Giving gift of reading

MURWILLUMBAH Day VIEW Club has donated books to the value of $60 to the Burringbar Public School library.

The donation includes $30 from members.

Each year the club will donate books to a local school as part of VIEW Club initiatives in assisting the education of children in the community.

This year the group chose Burringbar School for presentation of three books, library bags and stationery items.

Murwillumbah VIEW Club president Mary Sims says VIEW stands for Voice, Education and Interest of Women.

Clubs raise funds for The Smith Family which helps those in need and also encourages education through their Learning for Life program.

Murwillumbah Day VIEW Club has 90 members and meets on the fourth Monday of the month at Murwillumbah Bowls Club.

It is in its 42nd year, during which time hundreds of local women have been members, enjoying friendship for varying periods of time.

Activities include monthly lunches with guest speakers, outings and special functions including an end-of-year church service.

Guest speakers address members on diverse subjects ranging from health, travel and educational subjects to humour.

Each year members of all clubs vote on a series of issues affecting the wider community, which are taken to national conference and passed on to the relevant authorities.

Over the years these have resulted in alterations to legislation, making the community a better place to live.

Anyone interested in joining the club can phone Mary Sims on (02) 6672 1840 or Ruth on (02) 6672 3139.

VIEW Clubs have steadily grown throughout Australia over the years and in the local zone there are seven clubs - Twin Towns Day, Twin Towns Evening, Coolangatta Tweed, Tweed Coast, Murwillumbah Day, Murwillumbah Evening and Brunswick Valley.

The Gold Coast also has several clubs, with the latest addition having formed at Robina.

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