A valued part of The Smith Family

Gloucester VIEW Club


Gloucester VIEW Club was formed in 1989.

Currently, the Club sponsors five 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 Tuesday of the month at 11.00am for 11.30am 
  • at Club Gloucester, Denison Street, Gloucester


  • President:  Vivien - Ph: 02 65 581261


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Denison Street, GLOUCESTER, NSW 2422

Club News

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Meet Our 2022 Committee


Photo: 2022 Committee with Zone Councillor Dianne (seated middle). 

Guest Speaker Bev

After another delicious meal the guest speaker, well known local artist Bev Barbour, spoke about how her interest in art began while she demonstrated how to use pastels by producing a picture in blue of the iris flower. Members thoroughly enjoyed Bev’s talk and Assistant Secretary Bev M presented her with a thank-you gift.


Guest Speaker Bev Barbour, with some of her art

2022 September

Recently thirty members, and guest Bev Barbour, attended the September Luncheon meeting.  In addition to the usual business and celebration of birthdays two members, Robyn and Margie were presented with their badges by President Vivien.

Three resolutions which had been read for consideration at the August meeting were again presented and voted on. It was noted that the Centenary Gala had made a profit with our Zone’s share of $2440 being donated to several different programs such as Literacy Support Packages and Links to Learning. Well done to those who supported the Gala.

Another time of fun and friendship.

Robyn and Margie were presented with their badges by President Vivien.


2022 National Convention Adelaide

“Two of our members attended the Adelaide Convention and met up with old friends while having fun and making new VIEW friends from many different areas.

Both Judy and Rae are urging our members to attend the next National VIEW Convention in Hobart September 2023.”

Photo: Judy (left) and Rae (right) meeting up with old friend June (middle).


Members had brought in photos of themselves as babies and participants tried to guess and answer "Who do you this this is?"



Although numbers were down slightly our guest Carol and those members who did attend enjoyed the usual fun and friendship that is always on display at any VIEW Club get-together.

The greeting committee of Chris R, Pat R and Judy E were as busy as usual with Judy “learning the ropes” so she can fill in  for Chris next month (wearing two hats as she is also our Delegate). As usual the tables were beautifully decorated by Judy H .Elaine  M provided her usual cooking for the Trading Table which is always much appreciated and assisted Bev M who was replacing Marg S for the day. Welfare Officer Jenny G brought us all up-to-date on those members who are going through some health issues while Newsletter Editor Pat R distributed the August copy - as usual, a job well done.

A delicious and warming lunch was served followed by the special activity of “Guess Who This Is”.

Members had brought in photos of themselves as babies. Secretary Jenny had laid these photos out and provided paper and pens for members to write their answers (mostly guesses) on. Much laughter and conversation later President Vivien read out the correct answers and it was generally agreed that next time the photos should be of older children - perhaps first day at school -as it had been exceedingly difficult to guess the babies! Difficult but interesting.”


2022 Jewellery July Party


Members were very enthusiastic; not only providing a bounty of costume jewellery for the Trading Table but then purchasing pieces that caught their eye, therefore once again supporting our Learning for Life students.

Once the usual business was done, including recognition of birthdays, drawing of raffles and discovering the lucky door prize winner, the Make a Spectacle Competition entries , made by our talented and creative Rae, were modelled. And then it was lunch; delicious soups which were a great winter warmer on a very cold day.

It was lovely to see members mingling, chatting and laughing, upholding the VIEW Mission of being a valued support network for women.



Banner Presentation

2022 June

Members and guests enjoyed a delicious lunch  at the recent June Luncheon Meeting, at Land & Sea Restaurant at Club Gloucester.  Thanks also to Club Gloucester; both these businesses continue to support our Club which is much appreciated.

The new Club banner was presented and was met with the approval of both committee and general members.  Following the general meeting, a non-competitive Trivia Quiz took place with much laughter and chat as answers were discussed.

Several members will travel to Taree next Tuesday to join in them for their 55th birthday celebration.


2022 May

The cake which was shared amongst the members and guests

Zone Councillor  Dianne with President Vivien


33rd Birthday Celebrations


Sixty members and guests celebrated this milestone with a delicious lunch at Club Gloucester on Tuesday 17th May 2022.

