A valued part of The Smith Family

Hervey Bay VIEW Club


The Hervey Bay View Club was formed in 1995.

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


Google Map


Old Maryborough Road & Tooth Street, PIALBA, QLD 4655

Club News

Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.

2019 Committee

Cecilia Peach, Heather Ramm (President), Lyn Smith, Mary Pape, Edna Down, Glenda Reinke, Jean Jennings (Zone Councillor), Robyn Busk and Bev Cornwell in front with the banner.

The elected committee for the 2019 year is again filled with interesting, talented ladies who compliment each other with what they have to give and enrich our club with ideas and suggestions thus making our meetings and socials something for our members to look forward to with excited anticipation each month.


2019 September - ‘September Social’

Our September Fire Brigade guest speakers and display had to be cancelled due to the atrocious weather conditions which sadly are continuing.

The club enjoyed the annual sausage sizzle barbeque in a lovely area at Dayman Park Urangan and the weather was gorgeous. It was many hands on deck when it came to the cooking and the results were very yummy.

Many hands make light work as the Hervey Bay View Club prepare their sausage sizzle lunch… Robyn Busk, Cathy and Jim Hall, President Heather Ramm, Celie Peach.

‘National Convention’ - ‘Local Members’

Eight ladies from the Fraser Coast and Hervey Bay View Clubs attended the National Convention held on the Sunshine Coast in September.

(L-R) Christine Foster, Jean Jennings, Lainie Sanders, Ros Kitchen, Irene Irvine, Gillian Ryan, Denise Kay, Sandra Saunders. 


2019 National Convention

VIEW Clubs Australia National Convention 2019 was held in Queensland this year on the Sunshine Coast with 620 women attending and listening to some very distinguished dignitaries delivering inspiring stories of life’s journey and high lightening many women’s accomplishments and support of the Smith Family.

Both VIEW Clubs from Hervey Bay were represented.

Our monthly trading table continues to raise much needed funds for the Smith Family and the education of disadvantaged children.


 (L-R) Di Morrissey AM, VIEW NVP Annette Schlafrig, VIEW National President Jan Roberts, CEO The Smith Family Dr Lisa O’Brien, Chair The Smith Family Christine Bartlett)       



‘August Guest Speaker’

The Hervey Bay VIEW Club’s guest at our August meeting was Bev Jackson with her ‘Fifth Avenue’ jewellery display which allowed our ladies to peruse the many pieces of gold and silver and indulge themselves with a necklace or earrings.

Bev Jackson and Ann Riley in front of the ‘Fifth Avenue’ jewellery display.

‘Walk for View’ 

August’s social was our annual ‘Walk for VIEW' at Urangan with colourful red and blue balloons to promote View as we walked through the weekly markets. Unfortunately there weren’t many children around to share the balloons with but some big kids scored.


The Hervey Bay VIEW Club ladies decked out with red and white balloons ‘Walking for VIEW’ 

 2019 August

‘Making a Difference’

The Hervey Bay VIEW Club was thrilled to learn that two of our deserving members had been accepted into the ‘Making a Difference’ awards and will be placed on the View Website and added to the Honour Roll at the National Convention 2019.


Esme Fay and Robin Scott, both ‘Making a Difference’ award recipients.


2019 July

‘July Guest Speaker’

Verneice Grygoruk from Uniting Care was our July speaker and spoke about the addiction many people have to gambling be it with poker machines, betting on the horses or sporting events and in our area up to $5 million is put through the pokies per month to the determent of many families.

Hervey Bay View Club President Heather Ramm with guest speaker Verneice Grygoruk.

‘High Tea’

The Hervey Bay VIEW Club benefited from the very generous gesture by Fraser Shores 2 retirement village when they sponsored a High Tea fund raiser at Arkarra Tea Gardens with 103 attending. It all came about from a suggestion by Julie Chapple to our President Heather Ramm who is a resident of Fraser Shores 2.

With raffles the club benefited by just on $900.

Russel Lewis - Fraser Shores 2 Residents Association President presenting Hervey Bay View Club President Heather Ramm with a cheque for $465 part of our profit for this wonderful day of generosity from Fraser Shores 2.



