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  0428 911 077

E-Mail runawaybayview@gmail.com

Visit us on Face Book


Google Map


21 Bayview Street, RUNAWAY BAY, QLD 4216

Club News

Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.

2018 Committee


2018  Newsletters

Click here to download July Newsletter

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 2 courses with tea or coffee, this includes 3 raffle tickets. Wines are available at the restaurant bar.


Upcoming Events

End of Month Event – 27th JULY
Movie Morning and Lunch Meet at 10.15 am 
HOTA  (Gold Coast Art Centre)
“Mumma Mia 2”  Bookings $5.00
Contact Christine  0417 772790 

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

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.

Runaway Bay 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.

Runaway Bay 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