In 1960, George Forbes, then General Secretary of The Smith Family, 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.
At a time when women were discouraged from having a voice in the community, George believed society needed a better balance in decision-making processes at the local, state and national governance levels. He believed that this imbalance could be rectified through the creation of a supportive network of women that worked across these levels.
View STANDS FOR Voice, Interests and Education of Women, and it supports the work done by the Smith Family with disadvantaged Australians through their fundraising initiatives. The Learning for Life Programme has expanded enormously over the years. This initiative helps disadvantaged students in all educational sectors to achieve to their potential. This is carried out in a variety of ways: by the sponsorship of individual students, by providing educational aids to some schools and by running programmes within schools to improve numeracy and literacy levels. There is also a programme to assist parents in supporting their children.
Participation in VIEW is suitable for all women who want to meet regularly, establish new friendships, engage in social activities and outings and contribute to the fundraising for the Learning for Life Programme.
Meetings of East Hills VIEW Club are held on the third Monday of each month at 10.45 at the Revesby Workers Club. There is usually an interesting guest speaker after lunch.
We look forward to welcoming new members. If you would like further information phone Bev Cheal on 0412 500 557.