VIEW’S Zone QA02 walking for awareness
MORE than 80 women from six VIEW Clubs across the Brisbane north-side walked the Sandgate foreshore on August 3 to raise awareness of VIEW (Voice, Interests and Education of Women).
The walk was aimed at promoting the clubs' work, which involves sponsoring disadvantaged Australian children through their education in conjunction with the children's charity The Smith Family.
The six clubs are based in Arana, Aspley, Brendale, Newmarket, Pine Rivers and Redcliffe, and come under the Zone, QA02.
The foreshore was coloured in the VIEW Club colours of purple, teal green and white as the ladies walked 5km from Sandgate Swimming Pool to Moora Park Shorncliffe, with zone councillor Suzanne Schultz leading the way on the "Walk with VIEW" and afterwards putting on a barbecue for the ladies.
It was a most enjoyable day with perfect weather.
Clubs in Zone QA02 collectively sponsor 55 Australian students through The Smith Family's Learning for Life educational support program. Each club fundraisers over the year to support their students, and The Smith Family's Winter Appeal and Toy and Book Appeal at the end of the year.
Besides fundraising, the ladies enjoy many social outings and coffee mornings.
The only evening club in the zone is Brendale Evening VIEW Club.
They meet on the third Tuesday of the month at Wantima Country Club, Brendale.
All other clubs are day time clubs with lunch meetings.
New members are always welcome in the clubs, and further information can be obtained from the zone councillor Suzanne by phoning 3205 2312.
Other social events and fund-raisers on the Calendar for the Newmarket VIEW Club are a Fashion Parade at the September 22 Lunch Meeting and a 'Blue Illusion Day' at the Chermside Shopping Centre for a Styling Workshop and National Shopping Day on September 24.
A special celebration for all local VIEW Clubs will be held on the October 23 for the 55th Birthday of VIEW Clubs in our Zone, at the Chermside Uniting Church.
Members are being encouraged to wear their 60's theme clothes on this occasion.
Those members present will also attend a celebratory lunch in the café which adjoins the church.
If you wish to make contact with the Newmarket VIEW Club and perhaps visit or attend a lunch meeting, please phone the publicity officer, Kathrine Whyte on 3855 3329 or 04 043 223 0612 or the treasurer Heather Nightingale on 3851 1122.
Meetings are held at the Gaythorne RSL Club, off Samford Rd, on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 10.30am for 11am.