A valued part of The Smith Family

Belconnen Day VIEW Club


Belconnen Day VIEW Club was formed in 1971.

Currently, the Club sponsors four Smith Family Learning for Life students and is actively involved in fundraising activities to raise donations for The Smith Family programs.

We are always open to new members, so please get in touch today and come and see what it's all about.


  • Meeting Day on 2nd Tuesday each month
  • 11.30 am for 12 noon
  • at Raiders Club Kippax – Hardwick Crescent, Holt ACT
  • Cost $30 for a 2 course meal including tea and coffee


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Raiders Club Kippax, Hardwick Crescent, , HOLT, ACT 2615

Club News

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2020 Committee Belconnen Day VIEW Club

(Back row) Joan Dwyer, Margarete Gill, Lorraine Lane, Christine Burnett, Barbara Murphy, Chris Colyer, Gaye Clarke,
June Weise (National Councillor Area AA)

(Front Row) Shirley Good, Marilyn Brennan, Mary Wheatley, Carmel McGarry 


Presentation of $500.00 cheque by Sara Turbull from L J Hooker to Gaye ClarkeChris Colyer and Shirley Good.

Congratulations to our new committee

Gaye Clarke President - Chris Colyer Vice President - Barbara Murphy Secretary - Christine Burnett Assistant Secretary - Marilyn Brennan Treasurer - Loraine Lane Assistant Treasurer - Shirley Good Publicity Officer - Margarete Gill Publicity Officer - Mary Wheatley Program Officer - Lyn Mellior Program Officer - Joan Dwyer Program Officer - Carmel McGarry Program Officer.

2020 February

The start to 2020 has been devastating to so many people but everyone at Belconnen Day VIEW Club were very happy to get together and share stories and friendships for our first meeting of the year.

We were exceptionally lucky to receive a $500 cheque from LJ Hookers through our lovely member Shirley Good. Thank you immensely Shirley and LJ Hooker, great start to 2020 for us.

After 4 years of hard work in front and behind the scenes Chris Colyer handed over the Presidential reins to a very competent Gaye Clarke. Many thanks Chris from not only the committee but all of the members. "come on down" Gaye, you will be an excellent president.

After 14 years on the committee in different roles Angela Yorston is also stepping down. Thank you Angela for your hard work and commitment. Enjoy your travels and stay safe.

Welcome to 2 new committee members Joan Dwyer and Christine Burnett. Looking forward to having fun and new ideas over the year.

May everyone have a happy, healthy 2020.



2020 February

At our February meeting we were lucky enough to have a master photographer - Terry Cunningham - take photos of many of our lovely ladies. Thank you Terry.

Save the date: Thursday March 5. We will be celebrating International Women's Day by enjoying a sumptuous brekky at Chris lyer's house. Cost $15 per person. Please PM if you would like to attend so that catering can be organised.

Look forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting Tuesday 10 March, where you can purchase some excellent bargains at our first trading table and be enthralled by our guest speaker the renowned author Karen Viggers.

Happy days everyone.









2019 March

International Women's Day

What a resilient group of women we have at Belconnen Day VIEW Club. Sunny skies are the norm in Canberra and a more picturesque scene along Lake Gininderra you couldn't find, but the morning we celebrated International Women's Day breakfast it was a chilly 6 degrees. Brrrr

Did that stop this wonderful group of women? Of course not. Hot tea/coffee, bacon, toad in the hole, delicious fruit, tasty sweets and of course good company made it all worth while.

Good on you resilient ladies and of course thank you to the handsome chefs as well.

Happy International Women's Days all you amazing women!



2018 Blind Auction 

Belconnen Day VIEW club consists of very generous, friendly fun-loving members. One of our biggest fund raisers for the year is the Blind Auction. 2018 was no exception.

The Belconnen Day VIEW Club fairies helped to auction off many items sharing loads of laughs. Thank you once again all generous members.



2019 AGM February

Happy New Year one and all, may it be an excellent year for everyone.

Our first meeting of 2019 was an excellent turn out and saw Anne Brown-Bryan our Zone Councillor induct our 2019 Belconnen Day View Club committee.

Congratulations ladies and we look forward to another fantastic, productive, friendly year.

National and Regional News


Belconnen Day VIEW Club

ACT Walk with VIEW

Chris Conway the owner of Curves, Wanniassa (lady in purple Curves T shirt) and some of her clients and husbands joined the Area AA VIEW Club members on our Walk around Lake Tuggeranong. The walk was 5.6km.

Belconnen Day VIEW Club

Developing VIEW Clubs

Continuing to grow existing clubs and creating new clubs remains just as important today as it was 55 years ago when a small group of women met with the object of forming the very first VIEW Club.

Belconnen Day VIEW Club

VIEW's volunteering role

VIEW Club members are some of the most active volunteers for The Smith Family. Members assist at after school Learning Clubs, mentor students, supervise students in the reading program and assist in many Smith Family offices around the country.


Events Calendar

We have some great events coming up, take a look at the calendar and get involved!