Centenary Evening VIEW club was formed in 1994. We are a lively and vibrant club with around 50 members.
Centenary Evening has a triple Focus - fun friendship and fundraising for disadvantaged students in The Smith Family's Learning for Life program. We will be supporting ten students this year.
We enjoy lots of varied trips and outings. Our monthly Coffee and Chat mornings are extremely popular.
Several fund raising events are held in members' homes, such as high teas and Melbourne Cup parties..
Every December finds the Centenary girls Christmas wrapping in shopping centres. This is a fun way to raise much needed funds.
We are always delighted to welcome new members, so please get in touch and come and see what we're all about.
- Meeting Day on 2nd Monday each month at 6.30 for 7 pm
- at McLeod Country Golf Club
Helen: 0402 477 888
Di: 0408725 542.
Gaynor: 07 3194 2677
2020 Centenary Evening VIEW Club Committee
Where on earth is president elect Helen going with that great big knife?
Ah, that’s it! It is to cut the birthday cake she is delivering to our lovely member Helen M, who is celebrating being 90 years young!
The 2020 committee have already started organising a wonderful year for our members.
The theme chosen for our AGM was Valentine’s Day. Retiring president Rita made the gorgeous table centrepieces.
The ladies in red are enjoying a pre-dinner drink on the veranda of the golf club at the start of our Christmas party.
Our VIEW year ended as it always does- with Christmas Wrapping. Pam, Vivienne and Helen are enjoying wrapping for the lovely customers at Orion shopping centre at Springfield. Many thanks to the Orion management for having us.
Our Christmas hamper raffle prizes are always highly coveted.
Linda does a great job each year beautifully packing the hampers from donated treats.
We played some wonderfully silly games at our Christmas party. Everyone had a riotous time doing the "dress the fairy on the top of the Christmas Tree" competition. Good sports Jayne, Sue T, Donna, Sue A and Helen made most fetching fairies.
Jayne and Donna had a really fun time!
We had some wonderful guest speakers in 2019.
"Secretary Ellie thanks Brian Herd, a lawyer who gave an eye opening and most entertaining talk on the necessity for older people to be on top of their financial affairs."
"Delegate Gaynor thanks Dr Kate Stringer, a breast cancer surgeon for giving us the latest information about all aspects of breast cancer. Dr Kate is the daughter of Vice President Helen."
November got of to a racing start with our annual Melbourne cup fundraiser. Black and white was the chosen theme, even though it wasn't Derby Day. Everyone looked very smart and a great time was had by all.
We were entertained in great style by Yvette, daughter of our member Julie, and her friend Julian. These two very talented musicians gave us a wonderful concert.
We celebrated our 25th birthday in November, the cake was cut by four of our wonderful inaugural members, Janet, val, Edie and Jan.
"October is breast cancer awareness month and this year members were asked to create an accessory from a bra. There were some very creative pieces, however Program officer Jayne won the day with her amazing slippers."
Members holding items created using bras.
"Centenary Evening always supports the Blue Illusion fund raising for the Smith Family day. Members Rita, Ellie, Edie and Gaynor were the glamorous models on the day supported by members and friends in the audience. The Toowong store hosted the event."
Four ladies in their finery at the Blue Illusion fashion parade.
National VIEW Convention
Nineteen cheery members can't wait for the festivities to begin at the beach party at National Convention.
Large group of beach party goers in hats and leis.
Linda, Jan and Sue looked lovely at the Masquerade ball.
National VIEW Convention
Everyone looked very glamorous and mysterious at the Masquerade ball.
Large group of masked ladies at the masquerade ball.
The bumper Father's Day Bunnings cake stall.
So many members contributed to the spectacular range of goodies on display. Many thanks to Bunnings for welcoming us back.
PETA Gillian of Strong Healthy Women gym presented Gaynor and Helen with a cheque for $550, proceeds from her latest "Ageless Confidence" event. Peta, whose gym was the Queensland finalist in the boutique fitness business of the year competition, is a great fan of View and The Smith Family. Many thanks to Peta for her amazing generosity.
What better way to spent a beautiful Queensland morning than cruising up the Brisbane River enjoying a Devonshire tea on the way. 16 members and friends enjoyed playing tourist for the day.
10 intrepid walkers and Lochi the one eyed wonder dog undertook a "walk with VIEW" along the river from Jindalee to the Coffee club 3 kilometres away at Sinnamon park, and back again. It was a perfect morning for a lovely walk.
The walkers needed lots of nourishment after their long trek.
Out to Lunch
The "Out to Lunch club" enjoyed a very special lunch at the Sofitel hotel's seafood bouffe. What a treat!
Bunnings cake sale and raising awareness day.
The club members baked an amazing array of wonderful goodies for the raising awareness and cake sale at Bunnings Oxley store.
The members serving on the stall were rushed off their feet. Everything was sold out, and we raised lots of funds.
Our new movie club is well and truly off the ground. Members enjoyed lunch and a good discussion after seeing Red Joan.
Our June guest speaker, PETA Gillian from Strong Healthy Women, explained to our members the five things we must do to stay healthy after 55. Vice President Helen is pictured here with PETA. PETA has kindly offered to donate the proceeds from her next " Ageless Confidence" event, to our club.
Two lovely husbands manned the barbecue, here's Michael with many sausages. Many thanks to Daryl also.
2019 May Sausage event at Bunnings.
The lovely people at Bunnings offered us the job of cooking sausages for their Mother's Day family evening. We earned a voucher we will use as raffle prizes at our dinner meeting.
President Rita and Delegate Gaynor prepare to face the onslaught of sausage fans.
Thank goodness program officer Linda knows what she is doing.
Caption: President Rita is very pleased with her shot
A fun afternoon was had by the experienced bowlers and hopeless novices alike.
Some one isn't doing so well, must be time for a sausage sizzle!
Moya and Margaret played it cool all afternoon.
VIEW in March
Nine members enjoyed the stunning Artworks at the Asian Pacific Triennial at our magnificent Art galleries. These "tapestries" were made from thousands of pins!
Appreciating the huge tapestries
Out to Lunch Club
Lunch at Soul bistro at Milton was enjoyed by 15 members of the "Out to lunch club"
International Women's Day in March
The Centenary Evening members had a wonderful time at the Brisbane View Clubs' International Women's Day celebrations at Rydges, Southbank. Our ladies are always willing to support VIEW functions.
2019 Fun start
Centenary members look very happy to be back together in January, at the first Coffee and Chat morning for 2019.
2019 Fashion in February
We all marveled at the creativity and sheer brilliance shown at the Easton Pearson fashion exhibition at the museum of Brisbane. These talented designers have generously donated over three thousand garments to the city of Brisbane.
Area QC Zone 01 Christmas Dinner
Photo's from Zone QC01 Christmas Lunch.Read more...
WA State Conference - Registration open
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.Read more...
2019 QA02 Bunnings
Bunnings Cake and Craft Stall. Centenary Evening, Chapel Hill and Kenmore VIEW Clubs combined to create the most amazing cake and craft stall at Bunnings Rocklea, in Brisbane on Saturday 25th May, 2019.Read more...
Sydney 60th Anniversary Celebration - Sydney
We are pleased to announce VIEW's 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Celebrations will be held in Sydney on Thursday 23 July 2020. You are invited to come and join in the fun and celebrations….
60th Anniversary Gala - The Sunshine and Fraser Coast
Save the date - celebration of VIEW's 60th Anniversary.
60th Anniversary Gala - Gold Coast and Darling Downs
Save the date - celebration of VIEW's 60th Anniversary.