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Greensborough Evening VIEW Club was established in 1993.

Our members are offered the opportunity to enjoy various activities - monthly morning teas, knitting and scrabble groups, a yearly weekend away, day outings and games nights.

Best of all, we offer the opportunity to meet new friends while sharing a two course meal and listening to a guest speaker.

Our seven Learning for Life students are the major focus of our fundraising.

We are dedicated to making a difference, along with The Smith Family to disadvantaged children.

If you would like to join us for dinner one evening, we would love to hear from you.

Dinner Bookings:   gevcbookings@gmail.com

 

When

  • Meeting Evening on 4th Monday each month
  • 7pm for 7.30pm start

  • Heidelberg Golf Club, Main Road, Lower Plenty

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Where

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LOWER PLENTY

Heidelberg Golf Club, Main Road, LOWER PLENTY, VIC 3093

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2022 Greensborough Evening VIEW Club Committee


Looking forward to 2022 VIEW Year

 

 

Welcome!           We hope you have many happy years in VIEW.

2022 July Dinner

Monday night dinner meeting showed how adaptable our Club is! At the very last minute our guest speaker was diagnosed with Covid and one of our lovely ladies, Vera Lay stepped up to the plate to give us a very informative talk on Genealogy and her family tree. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

This year we have had many new members join, which is fantastic. Monday night 4 ladies, Isobel, Karen, Julie and Debbie were presented with their official name badges by Jennie Wynd.

 

 

Leigh

Marg 

2022 July Knitting Group

 Once a month our Club offers a knitting group. Members come and knit for themselves, KOGO or just come along and enjoy a cake and a cup of tea with VIEW friends.

Jeannie and Noala

 

 

TK and Marie were extremely generous donating a large number of edible bouquets for our raffle, which helps support our 7 Learning for Life students.

 

 

2022 June Dinner Meeting

Ninety members and guests from Heidelberg, Banyule and Plenty Valley helped celebrate our 29th Birthday.

TK and her daughter Marie from Bliss Bouquets gave a demonstration of their incredible skill to produce beautiful edible bouquets.

 

 

Afternoon At The Theatre

 

2022 Outing

Twenty ladies and some partners enjoyed a Sunday afternoon watching The Beauty Queen of Leenane presented by the Heidelberg Theatre Company.

Most enjoyed a light lunch at nearby Café’s before heading to the Theatre. A lovely afternoon indeed!

 

2022 June Movie Night 

Fifteen members and some partners had a relaxing time at the opening night of ELVIS at the movies. A most enjoyable movie and recommend.

 

The Lume, Van Gogh

       

2022 June

Recently, thirty four  Members and some very lucky partners, ventured into beautiful Melbourne for what can only be described as an AMAZING experience.

The Lume, Van Gogh experience being held at the Melbourne Convention Centre, was well worth entering out on a cold Melbourne day.

Everybody thoroughly enjoyed it!

 

 

 

 

2022 May Dinner Meeting 

Guest Speaker - Donalea Patman OAM, founder of “For the Love of Wildlife”.

For the Love of Wildlife was founded in 2013.

Donalea launched For the Love of Wildlife, to create a professional platform to campaign for the plight of animals in Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Donalea continues to raise awareness of the destructive forces annihilating the natural world.

Donalea shared her story, pictures and a video for our members.

  

Donalea helped us all to understand what we must do to help this cause.

 

2022 April Dinner Meeting

Guest speaker Professor Gale Spring, Adjunct Associate Professor of Scientific Photography in the School of Science at RMIT University, Melbourne, gave members an enlightening talk on some aspects of his work.

His presentation looked at the impact of photography as evidence in courts. It demonstrated how photographs can lie and mislead unless the viewer is knowledgeable of how photographs are created.

His research interest and professional practice is in the creation and interpretation of images for forensic purposes.

After 25 years at RMIT, he retired in 2013 as the Associate Dean.

He continues to consult and act as an expert witness on matters of photographic interpretation for both the prosecution and defense.

 

 

2022 April - MCG Tour

Members and partners enjoyed a wonderful day last week touring the MCG.

Travelling together by train and then a short walk to the G. The weather was kind and so made it a most enjoyable day.

John, our guide, showed us all around the various floors, rooms and of course onto the hallowed turf of the mighty G!

We finished with a lunch in the Jim Steins room and explored the MCT Museum.

All in all, we had a fabulous day.

 

 

2022 March Dinner Meeting

Guest speaker Brenda Smith, author (Two Lancashire Lasses) and Bush Walker, spoke about many fun times spent with her sister.

