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Bribie Island Local Clubs and groups. International Women's Day

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Oblivious to the chatter around him, newborn baby Mason was cuddled by VIEW President Faye Clark at the Coffee Club last week. Mason is the great-grandson of VIEW member Veronica Waterfield and the coffee morning was the first social event for the year. ‘We’re a friendship club’ Faye said, ‘perfect if you’ve moved to Bribie and looking to make new friends. We have a lunch meeting and a social event each month and with some easy fundraising we support The Smith Family.’

Featured Image(above): Jennifer Keeley (Secretary), Julie Bacon (Publicity)

One of Australia’s oldest and biggest women’s clubs View was founded by The Smith Family in the 1950s to give women a Voice (a petition to Parliament), Interest and Education of Women through guest speakers. Bribie club is celebrating its 23rd birthday this year and supports 5 disadvantaged students with Smith Family scholarships. ‘We get wonderful letters from our students thanking us for enabling extra curricula lessons like music or swimming, a musical instrument or computer, stationery, school excursion or even new school shoes’ said Faye.

‘All those extras so many families are struggling to provide. The Learning For Life programs also help their reading and a mentor can guide them on the path to a career.’ Programmer Stella Auchter was passing out invitations to an International Women’s Day breakfast on Friday 8th March at the Serenity Restaurant, Waterways Motel.

Guest speaker is local Judy Frost, a former Special Ed teacher who has just published her second book on her unique teaching method for readers. All women are very welcome. Starting time is 8.30 for 9 am. Phone Stella on 0419 796 476 if you’d like to come. General inquiries phone Faye Clark on 3410 7444.

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