A valued part of The Smith Family

Holdfast Evening VIEW Club


Holdfast Evening VIEW Club celebrated its 10th Birthday in October 2018.  We are a friendly Club of 50 members who meet monthly for dinner, with an interesting guest speaker.

We are immensely proud of the eight students we sponsor with The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program, especially the student we have sponsored for 10 years. She has graduated this year from University, and we are thrilled for her. We supported this tertiary student from her Primary School years through to her final year of nursing.

We hold monthly coffee mornings for members who can make it, and organise outings bimonthly.

During COVID 19 Lockdowns, we have actively supporting our members through telephone trees and newsletters, and we have continued to donate generously to support our students.  Some members have been creative making items to raise funds, and have made reading mats and bags for the Learning for Life programs. This year we held a cocktail function to raise the funds to purchase a notebook computer, for use by families in Learning for Life Programs.

We always welcome visitors and new members, so please visit us, enjoy our company, and support the education of disadvantaged Australian students.


  • Dinner Meeting Day on 2nd Wednesday each month
  • 6.00 for 6.30 pm start



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Club Marion, 262 Sturt Road, MARION, SA 5043

Club News

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2021 Holdfast VIEW Committee

From left:  Chris (Assistant Treasurer), Annette (Vice President), Theresa (Secretary), Marg (Program Officer), Rosie (President), Athalie (Program Officer), Margaret (Assistant Secretary), Heather (Delegate).

Absent: Karen (Treasurer)

South Australia Gala 

Our twice postponed 2020 S.A. Gala was finally held last January, at Morphettville Racecourse, with a Cup Day theme.  We had a race call and purchased our bets, winning cash prizes for places in the race.  Being our first major VIEW event since Covid lockdowns, it was a great day of fun and catching up with our VIEW friends.

Photos of Holdfast Evening VIEW Club members enjoying the day.


Photo above: Chris and Marlene




January 2021


Photo above: Carmel and Lyn


Photo above: Glenda and Marie


Celebrating our 12th Birthday in October 2020 

Our 12th Birthday was celebrated in great regal style with Z.C. SA01 Pauline Glover as guest speaker.


Above photo L-R: N.C. S.A. Janice Spraakman, VIEW visitor Glenda, President Margie, and Program Officer Athalie



Zone Councillor SA01 Pauline Glover presents in a hat she wore when she met Her Majesty the Queen.


Successful Movie Afternoon in November 2020

Despite COVID 19 forcing the cancellation of our June Movie Afternoon, we were able to hold this in November, with restricted seating across two theatres for 128 guests. We enjoyed the new release Radioactive, and were delighted to raise over $2000 to help fund most of our students scholarships through to 2023. Our Program officers Margie and Athalie endured many anxious negotiations to achieve this.


National and Regional News


Holdfast Evening VIEW Club

2021 Resolutions

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

Holdfast Evening 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.

Holdfast Evening 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.