continue our commitment to helping young Australians in need to get the most out of their education so that they can create a better future for themselves.
As well as sponsoring 11 children directly, Caloundra VIEW assists in other ways such as afterschool homework supervision and mentoring.
May 2021 Dinner Meeting
At our May dinner meeting, our guest speaker was Rex Eggmolesse supported by his lovely wife Vikki. Rex spoke about the Kanakas, giving us a fabulous insight into his culture and the brutal trade of blackbirding to procure South Sea Islanders to work in Queensland's sugar cane fields. These island people were coerced and very often forced onto sailing ships and brought to Australia where the conditions for them were very primitive & tough. The trade started in 1860 and was eventually controlled and banned in 1904. During those years, tens of thousands of islanders were involved. Unfortunately, the history of the Kanakas has generally been ignored in modern Queensland history.
After Rex told his story, he entertained us with his guitar playing and a wonderful and heartfelt singing voice.
Above: Vicki and Rex with Janette
We celebrated the start of 2021 with a Masked Friendship Dinner.
Below: Beryl and Janette enjoyed the picturesque setting at Caloundra Golf Club
Below: Janette, Sue and Ruth at our friendship dinner
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