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
- McLeod Country Golf Club
Helen: 0402 477 888
Di: 0408 725 542
Gaynor: 07 3194 2677
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2020 Centenary Evening VIEW Club Committee
Our own member Julianne was guest speaker. We all enjoyed her talk on Bhutan.
2020 September and October
Julie and Tiffany invented a new bowling technique!
Our first meeting since March was a great reunion. Everyone was delighted to be back, as you can tell by the lovely smiles.
Happy smiling ladies at the dinner meeting.
Val celebrating her 90th birthday.
A highlight of the evening was the celebration of Val’s 90th birthday. Val has made a huge contribution to the club over the last 26 years. Here she is being cheered on by her friend Janet.
Our guest speaker Detective Inspector Mel Anderson explained the ins and outs of “Pandemic Policing.” We learnt what a huge and complex job it is keeping people safe.
2020 July - April
Our coffee and chat mornings took on a whole new dimension during the lockdowns. Lots of social distancing and fresh air in the park. It was lovely to see every one.
Ladies having coffee, socially distanced in the park.
More fresh air and social distancing during our “Walk with VIEW”
Ladies seated on a long bench.
The lovely Jess Pugh was our guest speaker at our March dinner meeting. Jess is the MLA for MT OMMANEY.
We are in their somewhere! We were guests at government house for a delightful morning tea to celebrate our 60th year.
2020 Celebrating 60 years of VIEW at Government House
Gaynor, Rita and Lyn enjoyed the morning at government house.
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!
Qld Aspley 2020 International Women's Day
Aspley VIEW Club's LFL student Shukri was born in Ethiopia. Her family had to flee Ethiopia in 2005 to escape the violence and upheaval that was happening there.Read more...
Area QC Zone 01 Christmas Dinner
Photo's from Zone QC01 Christmas Lunch.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...