New VIEW clubs proposed for the Bellarine
NEW VIEW Clubs are being proposed for Ocean Grove and Point Lonsdale, giving women the opportunity to establish new friendships, contribute to their community and be part of a leading Australian women’s volunteer organisation.
VIEW stands for the Voice, Interests and Education of Women, boasting over 15,000 members nationally across more than 300 clubs, who volunteer, fundraise and advocate exclusively for the national children’s education charity, The Smith Family.
VIEW is The Smith Family’s largest community sponsor of Learning for Life students.
It sponsors more than 1,350 disadvantaged students and donates over $1 million annually to help fund learning and mentoring programs for disadvantaged children through The Smith Family’s Learning for Life sponsorship program.
As well as raising awareness and fundraising, VIEW members volunteer their time and talents in a number of ways.
Members read with local children to advance their literacy skills; help children with homework after school at Smith Family Learning Clubs; act as mentors for students; make library bags; donate school stationery packs for use at home and school and donate funds for toys and books for children in need at Christmas time.
The Smith Family works in the area of Greater Geelong to provide support for disadvantaged children.
“We aim to attract a broad range of women to the interest meetings to discuss what VIEW can offer local women of all ages,” Victorian VIEW member Lyn Geer said.
“If you are looking for an opportunity to meet new friends, have fun and learn new skills, while supporting disadvantaged Australian children, then VIEW in Ocean Grove or Point Lonsdale is an ideal club for you.”
Interest meetings for prospective members of the Bellarine Peninsula VIEW Clubs will be held at Point Lonsdale Golf Club, 69 Fellows Rd, Point Lonsdale on Thursday August 22 at 10.30 for 11am start, and at Grove Pavilion, 74 The Avenue, Ocean Grove, on Thursday September 19 at 10.30am for 11am start.
Anyone interested in finding our more about VIEW can call Lyn on 0409145073 or Edna on 9455 0941 or visit view.org.au for further information.