Coffs Harbour Advocate

View to spread festive cheer

MEMBERS of the Coffs Harbour View Club are donating hundreds of hours of their time this December to help the wrapping-

challenged shoppers of Centro Toormina decorate their Christmas gifts.

From now until Christmas Eve, the club will be on hand beside Santa's Wonderland near Best & Less to wrap, tie ribbons and write on gift cards for a gold coin donation. This will support their ongoing work with The Smith Family.

Across the Country VIEW (Voice, Interest and Education of Women) raises $1 million a year to support disadvantaged children and their families.

The VIEW Clubs on the Coffs Coast are part of VIEW Australia

In 1960 the first VIEW Club in Balgowlah, Sydney was formed at a time in our history when women were not permitted to join clubs (yes, this was only in 1960) such as Rotary, Apex, Lions or other service clubs. It was a time when women were restricted by legislation and regulation about where they could go and what they could do. VIEW provides women with the opportunity to meet regularly with other women from all walks of life, a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas, lasting friendships and contributes to the support for disadvantaged Australians through the work of The Smith Family.

VIEW consists of 21,000 women over the age of 18 from a broad range of backgrounds in 400 communities across Australia. VIEW offers opportunities for leadership development, participatory decision making, knowledge and skills enhancement and encourage the development of friendships and a sense of well being for women of all ages, from all walks of life.

VIEW club meetings are held each month, usually over lunch or dinner and often include a guest speaker. Meetings times and contact details of Coffs Coast VIEW clubs are published regularly in the Coffs Coast Advocate Coastwide pages on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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