A valued part of The Smith Family

Hervey Bay VIEW Club


The Hervey Bay View Club was formed in 1995. Each year we celebrate our birthday in May.

Our club might consist of mature ladies but age is no barrier to having fun, making new friends and sharing life stories and experiences.

Meeting days are on the second Monday each month at the Club House and usually include an interesting speaker.  Our monthly meeting trading table is always popular as well as raising funds for The Smith Family and our Smith Family Learning for Life student.

Socials are held on the fourth Monday and the outing and venue vary monthly.

New members are always welcome.


  • Meeting Day on 2nd Monday each month
  • at The Clubhouse


Bev 41 282 692

E-mail: hbwhalecityview@gmail.com  


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Old Maryborough Road & Tooth Street, PIALBA, QLD 4655

Club News

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2022 Hervey Bay VIEW Committee


L to R back row – Heather W, Heather M, President Lyn, Pam, Rhonda, Rosanne, 
Christine and Bev in front with our banner.

Our Year Wind's Down


          Our lovely, elegant long time happy member Glenda.


Meg receiving her badge and Bev enjoying her Pizza.


2022 November

We are winding down for 2022 with only a couple of events to be held before we shut down until next February.

We had a very interesting speaker Mathew from Hervey Bay Toastmasters who overcame many learning difficulties to the confident and poised presenter we see and hear today.

Rhonda has put together a display of our five Learning for Life students with their names and ages.  Jeloria (female) age 10, Aurora (female) age 11, Awale (male) age 12, Jasmine (female) age 17, Jordan (male) age 17. One sweet beautiful girl (pictured) wrote “I have big dreams for my future because strangers took time to care about kids   less fortunate because of circumstances out of their control”.

Our last social for the year was a Pizza in the Park on our beautiful Hervey Bay foreshore. After our Christmas luncheon at Kondari we then go into recess until February 2023.  

Mathew receiving his Certificate of Appreciation from Jeanette

Rhonda’s display of our students and a beautiful young girl.




Rita congratulating Gail for her talk and information re wigs.

Joyce presenting new member Dianne with her badge.


2022 October

After all the excitement of September we returned to a calmer routine in October.

A wonderful surprise was the resurfacing of our Clubs very first home made banner from 1995… a heirloom for us to keep and treasure.

Our guest speaker was Gail from Fraser Coast Wig Library providing advice and information for people with a medical problem or alopecia resulting in hair loss.

New member Dianne received her name badge from Joyce a foundation member.

We hope the rainy weather will allow us to resume our monthly socials.   

Photo showing Heather W with original Hervey Bay VIEW Banner from 1995.


Ten Year Service Recognition

Melva receiving her 10year badge from President Lyn


 Lyn wins the prize for her Spring Dress


2022 September

What a September our Club has experienced and enjoyed.  Firstly, congratulations to Melva who received her 10year badge from President Lyn.

Our monthly meeting included the beautiful Fifth Avenue jewellery display by Bev who very generously gives us a percentage of her takings on the day and also donates a lovely prize for us to raffle at Christmas, so thank you Bev. Being the first month of Spring many members dressed in bright colourful dresses for the day. Then we had our wonderful Gala Fashion Parade with many hands-on-deck to make it such a tremendous success both financially, and a fun night for the over one hundred who attended.

We must always remember that our five Learning for Life students benefit from all our work and efforts. Our September social was a low-key Chill and Chat wind down morning at Kondari enjoy by the members who attended.

L-R: Gala Fashion Night hard working crew Cathy, Vicky, Pam, Lieza, Heather, and Celie. (Rhonda is absent)

Sue presents Bev with a Certificate of Appreciation certificate for her jewellery display.


Gala Fashion Show

Models shown above: Heather W; Celie; Barbara; Heather M; and Lieza H.


                                    Cathy with her table of raffle prizes

2022 September

The Hervey Bay View Clubs Gala Fashion Show mid-September at the Hervey Bay Bows Club was nothing short of magnificent. A sellout crowd, Frox Fashions adorned the models and a great time was had by all who attended.

The program flowed freely under the professional and often humorous guidance of MC Ann Morris who kept everyone informed of the night’s proceedings. A lot of personal work and thought goes into planning and successfully running a night such as this fashion night with dinner, and special thanks must go to Program Officers Vicky and her helper Rhonda… well done girls.

Cathy made sure many went home with a raffle prize and a top prize was won by the deserving MC Ann. Thanks must also be extended to our View ladies who put their hands up to be models and strut the catwalk with fashions from Frox Fashions.

Hervey Bay View President Lyn and Maryborough President Dawn

              Photo above of Ann M, our very popular MC

Wonderful Winning Boys 

Back L to R: Geoff and Ian… Front L-R: Sid, Brad & Darren.

Wacky Picnic In The Park

L to R – Heather W, Vicky, Dawn, Celie, Lorraine, Veronica, Heather M.


