A valued part of The Smith Family

Geelong Day VIEW Club


Geelong Day VIEW Club was formed in 2008.

We are an enthusiastic and friendly group of women who want to serve our local and wider communities and make a difference, so join us to meet new friends and have fun, while actively contributing to your community.

Our club support six Learning for Life students with scholarships, donate school stationary packs and funds for the Smith Family’s toy and book appeal for children in need at Christmas time.

Our members sew library bags and chair covers for new pep students about to start their school life. Social events include a fashion parade, soup and sandwich luncheon and a birthday celebration dinner. We welcome new members, so join our happy group. 


  • Meeting Day on 1st Monday each month
  • Karingal Eastern Hub - 285A McKillop Street, East Geelong.  On the corner of Humble Street, behind the Eastern Cemetery

  • At 11.30am



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285A McKillop Street, EAST GEELONG, VIC 3220

Club News

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


2018 October

Fashion Parade

Monday 22nd October 100 women enjoyed a Fashion Parade held at the East Geelong Golf Course.

The beautiful clothes were modeled by the talented members of the Geelong Day VIEW Club. Dressed in  the very latest fashions they showed the women how to mix and match their outfits.

A demonstration was given on how to tie your scarf so it stays flat and tidy around your neck.

Lunch as usual was a gourmets delight with quiches, sausage rolls, sandwiches, topped of by the delicious sweets which even included home made vanilla slices.

A huge thank you to the wonderful committee who helped to make the day flow along so nicely. Also thank you to Montana Fashions from Portarlington who provided the clothes.

Funds raised will go toward our 6 students in the Learning For Life Program.

(Left) Yvonne Edward with the beautiful Birthday Cake.  (Right) Maree Saunders

Julie Tucker and Allison Morris



2018 May - 10th Birthday

“Pretty in Pink” or “Passionate in Purple” were the themes of the 10th Birthday celebration of the Geelong Day VIEW Club at the Eastern Hub at Karingal on Monday 7th May. The 80 members and guests embraced the themes and all dressed for the occasion.

Three trading tables were filled with home made articles for sale and made a great profit on the day. Geelong group proudly sponsor 6 deserving students who undertake The Smith Family’s “Learning for Life” program. President Barb Ingwersen said, “It is not just about financial support but also making sure each student is on target with their numeracy and literacy which often includes providing them with a mature age  "reading buddy. We have a firm view that the best way to break the cycle of disadvantage is to advance  the education opportunities of children.”


Happy Ladies received their 10 year pin L-R Jan Cornes, Joan West, Bev Dickie and Jean Smith 


Geelong Day VIEW Club’s awe inspiring achievements for 2017

Our Club is very proud of what we have accomplished in the last twelve months.

Total Items made by the industrious ladies of the club 1.844 plus oodles of books and stationary

FIVE Learning for Life Students sponsored 

ELEVEN Joyspreader Ready to Read packs for disadvantaged students 

THREE Book Vouchers given to Northern Bay College for awards 

Supported The Smith Family Christmas Toy and Book Appeal,  The Smith Family Winter Appeal

393 Library Bags for children 

Stationary and books (too much to count) - for children in the disadvantaged areas of Geelong




Christmas 2017 with Geelong Day 

Christmas comes but once a year and the Geelong Day VIEW Club really know how to enjoy themselves. Dressed in red of the occasion they enjoyed good food and friendship at the final meeting for the year. The trading table was loaded with goodies for members to buy at bargain prices.

Guest speakers were from Karingal talking about the work they do with Gen U. They strive for inclusivity, inspiration and individualism. It’s about coming together to empower each individual, and working together to push boundaries. We were told how:

It’s progressively challenging, positive and often powerful, but always fresh, fun and energised, and sometimes, just a little bit cheeky.

As our meeting place is Karingal it was good to hear of the wonderful work that they do. Merry Christmas everybody and we look forward to a wonderful New Year.





Beanies Warm Heads and Win Hearts

 Geelong Day VIEW Club received a request from the Northern Bay College for beanies to warm the heads of the Prep students, as they were really feeling the cold weather. Of course the ladies rose to to challenge and got busy with their knitting needles.

They were thrilled with the photos of the children in their new hats. The teachers said they would not take them off their heads and were so excited to show their parents when they came to collect them.


Geelong Day VIEW helping students to sew

The Geelong Day VIEW Club was approached by Smith Family to run an 8 week sewing program in a North Geelong school to give 14 students some sewing skills. Vera Spurling together with her friend Rose Rossi very kindly put their hands up for the challenge.

Students were shown how to make a sampler, how to sew a hem, and how to sew on a button, to help them to repair their uniforms.

They designed a cushion each and hand sewed and appliquéd bits onto the delightfully coloured cushions. They were delighted and very proud of the result as the photo shows. 






Geelong Day VIEW club donated three boxes of stationary goods including pencils, rubbers, pencil cases, backpacks, hats, and 30 soccer balls.

All gathered by the ladies for deserving children in Geelong. They also delivered over 130 Library bags which they took the time to sew. They will be put to good use to keep the books tidy and in good order. 



National and Regional News


Geelong Day 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.

Geelong Day 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.

Geelong Day VIEW Club

2018 VA Gala

The 2018 VA Gala was held on Thursday 21st June at Karralyka Centre Ringwood Vic. 160 VIEW members, VIEW dignitaries and visitors enjoyed a fantastic day which had the theme "If you are happy and you know it"! Everyone wore their happy colours to brighten the shortest day of the year.


Events Calendar

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

Mar 8

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.

Sep 13

VIEW National Convention 2019

Save the Date for National Convention 2019