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
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
L-R Lorraine, Joanna, Sharon, Glenice, Annemarie, Laraine
L-R Helen, Pat, Marg, Glyn
L-R Leonie, Pauline, Helen, Patricia
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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VIEW Merchandise Christmas Sale 2022
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VIEW National Online Raffle 2022
VIEW Clubs Online Raffle celebrating The Smith Family’s Centenary 2022Read more...
International Women's Day 2023
International Women's Day celebrations are happening around the country at your local VIEW club.
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.