It was grey and grim outside but inside the Lithgow Workies at the VIEW Club’s birthday celebrations there was a tropical breeze blowing.
One of Lithgow’s longest running women’s clubs marked its 48th year with a bright birthday bash that, you guessed it, was Hawaii themed.
Lithgow VIEW Club members donned colourful leis for an afternoon of entertainment, including raffles, nibbles and a performance from the Little Black Ducks band, involving ukuleles of course.
MP Paul Toole, Mayor Stephen Lesslie and national VIEW Club president Gwen Wilton attended the event.
The group read out birthday cards from VIEW Club members located elsewhere in Australia and from children whose education is sponsored by Lithgow VIEW Club through the Smith Family’s Learning for Life program.
“School is going great,” one child wrote.
“Every Thursday at school I get to go horse riding with school mates and it will continue until the end of the year.”
Many members at the party had been involved in VIEW Club for decades since the social and charitable women’s group formed in Lithgow in 1969.
- Video footage supplied by Glenda Phipps.