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
We welcome visitors. Please contact Maggie on 0418 793 906. Text her or phone her by 9 am on the Friday of the week prior to the lunch. Maggie will always reply to your text/voicemail. If you do not get that reply you can assume that your message has gone to the wrong number so please try again. Maggie will advise you how you can make pre-payment to confirm your booking.
Members are on a permanent monthly lunch list, which means you will be charged for your lunch in accordance with VIEW policy if you do not cancel. Please text Maggie 0418 793 906 (VIEW, inability date and remember to include your name) or phone her by 9 am on the Friday of the week prior to the lunch. Maggie will always reply to your text/voicemail. If you do not get that reply you can assume that your message has gone to the wrong number so please try again. Alternatively, please register your intention of absence in the attendance book held at the registration table. If no advice is received and you do not attend, you will be required to pay.
All visitors must prepay. Members are most welcome to bring along guests but they must be booked with Maggie as above. Payment must be in advance and bank transfers must be in our bank account by 9 am the third Friday of the month. Members are responsible if their invited guests (even if best friends) do not pay. Please see above for bank payment details.
Please advise Maggie of any special dietary requirements, e.g. gluten free, vegetarian.
Upcoming Guest Speakers
23rd April—Vicki Stewart, Real Estate Agent
'The Glass Ceiling—Does It Exist For Women?'
Vicki has been in real estate for 32 years aod for most of that time has had her own very successful agency.
28th May—Ex Policewoman Julie Elliott
Julie was the police media person who looked after the Morcombes after the disappearance of Daniel. Since retiring she has been a marriage celebrant and a celebrant at funerals.
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
Our New Lifeblood Team
We are delighted that our club recently became the first VIEW Clubs of Australia Lifeblood Team, following our guest speaker Rebecca Ind's talk at our February meeting. More VIEW members, family and friends are welcome to join our team and contribute to this most important cause. Contact Australian Red Cross Lifeblood on 13 14 95 or visit their web site donateblood.com.au for more details and to check to see if you are eligible to donate. You will be most welcome.
Below are team members Lynda, Lorri, Julie, Di and Maggie.
Julie, Lynda, Lorri, Di and Maggie
Bub Herron—The Most Inspiring Woman in My Life by Jan Fenton (February 2021)
I met the most inspiring woman I have ever known when we both moved to the Sunshine Coast at about the same time.
Dorothy was born in the small town of Coolamon in rural New South Wales and was brought up by her mother and family members. She started training as a nurse in Sydney, but didn't like either it or the bright lights, so returned to Coolamon and worked in the local hardware store.
She met and married a young bank officer, Keith Herron, so moved to Canbberra and Tumut, having three boys along the way. In Tumut the boys went to swimming club, which badly needed a swimming coach. Not daunted by the fact she could not swim, up went Dorothy's hand. When Meals on Wheels needed help, that hand went up again. VIEW Club came to town. Wow, she was in her element. She could get all dolled up, go out for lunch and do good work for The Smith Family. Soon she was putting her hand up for any committee position that came up, and ultimately went on to serve as zone councillor, national councillor and national vice-president.
Yes, this was our very own, the late Bub Herron—a remarkable woman with a passion for VIEW, who maintained her commitment for the rest of her life.
In Tumut she was awarded “Senior Citizen of the Year”. Keith died in 2004, so Bub followed a son to the Sunshine Coast in 2005. Fortunately for us, Bub joined Maroochydore VIEW Club. Bub attended every VIEW convention held, sadly just missing the 2019 convention that was held on the Sunshine Coast. She also attended other clubs' birthday celebrations, gala lunches, etc. She proudly wore her VIEW ribbon bedecked with badges of office, years of service and conventions pins. She was called on to present new members with their badges with words of welcome and enthusiasm for The Smith Family Learning for Life program.
Fellow member and friend Gwen Gould called her “Mrs VIEW Club”. I think she was “The Matriarch of VIEW”, having been a member for 46½ years.
Bub travelled in later years and once said, “That little girl from Coolamon, if only they could see her now.” Well, that little girl from Coolamon made such a difference to the lives of so many through The Smith Family. This club and its members are fortunate to have had such an inspiring woman in our midst and I am honoured to have known her.
Bub Herron (seated) at National Convention 2015
Below: Bub (centre) with former Vice-President Sandy and current Vice-President Maggie
Upcoming Events and Luncheons
Friday 23rd April 2021
Guest speaker Vicki Stewart as above.
May 14th: High Tea at The Sola Lounge, Novotel Sunshine Coast (Twin Waters) 11 am to 1 pm. Click here for further 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
Members brought our their 'Easter bonnets' for our March meeting. Beautiful Easter decorations adorned the tables and there were Easter eggs and chocolates galore.
Our guest speaker was Mr George Fraser, who shared his insights and experiences as Australia’s Head of Mission in the region of Micronesia in the Central Western and North Pacific, giving us an insight into the ethnic origins, history, cultures and relevance of this region to Australia now and in the future.
Below: Vice President Maggie, Jeanette and Coral
Below: Sandra showing off her Easter bonnet
March 2021 Coffee Morning
Everyone enjoyed catching up at our monthly coffee morning on 5th March
February 2021 Luncheon Meeting
At our February luncheon our guest speaker was Rebecca Ind of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. Rebecca reinforced the importance of blood donations, with each donation having the potential to save three lives.
Below: Rebecca and former Assistant Secretary Sharyn asking how many of our members donate blood. It was pleasing to see that we have a relatively high number of donors compared with the general population.
Debbie and Roslyn sharing coffee together
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
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.
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
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