House debates

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Statements by Members

Kingston Electorate: The Vines Evening VIEW Club

1:39 pm

Photo of Amanda RishworthAmanda Rishworth (Kingston, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Health) Share this | | Hansard source

We all know volunteers make a huge contribution to our community. Indeed, in the electorate of Kingston that is no different. There are thousands and thousands of volunteers contributing to our local community. I was very, very pleased to see a new volunteer group start up in my electorate—The Vines Evening VIEW Club. They had their inaugural function and I would like to congratulate all those who spearheaded this and have formed this group.

VIEW clubs around the country play an important role, with women coming together to help improve the lives of vulnerable Australian children. Whether it is helping local children to advance their literacy skills by volunteering to read to them, making library bags or organising fundraising activities, the work that VIEW clubs do makes a positive difference to so many young lives. By bringing women from all walks of life together, VIEW also plays an important role in connecting women with each other in their communities.

It is incredibly fortunate that, in addition to the VIEW clubs that already exist in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, we now have The Vines Evening VIEW Club. I look forward to continuing to work with The Vines Evening VIEW Club as they really build their contribution to our community. I once again congratulate everyone involved and wish them all the best for the future.