Brenda decided to write the book when her beloved sister passed away. Brenda shared some wonderful memories of her family and some very funny stories of herself enjoying life with her sister before she passed.

Brenda has also written a book of everyday life spent in lockdown during the Pandemic – a must have diary for Melbournians!

Photo below: Brenda, Carolyn and Lorraine

 

Our annual Easter raffle – 22 prizes, raised funds for our 7 Learning for Life Students.

 

 

 

2022 March Luncheon

Sunday 20 March, 34 members and partners enjoyed a fabulous lunch at Shaw's Road Winery.

Beautiful surroundings, fabulous food and a great time was had by all!

2022 February

2022 has kicked off with a catch up dinner at the Greensborough Hotel.

Members were very excited to see each other, share a meal and talk about what a fantastic year we are all going to have.

We are all looking forward to our first dinner meeting in February.

2022 February - AGM

Lyn Geer updated members about "all things VIEW" at our AGM.

2022 Committee was inducted and everyone is looking forward to another great year of fun and outings all helping to raise funds for our 7 Learning for Life students.

 

 

 

 

2021 December - Merry Christmas

What a wonderful night of celebration was had by all! Several Clubs in our zone joined our ladies for a Christmas Dinner to remember.

Elie and Lorraine our Program Officers organised fabulous entertainers - the Cheek to Cheek Duo. Wow! they were exceptional. After starting with some very lively Christmas carols the tempo lifted and our members and friends hit the dance floor.

It certainly was a night to remember.

Our venue, The Heidelberg Golf Club didn't disappoint either. Members were greeted by a giant, lit up Christmas koala.

Our famous Christmas raffle was a huge hit and 23 ladies left very happy indeed!

We are all looking forward to 2022.

 

 

 

Colleen Wooley

Sylvana and Nadia new members

2021 November Dinner

Finally after "lockdown 6" we were able to meet and celebrate with our members and friends.

Lyn Geer presented badges to new members Sylvana, Nadia and Karen.

Guest Speaker Colleen Woolley, a retired police sergeant of the Victorian Police who spent 19 years researching Edition 1, mostly as a hobby in the first instance for her book "Arresting Women".

Of the original 30 police women, eight were still alive pre 1997 and Colleen interviewed 7 of them.

After retiring in December 1992 Colleen served on the Committee of the Retired Police Association from 1993 and became its first female Secretary in 1996 serving in that capacity until 2004.

In late 1993 Colleen was a founding member of the Past and Present Women Police Association of Victoria and served in many capacities until 1998.

Colleen became a Justice of the Peace in Victoria in 1999 and was made a fellow of the Royal Victoria Association of Honorary Justice in 2016.

In 2004 Colleen was awarded life membership of the RPA and an Order of Australia Medal.

Colleen was a very inspirational speaker and the ladies thoroughly enjoyed her talk.

Karen - new member -  GEVC second club

 

 

2021 July - High Tea Celebrations 

 Christmas in July was celebrated in style at High Gate, Yarrambat. A lovely selection of beautiful food was enjoyed by all.

 

 

 

New members Karen, Nadia and Silvana helped with the celebrations by cutting our birthday cake.

 

2021 June - 28th Birthday

A fun night of Trivia was held to celebrate our 28th birthday.

Winners of the Trivia night.

 

Lyn Geer presented Lorraine Jelley with her 20 year badge.

 

National and Regional News

 

Greensborough Evening VIEW Club

2019 Area VA Bunnings May VIEW Promotions

May 2019 Stephanie, on behalf of Thomastown Bunnings presented Sandi Muntisov, National Councillor Area VA, with 20 yellow pots of yellow and orange violas as well as a $50 Bunnings voucher.

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2019 May VA01

Eighteen members from three VA01 VIEW Clubs, Heidelberg, Banyule and Plenty Valley headed off together to the magnificent Mallee-Wimmera area of Victoria. The main focus of the trip was to view the amazing silo art that has been created over the past three or so years

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2019 International Women's Day Kooyong

On 7th March 143 VIEW members and guests attended the Kooyong Tennis Centre to celebrate International Women's Day and hear how we can ≠Balance for Better. Some of the guests had travelled from Wodonga and Bendigo. National Vice President Annette Schlafrig delivered the Executive address.

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Events Calendar

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Sep 9

VIEW National Convention 2022

We are pleased to announce the 55th VIEW National Convention will be held in Adelaide, SA from 9th to 11th September 2022.