A valued part of The Smith Family

Moreton Bay VIEW Club


Moreton Bay VIEW Club was formed in 1997.

Currently, the Club sponsors six Smith Family Learning for Life students and is actively involved in fundraising activities to raise donations for The Smith Family programs.

We are always open to new members, so please get in touch today and come and see what it's all about.

Members make new friends and lifetime friends by attending our monthly luncheon meeting at the Redland Sporting Club as well as participating in a variety of social occasions around the Redlands community.  Visitors, guest and prospective new members are warmly welcomed to our friendly club at our lunchtime meetings held on the second Thursday of every month.

Members of our club are a wonderful and diverse group of women from many walks of life and life stages.

Our VIEW Club members enjoy much fun, laughter and a variety of social activities with like-minded women, who also become good friends. As a group we support financially disadvantaged Australian children's education.


  • Meeting Day on 2nd Thursday each month
  • 11 am for 11.30 am
  • at Redlands Sporting Club  


  • President   Jean C.  Ph: 0409 268 646; and 
  • Secretary  Jean W.  Ph: 0416 141 872 



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Redland Sporting Club, Anson Road, WELLINGTON POINT, QLD 4160

Club News

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Meet Our 2022 Committee


L - R:  Vice Presicent, Sue; National Councillor Robin; Secretary Jean; Treasurer Lesley; Assistant Treasurer Yvonne; Publicity Officer Diana; and President Jean.


Travelling the World

June 2022 

Members and guests enjoyed our June meeting as we were fortunate to have a very engaging and interesting speaker (as we always do).  Camille came to us from A.P.T. Travel. With 39 years in this profession and having travelled in every continent you can imagine how much knowledge Camille had to impart.  She spoke extensively about the Kimberley area and shared some beautiful photos with us. Did you know that the Bungle Bungles was first seen by a crew flying over that area in the 1980’s?  Since then of course it has been a major tourist attraction in Australia.

Camille also shared information about Vietnam and Cambodia, such beautiful countries. It was interesting to learn that A.P.T. support a children’s charity in Cambodia as well as other children’s charities. We were also very pleased to hear that as an organisation they also support The Smith Family.  We also heard about so many peoples favourite “Canada”. I can tell you that we all left that meeting ready to go home and pack our bags.

In July we will be holding our Trading Table to add to our funds for our LfL students so be on the lookout for some good bargains.

Our guest speaker will be author Verena McGowan. Verena will be speaking about her life and her book titled Verena, the girl from East Berlin.

Don’t  forget our outing to McLeay Island on 23rd June.  

July outings will include lunch at Friction Raby Bay Complex on 28th at noon. Coffee morning on 21st at 10am at Arabic Cafe Cleveland.

We will be celebrating 100years of The Smith Family at our July luncheon meeting with some very glamorous and fun Spectacles to be worn by our ladies.


2022 May


Meeting guest speaker, Andrew



Health for Hearing and Brain

We once again had an enjoyable lunch meeting at the Redland Sporting Club that was well attended by members and guests.

The guest speaker this month was Andrew Campbell who is an audiologist and he spoke about hearing and brain health. He was so informative and conveyed a lot of knowledge that a lot of us knew very little about. Andrew told us of the importance of having hearing loss diagnosed and treated early.   If left untreated hearing loss can lead to dementia.  If treated early there is likely to be a much better result and be less likely to lead to the onset of dementia.  The inability to hear leads to isolation, loss of confidence and loss of communication.  Andrew was a captivating and interesting speaker.

Our June  guest will be Camille More. Camille is from a travel agency and will be speaking to us about being organised when travelling, and so much more.  Just about everyone is ready to get out there again after so many restrictions.       

Don’t forget about our May 26th outing to Roma Street Parklands. We will enjoy organised tours of the gardens and have a lunch at the Garden Cafeteria or if you would prefer you can bring your own picnic lunch. Further June outings include morning tea at The Farm, Wellington Point on 16th June at 10.00 am. As well as lunch at Macleay Island Bowls Club on 23rd June at 10.30am 

There is the QA02Zone conference at The Newnham Hotel on 24th June  at 10.30am.  For any additional information please contact the committee members above.

Our June lunch meeting will be held on June 9th at the Redlands Sporting Club. Hope to see you all there and bring along a guest if you are able.

