VIEW - National Convention - The Smith Family
2012 VIEW National Convention
VIEW 2012 Coffs Harbour Update
Due to an overwhelming level of support by VIEW Members we are pleased to announce that Conference Day 1, "Endless Summer" Social Dinner and Gala Dinner are sold out. In early April we were able to increase Conference Day 1 and Conference Day 2 by an extra 100 places making a total of 650 places. We have also relocated the Gala Dinner to a larger venue within the Novotel enabling us to increase numbers by another 100 guests.
We have extended our best efforts to gain more places by working with Novotel to create as much space within the facilities to accommodate as many people as we can. However even with this extension tickets have sold out fast. Good news - There are still tickets available for: The National Presidents Dinner; Conference Day 2; "Midnight at the Oasis" Social Dinner and the Grand Celebration.
We encourage you to book online today at http://conferences.ozaccom.com.au/2012/vie12/index.aspx or contact Ozaccom on 1800 814 611.
VIEW Convention 2012
Each year VIEW holds a National Convention this year it will be held in Coffs Harbour. VIEW's Annual National Convention brings together members from around Australia in a celebration of the great work VIEW women do supporting the work of The Smith Family in over 400 communities nationwide. VIEW Convention is the largest event in the organization annually and the single opportunity in the year for VIEW members to come together outside of their individual communities, to foster the relationships on which the organisation is built. They receive updates on their fundraising and volunteering work, the work of The Smith Family and important advances relating to women in society through a range of speakers and events.
The Convention features a number of events, including, two social dinners a celebration ceremony and a gala dinner. These surround two core conference days, featuring prominent women speakers as well as debates on current issues affecting women. Last year we engaged The Hon. Mary Wooldridge, MLA, Professor Judith Sloan, Maxine McKew and Rabbi Aviva Kipen & Dr Leslie Cannold.This year, we have invited Wendy Machin, president of the NRMA Board, Melinda Pavey MLC, Anne Graham, Professor of Children studies at the Centre for Children & Young People, Southern Cross University Lismore to participate in the forum.. We have also secured EOWA Director, Helen Conway to give our George Forbes Oration on Conference Day 2.
This year convention days will be held at the Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort we expected over 650 women to attend our VIEW National Convention 2012.
Resolutions - the Voice of VIEW
The Resolutions Process represents the 'V' in Voice, Interests and Education of Women, giving VIEW a platform to raise issues that the VIEW membership believes reflects the values of VIEW and The Smith Family.
One of the priorities of VIEW is to effect positive change within the community. For the past 50 years VIEW has played an important role in supporting women and now in the 21st century the organisation is working to meet the challenges presented by a society that has changed markedly since the Club began in 1960.
Each year, VIEW member's present, debate and vote on issues of national importance to women and the community. This process is finalised at VIEW's Annual Convention, where they are formally debated by up to 1,000 women attending each year. The chosen resolutions become the public focus of VIEW in lobbying governing bodies and influencing outcomes.
Resolution 1: Better education for young people
Wording of Resolution: VIEW Clubs of Australia call on the Australian Government to implement the recommendations in the Gonski Report to achieve real equality in educational opportunity for all Australian children.
Resolution 2: Women and Affordable Housing
Wording of Resolution: VIEW Clubs of Australia call on the Federal and State governments to develop a long-term national housing plan, which is gender aware and responsive, to combat Australia's housing affordability crisis.
Resolution 3: Advance Health Directive
Wording of Resolution: VIEW Clubs of Australia resolve that the importance of the Advance Health Directive document be promoted, and that a nationally-recognised Advance Health Directive form be made readily available in appropriate public places throughout Australia.
Title of Resolution: Opt Out or Presumed Consent legislation for organ donations
Wording of Resolution: That VIEW Clubs of Australia lobby the State and Federal Governments to initiate an OPT OUT or Presumed Consent regulation whereby organs may be removed from deceased persons for the purpose of transplantation if they have not expressed an objection to donating their organs
*Stay tuned for our Resolutions results post-Convention 2012