With a lucky door prize for each table, raffles, 100 Club and Trading Table in full swing there was fun and friendship aplenty topped off with a great fashion parade presented by local business Elk & Willow Boutique.


One of the models on the catwalk

2022 April

L-R: President Vivien, Assistant Secretary Bev M, Vice President Judy H, Newsletter Editor Pat R, Member Kate


ANZAC Memories and Remembering the Vietnam War

Members and guests enjoyed a lovely get-together on 19th April and it was great to see so many arrive early to catch-up with friends before the meeting.

The usual business was attended to, birthdays and anniversaries celebrated and raffles drawn. Much laughter ensued when the lucky door prize went unclaimed despite several efforts but was finally claimed on the sixth attempt!

A delicious lunch was served after which an ANZAC presentation featuring the Vietnam War, prepared by Committee members Bev M and Pat R was  delivered, followed by the distribution of home-made ANZAC biscuits.

Lest We Forget.

Members are looking forward to the next meeting on 17th May when the Club will celebrate its thirty third birthday and its support of five Learning for Life  students.

St Patrick's Day

2022 March

Our monthly meeting was held on 15th March where, as well as the usual reports given, a celebration of all things Irish was held.

This year we attempted something different - members took turns delivering Irish jokes which caused much laughter and chatter.

Tables were beautifully decorated by Judy H; the Trading Table thrived under Marg S’ salesmanship; lucky door prize and raffles were drawn while March birthdays and anniversaries were celebrated followed by a delicious Irish meal.


International Women's Day


2022 March

Gloucester VIEW Club hosted a morning tea on 8th March to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Despite inclement weather 24 ladies enjoyed a morning of friendship while acknowledging the strong women they know.

2022 Annual General Meeting

Our successful AGM, followed by the February General Meeting was recently held at Club Gloucester.  This was attended by thirty eight members, and one guest as well as Zone Councillor, Dianne Fiddes, while five apologies were received.   ZC Dianne conducted the induction of the incoming committee with all positions being filled except that of Welfare Officer. 

Many of the 2021 Committee were returned: President Vivien, Vice President Judy H, Assistant Secretary/Publicity Officer Bev, Newsletter Editor/Catering Cordinator Pat R while last year’s Assistant Treasurer Chris stepped up to become Treasurer, and Secretary Judy E became our Delegate. A big welcome to the new members, Secretary Jenifer J and Assistant Treasurer Marlene M.

President Vivien presented thank you acknowledgements to outgoing Treasurer Pat G and to Rae D who has decorated our tables over many years but has decided to enjoy a rest this year.  New member Bev H was presented with her badge and 100% Attendance Certificates were given to 14 members.

Birthdays and anniversaries were celebrated, raffles and lucky door prize drawn and a delicious meal followed.  As usual it was a lovely day of laughter and friendship with all members looking forward to another year of supporting our five Learning for Life students.


Getting to know our members.


2021 November

Thirty one members (seven apologies) and five guests attended the November Luncheon Meeting at Club Gloucester on Tuesday 16th.

The usual business was attended to and Welfare Officer Elaine gave updates on three members who are at various stages of recovery from operations as well as ex-Delegate Sue’s progress in trying to settle in Queensland. (She has been marooned on the NSW side of the border since August!)

November birthdays were celebrated and raffles drawn. The Lucky Door prize is usually awarded to the member with a red dot underneath their placemat but, for the first time, it wasn’t claimed as that seat was vacant! Quick thinking solved the dilemma – each placemat is numbered, a number was chosen at random and the lucky winner was Robyn, one of the guests.

Grace was said, followed by a delicious lunch after which the second instalment of our “Getting to Know Our Members” segment with Ann Cullun and Betty Freeman regaling us with different aspects of their life stories – very interesting.

Our last meeting of the year will be the Christmas Luncheon Meeting on 21st December and our members take this opportunity to wish VIEW Club members everywhere a very happy Christmas and a healthy and happy 2022.

October 2021

Twenty nine members and  four guests attended the Luncheon Meeting on Tuesday 19th October and were welcomed by Chris, Pat R and Pat G as they signed in and had COVID vaccination records checked.

Along with Guest Speaker Wendy Buswell who kept everyone entertained with her Drama stories, they all enjoyed a delicious meal at tables set up by Club Gloucester and decorated by Rae. 

