A valued part of The Smith Family

Unley VIEW Club


Unley VIEW Club was formed in 2011.

We fundraise to support our 3 Learning for Life students through raffles, sales of Entertainment Books, market stall and Melbourne cup afternoon tea.

We plan regular outings for the members.  

We are always open to new members, so please get in touch today and come and see what it's all about.



  • Meeting Day on 2nd Wednesday each month
  • at 10.45 am
  • Arkaba Hotel, 150 Glen Osmond Road, Fullarton.
  • Most meetings include a guest speaker.



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150 Glen Osmond Road, FULLARTON, SA 5063

Club News

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

2021 December

Many members certainly got into the Christmas spirit as can be  seen from the photos below.






Christmas Celebrations

On Wednesday 15 December 2021 Members and guests celebrated their meeting with a delicious two course Christmas lunch at the Arkaba Hotel.   Members were encouraged to bring a raffle prize wrapped in Christmas paper.   The table groaned under the weight of the prizes!  There were enough prizes for everyone to receive one.   The  raffle raised the princely sum of $179.

Our Guest Speaker was Natalie from the Adelaide office of the Smith Family.  Natalie looks after the tertiary Learning for Life students located in South Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania.  Many tertiary students have gone on to forge successful careers.   Member Dorothy, herself a retired High School teacher, made a presentation and thanked Natalie for her interesting talk.


              Guest speaker Natalie with Dorothy 


2021 Melbourne Cup Celebrations

On Tuesday 2 November, twenty Club members met and enjoyed a fun afternoon to celebrate the Melbourne Cup.  Our Treasurer hosted the event in her home  and the attendance fee was $20. 

Fascinators were in evidence and there was an abundance of food provided by many of the members .  We held many sweeps and a raffle which members participated in.  The princely sum of $493 was raised.

Unfortunately no one thought to take a photo we were all enjoying ourselves so much!!!!

International Women's Day Celebrated in Style

Photo above of an Extract which appeared in the Adelaide Eastern Herald dated 16 December 2021

International  Women’s Day lunch held in April at The Palais, Semaphore when twelve members attended 


Outing to Carrick Hill in May 2021

Recently twelve members visited the newly renovated Carrick Hill in Springfield.



Members admire the beautiful table setting

Ten Year Birthday 

Fifty people  attended the Unley VIEW Club’s 10th Birthday Celebration, including two VIEW National Councillors and our VIEW Zone Councillor.   Many members were dressed in their vintage finery.

Eight members were presented with their Ten Year Pins and each person attending was given a condensed version of the Ten Year History of the Club  compiled over the years by two of our existing members.

Andre de Laine, chef extraordinaire, (but not actually French!) brought a touch of humour to the proceedings with his stories of the trials and tribulations of what can go wrong behind the scene in restaurant  kitchens.

A substantial amount of money was raised through the silent auction and raffles for the Smith Family Projects in 2021.


Ten Year Pin recipients L - R: Norma, Dorothy,  Johanna,  Jill,  Diane, Wendy, Sue, Chris and Inaugural President Pam.

Celebrations In May

Photo above L-R: Member Gail with guest speaker Andre de Laine

  Birthday wishes from our Zone Councillor

Congratulatory cards

                                            Drawing the prizes


Prize table


                                                         Photo above: Rosemary   


National and Regional News


Unley VIEW Club

2021 Resolutions

Resolution votes were tallied resulting in all three resolutions being carried.

Unley 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.

Unley VIEW Club

Purple Poncho Photo Competition Results

There were 64 entries which saw a fifth category Ponchos in Iso added with COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 and due to the number of entrants Fun and Frivolous was divided into separate categories. Congratulations to all entrants.


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.