This month, Goulburn Day VIEW Club's guest speaker was writer, podcaster and activist, April Helene Horton.
April is a past Goulburn Lilac Time Queen, and aside from her corporate experience as a leader within private and public sector roles, she also led the recent campaign for Curvy Swimwear as the first plus-size bikini model to appear on Australian billboards.
According to the ladies, April was the most vibrant and vivacious guest speaker ever to address the Goulburn Day View Club. She held the audience enthralled with her experiences leading up her image on the 296 square metre Bikini Billboard, starting with the filming at Cronulla Beach through to the six-storey building in Melbourne.
Her time on morning television with Larry Emdur, although very short, was hilarious. Due to her heavy schedule, her visit to us was short but she has promised to return again at a later date.
At the end of our meeting, April answered questions from our members and we wished her good luck for the future.
This month we also celebrated Easter at the Goulburn Soldiers Club where we held our meeting. There were 25 members and guests and four apologies from members.
The Welfare group had no visits to members. Our thoughts are with members who are not well and we send birthday wishes to Belinda Bent, Margaret Walcott and Jenny Sullivan.
Delma Nelson, Kayleen Tremble and Brenda Writer won the raffles, while Gloria Bell took out the lucky program and Irene Picker and Gloria Porter won the lucky chairs.
VIEW Clubs of Australia is delighted to announce Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley as the organisation's first ever Patron. As a passionate advocate for children's education, and with close ties to communities across Australia as the wife of the Governor-General, Mrs Hurley is the perfect fit to represent the organisation. Mrs Hurley joins 15,000 members who give tirelessly in their local communities to support young Australians in need.
Our last social outing was at Golden Star Restaurant where members enjoyed a delicious lunch. Our next outing will be on Thursday, April 15, a visit to the Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum at 10.30am and then lunch at Greengrocer at noon. Please let Margaret Gooch know if you are attending by 7pm Monday, March 12. Gold coin donation or $3 per person per group, to enter the Museum.
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Our next meeting will be Thursday, May 6 at 11am for 11.30am at the Goulburn Soldiers Club. Please contact Margaret Gooch on 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. The lunch will cost $27.
VIEW was founded in 1960 by the general secretary of The Smith Family, George Forbes, to support the charitable work of The Smith Family.
VIEW stands for the Voice, Interests and Education of Women. As The Smith Family's largest community sponsor of Learning for Life students, VIEW supports the educational outcomes of more than 1,450 disadvantaged children and young people. Through this powerful, longstanding connection, VIEW is proud to enable better futures for young Australians. Visit www.view.org.au
The Smith Family is a national children's education charity helping young Australians in need to succeed at school, so they can create better futures for themselves. Visit www.thesmithfamily.com.au
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