Mulgrave VIEW Club was formed in 1995.
We currently sponsor seven Smith Family Learning For Life students and are involved in fundraising activities for The Smith Family programs.
We are always looking for new members who want to enjoy making new friends in pleasant surroundings while contributing to a worthy cause.
- Meeting Day on 2nd Monday each month
- Held at the Mulgrave Country Club
Cnr Jells and Wellington Roads
At 11.30 am for 12 noon
Lynn on 0413 355 197
Please note that our monthly meetings for April, May and June have been cancelled, along with all social functions.
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
For our March meeting we had the privilege of listening to Maria Matser, a former lift operator at Myer Melbourne, the flagship of the chain. She told us of the good, bad, and ugly patrons who frequented this store, and the demands they made upon the staff. Times certainly were different then.
Guest speaker Maria and President Lynn
Watch here for April news.
Welcome 2020 Committee
Our February meeting was our AGM and we were fortunate to have our new zone councillor, Hazel Austin chair the meeting. Our president Lynn was re-elected, and gave a report on the past year. I was surprised to hear how busy our club had been. There are great plans being made for this year and I am sure we will be just as active. There is a great line-up of guest speakers, and we welcome any women who would like to come along as visitors to see if View Clubs are for them.
We were also informed that we now sponsor 7 children in the Smith Family’s Learning For Life Program.
The year ended with much laughter and fun at our annual Christmas lunch.
Plans are well under way for a wonderful 2020 with many good speakers and events.
We look forward to welcoming new members so please contact us if you are interested.
This month was our Make and Bake Sale, and the photo shows what was left ½ hour before start of meeting!
A big thanks to those members who baked, and bought. As we are in the process of obtaining another student, all money raised is very welcome.
This month our speaker was John Gardner, “The Dunny Man”! He entertained us with hilarious stories of the time when he actually was a dunny man!
It is also the month when Pearl, a former member of our club celebrates her 105 birthday! Until a couple of years ago, Pearl attended all our meetings and was a valued member of Mulgrave VIEW.
In August our club had its annual road trip north to the Murray. All who went had an enjoyable time, and have requested another trip next year!
Our speaker this month was from “Backpacks 4 Vic Kids”. We were informed of all the work they do to assist children in emergency care by supplying them with all the essentials they will require in the immediate future. Children are often displaced with only the clothes on their backs. This is truly a worthwhile charity with no government assistance.
Late in July 11 members attended a morning coffee at Parliament House, which was really a brunch, with a wonderful selection of food.
Our August meeting again saw Heather Burge return to finally get us to Paris by bicycle from Beijing! What a wonderful trip we have had with Heather over the past two years!
President Lynn with Speaker Heather
It has been a busy month for Mulgrave Day View Club. We had a movie and lunch in June, followed by the Gala, which was attended by seven members. For our July meeting, we were entertained by Vivian Gallagher, from Accessorise U, who demonstrated the latest in handbags, scarfs, jewellery, and wraps.
Recent gala - L-R Annette, National Vice-President, Learning-for-life student, Fitina, Mulgrave Day View Club Delegate, Shirley, and Smith Family Co-ordinator Kelly.
This month we were privileged to have as speaker, Cherie Shaw from Ronald McDonald House, Victoria. She informed us about the work they do, including the housing they provide for parents and families of children attending the various hospitals in and around Melbourne.
Once again we were privileged to have Adrian Dickens entertain us, this time with a talk and video of “Elizabeth Taylor, her Love Affair with Jewellery”.
Adrian’s research and knowledge is amazing, and he explained the history, cut and quality of her fabulous collection. This was a wonderful presentation and enjoyed by all.
Our president Lynn and Adrian
Our speaker this month was Brian Williams, from Victoria Consumer Affairs. He gave a most interesting talk on Scams, and how to avoid them. He also enlightened us to the harm they do in the community, and the millions of dollars that are lost to big crime syndicates every year.
Brian showing our president a scam on a mobile
To help celebrate our 24th birthday this month, we were joined by VIEW Club Executives Annette Schlafrig, Lyn Peters and Sandi Muntisov. Many members went home with arms full of the numerous raffle prizes!
Next month we will be joined by a speaker from Ronald McDonald House.
February is AGM month, and after the new Committee was sworn in, we had a short talk from Lyn Peters to bring us up-to-date with The Smith Family.
Next month, March, our speaker is Brian Williams from the Victoria Justice Department to talk about scams.
This month we had our usual "casual" lunch, held this time at the Dandenong club. We had 42 women turn up which was a wonderful number on such a hot day.
2018 finished the year with a sausage sizzle at Bunnings, followed by a Christmas lunch at the Waverley RSL. This has been a very successful year for our club.
Two new clubs for Victoria
Meetings were planned for Wednesday, 13th November 2019. 10.30 for 11.00am and the Venue Ocean Grove Surf Lifesaving Club, 26 Surf Beach Road, Ocean Grove *** Point LonsdaleThursday 17th October 2019. Check linked poster for further details.Read more...
2019 Area VA Gala
Members from Zones VA01, VA02 and VA03 attended the 2019 VA Gala at The Karralyka Centre in Ringwood. It may have been a rainy day outside but it was sunshine inside as the room buzzed with the excitement of a wonderful day of friendship, learning and fun.Read more...
2019 Area VA Bunnings May VIEW Promotions
May 2019 Stephanie, on behalf of Thomastown Bunnings presented Sandi Muntisov, National Councillor Area VA, with 20 yellow pots of yellow and orange violas as well as a $50 Bunnings voucher.Read more...
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….
60th Anniversary Gala - South Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne to the Mornington Peninsula & Gippsland
Save the date - celebration of VIEW's 60th Anniversary.
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.