The Bellinger Valley VIEW Club celebrate 34th birthday at June meeting

The Bellinger Valley VIEW Club met on Monday, June 17 to celebrate our 34th birthday with the theme of 'an Italian affair'.

We had guests join us from neighbouring clubs, Urunga and Nambucca-Macksville. Some ladies wore red, green and white, the colours of the Italian flag, which was a marvellous effort. We enjoyed an Italian food raffle, and many lucky door prizes.

Italian entertainer Giri Mazzella, and Mrs Anne Hickey. Photo: Megan Octigan

Italian entertainer Giri Mazzella, and Mrs Anne Hickey. Photo: Megan Octigan

June birthdays were celebrated, and Bev Miles was given a lovely bouquet of flowers. Everyone enjoyed the camaraderie and a delicious Italian meal. Mr Giri Mazzella, our special Guest Entertainer, serenaded us with authentic Italian regional songs which was a great way to round off our special luncheon.

Bev Miles receives a lovely bouquet of flowers for her birthday. Photo: Megan Octigan

Bev Miles receives a lovely bouquet of flowers for her birthday. Photo: Megan Octigan

Three members were awarded badges by national councillor, Mrs Lesley Carroll. Robyn Ipsen and Sydette Anderson were awarded 10 years badges, while Laurice Lavender was awarded her 20 years badge. Congratulations ladies.

Robyn Ipsen, national councillor Lesley Carroll, and Sydette Anderson. Photo: Megan Octigan

Robyn Ipsen, national councillor Lesley Carroll, and Sydette Anderson. Photo: Megan Octigan

All money raised goes towards our 'Learning for Life' students whom we sponsor through The Smith Family. VIEW clubs assists disadvantaged school children to help them reach their goals whilst at school and prepare them for life.

VIEW provides women with the opportunity to meet regularly with other women, and establish lasting friendships.

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