Hervey Bay VIEW Club
The Hervey Bay View Club was formed in 1995. Each year we celebrate our birthday in May.
Our club might consist of mature ladies but age is no barrier to having fun, making new friends and sharing life stories and experiences.
Meeting days are on the second Monday each month at the Club House and usually include an interesting speaker. Our monthly meeting trading table is always popular as well as raising funds for The Smith Family and our Smith Family Learning for Life student.
Socials are held on the fourth Monday and the outing and venue vary monthly.
New members are always welcome.
- Meeting Day on 2nd Monday each month
- at The Kondari Hotel
- Lyn: Ph 0448 671 302
- E-mail: email@example.com
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Meet Our 2023 Committee
2023 Committeee Members: Roseanne, Rhonda, Heather, Lyn (President) Elaine (Zone Councilor) Heather, Christine.
The fun gathering of the Easter hats ON PARADE at our April luncheon
On Parade in 2023
L-R: Easter Bunnies, Lyn and Cathy with Lyn holding her little bunny. Smiles all round.
2023 International Women's Day
Guest Speaker for the month of March for International Women's Day was Lyn who spoke on Family History.
Standing next to Lyn in photo below is our Member Gloria, who is also a member of the History Club in Hervey Bay.
Apple Tree Creek
2023 March Outing
Our social outing this month was at the Flying High Bird Park at Apple Tree Creek. Many species of birds and animals were there to discover and enjoy.
Sad Farewell to Bev in 2023
It is with great sadness that on the 6th March 2023 one of our members Bev and husband passed away.
Bev joined View Club on 27th February 2006, receiving a 10 year Service Pin for her dedication to The Smith Family as Publicity Officer, Assistant Secretary and a Member . Along side her was husband Geoff , who brought Bev along each week. Although having MS (multiple sclerosis) which she was also a member of, Bev gave of her time to the club and Geoff would bring potted plants for the Trade table.
2023 Thanksgiving Service
In late February our Members were joined by Members of Maryborough View Club for a Thanksgiving Service held at the Historical Museum Church, in wishing for a good year of fun, fundraising and friendship. What a great day was had by all.
Our Guest Speaker was Marie telling us about Greyhound dogs and the cruel treatment they endure during the racing days.
President Lyn presenting our Guest Speaker Marie with her certificate of appreciation.
2023 February Annual General Meeting
Our first meeting on the 13 February at Kondari was our AGM and all positions remain the same but the search is on for a new Publicity Officer.
Hazel receiving her 20 year badge from President Lyn.
Footnote from Outgoing Publicity Officer Bev: I have thoroughly enjoyed my years as the Hervey Bay View PublicityOfficer. Thank you all for your love and friendship over my 8 years.
Christmas Celebrations In 2022 December
Photos of the wonderful Christmas luncheon held at Kondari which was a huge success.
Our Year Wind's Down
Our lovely, elegant long time happy member Glenda.
Meg receiving her badge and Bev enjoying her Pizza.
We are winding down for 2022 with only a couple of events to be held before we shut down until next February.
We had a very interesting speaker Mathew from Hervey Bay Toastmasters who overcame many learning difficulties to the confident and poised presenter we see and hear today.
Rhonda has put together a display of our five Learning for Life students with their names and ages. Jeloria (female) age 10, Aurora (female) age 11, Awale (male) age 12, Jasmine (female) age 17, Jordan (male) age 17. One sweet beautiful girl (pictured) wrote “I have big dreams for my future because strangers took time to care about kids less fortunate because of circumstances out of their control”.
Our last social for the year was a Pizza in the Park on our beautiful Hervey Bay foreshore. After our Christmas luncheon at Kondari we then go into recess until February 2023.
Mathew receiving his Certificate of Appreciation from Jeanette
Rhonda’s display of our students and a beautiful young girl.
Rita congratulating Gail for her talk and information re wigs.
Joyce presenting new member Dianne with her badge.
After all the excitement of September we returned to a calmer routine in October.
A wonderful surprise was the resurfacing of our Clubs very first home made banner from 1995… a heirloom for us to keep and treasure.
Our guest speaker was Gail from Fraser Coast Wig Library providing advice and information for people with a medical problem or alopecia resulting in hair loss.
New member Dianne received her name badge from Joyce a foundation member.
We hope the rainy weather will allow us to resume our monthly socials.
Photo showing Heather W with original Hervey Bay VIEW Banner from 1995.
Ten Year Service Recognition
Melva receiving her 10year badge from President Lyn
Lyn wins the prize for her Spring Dress
What a September our Club has experienced and enjoyed. Firstly, congratulations to Melva who received her 10year badge from President Lyn.
Our monthly meeting included the beautiful Fifth Avenue jewellery display by Bev who very generously gives us a percentage of her takings on the day and also donates a lovely prize for us to raffle at Christmas, so thank you Bev. Being the first month of Spring many members dressed in bright colourful dresses for the day. Then we had our wonderful Gala Fashion Parade with many hands-on-deck to make it such a tremendous success both financially, and a fun night for the over one hundred who attended.
We must always remember that our five Learning for Life students benefit from all our work and efforts. Our September social was a low-key Chill and Chat wind down morning at Kondari enjoy by the members who attended.
L-R: Gala Fashion Night hard working crew Cathy, Vicky, Pam, Lieza, Heather, and Celie. (Rhonda is absent)
Sue presents Bev with a Certificate of Appreciation certificate for her jewellery display.
Gala Fashion Show
Models shown above: Heather W; Celie; Barbara; Heather M; and Lieza H.
Cathy with her table of raffle prizes
The Hervey Bay View Clubs Gala Fashion Show mid-September at the Hervey Bay Bows Club was nothing short of magnificent. A sellout crowd, Frox Fashions adorned the models and a great time was had by all who attended.
