Maroochydore VIEW Club was formed in 2001. Currently, the Club sponsors 10 Smith Family Learning for Life students and is actively involved in fundraising activities to raise donations for The Smith Family programs. Maroochydore VIEW Club members share fun and friendship over a beautiful lunch. A variety of informative and interesting guest speakers entertain and inspire us at our meetings. At each lunch there are raffle and lucky door prizes, as well as a book stall.
Each month we also enjoy a social outing. These social occasions are a great way to make friends, particularly if you are new to the Sunshine Coast. We also have a monthly coffee morning and two bookclubs.
A highlight of each year is our Walk With a VIEW, through which we raise funds for the Learning for Life program through obtaining sponsors.
Why don’t you come along and see what our VIEW Club is all about? We always look forward to welcoming new members. Visit our Facebook page.
- Meeting Day is the 4th Friday each month.
- 11 am for 11.30 am
Contact: Maggie 0418 793 906
Visitors are always welcome. Please phone Maggie on 0418 793 906 by 8 am on the Friday of the week prior to the meeting. Members, you are always welcome to bring a friend but please let Maggie know. Also advise if you have any special dietary requirements.
Members are on a permanent monthly lunch list, which means that you will be charged for your lunch in accordance with VIEW policy if you do not cancel. Please contact Maggie on 0418 793 906 by 8 am on the Friday of the week prior to the lunch. Preferably, text Maggie—VIEW, inability date, and remember to include your name. Alternatively, please register your intention of absence in the attendance book held at the registration table with the assistant treasurer. If no advice is received and you do not attend, you will be required to pay.
Cost of lunch is $27 ($27.50 if paying electronically) for bread roll, main meal, tea/coffee.
Upcoming Guest Speakers
26th February—Rebecca Ind
'We are more than blood, we are lifeblood'
Did you know that every blood donation can help save three lives? People of all walks of life need blood products. Some get them through a serious event in their lives, like cancer, others because they have medical conditions which require blood products regularly to stay alive or be healthy.
Learn how the Australian Red Cross Blood Service has become Australia’s Lifeblood and is committed to providing life-giving essence to support the well-being of all Australians. Join Rebecca Ind from the Sunshine Coast’s regional office of Red Cross at the Maroochydore VIEW Club lunch on Friday 26th February at 11.30am.
26th March—George Fraser
'Life in the Diplomatic Service'
With a career in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade spanning 45 years, George Fraser will talk about his time in the diplomatic service and his most recent postings and work in the region of Micronesia in the Central Western and North Pacific.
George will share his insights and experiences as Australia’s Head of Mission in those places, and will speak on the ethnic origins, history, cultures and relevance of this region to Australia now and in the future.
George Fraser will be the guest speaker at the Maroochydore VIEW Club lunch at the Maroochydore Surf Club on Friday 26th March at 11.30 am.
2021 Luncheon Dates:
2021 Maroochydore Committee
President Julie, Vice-President Maggie, Treasurer Di, Assistant Treasurer Evelyn, Delegate and Learning for Life Mary, Secretary Rae, Assistant Secretary and Program Officer Fran, Program Officer Claire, Publicity Officer Lorri, together with Zone Councillor Clodagh
Upcoming Events and Luncheons
Friday 26th February 2021
Guest speaker will be Rebecca Ind, whose topic is 'We are more than blood, we are lifeblood'.
Our 12th March outing will be a Caloundra boat cruise. Click here to see details.
Bring and Buy Stall at each monthly luncheon
Book Stall at each monthly meeting. Please bring along any clean, suitable books.
Coffee Friendship Mornings
1st Friday each month from 9.30 am at Maroochy RSL, Memorial Avenue, Maroochydore.
Catch up with friends for a friendly chat. Coffee and cake $6.50, coffee and sandwich $8.50 Everyone is welcome. No need to book.
1st and 2nd Tuesday of each month
What we've been doing
12th February 2021
Members and guests enjoyed their first outing for the year—lunch at Alexandra Headland Surf Club.
Below: Secretary Rae and Past President Lynda catching up
2021.01 Luncheon and AGM
Above: Debbie (on left) helping out Assisttant Treasurer Ev (middle) and Treasurer Di
Members enjoyed catching up after the Christmas break and are looking forward to the new VIEW year.
