A valued part of The Smith Family

Oakleigh Evening VIEW Club


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 the R.S.L. Club
  • At 6.30 pm


Claire on 03 9563 3855  or  Mob:  0400175039



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Drummond Street, OAKLEIGH, VIC 3166

Club News

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

Committee 2020


Christmas Celebrations

After Melbourne’s long Lock-down, forty-three members and guests were ecstatic to enjoy the first face to face meeting since February, for our annual Christmas Party!!

Everyone so enjoyed catching up with old friends, welcoming new friends, playing games and just being able to be together. Pass the candy cane was a fun game!! 

The club welcomed two new members by presenting them with their membership badges; as well as welcoming another lady who joined on the night!!




December 2020



Zoom with Julian Mather



In November 2020 

Julian Mather held us all enthralled whilst listening to him on our ZOOM Club meeting last Monday evening.

He told very simply about ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. His book The Second Best Job in the World  is full of stories about his life as an ABC cameraman.



2020 October

After many months of Lockdown it was so good to meet at Warrawee Park this morning!! Eighteen people altogether but we spread out and stayed COVIDSAFE!

Emerging from Lockdown



Oakleigh Evening continues to Thrive

Our September ZOOM meeting last night featured a talk by Mandar Nelson who related her experiences of living with autism.

She was an engaging speaker who gave our members an interesting insight into her “colourful life”. Many questions were asked and answered during and after her talk.

Zooming in September 2020


2020 August Zooming

For the August ZOOM meeting we were lucky enough to have Kate Wengier, a dietitian, as guest speaker.

Kate is the founding member of Foost which has one main mission: to encourage people to eat colourfully, therefore increasing people’s intake of fruit and vegetables; it’s literally that simple.

Her presentation gave us much “food for thought”.







Zooming into July

A ZOOM meeting was held in July; and we were honoured to have Brendan Scott as guest speaker.

He sang songs and told us about his life as an entertainer. We sang along in our own homes to many of the familiar songs he played. 




2020 May

During May Oakleigh Evening held mini meetings, Zoom meetings and, an online auction of items members donated, which raised $265.

People were contacted by phone if they were still in isolation. Staying connected is so important especially at this time.


Lockdown Innovation


Zoom in 2020

Quite an historic occasion.

Our club’s first Zoom video committee meeting. Lots of discussion about how to keep in touch with all our members. We have a phone tree happening for people who are not on social media, or email etc.

Due to the cancelling of the usual monthly meetings as the result of COVID 19, we are going to try and set up mini meetings via video.


2020 February

Great start to Oakleigh VIEW AGM with a full committee receiving their badges of office. The Silent Auction of donated goods raised $126. 

All funds raised go towards the sponsorship of our 6 Learning for Life students through The Smith Family charity.”






Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas 2019

What a night we had for our Christmas party. 

We had a few games - Pass the Present; Rudolph heads and tails; and a Getting to Know you Game; where we all wrote down a random fact about ourselves and the other members had to guess if it was true or false! Some accomplished liars were exposed and the truth more often was stranger than fiction!

Santa paid us a visit and his happy elf helpers were on hand to hand out gifts. 
















Women In The Forces

Monday 25th November we had the amazing Colleen Woolley as our guest speaker

An ex police officer Colleen has followed her passion and written a book - Arresting Women - about women in the police force in Australia throughout their history

Fascinating tales of strong women who followed their dreams and changed the system

It was also novel November with a book table laden with some great authors and books up for grabs ready for their new owners.

We raised $116!!




Oh What A Night!

At our October dinner  members were asked to bring something along for our “Make Bake or Grow” auction. 

Items included delicious cakes and slices, a surprising Halloween Green Marmalade, plants and some beautiful handmade blankets and hats. 

Some bidding wars broke out and we had a lot of fun.  We raised $473.50 for the six Learning for Life students we sponsor through The Smith Family. 

This will definitely be on the calendar again for next year.




Make Bake or Grow Success 

Mystery Auction in July

What a fabulous night we had with our Mystery Auction. Members brought items hidden in either a box, bottle or bag.

$376 was raised going towards our 6 Smith Family LFL students

Everyone got into the spirit of the evening with a few bidding wars keeping the auctioneer on her toes!

Lovely to welcome two new members, Noelle and Norma, who were presented with their membership badges.




National and Regional News


Oakleigh Evening VIEW Club

Registration Opens - VIEW National Convention

The 55th VIEW National Convention will be held in Adelaide, SA from 10-12 September 2021.

Oakleigh Evening VIEW Club

Wangi Wangi VIEW Club

After a delay due to COVID-19 restrictions Wangi Wangi VIEW Club (near Lake Macquarie) opened on 14 September. Thirty two new members were welcomed on the day with three new members joining.

Oakleigh Evening VIEW Club

Stay Connected

"Socially distanced" doesn’t mean VIEW cannot "Stay Connected’.


Events Calendar

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