A valued part of The Smith Family

Arana VIEW Club


Arana VIEW Club was formed in 1997.

We currently sponsor 14 Learning for life students. We hold regular sausage sizzles at our local Bunnings store and have a “Make, Bake and Grow” table at our March, June, August and November meetings to raise funds for our Smith Family Learning for Life students. We also have social activities each month, including movie and coffee mornings, or trips to different venues.

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 1st Wednesday each month at Arana Leagues Club, 247 Dawson Parade, Keperra 4054


Lyndsay  07 3252 2776

Chris      07 3351 6090



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Dawson Parade, ARANA HILLS, QLD 4054

Club News

Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.

Upcoming Events  


2nd October

Monthly meeting with Diane Carter, author of “Dare to live - Trust Yourself” as our guest speaker. Also having a “Pop up Shop “of spring/summer clothes and handbags no longer loved by their owners, for sale. What an ideal way to revamp your wardrobe.

6th November

Monthly meeting with Sonja Marsden from Hummingbird House as out guest speaker. It is our last Make, Bake and Grow for the year. It has a Christmas theme but other items are always welcome.

4th December

Our last meeting for the year and our Christmas Party. The theme is “A Beach Party”. More details to follow closer to the date.



 September 2019 

Arana members enjoyed trying on spring fashions at the September meeting.  Fashions were by Michelle K Gifts and Boutique. 



The elegant models, Sheila, Val, Sandra, Debbie and Glen did an awesome job on the catwalk.



Arana members also attended the 2019 VIEW Convention held at Twin Waters on Queensland's beautiful Sunshine Coast during September.  





The Mystical Masquerade Ball was a highlight of the event and members donned their beautiful masks for the occasion.





2019 Updates

Our club has had a busy and interesting few months. Our guest speakers have been exceptional and diversified so there has been something to interest all members.

In May we had Heather Turner from the Mission to Seamen in Brisbane, in June Barry Collis from Angel Flight gave us an insight into their work and in July our speaker was Deb Frecklington, Leader of the Opposition in the Qld Parliament, who gave us an insight into her family life in Kingaroy and her belief in the diversity of regional communities. Sean Lues kept everyone enthralled in August with his travel stories experiences in Africa and other parts of the world.

Arana VIEW lunch Georges Paragon Riverside  June 2019

Arana VIEW July, Guest speaker Deb Frecklington  with Jan and Lyndsay

2019 Updates

Socially, several of our members attended the Walk with VIEW in Sandgate, always an enjoyable day and also attended Redcliffe VIEW’s high tea and fashion parade in August. Many of our members had lunch at the Mt Coot-the Summit restaurant and George’s Paragon restaurant on the river in the city. We do like our coffee mornings and lunches and will have some culture in between when we visit the Margaret Olley Exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art (followed by lunch of course!).

We have welcomed several new members in the last few months and we hope they enjoy the friendship and social activities.

Arana VIEW Lyndsay with new members, Judy and Carla.

 Arana VIEW Lyndsay with new members Sue, Veronica, Marion and Margaret

 Great Start to 2019 


At our AGM the committee was re-elected - same as last year. 



March   Our guest speakers were 2 police officers, which was very appropriate for International Women’s Day.




Our birthday celebrations were fun. “April Showers” was appropriate as we had showers all day! The umbrellas were decorated amazingly. The entertainment (Romeo and Juliet) had members up dancing and cutting the cake finished off a great day. 



                                                               Ten year Badge Recipents

                                                                Back - Diane Bender and Lindsay

                                                                Front - Pat Yates and Bernie Mayers



We have had many social activities as well  A cruise on the Brisbane River, and some visits to interesting cafes/gift shops included Soul Pantry at Stafford and Vend at Virginia. Great days out.






Several of our members attended the Zone IWD at Rydges, Southbank.






Twenty year Badge Recipients                                      

Mary, Genease, Margaret B, Margaret F with Lyndsay




National and Regional News


Arana VIEW Club

VIEW's volunteering role

VIEW Club members are some of the most active volunteers for The Smith Family. Members assist at after school Learning Clubs, mentor students, supervise students in the reading program and assist in many Smith Family offices around the country.

Arana VIEW Club

VIEW and The Smith Family Recycling Operation

VIEW Clubs in NSW an the ACT have joined forces with The Smith Family's recycled clothing business to help promote Smith Family retail stores and the need for good quality clothing donations.


Events Calendar

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

Jul 23

Sydney 60th Anniversary Celebration - Sydney

We are pleased to announce VIEW's 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Celebrations will be held in Sydney on Thursday 23 July 2020. You are invited to come and join in the fun and celebrations….

Aug 4

60th Anniversary Gala - The Sunshine and Fraser Coast

Save the date - celebration of VIEW's 60th Anniversary.

Aug 7

60th Anniversary Gala - Gold Coast and Darling Downs

Save the date - celebration of VIEW's 60th Anniversary.