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.


Google Map


Maroochydore Surf Club, Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore, QLD 4558

2019 Luncheon Dates

January 18th—AGM
February 22nd
March 22nd
April 26th



May 24th
June 28th
July 26th
August 23rd


September 27th
October 25th
November 22nd

2018 Committee:

Zone Councillor Margaret together with President Lynda and committee:


Committee Helpers:


Club News

Guest Speaker:

For more than 14 years Mr Ken Wishaw—Australia's first full-time helicopter doctor—performed 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.

Ken will share his experiences of 'Rescue and Retrieval Medicine, How It All Started' at our Maroochydore VIEW Club luncheon on Friday 22nd February.





Upcoming Events and Luncheons

Luncheons 2019

Next lunch:  Friday 18th January.  Please note 18th in lieu of 25th.

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.

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



Outings/Events 2019

Friday 8th February:  Lifeflight Tour & Lunch at Alex Surf Club.  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



What we've been doing

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 Luncheon

Guest speaker was Mr John Knaggs, CEO of SunCentral, which will form the Maroochydore CBD.

Members dressed in all their 'Melbourne Cup' finery.  Pictured are Claire, Jeannie, Terrie and Lynne



Winner of the fashion stakes was Shirley (4th from left).

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. 

September 2018 Luncheon

Our guest speaker, pictured below with Assistant Secretary Sharyn Sherrington, was Emeritus Professor Roland Sussex OAM, who captured the attention of all with his extremely interesting talk on how the English language is constantly evolving and how it is used in Australia.

Professor Roly Sussex and his knowledge of the English language would be well known to many ABC Radio listeners who share his love of language.  In addition to his talk-back program on language and linguistics, Roly writes a weekly column for the 'Courier Mail'.



Below:  Birthday Book Coordinator Val Heathcote receiving her VIEW 10 year membership badge from President Lynda Maxwell




September Luncheon at Maroochydore RSL







17th Birthday Celebration

On 24th August 2018 members, many guests and visitors from other VIEW clubs enjoyed our "Hot August Night" 17th birthday celebration, with wonderful entertainment provided by professional entertainer Paul McKenna.  Paul, who very generously donated his time, sang many old favourites, and we all sang along and danced to his music.

Great dancing!

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!

Mar 8

International Women's Day Lunch

All VIEW members are invited to attend Area QA's International Women's Day Lunch

Sep 13

VIEW National Convention 2019

National Convention 2019 - bookings have opened