A valued part of The Smith Family

Moreton Bay VIEW Club


Moreton Bay VIEW Club was formed in 1997.

Currently, the Club sponsors five 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

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


Christmas Cheer

It was the last meeting for 2020, and we did it with a bang, featuring a wonderful Christmas themed luncheon. 

Great entertainment from The Celtic Duo and with so much fun happening it was hard to say good-bye to the day. Thanks to the Redlands Sporting Club for putting on a lovely Christmas lunch and the most beautiful decorations.

There will not be any meetings in January, however we will have our annual lunch at the Redlands R.S.L.  The February meeting is the A.G.M. so hope to see you all there.

Happy and safe Christmas to everyone and see you all again in the New Year.

December 2020





2020 November/December

Finally, it’s back to normal for many clubs and Moreton Bay Club has had a great month of get togethers.

Our November luncheon meeting was well attended and our guest speaker was a big hit with everyone. Brisbane author Caylie Jeffery told us about the incredible detective work that went into her book ‘Under the Lino’.   A whole community of people came together to research this amazing tale of Brisbane history.



Coffee morning was a great time of friendship as always.

Thank you, Carol, for organising a wonderful lunch at The Trailer Boat Club, which was also well attended and lots of fun.

December brings our last meeting for 2020 and we have been very fortunate in being able to secure the highly recommended ‘Celtic Heart’ duo  for this meeting.

Hoping everyone has a safe and happy Christmas and a wonderful year ahead.

Mateship in October 2020 

Members and Friends had a lovely time of mateship during the month of October. 

This included a happy and interesting lunch meeting early in the month with a great guest speaker from the Berghoffer Research Institute.  Clare Blake gave us some wonderful insight into the research going on behind the scenes at the institute, and the amazing work being done by the many scientists.  Clare was a very interesting speaker whom you could listen to for hours if possible.

As can be seen by the photos; members also enjoyed a Good Day Out when lots of friends took a bus trip to the Ginger factory  that included a morning tea stop at the Yandina Historical House where we enjoyed some home baking.

See you all at our November meeting and please bring along a friend if you are able to.





September 2020

What a lovely time we have had for the first month of spring, and celebrating our Club’s Birthday at the luncheon meeting.  There was a mask parade which was great fun with some very innovative creations.

To mark the fact that we are now able to again, meet together, we also had what we dubbed as a stich in time; sewing us all back together after such a long time.  Members brought along handmade items for display, with some members relaying the background story of their wonderful work.

A lovely coffee morning was also held at a cafe and a very successful and delicious lunch outing.

It is so good to be back to almost normal with a great month of friendship.


Back Together for Spring



August 2020 Meet and Greet

Moreton Bay members had a wonderful get-together at their first meeting for many months and made the most of the time for a great catch up and much longed for socialising. We enjoyed a lovely lunch and some funny stories shared by members of their time in isolation.

How lovely to be able to be together again and we are all looking forward to our next meeting when we will be celebrating our club’s birthday. Until then, greetings from us all.




National and Regional News


Moreton Bay VIEW Club

2021 Resolutions

Resolution votes were tallied resulting in all three resolutions being carried.

Moreton Bay VIEW Club

Announcement - VIEW National Executive 2022-23

We have pleasure in announcing the VIEW National Executive 2022-23 which would normally have been announced at National Convention.

Moreton Bay VIEW Club

Purple Poncho Photo Competition Results

There were 64 entries which saw a fifth category Ponchos in Iso added with COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 and due to the number of entrants Fun and Frivolous was divided into separate categories. Congratulations to all entrants.


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.