A valued part of The Smith Family

Belconnen Day VIEW Club


Belconnen Day VIEW Club was formed in 1971.

Currently, the Club sponsors two 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

2019 Committee

2019 Belconnen Day VIEW Club committee L-R Mary Wheatley, (Program Officer) Carmel McGarry (Program Officer) Lyn Mellior (Program Officer), Margarete Gill (Publicity Officer), Shirley Good (Publicity Officer), Lorraine Lane (Assistant Treasurer), Marilyn Brennan (Treasurer), Angela Yorston (Assistant Secretary and Delegate), Barbara Murphy Secretary), Chris Colyer (President) – absent is Gaye Clarke (Vice President)


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.



2018 June Gala

We were privileged to hear Dr Rasheed who is a fabulous guest speaker. She is passionate about the benefits of education not only for the students but for families and communities as well. Dr Rasheed gave us perspectives that most of us would not ever have had to face. For example “choosing to put food on the table or educate your daughter”.

Thank you so much Dr Rasheed for also sharing your own personal story, I don’t think there was a dry eye in the room.

“Life trajectory can change with hope”

After a delicious meal supplied by the Hellenic Club, we were entertained by members of the Folk Dance Canberra club who have "25 years of Fostering International Folk Dance for Fun and Fitness" We can certainly attest that these dancers were fit and enjoyed performing several different folk dances. Thoroughly enjoyable to watch and the different costumes enhanced the dancing too. Big thank you to the dancers and the committee that made the Gala so successful.

2018 June Gala

Friday 1 June brought together approximately 80 like minded women to the Hellenic Club Woden for the Area Gala. Six of our members attended and all agreed it was highly successful, a fabulous guest speaker, great food, great company and very informative.

There was great support for the trading table which we manned. Many excellent donations gratefully accepted.

Just a few facts from the speakers.

  • VIEW supports 1246 Learning for Life nationally
  • The Gala is a fundraiser for two Learning For Life students
  • VIEW has 15,442 members nationally
  • There are 318 VIEW clubs nationally
  • $783,671 has been raised and distributed for
    - Christmas appeal
    - Winter appeal
    - Toy and Book appeal
    - Joy spreader gifts


Mary Wheatly, Gaye Clarke and Heather manning the trading table





2018 March - International Women’s Day

This year we were blessed with a beautiful day to celebrate International Women’s Day with a delicious breakfast on the shores of Lake Ginninderra. Two of the hubbies cooked up a storm and two of our ladies were lucky enough to win prizes from the Easter Bunny.


2017 Christmas

Who doesn’t like to sing along with a band. Well our ladies thoroughly enjoyed tapping and singing along with the Tuggeranong Ukulele Group who were very entertaining at our Christmas celebration. Big thank you to TUGS ukulele group.


2017 December

"Girls just wanna have fun…….” Well our members always make a special effort to bring fun and humour to their activities. Here we have the members decked out in their pearls and gloves for their attendance at the Gala High Tea.




The  three photos were taken at the Belconnen ACT Office Works Fundraising Day for The Smith Family, Saturday 13th February.

It was successfully run by Ros employee at Office Works  (doing all of the cooking) and coordinated by Frances Turner President of the  Canberra City Evening VIEW Club.

It was a very hot day in Canberra, 35 degrees and in spite of the weather the sausage sizzle was a huge success receiving donations for The Smith Family and  giving bottles of water away  free to the children.

The VIEW Volunteers enjoyed their time and were able to promote VIEW Clubs in Area AA and hand out VIEW brochures.

Frances Turner, President of Canberra City Evening successfully  recruited 2 new VIEW members to Canberra City Evening VIEW Club. Well done!!

Many thanks to the lovely ladies of Area AA, Zone AA01  Belconnen Day and Canberra City Evening VIEW Clubs  for your time,passion and dedication that you have for VIEW and for The Smith Family which  ensured  that  the Office Works Fundraiser would be  a success.  Congratulations!!









National and Regional News


Belconnen Day VIEW Club

Blue Illusion Shopping Day

Blue Illusion National Shopping Day and Styling Workshop in support of The Smith Family and VIEW Clubs.

Belconnen Day VIEW Club

People's Choice Credit Union Lottery

Want a chance to win a new car [1st prize Toyota RAV4 GXL 2WD (valued at $39,516); 3rd Prize Toyota Corolla Ascent 5 Door Hatch (valued at $25,728)] , or perhaps LG Signature Pack (valued at $29,497) or any one of the other 97 fabulous prizes in the raffle pool worth over $360,000.

Belconnen Day VIEW Club

VIEW Parliamentary Mention

Ms JODIE HARRISON (Charlestown) made a Private Member's Statement in Parliament on Tuesday 22 May 2018


Events Calendar

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

Sep 13

VIEW National Convention 2019

National Convention 2019 - bookings have opened