A valued part of The Smith Family

Greensborough Evening VIEW Club


Greensborough Evening VIEW Club was established in 1993.

Our members are offered the opportunity to enjoy various activities - monthly morning teas, knitting and scrabble groups, a yearly weekend away, day outings and games nights.

Best of all, we offer the opportunity to meet new friends while sharing a two course meal and listening to a guest speaker.

Our seven Learning for Life students are the major focus of our fundraising.

We are dedicated to making a difference, along with The Smith Family to disadvantaged children.

If you would like to join us for dinner one evening, we would love to hear from you.

Dinner Bookings:   gevcbookings@gmail.com



  • Meeting Evening on 4th Monday each month
  • Heidelberg Golf Club, Main Road, Lower Plenty





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Heidelberg Golf Club, Main Road, LOWER PLENTY, VIC 3093

Club News

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2022 Greensborough Evening VIEW Club Committee

Looking forward to 2022 VIEW Year


2022 April/May Dinner Meeting

Guest speaker Professor Gale Spring, Adjunct Associate Professor of Scientific Photography in the School of Science at RMIT University, Melbourne, gave members an enlightening talk on some aspects of his work.

His presentation looked at the impact of photography as evidence in courts. It demonstrated how photographs can lie and mislead unless the viewer is knowledgeable of how photographs are created.

His research interest and professional practice is in the creation and interpretation of images for forensic purposes.

After 25 years at RMIT, he retired in 2013 as the Associate Dean.

He continues to consult and act as an expert witness on matters of photographic interpretation for both the prosecution and defense.



2022 April - MCG Tour

Members and partners enjoyed a wonderful day last week touring the MCG.

Travelling together by train and then a short walk to the G. The weather was kind and so made it a most enjoyable day.

John, our guide, showed us all around the various floors, rooms and of course onto the hallowed turf of the mighty G!

We finished with a lunch in the Jim Steins room and explored the MCT Museum.

All in all, we had a fabulous day.



2022 March Dinner Meeting

Guest speaker Brenda Smith, author (Two Lancashire Lasses) and Bush Walker, spoke about many fun times spent with her sister.

Brenda decided to write the book when her beloved sister passed away. Brenda shared some wonderful memories of her family and some very funny stories of herself enjoying life with her sister before she passed.

Brenda has also written a book of everyday life spent in lockdown during the Pandemic – a must have diary for Melbournians!

Photo below: Brenda, Carolyn and Lorraine


Our annual Easter raffle – 22 prizes, raised funds for our 7 Learning for Life Students.




2022 March Luncheon

Sunday 20 March, 34 members and partners enjoyed a fabulous lunch at Shaw's Road Winery.

Beautiful surroundings, fabulous food and a great time was had by all!

2022 February

2022 has kicked off with a catch up dinner at the Greensborough Hotel.

Members were very excited to see each other, share a meal and talk about what a fantastic year we are all going to have.

We are all looking forward to our first dinner meeting in February.

2022 February - AGM

Lyn Geer updated members about "all things VIEW" at our AGM.

2022 Committee was inducted and everyone is looking forward to another great year of fun and outings all helping to raise funds for our 7 Learning for Life students.





2021 December - Merry Christmas

What a wonderful night of celebration was had by all! Several Clubs in our zone joined our ladies for a Christmas Dinner to remember.

Elie and Lorraine our Program Officers organised fabulous entertainers - the Cheek to Cheek Duo. Wow! they were exceptional. After starting with some very lively Christmas carols the tempo lifted and our members and friends hit the dance floor.

It certainly was a night to remember.

Our venue, The Heidelberg Golf Club didn't disappoint either. Members were greeted by a giant, lit up Christmas koala.

Our famous Christmas raffle was a huge hit and 23 ladies left very happy indeed!

We are all looking forward to 2022.




Colleen Wooley

Sylvana and Nadia new members

2021 November Dinner

Finally after "lockdown 6" we were able to meet and celebrate with our members and friends.

