A valued part of The Smith Family

Bega Evening VIEW Club


Bega Evening VIEW Club was formed in 1979.

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 Thursday of the month
During Winter 6.00 for 6.30 pm
and Summer 6.30 for 7.00 pm


Carleen 02 64941778

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Littleton Cafe, Ayres Walkway, Carp Street, BEGA, NSW 2550

Club News

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Committee for 2019

VIEW Committee for 2019.   L to R   Valerie Hobbs (Zone Councillor), Barb Ubrihien,  Pam Jordan, Lyn Murphy,
Joy Sirl,   Robyn Koellner, Carleen Maley and Joyce Smith (Veronica Northcott absent). 

The next meeting of the Bega Evening VIEW Club will be on Thursday, 8 August 2019 at 6.00 for 6.30 pm at the Littleton Cafe.  All welcome.

For bookings contact Lyn Murphy on 64 921 631 by the Monday before.


Lucky Barbara Black won the raffle. prize

Vice President, Joyce Smith with  Annie Hayson who won the lucky door prize.


2019 July

Janny Earnshaw was guest speaker at Bega Evening VIEW Club's July dinner. Janny is a native of Holland, who immigrated to Australia as a young lady,  and she gave a very informative and interesting talk about growing up in Amsterdam, particularly what it was like during the war years. She also passed around a lot of photos and information on Amsterdam which members found very interesting.

Helen Groch thanking Janny Earnshaw, our guest speaker.

Sharyn, Helen and Jann

Bega Evening VIEW Club's chairperson for the evening Jann McNeil, thanking Littleton Café  for  the delicious meals and their friendship.


2019 June

Volunteer for Isolated Student Education

Sharyn Whiting gave a very interesting, moving, funny and at times sad talk on her experience as a volunteer teacher in the outback working for VISE.  Not only did Sharyn teach isolated children their school work but she has also been a jack of all trades, helping with the farm animals, house sitting homesteads when the family are away and cleaning whole houses after huge dust storms.  She is so involved with the children that she teaches she is almost their nanny.  These children, and their families, are and will remain, life long friends.



Veronica receives the lucky door prize donated by Lesley


2019 May

A wonderful May meeting for mothers day celebrations.  Some mums were lucky to have their daughters with them.

Lots of memories were shared by members presenting a photo and reminiscing about their mum.

Diane and Nicky publicly thanked their mums for all the good and caring times during their upbringing. 

Helen, donator of the raffle prize, presented lucky Anne with her prize

Member Sue with her visitor Beverley at our Mothers Day Celebrations 


 Bega Evening 40th - Inaugural President, and past presidents cutting the cake.

Bega Evening 40th - inaugural members.  Back row Joyce and Carol, Front Inaugural president Margaret and Beth

Celebrating Bega Evening's 40th Birthday, 11 April 2019


Bega Evening 40th Jann McNeil, Bega Valley Shire Council  Mayor Kristy McBain, National Vice President  Pat McRae

Visitors from Merimbula Evening Club

Decade Badges presented by NVP Pat McRae to Carole Stoney (40yrs), Barbara Ubrihien (30), Jann McNeil, Lesley Baird, Kathy Gowing (20) and made special welcome to inaugural members present. 


2019 March - Happy 80th Birthday, Lesley


Lesley Baird being congratulated by Vice President Joyce Smith.


2019 March

Lucy Little, our guest speaker for the March meeting presented her Lions winning oration on the topic of Perspectives.  Lucy is only 16 and has a great future ahead of her. She capably answered questions put to her by the enthralled members.

Lucy Little, guest speaker, receives a gift from Veronica

2019 February Meeting

An inspiring speaker for February was Professor Leeanda Winton, who is an expert on IVF particularly in the field of older (geriatric??) mothers enlightened us many aspects of IVF.

Denise, Leeanda (guest speaker) and President Judith.

Guess who turned 80?

President Judith Reid presented Anne Sheedy with a special flower gift for her 80th Birthday


Congratulations to our member, Margaret Sirl, who received an OAM in the January honors list.

Thank you Margaret for all the wonderful work you do in our community.

Margaret Sirl, OAM and President Judith Reid

President Judith presents a members badge to Teresa Taylor

2018 Christmas

The Christmas celebration dinner was enjoyed by many with very special entertainment. 

