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

Club News

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

2021 VIEW Club Committee


Photo above L-R:  Janice, Marie, Claire, Liz, Vicki, Chris, Elizabeth and Mandy.  Absent Maz.


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Click here for the May 2021 Newsletter       Click here for the June 2021 Newsletter 

 Click here for the March 2021 Newsletter        Click here for the April 2021 Newsletter  

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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

Black Pepper limited edition scarf

Black Pepper have designed another limited edition scarf in collaboration with VIEW, which will be available in selected stores and online through Australia this September.


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.