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


You might like to visit us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/belconnenday.viewclub.3


Google Map


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

Club News

Happenings at Belconnen Day VIEW Club
2018 Committee

2018 has heralded a fabulous group of hard working ladies to the Belconnen Day VIEW Club committee. Congratulations.

VIEW Committee for 2018. L-R Lyn Mellier, Carmel McGarry, Mary Wheatley, Marilyn Brennan, Angela Yorston, Shirley Good, Barbara Murphy, Gaye Clarke, Chris Colyer. (Absent, Lorraine Lane and Margarete Gill)


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.



2017 November 

Not everyone is lucky enough to meet celebrities, but our club had “Kath, Kim and Sharon” make the Blind Auction heaps of fun and successful. Thank you girls and all the generous members.


2017 September

Our fun loving young at heart members entered a photo in the Fabulous Fountain Photo competition run by VIEW National Office. One of the criteria was to use VIEW umbrellas and in November we came second in the risqué section. Lots of fun was had by all and you can imagine lots of laughs. Way to go ladies.



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 Announced

Your Invitation to Blue Illusion National Shopping Day and Styling Workshop on Thursday 1 November 2018 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