Happy 39th Birthday Harden VIEW Club

On Thursday May 11, the Harden Evening VIEW Club celebrated its 39th birthday at the Terracotta Restaurant.

Despite the chilly evening, members donned their pearls and party clothes, to help celebrate the Club’s birthday. Next year will be a big celebration for the Club.

The Club welcomed VIEW’s National Councillor for the area, Barbara Gullotta. Barbara cut the birthday cake that was made by Fay Valerius.

Ros Bickford, who is also the Club’s secretary, gave a wonderful slide presentation of her trip to Singapore in February where she attended various commemoration activities to mark the 75th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore. Mrs Bickford’s father was a POW at Changi for nine months before being transferred to a POW camp in Kuching, the capital of North Borneo.

Mrs Bickford also spoke about the different cuisines sampled and sightseeing to various places around Singapore.

The Harden Evening VIEW Club is part of Australia’s leading women’s volunteer organisation, and acknowledges the contribution made by members during National Volunteer Week. Many of the Club’s members volunteer with various groups in town.

The Club is part of a network of 330 VIEW clubs throughout Australia and its role in the community is underpinned by its support of The Smith Family to support children in need with their education. Currently Harden Evening VIEW Club supports two Learning for Life Students, one of primary school age and the other of high school age. The Club members are very pleased to be able to support these two students.

Currently the Smith Family provides long-term educational support to 34,000 highly disadvantaged children and young people across Australia.

Harden Evening VIEW Club hosts monthly meetings for members and guests on the second Thursday of each month. The Club is always looking for women from all backgrounds and ages to join as members.

Anyone interested in becoming a member can call the Club’s Secretary, Ros Bickford on 0407 920 585 or visit www.view.org.au for further information.

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