Birthdays were celebrated, raffles won, the Trading Table did a brisk business (thank you to the members who contributed tempting cooking and healthy plants/produce) and the monthly Newsletter was distributed by editor Pat R.

President Vivien reminded all the election for the 2022 Committee is fast approaching. All positions will be declared vacant and nomination  forms can be obtained from Secretary Judy.

The next Luncheon  Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 16th November, Club Gloucester,  11:00am for 11:


Photos above:  October Birthday Ladies and delightful guest speaker, Wendy Buswell


2021 June Celebrations

Seventeen Gloucester VIEW Club members travelled to Taree on 22nd June to join with Taree VIEW Club to  celebrate its 54th birthday.

The theme was black & white; the Trading Table was loaded with goodies; the raffles, guessing competition and 100 Club were very well supported and the lucky winners went home with an array of prizes.

The food was delicious and the cuppa on  arrival accompanied by scones, jam and cream was most welcome.

It was another day of friendship with members enjoying a social occasion while raising funds for Learning for Life students.  Congratulations Taree View

With Taree


May 2021

On Tuesday 18th May members celebrated our Club’s 32nd birthday with approximately 60  members and guests in attendance.

President Vivien welcomed everyone and thanked members Rae for the wonderful table decorations and Pat for her production of our monthly newsletter. Vivien also welcomed new member Shawn, and presented her with her badge. 

Guest speaker Rotary Youth Exhange student Rico Fitzgerald kept us entertained and informed about her year in Slovenia.

A very enjoyable day of fellowship and fun.




Birthday Celebrations



2021 April

A very interesting and enjoyable day at our April meeting ably chaired once again by President Vivien.

The welcoming committee of Treasurer Pat G, Assistant Treasurer Chris, and Nathalie made sure we all signed in and paid up!!

As usual the tables were beautifully decorated by Rae with an ANZAC Day theme while every member received a copy of the monthly newsletter in which editor Pat R had also acknowledged the 25th April.

Judy led the members in the National Anthem while Rae led the Pledge.

Secretary Judy, Treasurer Pat G, Delegate Sue, and Welfare Officer Elaine, presented the previous minutes, correspondence and reports before President Vivien “pinned” 3 new members.

Birthdays, anniversaries and other important milestones were celebrated,

Nathalie said Grace, and after another delicious lunch provided by Kieran and crew, guest speaker solicitor Ray Martin ensured we understood the legalities around wills and related matters. Pat R presented Ray with a thank you gift.


President Vivien welcomes three new members


            Members enjoy the meeting


2021 St Patrick's Day 

A very happy St Patrick’s Day luncheon meeting was held in the Gloucester RSL auditorium.

Members enjoyed an Irish styled luncheon catered by Kieran and his assistants at the tables beautifully decorated by member Rae.

March  birthdays and anniversaries were acknowledged before members were entertained and informed about Ireland by Guest Speaker Kerry Marsden.


Table settings by Rae




Photo above:  Guest speaker Kerry



                                               Joyce thanks Kerry



National and Regional News

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Please Vote for Gunnedah Evening

Dear friends, hopefully other members will vote for us, we are in the lead so far and have the chance of winning $3000 for our students - Gunnedah Evening VIEW Club has been nominated as a community organisation of note in Greater Bank's Greater New England Community Funding Competition. Please vote as often as you can on the Greater Bank voting page, https://greater.com.au/greaternewengland, to maximise our chances of winning $5,000 in funding from the bank. Visitors to the Greater Bank website may vote once per hour."

Gloucester VIEW Club

NI01 and NI02 Zone Day

Almost forty members from eight of the thirteen VIEW clubs in Zone NI01/02, attended the Zone Day which was held at Oak Tree in Tamworth. The day commenced with a delicious morning tea catered by Mareen from Tamworth Peel Evening and NA Sally, and the table decorations were made by Bev from Tamworth Peel.

Gloucester VIEW Club

Centenary Gala Luncheon for NK Area in 2022

A Centenary Gala Luncheon will be held on Saturday 30 July 2022, at the Laurieton United Services Club, 2 Seymour Street, Laurieton commencing at 10.30am.


Events Calendar

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