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.
  • 11 am for 11.30 am

Contact: Maggie 0418 793 906                

Email:   maroochydoreviewclub@gmail.com


For luncheon bookings (visitors) 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 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 Saturday 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 (bread roll, main meal, tea/coffee).


Google Map


Maroochydore Surf Club, Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore, QLD 4558


2020 Luncheon Dates



July 24th
August 28th


September 25th
October 23rd
November 27th

Club News

New 2020 Committee (from May)

Zone Councillor Clodagh Barwise-Smith (left) together with
2020 President Julie Terrasson (4th from left) and Committee Members (January):

2020 Volunteers

Virtual Guest Speaker

June 2020:  Dame Patricia Routledge

Our virtual guest speaker this month is Dame Patricia Routledge, an English actress, comedian and singer.  She is best known for her role as Hyacinth Bucket in the BBC sitcom 'Keeping Up Appearances.'  Dame Patricia will tell us about her early introduction to the theatre in 1952, film and television and how she became 'Mrs Bucket' (pronounced 'Bouquet'), the lady of the house speaking."

Join your VIEW friends for what we hope will be the last of our virtual speakers and learn more about the wonderful 91 year old Dame Patricia Routledge.


Guest Speaker last month (Virtual, of course as we had no meeting!)

Our virtual guest speaker last month has had a colourful career. Barry Humphries was born in Melbourne in 1934 and came from a well-to-do family whose parents bought him everything he wanted. His father however spent little time with him which resulted in Humphries spending hours playing at dressing-up in the back garden.

He would disguise himself as different characters and found that entertaining people gave him a great feeling of release. He found making people laugh was a very good way of befriending them and that people couldn't hit him if they were laughing.

A key event took place when he was nine – his mother gave all his books to The Salvation Army, cheerfully explaining: "But you've read them, Barry". Humphries responded by becoming a voracious reader, a collector of rare books, a painter, a theatre fan and a surrealist.

At school Humphries spurned sport, detested mathematics but matriculated with brilliant results in English and Art. He studied Law, Philosophy and Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne and became Australia's leading exponent of the deconstructive and absurdist art movement, Dada.

His provocative public pranks were legendary and were an indication of the early manifestations of a lifelong interest in the bizarre, discomforting, and subversive.

Humphries moved to London and worked throughout the 1960s. He became a friend of leading members of the British comedy scene including Dudley Moore, Peter Cook and Spike Milligan. He created the cartoon strip The Wonderful World of Barry McKenzie, a satirical portrayal of the worst aspects of Australians abroad.

Whilst Barry appeared in numerous West End stage productions including musicals and later in film roles, he found his true calling with his one-man satirical stage revues, in which he performed as Edna Everage and other character creations, including Les Patterson and Sandy Stone.

Dame Edna Everage is one of the most enduring Australian comic characters of all time, and one of the longest-lived comedic characterisations. Originally conceived in 1956, Edna has long since transcended her modest origins as a satire of Australian suburbia to become one of the most successful, best-known and best-loved comedy characters of all time.

Many of you will remember Edna's unseen family, particularly the travails of her invalid husband Norm, who suffered from an almost lifelong onslaught of an unspecified prostate ailment. Her daughter Valmai and her gay hairdresser son Kenny became intrinsic elements of the act, as did her long-suffering best friend and New Zealand bridesmaid, Madge Allsop who never spoke a word.

The title of Dame was conferred upon Edna in 1972 by the then Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. With her title her career progresses and she finds herself spending time visiting world leaders and jet-setting between her homes in Los Angeles, London, Sydney, Switzerland and Martha's Vineyard. She is a friend and confidante of the Queen and has advised prime ministers and presidents. Edna once took an on-air phone call from President Ronald Reagan to assure him that he was, indeed, still the president; and at stage shows she has claimed to be giving former Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, elocution lessons.

The remarkable longevity of Dame Edna has endured for more than sixty years and we are fortunate that Barry’s alter ego Dame Edna has agreed to join us today.

