A valued part of The Smith Family

Batemans Bay Evening VIEW Club


Batemans Bay Evening VIEW Club was formed in 1977.

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 Wednesday of the month at 6.30pm
  • Catalina Country Club


Anita -  0447 114 198


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154 Beach Road, BATEMANS BAY, NSW 2536

Club News

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2018 Committee



2018 Annual General Meeting

The February meeting of the Batemans Bay Evening VIEW Club was the Annual General Meeting with a new committee elected for 2018. Julie Teer was sworn in as president with Loretta Thornton supporting her as Vice President. Other office bearers are Anita Barnes (Secretary), Coral Pryor (Assistant Secretary), Nancy Carter (Treasurer), Leslie Handley (Assistant Treasurer), Noreen Bain (Delegate), Jenny McCaskill and Kathy Usher (Program Officers), Helen Buckley (Welfare Officer) and Annette Hazell (Publicity Officer).

After the formal part of the meeting a delicious two-course meal was enjoyed by all.  After the meal we celebrated the birthdays of members having a birthday in January and February.  This meeting one member, June Brooks celebrated her 90th birthday. What a great milestone to reach. June was presented with a bouquet of flowers from President Julie. Other members celebrating birthdays were Maryanne Bowen, Loretta Thornton and Annette Hazell.

Happy 40th Birthday Celebrations

The October 2017 meeting of the Batemans Bay Evening View Club was to celebrate the 40th Birthday of the Club. Over 40 Members and Guests were greeted by Hostess Anita Barnes as they entered the room beautifully decorated with VIEW club colours of purple and green and fresh camellias on each table.   The flowers were donated by June Brooks.   President Julie Teer welcomed Members and Guests including a few men.   A delicious buffet dinner was served and enjoyed by all.

After the meal Pat McCrea (Area NG National Councillor) and Faye Kastelein (Zone NG02 Councillor) were called on to propose a toast for the 40th Birthday and to cut the birthday cake.

Vice-President Loretta Thornton then gave a short talk on Memories of Batemans Bay Evening View Club.   She had called on two of the oldest members June Brooks and Cynthia Hill for information and memories.   Our club first met in Sept 1977 at Peppercorn Café which is now Blank Canvas.   The club started with about 20 members. Audrey O’Connell was responsible for getting the club up and running. Meetings then moved to the Bowling club and then in the mid 90’s moved to the Catalina Club.

When the club started members would donate goods which were given to deserving families. View Clubs were stared in 1960 in NSW by George Forbes (the then General Secretary of The Smith Family).   VIEW stood for Voice, Interests and Entertainment of Women. Today the E stands for Education.

Batemans Bay Evening VIEW Club sponsors 2 Learning for Life students and helps sponsor the two Zone students and donates a book to one of the local schools for Presentation Night. 

Entertainment was then provided by Steve Johnston (a local tenor) and everyone was left wanting more.

Pat and Faye then each gave a short speech before the night ended with the drawing of the Raffle, 50 club and lucky door prize as well as wishing a Happy Birthday to this month’s birthday girls – Pauline Brook, Nancy Carter, Bev Stephens, Helen Buckley and Lyn Barling.


National and Regional News


Batemans Bay Evening VIEW Club

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Batemans Bay Evening VIEW Club

2018 AREA NI01 International Women's Day

There were 91 VIEW Clubs of Australia NI01 members and their guests who attended an International Women’s Day lunch which was held at The Powerhouse on Saturday, 10 March 2018. The three VIEW Clubs in Tamworth attended along with Manilla VIEW Club and the two clubs from Gunnedah.

Batemans Bay Evening VIEW Club

VIEW Parliamentary Metnion

Ms JODIE HARRISON (Charlestown) make 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 14

WA State Conference

The idea of holding a Development Conference is to spread the word about VIEW and The Smith Family to a wider audience in WA, as well as give local women and those new to VIEW the opportunity to attend a “Convention-like” event.

Sep 13

VIEW National Convention 2019

Save the Date for National Convention 2019