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


Mary 07 4128 3908


Google Map


Old Maryborough Road & Tooth Street, PIALBA, QLD 4655

Club News

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

Above: Bev Cornwell, Mary Pape, Edna Down, Heather Ramm, Robyn Busk, Lyn smith and Zone Councillor Jean Jennings

It takes a group of dedicated, focused and friendly ladies to make up a successful VIEW Club committee and that is the essence of the Hervey Bay VIEW Club’s committee through 2018, thus ensuring an interesting and enjoyable year for all our members.

Varying our outings and guest speakers also contributes to the clubs success with something new always on the horizon.


Fay Harrison, Joyce Riley, Kay Williams.

Ann Edwards, Cecelia Peach, Jackie Hens.


2018 June ‘Morning Melodies’

Our club's June social was a trip to the Brolga Theatre in Maryborough to see and enjoy Rachel Beck with her “Intimate Journey of Song, Story and Laughs”. Those who attended thoroughly enjoyed what they saw and heard and as they say ‘Laughter is the best medicine’ so all received their fair dose of medicine.

All enjoyed the Morning Melodies show with Rachel Beck.

'Foundation Member’

This lady, Nina Wilson, is one of only two remaining foundation members from May 1995 and will celebrate her 97th birthday this month but due to her age and health is happy to be in care at the new and beautiful ‘5 star’ Ozcare facility overlooking Hervey Bay.

Nina has been a staunch supporter of our club for 23 years. Photo shows Nina Wilson cutting her 90th birthday cake back in July 2012 and the next photo of Nina will be celebrating her 97th birthday.


June 2018 Luncheon

VIEW bringing good friends together: The Money Girls— Above are Treasurer Edna Down and her assistant Glenda Reinke.  We could not survive as a club without our component position holders.

Below is Glenda with the beautiful 'Tree of Life' cushion (made by Zone Councillor Jean Jennings) which she won in our raffle.



At 84, age has not stopped Dawn Reed from completing her bucket list and travelling the globe. Working as a nurse in the Northern Territory, she delivered hundreds of babies, several of those being in a plane as a flight nurse. She also has many fond memories of her indigenous patients.

2018 May -  Happy 23rd Birthday

Birthday celebrations were the main focus of our May meeting as we celebrated 23 years and also the pink and white theme of the day was to remember Mother’s Day.  Fred Troughton provided wonderful old time favourites of songs and music.

President Heather Ramm and Zone Councillor Jean Jennings cutting the 23rd birthday cake.

Twenty Years

Long-time View member Hazel Morrow receives her 20 year badge from Zone Councillor Jean Jennings at the May meeting




Green thumbs duo Robyn and Geoff at our monthly trading table preparing the plants ready for sale raising money to go to our Smith Family Learning for Life student Cohen.



2018 May - ‘A JUNGLE OUTING’

Our club recently had a social outing to Bamboo Land and Nursery and the beautiful relaxed and interesting surroundings were enjoyed by all.  Huge stands of bamboo reaching for the sky together with jungle animal replicas periodically placed amongst the greenery added to the peaceful atmosphere of this magical place.


Esme Fay, Val Scott and Mary Crickmore with one of the friendly jungle animals amongst the bamboo.


Husbands and partners are always welcome and often attend our monthly socials as several did the day we went to Bamboo Land.

David Walpole, David Crickmore and Vic Fay relaxing at Bamboo Land.



2018 - ‘KING KONG’ 

He wasn’t as scary as he looked and embraced the ladies with his huge arms as they posed in front of him at Bamboo Land.

Fay Harrison, Jan Foxall, Betty Rynne, Glenda Reinke, Robin Scott, Roseanne Badham and Val Scott.


2018 May - A Sweet Floral Outing

The Hervey Bay View Club recently hired a bus and visited the Amandine Lavender Farm.

In Bundaberg.  Members were able to see how and where the lavender is grown and browse the gift shop for not only essential lavender oil but also the many gifts and trinkets that were on display. A very enjoyable and memorable day was had by all.

Hervey Bay Club members at the Amandine Lavender Farm
Susan Taylor, Shelley Jones, Kerry Colless, Mary Pape, Carita Swann, Lyn Smith.                 

2018 May - A Great Show

A recent movie social outing for our members was to the cinema to see and thoroughly enjoy Hugh Jackman in ‘The Greatest Showman’.  Several members indulged in the customary ice cream and popcorn to fulfil the movie mode.


Kay Williams. Melva Colless, Heather Mittelheuser, and Edna Down.

National and Regional News


Hervey Bay VIEW Club

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Hervey Bay VIEW Club

Qld 2018 International Women's Day Brisbane

VIEW International Women’s Day 2018 (Brisbane) Michelle Carmichael, Tertiary Team Leader (TSF Brisbane), and Jamie-Lee Duckworth, Learning for Life student, recently attended a VIEW International Women’s Day High Tea. Hosted by the three Western suburbs VIEW Clubs (Centenary Evening, Chapel Hill and Kenmore) to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018 it was attended by a number of other VIEW Clubs as well as Acting National Councillor, Lyn Masters.

Hervey Bay VIEW Club

VIEW Parliamentary Metnion

Ms JODIE HARRISON (Charlestown) make a Private Member's Statement in Parliament on Tuesday 22 May 2018


Events Calendar

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

Sep 14

WA State Conference

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.

Sep 13

VIEW National Convention 2019

Save the Date for National Convention 2019