In case you missed Barry Humphries, just click on the link below to open video link on this entertaining discussion. Please remember you will have to be on line to open this link:










Upcoming Events and Luncheons

Our first luncheon since Covid-19 restrictions began will be on Friday 24th July.



Next Luncheon

Friday 24th July 2020

Visitors, please call Maggie on 0418 793 906 before 8 am Saturday prior to the luncheon if you would like to attend.  

Members, please text Maggie on 0418 793 906 (VIEW, inability date and remember to include your name), or phone her by 8 am Saturday prior to the luncheon if you are unable to attend.  Alternatively, phone Sheila on 0451 397 719.

Visitors or members who have special dietary requirements should advise Maggie.


Outings/Events 2020

No outings/events are scheduled at this stage.

Bring and Buy Stall at each monthly luncheon

Book Stall at each monthly meeting.  Please bring along any clean, suitable books.

Other Activities

Coffee Friendship Mornings
1st Friday each month from 9.15 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 2020
Please see the birthday book at our meetings.


What we've been doing

May 2020 Virtual Luncheon

The Committee has arrived early and set up the tables for the books, raffle tickets, the outing and placed the newsletters at each seat.

The ladies have had their morning coffee and are now coming up the stairs. The smiling hostesses greet each one as they arrive.

The ladies line up to pay Treasurer Di and have their names ticked off the Attendance sheet by Evelyn.

Friends greet each other and find their chairs. They go over to Claire and Fran to sign up for the Whitsunday cruise, buy the winning raffle tickets from Ros and Jeannie and then go and check out the book stall set up by Pam, Libby and Loris.

Jan F has an excellent range of home-made preserves to sell.

Everyone takes their seat. Terri tells us the newsletter is on its way.

President Julie opens the lunch meeting and welcomes all the members.

The reports are given. We say the Pledge and Grace.

A delicious lunch is served. We hurry to get our coffee and tea ready to listen to today’s speaker.

Sharyn gives the Introduction to our guest speaker Barry Humphries.  Go to Guest Speakers to read about Barry's amazing life, or watch this link on youtube:


Wow!! Remember Dame Edna at Prince Andrew and Fergies wedding, throwing gladioli into the delighted crowd. We love her designer specs. Thanks Sharyn.

Julie closes the lunch, thanks Jenny Masche for doing the great newsletters, wishes everyone to keep safe and stay well.

We have had a very enjoyable day.

See you all next time 💜







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.




February 2020 Lunch Meeting

Thank you to our February hostesses Joanne and Jocelyn, who were assisted by Lyn




Guest speaker Debbie Kleidon from Maroochydore Library was thanked by Assistant Secretary Sharyn.  Debbie informed us of all the wonderful facilities provided by our library these days.

Christmas Lunch 2019

On Friday 6th December about 60 of our members enjoyed a fun Christmas get-together at See Restaurant, Mooloolaba Wharf.  The venue, food and service were great.



November 2019 Luncheon

At our November luncheon meeting, committee members for 2020 were elected.  Thank you to our Zone Councillor Margaret Elliott for coming along and officiating.
Below:  Margaret presenting our new president, Julie Terrasen, with the Bunnings voucher that she won at National Convention.

Below:  Vice President Sandi and President Lynda thanking Maroochy Surf Club staff members for looking after us so well during the year



Above:  New committee for 2020

Below:  Christmas raffle winner Diane together with raffle organiser Jeannie


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.




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

National and Regional News


Maroochydore VIEW Club

Qld Aspley 2020 International Women's Day

Aspley VIEW Club's LFL student Shukri was born in Ethiopia. Her family had to flee Ethiopia in 2005 to escape the violence and upheaval that was happening there.

Maroochydore VIEW Club

Area QC Zone 01 Christmas Dinner

Photo's from Zone QC01 Christmas Lunch.

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.


Events Calendar

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

Oct 30

Sydney 60th Anniversary Celebration - Sydney

We are pleased to announce VIEW's 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Celebrations will be held in Sydney on Friday 30 October 2020. You are invited to come and join in the fun and celebrations….