Horse racing was in the air when the ladies arrived dressed to the 9’s in their pretty hats and fascinators for the “Ladies Day at the Races” theme. Tables were adorned with beautiful flowers to make it even more inviting. There was plenty of laughter and talking among the members during our luncheon meeting at The Cootamundra Country Club.

Competitions were held for the Melbourne Cup with the winner being Teresa Schofield, and for the best hat and fascinator which was judged by our very own chef, Jaimie Wilson. The best hat went to one of our guests Ruth Godfrey who is also the sister of Jane Schmierer, who won the prettiest fascinator. We also welcomed another guest, Greetje’s sister Tineke Harris.

Our guest speaker was Barbara Miles who became a new member of the VIEW Club and we gave her a big welcome. Kathy Hodge introduced Barbara who gave us a beautiful rendition of her poetry. Margaret Elmes had the privilege of giving the vote of thanks to Barbara on our behalf.
Don’t forget you can purchase washable masks with the VIEW logo for $10.00 from Jo at Baileyana Embroidery in Parker Street Cootamundra.

Christmas raffle selling begins this week at IGA with two prizes of delicious homemade Christmas cakes and bottles of wine. Tickets are $1.00 each and the raffle will be drawn at the Christmas luncheon on the 2nd of December. Please come down and support the VIEW Club. Funds raised go to the sponsorship of our three Learning for Life students, Jaclyn, Riley and Lily-may, and also for the local schools. VIEW Clubs are a valued part of The Smith Family sponsoring Australian children from disadvantaged backgrounds with their educations to help break the cycle of poverty.

Our next luncheon will be held on the 2nd December at the Cootamundra Country Club 11.30am for 12noon start at a cost of $28.00. The theme is “Candy canes and Baubles”. As well as the raffle draw there will be a trading table with lots of Christmas fare, competitions and special entertainment. So come along and join in the fun and sisterhood.
Just call President Jennifer on 0408475411 for more information.
We are the “Little Club with the Big Heart!”

Publicity Officer 2021-Jenny