A valued part of The Smith Family

Camden Haven Day VIEW Club


Camden Haven Day VIEW Club was formed in 1992.

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 3rd Monday of the month át 11.00am
  • Laurieton United Services Club


Helen -  02 6585 4454

Email:  camdenhavendayview@gmail.com

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Seymour Street, LAURIETON, NSW 2443

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2021 Camden Haven VIEW Club Committee



Christmas is Near

Olga and Joan, cutting our Christmas cake

2021 December

It was wonderful to enjoy a fun time together at our final event for the year. Members and guests enjoyed a lovely Christmas meal, while receiving and swapping gifts, as well as raising money for Learning for Life students through our special Christmas raffles and being entertained by some wonderful tap dancing.

The Laurieton Residential Resort Tappers


2021 November

We were privileged to have Tin Tanu as our guest speaker for the November luncheon meeting, who is a well educated and inspirational lady from Myanmar who has now made her home in Australia.

Tin shared the importance of the three phases of life - to Learn, to Earn and then to Redistribute what has been learnt and earned within your community.

Tin is currently sharing all she has learnt, along with what she earns from the produce she and her husband are growing on their property in Kendall, with her community.  Tin also uses the money she raises from her various endeavours to fund a school she established in Myanmar to ensure disadvantaged children have access to a good education.

Tin is a beautiful, hardworking, engaging and inspirational woman.

Inspirational Speaker

Photo above: Tin Tanu

In the Rainforest


2021 October Outing

Several of our members and friends enjoyed October's social outing, which was a visit to Sea Acres in Port Macquarie, including a lovely walk around the Rainforest Boardwalk.

Following the walk it was time to relax with a delicious lunch in the Rainforest Cafe. It was so good to be out and about, and to have the opportunity to spend time together enjoying nature and building friendships.


2021 September Outing

A few members had a delightful lunch at the Bonny's Beach Cafe in September. We had planned a picnic but the weather was too cool and unpredictable so the decision was made to move indoors.

It was nice to have some partners join us for an enjoyable day with good food, great coffee and even better company.


2021 September

Happy Birthday To Us!!!

Members enjoyed a lovely time celebrating our 29th Birthday at our Luncheon Meeting on September 20. It was so good to meet together again after our latest period of lock down. 

Our theme of Fans & Fascinators made a lovely excuse to dress up and the decorated tables looked so pretty.

Lots of prizes were won from our lucky door, raffles and 100 club raising money for our Learning for Life students.

We officially welcomed a new member, and three of our members were acknowledged for 10, 20 and 40 years of service with VIEW. Anne, who has been with VIEW for 40 years shared some of her experiences and highlights with us and was given the honour of cutting our birthday cake.

Our guest speaker was Kaye Plentinger. She inspired us as she shared her passion for dance and how this passion has filled her life with some wonderful experiences. Kaye continues to share her joy and her talent as she teaches people in her community how to tap dance.


29th Birthday Celebrations


2021 Christmas In July

Our Camden Haven Day VIEW Club had a great time celebrating Christmas in July at Club North Haven on July 26. 

We all enjoyed a scrumptious roast dinner, some Christmas pudding, a couple of Christmas games with presents for everyone, and lots of fun and laughter. We also had a raffle to raise more funds for our Learning for Life students.


Presents for Everyone


2021 July

The Guest Speaker for our July meeting was Aged Crime Prevention Officer for the mid north coast, Senior Constable Ruth Handley.

Ruth shared some important information about how we can improve our personal safety at home as well as in the community. We also learnt how to recognise scams and the importance of sharing any scam experiences to help prevent others from being misled as well.

We all received a copy of The Little Black Book of Scams which is a pocket book guide on how to spot, avoid and protect yourself against scams



2021 June Luncheon

Margret Meagher, the Project Director of Hello Koalas, was the guest speaker at our June Luncheon meeting. It was very interesting to hear the story behind all the beautiful koala sculptures we see around Port Macquarie, and also to learn that soon we will have a Big Koala!


New Member Welcomed

Camden Haven Day VIEW Club welcomed new member Maureen to our club at our June luncheon meeting. It is exciting to see our club growing with several new members joining us already this year.

May 2021 Movie and Lunch

On May 28 we watched June Again at the beautiful historic Laurieton Plaza Theatre. Following this members enjoyed lunch together at the Village Cafe in Laurieton.

