A valued part of The Smith Family

Heidelberg VIEW Club


Heidelberg VIEW Club was formed in 1987.

Heidelberg VIEW Club is a unique club with a unique history.  We celebrated our 30th Birthday in 2016

Our fifty members are widespread across the Melbourne Northern suburbs, from Northcote to Reservoir, Doncaster to Ivanhoe. We enjoy many activities and events together in VIEW friendship while raising funds for our five Learning  for Life students.

Heidelberg VIEW Club meets at The Manningham Club in Bulleen on the second Wednesday of the month.

Members enjoy a delicious two-course meal (photo opposite is an example of our cuisine) after the meeting and a guest speaker on a wide range of topics. Heidelberg VIEW Club is a warm and friendly club.

We look forward to welcoming you as our newest member!  


  • Meeting Day on 2nd Wednesday each month
  • Heidelberg VIEW Club meets at The Manningham Club
    in Bulleen
  • At 11.30 am for 12 noon




Google Map


1 Thompsons Road, BULLEEN, VIC 3105

Club News

2019 Committee

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

2019 February 

The first meeting for 2019 was an eventful one! The AGM was held and the new committee said the pledge. The above picture  shows the 2019 committee after they received their badges from National Councillor Sandi Muntisov.

The meeting was held on the 13th February so the Chinese New Year was the theme, with decorated pigs, fortune cookies and red envelopes on the tables. The picture on the left shows the colourful table decorations created by our clever Vice President Jenny. To maintain the wide-ranging nature of this meeting, the speaker was Annemarie from the Warratina Lavender Farm in Seville. Members learned of the varieties and purposes of lavender and also how the business was grown (no pun intended!). The delightful fragrance of lavender wafted around the room.



We are all looking forward to a very exciting year of VIEW friendship, fun and learning while raising funds for our five Learning For Life students.

New members and visitors are always very welcome to join us!




2018 December

The December meeting of Heidelberg VIEW Club closed on a high as we celebrated all the achievements of the past year. The members were also mesmerized by our entertainment for the meeting: President Roz’s granddaughter magicianness Nicola Marie. Nicola has been performing magic for four years, culminating in a trip to America to compete against other young magicians.

How did those four separate rings become joined? How did that card chosen by an audience member suddenly appear somewhere else? Those ropes of four different lengths…how did they become one longer rope? Members were intrigued and entertained by Nicola’s presentation.

As well proud nanna Roz, Nicola’s old Grade two teacher, Heidelberg member Heather was also there to see the talents demonstrated by her former pupil.

What an amazing final meeting we enjoyed!

Spring is Sprung In November

The theme for November was ‘Spring’ with members dressing for the occasion in their best outfits. Ladies wore a hat or fascinator to mark the racing carnival.


L-R: Carole, Liz, Ruth, Roz, Jenny and Heather posing in their finery 




Our speaker for the day gave a very informative talk on dingoes and showed us photos of some of those she has cared for over decades. We were interested to learn that dingoes prey on feral cats and in doing so help to increase the numbers of smaller native animals.

Photo below shows Gillian and Carole looking pretty in their pearls and Facsinators.




Heidelberg VIEW Club in October 

Two members were presented with ten year badges. The photo shows June, one of the recipients, third from the left, along with (L to R), Jenny (vice-president), Roz (president) and Joan (assistant secretary).


31st Birthday October 

The members of Heidelberg VIEW Club celebrated their 31st birthday at the October meeting. We welcomed visitors from five other clubs who came along to wish us a happy birthday.

Two special events highlighted the day. A “Making A Difference Award” was presented to past president Jenny Laught by National Councillor Sandi Muntisov. Jenny, through her exemplary dedication and commitment to the goals and values of VIEW, is an especially deserving first ever recipient of the award for our club.

Our very talented resident Poet Laureate penned a poem especially for the club’s birthday and you can read it below.

A very happy day was enjoyed by all!

A very happy day was enjoyed by all!

Each Birthday is special,  especially at VIEW

As each year, we all our commitment renew.

Engaged with each other, with community too

We ensure the health of Heidelberg VIEW.

Our Students are sponsored, their potential to achieve.

For others their hunger we seek to relieve.