Below: Margaret, Jocelyn and Wendy
17th January 2021 Bunnings Sausage Sizzle
On Sunday 17th January, Susan Romero and a wonderful team of very hard-working volunterers raised $1597 towards our funds by running another Bunnings Sausage Sizzle.
The workers were so busy they didn't even have time to have a photo taken!
Christmas Lunch 2020
On Friday 11th December Maroochydore VIEW Club members made merry at See Restaurant, The Wharf, Mooloolaba
Below: Our Hard-working 2020 Committee Celebrating the End of the Year
October 2020 Fashion Parade
On 9th October we enjoyed a fashion parade at Maroochy Surf Club conducted by Portofino Fashions. Our lovely models Debbie, Rae, Fran, Jeannie and Di did an excellent job in showing off the beautiful clothes and many purchases were made.
Rae and Jeannie
Program Office Fran (second from left) receives her 20 year badge from President Julie (on right), pictured with Treasurer Di Heard and 2019 Assistant Treasurer Debbie
September 2020 Luncheon
We had a fabulous get together for lunch on Friday 25th September, with a room full of happy, colourful members and a truly inspirational speaker—Capt Jan Becker, award winning CEO, charity co-founder, helicopter pilot, registered nurse and midwife.
Above: President Julie with hostess Denise
Above: Capt Jan Becker with Assistant Secretary Sharyn, who finds our amazing guest speakers
Below: Treasurer Di collecting payments with our new card payment system from Delegate Mary and Publicity Officer Lorri
September 2020 High Tea
On 18th September members enjoyed a morning 'high tea' at Brightwater Hotel, Mountain Creek, with lots of yummy treats on offer.
Maroochydore's 19th Birthday
Although we weren't able to have the company of other VIEW Club members as we normally do for our birthdays, Maroochydore VIEW Club members celebrated their 19th Birthday on 28th August and welcomed Zone Councillor Clodagh. We dressed in combinations of patriotic red, blue and white. Our guest speaker Kym Stevens, Educator and dance researcher, gave us an insight into the life, and dancing, on board the HMS Endeavour with Captain Cook and his crew on the first voyage of exploration and discovery.
Below: Guest Speaker Kym Stevens
Below: Delegate/Learning for Life Officer Mary, President Julie and Karen
Below: New member Debra with her badge and bag of 'goodies'
Diamond Jubilee Celebration at Government House, Brisbane
On 11th March, President Julie and Jenny enjoyed the wonderful experience of joining 98 Queensland VIEW Club members at Government House for morning tea hosted by His Excellency the Governor of Queensland The Honorable Paul de Jersey AC and Mrs Kaye de Jersey in celebration of VIEW Clubs of Australia 60th Anniversary.
National Convention Friday the 13th Dinner hosted by Maroochydore VIEW Club at Maroochy RSL
Members had a wonderful evening of dancing and friendship. There were a few weary bodies the next day.
Thank you to President Lynda Maxwell, Delegate Jan Fenton and other members for all the work they did to make the event such a success.
Past Club President Jocelyn McKay did a wonderful job of organising the Convention Expo, which was also a great success.
Several members also attended the day sessions of convention at Novotel Twin Waters and greatly enjoyed the experience and the wonderful speakers.
2019.7 Walk With a VIEW
We held our annual Walk With a VIEW on Friday 12th July when members, friends and VIEW members from other local clubs joined us for the delightful 5 km walk in glorious sunshine from Alexandra Headland Surf Club to Mooloolaba Surf Club and return. After the walk we enjoyed a delicious morning tea of scones, jam and cream. Thank you to Alex Surf Club for once again providing our morning tea.
Well done to the walkers and their sponsors for raising $1245 towardsThe Smith Family Learning for Life program.
All Set For Our Walk
Registration now open - VIEW National Convention
The 55th VIEW National Convention will be held in Adelaide, SA from 10-12 September 2021.Read more...
People's Choice Credit Union Lottery
Lottery is now closed. Thank you to all those that participated.Read more...
Wangi Wangi VIEW Club
After a delay due to COVID-19 restrictions Wangi Wangi VIEW Club (near Lake Macquarie) opened on 14 September. Thirty two new members were welcomed on the day with three new members joining.Read more...