New Year, new you.... join VIEW!
Nambucca Macksville Evening VIEW Club is seeking women who would like to make connections while making a difference.
VIEW (Voice, Interests and Education of Women) offers a network for women to connect in the community, to enjoy social activities and develop lasting friendships, while supporting the work of The Smith Family which provides long-term educational support for Australian children in need.
The Nambucca Macksville Evening VIEW Club is part of a network of over 300 clubs and 15,000 women throughout Australia.
Despite the challenges of last year, our members were extremely creative when it came to staying connected, while socially distancing.
They organised online fashion parades, face mask sewing bees, and Zoom social events - to name a few - all to raise money for children experiencing disadvantage.
"These children were among the hardest hit during school shutdowns, as many didn't have the right tools they needed to learn from home. It's been so heartening to see our members' passionate commitment to supporting better futures for young Australians in need," VIEW President Jan Ewington said.
As the new school year begins, The Smith Family is calling for people to sponsor 9,486 children who are experiencing disadvantage.
Children on The Smith Family's Learning for Life sponsorship program are provided with wrap-around support, which includes financial assistance for essential school supplies, access to out of school tutoring and mentoring programs, and a Smith Family partnership coordinator who is on hand to support the child's specific needs.
Those who join the Nambucca Macksville Evening VIEW Club which hosts monthly meetings for members on the first Wednesday of the month at 5.30 pm, will play a pivotal role in supporting The Smith Family's work by fundraising to sponsor more children for the duration of their educational journey.
In addition to their ongoing support of The Smith Family, VIEW hosts social events, including theme nights, movies, coffee mornings, high tea, outings etc.
"We are always looking for women of all backgrounds and ages to join us and look forward to welcoming new faces at our next monthly meeting," Jan said.
Anyone interested in becoming a member can call Robyn on 0400 451-874 or visit www.view.org.au for further information.
The next Nambucca Macksville Evening VIEW Club meeting will take place next Wednesday, February 3, at Bluegum Function Centre, 1 Short Street Macksville at 5.30pm for 6pm. RSVP by January 29.