VIEW Club adjusts to life with COVID restrictions

The Cobar VIEW Club’s September meeting last week was well attended with ladies now being more comfortable adhering to the current COVID-19 dining out restrictions.

Treasurer Lillian Simpson reported a healthy bank balance was recently boosted by the proceeds of the street raffle won by Don Mitchell.

Mr Mitchell kindly donated his $100 prize back to the club which will enable them to send more funds to The Smith Family’s appeal for needy families.

Western Plains Taronga Zoo has donated passes for teh club’s Christmas raffle this year and further substantial prizes will be added to supplement this annual fundraiser.

Delegate Kate Winders made mention that the CEO of National VIEW will soon retire after 10 years at the helm, but has vowed to remain active within the organisation.

Discussion at last week’s meeting centred on the club’s annual Oaks Day event which will proceed at the Cobar Bowling & Golf Club with current COVID-19 restrictions to be enforced such as designated seating and a sit-down meal.

Prizes for Oaks Day racing outfits and hats will be up for grabs, so ladies are invited to dress up, turn up and enjoy the event.

The birthdays of members Mary Madden and Val O’Brien were acknowledged and
a welcome was extended to visitor Barb Dixon.

Phyllis Budd won the lucky door prize and Kate Winders was the winner of the veggie raffle while a plate was passed around which collected $89 for the local Mayoral Chest appeal which supports Cobar residents with Cancer.

Entertainment at the meeting consisted of a number of skits and president Margaret Potter’s bottomless pot of internet jokes, while the members’ general knowledge was boosted with the sharing of interesting facts about several different countries.

VIEW Club welcomes members to join their monthly meetings which are regularly advertised.—contributed