Batemans Bay Evening View Club is back to meetings and had a visit from Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women.
On Wednesday, February 10, it was the club's first face-to-face meeting since February last year. The meeting was held at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club and 29 women enjoyed a delicious meal and a game of trivia.
"At the meeting we discussed our plans for the year, meals at our new venue and guest speakers for the year," a club spokeswoman said.
June Brooks, Loretta Thornton, Doreen Fulton and Annette Hazell celebrated their birthdays in January and February and received a chocolate from president Julie Teer.
Monthly meetings are held at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, with the next meeting on Wednesday, March 10 from 6pm with a Chinese banquet at a cost of $25. Visitors and guests are welcome. For all enquiries contact Julie on 0408 215 553 or Jenny on 0429 726 630.
On Thursday, February 11, members of VIEW from Batemans Bay, Milton and Ulladulla enjoyed an afternoon tea at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club with Senator the Hon Marise Payne and Senator Jim Molan as part of their south Coast tour to hear about concerns and problems women and families face.
VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women and supports the Smith Family and the Learning for Life Program and helping young Australians in need to get the most out of their education. The club was established in 1997 for women interested in meeting regularly with other women from all walks of life, providing them with an outlet to help others, as well as establishing lasting friendships and contributing to the community. We will be celebrating 60 years of VIEW in Australia in May with a function at the Soldiers Club.