A valued part of The Smith Family

Sunnybank Evening VIEW Club


Sunnybank Evening VIEW Club was formed in 2001.

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.

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  • Meeting Day on 1st Monday each month
  • 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm


Lois Beedie 07 3206 6359



Google Map


The Glen Hotel, Cnr Logan Road & Gaskell Street, EIGHT MILE PLAINS, QLD 4113




Sunnybank VIEW has a very special "War Cry" which is recited at the end of each meeting.
We feel that it encapsulates how Sunnybank VIEW members feel.

Club News

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

Welcome our new President Jenny Mayes and Vice President Lois Beedie for 2019




 3 June, 1 July, 5 August, 2 September, 14 October, 4 November and 2 December 




26 May - Rummikub
28 June - Soup & Poetry


Guest Speakers

13 May - recipient of the 2015 Bernardo's Mother of the Year Award, Leanne Robson 


2019 June Media Release

Sunnybank Evening VIEW Club is urging the local community to help disadvantaged Australian children break the cycle of poverty by supporting The Smith Family’s 2019 Winter Appeal.

The Smith Family needs to raise $4 million by 30 June to deliver life-changing learning and mentoring programs for more than 10,000 children across Australia.

With one in six young Australians[1] living below the poverty line, the children who most need extra support to thrive at school are the ones most likely to miss out.

VIEW National President, Jan Roberts, said: “Through our Club’s collective volunteering and fundraising support, we’ve seen firsthand the positive, long-term difference The Smith Family’s education support is making to children in need.

“In the last year, The Smith Family’s work reached more than 143,000 disadvantaged young Australians in 94 communities across the country.  

“VIEW is proud to be supporting The Smith Family’s 2019 Winter Appeal and we urge the community to join us in helping thousands of young Australians get the extra support they need.”

Funds raised through The Smith Family’s Winter Appeal will help children access a range of literacy and numeracy programs – such as student2student, which helps young students improve their reading skills by pairing them with older ‘reading buddies’ – as well as after-school Learning Clubs and the iTrack online mentoring program. 

The Smith Family’s CEO, Dr Lisa O’Brien, said research confirms that Australian children from disadvantaged backgrounds are most likely to struggle at school.

Reports by the Australian Council for Educational Research[2] confirm the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students, at age 15, is equivalent to around three years of schooling. Students experiencing disadvantage report lower levels of motivation to learn and achieve than their more advantaged peers.[3]

“These reports highlight the significant education gap we have here in Australia between students who are growing up in our wealthiest and our poorest households,” says Dr O’Brien.

“Sadly the kids who most need the extra support to keep up at school are from families who can least afford it or who may not have the skills or confidence to support their children’s learning. The further behind they fall, the more likely these students are to disengage altogether. 


“Our evidence-based programs encourage children to stay in school and make the most of their education, so they have the best opportunity to break the cycle of poverty. It’s not just about helping them lift their academic performance but giving them the confidence to believe in themselves and the motivation to strive for a better future.”

Anyone wishing to donate to The Smith Family’s Winter Appeal can phone 1800 024 069 or visit thesmithfamily.com.au/winter

Contact: Media Enquiries: Wendy Rogash VIEW.  Ph: 0417704610 or email: wendy.rogash@outlook.com

VIEW is a national women's organisation with over 15,000 members in more than 300 communities exclusively supporting education charity The Smith Family. Members sponsor students, volunteer, fundraise and advocate to improve the life outcomes of disadvantaged Australian children and young people. 

Through its supportive network, VIEW women build lasting friendships, empowered and connected by the common purpose to support The Smith Family and make a difference to Australian children in need.

Visit www.view.org.au

The Smith Family is a children’s education charity that helps disadvantaged young Australians to succeed at school, so they can create better futures for themselves. Visit thesmithfamily.com.au




[1] Davidson, P., Saunders, P., Bradbury, B. and Wong, M. (2018), Poverty in Australia, 2018. ACOSS/UNSW Poverty and Inequality Partnership Report No. 2, Sydney: ACOSS.

[2] Thomson, Sue; De Bortoli, Lisa; and Underwood, Catherine, "PISA 2015: Reporting Australia's results" (2017).

Thomson, Sue; Wernert, Nicole; O’Grady, Elizabeth; Rodrigues, Sima (March 2017). TIMSS 2015: Reporting Australia’s results. Melbourne: Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

[3] Underwood, Catherine, "PISA Australia in Focus Number 3: Motivation" (2018).


Sunnybank VIEW Bev Hungerford and family

2019 May


The photos were taken at the May dinner meeting. It was a “Mother and Daughter”  dinner meeting. Please upload them to our Website.

The special guest was Leanne Robson who was the recipient of the 2015 Barnardos Mother of the Year Award.

Sunnybank VIEW Mothers and Daughters 

2019 March
International Women's Day

Photo of our members enjoying an International Women's Day event. 




Member's Visit to State Library of Queensland


National and Regional News


Sunnybank Evening 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.

Sunnybank Evening VIEW Club

Blue Illusion Shopping Day

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

Sunnybank Evening 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