Tonsley VIEW Club
Tonsley VIEW Club is a dynamic and vibrant VIEW Club, inaugurated in October 2021, after just 7 months in formation. S.A.’s nineteenth VIEW Club, Tonsley VIEW was formed with 50 Inaugural Members, and a full Committee of 11.
As at February 2023, we have six Learning for Life sponsored students paid through to 2024, and 65 Members. We had a stellar first year raising $12,748 for The Smith Family (TSF) including our student sponsorships, donations to Campaigns, and with donations of learning materials to our local TSF Office, and the families they support.
We also had lots of fun at social outings, VIEW National Convention in Adelaide, and key fundraisers including two Fashion Parades and a Quiz Afternoon.
We always welcome visitors, so please get in touch with our Contacts, and come and enjoy one of our monthly Luncheons.
Meetings held currently
- On 1st Thursday of the month;
- At 11am for 11.30 start
- At The Tonsley Hotel
For further information and to book, please
- Ph/Text: President Deb on 0468 630 020; OR
- Ph/Text: Secretary Mary 0437 293 630;
Meet Our 2023 Committee
2023 Committee Members were inducted by Z.C. SA01, Heather Smigiel.
From left: President Deb, Assist. Sec Deb, Secretary Mary, Delegate Chris, Publicity Officer Jan, Programs Officer Kathy, Assist Treasurer Robyn, Treasurer Judy and Z.C. Heather.
Our nomination for 2023 Council Australia Day Award.
We were very proud to be nominated for a City of Marion Australia Day Community Award for 2023. Members attended the Council Presentation, and although we did not win our category, were very welcomed, and made great community contacts too.
President Deb receives our Award Nomination from the Mayor of Marion, Kris Hanna.
Members with our Award Nomination, Australia Day 2023
From left: Judy, N.C. Dr Pauline Glover, President Deb, Chris, Jan, Chris and Judy.
Coming. 2023..Monster Garage Sale
Our first Fundraiser for 2023. Not clothing but everything else!
When: Saturday March 25th. 8am start. North Brighton.S.A.
Further Details: March local social media or contacts above.
Our 2022 Events
Fundraising with Fun!
Led by our Fundraising Committee, we raised $7,000 for The Smith Family. Functions included two Fashion Parades and a Quiz Afternoon, great fundraisers but also a lot of fun, with great prizes too. Our monthly raffles and trading tables were also excellent fundraisers, with great support from our members bringing quality items to sell, and in turn buying.
Below are photos of our May Fashion Parade and our August Quiz Afternoon…lots of happy faces!
Using our Fundraising and Member’s Donations
Members donated generously in December 2022, with items requested by our local The Smith Family Southern Office, to help set their students up for 2023.
We also funded STEM kits from our fundraising
Outings for Fun and our Information too.
Autumn guided tour of Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens, and Dunluce Castle historic home, Brighton, where we enjoyed morning tea in the dining room.
Monthly Luncheons with Guest Speakers and more smiles!
2022 VIEW Convention comes to Adelaide!
As a brand new VIEW Club, the postponed VIEW Convention coming to Adelaide gave us a great way to find out about VIEW very fast, and have lots of fun with new friends. We packed Convention satchels, hosted functions, helped our member Jennie make the stunning table centre-pieces, dressed as clowns if we wanted, and even met our National President, Margaret Woodhouse.
Our Inauguration, October 2021
Tonsley VIEW Club was the first VIEW Club in Australia to be inaugurated in 2021, and the 19th VIEW Club in S.A. Eighty-six guests attended, including National VIEW President Anne-Louise O’Connor and National VIEW Manager Mary-Anne Maher who zoomed in from N.S.W., given Covid border restrictions. They welcomed fifty Tonsley members to VIEW and TSF family, and informed them of exciting developments.
A Kaleidoscope of Colour-Women of VIEW was the theme for the Inauguration, with stunning martini glass table centerpieces on VIEW coloured table runners, and matching décor and fashion!
Our Inaugural Committee (images below) comprised President Deb, Assist Pres. Kerry, Secretaries Chris and Deb Treasurer Judy, Assist Treas. Karena, Program Officers Jane and Kathy.
2020-21 N.P. Anne-Louise O’Connor, below left, and National Manager VIEW, Mary-Anne Maher, below right, attended our Inaugural by Zoom.
Inaugural Members were welcomed to VIEW, and below the table decorations for the theme, a Kaleidescope of Colour.
Some Fun at Christmas in July, 2021
Photos above Left: Pat and Kathy; and Right Jennie and President Deb
National and Regional News
VIEW National Convention 2022 highlights
VIEW members from across Australia came together in Adelaide for three wonderful days of inspirational speakers, VIEW celebrations, learning, socialising and having fun!Read more...
South Australian 2022-23 Development Team
South Australia VIEW Development Team 2022-2023 The S.A. VIEW Development Team (D.T.) for 2022/3 has been hard at work supporting our existing 19 VIEW Clubs, including Sunraysia. We have also been investigating locations for our 20th VIEW Club. We have 11 members, including our National and Zone Councillors and we work in close collaboration with the S.A. VIEW Leadership Team. We meet monthly and annually review our Business Plan.Read more...
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.Read more...
We have some great events coming up, take a look at the calendar and get involved!
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.