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. 


2022 Marion VIEW Club Committee 

  • President/Delegate: Michele 
  • Vice Presidents: Janice and Marie 
  • Secretary: Liz 
  • Assistant Secretary: Vicki 
  • Treasurer: Chris
  • Assistant Treasurer: Jenny 
  • 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 



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470 Anzac Highway , CAMDEN PARK, SA 5038

Club News

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

Meet Our 2022 Committee



20th Birthday Celebrations

Lorraine cutting the 20th Birthday Cake

       Two Past Presidents from L: Darilyn and Mandy

From L-R: Trina, Maggie and Dorothy

2022 June

Photo below of inaugural Members of the very first Marion VIEW Club 2002.  They still regularly attend Club luncheons. What stars they are!


From L-R: Yvonne, Bev, Patricia, Jill, Darilyn, Lorraine, Pauline, Jenny, Heather, Lorraine. Lyn, Sue and Jeanette


President Michelle Presenting badges to new members  Julia and Annette


Julia with Graham Jaeschke, the SA and NT General Manager of The Smith Family who thanked Marion VIEW Club for their efforts in supporting LfL students for the past 20 years.


2022 April

The IWD organising Committee from L-R: Shirley, Janice, Lorraine and Jill

The jewellery trading table Lorraine organises, with another Lorraine helping sell the fantastic array of glitz

Celebrating International Women's Day

Photo above: Shirley who organised the 28 Raffle prizes.

What a wonderful job she did!


Guest speaker Cheesewright's Kris Lloyd being thanked by Janice

2022 St Patrick's Day Celebrations




Picnic In The Park

Rather than bemoan the fact that COVID-19 concerns had once again cancelled our luncheon at The Junction, we relocated to the Oaklands Wetlands for a picnic.  

BYO chairs, lunch and drinks were the order of the day for our catch up. It was just great to see each other again, and in such a lovely setting. The day certainly put the fun and friendship back into VIEW. Even the kookaburras, magpies and corellas joined in! 




VIEW Friendship


I just can’t believe that I have been a member of Marion VIEW Club for 20 years. 

Within a short time I had joined a Mah Jong group followed by a Book Club, and, for a short time, a discussion group. I now play Rummy every other Monday.  I have met so many wonderful interesting people along the way. 

The highlight was becoming the second President in 2005 and 2006; the most nervous President Marion has ever had I’m sure.

Pauline, who had joined VIEW on the same day as I did, was Secretary.   We had a wonderful committee and during this time we had a fashion parade at the Glenelg Golf Club. I think the biggest fund raiser so far.

Eight of us travelled to Geelong for the Convention which was a lot of fun.  So many lovely memories. Thank you all for being so friendly.                                                       


Ten Year Service Awards 

The Marion VIEW Club congratulates Janice and Riet  who have been members of the Club for 10 years.




2022 Australia Day

Pauline Glover, who is a member of the Marion VIEW Club and National Counsellor for South Australia, receiving the City of Marion's Citizen of the Year 2022 Award for the decades she has spent reaching out to the Marion Community.


Book Club

2022 Catch Up

Due to COVID restrictions our Book Club decided to meet at the Oaklands Reserve. It was great catching up after a long break.

We took our lunch, caught up on the gossip and finally talked about books we had read. The weather was great and we will do it again next month

Ten Year Service Recipients

Congratulations to Joan, Lynette and Bronwyn, who received their 10 year Award Recognition.



2021 Christmas Celebrations

What a wonderful year we've had on the trading table. We couldn't do it without all the wonderful donations from our members. 

The Hon. Corey Wingard MP was a guest at our December luncheon. He is very supportive of our Marion VIEW Club. 

Listening to Corey are L-R: Chris, Michele and Shirley

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

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

SA 2022 Volunteers Street Parade

Great to see the VIEW purple out in force in Adelaide earlier this week! 💜🌂 Well done to the 16 VIEW members from Adelaide, including banner holders Janice Spraakman, Past National Councillor, and Chris Boulter, Holdfast Evening VIEW Club member, who took part in the Adelaide National Volunteer Week Street Parade.

Marion VIEW Club

VIEW Executive E-News March 2022

Welcome to your new VIEW Executive E-Newsletter! Every quarter, we’ll be bringing you news about what’s being happening with VIEW and The Smith Family through this E-news. We hope you enjoy it!

Marion VIEW Club

International Women's Day

Letter to VIEW Members in recognition of International Women’s Day and the ongoing support of VIEW from Doug Taylor, CEO The Smith Family.


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.