Lyn Geer presented badges to new members Sylvana, Nadia and Karen.

Guest Speaker Colleen Woolley, a retired police sergeant of the Victorian Police who spent 19 years researching Edition 1, mostly as a hobby in the first instance for her book "Arresting Women".

Of the original 30 police women, eight were still alive pre 1997 and Colleen interviewed 7 of them.

After retiring in December 1992 Colleen served on the Committee of the Retired Police Association from 1993 and became its first female Secretary in 1996 serving in that capacity until 2004.

In late 1993 Colleen was a founding member of the Past and Present Women Police Association of Victoria and served in many capacities until 1998.

Colleen became a Justice of the Peace in Victoria in 1999 and was made a fellow of the Royal Victoria Association of Honorary Justice in 2016.

In 2004 Colleen was awarded life membership of the RPA and an Order of Australia Medal.

Colleen was a very inspirational speaker and the ladies thoroughly enjoyed her talk.

Karen - new member -  GEVC second club



2021 July - High Tea Celebrations 

 Christmas in July was celebrated in style at High Gate, Yarrambat. A lovely selection of beautiful food was enjoyed by all.




New members Karen, Nadia and Silvana helped with the celebrations by cutting our birthday cake.


2021 June - 28th Birthday

A fun night of Trivia was held to celebrate our 28th birthday.

Winners of the Trivia night.


Lyn Geer presented Lorraine Jelley with her 20 year badge.



Lesley Joy Hill and Jancee received their 10 year badge

20 year badge recipients 

2021 May Dinner

"Guest Speaker Manda Laurence spoke about her recovery from a hit and run accident while riding her bike and how her rescue animal pets helped her with the healing process."

Jennie Wynd, Past National Zone Councillor presented 10 year badges to Lesley Joy Hill and Janeece McPherson.

20 year badges were also presented to Judy Aussems, Sherille Harding, Barb Sokol and Jennie Wynd.




2021 May - Singing Garden Trip

Thirty seven members, along with some husbands, enjoyed a fabulous day outing to The Singing Garden of C.J. Dennis located in Toolangi.

The day started with a visit to the Yarra Glen market where ladies enjoyed an early morning coffee and an hour and half shopping!

On to the gardens Tea Room for a home cooked roast lunch, followed by wonderful homemade scones, jam and cream and a tour of the garden. Jan and her team were wonderful hosts.

Back to Healesville and a visit to Creswick - lost count of how many Creswick shopping bags were loaded onto the bus!

Thank you to Elie for organising another very successful outing helping to raise funds for our Learning for Life students and offering another chance to share in all the fun and friendship VIEW has to offer.

Thank you to Tony and Debbie from Spirit Travel who always look after our ladies.



April Dinner meeting members and guests were thrilled to be visiting different parts of the world through the wonderful adventures of Andrew Pike. 

Andrew and a friend spent 10 months, covering 46,550 klms on a 4WD Melbourne to London Odyssey.

As many of us may never venture overseas again due to COVID, it was lovely to sit, relax and enjoy travel again!

2021 April

President Carolyn thanked Bev for her many, many years of photography and posie making for our club. Bev will continue making her beautiful posies which are given to our guest speakers.

2021 February 

After twelve long months we were able to meet again at our wonderful Heidelberg Golf Club for our AGM.  Lorraine Beasley, VA01 Zone Councillor inducted the 2021 committee. Welcome to our new President, Carolyn Taylor.  Carolyn has been a very able committee member for many years and we all look forward to many more successful years of our Club  under her leadership.

Lorraine also congratulated Pam Shaw, Marg Hanlon and Judy Allender for 20 years membership with GEVC.

Guest Speaker: Margaret Birtley AM.

Margaret is a member of the Heidelberg Historical Society and one of the three co-curators of its Busy Bee Quilt exhibition in Heidelberg. 




International Women's Day

LFL Student, Emily and her Mum

Gail, Mary, Bev, Lesley and Lois

Dalia, Wendy and Ruth


20 March IWD

Eighteen GEVC ladies attended IWD @ Rivers Edge Events, Docklands on Thursday 12th of March.

