Caloundra Evening VIEW Club was formed in 1995.
Currently, the Club sponsors eight Smith Family Learning for Life students and is actively involved in fundraising activities to raise donations for The Smith Family programs.
Our club has a positive interest in local activities, with many members not only supporting the disadvantaged children in our area but also volunteering in many and various ways. We are always open to new members, so please get in touch today and come and see what it's all about.
Members of our Club are a diverse group of 119 women from many walks of life and life stages. Our official meeting is held monthly with an average attendance of some 80 members who enthusiastically support the club.
- Meeting Day is 2nd Tuesday each month
Sue on 0403 504 408
Our members make new friends by attending monthly dinners at the Caloundra Power Boat Club as well as a variety of social occasions at venues all around Caloundra. Visitors and guests are most welcome at our meetings held on the second Tuesday of each month. For further information, please contact the Secretary Sue on 0403 504 408.
Once each year we fundraise by engaging in the Bunnings Sausage Sizzle and the Sunshine Coast Marathon. Some members are also supporting the VIEW Learning For Life program by actively working with disadvantaged children as mentors or tutors. Our Club also provides financial support, sponsoring ongoing education for eight of these students.
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
A Lifetime of Service Rewarded
Photo above: May and Val congratulate June
A very elegant Mrs June Shaw was presented with her 50 year pin by Zone Councillor Margaret Elliott at the March meeting of Caloundra Evening VIEW Club. One hundred club members were present for the celebratory dinner. June was National Councillor from 1994 to 1996 and was awarded the Order of Australia in May, 2003 for her service to VIEW Clubs. June responded with a very humble and gracious speech about her lifetime of service to the VIEW Club and the Smith Family Charity which brought a standing ovation from members inspired by her incredible service to the community.
Above: Mrs June Shaw and her 50 Year Pin
What We've Been Doing:
June 2018 Dinner Meeting
Pat, Fleur, Clodagh, Carole and Bev Walker enjoying our June Dinner at the Caloundra Power Boat Club:
Our June Meeting featured a Trading Table laden with items which had been made, baked or grown by VIEW Club members. Fabric shopping bags, donated patchwork quilts, plants, vegetables and preserves were snapped up by eager shoppers, with all proceeds supporting the eight Smith Family Learning for Life students sponsored by the Club.
Above: The Popular Trading Table
Hibiscus Theme Highlights Mother' Day
Below: Hibiscus Table Features
Breathtakingly large hibiscus flowers formed table centrepieces at our floral themed Mothers' Day dinner. Members dressed in a display of colorful botanic designs to enjoy a light-hearted social evening at Caloundra Power Boat Club. The club provides an opportunity for all members and visitors to dine out, meet new friends and make a difference to Australian society.
Val enters into the floral Mothers' Day theme.
Zone Conference April 2018
Caloundra Evening VIEW Club members attended the April Zone Conference in Maroochydore, where plans for the 2019 National Convention were discussed. Theme for Convention will be 'Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage.'
Photo: Back row L-R Val, Julie, Ruth, Glenda, Sue
Front L-R Val, Shirley
April 2018 Dinner Meeting
Photo: Caloundra Evening VIEW Club President Clodagh Barwise-Smith welcomes Mason Hope to the April dinner meeting.
Former Learning For Life student Mason Hope attended the club's April dinner meeting. Financial assistance, encouragement and mentoring enabled Mason to complete his education at Maroochydore High School, where he learned to play drums and guitar. He went on to Sound Engineering Studies at TAFE and now has become an award winning recording artist featuring at numerous music festivals. He humbly acknowledged the support of VIEW Clubs in helping him overcome disadvantage. High energy Mason is now also a national ambassador for youth mental health group Headspace.
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Qld 2018 International Women's Day Brisbane
VIEW International Women’s Day 2018 (Brisbane) Michelle Carmichael, Tertiary Team Leader (TSF Brisbane), and Jamie-Lee Duckworth, Learning for Life student, recently attended a VIEW International Women’s Day High Tea. Hosted by the three Western suburbs VIEW Clubs (Centenary Evening, Chapel Hill and Kenmore) to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018 it was attended by a number of other VIEW Clubs as well as Acting National Councillor, Lyn Masters.Read more...
VIEW Parliamentary Metnion
Ms JODIE HARRISON (Charlestown) make a Private Member's Statement in Parliament on Tuesday 22 May 2018Read more...
WA State Conference
The idea of holding a Development Conference is to spread the word about VIEW and The Smith Family to a wider audience in WA, as well as give local women and those new to VIEW the opportunity to attend a “Convention-like” event.
VIEW National Convention 2019
Save the Date for National Convention 2019