Oakleigh Evening VIEW Club was formed in 1994.
Currently, the Club sponsors six Smith Family Learning for Life students and is actively involved in fundraising activities to raise donations for The Smith Family programs.
We are always open to new members, so please get in touch today and come and see what it's all about.
- Meeting Day on 4th Monday each month, with December meeting 2nd Monday
- Held at Oakleigh R.S.L. Club
- At 6.30 pm
Claire on 03 9563 3855 or Mob: 0400175039
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
Meet our 2022 Committe
A successful AGM with a new committee sworn in!!
Our club celebrated The Smith's Family's 100 year birthday by making Spectacular Spectacles or wearing Glamorous Glasses, as can be seen by the photo below. Thanks to everyone who attended, donated or bought an item.
Our May meeting was such a wonderful evening of celebrations.
Zone Advisor Lyn Geer made presentations: Twenty year membership badges were presented to Marna and Fran, and ten year badges were presented to Jane, Kate, Lauren, Crystal and Anne G.
We were able to present to Kate (in Germany) and Crystal's (in Torquay) presentations via a video call.
The Silent Auction raised $178, while the Heads and Tails game, where people put in a coin in the Small Change = Big Change Boxes to stay in the game made $40.
Angel Flight Magic
What a wonderful night we had last Monday!
We were all impressed with Carmel Martin's talk about Angel Flight and the amazing way their volunteers help families by providing flights to and from medical appointments.
Dot's cake stall raised $250 with lots of yummy baked goods for sale. Thanks to the people who brought items to sell or who bought items to take home.
2022 Make, Bake or Grow
Our Make, Bake or Grow Auction raised $356.50 at our VIEW Club meeting in February. Lots of plants, baked goods and some knitted items up for members to bid on!
Plus 2 visitors who joined the club on their first night!! A very successful evening!
We are Back
Welcoming new member
Another wonderful meeting. So happy to be able to meet face to face.
Helen Canny from RSPCA Victoria was the club’s guest speaker in November. She presented a very informative talk about the work the RSPCA does, to ensure animals find forever homes. Even following their owners wishes as to rehoming their pets when their owner passes away.
Amazing work that’s continued for 150 years.
We also were able to present a new club member with her badge.
Photo above: guest speaker, Helen Canny.
In October 2021
The October ZOOM meeting had a sharing recipes theme. There were many memories about family favourite cakes, biscuit and desserts.
The evening concluded by discussing what recipe we might try next; banana bread, fruit loaf and apple cake were some that were chosen.
Members are really hoping to have our November meeting face to face. Fingers crossed!!
Spring Into September 2021
The September meeting had a Spring Flower theme. Members loved seeing other people’s creativity in the hats or head wear they wore.
We also shared photos of our gardens and chatted about plants that have a special memory for us.
Our club was privileged to have author Katherine_Kovacic as our guest speaker on ZOOM this month. She gave us an insight into how she approaches researching before she writes a book. Her book The Schoolgirl Strangler focuses on four murders that occurred in Melbourne in the 1930s. It’s one of four books she has published so far, but the only nonfiction one.
We had eighteen people join in the zoom meeting including Colleen, one of our members, who’s currently in Iceland. We all thought Katherine was so interesting to hear with many of our members saying they will purchase one or more of her books.
Zooming Again in July 2021
Our July meeting had to be via ZOOM due to Lockdown restrictions. Instead, we had a Show and Tell about our pets, past and present. Some great stories. Hopefully we will be able to have a dinner meeting in August.
Thank you to Alice Mahar from the Corner Store Network for coming to speak at our VIEW meeting last night. Her brother Jake came along to help with the tech side of the presentation
The feedback from the meeting was admiration for the work carried out in developing better conditions for farmers in Timor-Leste by paying them a fair wage and price for their produce.
Preserving local fruit and produce, roasting coffee and planting trees underpin the aim of achieving food justice for the people of Timor-Leste.
The Corner Store
On April 26th we had a fabulous evening learning the history of the trailblazing Dame Nellie Melba from Sue Thompson our guest speaker.
It was also plant night and the green thumbs had certainly been busy filling the trading table with plants to sell. Total raised from our plant sale was $240!!!
Photo above of guest speaker Sue
Plants in abundance
Our club paid a fitting tribute to Dot who passed away recently. Aged in her 90s Dot was one of our founding members. She always organised the cake stalls each year. In her honour we held “Dot’s Cake Stall” at our March meeting and raised over $340.
Guest Speaker via Zoom in March 2021
We also held our first guest speaker via ZOOM.
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!Read more...
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.Read more...
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.Read more...