Qld women to join more than 600 at national VIEW convention

WOMEN from the Gold Coast, Darling Downs and Brisbane will journey to Wollongong for the VIEW's National Convention from Friday, September 11, to Sunday, September 13, joining more than 600 women from across Australia.

VIEW stands for the Voice, Interests and Education of Women and was established in 1960 by children's charity The Smith Family as a service to women and the community.

At the VIEW convention, to be held over three days at the Novotel Northbeach Wollongong, VIEW women will hear from a stellar line up of notable Australian women including: President of Australian Human Rights Commission Professor Gillian Triggs, Channel 10 personality Jessica Rowe, comedienne and actress Jean Kittson, President of Jane Austen Society of Australia Susannah Fullerton, iconic Australian movie host and critic Margaret Pomeranz, and journalist Ticky Fullerton. Fellow authors Geraldine Doogue, Sarah Hopkins and Kate Grenville will talk about their most recent books. Attendees will also enjoy a range of high energy social functions including a Gala Dinner.

"In Logan, VIEW women help disadvantaged families and communities by supporting children's education, including volunteering for learning support initiatives and fundraising," said Gwen Revell Publicity Officer for Logan VIEW Club.

"The VIEW National Convention offers an opportunity for members to bring community values and concerns to a national audience."

Delegates will add their voices to debate matters of national concern on four resolutions drawn from debate at club level, determining whether they will progress as focal points on the national VIEW agenda for 2015. The resolutions were:

  • Reduce the incidence of domestic violence and create a centralised data base for victims
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Uptake of education for Aboriginal girls
  • The regulation of sugar content in processed food

VIEW is a valued part of The Smith Family, committed to working with disadvantaged Australian children to transform their lives through education. Since 1960 VIEW has grown to more than 17,000 members in more than 340 clubs nationally, contributing in excess of 50,000 hours of volunteering and raising more than $1million annually for The Smith Family.

For more information on VIEW and The Smith Family or to purchase tickets, visit www.view.org.au or call 1800 805 366.


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