2022 August

It was lovely to have Anne return as our Guest Speaker and further enlighten Members on personal and household safety, to always be aware and lock up. Our Picnic in the Park social in Maryborough with the Weird and Wacky theme was a big success plus lots of laughs and fun with a delicious morning tea and plenty of scrumptious food. It was lovely to have some ladies from the Maryborough Club join us.

Our National Councillor Jean has let me know that our entry into the Make a Spectacle Competition was recognised on the big screen at the National Convention in Adelaide and it was the five men with their glasses that I had entered in the Humorous Category; she said they gave a big cheer when it came up. Jean and five others from Fraser Coast and Bundy Clubs are touring the Barossa Valley then Kangaroo Island for two nights before returning home late on Thursday.

Pam presenting Anne with her Appreciation Certificate


Rhonda presenting the $50 cheque to Deputy Principal Mark.

 Rhonda, Gloria, Vicky, President Lyn, Heather and Rosanne posing on some play equipment with their 100 year Smith Family glasses.


Our wonderful and helpful men who bravely posed with the glasses.  
L-R – Back Geoff & Ian; Front – Sid, Brad & Darren.


2022 July

We commenced July with Jade from ‘The Brave Hen’ as our guest speaker and she enlightened us all on the female products they stock for women who have a problem because of size or a medical procedure that limits their access to a private and comfortable solution.

Our monthly social was our annual sausage sizzle which also incorporated the Make a Spectacle Competition celebration of 100 years of The Smith Family. Our ladies were up to the challenge and the creative skills and ideas rose to the occasion producing some very colourful glasses as the photos show, even the men were used as models for the photo shots.

The Urangan Point State School was this year the recipient of our $50 donation of books for their library.

We are so pleased as our numbers slowly but surely continue to grow and to have new members coming to a meeting to check us out and then joining is very rewarding and proving we must be doing everything right.


Gwen presenting Jade from Brave Hen with her certificate of appreciation.



Vicky presented Anne with her Appreciation Certificate.


A July 2018 photo of Heather sampling Geoff’s pumpkin soup and Esme waiting for her turn. That’s four years on and it is still a favourite.


Our lovely ‘Meet and Greet’ afternoon group photo.





2022 June

In June we returned to normal routine after our May 27th Birthday celebrations.

We had a very interesting speaker, Anne, from Neighbourhood Watch and she educated us on the care we all need to take to keep ourselves and our property safe from the element in our society who take every advantage of the slightest mistake in keeping everything locked up and out of sight of prying eyes. We intend to get Anne back again to answer the many questions our members still want to ask her.

The June social was our annual soup and crusty bread and once again Geoff’s Pumpkin soup was a favourite. We all enjoyed a game of ‘Grocery Grab’ and it soon became obvious which items were the favourite but you no sooner acquired the item you wanted then it was stolen causing lots of laughs.

Our Meet and Greet at the Club House to meet and solialise with Marg Woodhouse, View National President and

Maryanne Maher from The Smith Family was a lovely friendly bonding day as the two ladies mingled and spoke to us all. Gloria Burrows has to be thanked for making her home available to us the day of our May fish and chip social when the weather was not kind to us.

Gloria does not need a doorbell as her little dog Chelsea does the job very well.


Gloria and her little guard dog Chelsea



Jean Jennings, National Councillor presenting Christine, Treasurer of the Hervey Bay View Club with her Making a Difference certificate.

Jean Jennings, National Councillor presenting Esme with her 40 year badge, Lyn, Hervey BayView President and Zone Councillor Lainie.

Esme’s name tag with her 10, 20, 30, 40 years badges.



2022 May

In May the Hervey Bay VIEW Club celebrated it’s 27th Birthday with representatives from Fraser Coast, Gympie, Maryborough and Bundaberg joining us for this special occasion.

In resent years our club has increased from having around 35 members for many years to now averaging over sixty.. a very positive achievement.

The theme for our birthday meeting and luncheon was black and white with a splash of colour won by Cathy in a black dress with a lovely white lacey overlay bodice. Her splash of colour was a flower behind her ear.

Christine was presented with her ‘Making a Difference’ award after being nominated by the members of the club, well deserved recognition for all her selfless efforts she gives to our club.

Esme was presented with her 40 years in VIEW pin by National Councillor Jean, her badge now has many pins – 10, 20, 30 and 40 years plus VIEW'S 50 and 60 year celebration medallions, congratulations Esme.

We were entertained again by Tony and Vivian with the wonderful music of the 60/70’s when you could understand every word of a song that was sung. This magical music had many up singing, clapping and inspiring some to let their feet dance to the beat and rhythm of this era of music.   

Our club has never been better with new members, an excellent financial position and friendship abounds amongst our ladies. Positive and happy days ahead.

Cathy who won the best dressed in her lovely ‘Black and White’ outfit.



