A valued part of The Smith Family

Holdfast Evening VIEW Club


Holdfast Evening VIEW Club recently celebrated our 14th Birthday in October, 2022.  We are a friendly Club of 56 members who meet monthly for dinner, with an interesting guest speaker.

We are immensely proud of the nine students we sponsor with The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program, especially the student we sponsored for 10 years. She graduated 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. To support our student scholarships, we hold an annual movie afternoon (see below), we have a stall at the Blackwood Market, and we have monthly raffles and quarterly trading tables. In 2023, we hope to support 2 more students. We hold monthly coffee mornings for members who can make it, and organise outings bimonthly. You will see photos of our outings below. We also support other VIEW club fundraisers if we are able, and have lots of fun doing that, and meeting new friends.

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


  • Dinner Meeting Night on 2nd Wednesday each month
  • At Club Marion, 262 Sturt Road, Marion. S.A. 5043
  • 6.00 for 6.30 pm start



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262 Sturt Road, MARION, SA 5043

Club News

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Meet Our 2022 Committee

From left:  President Rosie, Ass. Treasurer Elaine, Secretary Cathy, Ass. Sec. Margaret, Dinner Regos. Jill,
Program Officers Athalie and Marg photographed with our incoming Zone Councillor SA01 Heather Smigiel (right) who conducted our AGM elections. 

Absent: Treasurer Karen, and Ass. President and Delegate Annette.

Fourteenth Birthday Celebrations in 2022

Citrus colours, yellow and orange were chosen as the theme colours for table decorations and outfits. The Function Room looked extremely colourful as a result.

Our Guest Speaker organised at short notice was Sue Taylor from Palazzo Boutique Glenelg. She gave a heartfelt presentation on lifes’ difficulties.

We held a huge cosmetics sale of new gifted product as a fundraiser and this was very successful as a fundraiser.


Lorraine and Lorraine are citrus stunners, while  Marg and Jill raise an early toast.


N.C. Pauline looks fabulous! And President Rosie cuts the cake


Annual Movie Fundraiser in 2022

In May, we held a most successful and enjoyable viewing of Downton Abbey the New Era at Event Cinemas, Glenelg.

The movie theatre foyer was filled with our many  raffle prizes and book, plant and lucky wine stalls. These were well supported by the almost 200 people attending, and a fine profit was made to fund our nine student scholarships.


Marg and Cathy at the Lucky Wine Stall.


Elaine and Rosie at the Food Stall, while  Chris and Athalie are at the Plant Stall



Holdfast Evening VIEW Stationery Donations.


2022 Supporting our local The Smith Family (TSF) Office

Our members donate of their time and otherwise, to support the work of our local The Smith Family Office (TSF), and the students they support.

Colourful reading rugs and library bags are made by members for the students, and members generously donate stationery and backpacks as required.

Local Companies also donate items through our members, who collect goods and deliver them to our local TSF Office.

Holdfast Evening VIEW photo Reading Rugs


2022 Annual Movie Fundraiser Afternoon

In May, we held a most successful and enjoyable viewing of Downton Abbey The New Era at Event Cinemas, Glenelg.

The movie theatre foyer was filled with our many donated raffle prizes, and book, plant and lucky wine stalls. These were well supported by the almost 200 people attending, and a fine profit was made to fund our nine student scholarships. 

Outing In April 2022

Program Officer Marg acted as our tour guide, for a carpooling outing to Karkoo Nursery, for morning coffee and homewares purchasing, and then Beerenberg Farm for a delicious lunch in their new café, and strawberry picking.

What an interesting day, with a lovely drive in the hills, and lots of friendship too.


COVID Challenges Us! In March 2022

When our Venue cancelled our St Patrick's Day Dinner that night, our Program Officers Marg and Athalie swung into action, booking the local Footy Club and ordering in eight super large pizzas!

Our guest speaker modified her interesting talk too, on World War 1 postcards.



Some of us had fun for St Pat’s Day too. Below left, Elaine won our best St Pat’s Day outfit. We love welcoming new members too!  Below right, Josephine, with President Rosie.


 An Outing to Seacliff Surf Club In February 2022.


A long Summer lunch and chat was enjoyed by all!

National and Regional News


Holdfast Evening VIEW Club

Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley becomes VIEW’s very first Patron

VIEW Clubs of Australia (VIEW) is delighted to announce Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley as the organisation’s first ever Patron.

Holdfast Evening VIEW Club

2019 Marion Award

“Premier's Certificate Recognition of Outstanding Volunteer Service awarded to the International Women's Day committee Marion VIEW club”.


Events Calendar

We have some great events coming up, take a look at the calendar and get involved!

Mar 8

International Women's Day 2023

International Women's Day celebrations are happening around the country at your local VIEW club.

Sep 8

VIEW National Convention 2023

We are pleased to announce the 56th VIEW National Convention will be held in Hobart, TAS from 8-10 September 2023.