Redhead: VIEW supports Learning for Life
In 1960, George Forbes, General Secretary of the Smith Family, was looking for ways to get women involved in the Smith Family. So he started a VIEW club in Manly to raise money for disadvantaged children through the Smith Family’s “Learning for Life” program. VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women.
To this day, VIEW clubs are advocates for social change in Australian communities, empowering women to have their voices heard on issues of importance for the wellbeing of Australian society.
In 1963, the Redhead VIEW Club was one of the first clubs formed in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie area and is soon to celebrate its 60th birthday.
There are now 300 clubs with 15,000 members throughout Australia, raising more than $1.1 million annually and helping 1400 children to reach their potential through learning and mentoring programs.
The funds also go towards buying school uniforms, shoes and books and help pay for excursions, so children can participate in activities where they might otherwise be left out.
On International Women’s Day, all VIEW clubs in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie area joined forces to celebrate with a lunch and insightful guest speakers, while raising money for the National President’s Learning for Life children.
Redhead VIEW club gathers on the first Wednesday of the month at 11am for a meeting, lunch, guest speakers and other activities. Anyone is welcome to join at the Central Leagues Club, Bula St, Charlestown.
For more information contact Janette on 0411 280 870.
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