We care for each other, our lives intersect.

At Heidelberg we share kindness and respect!


Heidelberg  VIEW Club’s  Own Poet  Laureate!

When I’m retired one thing I might do

I could support needy children;

I could join Heidelberg VIEW!

A worthy ambition but good for me too.

As I’ll have lots of fun things that I can do.

A meeting each month, a film and an outing

Great friends I’ll be making without any doubting.

It’s simple to join; just call and come.

A new adventure in life for me has begun

Phone Joan on 03 9459 3889 to come along, no obligation to join, see if you would like to have some FUN!


September 2018 Luncheon

We enjoyed a very interesting guest speaker this month.  Jeremy from Heritage Victoria spoke about the identification of the remains of Ned Kelly and others using various forensic and historic techniques.  Ned Kelly was buried in The Old Melbourne Gaol after his execution but was then moved to Pentridge Prison, and while there was moved yet again within the grounds.  DNA technology was eventually the key to his identification and resulting final move to the Greta Cemetery in northern Victoria.  Jeremy's talk was absolutely riveting! 

At Heidelberg we enjoy a variety of interesting speakers organised by our very busy Program Officer Sandra.



Photo shows our President Roz Newis with a Mexican!  So totally incongruous to our talk on Ned Kelly, but surprising things can happen at Heidelberg VIEW.  (The Mexican was actually at a function adjacent to our meeting room at The Manningham Hotel.)





2018 June

June was yet another busy month for the members of Heidelberg View Club. The guest speaker at the monthly meeting was Trish from Trish’s Treasures.

Trish brought a range of jewellery and clothing and demonstrated various ways to tie scarves. Barbara and Heather diligently followed Trish’s instructions and wear their expertly tied scarves as shown in the pic. During the month members also attended the movie ‘The Leisure Seeker’ and enjoyed the following lunch.

Thirteen members also attended the VA Gala at the Karralyka Centre in Ringwood, along with 150 other View members. The theme for the day was ‘If You’re happy and You Know It”. The day coincided with the winter solstice so members wore their most colourful outfits to brighten the day.

We heard about the successes of The Smith Family programs from Learning For Life Leader Anne Marmion and the direct experience of a tertiary recipient of the LFL program. It was so rewarding for the audience to hear first-hand from Quynhi of the assistance and support that enabled her to complete a degree in Occupational Therapy.

As well as being enlightened we were also entertained! Laughter for Living had us laughing out loud and having fun, and the Sing Australia Heathmont Group sang their hearts out for us with songs old and new.

A wonderful day of View friendship, learning and enjoyment. The pic at the gala shows some of the happy members of Heidelberg View Club who attended.


May 2018 Update 

It’s been another busy month for the members of Heidelberg View Club. We celebrated Mother’s Day with a miniature cyclamen plant gift for each member, a delicious meal and a very interesting speaker. Ian Crawford, the nephew of Hector, entertained us with his stories of some of the personalities and shows made famous by Crawford Productions, from Graeme Kennedy to Homicide to The Sullivans, we were enthralled!

Twelve members attended the VA01 trip to Portarlington, along with twenty members from the Eltham and Greensborough clubs.

The picture shown left: are some of our members seated in comfort enjoying the trip down. We all had a wonderful day!  A description of the day can be read in the VA01 section. 





2018 April

A very special birthday was celebrated by member Faye at this month’s meeting. Here is Faye, with president Roz presenting her with a colourful bouquet to mark the occasion. Faye is a highly valued and long-term member of the Heidelberg Club so a special celebration was warranted for her birthday!

The speaker(s) for the month were three impressive police officers from the Forensic Unit. They spoke about the range of techniques, skills, services and tools that are used to assist in solving crime. Some items, such as the over-suits that they wear to protect their clothing and also to ensure that the crime scene remains uncontaminated were shown. They also talked about the paths their careers had taken to reach their current positions in the Forensic Unit.

A powerpoint presentation was shown which highlighted the difference between their own work and the way forensic science investigations are depicted in TV shows such as CSI; very differently!

 It was a very interesting presentation.

National and Regional News


Heidelberg 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.

Heidelberg 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.

Heidelberg 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