A valued part of The Smith Family

Marion VIEW Club


Marion VIEW Club was formed in 2002 and presently has 106 members. 

Currently the Club supports ten Learning for Life students and is involved in fundraising activities to support them and raise donations for The Smith Family programs. 


2021 Marion VIEW Club Committee 

  • President/Delegate: Mandy 
  • Vice Presidents: Janice and Marie 
  • Secretary: Liz 
  • Assistant Secretary: Vicki 
  • Treasurer: Chris
  • Assistant Treasurer: Elizabeth 
  • Program Officers: Marie, Vicki, and Maz  
  • Publicity Officer:  Claire                



  • Meeting Day Luncheon is on the 3rd Friday of each month;
  • at THE JUNCTION, 470 Anzac Highway Camden Park 5038;
  • at 10.30am for 11am, ending at 2pm.
  • Ladies wishing to attend must contact Vice President Janice on 0401 141 233 or jcmc16@bigpond.com by 12 noon the Friday before the Meeting, to ensure catering arrangements are correct. 


  • Secretary:  Liz 
  • Mobile: 0419 847 388 or 8294 2181
  • Email: mthanissorn@hotmail.com 



Google Map


The Junction, 470 Anzac Highway , CAMDEN PARK, SA 5038

2021 November

At the November Luncheon these six very special ladies received their 20-year badges: 


Photo L-R: Lorraine (presented the badges),  Yvonne, Beverly, Jenny, Darilyn, Heather and Lyn



Guest Speaker

President Mandy stepped down from her usual role and became our Guest Speaker for the Luncheon. 

In a salute to Remembrance Day she spoke about Sister Vivian Bullwinkel whose life she’d researched. Her moving account of Sister Vivian’s inspirational life and her experiences during World War 11 was quite confronting and very moving.  

There wasn’t a dry eye among the ladies when she finished. Thank you Mandy, we all thought you were wonderful. 

2021 October

Photo below of Shirley with Glyn Scott, our October Speaker, who was inspirational as she told us how she'd turned the trauma of her early life into helping others, giving them the hope and support needed to change their lives. What an amazing lady!


Jan, seen in photo below, helping to set up the Garage Sale which changed Janice's carport into a fashion boutique. The wonderful ladies of Marion VIEW donated the clothes which eventually raised nearly $1000 which will go towards supporting our Learning for Life students.







Below, Janice can be seen receiving a $500 donation from The Glengowrie Retirement Village management. Club ladies went to the village to hear a talk about village life and Janice gave some of the residents an overview of what we do at VIEW.   


Marion VIEW Club supports Port Augusta's Smith Family and this year our ladies donated stationery and back packs to them. Mick, pictured below, was most appreciative of their generosity.

September 2021

Mandy, photo below with Jenny, is holding the Club's PIG to which ladies donate a coin and tell members of something special that has happened in their life recently. In Jenny's case she had become a Great Nana to Maddison. 


The September birthday girls, L-R: Marie, Janice, Pauline, Sue and Marilyn


In Photos

Our September outing was a bus trip visiting venues on the Campbelltown Food Trail and tasting their wares. Shown on the photo below, we are out the front of The Mercato which specializes in Italian food where we had a pasta-making demonstration followed by a delicious lunch.



                       Our newest member, Jeannette

Resolutions in August 2021

At the August Luncheon members voted for a resolution.



Photo above L-R: Jenny, Chris and Vicki are all smiles after counting the votes and advising a result; Thankyou ladies for doing a wonderful job.







Photo above:  Michele introduced Better support for students to prepare for their post school futures.

2021 August Outing 

Sixteen ladies spent a lovely morning at Carrick Hill, a beautiful home and gardens, which contains a large collection of drawings, sculptures, paintings and antiques.

A pleasant lunch at the Torrens Arms Hotel followed, accompanied by lots of chatter and general camaraderie.


2021 Christmas in July


Cheryl, the not-so-red-nosed reindeer  and Trina and Betsy in Christmas colours


Maz thanking our guest speaker Pamela Rajkowski OAM, who spoke of the wonderful tale of Cameleers in Australia

2021 June

Shirley thanks Janet Weir, our wonderful guest speaker from Strokesafe Foundation SA, who alerted us to the signs of a stroke, what to do if we, or a family member showed stroke symptoms and how lifestyle may prevent them. Informative and very useful. 




       June birthday girls L-R: Janet, Raelene, Marlene, Patricia and Chery

Champion 'Oldie'

Our oldest member, Helen, pictured below, telling of her proud moment this week at her Wellness Gym where she was declared this month's Club Champion, awarded for her grit and determination. 

Helen goes twice a week to build up her strength, balance and stamina. It's working! 


                                       Photo above; our very own musicians Pauline and Jenny 


May 2021

Photo below is of Bev, who has been a member of the Marion VIEW Club for 14 years, celebrated her 80th birthday. She says: 

During the time I have been a member of VIEW I have enjoyed many interesting excursions and made many friends and have been very grateful for the support, kindness and good wishes when I have been in need of help after my 'mishaps'


Jeanette and Sue checking out culinary skills 

On Wednesday, June 9th, twenty-nine of us had a lovely day checking out behind the scenes at the Regency Cordon Bleu Cookery School.   It involved a fair bit of walking around sectors such as the bakery (smelt yummy!) the butchery, cheese making, brewery and aspects of hotel management, so we were ready for a delicious lunch in the Tiros Restaurant.                                                         

It was an interesting and enjoyable outing, thanks to Marie, Maz and Vicki.  

Photo above: Pam, Vera, Pauline, Janet and Betsy wondering what they can buy from Lorraine’s wonderful Trading Table 


April 2021

Claire made these reading mats which The Smith Family staff at Morphett Vale welcomed



Janet and Raelene checking the Program Book to see what Club outings are being planned 




Shirley thanking Prof. Anne Summers for her wonderful talk based on the letters of WW2 Nurse, Kathleen Bonnin, sent home while overseas


Thirty of our members masked up, and went to see a performance of 'Legally Blonde'. It was great!


Busy March 2021



Above photo:  Speaker Organiser, Shirley, thanking the Hon David Speirs MP for his inspirational talk on the planned Glenthorne National Park.





  Marie, Claire and Chris finding their way to the local Bakery




Club Historian Michele and President Mandy telling us about the origins of Club banners




  Photo above:  L-R: International Women's Day Committee Shirley, Jill, Lorraine and Janice being thanked for wonderful event they'd planned by Shirley (centre)  




Janice and Sandy at The Almond Train                           Vera and Helen checking out some wines



Fabulous 2021 International Womens's Day

Marion VIEW Club celebrated a FABULOUS 9th International Women’s Day at the Marion Hotel on Friday 5th of March.

One hundred and ninety one ladies enjoyed a great lunch, and were entertained by guest speaker, Jessica Leo-Kelton, Editor of the Sunday Mail, followed by Alison from Sorbet,  highlighting this season’s fashion with her presentation.  

The day was a wonderful Fund Raiser for the Learning for Life students we support through The Smith Family.                        

We are looking forward to our 10th International Women’s Day in 2022


Janice with guest-speaker Jessica


Lorraine's trading table



Organising Committee L-R: Shirley, Janice, Jill and Lorraine



 L-R: Betsy, Evelyn and Gay                                       Hostesses with the 'Mostest'


Happy raffle winner


National and Regional News


Marion VIEW Club

2021 Resolutions

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

Marion 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.

Marion 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.