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 book clubs.

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.

2018 Luncheon Dates:

27th July
24th August
28th September
26th October
23rd November



Google Map


Maroochydore Surf Club, Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore, QLD 4558

2018 Committee:

Zone Councillor Margaret together with President Lynda and committee:


Committee Helpers:


Club News

Guest Speaker for Meeting on 27th July 2018              

Claude Tranchant is an awe-inspiring French lady now living in Brisbane and author of “Boots to Bliss”.  
At the age of 64 this woman undertook a life changing journey.  She walked nearly 2500 kilometres alone for 100 days through France and Spain along the St James' Way, commonly known in Spain as the 'Camino'.  She had never trekked before!  
Claude will tell us about her incredible journey and how at the end of her journey she discovered who she really was and returned a free, strong, determined human being.
She has undertaken other trekking challenges in the eight years since her first journey.  This year, just after her 72nd birthday, Claude walked with a group of six pilgrims and three films crew, along the Camino Frances, from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (France) to Santiago de Compostela (Spain), to finish at Finisterre. The documentary/film will be launched mid next year and will be screened in various cinemas all around Australia, New-Zealand and the rest of the world.
Hear Claude’s story at the Maroochydore View Club luncheon on 27th July– a speaker not to be missed.  
Claude’s book, “Boots to Bliss”, a best seller now in its fifth edition, will be available for purchase and signing after the meeting.




Entertainer for our August 24th 2018 Birthday

Paul McKenna has a talent that, if you can shut your eyes, can take you to that special “Diamond” place. Audiences are amazed by the smooth, controlled voice with Paul’s rendition of Neil’s well known songs.
Paul McKenna and his talented band recently performed the music and told the stories behind the man when he delivered an unmistakable Neil Diamond experience with his “Sweet Caroline' Tour recently at the Caloundra Events Centre.  Paul will repeat this performance at the Redcliffe Cultural Centre on 1st September.  Due to Neil Diamond having to cancel his 50th Anniversary Tour, Paul McKenna and his band have decided to donate a portion of all ticket sales to Parkinson’s Australia. Parkinson’s Australia is the national peak body and charity representing more than 70,000 Australians living with Parkinson's.





Paul McKenna

Upcoming Events and Luncheons

Luncheons 2018

Our next luncheon will be on Friday 27th July. Guest speaker will be Claude Tranchant See Guest Speaker 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 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.

We will celebrate our 17th Birthday on Friday 24th August.
Wonderful entertainment will be provided by Paul McKenna, who has kindly agreed to join us to celebrate.  Read above paul above.
Click here for further details about our birthday celebration.

Other Club Birthdays
Please see the birthday book at our meetings.


Outings/Events 2018

For remaining proposed outings for the year, click here.

Friday 13th July 2018
Annual 'Walk With a VIEW'


Click here for details.
Our major fundraiser for the year is our Walk With a VIEW from Alexandra Headland Surf Club to Mooloolaba Surf Club and return. Come along and enjoy this leisurely walk along our beautiful coastline. Obtain your sponsors and help raise money towards The Smith Family Learning for Life Program which helps provide education for those in need. The walk is followed by a delicious morning tea provided by the Alex Surf Club.














Other Activities

Coffee Friendship Mornings
1st Friday each month at 9.15 am at Jamaica Blue (Myer end of top floor at Sunshine Plaza)
Catch up with VIEW friends for coffee and friendship and maybe taken in a movie afterwards.
No need to book—just drop in and catch up with your VIEW friends.

Book Clubs
1st and 2nd Tuesday of each month




What we've been doing

June 2018 Luncheon

 Vice President Sharyn thanking guest speaker Peter Porcellini, Senior Associate CRH Law




New members Ingrid and Barb were welcomed by President Lynda, who also presented our valued member Wendy with her 10 year membership badge.

Another Successful Bunnings Sausage Sizzle


Thank you to the hard working members who conducted another successful sausage sizzle at Bunnings Maroochydore on Thursday 31st May.  This is proving to be a wonderful method of earning funds towards supporting The Smith Family Learning for Life students who we sponsor.


May 2018 Outing to LifeFlight Helicopter Rescue Service

Our May outing was to the LifeFlight Helicopter Rescue Service at Sunshine Coast Airport.  Every year LifeFlight's iconic blue and yellow choppers and several commercial helicopters help thousands of sick and injured patients.


April 2018 Luncheon

This month we were given a very informative and interesting talk by Robi O'Keefe, who brought along Miss Daisy to demonstrate the wonderful ability of Smart Pups. Smart Pups Assistance Dogs for special needs children was founded in March 2011 by a very special lady, Patricia McAllister. That first year they placed just one dog, a Labrador called Cruiser, who was trained to alert to epileptic seizures well before they happened. Cruiser is still alerting to seizures to this very day. In the second year Smart Pups placed six dogs and in the third year 11.  Just before Christmas, 2017 they placed their 100th dog and they now have around 50 dogs in training at any given moment.



New members receiving their badges and being welcomed to VIEW by President Lynda and Past National Vice-President Bub:

National and Regional News


Maroochydore VIEW Club

People's Choice Credit Union Lottery

Want a chance to win a new car [1st prize Toyota RAV4 GXL 2WD (valued at $39,516); 3rd Prize Toyota Corolla Ascent 5 Door Hatch (valued at $25,728)] , or perhaps LG Signature Pack (valued at $29,497) or any one of the other 97 fabulous prizes in the raffle pool worth over $360,000.

Maroochydore VIEW Club

Qld 2018 International Women's Day Brisbane

VIEW International Women’s Day 2018 (Brisbane) Michelle Carmichael, Tertiary Team Leader (TSF Brisbane), and Jamie-Lee Duckworth, Learning for Life student, recently attended a VIEW International Women’s Day High Tea. Hosted by the three Western suburbs VIEW Clubs (Centenary Evening, Chapel Hill and Kenmore) to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018 it was attended by a number of other VIEW Clubs as well as Acting National Councillor, Lyn Masters.

Maroochydore VIEW Club

VIEW Parliamentary Metnion

Ms JODIE HARRISON (Charlestown) make a Private Member's Statement in Parliament on Tuesday 22 May 2018


Events Calendar

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

Sep 14

WA State Conference

The idea of holding a Development Conference is to spread the word about VIEW and The Smith Family to a wider audience in WA, as well as give local women and those new to VIEW the opportunity to attend a “Convention-like” event.

Sep 13

VIEW National Convention 2019

Save the Date for National Convention 2019