Taree VIEW Club celebrated a successful year and the Christmas season with a lunch at Club Taree.
More than 70 people attended, including VIEW's national zone councillor Christine Manger, zone councillor Judith Hemmingway and Learning for Life coordinators for the district, Heidi Prowse and Kirstie Maher.
Certificates of appreciation were presented to foundation members Joy Davey and Janice Howard, as well as long service members, Dulcie Gauntlett, 42 years service and Joan Taylor, 40 years service. Not present to receive their awards were Judy Jaggers, who joined in 1985, Verlie McKay, 1986 and Lillian Ellis, 1989.
The Taree club's next meeting is on January 28, 2020 at Club Taree.
VIEW clubs raise funds for The Smith Family, "a national, independent children's charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves."
The Smith Family's Learning for Life program recognises that disadvantaged children need extra support to stay at school and go on to further studies or a job. Learning for Life helps create better futures for children in need by providing:
- financial assistance from a sponsor to help disadvantaged families afford the cost of their child's education;
- support from a Learning for Life Program Coordinator to connect the child and their family to local learning opportunities and other supports; and
- access to Smith Family educational programs to help children get the most out of their school years.
VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women.
Source: The Smith Family