Easter Bonnets for April


2022 April Update

Our luncheon meeting for April was a great success. Members and guests enjoyed an interesting and fun time together.  We celebrated Easter with an Easter Bonnet competition and had a wonderful time with our guest speaker Thresa White.

Thresa came to us from Heart Fit and was a wealth of information concerning health and fitness as we age. Almost everyone got up with her to exercise and dance to some really great music..

Next months guest speaker will be Andrew Campbell from Hearing and Brain Health. This should also be an interesting topic to look forward to.

Outings this month included morning tea at The Farm, Wellington Point, on the 21st April and lunch at Elysium Cafe, Victoria Point, on the 28th April.

In May we hope to have an outing to Roma Street, Parklands, which promises to be a fun day for all.   Another planned outing will include coffee and a chat at Arabica Cafe, from 10.00am  on the 19th May.

Just remember that Zone Conference (QA02) will be held at the Newham Hotel on the 24th June.   Our next luncheon meeting will be on the 12th May.  Hope to see you all there.


St Patrick's Day

2022 March

Happy Saint Patricks day to you for the seventeenth. 

Unfortunately members were unable able to hold the normal February meeting, although some members did manage to met for an informal lunch.  This meant that March became our first meeting for 2022, and of-course our all important A.G.M. which was well attended by members as well as seven guests, who were welcomed on the day.

We were fortunate to have included in our guests, our National Councillor Robin, who presented the Committee with their badges after they were sworn into office.

Robin also spoke of the early days of The Smith Family as well as where we are today with the Learning For Life students, which was very interesting.

Our Club has increased the numbers of students that we sponsor this year and it is a great pleasure to be able to contribute to this wonderful work. As you will no doubt see from some of our photos that we celebrated St. Patricks day at our luncheon meeting. This was great fun with some very funny Irish jokes thrown in. 

The March outing will be lunch at The Farm at Wellington Point on Wednesday 23rd March at 11.30am, and it would be lovely to see you there, as all are welcome; so bring some friends  for good company, food and fun.....


2021 December



Christmas Celebrations

As the year of 2021 comes to an end, so do our meetings and outings for our club for the year.

We finished the year with a Christmas bang.  All of our members entered into the spirit of the day, dressing up and accessorising beautifully and participating in the Secret Santa fun, and some great quizzes to test our grey matter, it was truly a fun time .

We were fortunate enough to have wonderful entertainment for the day.  Liam Waldock, an amazing young man was kind enough to give of his precious time and extraordinary talent to perform for our members.  Liam is a beautiful young local man with a singing voice that holds you captivated from start to finish. We can’t thank him enough for sharing his time and his talent with us.

Next year we start off in January on Thursday 13th with a casual lunch at Cleveland RSL. Our first meeting in February will be our A.G.M.

On behalf of our members we would say a big thank-you to our President Jean who always puts in 110% effort for our club.

Sending our best wishes for a happy and safe Christmas season to all.

Hope to see new members as well as old in the upcoming year with some great plans already in place.

Until then stay safe and  happy.




Quilts of Valour

  Eight members at the Zone Christmas and Friendship Celebration


Amazing Guest Speaker: Aosthie         


2021 November

2021 is rapidly drawing to a close.   This year has gone by so quickly and has been packed with activities for our Club, with the month of November hosting some wonderful get togethers for members and guests.

With 11th November being Remembrance Day, we were fortunate enough to have our monthly luncheon meeting on the day.  Our Diggers were honoured in several ways that day, and it was such a privilege to do so.

Our very special guest speakers, and fittingly so, were Barbara and Bill Kenny from an organisation known as Quilts of Valour.  This incredible group of volunteers make and distribute beautiful hand made quilts to our past and serving forces. These quilts have been a source of comfort for many men and women and also their children. Barbara and Bill also offer a listening ear to the Veterans who have had traumatic experiences.

Quilts of Valour started in America but has quickly spread to Australia and so far more than 3,000 quilts have been presented to our diggers or their children. Barbara and Ken kindly gave us a demonstration of how they present these quilts with two of our members and it was very moving with a few damp eyes in the room.  Also at that meeting Lyn again read out a touching letter from one of our sponsored students.

Eight of our members attended our Zone Christmas and Friendship celebration at The Village Yeronga on the 26th November with lots of fun and plenty of laughter.  A guest speaker from the Smith Family spoke and gave us some valuable information regarding VIEW and the students we all sponsor.

