A valued part of The Smith Family

Carindale VIEW Club


Carindale VIEW Club was formed in 1994.

Currently, the Club sponsors 10 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 4th Thursday each month at 11.30am
  • The Newnham Hotel & Function Centre, 516 Newnham Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt Qld 4122



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516 Newnham Rd, , UPPER MOUNT GRAVATT , QLD 4122

Club News

Meet Our 2022 Committee

L-R:  Ros (Program Officer), Clare (Program Officer), Val (Treasurer), Hazel (Asst Treasurer), Carol (Asst Secretary), Irene (Delegate), Lynne (Publicity Officer), Beth (Secretary), Glenda (Vice President), Sharon (President), Kim (Program Officer) and Helene (Past President).


International Yacht Chef, Lisa Mead

 Carol interviewing Lisa


                                                The delicious results


2022 June

Our guest speaker was international yacht chef, Lisa Mead, host of Tales from a Luxury Yacht and author of Fine Dining Made Easy.

She has created delights for all walks of life including royalty, heads of state and celebrities onboard luxury yachts, in 5 star villa and restaurants.

Two of our ladies volunteered to assist while Lisa made Filo Flower with Summer Berries and a Soft Toffee Swirl.  They were also lucky enough to sample the sweet.


  Ros and Wendy assisting Lisa





Barefoot Bowls


In 2022

Members recently played Barefoot Bowls at Mt Gravatt Bowls Club. We had such an enjoyable morning that ended with lunch at the Club and lots of laughter from the ladies.

We now realise that it's not as easy as it looks on TV!



2022 National Counsellor Visit

Our National Councillor, Robyn Garard, visited our Club and gave a presentation on TSF's LFL students.


2022 May



Autumn Leaves

Members enjoyed our Autumn Leaves theme meeting. We also had our trading table which was very successful.



2022 May - Miegunyah House

Photo of some of our ladies enjoying Devonshire tea during a visit to Miegunyah House


Built in the 1880's when local tradition was at its most opulent, Miegunyah is one of Brisbane's most accessible Heritage Homes. Richly decorated with iron-lace balustrades, filigree columns and friezes, and furnished in the style of the late 19th century, Miegunyah is a living example of Victorian elegance and charm. Step through the wide cedar door way into the House Museum, be fascinated by exotic collectables from travels afar, learn about the people who lived at Miegunyah and ghosts that never left.


Crazy Whist Morning Tea

2022 April

A delicious morning tea of sweet and savoury scones with tea or coffee was enjoyed before an entertaining and rather noisy Crazy Whist morning. 

A lucky door prize, and several raffle prizes were won by a few of our members.  A very enjoyable morning was had by all who attended.



Coffee Morning at Easts

2022 March Outing

Several members attended a casual morning tea at Easts and joined in wishing long time member, Desley, a very happy birthday.



Rolling In Clover



2022 March

Our March meeting’s theme was Rolling in Clover and we were fortune to have as our special guest, Jason Tong, Artistic Associate Camerata of Queensland's Chamber Orchestra.

Jason has been playing the violin for over twenty years and as you can see, the ladies listened very intently to the beautiful music produced.

International Women's Day Fashion




2022 March

During March, members and guests celebrated International Women’s Day at the Newnham Hotel with an amazing High Tea and fashion parade by Black Pepper.

Some lovely Carindale VIEW members strutted their stuff as models, while others looked on, enjoying the fashions, and High Tea.




2021 Carindale Christmas

On 25 November we held our last meeting for the year themed "A Golden Christmas".  Many of the ladies wore Christmas headbands made by the ladies

in our Talk and Tinsel group.  We shared a lot of fun and laughter, especially when we played "Christmas Celebrity Heads".  (Check our Assistant Treasurer wearing her Ebenezer Scrooge headband.)



2021 Carindale Christmas


2021 September Birthday

Carindale VIEW Club celebrated its 27th birthday at our 23 September

cake being cut by our oldest member, Carmel Drysdale, and being watched by our President, Sharon Hughes.

Below is a photo of our 20 year service pin recipients.


On stage - Zone Councillor, Lerlene Burrow with club President, Sharon Hughes 
Left to right - Trish Graham, Cecile Bell, Lorraine Horton, Lyn Mulhern, Sandra Dwyer, Sandy Nunn.

Black Dog Ride fundraising day.

A few of our Carindale members got together to raise funds for our Learning for Life students.  The Newnham Hotel, where we meet, invited us to have a stall at their Black Dog Ride fundraising day. 

Displayed are Christmas craft items, baking and preserves.

We were very pleased with our efforts and money raised.

Our President, Sharon Hughes, took the following photo.


Left to right are Glyn Macphee, Irene Kinder, Beth Burt, Leonie Gilmour and Nancy McCracken. 

National and Regional News


Carindale VIEW Club

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.

Carindale VIEW Club

VIEW Executive E-News March 2022

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!

Carindale VIEW Club

Message from NVP Evelyn

While I was up in Maryborough on the weekend I caught up with the members from Maryborough,


Events Calendar

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

Sep 9

VIEW National Convention 2022

We are pleased to announce the 55th VIEW National Convention will be held in Adelaide, SA from 9th to 11th September 2022.