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 four 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.

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.


2018 December

At the December meeting Colac Evening VIEW Club presents members with Certificates of Appreciation for 5 - 17 years of service.


2018 October Fun Fundraiser

Colac Evening VIEW Club's successful fundraiser held at St John's Hall in Colac on Friday October 12.

Our musical entertainment by Colac's superstar Jamie McGuane.




Our guests were Sue Schram, CEVC member & Rotary West President, Joy Mitchell, CEVC President, and Jennie Scott, former CEVC President

Guests and members enjoy a scrumptious supper after the French comedy......To Be Sure.

National and Regional News


Colac Evening VIEW Club

WA State Conference - SAVE THE DATE

The idea of holding a Development Conference is to spread the word about VIEW and The Smith Family to a wider audience in WA, as well as give local women and those new to VIEW the opportunity to attend a “Convention-like” event.

Colac Evening VIEW Club

Area VA Luncheon

It was a Celebration day for so many things VIEW! Outgoing Zone Councillors, Sandi Muntisov ( VA01 and VA03) and Lyn Peters ( VA02) organised a lunch at The Shoppingtown Hotel in Doncaster for members of the three areas.

Colac Evening VIEW Club

Two new clubs for Victoria

Meetings were planned for Wednesday, 13th November 2019. 10.30 for 11.00am and the Venue Ocean Grove Surf Lifesaving Club, 26 Surf Beach Road, Ocean Grove *** Point LonsdaleThursday 17th October 2019. Check linked poster for further details.


Events Calendar

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

Mar 12

International Women's Day Victoria Luncheon

Come and celebrate the achievements of women past and present with VIEW members and friends at the VIEW Clubs Victoria International Women's Day Luncheon.

Jul 23

Sydney 60th Anniversary Celebration - Sydney

We are pleased to announce VIEW's 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Celebrations will be held in Sydney on Thursday 23 July 2020. You are invited to come and join in the fun and celebrations….

Sep 10

60th Anniversary Gala - South Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne to the Mornington Peninsula & Gippsland

Save the date - celebration of VIEW's 60th Anniversary.