Gunnedah Evening VIEW Club 2018 committee

MARGARET Stevens was returned as president of the Gunnedah Evening VIEW Club at the recent annual general meeting.

Now in her fourth term, the much-loved president has served on the committee for 26 years of service to the club.

In her annual report, Margaret reflected on a very successful year for the club, which was launched in Gunnedah 27 years ago. Voice, Interests an Education of Women (VIEW) was launched in 1960 by George Forbes, then general secretary of The Smith Family, who saw the potential for an organisation, which allowed women from all walks of life to develop interests outside the home, providing friendship, education and mental stimulation.

At the same time, he hoped to offer these women the means to assist others less fortunate through The Smith Family.

Gunnedah Evening VIEW Club supports three disadvantaged students through the Smith Family’s Learning for Life program.

New zone councillor Sally Cronberger travelled from Tamworth to preside over the election of office bearers.

Kate Knight has signed up for another term as vice-president, while Marie Hobson was re-elected to the secretary’s role, with Moana Shoobert the assistant. Trish Conway was returned as treasurer.

New faces on the committee are Rosemary Eveleigh (assistant treasurer) and Jill Sampson who will assist Lorraine Overton in the role of Program Officer. Anne Finnigan is the delegate.

February is the month for the ‘Friends Reveal’ when members learn who has been their secret friend over the past 12 months. There was much fun and laughter with the exchange of gifts as members learned who had been their anonymous supporter and backstop over the previous year.

New member Jo Oldrey was presented with her badge and member’s pack.

Gunnedah Evening VIEW Club embers are mourning the loss of their much-loved friend Sue Ebbage who lost her battle with cancer on February 4.

Rockabilly Rockers will entertain members and guests at the next meeting on March 7. Apologies and guest names are to be with Kate Knight by March 5.

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