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Southern Vales VIEW Club

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The Southern Vales VIEW Club was formed on 9th June 2006. Our members have great fun socialising whilst committed to providing educational opportunities for disadvantaged children in the southern region by sponsoring five Learning For Life students from Reception to Year 12, through community fund raising, including Bunnings BBQs, raffles, and special events. 

We hold monthly lunch meetings, with interesting guest speakers. Members enjoy regular outings to places of interest, visiting other VIEW Clubs in the South, the annual Gala Day and International Women’s Day, also monthly coffee mornings, Mahjong and a Book Club.

For more information please contact Secretary, Linda, linda.hooper@adam.com.au

When

  • Meeting Day on 2nd Friday each month
  • The new venue for monthly lunch meetings from
    Friday, 9th September will be at
    The Alma Hotel, 11 Hill Street, Willunga,
    starting at 10.30 for 11.00 AM.

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Where

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WILLUNGA

The Alma Hotel, 11 Hill Street, , WILLUNGA, SA 5172

Club News

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

Meet our 2022 Committee

 

2022 Committee with SA01 Zone Councillor Heather

 

High Tea

Our President Vanessa who organised the High Tea and inspired members to create stunning spectacles

  

 

2022 July

During July, thirty seven members and guests attended a Spectacular High Tea to celebrate The Smith Family's 100 years.  Members had been busy making their spectacles for the occasion. The venue was The Oak Room at Hastwell Winery in McLaren Vale.

President Vanessa provided a fun break down on the history of High Teas and Members enjoyed delicious sandwiches and cakes with a glass of bubbles on arrival.

We were delighted that our National Councillor Pauline Glover and Zone Councillor Heather Smigiel together with eight members of The Tonsley VIEW Club joined us to help celebrate this wonderful milestone for The Smith Family.

 

 

 

Recent Outing

Members enjoyed a visit to Fernbank Miniature Ponies

 

2022 Update

Members will be celebrating our Club's 16th Birthday in August. We now sponsor five Learning For Life students. Our memorial student was possible through generous donations from family and friends of one of our inaugural members, Marie Yeend, who sadly passed away in 2021.

We have enjoyed some lovely outings and guest speakers since the lifting of Covid restrictions, and have welcomed new members recently.  Membership now stands at thirty one (31). We are holding a Spectacular High Tea to celebrate 100 years of The Smith Family in July.

2021 October Fund Raiser

Family Fun Day

A joint venture by The Lions Club of McLaren Districts, Southern Vales VIEW and Onkaparinga VIEW to raise funds for disadvantaged students through The Smith Family Learning for Life programs.

How it came about:

Back in March we were approached by representatives of The Lions Club, in regard to finding a use for the Bowling Green at McLaren Flat which had been standing idle since The Onkaparinga Council had closed the facility. They were keen to involve the local communities and invited us to join them in a Family Fun Day where funds raised would go to The Smith Family. We jumped at the opportunity and our sister Club, Onkaparinga VIEW, came on board to support us.  

The organisations pooled ideas and resources and The Family Fun Day became a reality. A major raffle was held with Bunnings and Officeworks amongst the sponsors. There was be a Craft Marquee with quality hand crafted products for sale, and fun activities for the children.  

Also in attendance, was The Smith Family's General Manager, SA and NT, Graham Jaeschke,  together with our VIEW SA01 Zone Councillor, Pauline Glover and SA02 Joan Coleman.

We spread the word widely and the McLaren Flat and McLaren Vale communities got behind this project to support our worthy cause.

 

2021 August

Members enjoyed a Chocolate and Wine pairing afternoon at Hastwell and Lightfoot WineryThis is a small winery in McLaren Flat.  

We had tastings of wine, then we had to place different flavours of chocolate in our mouth's, and then compare the different tastes.  Not many of our members could taste the difference but we still had a fun time. 

Twelve ladies attended this outing and it was worth noticing a few extra bottles were purchased for later tastings!!

 

National and Regional News

 

Southern Vales 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.

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Southern Vales 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!

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Southern Vales 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.

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Events Calendar

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