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  
  • 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



Janice Shines

President Michele was absent, so Janice (pictured below) took the helm and did a wonderful job.  Janice is also responsible for facilitating our luncheons with The Junction. It’s another very important way she supports our VIEW Club. You are a star Janice!



2022 November

Enjoying the delicious lunch at the Port Broughton Hotel - the final stop on our Mystery Bus Trip 

In the foyer of the Capri Theatre before seeing the movie, Mrs Harris Went to Paris. Ladies from the Marion and Oaklands VIEW Clubs together organised this wonderfully successful fundraiser for our Learning for LIfe students.


 Food, Wine and Camaraderie

Our outing to Patritti's Winery was a great success; the food, wine and camaraderie was much enjoyed by the thirty seven ladies who attended, as can be seen by the photo below.



Michele presenting Yvette with her 10 Year Badge and thanking her for the wonderful service she's given to the Marion VIEW Club


2022 October: A Time To Remeber

A minutes silence to remember our late Queen Elizabeth 11


 The lovely Remembrance Cards President Michele made for our luncheon tables.


Milestones Celebrated

L-R: Pauline, who has been a member of the Marion VIEW Club for 20 years, was presented with her 20-year badge by President Michele


L-R: Our August birthday girl, Marlies, celebrated her 80th. What a milestone! Claire is congratulating her

Hello Dolly in September 2022

  Shirley thanking Carolyn Mesecke who gave a wonderful account of all the work that goes into putting together shows such as 'Hello Dolly'


Carolyn brought along a selection of the wonderful costumes and hats worn in 'Hello Dolly' and Trina just couldn't resist trying them on. What a star she looked!


Our Special Members

Photo above shows Barbara: one of the ladies who do our wonderful table decorations

Photo above shows Heather: our Almoner, who passes on information about ladies who have been unwell.


Student Message In 2022 July

THANK YOU from one of our LfL students who said:

Thank you for the gift card and the voucher. Means so much more than you think. Thank you for your kindness because you send me ones every year. I appreciate everything you ever did for me. Thank you so much.

Photo above shows Claire: who announces Birthdays and organises Raffles

Photo above shows Marie: who on behalf of the Program Girls tells us about upcoming outings they've planned





Spectacular Ladies in Spectacles

Claire and Michele trying to look through the spectacles they've made for the 'Make A Spectacle' competition.


The Campbelltown Food Trail was our fabulous June outing and here's Heather enjoying her Baileys and Scorched Almond Gelato.

June 2022

Treasurer Chris, shown below, giving her monthly report.  She moved that our Club contribute to JOYSPREADERS, The Smith Family Program which enable a larger number of students (not the Learning for Life students) to receive educational support.

This was agreed to by the membership. They are pleased to know that, on their behalf, $2,995.00 has been sent to The Smith Family to use for this purpose. 




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. 

National and Regional News


Marion VIEW Club

Toy&Book Appeal

The Smith Family’s Toy & Book Appeal is your opportunity to help bring a smile to the faces of Australian children at Christmas. Children who may otherwise miss out on opening a gift, simply because their families can’t afford it.

Marion VIEW Club

VIEW Merchandise Christmas Sale 2022

Up to 50% off.

Marion VIEW Club

SA VIEW Development Team

A new Development Team (DT) for 2022/3 has been hard at work supporting our existing 19 VIEW Clubs. We have also been investigating locations for our 20th VIEW Club, and hope to have one location approved, and Club inaugurated during 2023. Our Mission is to: Assist our SA VIEW Clubs to reach their full potential. Raise community awareness of VIEW, its role and purpose.


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.