The interests and well-being of women across the Riverina were featured at the annual zone conference of the region’s VIEW clubs on Saturday.
VIEW – which stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women – is a leading women's national volunteer organisation.
It provides opportunities for women from all walks of life to meet regularly, establish lasting friendships and help disadvantaged Australian children through supporting the work of children’s charity, The Smith Family.
Zone member Gail Tooth, speaking during the event at Wagga RSL Club, said the conference was also a chance to grow the organisation to recruit and retain members.
“Our membership growth has slowed and we need new younger women to join – we’ve got to get out there,” Ms Tooth said.
“There are 56 members from the zone today, and we have clubs all over the region including the Hills, Wodonga, Leeton, Junee, Harden and Wagga.”
VIEW’s national president Jan Roberts also attended.
“Our focus and our national theme is to make connections and make differences,” Ms Roberts said.
Our focus and our national theme is to make connections and make differences.Jan Roberts, national president of VIEW
“By making connections in the community, people understand what we are and what we do to support the Smiths Family.
There are more than 1200 disadvantaged students taking part in The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program, which VIEW members support through fundraising and sponsorship efforts.