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 booking list and are automatically booked for lunch each month.  If you can't attend, please contact Sandi on the above phone number. If you are unable to attend lunches into the future, please register your intention of absence in the attendance book held by the assitant treasurer at the registration table. 

Cost of lunch is $30.


Google Map


Maroochydore Surf Club, Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore, QLD 4558

2019 Luncheon Dates

July 26th



August 23rd
September 27th


October 25th
November 22nd

2019 Committee:

Zone Councillor Margaret together with President Lynda and committee:


Club News

Guest Speaker 26th July 2019 Luncheon

Lisa McLean – Queensland Rail Travel – From the Coast to the Outback:
Discover Queensland by Rail

Queensland offers a diversity of holiday destinations. Rail travel is the most relaxing way to see what our vast State has to offer – from the Coast to the Outback.  What better way to explore our wonderful State.   Lisa Maclean from Queensland Rail Travel will showcase some of Queensland’s iconic rail journeys and holiday packages covering our State.  
Join Lisa on this entertaining, educational and engaging journey.

Spirit of Queensland


Speakers for Remainder of Year
(subject to change):

September 27th:  Pam Wood—Memoir Writing
October 25th:  Dr Tegan Keogh, Audiologist—Hear to Learn: Recognising the Listening Needs of Children & Babies

Upcoming Events and Luncheons

Luncheons 2019

Next luncheon will be on 26th July.

Guest speaker will be Lisa McLean, Queensland Rail Travel.  (See above.)

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.

August 23rd will be our 18th birthday celebration, with the theme of 'Musical Interlude'.
Click here to see flyer.



Outings/Events 2019

Friday 9th August:  Lunch at Nambour RSL, 14 Matthew Street, followed by visit to Nambour Museum, 18 Mitchell Street

Friday 30th August at 10 am: Library Bag Sewing

Jan Fenton is organising Sewing Library Bags, Soup, Slice and Socialising at 142 Tepequar Drive, Maroochydore.  This will be a great chance to catch up while helping out.  Donations of two metre pieces of material would be appreciated.

Alternatively, make library bags in your own time.  They measure 45 cm x 35 cm, with a 40 cm handle.  Please use French seams.

Friday 20th Sepptember:  Bunnings Sausage Sizzle.

Bring and Buy Stall each month

Request for Items to Decorate National Convention Back to the Beach Party
Zone Councillor Margaret Elliott is on the lookout for PLASTIC (not glass) containers, e.g. small fish bowls etc, anything to hold lights and shells, for a "beach theme", also any shells you may have at home.  Please give any items you may have to Delegate Jan Fenton to forward to Margaret.  Put your name on the bottom if you wish them to be returned.

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.

August 23rd Maroochydore; September 10th Caloundra; October 24th Noosaville; November 7th Twin Waters, 27th Kawana Waters; December 4th Buderim

What we've been doing

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 further funds 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


May 2019 Outing

On 9th May members headed off to Kenilworth to visit CinemaWorks, where Kev Franzi took us on a journey through cinema technology from its primitive beginnings to the amazing digital technology of today.




Lunch Meeting – April 2019

Guest speaker at our April luncheon was Pauleen Cass who talked to us about the joy of genealogy and how much we can learn from researching our ancestors.
Below are Pauleen and Assistant Secretary Sharyn


We welcomed three new members.

Above:  Our VIEW President Lynda with new members Jan and Barbara
Below:  President Lynda presenting Nolene with her welcome pack

April 2019 High Tea


Members enjoying delicious treats

March 2019 Luncheon

Colin Dunkerley 'the iPad' Man was guest speaker at our March luncheon.  He enlightened members and guests on the Future in Voice, telling us the many ways we can make life easier by using our voices on our devices, whether they be iPhones, iPads or Android.  He was inundated with questions from the audience.

He is pictured here with Vice-President Sharyn who thanked him.




March 2019 IWD Picnic





Our March outing day fell on International Women's Day.   Several members provided a beautiful picnic lunch for all who attended to enjoy at Cotton Tree Park along the Maroochy River.

February 2019 Luncheon

Our guest speaker, John Wagner, gave a very informative talk about the amazing work of surgeons, nurses and other staff who volunteer their services to enable Mercy Ships to treat so many people who would not otherwise have access to medical services.

Mercy Ships is a unique medical hospital ship charity. They have transformed the lives of more than 2.71 million people in the least developed countries for over 40 years.



Frances Kelly was welcomed as a new member and was presented with her membership badge by President Lynda.




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!

Sep 13

VIEW National Convention 2019

National Convention 2019 - bookings have opened