Our Zone Councillor had organised a special guest speaker for the day, but she was unable to attend. Lerlene arranged for one of the Village residents to take over as the speaker at the last moment. This was incredibly kind of Aosthie to step in, and what an amazing lady, so very  interesting and easy to listen to. Thank you Aosthie for filling this role at the last minute.

Next month of course, is our Christmas Celebration.  This promises to be a lot of fun so come along and bring some friends so that they can have the opportunity to learn more about us, and VIEW.

See you all then for the last meeting of 2021.


Outings with Friends



Adventurous October 2021

A very different experience for our monthly meeting for October.  Members arrived as usual at the Redlands Sporting Club to find locked doors and people milling around outside.  As we waited a staff member informed us that unfortunately their electrical transformer had blown up  and they had to wait for Energex to replace it {and of course it took the whole day} so that was that and no meeting for us. Quite a lot of members {never daunted} all then went to a nearby café for lunch. Always adventures to be had in VIEW .

Our bus trip to Vend Markets was a huge success. Everyone had a lovely day and delicious lunch.  Our driver was very entertaining doubling as a magician  as well as driver.  October also saw us at the local R.S.L. for a Saturday  afternoon high tea and as always a great time of friendship with members and guests.

November meeting on the 11th and we will give time and thought to all our diggers in remembrance of the sacrifices made for us all.

Our guest speaker for November will be from an association  known as Quilts of Valour.   This wonderful group make and donate quilts to  our service men and women so more about that after the meeting.

We look forward to our November lunch meeting and hope to welcome guests and friends who missed out in October.


2021 September

After our August birthday celebrations we were very much back in swing for our first Spring luncheon meeting, which was a great meeting with many members and friends. One of our long standing and treasured members celebrated her 90th birthday on the day and another new member was presented with her badge.

Lyn, who corresponds with out LfL students read out a delightful letter from one of our year two students.   

Guest speaker was Ros Kinder who is on the executive committee for Maybanke which is a local refuge for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.  Maybanke has recently expanded the premises and has also included a very nice playground for the children. 

We also learnt that Ros is very much involved with Zonta, an organization that works across several nations for the protection of women and children suffering from Domestic Violence, and the education about preventing future violence.  This includes Madagascar and P.N.G. and this education is vital to protect future generations.    You may also see evidence right across Australia from Zonta in the form of Orange Ladies signs in public rest rooms etc. giving information on how to seek help in DV situations.  This is just one example of how they assist. Ros also volunteers with Rosies Street Vans who assist our homeless and those in need across Brisbane. It was very interesting to learn from Ros that Rosies are now starting to team up with Orange Sky. How wonderful it is that all these organisations are so willing to give of themselves to assist our most vulnerable in times of need.

The rest of September sees members come together for a bus trip to Vens Markets in Brisbane for some shopping, friendship and lunch and is proving to be very popular indeed. For more information contact Suzanne .

We are also looking forward to our coffee mornings at Arrabica café at Cleveland.

Our guest speaker for October is Bruce Collins with  his topic being Heart Fit Mature Age Fitness.

Looking forward to seeing you all at this meeting and please  if you have a friends who are interested in this topic then bring them along with you.





August 2021

A very special 24th Birthday luncheon meeting was enjoyed in August by members, and many visitors, including guests from other Clubs, National Counsellor Betty, Zone Counsellor QA02 Lerlene and Zone Counsellor QA01 Robyn.  Also welcomed was  past National Counsellor Lyn.

As always with our birthday celebrations we had our annual fund raising event and this included a trading table and plant table; always a very popular and enjoyable time.   A lot of work and effort went into the day and it was a great success.

Outings coming up for members and friends include a coffee morning on 25th August in Cleveland and on the 15th September, a coffee morning.  There is also a bus trip planned for Wednesday 29th September which as always will be a lot of fun.  Please ask Secretary Suzanne for  details.   

Guest speaker for September will be Ros Kinder from Maybanke Women and Children Refuge and Crisis Centre.   We look forward to hearing Ros speak on the day.  For more information contact President Jean or Secretary Suzanne.

24th Birthday


June 2021

Well this year is almost half way over already.   Time flies doesn’t it.

A great luncheon meeting at Redland Sports Club and it was very well attended both by members and guests.

We were privileged to have a guest speaker from ORANGE SKY. This wonderful organisation provides a free laundry and shower service to people doing it tough and maybe homeless.

