A valued part of The Smith Family

Colac Evening VIEW Club


Colac Evening VIEW Club was formed in 2001.

The Club welcomes women from across the district to its dinner meetings. 

Guest speakers are invited and a diverse range of topics are covered throughout the year. 

Each month, dinner costs $28 and drinks are available at the venue. 

Currently, the Club sponsors six Smith Family Learning for Life students and is actively involved in fundraising activities to raise donations for The Smith Family programs. The Smith family allocates this funding confidentially and also provides counseling for the students and their families.The club continues this support throughout each student's primary, secondary and, if necessary, tertiary studies.

During the year, VIEW club members also participate in events, theatre, art shows and exhibitions in
Melbourne, Geelong or the local region. 

New members are always welcome. Please telephone for more details.




  • Meeting Day on 3rd Wednesday each month,
  • Winter time 6.00 pm (normally 6.30 pm)
  • Held at On the Lane Cafe,  Johnson's Lane, Colac






Google Map


On the Lane Cafe, Johnstones Lane, COLAC, VIC 3250

Club News

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

2020 July

Members took the opportunity to hold the July meeting, and socialise at our usual venue, observing COVID-19 restrictions.

VC03 Zone Councillor, Judith Worland, (pictured below) took the opportunity to attend a face to face meeting.










Colac Celebrates 19 Years Young

With the relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions and new VIEW Guidelines for Face to Face Activities, members of the Colac Evening VIEW Club were able to celebrate their club's 19th birthday by holding a happy hour in a private home.

Accompanied by finger food and drinks, members reminisced about their lives when then were 19 year of age; from which many similar themes emerged. It was very enjoyable evening.


2020 June


2020 V03 Workshop

Delegates, presidents and committee members join in the first VO3 Delegates & Committee Workshop in Colac, presided over by Marg Woodhouse, National Councillor (left back) and Judith Worland, Zone Councillor (right back).

February Brunch & Show


Members and friends of the Colac Evening VIEW Club enjoying brunch at Cafe 1932, Manchester Unity Building, Melbourne before attending the amazing musical, Billy Elliot.



2019 Convention Fun for VC03

Members of VC03 having fun at the National Conference, Twin Waters Qld.

L-R members of Ocean Grove Evening including Chris Waite, President; Lorraine Wilson, Hamilton; Joy Mitchell, President Colac Evening;
Maria Culka, National Councillor and Marg Woodhouse, Zone Councillor.

2019 August


Mary Carew, champion KOGO knitter



2020 February

Jennie Scott's Colac Otway 2020 Citizen of the Year Award

The Colac Evening VIEW Club wishes to congratulate and acknowledge its long-serving member and now 2020 Colac Otway Australia Day Citizen of the Year, Jennifer Scott.

Jennie was presented the award at the shire's annual Australia Day event for her commitment to local community groups, organisations and activities in Colac Otway Shire.

Over the years Jennie has given her time and skills to a diverse range of local committees, parish councils, schools, sporting events and local social organisations such as VIEW, where Jennie has held various positions on the committee including President since joining in 2003.

 Jennie has contributed an astounding 50 years of community service to the Colac Otway Shire. Congratulations, Jennie!


Colac Evening came 'Of Age' in June

Wonderful celebrations in June for our 18th birthday, with a Blue theme to promote the next fundraiser; Blue Sapphires performance at COPACC.

Looking resplendent in Blue in the Photo opposite are: President Joy; Past Treasurer Ann ; Secretary Pam; Event Organiser Denise ; Past President and Zone Councillor Trina; and National Zone Councillor Maria.





Local Print-Maker

Our Club was full of admiration for local print-maker, Jan Stickland, who was Australia's print-maker representative in Spain in 2018. 

More recently, two of her works were chosen for the Burnie Papermaker's Awards in Tasmania.  Pictured are her delicate leaves as they disintegrate: expressing Jan's fragile and unique technique.



May Fashions  

Another very successful VIEW fundraiser in conjunction with Black Pepper was held at Colac.


Photo to the right shows our lovely models:  

President Joy, Kate, Danielle and son, Secretary Pam, Maree and Carleen from the Geelong Store.


Mothers Day Crafts at Bunnings

Despite a cold, wet night, Colac Evening View members Helen, Lyn, Past President Trina, Maree, Past President Julie, Secretary Pam, Pauline and Heather, turned up to promote their club and the work of the Smith Family.

They made plant decorations with the community for the Mothers' Day promotional night.  




The Jersey Boys

On 6th March around 50 members of Colac Evening View Club enjoyed The Jersey Boys at the Regent Theatre, Melbourne. 

Pictured L-R: Helen Gibson, Trina Ebeling former President, Denise McKenzie, Trish Hickey, Ann Tregea, Pam Brennan, Secretary and Joy Mitchell, President


22 March 2019

President of Colac Evening VIEW Club, Joy Mitchell, took the opportunity to inform local Wannon member Dan Tehan, Minister for Education, about the work of VIEW locally, in Zone, State and Nationally during his visit to Colac on Friday 22 March.


2019 January

Members and friends of the Colac Evening VIEW Club enjoy an summer evening soiree as their commencement function for 2019.


National and Regional News


Colac Evening VIEW Club

Registration Opens - VIEW National Convention

The 55th VIEW National Convention will be held in Adelaide, SA from 10-12 September 2021.

Colac Evening VIEW Club

Wangi Wangi VIEW Club

After a delay due to COVID-19 restrictions Wangi Wangi VIEW Club (near Lake Macquarie) opened on 14 September. Thirty two new members were welcomed on the day with three new members joining.

Colac Evening VIEW Club

Stay Connected

"Socially distanced" doesn’t mean VIEW cannot "Stay Connected’.


Events Calendar

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