Sunday, January 19, 2014

wrapping up 2013

Kerry LGDVC, blowing bubbles at Woden VIEW Club Fashion show

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Government House Open Day Canberra (GHOD)

What a great day it was for VIEW Clubs today. Area AA03 was represented as were  AA02, AA01.
The weather gods smiled upon us as it was a sunny day with a breeze to refresh the afternoon weary workers at the VIEW Clubs of Australia.
The VIEW Clubs tent sold woderful Devonshire teas, sold crafty craft works and had a PR Team rounding up new recruits. LGDVC now has 4 new members.

Enjoy the photos

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

AGM 2013

Welcome to the year 2013!

Out going President Anne McVP read the minutes of the 2012 AGM, thanked the out going committee and stepped down.
Past National Councellor Rhonda thanked the President and out going committee for their work and welcomed the new committee which comprises President-Fiona, Secretary-Bernie, Treasurer-Pauline and finance committee Kerry, Mary, Delegate-Fran and PR-Lydia.
Expecting this will be a great year for LGDVC!

That's the nice thing about having your own private venue, you can sit and chat with other members. Just a great atmosphere

The new committee for 2013
L-R in red Pauline, Bernie, Kerry,Lydia
front Fran, Fiona

President Anne's Report for 2012


There have been notable achievements in the Club this year in the areas of administration and finance.

Over the course of this last year the members helping in different areas became the Club Committee. I thank June, Fiona, Bernie, Kerry, Mary, Lydia, Pauline and Heather for this work. For our small club this is a more flexible arrangement than the team approach that we had been trying and this works very easily. We’ve been meeting monthly over a cuppa and cake and had very friendly and lively discussion. With a minimum of effort we’ve organised the activities and lunches.

Financially we’re doing very well indeed without needing to become stressed over fundraising activities. As you’ll hear in detail from the Treasurer’s report that we are supporting both local students and a Learning For Life student and still having a good credit balance in the bank as a result of our inexpensive, self-catered lunches.

Our involvement with other VIEW Clubs and with the VIEW organisation is very creditable. We’ve had members regularly attending Bungendore, Queanbeyan, Cooma, Goulburn and ACT Clubs’ activities as well as events run by The Smith Family and VIEW from Area, State and National. There will be more details in the Delegate’s report.

We’ve had a busy year of speakers and activities at our lunches for members and guests. For these I’ve provided a summary.
·        International Women’s Day with a short history of the beginnings of IWD in different parts of the world.
·        Back to School day with members dressing in parts of old school uniforms and doing old school activities and games.
·        Guest speaker Peter Hugonnet speaking on Women in Submarines and the necessary arrangements to accommodate a small number of women within a large number of men in a formerly men-only area of work.
·        An outline of the resolutions being put to the National VIEW Convention followed by discussion on the resolutions.
·        Guest speaker Dr Peter McCullagh spoke about the recovery process from brain injury and the associated time spent in a coma. He stressed the vital role that the active support of family and friends play in the extent of recovery.
·        8th birthday party – was held on a pirate theme from the cockatoo saying “pieces of eight, pieces of eight” in the story of Long John Silver. The pirate theme included costumes, table decorations, room decorations, games and activities. A very successful event for the many visitors and ourselves.
·        A quiet lunch with “Table Topics” in which we discussed our favourite books.
·        Guest speaker was from Society of St Vincent de Paul. He spoke about poverty today with the greatest number of homeless people now being older women who are alone.
·        Elections. Our guest speaker was Jarod, a tertiary Learning For Life student. He’s had a very rocky road with health problems in his tertiary studies and would not be achieving any of it without the broad based assistance from the LFL programme. A story of great courage.
·        Our Christmas dinner was held at the George Harcourt Inn.

My thanks to all of you for your participation and my best wishes to the Club and the Club members for 2013.

Anne 19-2-2013

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Photos of events attended by members of LGDVC

 LGDVC Eight birthday celebrations

 President Anne cutting LGDVC 8th birthday cake with ZC Margaret looking on

 Pirate Pauline, Fran and Helen

Pirate Fiona holding up the group to get her "pieces of eight"

Pinning the tail onto the pirate, Marie?

Back to school February 2012
Gala 2012 area AA03
clubs in attendance: Goulburn, Bungendore, Lake George, Queanbeyan, Cooma  
(did I miss anyone?)
VIEW ladies at Gala having fun
Area AA03 at Gala
Gala 2012 area leaders
home cooked meal to share
Sunny Bywong hall
Self serve
Yummy lunch

LGDVC luncheon
VIEW Club area AA03 Government House.
VIEW Club ladies in full force manning the stands and being guides around Government House. Join a VIEW Club today!
VIEW Club ladies scone making machine!

