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


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

Two new clubs for Victoria

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

Colac Evening VIEW Club

2019 Area VA Gala

Members from Zones VA01, VA02 and VA03 attended the 2019 VA Gala at The Karralyka Centre in Ringwood. It may have been a rainy day outside but it was sunshine inside as the room buzzed with the excitement of a wonderful day of friendship, learning and fun.

Colac Evening VIEW Club

2019 Area VA Bunnings May VIEW Promotions

May 2019 Stephanie, on behalf of Thomastown Bunnings presented Sandi Muntisov, National Councillor Area VA, with 20 yellow pots of yellow and orange violas as well as a $50 Bunnings voucher.


Events Calendar

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

Oct 31

Blue Illusion Summer Styling Workshop

You and a friend are invited to join us in store to discover our newest collection. Our stylists will explore this season’s chic new pieces and show you how to create the perfect summer ensemble.

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.