VIEW Cessnock

VIEW stands for Voice, Interest & Education of Women and is a valued part of The Smith Family’s support of education for disadvantaged Australian students through the Learning for Life program.

VIEW Clubs of Australia is a leading women’s volunteer organisation making a difference in our local communities. There are over 300 VIEW clubs across Australia, 23 of which are in the Hunter. The Cessnock VIEW Club began in 1965 with approximately 30 women. The original aim was to put together food and clothing parcels, which were sent to The Smith Family for distribution to disadvantaged families. The club now has over 80 members, with an inaugural member still attending the monthly luncheon meetings.

Meetings are at Cessnock Leagues Club every third Thursday of the month with a guest speaker or entertainment. Every fourth Thursday is a friendship day often with a visit to various locations in the Hunter Region for lunch and to raise funds to support their seven Learning for Life students. The Cessnock VIEW Club participated in The Smith Family challenge of a fountain photo displaying the VIEW umbrellas and were surprised and excited about winning the “Risqué” section! Cessnock VIEW is a wonderful way of meeting new friends while helping students fulfil their dreams.

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