Ms JENNY AITCHISON (Maitland): I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Anne-Louise O'Connor, National President of VIEW Clubs of Australia. Acting as an organisation who Voice Interests and Education of Women all over Australia, VIEW is a vital organisation in our local Maitland Community.

Formed in 1960, there is now more than 300 VIEW Clubs Australia wide which are open and supported by over 15,000 women of all ages. This empowering organisation is led by Ms O'Connor who joined VIEW in 2001 and served at the Shoalhaven Heads Evening club for 16 years before moving to the Hunter Valley. Ms O'Connor has since played a vital role in campaigning for the development of Clubs in the Hunter and Central Coast region. Our very own VIEW Club was formed in 1965 and currently sponsors five Smith Family Learning for Life students.

Thank you to past and present members of the Maitland VIEW Club for your dedication and commitment to ensuring disadvantaged children and young people in our community are provided with tutoring and mentoring to reach their full potential.