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. 


2023 Marion VIEW Club Committee 

  • President/Delegate: Michele 
  • Vice President: Janice  
  • Secretary: Liz 
  • Assistant Secretary: Vicki B
  • Treasurer: Chris
  • Assistant Treasurer: Vicki H
  • Program Officers: Vicki B, Maz and Lynne  
  • Raffles and Birthdays:  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 141 223 or  marionview.sa@gmail.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 2023 Committee


Photo above L-R: Lynne, Maz, Jill (who inducted the Committee), Vicki, Vicki, Claire, Chris, President Michele and Liz  (Janice absent)


April Guest Speaker


President Michele thanking our Guest Speaker, Greg Pattinson, the CEO of Foodbank, an amazing organisation reaching out to feed those struggling to make ends meet.



                              Bev and Evelyn in the ANZAC spirit.

Our Almoner Heather who keeps in touch with members who are unwell or having difficult times.

Welcoming New Member in 2023

Our new member Sylvia, finally gets her badge!


Our April Birthday Lunch

Birthday Celebrations in 2023


President Michele making sure that Marie lit all the candles on our 21st BIRTHDAY CAKE. And she did!

Michele thanking Liz for her TALES OF A TEACHER talk.

New Members Welcomed

From the back L-R: Val, Jeanette and Lynne with our new members (in the front) Muriel and Lorraine


Twenty one lucky ladies met at the Adelaide Railway Station to travel to Gawler by train, have lunch at the Criterion Hotel  (lots of chatter and catching up), and then return home after a most enjoyable outing. 


The wonderful committee responsible for organising our special event.  From L-R: Jill, Shirley, Lorraine and Janice


Lorraine, who for many years has organised fantastic fund-raising jewellery trading tables we've loved, is finally ‘retiring’ and is thanking Jill and Lorraine for their assistance. 


2023 International Women's Day


Janice thanking Lainie Anderson, our fabulous guest speaker, who gave us the background to her latest book The Long Flight Home.   

 A happy Yvette, one of the many raffle prize winners.        


Mandy talking to guest speaker Laine about something really exciting.



Making A Difference

Last year President Michele, on behalf of the Committee and Club, nominated Lorraine for VIEW’s MAKING A DIFFERENCE AWARD.

She said,” A valued VIEW member for 23 years, founder of Marion Club in 2002, and holder of most committee positions plus Zone and National Councillor.   An educator, advisor and mentor and active supporter of Conventions, Galas and new club formations. A notable fundraiser and highly esteemed member, Lorraine consistently exemplifies VIEW principles.”  

I’m sure we all agree with this well-deserved citation. Congratulations Lorraine. You are a much-valued member of VIEW and especially Marion VIEW Club. 


2023 Begins With

Thank-you to Special Members 


A special thanks to Jenny for her work as ASSISTANT TREASURER,  and to Marie who, for 2 years,  has been part of the PROGRAM TEAM which put together most enjoyable and successful  outings for us. Thank you Marie. 


Many thanks to Barb who has been part of the team whose clever, and attractive TABLE DECORATIONS have brightened our lunch tables, and to Shirley, whose tireless work as SPEAKER ORGANISER has resulted in the many excellent speakers we’ve had the privilege to hear. Thank you Shirley


VIEW going International

Natsumi, who comes from Japan, was keen to see how VIEW worked and so came to our Luncheon with National Councillor Pauline. 

2022 December

Looking at the lovely Old Government House - our last outing for this year.

New Member Welcomed in December 2022

 President Michele welcoming new member Helen and presenting her with her badge.


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

National and Regional News


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.

Marion VIEW Club

Re-purpose. Re-invent. Re-use.

VIEW’s 60th Anniversary commemorative Tea Towel with its retro design in our purple & teal colours, was inspired by one the first VIEW brochures developed in the 60’s. The Tea Towel also represented a collection of women from various eras reminiscent of the graphics of dress making patterns.

Marion VIEW Club

VIEW Executive E-News

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!


Events Calendar

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

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.