The adventurous ladies who donned their Easter hats for a colourful display.

Inspirational Violet being presented with her certificate of appreciation by President Lyn.


2022 April

The Easter month is upon us and our April meeting incorporated appropriately decorated hats and chocolate eggs. Guest speaker for the day was inspirational Violet who at the age of 29 suffered a severe motorbike accident as the pillion passenger and lost her mobility and now relies wholly on a wheelchair… no motorized scooter for Violet, her arms are her wheels as she can maneuver herself very quickly and accurately around. Such willpower has to be immenisely admired, good on you Violet.

Our committee for 2022 is now complete as we contemplate another successful year and supporting our five ‘Learning for Life’ students which includes one Secondary student. We are extremely proud of this achievement having gone from just two to five in a short period of time due to our generous and hard-working members.

One phrase I will always remember when Covid put us into recession for a period of time was “What about the children” from one of our loyal members.

Our club celebrates its 27th birthday on 9th May with ‘black and white with a splash of colour’ as the theme. Our club continues to grow in numbers as more join and several just come along to check us out.

Sadly we lost Mary, our Secretary early February and Past President Esme’s husband Vic died suddenly late last month, I certainly hope that is the last of the bad news.   



Our Zone Councillor Elaine presenting guest speaker Nancy with her Certificate of Appreciation at our March meeting.

Our Treasurer Christine, a valuable member of our committee.



2022 March

We had a slow start to 2022 having cancelled February’s meeting and ‘Thanksgiving Service’ because of Covid restrictions.

We were underway again in March with our committee and normal monthly meeting/luncheon and because International Women’s Day fell in March our guest speaker spoke on her own experiences and goals that women can achieve today.

Because of the uncertainty of daily weather conditions we decided to reschedule the Thanksgiving Service from the Chapel at the Botanic Gardens to the Club House and we thank the ladies who led the hymn singing.

Our 2022 committee is almost complete with a couple of undecided positions still to be filled but we look forward with positivity and enthusiasm to another successful year with new members joining on a regular basis.

We thank our Treasurer, Christine for her attention to detail in many aspects of our club, she keeps us up to date with all happenings and she has a very caring nature, a true VIEW member, we thank and appreciate your efforts Christine.


Mary and Brenda with our white Christmas tree at our last meeting for 2021.

Lovely young Mia and her beautiful voice entertaining us with Christmas songs.

Rosanne and Rhonda sorting ‘Joyspreader’ books etc. to send to The Smith Family.


2021 December Christmas

We bid farewell to 2021 with mixed feelings of sadness within our club, Covid19 and all its ramifications but also immense pride of what a small group of dedicated members can accomplish and our club continues to grow in numbers.

Several members have not had a good year health wise but love, comradeship and compassion have seen them end the year with a positive outlook for 2022.

We have ended the year in a very healthy financial position due to the hard work of a forward thinking committee and generous committed members who work tirelessly to continue our support of The Smith Family and our five ‘Learning for Life’ students.

Covid19 has not interrupted our year and we have enjoyed many social days here in Hervey Bay and several trips away which adds to the anticipation each month.

Our final meeting for the year was a fun day with a traditional Christmas tree and a lovely young girl Mia, who entertained us with her beautiful voice to an assortment of popular Christmas songs.

We will meet again in February but a January social outing has been organised as many members miss the social interaction and friendship having to wait two months.


Photo below
Rhonda presenting educational books to the Pialba State School on behalf of the Hervey Bay View Club earlier in the year.



Heather with the Cooloola Berries sign and another Heather and Robyn with their heads through the berries.


A group photo of VIEW Club members who attended the Cooloola Berries Farm.

Lyn and Celie at Cooloola Berries family farm.


2021 October and

The saying that time and tide wait for no person is certainly true… one minute you suddenly realise that two months have passed in the blink of an eye.

This will be an October/November update of our website.

Our popular Social for October was a trip to Cooloola Berries at Volvi for over twenty of our members for a lovely outing by bus and car pooling. These days are really enjoyed by our ladies as they see more and experience new attractions all within a few hours from Hervey Bay.

Guest speaker for October was Ken, District Commissioner for Sea Scouts who informed us of the role they play in the early years of boys to inspire them to attain their dreams.

Guest speaker for November was Jane and her informative information re the importance of vaccinations and hand hygiene in the era we live in today.

Our November Social was a Pizza Day at a Esplanade Park at Urangan. Despite rain threating and periods of wind it was an enjoyable morning with some ladies participating in a game of quoits.    


Hervey Bay VIEW Club treasures Robin and Peggy at Bamboo Land in September.

National and Regional News


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VIEW National Online Raffle 2022 - Winners Announced

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

Hervey Bay 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.

Hervey Bay VIEW Club

VIEW Merchandise Christmas Sale 2022

Up to 50% off.


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.