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 Miss Francesca's,  Johnson's Lane, Colac






Google Map


Francesca's, Johnstones Lane, COLAC, VIC 3250

Club News

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

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.


Group: Celebrating Colac Evening VIEW Club's 17th birthday at June dinner meeting. All hatted up from left; Joy Mitchell, President, Marg Woodhouse, Zone Councillor, Maria Culka, National Councillor, Kathleen Drummond, longest serving club member present, Julie Holbery, former President and Margaret Evans, winner of the 'best' hat.

2018 July Happy Birthday

Guest Speaker: Georgina Conheady, Noorat Milliner with her marvellous creations. 



The Carole King Musical: members and friends of Colac Evening VIEW Club thought it was fabulous!
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  Cake  and  Scones

Anyone for tea or coffee? 'Yes please' replied members of the Colac Evening VIEW club on Friday 16 March as they viewed the club's photo album, recalling our 17 year journey while enjoying cake or scones. 






Left to right: Kate Woodward, President: Joy Mitchell, Delegate: Georgie MacCreadie, Past President: Julie Holbery, Club Historians: Margaret Evans and Jennie Scott, Guest Speaker: Lyn Hepper, Events: Heather Green, Treasurer: Mary Stinchcombe, and Mary Carew.

IWD Luncheon 



March 2018 

Enjoying fabulous speakers, a delicious luncheon and friendship at IWD, Kooyong Tennis Club: Sue Conway, guest, Trish Hickey, Jennie Scott, Julie Holbery and Georgie MacCreadie, Zone Delegate.




Successful Fundraiser 

Colac VIEW (Western Victoria) recently hosted a French-themed evening at the Red Rock Theatre and Gallery as part of their ongoing fundraising efforts for The Smith Family. 

The evening was extremely well-attended by enthusiastic members and guests alike and included a gratis performance by local jazz musician Michelle Benjamin and the screening of the movie "Le Weekend".  A sumptuous supper and refreshments were enjoyed by all

National and Regional News


Colac Evening VIEW Club

2019 International Women's Day Kooyong

On 7th March 143 VIEW members and guests attended the Kooyong Tennis Centre to celebrate International Women's Day and hear how we can ≠Balance for Better. Some of the guests had travelled from Wodonga and Bendigo. National Vice President Annette Schlafrig delivered the Executive address.

Colac Evening VIEW Club

Blue Illusion Shopping Day Announced

Your Invitation to Blue Illusion National Shopping Day and Styling Workshop on Thursday 1 November 2018 in support of The Smith Family and VIEW Clubs.

Colac Evening VIEW Club

VA Thanks Anne Marmion

Anne Marmion joined The Smith Family in 2006. She has led the Southern Metro Learning for Life team. This has been across some of Victoria's most disadvantaged communities - Collingwood and Dandenong.


Events Calendar

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

Apr 13

Food, fashion and forensic sculpture

You are invited to a High Tea Fashion Parade

Sep 13

VIEW National Convention 2019

National Convention 2019 - bookings have opened