We started the new year with lunch at the Goulburn Soldiers Club in the Belmore Room where we enjoyed a delicious meal with 21 members present including three guests.
The Welfare ladies visited or sent cards to Iris Roberts, Margaret Walcott and Judith Roper and our thoughts and prayers go out to Jan Walsh's family on her passing on December 11 last year. Jan was a respected member of VIEW and will be sorely missed.
Learning For Life
Gifts and prizes
Del Nelson celebrated her birthday this month and was presented with a small gift. Raffles were won by Brenda Writer, Joan Scott and Kayleen Tremble and the Lucky Programme was won by Jean Ryan. Lucky door prizes were won by Joan Scott, Margaret Robinson and Jenny Townsend.
As it was our Annual General Meeting, Zone Councillor Wendy Studman took the meeting for the election of Office Bearers for 2020. Wendy is the new Zone Councillor for Area AA01, she is Past President of Canberra City Evening VIEW Club and has been a member of VIEW for seven years.
The new Committee are:
- President: Margaret Gooch
- Vice President: Colleen Bopping
- Secretary: Jenni Aubrey
- Assistant Treasurer: Cathy Hunt; Publicity
- Officers; Carol Olsen and Delma Nelson
- Welfare Officers: Brenda Writer and Jennifer Townsend
- Program Officer: Maree de Brit.
Zone Councillor Wendy Studman read the Code of Conduct and all elected office bearers recited the Pledge of Office and were installed as President and Committee for 2020.
Our next meeting will be Thursday March 5 at 11.30am at the Goulburn Soldiers Club and our Guest Speaker will be Michael and Gill O'Connor, who will speak about Parkinson's Disease. They started the Support Group after Michael was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2002.
A reminder that subscriptions $20 are now due and should be paid by March 2020. Please call Margaret Gooch, 4822 1859 or 0409 904 917, before 7pm the Monday before the luncheon if you wish to attend. You can also text or email your acceptance to email@example.com. Cost of lunch will be $25.
Don't forget, members have a choice to 'pay off' special event/occasion meals over $25 prior to and up to the function date. If you would like to avail yourselves of this offer please see GDVC President or Treasurer. This could be very beneficial for some of our major function such as our Birthday, The Melbourne Cup and Christmas.
VIEW celebrates its Diamond Jubilee in 2020 and plans are now underway for celebrating this milestone. If any members have photos or stories from when our Club formed in 1977 and would like to contribute any of these please see Jenni and she can organise to get copies from you.
Some information about VIEW: Voice, Interests and Education of Women
VIEW actively raises awareness of and participates in the work of The Smith Family. VIEW women volunteer their time helping disadvantaged children to make the most of their education, including reading to pre-school children, mentoring at local Smith Family after-school Learning Clubs, sharing craft skills through the making of student stationery packs and assisting with student breakfast programs at Schools.
VIEW sponsors 1380 disadvantaged Australian children through The Smith Family's Learning for Life program which provides support in the form of access to literacy programs (including reading, financial and digital skills-building initiatives) delivered by mentoring and tutoring, along with financial support for essential school items such as uniforms, books and excursions.