Gunnedah Evening VIEW Club members were 'Cruising into Christmas' at the final meeting of the year with an evening of fun and laughter coupled with a little "nautical nonsense" as a troupe dressed as sailors presented a song and dance routine.
Totally unrehearsed, the troubadours invited members and guests to "Spend Christmas on Christmas Island" followed by a few nautical songs from the Village People.
Casual cruise wear was the fashion for the night, with Christmas carols and Auld Lang Syne ending another successful year of fun and friendship.
A highlight of the evening was the appearance of regular Christmas elves, Mackenzie and Charlette Keeler, with two little elves in training - Charlie and Izaac Orchard, who helped hand out the Christmas presents for Friends in VIEW.
Every year members are given a secret VIEW Friend to "care for" during the year, with the big reveal at the annual general meeting in February.
During the year, the club supported the education of three disadvantaged students through the Smith Family's Learning for Life program and donated $500 to the Christmas appeal.
VIEW Clubs of Australia were formed under the umbrella of the Smith Family charity in 1960 - next year will see celebrations Australia wide for the diamond jubilee.
The club will be in recess for January with members encouraged to nominate for a position on the committee as two serving members are stepping down due to family commitments.
The meeting will be held at Gunnedah Services & Bowling Club on Wednesday, February 4, 2020, at 6:30 for 7pm.
- Apologies and names of guests should be made to Kate Knight on 6742 3926 by the Monday prior for catering purposes.