A valued part of The Smith Family

Runaway Bay VIEW Club


Runaway Bay VIEW Club was formed in 1993.

Runaway Bay VIEW Club has 130 enthusiastic members who support 16 Learning for Life Students through The Smith Family Program. 

Approximately 75 members meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month at La Piazza Restaurant, Runaway Bay for lunch to hear interesting speakers or participate in an event and enjoy each other’s company. 

The last Friday of each month we go on bus trips, hold fashion parades, boat trips etc.  

We always welcome new members so if you would like to make new friends and support the Learning for Life Program – helping Aussie kids with their education whilst having fun.


To find out more phone our
President Dinah 0428 911 077


Meeting Day on 2nd Wednesday each month 
at 11.30 am for 12 noon
at La Piazza


RSVP Dinah   0428 911 077

E-Mail runawaybayview@gmail.com

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21 Bayview Street, RUNAWAY BAY, QLD 4216

Club News

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2019 Committee

2019  Newsletters

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2019 April     2019 March   2019 February 

A note from the President

JOIN US: If you are interested in finding out about our Runaway Bay VIEW Club you are most welcome to come with a member or by yourself, phone me to book in for lunch.  We are a very friendly group of ladies, we have 111 members to date. If you have spare time and would enjoy socially meeting new friends each month and helping also to support our Learning for Life Students (Smith Family) come along. Our lunches are held at the La Piazza Restaurant on the water in Bayview Street Runaway Bay. Cost is $30.00 for two courses with tea or coffee, and includes three raffle tickets. Wines are available at the restaurant bar. 


Welcome new members [LtoR] June Roberts, Margaret Campbell, Tina sparks, Bev Stroud


Members receiving their ten-year pin.  Dulcie Valentine, Glenda Bamfield, Francis Warren and Zone Councillor, Evelyn Berg


2019 May

Roslyn Hall Inaugural  Member 26 years ago. Cutting our birthday cake


2019 April

Dinah welcomes new members’

Nancy Knotman, Liz Charter with Christine Daley (vice President)

2019 March

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End of Month Function-Friday 29th March 2019

Join Surfers Paradise River Cruises on a morning cruise down the Nerang River!!!

 Date : Friday 29 March 2019

 Time:  10:00 am for 10:30 am departure Returning at 12:00 noon

 Depart from: river end of Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise

 Parking: Bruce Bishop Car Park – 10 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise

 Price: $30.00 per person

 includes 3 raffle tickets and morning tea (fruit cake, biscuits, chocolate covered marshmallows together with tea or coffee)

 RSVP: Wednesday 27 March 2019

 Contact: Sue Meredith 0414 697 199 or Christine Daley 0417 772 790




Lyn Mitchell Hostess receiving her Thank You gift for offering our club her home for the lunch and fashion parade.


2018 October

Fashion Parade Lunch held on 26th October

Our club “models”

 Elizabeth Rowley,   Annie Smith,   Jean Denny,   Ann Dutton. 


Christine and Sue programmers who organised this wonderful day out.


2018 September

A wonderful day out at the Toowoomba Festival of Flowers, and with lunch being enjoyed at the Toowoomba Golf Club.  There were 43 ladies having a very pleasant day.

Group photo at Toowoomba Festival of Flowers Bus Trip Friday 28th September.


2018 August

Thank You from the President

A big Thank You to our members who are inviting new members to join us. Our club numbers are growing again thanks to your support.

Welcome to Shannon Longhorn, a new VIEW member August 2018



High Tea at Royal Pines Resort

Members enjoying a fun friendship day “High Tea” at Royal Pines Resort.
Twenty girls enjoyed champagne and sumptuous cakes on Friday, 31 August.

2018 June Meeting 

Our friendly club welcomes new members every month.

Welcome new members to our June meeting. Robin Markwell and Katy Smith-Page are welcomed by President Dinah Nitschke

2018 July


Dawn Crichlow OAM Dinah welcomes our guest speaker

Dinah welcomes new members, Helinka Fedorezyk and Yvonne Moorhead


2018 July Meeting

Models for our July luncheon fashion parade, Elizabeth, Katherine, Ann, and Cheryl.  Gwen, our hostess, receiving a Thank you gift from Vice-President Christine.

Members enjoying lunch at fashion parade in Admiralty Room



2018 May - 25th Birthday Celebrations

Members enjoying our 25th Birthday celebrations.


Members enjoying our 25th Birthday celebrations.


Welcome new members, (from left to right ) Ilma, Rose, Charmaine, welcomed by Dinah and Evelyn Berg – Zone Councillor

(Left below) Val, who was also celebrating her 90th birthday, was invited to cut our club birthday cake

Lana our chef at La Piazza Restaurant who baked a delicious Tiramisu birthday cake for 63 members



National and Regional News


Runaway Bay 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.

Runaway Bay VIEW Club

Blue Illusion Shopping Day

Blue Illusion National Shopping Day and Styling Workshop in support of The Smith Family and VIEW Clubs.

Runaway Bay 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