Bribie Island VIEW Club
Bribie Island VIEW Club was formed in 1996. Each year we celebrate our birthday in May.
Currently, the Club sponsors six Smith Family Learning for Life students and is actively involved in fundraising activities to raise donations for The Smith Family programs. Our quilt raffles are proving very profitable.
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 4th Wednesday each month at at 11:30 for 12noon
- At Garden Room, Bribie Island RSL
Jennifer on 07 3408 2152 or 0402 663 867
Kay on 07 3408 1058 or 0410 653 628
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
Meet Our 2023 Committee
July 2022 Luncheon Meeting
Language Professor Roly Sussex OAM presented a fascinating history of Australian English at our meeting on 27th July. Photo is of President Kay presenting Certificate of Appreciation and a VIEW biro to Professor Sussex.
March Luncheon Meeting
Below: President Kay thanking March guest speaker Angel Flight's Barry Collis
Sue was the winner of our Easter egg guessing competition
8th March 2022—Celebrating International Women's Day
Below: President Kay presenting guest speaker Heather Park with a certificate of appreciation
Below: Rotarians at International Women's Day breakfast at Pacific Harbour Golf and Country Club
Below: Members enjoying IWD breakfast
September 2021—QB01 Fiesta
WOW, what a day we enjoyed recently our QB01 Zone Friendship Fiesta held at the Bribie Island RSL. Our own Bribie Island VIEW Club organised it on behalf of the Zone and National Councillors where just over 100 women enjoyed catching up with other members from nine different VIEW Clubs from the Sunshine Coast. Many thanks to Courtney and her team at the RSL for making the function such a success.
Much needed funds were raised on the day with a raffle, the prizes beautiful potted plants provided by the clubs themselves. To round out the day we were kept in fits of laughter by talented local performer Sue Wighton with several of her own compositions.
During the function, as part of The Smith Family (TSF) & VIEW Clubs of Australia one of QLD Learning For Life students, Hannah responded to questions posed by Alan Le May, General Manager QLD, The Smith Family.
Hannah disclosed that she had many siblings so her home life was a little chaotic and faced many challenges as a child as her mother was unable to assist due to her own mental health issues. Hannah loved primary school and made reasonable progress with the assistance of her teachers.
However, life at secondary school was a totally different situation where she was confronted with constant bullying on a daily basis which made it necessary to leave school at the end of grade 10. She did have hopes and dreams of becoming a nurse, but without the necessary pre-requisite (Year 12 completion ) she knew that this would be a challenge.
So, Hannah became a volunteer at Headspace where she was able to relate well with many of the clients due to her own personal experiences. Still determined to follow her dream she was eventually, with the assistance of a scholarship provided by the Mater Hospital in conjunction with TSF able to enroll in a pre-nursing program, completion of this this year will allow her entry into a Bachelor of Nursing at QUT.
Her ultimate goal is to become a Doctor of Medicine. A very inspiring young woman who despite the many challenges she faced as a child is determine to succeed and give back to the community which has supported her.
Stories like these are what bring like minded women together to raise funds for TSF. You too can sponsor needy Australian students, you don't have to belong to clubs like VIEW but it does give you friendship. Go to view.org.au or to thesmithfamily.com.au and sponsor a student today.
Above: The Smith Fmily Allan LeMay with Learning for Life student Hannah & Zone Councillor Clodagh Barwise-Smith
Below: National Councillor Margaret Elliott with Hannah
Below: Our entertainer/guest speaker Sue Wighton
Below: Zone QB01 members enjoying themselves
National and Regional News
Re-purpose. Re-invent. Re-use.
VIEW’s 60th Anniversary commemorative Tea Towel with its retro design in our purple & teal colours, was inspired by one the first VIEW brochures developed in the 60’s. The Tea Towel also represented a collection of women from various eras reminiscent of the graphics of dress making patterns.Read more...
VIEW Executive E-News
Welcome to your new VIEW Executive E-Newsletter! Every quarter, we’ll be bringing you news about what’s being happening with VIEW and The Smith Family through this E-news. We hope you enjoy it!Read more...
QA 02 Zone Conference 2022
QA Zone Conference and celebration of The Smith Family Centenary was held on Friday 24th June at Newnham Hotel Mt Gravatt Brisbane.Read more...
We have some great events coming up, take a look at the calendar and get involved!
VIEW National Convention 2023
We are pleased to announce the 56th VIEW National Convention will be held in Hobart, TAS from 8-10 September 2023.