Merimbula Day VIEW Club was formed in 1997.
Currently, the Club sponsors four 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 Friday of the month at 11.30am for 12 noon
- at Merimbula RSL function room
02 6495 9431
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
2020 Merimbula Day VIEW Committee
President: Lyn Holmes Vice President: Beryl McGrath
Secretary: Judy Malone Delegate: Jeannine Gruel
Treasurer: Jan Fox Assistant Treasurer: Sue Donnelley
Program Louise & Publicity Officer: Anne Pearson
Program Anne Pearson
An Aussie Christmas was the theme for the club’s December meeting with members dressing appropriately. Australian Christmas songs such as Rusty Holden Ute and Australians Let us BBQ were sung and a fun day was had by all.
Merimbula Day's 22nd Birthday
Merimbula Day VIEW Club celebrated its 22nd birthday with a delicious Chinese Buffet at the August meeting, where they were entertained by the girls from Merimbula Public School’s recorder group.
The students, together with others from the Bega Valley, recently travelled to Sydney where they joined other musicians from public schools throughout NSW to perform at the Opera House.
Special guests at the lunch were National Vice President Pat McRae and Zone Councillor Valerie Hobbs who joined President Danielle in cutting the birthday cake beautifully decorated by Cathy Smith.
During the day Pat presented new member Sue Donnelley with her badge.
The following ladies were elected to the committee of Merimbula Day VIEW Club in February:
President: - Danielle Watkins
Vice President: - Helen Cook
Delegate: - Jeannine Gruel
Secretary: - Beryl McGrath-Smith
Treasurer: - Jan Fox
Assistant Secretary: - Judy Malone
Assistant Treasurer: - Iris Ballard
Program Officers: - Anne Pearson and
Publicity Officer: - Anne Pearson
Welfare Officer: - Joan Winwood
Attendees at Fun Day
Kay Eley and friends in Afghaanmistan
Since February the club has enjoyed listening to Guest Speakers, Kay Eley talking about her experience nursing overseas, local Indigenous Poet Meaghan Holt, Ian Campbell from About Regional and Katherine and Mandy from Audika.
Danielle making presentation to Women's Refuge
20 year member Helen welcoming another new member Brenda
President Danielle with Ian Campbell
The members have also been knitting and crocheting items for the “Yarn Bombing” of Merimbula being organised by the Old Schoolhouse Museum and donations of personal care items have been collected from members for the local Women’s Refuge and young mothers on Thursday Island.
A fund raising Fun Day was also held to raise funds to support the five students being sponsored by the Club under The Smith Family’s educational programs.
As you can see, being a VIEW member provides many varied activities and this year we have been pleased to welcome eight new members.
New members Lynette, Rosie, Robyn, Alison and Anne with their badges
Ladies working on projects
Ladies taking part in Fashions on the Field
2018 - A Day at the Races
A most successful Day at the Races was held at Sapphire Turf Club with a very pleasing amount raised towards the sponsorship of the club’s four students involved in The Smith Family’s programs which assist underprivileged Australian children to take advantage of their education and make successful futures for themselves.
Pictured on the left are Narooma President Glen Pisanos, Bega Evening President Judith Reid, National Vice President Pat McRae with Merimbula Day VIEW’S president Danielle Watkins.
and on the right are club member Loretta Riddoch selling raffle tickets with her friend Margot.
2017 Christmas Wrapping for Zone NG03
Louise Pearson enjoying the fun and friendship day at the Eden Marine Discovery centre.
Delegates from NG03 enjoying the Zone Fun and Friendship Day.
Delegate, Liz, presenting gifts to outgoing Zone Councillor, Susan and National Councillor, Pat, at Eden NG03.
7 August Race Day
“Day at the Races”
Merimbula Day VIEW Club’s fund raising “Day at the Races” was a great success and enjoyed by all who attended. The weather was beautiful, a lovely meal was provided by Tathra Lions Club and the staff at Sapphire Coast Turf Club made the day very special for us, for which the club is most appreciative. Due to very generous donations, our raffle also raised very needed funds to help us support the four students we sponsor as part of The Smith Family’s work in helping disadvantaged Australian children make the most of their education. The winners of the prizes, were as follows:
Audrey Taylor’s beautiful painting was won by John Ball, the $100 Wheelers Restaurant voucher by Trish Rowe, John Fletcher won the bottle of port, Betty Paxton the $40 voucher from the Wharf Restaurant and the bottle of bubbly was won by Louise Pearson.
During the day we ran a “Fashions in the Field” which was won by Cathy Smith.
Fashions on the field
Enjoying the races
The Smith Family Dream Run with Sylvania
In June 2021, The Smith Family’s fundraiser fitness challenge, “Dream Run”, is being taken up by Ann-Maree Holmes and Margaret Packwood of Sylvania VIEW Club. Their team name is “Sylvania VIEW Club”.Read more...
Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley becomes VIEW’s very first Patron
VIEW Clubs of Australia (VIEW) is delighted to announce Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley as the organisation’s first ever Patron.Read more...
Senator Marise Payne visits
Senator Marise Payne visits Senator Marise Payne recently visited several communities along the NSW South Coast, spending a few hours in Batemans Bay, where both Senator Payne, and her escort, Senator Jim Molan, were hosted by VIEW Clubs of Australia NG02 Zone.Read more...