Bonville-Boambee VIEW club member Barbara Prowse, was one of 5 recipients to be presented with the
Bonville-Boambee VIEW club member Barbara Prowse, was one of 5 recipients to be presented with the "Making a Difference" Award last year.

COMMUNITY NOTICES: What's on around Coffs


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THE Society was formed in 1984 and now has over 200 members. The Society has rooms at the rear of 169 Rose Avenue, Coffs Harbour and is open to members and visitors from 10am-4pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday (except the 4th Saturday which is workshop day).

Cost to visitors is $7 per half day of 3 hours research. Experienced monitors on duty to help members and visitors. Research sources Ancestry, FindMyPast, The Genealogist and Australian Biographical Database, Family Search and Birth, Death & Marriage indexes for all states except Northern Territory.

The Society has extensive Early Church Records for NSW on microfilm reels, shipping reels, inquests and many more research tools. The workshop for April 22, will be conducted by Mrs Nola Mackey and the topic of her talk is "New Evidence for Convicts to NSW 1788-1840".

The workshop will be held in the Uniting Church Hall, Vernon Street, Coffs Harbour beginning at 1.30pm. $5 for visitors. Bookings essential by contacting the Society before Wednesday, April 19.

For more information please phone the Society during office hours on 66516126 or email: website: www.rootsweb.ancestry .com/~nswchfhs


THIS community run gallery features a number of exhibitions during the year plus a range of workshops at convenient times for artists of all levels. Open every day except Friday 11am-3pm. Cnr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, Sawtell.

For more information, phone 66586477 or website:


THE gallery is a community based voluntary organisation and is open daily from 10am-4pm.

It features high quality arts and crafts made by local artisans at Turon Parade, Woolgoolga.

For more information, phone 66541052 or website:


HOME of the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group Inc. a community of artists with diverse interests offering creative activities for beginners and the more experienced artist, where participants can also enjoy social interaction.

Showground entrance, Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour.

For more information, website:


Voice, Interest, Education, Women - is a national organisation providing a support network for women and supporting the Smith Family, particularly in the care of children Australia wide.


VIEW national council, on a quarterly basis, presents a "Making a Difference" Award to five members of VIEW who have been nominated by their branch in acknowledgement of their contribution to the community through role modelling VIEW values above and beyond normal expectations. These values are being inclusive and welcoming; diverse and respecting; supportive and caring; locally focused while nationally active; collaborative and future looking. In July 2016 a member of Bonville-Boambee VIEW club was recognised by the members as being a worthy recipient of this award and in November 2016, Barbara Prowse was acknowledged by the National Council with the presentation of this award. Barbara has been a member of VIEW for 17 years and served on the committee as Publicity and Programme Officer for two years, President for two years, and her present position of Treasurer for the past 5 years. Barbara actively participates in our fund raising activities of trading tables and Christmas wrapping; she supplies flowers for bouquets and table decorations at our lunch meetings; makes cakes for celebrations and gifts; visits and phones members in retirement homes, those who are sick and absent members; assists Legacy and Red Cross; attends NMO2 functions; assists with school breakfast; knits for premature babies and cancer patients.


KORORA VIEW Club Supports the Smith Family. Meeting on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 11am at CEX for meeting, lunch and interesting Guest speakers. Come along and make new friends and help Learning for Life students. For information & bookings, phone 66537078.

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