VIEW Club ladies signing up new members!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Governor General's Open House

VIEW Club ladies in full force manning the stands and being guides around Government House. Join a VIEW Club today! Don't forget that this Sunday is your chance to discover Canberra's beautiful Government House as it opens its magnificent grounds to raise money for The Smith Family. Live entertainment, food, wine, arts and stalls, PLUS a spectacular aerobatic display from the Roulettes will be on show! Tickets at the gate: $10 adult, $8 conc. and $25 families, with all proceeds going to The Smith Family. — on Sunday March 18 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

International Women's Day March 8 2012

Happy International Women's Day!

IWD at Lake George

International Women's Day at Lake George Day VIEW Club.
Lake George Day VIEW Club was host to visitors from the Goulburn Day VIEW
Club and the Bungendore Bridge Club when International Women's Day (IWD),
was celebrated at the March luncheon meeting. 
Guest speaker was Zydre Pember who gave a fascinating account of her
experiences as an expatriate Australian who over a 32 year period only lived
in Australia for 4 years. Zydre contrasted her life living for 13 years in
three different African countries: Malawi, Botswana and Ethiopia; eight
years in Bangkok, Thailand ; and five years working in Geneva, but living
just over the border in France. Zydre held the attention of the audience
with a lively speech sprinkled with humour, danger, poverty, pathos, and
Zydre made us envious when she described what it was like living like a
Queen for 21 years: without cooking, cleaning, washing, ironing and a baby
sitter always available. With her free time she undertook voluntary work,
learnt to sew and crochet and took up jogging. She also explained that this
life of luxury was balanced by the responsibility of being responsible for
the lives of their employees including bailing out of jail her gardener who
had been stabbed.
It was in Botswana, a politically stable and peaceful place, that she felt
most frightened when she woke up to the sound of rifle and machine gun fire,
explosions and tanks rumbling down the road. Zydre, her mother and her
three boys crawled into a secure corridor in the dark and waited until all
activity ceased. The South African defense force had invaded Gabarone, the
capital city, to flush out ANC sympathisers and activists who had taken
refuge in Botswana. Not only were these people flushed out, they were
killed, shot and blown up in their homes.

Ethiopia was the first country where Zydre witnessed extreme poverty, felt
pity then apathy, guilt and then anger at feeling apathetic. Zydre opened
our eyes to the plight of young girls who could live out their lives as
destitute outcasts if it was not for The Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital which
was founded by Australian Dr Catherine Hamlin and her late husband, Dr Reg
Hamlin from New Zealand. The Fistula Hospital is dedicated to the treatment
and care of women who suffer horrendous childbirth injuries, known as
obstetric fistula.

Of Thailand, Zydre said that she tolerated her eight years there more than
she liked it and was very pleased to spend five years living in France and
exploring Europe while working in Geneva. Zydre's speech was very well
received by all who attended and she concluded by saying that all people, no
matter where, crave love, cherish family and want security. In the absence
of social security, the family unit is critical to survival as is obtaining
good well paid work. Zydre and Robert Pember retired in 2007 and enjoy
living on acreage in the hills overlooking Bungendore.

Margaret Gooch (National Councillor), Anne McVilly-Price, Zydre Pember
(guest speaker), Brenda Rogers

In this week where women around
the world are celebrated, it is great to focus on women not as victims,
but as agents of change. This was the message yesterday at the
UN Women breakfast. The Lake George day VIEW Club was represented
by Lydia Teodorowych at the National Convention Centre where the special
luncheon was held.

ABC war correspondent Sally Sara spoke of her experiences on the
frontline in Afghanistan, an environment she described as having
no 'practical' barriers that excluded women - no toilet facilities,
armed men who throw pebbles at you while you sleep, suicide bombers
at your local supermarket, interviews with 'warlords'.Not the sort of experience I would relish.
Sally spoke about a female helicopter pilot in the Afghan army who
takes her 5 year old daughter with her on missions and has been doing so since her daughter was 2 months old
She does this because there is no
child care. Her sister who was also a pilot died during child birth in 2007.
She spoke about women in India, living in slums in extreme poverty,
buoyed by the opportunities for their granddaughters receiving the school
education that they did not. Without people such as Sally sharing these
personal stories, the rest of us remain ignorantly in the bubble of our
safety zone. Sally has now returned to be the ABC's regional and rural
affairs correspondent, and a much deserved rest from the battle front she experienced.

Monday, February 20, 2012

2012 first photos of the new year

Pauline selling her home grown fresh produce at the February Wamboin Produce Markets

Lina chatting to a customer at her jewellery stand at the February Wamboin Produce Markets