VIEW IS – VOICE, INTEREST & EDUCATION OF WOMEN AND WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1960 BY THE SMITH FAMILY. VIEW MEMBERS ARE ABOUT MAKING FRIENDS, HAVING FUN AND OF SERVICE TO THEIR COMMUNITY. THE SMITH FAMILY IS A NATIONAL, INDEPENDENT, SOCIAL ENTERPRISE THAT SUPPORTS CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN AUSTRALIA LIVING IN FINANCIAL DISADVANTAGE TO CREATE A BETTER FUTURE THROUGH EDUCATION. THE BRIBIE ISLAND CLUB SUPPORTS SIX STUDENTS THROUGH THE “LEARNING FOR LIFE” PROGRAMME. THE CLUB MEETS ON THE FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH FOR LUNCH AT THE GARDEN ROOM AT THE RSL. WE USUALLY HAVE A GUEST SPEAKER, EXCHANGE IDEAS OR JUST CHAT AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE GIVE KAY BENSON 34081058 OR SECRETARY JENNIFER KEELEY 34082152 A CALL.
RECENTLY AT THEIR AGM, THE MEMBERS OF THE BRIBIE ISLAND VIEW CLUB WELCOMED THEIR NEW PRESIDENT – KAY BENSON.
Kay takes over from Faye Clarke who served as president for three amazing years of dedication to the View Club and the Smith Family, but also to the members of the Bribie Island Club. During the ‘lockdown’ of Covid during 2020, Faye, together with the committee members managed to keep the club cohesive with phone calls of care and support, small group morning teas, zoom meetings and the co-ordination of special treats baked by Stella Auchter, and delivered to the members on Anzac Day and Mother’s Day. Faye was also instrumental in introducing the Quilt raffles where tickets were sold at local markets by members. These raffles raised much-needed funds for the Smith Family.