‘65 Years Wedded Bliss’

Esme Fay who has been a VIEW Club member for some 38 years and after moving from Foster in NSW some twenty years ago transferred to the Hervey Bay VIEW Club and in both clubs has held many positions but as President lead our club for many years.

Vic and Esme Fay receiving a card and pot plant from the Hervey Bay View Club for their 65th Anniversary.


‘Everything V’

Some of the Hervey Bay View Club members recently attended Gympie’s VIEW Club birthday and the dress theme was anything starting with ‘V’ and Hervey Bay took out 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Using their vivid imaginations they came up with some very creative ideas and costumes.

Jackie Hens (Vicar of Dibley) 1st prize, Gillian Ryan (Verging on the Ridiculous) 3rd and Celie Peach (Vet) 2nd members of Hervey Bay and Fraser Coast VIEW Clubs.


2019 June

It was inspiring but also heart wrenching to listen to the personal stories of our June guest speakers… Josh and Jacob as they related their struggles with abuse, drug and alcohol addiction to turn their lives around with the help of  Bayside Transformation Services and a little spiritual help as well.

Josh and Jacob receiving their appreciation certificate from Hervey Bay View Club member Rosanne Badham.


‘Bowling’ in May

In May our club had a day at the Urangan Bowls Club and for the majority of our members it was their first time playing bowls and having to learn about the bias on the bowls and how it tracks after it leaves your hand. Some seasoned male bowlers  were on hand to help and guide our ladies. It was an enjoyable fun day.

Full of concentration VIEW member Heather Mittelheuser launches a bowl towards the jack hoping for a close encounter.


2019 June

‘Special Books’

Each year the Hervey Bay VIEW Club donates $50 towards books to a worthy school and again the Hervey Bay Special School was the recipient and it was left up to the schools discretion to choose suitable books for their students.  Our club’s name is included inside every book as the donor.

Hervey Bay View Club members Lyn Smith and Edna Down presenting the $50 for books to Principal Sarah Lester.

 ‘Soup Day’

Our annual soup and crusty bread day was held in June at the lovely home of Celie and John Peach. This has become a winter tradition and we also enjoyed Celie’s homemade sausage rolls and the popular grocery grab game completed the day.

Jan Windebank, Celie Peach and Esme Fay having light conversation while enjoying their soup but Esme’s husband Vic preferers a sunny spot.


Happy 24th Birthday 

‘Glitz and Glamour’

The theme for our 24th Birthday meeting and luncheon was ‘Glitz and Glamour’ and our clever, crafty member Robyn made some beautiful table arrangements of gold and silver.

Glenda Reinke with clever Robyn Busk with some of her glitzy table arrangements.

‘Cutting the Cake’

Our 24th Birthday Cake was large enough for every member of the three View Clubs represented to share in a piece of the colourful and beautifully decorated cake. 


Acting President Shelley Jones and Zone Councillor Jean Jennings shared the cutting of our 24th Birthday Cake.


2019 May

‘Laughter and Fun’

Our guest speaker for May was Karen Flanery from the Laughter Club and what a wonderful fun filled lesson did Karen deliver. She had us all smiling and laughing along as she took us on an energetic journey of clapping, arms raised skywards all keeping in rhythm to her exercise instructions. If laughter is the best medicine we all got a good dose from Karen that morning.

Karen leading a happy group as we all smiled and laughed along as we followed her every move to her laughter class.


2019 April - Talking Pearls

The Hervey Bay VIEW Club’s guest speaker for April was Debbie Haigh who spoke about pearls and the oyster/pearl farm that once existed here in Hervey Bay until vandalism put a stop to that endeavour. 

Hervey Bay View Club President Heather Ramm and guest speaker Debbie Haigh from Haigh’s Jewellers who spoke on oysters and pearls.

Sampling the Bubbly after Hoy

The Hervey Bay VIEW Club’s April social was a chicken and bubbly lunch after many fun games of Hoy causing giggles and competition among our members but increased their appetite for a tasty lunch. 

