A valued part of The Smith Family

Maroochydore VIEW Club


Maroochydore VIEW Club was formed in 2001.  Currently, the Club sponsors ten 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, with a few exceptions as can be seen in the list below.
  • 11 am for 11.30 am

Contact: Sandi on 0429 022 033

For luncheon bookings or cancellations, please phone by 8 am on the Saturday of the week prior to the meeting.  Members, you are always welcome to bring a friend but please let Sandi know.  Also let Sandi know 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 Sandi on 0429 022 033 by 8 am on the Saturday of the week prior to the lunch.  Alternatively, please register your intention of absence in the attendance book held at the registraiton 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 $30.


Google Map


Maroochydore Surf Club, Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore, QLD 4558

2019 Luncheon Dates




October 25th



November 22nd

December 6th at See Restaurant, Mooloolaba Wharf

2019 Committee:

Zone Councillor Margaret together with President Lynda and committee:


Club News

Guest Speakers

October 25th:

Dr Tegan Keogh, Audiologist—Hear to Learn: Recognising the Listening Needs of Children & Babies.

Click here to learn more about Tegan.



Upcoming Events and Luncheons

Luncheons 2019

Next Luncheon will be on October 25th.  Guest speaker will be Dr Tegan Keogh, audiologist, whose topic will be 'Hear to Learn:  Recognising the Listening Needs of Children and Babies'. 
See Guest Speaker above.

At our luncheon we will be having a Monster Bring and Buy Stall to raise funds for much needed stationery items for local high school students.  Such items might be cakes and produce, jewellery, any new unwanted gifts received, Christmas items, new toiletry items, children's and babies' toys, etc.  Start your Christmas shopping, stock up on birthday gift items, or simply treat yourself to something!

Visitors, please call Sandi on 0429 022 033 before 8 am Saturday prior to the luncheon if you would like to attend.  Members, please call Sandi if you won't be attending and haven't already advised so.  Please remember to wear you badge, have the correct money and make sure your name is recorded by the assistant treasurer. 

Visitors or members who have special dietary requirements should advise Sandi on 0429 022 033.

Outings/Events 2019

Friday 8th November:      Mooloolaba canal cruise from The Wharf, Mooloolaba.  Details to be advised.

Bring and Buy Stall at each monthly luncheon, with special Bring and Buy at October luncheon

Monday 13th January 2020:  Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

Stationery Collection

Please bring along stationery to our November meeting.  Items will be packaged and distributed to students in December, for the 2020 school year.
Items most needed are: exercise books, colouring pencils, textas, HB pencils, ball point pens, pencil cases, erasers, sharpeners, scissors, glue sticks, etc for primary schoolers.   Senior students require Casio scientific calculators (about $28 in Officeworks), also back packs in lieu of library bags.

Please also bring any library bags that you have made.


Other Activities

Coffee Friendship Mornings
1st Friday each month at 9 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  No need to book.

Book Clubs
1st and 2nd Tuesday of each month

QB01 Club Birthdays 2019
Please see the birthday book at our meetings.

October 24th Noosaville
November 7th Twin Waters, 27th Kawana Waters
December 4th Buderim

What we've been doing

October 2019 Fashion Parade

On 18th October we enjoyed a fashion parade at Headland Golf Club, with fashions by Portofino, Brisbane.  


Our lovely models were Mary, Diane, Debbie, Ellen, Jeannie and Pam.


Lunch Meeting – September 2019

At our September meeting, Pam Wood from Portraits of the Past gave us some very useful tips on writing one's memoirs, including how to collect all of the puzzle pieces, how to get started, how to put the story together and various ways to publish.



Below:  Assistant secretary Sharyn thanking Pam for her thought-provoking talk

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.



30th August 2019
Sewing, Soup, Slice and Socialising

This was a perfect Sunshine Coast spring day for member Jan to host ‘Soup, Slice, Sewing and Socialising’ at her home.  The two aims were The Smith Family library bags and decorations for a National Convention dinner.

Pre-cut bag fabrics enabled three sewing machines (and ironing board!) to be kept continually busy.  The 50 bag November target may be surpassed!

Convention decorations involved much fun for members creatively brainstorming and crafting.  Results are sure to surprise and please.....

It was a very enjoyable day, and members are keen to participate in a similar event next year.






2019.8 Birthday Luncheon

On 23rd August we enjoyed our wonderful 18th birthday celebration along with members of other local VIEW clubs.  The theme was 'A Musical Interlude' and Kim Kirkman, renowned harpist and tenor, took us on a journey of his life, while entertaining us with the beautifully evocative sound of the harp.
Kim has worked as a professional musician for more than 20 years, playing the harp and viola, and singing.  He has performed around the world with his internationally acclaimed group the Ten Tenors, of which he was co-owner, musical director and a member.
Thank you to Claire Walsh and the other members who did such a wonderful job with the table and room decorations.




Assistant Secretary Sharyn thanking Kim for wonderful entertainment

July 2019 Luncheon

Guest speaker at our July luncheon was Lisa McLean of Queensland Rail Travel.  Lisa talked about the wonderful train trips available in Queensland.

She is pictured here with Vice-President Sharyn who thanked her for her very interesting talk.

Below:  Jocelyn and Joanne


 Below:  Assistant Treasurer Debbie and Treasurer Susan working hard

Above:  Terri and Jeannie


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

June 2019 Luncheon

At our June Luncheon Mr Ken Wishaw, Australia's first full time rescue helicopter doctor, gave a most entertaining and inspiring talk about his 14 years performing an integral role in breathtaking life or death rescue missions.  He worked with dedicated helicopter crews, often in extreme conditions, to make a very real contribution to the quality of treatment for and the continuance of so many lives.



Lorri, Fran and Claire


Bunnings Cake Stall

18th May 2019

The committee was thrilled with the success of our inaugural cake stall at Bunnings Maroochydore on 18th May. We raised $793.80 including donations of $115.
Many thanks to all our members who contributed by baking delicious cakes, slices, scones, biscuits and a variety of jams and chutneys. Thank you to those who manned the stall, those making cash donations and for all their support.
Special thanks to our wonderful Jan Fenton, organiser and fundraiser extraordinaire!
Well done Maroochydore VIEW Club!




Hard workers Terri, President Lynda, organiser Jan, Lorri, Debbie and Mary


National and Regional News


Maroochydore 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.

Maroochydore 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.

Maroochydore 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