The Christmas cake raffle was won by our publicity member Robyn K.

The santa sack distribution was great fun with everyone opening their presents in anticipation.

The meal was superb with our plates overflowing.

Teresa Taylor was presented with her member's badge.






2018 November
Armistice Day 100 Years Remembrance

Bega Evening VIEW celebrated on 11/11/2018 Armistice Day with stories from members using memorabilia from this day and other war events which brought back some wonderful and sad family memories which were handed down through the years which affected them and their family history.



Guess who the baby is in the photo!



2018 October 

Guess who the baby is in the photo! 

Photos were brought to the meeting by the now grown adult and members were asked to match the photo with the member?  Not many were successful but lots of fun and laughter resulted.

Beginning of the evening

End of the evening


2018 September

The September Dinner created lots of fun and laughter with trading table items.  The table was very full at the start of the evening but empty by the end.  Everyone loves a bargain.

Good money raised for our Learning for Life Students.


Lyn Ryan thanking Bev Atkins, guest speaker, for her address to members and visitors at the August meeting.

Also enjoying our August dinner

2018 August 

Bev and Kath enjoying a mother and daughter evening where Bev was our Guest Speaker.


2018 July - Renate transferring to Corowa District 

President, Judith saying farewell to Renate and wishing her good luck on her new adventure.

Ladies enjoying the evening at our July meeting.


2018 July - Favorite  Travel Souvenirs 

Bega Evening members who presented a talk on why their travel souvenirs had so much meaning.  Lots of fun explanations were enjoyed by all present.


2018 June

Member, Norma Smith, thanking Robyn Adams for her informative talk on Community Transport.  Robyn was the guest speaker at Bega Evening VIEW Club's June dinner.



President, Judith Reid, presenting new member Anne Hayson with her name badge 


Daughter Helen with her mum Marie.  Helen was also our guest speaker

Happy Birthday wishes extended to Jan Goodridge with flowers  for her "Big O" Birthday


2018 May - Mother's Day Celebrations 

Pam Jordan with daughter Nikki

Visitors, Christine and Denise enjoying themselves at our May dinner.


2018 March

Bega VIEW Club will celebrate it's 39th Birthday at the April  dinner so please bring along a guest to help us celebrate. If you are new to the district and would like to attend please do so, visitors are always made welcome.

Sue Atkins, Guest Speaker at our March meeting, being thanked by Veronica Northcott 

2018 April

Happy 39th Birthday from the Committee

Bega VIEW Club celebrated it's 39th Birthday at the April dinner. Members and guests enjoyed helping us to celebrate.

More birthday photos below.

Joyce Smith thanking Guest Speaker, Cath Brooks, at our 39th Birthday Dinner

Welcome new member Lorraine Gregson


President Judith Reid carrying the birthday cake.

Welcome new member Anne Hayson



Margaret Ritchie receiving flowers and a hankie for her 70th Birthday from Joyce


2018 February

Zone Councillor, Valerie Hobbs, presented Sue Cotterill, Renate Boulter, and Margaret Evans with their decade badges.


National and Regional News


Bega Evening VIEW Club

Area NB Walk with VIEW

Area NB held a Walk with VIEW on Monday 19 August at Picton Botanic Gardens where head gardener, Craig of Wollondilly Council, spoke on how to get the best out of our roses. Clubs are from NB01: Albion Park, Dapto, Fairy Meadow, Figtree, Helensburgh, Illawarra, Kiama, Shellharbour and NB02: Camden, Campbelltown, Ingleburn, Macarthur, Picton, Southern Highlands, Wollondilly.

Bega Evening VIEW Club

NH01 Walk with VIEW

NH01 Zone Conference held on 28th October 2018 at Eat Your Greens Function Centre Eugowra was attended by 45 members from all clubs across the zone. The balloons in the photo represent the 22 Learning for Life students sponsored across the clubs in the zone.

Bega Evening VIEW Club

Bunnings Coffs Harbour May 2019

Bunning’s made the generous offer to host VIEW stalls across the country. Four Clubs in Area NM Zone 02 – Bonville-Boambee, Coffs Harbour Day, Korora, Woolgoolga Day took part. A VIEW Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Tahini, Bunnings Coffs Harbour’s Activities Organiser.


Events Calendar

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