The program flowed freely under the professional and often humorous guidance of MC Ann Morris who kept everyone informed of the night’s proceedings. A lot of personal work and thought goes into planning and successfully running a night such as this fashion night with dinner, and special thanks must go to Program Officers Vicky and her helper Rhonda… well done girls.
Cathy made sure many went home with a raffle prize and a top prize was won by the deserving MC Ann. Thanks must also be extended to our View ladies who put their hands up to be models and strut the catwalk with fashions from Frox Fashions.
Hervey Bay View President Lyn and Maryborough President Dawn
Photo above of Ann M, our very popular MC
Wonderful Winning Boys
Back L to R: Geoff and Ian… Front L-R: Sid, Brad & Darren.
Wacky Picnic In The Park
L to R – Heather W, Vicky, Dawn, Celie, Lorraine, Veronica, Heather M.
It was lovely to have Anne return as our Guest Speaker and further enlighten Members on personal and household safety, to always be aware and lock up. Our Picnic in the Park social in Maryborough with the Weird and Wacky theme was a big success plus lots of laughs and fun with a delicious morning tea and plenty of scrumptious food. It was lovely to have some ladies from the Maryborough Club join us.
Our National Councillor Jean has let me know that our entry into the Make a Spectacle Competition was recognised on the big screen at the National Convention in Adelaide and it was the five men with their glasses that I had entered in the Humorous Category; she said they gave a big cheer when it came up. Jean and five others from Fraser Coast and Bundy Clubs are touring the Barossa Valley then Kangaroo Island for two nights before returning home late on Thursday.
Pam presenting Anne with her Appreciation Certificate
Rhonda presenting the $50 cheque to Deputy Principal Mark.
Rhonda, Gloria, Vicky, President Lyn, Heather and Rosanne posing on some play equipment with their 100 year Smith Family glasses.
Our wonderful and helpful men who bravely posed with the glasses.
L-R – Back Geoff & Ian; Front – Sid, Brad & Darren.
We commenced July with Jade from ‘The Brave Hen’ as our guest speaker and she enlightened us all on the female products they stock for women who have a problem because of size or a medical procedure that limits their access to a private and comfortable solution.
Our monthly social was our annual sausage sizzle which also incorporated the Make a Spectacle Competition celebration of 100 years of The Smith Family. Our ladies were up to the challenge and the creative skills and ideas rose to the occasion producing some very colourful glasses as the photos show, even the men were used as models for the photo shots.
The Urangan Point State School was this year the recipient of our $50 donation of books for their library.
We are so pleased as our numbers slowly but surely continue to grow and to have new members coming to a meeting to check us out and then joining is very rewarding and proving we must be doing everything right.
Gwen presenting Jade from Brave Hen with her certificate of appreciation.
Vicky presented Anne with her Appreciation Certificate.
A July 2018 photo of Heather sampling Geoff’s pumpkin soup and Esme waiting for her turn. That’s four years on and it is still a favourite.
Our lovely ‘Meet and Greet’ afternoon group photo.
In June we returned to normal routine after our May 27th Birthday celebrations.
We had a very interesting speaker, Anne, from Neighbourhood Watch and she educated us on the care we all need to take to keep ourselves and our property safe from the element in our society who take every advantage of the slightest mistake in keeping everything locked up and out of sight of prying eyes. We intend to get Anne back again to answer the many questions our members still want to ask her.
The June social was our annual soup and crusty bread and once again Geoff’s Pumpkin soup was a favourite. We all enjoyed a game of ‘Grocery Grab’ and it soon became obvious which items were the favourite but you no sooner acquired the item you wanted then it was stolen causing lots of laughs.
Our Meet and Greet at the Club House to meet and solialise with Marg Woodhouse, View National President and
Maryanne Maher from The Smith Family was a lovely friendly bonding day as the two ladies mingled and spoke to us all. Gloria Burrows has to be thanked for making her home available to us the day of our May fish and chip social when the weather was not kind to us.
Gloria does not need a doorbell as her little dog Chelsea does the job very well.
Gloria and her little guard dog Chelsea
Jean Jennings, National Councillor presenting Christine, Treasurer of the Hervey Bay View Club with her Making a Difference certificate.
Jean Jennings, National Councillor presenting Esme with her 40 year badge, Lyn, Hervey BayView President and Zone Councillor Lainie.
Esme’s name tag with her 10, 20, 30, 40 years badges.
In May the Hervey Bay VIEW Club celebrated it’s 27th Birthday with representatives from Fraser Coast, Gympie, Maryborough and Bundaberg joining us for this special occasion.
In resent years our club has increased from having around 35 members for many years to now averaging over sixty.. a very positive achievement.
The theme for our birthday meeting and luncheon was black and white with a splash of colour won by Cathy in a black dress with a lovely white lacey overlay bodice. Her splash of colour was a flower behind her ear.
Christine was presented with her ‘Making a Difference’ award after being nominated by the members of the club, well deserved recognition for all her selfless efforts she gives to our club.
Esme was presented with her 40 years in VIEW pin by National Councillor Jean, her badge now has many pins – 10, 20, 30 and 40 years plus VIEW'S 50 and 60 year celebration medallions, congratulations Esme.
We were entertained again by Tony and Vivian with the wonderful music of the 60/70’s when you could understand every word of a song that was sung. This magical music had many up singing, clapping and inspiring some to let their feet dance to the beat and rhythm of this era of music.
Our club has never been better with new members, an excellent financial position and friendship abounds amongst our ladies. Positive and happy days ahead.
Cathy who won the best dressed in her lovely ‘Black and White’ outfit.
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