A valued part of The Smith Family

Maroochydore VIEW Club


Maroochydore VIEW Club was formed in 2001.  Currently, the Club sponsors eight 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

April 26th
May 24th



June 28th
July 26th
August 23rd


September 27th
October 25th
November 22nd

2019 Committee:

Zone Councillor Margaret together with President Lynda and committee:


Club News

Guest Speakers 2019 

April 26th:  Pauleen Cass, Family Historian—The Joy of Genealogy & Discovering Forgotten Ancestors' Life Stories

Each of us has a home place and life experiences that contribute to who we are. The joy of genealogy is discovering not just the names of those long-forgotten ancestors, but also their life stories. They say it takes three generations to lose the history of a family but with persistence we can go beyond that barrier. The introduction of DNA testing as part of our repertoire of genealogy tools can reveal more about those from whom we’ve inherited it.  It can also bring some unexpected surprises.

Our ancestors are also part of our country’s history and each discovery reveals a little more of the nation’s grassroots history, as well as our own family history.

Pauleen Cass is well recognised in the genealogical community in Australia and overseas,  having spoken at many of their international conferences. 

You can learn more on how you can discover your own family stories and share Pauleen’s experiences at our VIEW Club lunch on Friday 26th April at the Maroochydore Surf Club.

Speakers for Remainder of Year (subject to change):
May 24th:  Dr Jay Ludowyke—Carpathia
June 28th:  Dr Ken Wishaw—Rescue & Retrieval Medicine, How It All Started  
July 26th:
  Amanda Harvey— Queensland Rail Travel
September 27th:  Pam Wood—Memoir Writing
October 25th:  Dr Tegan Keogh, Audiologist—Hear to Learn: Recognising the Listening Needs of Children & Babies

Pauleen Cass


Upcoming Events and Luncheons

Luncheons 2019

Next luncheon will be on 26th April.

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 12th April: High Tea at Brightwater Hotel
9 to 11 am.
$25 payable at March luncheon.

Click here for details.

Bring and Buy Stall each month

Library Bags
We are looking for sewers to make library bags for our Learning for Life students.  The bags are 35 cm x 30 cm with a longish handle.  Please see Jan Fenton if you are able to help.

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

Other QB01 Club Birthdays 2019                                      Please see the birthday book at our meetings.
May 16th Caboolture, 22nd Bribie Island; June 19th Glasshouse Country; August 23rd Maroochydore; September 10th Caloundra; October 24th Noosaville; November 7th Twin Waters, 27th Kawana Waters; December 4th Buderim


What we've been doing

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.




February 2019 Outing



Our 8th February outing was to the RACQ Lifeflight Sunshine Coast Helicopter Centre at Sunshine Coast Airport.  Members, along with several partners and friends, learned how this wonderful service operates and about the large number of lives which are saved every year because of the service.

After the tour, a number of members enjoyed lunch at Alexandra Headland Surf Club.


Left:  Lunch at Alex Surf Club

January 2019 Luncheon

Members catching up after the Christmas break






November 2018 Luncheon

At our final luncheon for the year, our State Member for Maroochydore Ms Fiona Simpson MP inspired and entertained us with her interesting life story.

Above:  Assistant Secretary Sharyn thanking Fiona



Below:  New member Claire being presented with her membership badge by President Lynda

October 2018—Fashions On the Go



On 13th October members enjoyed a fashion parade with Fashions on the Go by Rosa de Silva at the Sands Tavern, Maroochydore.

These were our lovely models, Pamela, Jeannie and Lynda, together with Program Officer Fran, who organised the function along with our other Program Officer, Bee. 

2018 Walk With a VIEW

We held our annual Walk With a VIEW on Friday 13th 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.




President Lynda and Delegate Jan ready for their walk


National and Regional News


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 Announced

Your Invitation to Blue Illusion National Shopping Day and Styling Workshop on Thursday 1 November 2018 in support of The Smith Family and VIEW Clubs.

Maroochydore VIEW Club

QC01 Zone Conference Raffle Winners Parliament House

The prize was a dinner for 4 people at the Strangers Dining Room followed by a guided tour of Parliament House with Robert Molhoek MP member for Southport. Robert kindly donated this prize to our Zone Conference.


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