A valued part of The Smith Family

Geelong Evening VIEW Club


Geelong Evening VIEW Club was formed in 1993, and will celebrate our 28th birthday in October 2021.

We are a small club with a focus on building strong and lasting friendships.

We have an active social and fundraising calendar.

Currently our club sponsors three Learning for Life students for The Smith Family.

We are dedicated in making a difference to the lives of our Learning for Life students.

We look forward to welcoming new members or visitors to join our wonderful group. 


  • Meeting Day on 3rd Monday each month
  • Held at Waurn Ponds Hotel, 
    217 Colac Road, WAURN PONDS
  • At 6.15 for 6.45 pm
  • Please make contact below if you would like to come along



Google Map


217 Colac Road, WAURN PONDS, VIC 3216

Club News 

New Committee Geelong Evening View Club 2021 

At our February meeting we installed our new Committee for 2021, and here they are!, What a beautiful bunch of ladies! Congratulations to all. 


Photo above L-R: Gail, Gwendy, Rachel, Meryl, Prue, Jean, Barb, Shaaron, and Mary with Marg Woodhouse



   Sheryl, Jan, Shaaron and Ros                                

     Gwendy, Belinda, (Marg Woodhouse) and Margaret  



Message from our President

Hello lovely ladies,

I am really looking forward to serving you and our Club as President in 2021. I hope you are all staying connected in these challenging times. Like you, my past routines have had to be put on hold and this can be disconcerting. However I am actually enjoying this new found opportunity to re-think my behaviours both socially and financially. I’m enjoying this time to think and reflect.

My life had slowed down with the absence of deadlines and schedules, to a more mindful pace, and I’m feeling at peace with myself. I’ve re-discovered the card game patience and my one thousand dot-to-dot picture book creations are now appearing. Our Club have mastered Zoom Conferencing and we are most proud of ourselves, and the wonderful way it has connected us all. But most importantly I am sure we are aware that by reaching out to others and helping those in need not only reflects our pledge, but demonstrates what we need most in this world at the moment. I am celebrating my friendships but I am also mindful that it is so important to BE a friend.

Stay well and happy my friends.   




2020 International Women’s Day Lunch 

The twelfth of March was a beautiful warm day as a dozen or so Geelong Evening VIEW ladies boarded the train in Geelong and met up with each other at various stops along the way into Southern Cross station. Then some taxied, some walked the short distance to Rivers Edge in Docklands.

The event was a brilliant success as always. The IWD theme was Each for Equal. An Equal World is an Enabled World. We heard National Vice President Beryl Pike deliver a rousing speech about the powers of women through past and recent times and we heard from General Manager of The Smith Family Anton Leschen. An emotional story was delivered by Emily Fioramonte who was a LFL student and is now studying at tertiary level about to fulfil her dreams of becoming a Human Rights Lawyer. We were all so moved by her words. Amanda Catanach from Catanach Jewellers spoke about her involvement in the family business over the years with all its struggles and successes.

A wonderful day was enjoyed by all, filled with lots of friendly chatter, a glorious view of the river from a huge window, amazing raffle prizes, lovely food and wines, and the company of the wonderful women of VIEW.    






National and Regional News


Geelong Evening VIEW Club

VIEW Executive E-News March 2022

Welcome to your new VIEW Executive E-Newsletter! Every quarter, we’ll be bringing you news about what’s being happening with VIEW and The Smith Family through this E-news. We hope you enjoy it!

Geelong Evening VIEW Club

International Women's Day

Letter to VIEW Members in recognition of International Women’s Day and the ongoing support of VIEW from Doug Taylor, CEO The Smith Family.

Geelong Evening VIEW Club

Make a Spectacle Competition

Make a spectacle for you and your friends... as part of VIEW celebrating The Smith Family’s Centenary of commitment to improving the lives of Australian children.


Events Calendar

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

Sep 9

VIEW National Convention 2022

We are pleased to announce the 55th VIEW National Convention will be held in Adelaide, SA from 9th to 11th September 2022.