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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

 

2022 Outing

After a foggy and drizzly start to our outing, the weather improved for thirteen ladies and seven gentlemen (pictured below), who arrived at Goolwa Wharf for a 90-minute cruise on The Spirit of the Coorong to the Murray Mouth and return.

This was a very interesting cruise including sighting birds which fly from Siberia via Alaska and on to The Coorong each year. We also saw many other bird varieties as well as Black Swans and their young. Afterwards we all enjoyed lunch at Bombora on the River, where all agreed the meals were very enjoyable but all felt like the fat seals we had seen lazing on the lock.  Overall everyone had a great day.

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

VIEW National Online Raffle 2022 - Winners Announced

VIEW Clubs Online Raffle celebrating The Smith Family’s Centenary 2022 - Winners Announced

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Southern Vales 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.

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Southern Vales VIEW Club

VIEW Merchandise Christmas Sale 2022

Up to 50% off.

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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.