The Glen Innes VIEW Club is celebrating its half century and it did so formally on Thursday with a lunch at the Services Club.
Ladies from Glen Innes were joined by visitors from Tamworth and Inverell.
VIEW stands for Voice, Interests and Education of Women and the celebration was, as you would expect, all women apart from mayor, Steve Toms, who expressed his good wishes to the club.
VIEW describes itself as “a leading women's national volunteer organisation, providing the opportunity 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 (a charity which concentrates on helping poor children through education).”
VIEW is also about women networking. It “empowers women to have their voices on issues of importance for the future well being of Australian society.”
There are more than 300 VIEW clubs around Australia, including one in Glen Innes for exactly fifty years.