Our club believes in supporting local businesses whenever we can. This outing to the theatre and lunch had been planned for March, but unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the floods, which had a devastating impact on our Camden Haven Community.

It is wonderful to have this lovely cafe up and running again, and we all enjoyed the delicious food and delightful company. Members also enjoyed some birthday cake to celebrate our hard working secretary, Helen.




Cruising down the Hastings River 

On April 29 members enjoyed a lovely day out cruising on the beautiful Hasting River. We enjoyed a relaxing time together getting to know each other a little better.

It was very interesting to see where the floods had impacted our beautiful city of Port Macquarie, and good to see how most areas have been cleaned up already.


April 2021


2021 April


Lovely to welcome two new members to our club at our April Luncheon meeting on Monday.

President Bev presented Lesley and Robyn with their badges and a VIEW club welcome pack.

New Members Welcomed

Photo above: President Bev with Lesley and Robyn


International Womens Day 2021

Looking pretty in purple, fifteen ladies from our Camden Have Day VIEW club attended an International Women’s Day Lunch at the Golden Inn in Laurieton on March 2. The food was delicious and the company delightful. We raised $64 towards the sponsorship of our Learning for Life students through a raffle. We all had a most enjoyable time together.  

We chose to wear purple because purple is the colour of loyalty, constancy to purpose, and unswerving steadfastness to a cause. It is also the colour of dignity and self-respect and signifies bipartisanship.

We wanted to remind ourselves that International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate women’s achievements and to consider how we can make a difference by raising awareness, influencing behaviour, reinforcing commitment, and challenging ourselves and others to make our world a better place - particularly for women, and for the disadvantaged children we sponsor through the Smith Family’s Learning for Life Thank you







2021 February AGM

Camden Haven Day VIEW Club Committee members for 2021 were officially sworn in and welcomed at our AGM on February 15 by our Zone Councillor Carmel Power.

Our club was privileged to enjoy Lee and Joe Maguire's exquisite presentation of Tai Chi and a Fan Dance at our AGM on February 15. They also shared interesting information about the history of fan dancing and how fans had once been used as a weapon!!

Fan Dancers Lee and Joe


Christmas in December 2020

Members enjoyed getting together for their Christmas Party at Laurieton United Services Club on Monday, 7th December. The food was delicious, and several ladies went home with fantastic lucky door prizes. The raffle prizes were awesome as well.

Our brains were challenged as we endeavoured to answer quiz questions about Christmas, and the game Celebrity Heads also provided fun and laughter.

It has been a difficult year with all the Covid 19 restrictions, but it was great to end the year on a positive note spending time together connecting and having fun.


Enjoying Christmas Cheer


Picnic in November 2020

A few of our club members and partners enjoyed a relaxing picnic at Lake Cathie Foreshore Reserve on Monday, November 23.

The weather turned out to be much more pleasant than anticipated. A lovely cooling breeze and delightful company ensured we enjoyed our time together.



October 2020 Movie Day Out

On Tuesday, October 27, we had a great day out at the Movies.  Seventeen ladies enjoyed watching Never Too Late  at the lovely Laurieton Plaza Theatre.

The movie had a great story line and we all had a good laugh at some very funny scenes. Following the movie, most of the group strolled across the road to the Village Cafe and had a yummy lunch together. It was so good to venture out and spend time together again.

Looking forward to our next outing, which will be a picnic in the park at Lake Cathie Forshore Reserve.


National and Regional News

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Camden Haven Day VIEW Club

2021 Resolutions

Resolution votes were tallied resulting in all three resolutions being carried.

Camden Haven Day VIEW Club

Announcement - VIEW National Executive 2022-23

We have pleasure in announcing the VIEW National Executive 2022-23 which would normally have been announced at National Convention.

Camden Haven Day VIEW Club

Purple Poncho Photo Competition Results

There were 64 entries which saw a fifth category Ponchos in Iso added with COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 and due to the number of entrants Fun and Frivolous was divided into separate categories. Congratulations to all entrants.


Events Calendar

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

Sep 9

VIEW National Convention 2022

We are pleased to announce the 55th VIEW National Convention will be held in Adelaide, SA from 9th to 11th September 2022.