A valued part of The Smith Family

Doncaster VIEW Club


Doncaster VIEW Club was formed in 1983.

Currently, the Club sponsors twelve Smith Family Learning for Life students and is actively involved in fundraising activities to raise donations for The Smith Family programs.

Our meetings are held at the Manningham Club, 1 Thompsons Road, BULLEEN.  We have a delicious two course lunch and listen to interesting informative guest speakers.  We attend coffee morning outings, in-house functions and MUCH MORE.  We would love you to join our friendly group.

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 3rd Tuesday each month
  • Held at The Manningham Club
  • Commencing 11.00 am with doors open at 10.15am



Google Map


1 Thompsons Road, BULLEEN, VIC 3105

Club News

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


Due to the current COVID-19 situation and in line with the directive from VIEW National Executive, Doncaster VIEW Club has cancelled all meetings, outings and social functions for April, May and June.

Keep safe.





 Photo below:  The lovely Trading Table Ladies at the GIANT book sale


2020 February

Early February we enjoyed the annual get-together at the Stonehouse Cafe, Warrandyte.  Members enjoyed morning tea out on the balcony overlooking the bush setting.  It is always a great start to a New Year.

The first luncheon for the year was the AGM and most of the committee positions for 2020 were filled.  The theme was Chinese New Year, the Year of the White Rat.  Placemats showed predictions for a successful 2020 and fortune cookies provided meaningful sayings for the future. 

The guest speaker was an organ recipient. She told us of her health leading up to the discovery that she required a new liver.  The transplant has given her quality of life and she is very grateful to the organ donor.  She gave us very informative brochures and her talk encouraged us to have a discussion with our families and hopefully sign up.  The brochure shows www.donatelife.gov.au as the contact or to register go to humanservices.gov.au/organdonor.

A very generous donation of some beautiful coffee table books were received.  Members have also been very generous bringing along books for the trading table.  Hence, at the February luncheon meeting a GIANT book sale was held.  A big thank you to all who contributed books and to those who purchased.


2019 December 

For our Christmas luncheon meeting we were entertained by “Sing Australia – Ringwood Branch”.  Members enjoyed audience participation and singing carols.

Our club received a very generous donation of a “monster” Christmas Hamper.  This hamper was our extra special Christmas raffle prize which raised a very significant amount to support our 12 Learning for Life students.



We visited the Old Treasury Building in Spring Street, Melbourne to view an exhibition of “Wayward Women” plus a display depicting “Christmas in the 1920’s” with home-made decorations.  We enjoyed lunch at Treasury Cafe and a tour of the Fitzroy Gardens.



Photo above of Monster Hamper Raffle

Doncaster VIEW: The oldest club in Victoria

“Proud as a Peacock” was the theme for our special 36th Birthday meeting/luncheon.  Members came dressed in their proud peacock colours.  The tables were decorated accordingly and looked magnificent. 

Pictured (opposite) with our birthday cake is Hazel, an inaugural member of our club. 

Special entertainment was provided by Laurel McKenna, a singer and pianist.  She delighted us with Elvis, Roy Orbison, Doris Day, etc songs plus an early Christmas, Bing Crosby number.







Joffa Visits in October

The speaker for our October luncheon meeting was Jeff “Joffa” Corfe.  He shared his life story, his passion for Collingwood as a die-hard supporter and conveyed how the ”Yellow Victory Jacket” has changed his life.  He talked about the background behind his support of numerous charities and his generosity was very evident in regard to the amount of time that he dedicates to improving the quality of life for those less fortunate.

The outing for October was to the TarraWarra Museum of Art in Healesville to view the array of portraits for the Archibald Prize.  Afterwards, a three course lunch was enjoyed at the RACV Club.


Delegate giving “Vote of Thanks” to Joffa

2019 September

The theme for our September luncheon meeting was “Footy Fever.”  Members proudly wore their AFL club colours and the tables were decorated accordingly.  Members were invited to bring along something that was very special or irreplaceable to them.  We enjoyed a short talk about each item plus, we were entertained with delightful family stories.

This month’s outing was to the Immigration Museum in Flinders Street.  It was extremely interesting with some members researching their family’s migration to Australia while others browsed the exhibits on display.  Lunch at the Oak & Vine restaurant in Market Street proved a winner with an excellent express lunch in a relaxed but busy CBD venue.




Items generously knitted and donated by our members for KOGO.

2019 August 

Our guest speaker at the Luncheon Meeting was Michelle, the daughter of one of our members.  Michelle spoke about her recent “Adventures in Antarctica” and included a powerpoint presentation of spectacular photographs.

A Trivia Fun Day was enjoyed at a member’s home.  There were lots of easy, fun questions and small prizes were awarded to the winning groups.  A light lunch was included.

2019 Christmas In July

We had our “Christmas in July” luncheon.  Our guest speaker was Adrian Dickens.  Members were enthralled with the slide show and presentation about “The Queen’s Private Diamonds.”

A group of members travelled to Bendigo to visit the Art Gallery to view the exhibition “Tudors to Windsors, Royal Portraits.”



Photos below and opposite from our Christmas In July luncheon


2019 June

Our June luncheon meeting was “Bring a Friend Day.”  The guest speaker was Phillip Johnson, Landscape Gardener and winner at the Chelsea Flower Show plus Phillip was also nominated as “Best in Show.” 

His PowerPoint presentation included magnificent gardens that he has created and photos of the winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. 

 Photo opposite: Our President with Phillip Johnson


2019 May

At our May luncheon meeting the guest speaker was James Nicolas who spoke about the Fairyland Cottage in Malmsbury Street, Kew.

A group of members travelled to Docklands to be in the audience of “Millionaire Hot-Seat” at Channel 9 for the recording of 3 sessions.



Easter in 2019

The guest speaker was Lyn Woods from Radio Eastern FM.  The topic was “Community Radio in the East.”

We visited the Carmelite Monastery in Kew, enjoyed morning tea, a stroll through the garden, a descriptive talk in the chapel and purchased Monastique cosmetics made by the sisters of charity.


2019 March

Beverley Moss attended our meeting and the topic was “Come Fly With Me.”  Bev delighted us with stories of her career as an airline hostess for Ansett Airways.

We visited the Gulf Station at Yarra Glen and enjoyed a tour of the House and Garden followed by lunch at a Yarra Glen café.

Beanies not Meanies:  An incredible 22 purple beanies (please see photo opposite) were knitted for the Alannah and Madeline Foundation anti-bullying program and were distributed with love through KOGO (knit one/give one) to children in need.



2019 February


We had a speaker from the Manningham Club who spoke of his overseas work experiences, travels plus many amusing and interesting stories.

A traditional morning tea at the Stonehouse Café Warrandyte.

A group of members enjoyed visiting the “Melbourne Star” Observation Wheel and lunch at Cargo Restaurant, Docklands.


National and Regional News


Doncaster VIEW Club

2020 Victorian International Women's Day

After speaking at the Vic IWD event, Anton was presented with his VIEW apron by Marg. She got him to model it whilst she modelled the new VIEW poncho and VIEW umbrella.

Doncaster VIEW Club

WA State Conference - Registration open

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.

Doncaster 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.


Events Calendar

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

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.

Sep 11

WA State Conference - 2020

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.