Isabelle Coulson  spoke about how they now have thirty six services across Australia and are hoping to expand further in the future.   Isabelle said that the interesting thing is, that although this service is very welcome and most certainly needed, they have found they need more volunteers at each site; not only for the laundry/shower but for much need company and conversation as more folk are visiting.

I am sure a lot of you already know that this service was started by two young men who saw a need in the community and stepped up to help. I am not even sure they would have envisioned just how far that journey would take them.   

In other news we have had some great outings during the month with more to come.  Saturday 26th June R.P.A.C. Ladies of Showbiz, and a coffee morning at Arabica Cleveland on 16th June.  More fun outings are coming up in July including a visit to Redlands Museum in Cleveland with a morning tea to follow on the 28th July.

If you can attend the July Luncheon meeting at Redland Sports Club you will be very welcome.    Inquiries can be made by contacting committee members, Suzanne or Jean.

Hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful winter weather.

Orange Sky



Members enjoying the day                                                            


May 2021

Another successful luncheon meeting of the Moreton Bay View Club was very well attended by members and guests.

New member Janette was presented with her View Badge and undertook the View Pledge.  Members were very happy to announce that our club voted to sponsor another Learning For Life student.

Author Karen Thurecht, was an interesting guest speaker at the May Luncheon.   Karen is an historian who has used her wealth of knowledge to write a book on the tragic and violent history of Dunwich Benevolent Asylum.  This talk proved to be both wonderfully interesting and very sad. Karen generously donated a copy of her book as a lucky door prize. 



Mothers Day Theme

We had a lot of fun and some lovely raffle prizes this month in honour of Mother’s Day.     

Next month our guest speaker is from Orange Sky.  These young men are incredible in their efforts to assist the homeless in the community and it should be extremely interesting to hear from them. 

Some lovely outings are coming up with a coffee morning at Arabica Cafe  Cleveland on the 19th. May at 10.00am and on Thursday 27th May there will be a lunch at the Wishing Well Cafe at Victoria Point.

Stay tuned for some upcoming events in June and July.     We hope every one had a wonderful Mothers Day with family or Friends.


 Lovely raffle prizes


March 2021

The 2021 committee saw a new President Jean, and new Secretary  Krystyna, being sworn in.  Along with the induction of the new 2021 committee, we had a lovely luncheon meeting and a very special guest speaker; Mark Ryan who is a former Learning For Life Student, who spoke of his journey through school and beyond and of his gratitude for the assistance he received.

Our speaker for next month is historian and author Karen Thurect who is a resident of North Stradbroke Island. 

Outings for April include a coffee morning at “Arabica” Cleveland 10am Thursday 15th and lunch at the “Sands Hotel” Cleveland on Wednesday 28th at 12 noon.

If you are able to attend the  lunch at The Sands Hotel could you please  contact the President or Secretary of our Club (please see phone numbers in the contacts section above), while you just need to turn up for the advertised coffee morning, and you will be very welcome.

2021 February Update

The recent February meeting was our A.G.M. chaired by our lovely Zone Councillor Lurlene Burrow.

This meeting was well attended and interesting; there was no guest speaker, however Lurlene spoke about friendships within our View Clubs.

The 25th February will see us meeting for lunch at the Bush Pantry Capalaba.  An invitation was received to attend a fashion parade for International Women’s Day, and this event will be held by the Logan View Club on the 10th March. Please contact Carmel on 0403950519 for further information if needed.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday 11th March and we will have a special guest speaker for International Women’s Day.

Hope to see you all there.

Members Poem for 2020


National and Regional News


Moreton Bay VIEW Club

QA 02 Zone Conference 2022

QA Zone Conference and celebration of The Smith Family Centenary was held on Friday 24th June at Newnham Hotel Mt Gravatt Brisbane.

Moreton Bay VIEW Club

VIEW Executive E-News March 2022

Welcome to your new VIEW Executive E-Newsletter! Every quarter, we’ll be bringing you news about what’s being happening with VIEW and The Smith Family through this E-news. We hope you enjoy it!

Moreton Bay VIEW Club

Message from NVP Evelyn

While I was up in Maryborough on the weekend I caught up with the members from Maryborough,


Events Calendar

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

Sep 9

VIEW National Convention 2022

We are pleased to announce the 55th VIEW National Convention will be held in Adelaide, SA from 9th to 11th September 2022.