Celie Peach, Esme Fay and Robyn Busk sampling the bubbly at the Hervey Bay View Clubs April social.


2019 April

Eyes Down

Hervey Bay View Club ladies all set to play the card game Hoy.


Left to right – Joyce Riley, Peggy Hawes, Kay Williams and Robin Scott concentrating on the card game Hoy.

2019 March 

‘International Women’s Day’

The Hervey Bay View Club celebrated International Women’s Day in March with Brenda Gordon as our guest speaker who related her own personal story of a woman working with our local RSL and helping returned service men who often return home with their own demons. Help supplied by many branches of the RSL is invaluable to these troubled men and women.

Guest speaker Brenda Gordon being thanked by President Heather Ramm.


2019 April

‘The 50-year Gang’

Three of our club members received their badges totalling 50 years combined and continued membership to VIEW and that applies no matter where you first become a member be it Queensland or any other state. A wonderful effort for VIEW.

Hervey Bay VIEW members – Denise Kay (20years), Robyn Busk (10years) and Kay Williams (20years). Congratulations girls.


2019 February

‘Thanksgiving Service’

A large number of club members attended our annual Thanksgiving Service in the old church in the grounds of the Hervey Bay Historical Museum. The service included hymns, prayers, readings and remembering those who are no longer with us. The service was followed by a lovely morning tea in one of the museum sheds.

The Hervey Bay View Club members attending the Thanksgiving Service in the beautiful old church in the Historical Museum grounds.


2019 February 

‘Trading Table’

The Trading Table at our monthly meetings is a great fundraiser for the club and besides plants includes a variety of items, cooking and books etc. brought in by members to raise money for the Smith Family, helping disadvantaged children with their education.

Program Officer and green thumb Robyn Busk with a display of plants on the Trading Table.


2018 December

‘Christmas Cheer’

Hervey Bay VIEW Club members enjoying the mateship that our healthy, fun filled club provides. This companionship encourages welcome friendship to an otherwise lonely daily routine for many who look forward to our monthly meetings and socials and often long-term bonds are formed.


President Heather Ramm, Ann Edwards, Rita Sengstock, Fay Harrison, Pam Dougan and Jan Foxall. 

‘Crafty Fun’

Late last year we were asked by the Wide Bay Senior’s paper to come up with some ideas of how grandparents could help grandchildren occupy their holiday time with some crafty ideas. We took the simple task of making Christmas cards but that could include Birthday etc so it covered a wide range. At our monthly committee meeting we arranged a photo shot of us making cards with all hands-on deck.


Bev Cornwell, Edna Down, Heather Ramm, Lyn Smith, Glenda Reinke, Robin Busk and Mary Pape busy making Christmas cards.


2018 December

‘Goodbye Coral’ 

It was a sad moment for us all when Coral told us she was leaving, not just the Club House, but moving from Hervey Bay to Wondai. We will certainly miss her as she knew us all and with many just how we had our coffee… a real gem.

Pam Dougan, Coral Gerny and Jan Foxall at our December meeting.


National and Regional News


Hervey Bay VIEW Club

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.

Hervey Bay VIEW Club


QB02 Zone Conference was held at Lennox Street Bowling Club, Maryborough on13th September 2018 Fiftyseven members and guests from Gympie, Hervey Bay and Fraser Coast VIEW Clubs with guests from Maryborough gathered together for a very informative and entertaining day.

Hervey Bay VIEW Club

Blue Illusion Shopping Day

Blue Illusion National Shopping Day and Styling Workshop in support of The Smith Family and VIEW Clubs.


Events Calendar

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

Oct 31

Blue Illusion Summer Styling Workshop

You and a friend are invited to join us in store to discover our newest collection. Our stylists will explore this season’s chic new pieces and show you how to create the perfect summer ensemble.

Nov 12

eS4W Roundtable - “What impacts economic and financial security for all women in Australia”

Join economic Security4Women (eS4W) and enhance the conversation

Nov 13

eS4W Roundtable - “What impacts economic and financial security for all women in Australia”

Join economic Security4Women (eS4W) and enhance the conversation