A fabulous day was had by all. Highlight of the day goes to Emily a Learning for Life student who talked about her ongoing journey with The Smith Family. Keynote speaker was Amanda Catanach from Catanach Jewellers.

Jenny and Lyn

Judy Marg Nancy Pam Lois




2020 February

Greensborough started the year with the induction of their 2020 committee by new VA01 Zone Councillor, Lorraine Beazley. Guest speaker was Adrian Dickens talking about Princess Diana's Jewels. Members were asked to wear a tiara to help set the scene. A very informative speaker."




2019 December

"Greensborough Evening VIEW Club celebrated Christmas with the fabulous Don McQueen, Bush Balladeer and Poet.

Visitors from Banyule and Eltham VIEW Clubs, friends, family and members enjoyed a fun night.

Don came highly recommended and did not disappoint - he was hilarious!"


2019 November

Oaks Day

Four GEVC  ladies helped Chelsea/Mordialloc VIEW Club celebrate Oaks Day.

Marg, Mary, Judy and Jennie had a great day making new friends and helping another Club raise funds for their Learning for Life Students.


2019 October Dinner Meeting

"Annual Auction" 

Bev Ward, member and Auctioneer waved her magic wand and raised over $1000 for our Learning for Life Students. Our ladies bring along goods and then buy them back!

Always a fun night.




2019 October

Sunday 20th October, 36 members and partners had a wonderful lunch at Shaw’s Road Winery in Arthurs Creek where the wonderful staff really looked after us!  It was a lovely afternoon where partners were able to share in all the fun and friendship our Club has to offer.



2019 Convention

Ten ladies from GEVC attended the fabulous Convention held at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast. 

VIEW members listened to inspirational Australians - Prof. Lisa Harvey- Smith, Kathleen Noonan, Di Morrissey AM, Alison Harrington, facilitated by Caroline Hutchinson.

Day two was the Writer’s Festival. Special Guest Speaker, Dr. Craig Challenge OAM, The Smith Family Ambassador.

Our ladies attended The Beach Party on Friday night and The Mystical Masquerade Ball on Saturday night.

We are all looking forward to Convention in 2021 which is being held in Adelaide.



Knitting Appreciated

Andrea Zilberman from KOGO shared an inspiring presentation showing how all the knitting done by our members is distributed. 

The pictures show only a small sample of the knitted beanies, scarves, jumpers and toys that GEVC ladies knit all year long!

It was so nice to know how much the items were appreciated.



2019 July

Gabby Seymour, local physiotherapist, talked about the importance of exercise for good health.

Gabby showed our members a few easy but effective exercises that can be done at home. A fun night was had by all.







May 2019 Outing

Our outing on 5th May was to Bear's Castle at Yan Yean.  Following an informative talk on the history of the castle, morning tea of home-cooked wonderful cakes and slices was served at the homestead.
Below left:  Elie, Judy, Ruth





2019 April

Ten members from Greensborough Evening VIEW Club attended 'Food, Fashion & Forensic Sculpture' at The Bendigo Club. The fashion parade was presented by Black Pepper. Forensic Sculptor Jennifer Mann was truly amazing.


The picture shows Marg, Judy, Mary and Jennifer Mann.


2019 April Dinner Meeting

President Judy having a bit of fun with guest speaker Bev Moss.  Bev spoke about 'Engaging with Ageing'.



2019 March

"March Dinner Meeting, Elana McKinley (ex Vegas Showgirl) entertained our ladies.

Elana showed us some dance moves and beautiful head pieces, Elana was an extremely vibrant, entertaining Guest Speaker."


2019 March

Picture is of Greensborough and the new Southern Peninsula VIEW Club ladies getting to know one another at their inaugural meeting in Rosebud.


2019 March

Fabulous Easter hampers to be raffled at the March dinner meeting.


National and Regional News


Greensborough 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!

Greensborough 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.

Greensborough 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.