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).


Sparkling Celebrations

L-R Lorraine, Joanna, Sharon, Glenice, Annemarie, Laraine

                                       L-R Helen, Pat, Marg, Glyn

L-R Leonie, Pauline, Helen, Patricia

2022 Christmas

Our Members enjoyed their last meeting for the year.  The theme was Celebrate with Sparkle and as you can see by the photos, many of our ladies sparkled while the Newnham Hotel added extra sparkle, with lovely Christmas decorations.


 L-R Diane, Sandy, Colleen, Sandra


                                                  Photo above of Dell


Farewelling 2022


 Photo above L-R: Loma, Liz (from Redlands VIEW club), Ros, Leonie, Beth, Helen, Pat

 Desley, 20 year and long time Committee Member, was thrilled when she won the beautiful arrangement of flowers.


QA02 Reflects on 2022

Carindale members attended the QA02 End of Year function at the Newnham Hotel.  We had a very enjoyable time with friends playing games and were served a delicious lunch. 

There was lots of laughter from the noisy Carindale members during the day.


Photo above L-R Seated: Desley, Clare, Hazel;   Standing: Beth, Irene, Glenda


Make Bake or Grow

Treats in bountiful supply

          Shoppers; Noela, Hemlala, and Lerlene.

2022 October

Sharon is perusing the goods


                 Val and Hazel                                                              

Wine Women and Song at 2022 National Convention

Photo above of our Members who attended the 2022 National Convention in Adelaide


2022 August

Photo below shows, our Assistant Secretary, Carol (on right), interviewing actress Rachel Gordon who is appearing in The Almighty Sometimes at the Billie Brown Theatre in South Brisbane.

A Cheesery Day

Ann, Sandra and Sandy, look very happy after sampling the cheeses and locally grown produce.


2022 August Outing

A group of ladies from Carindale VIEW visited Awassi Cheesery, a purpose-built Lockyer Valley sheep dairy and boutique cheesery that is surrounded by avocado groves.

We were very lucky to see some of the lambs that had arrived early, and sampled a selection of cheeses that are produced on site. We also enjoyed a lunch of frittatas made with sheep feta, along with local salad produce.

Many of the ladies bought cheeses and avocadoes to enjoy at home.


Congratulations Ladies

Photos of members who received their Service Awards.  

L-R: Desley (20 year pin), Irene (10 year pin), 20 year pins - Wendy, Bev, Trish, Therese, Carmel, Noela, and Val 


July 2022 Meeting

Members enjoyed our July guest speaker, Ranger Stacey, who recounted her childhood interest in fauna; her early days on TV; and the years with Agro’s Cartoon Connection. 

She also spoke about her current position at Indigiscapes.  Members enjoyed seeing a shed python skin and the Logie that Agro’s Cartoon Connection won.


Ranger Stacey addressing our Members

Christmas Celebrations



2022 July

Members enjoyed Christmas in July at Club Southside at Mt Gravatt, with an alternate drop menu of roasted turkey breast with flat mushrooms and seasonal vegetable or crispy skin barramundi on prawn bisque with potato fondant and broccoli followed by Christmas Tar Pudding or Crushed Pavlova with Mango mousse and fresh fruit with cream.

The Lucky Door prize was won by Nola and the lucky winner of the raffle was Sharon.

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 May



Autumn Leaves

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



2022 National Counsellor Visit

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


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


National and Regional News


Carindale VIEW Club

Toy&Book Appeal

The Smith Family’s Toy & Book Appeal is your opportunity to help bring a smile to the faces of Australian children at Christmas. Children who may otherwise miss out on opening a gift, simply because their families can’t afford it.

Carindale VIEW Club

VIEW Merchandise Christmas Sale 2022

Up to 50% off.

Carindale VIEW Club

VIEW National Online Raffle 2022

VIEW Clubs Online Raffle celebrating The Smith Family’s Centenary 2022


Events Calendar

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

Mar 8

International Women's Day 2023

International Women's Day celebrations are happening around the country at your local VIEW club.

Sep 8

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.