Altona Day VIEW Club

I rise today to congratulate and recognise a wonderful local group of volunteers in my electorate, the Altona Day VIEW Club. VIEW stands for voice, interests and the education of women. VIEW clubs in Australia were established in 1960 by the general secretary of the Smith Family. Members of the club work to help break the cycle of poverty in families through boosting education. They work with children in homework clubs, assist with reading and literacy for struggling students and fundraise for the Smith Family. The Altona Day VIEW Club, which is now over 70 members strong, uses get-togethers and tours to promote social interaction between its members. Through their community work, members strive to meet their club pledge to promote the interests of VIEW, extend friendship to all and help those in need.

I wish the Altona Day VIEW Club all the best for its 11th anniversary this week. I particularly recognise club president, Gloria Edis, Karin Albrecht and the rest of the committee for their warm hospitality during my recent visit. Most importantly, I would like to congratulate all the members for their ongoing vital and appreciated local community work.