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Oakleigh Evening VIEW Club

About

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.

When

  • Meeting Day on 4th Monday each month, with December meeting 2nd Monday
  • Held at Oakleigh R.S.L. Club
  • At 6.30 pm

Contact

Claire on 03 9563 3855  or  Mob:  0400175039

oakleighevening.viewclub@gmail.com

Where

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OAKLEIGH

95-97 Drummond Street, OAKLEIGH, VIC 3166

Club News

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

Meet our 2022 Committe

 

A successful AGM with a new committee sworn in!!

 

2022 Christmas in December

Oh what fun it is to ….. see Santa at our Christmas dinner this week!! Beautiful hampers for raffle prizes to the six lucky winners!! Lots of red and green clothes worn especially for the night. Plus yummy Christmas dinner!

       

Learning about Strokes in November 2022

Shannon from The Stroke Foundation was our guest speaker last Monday. She told us her amazing story of surviving a stroke and her determination to recover from it.   Her message of FAST - what to watch out for, was explained in detail. 

   

 

 

Welcoming New Members

 

2022 October Make Bake or Grow

What a fantastic array of goodies we auctioned at out MAKE BAKE OR GROW Auction last night. $542 raised towards our Smith Family sponsor students. 

We also presented Gloria, Tricia and Amanda with their membership badges.

 

Friends Come Together

 

2022 Afternoon Tea

A lovely afternoon tea at Suzi’s place with lots of yummy cakes and slices! Great chance to chat and catch-up!  Raising funds for The Smith Family's wonderful programs, while enjoying the company of friends.

 

International Members

Distance is no barrier; Congratulations to sisters Lauren and Kate who now live in Germany on receiving their 10 year badge. Along with their mum and grandma they're the third generation of their family in our VIEW club.

 

2022 August

Guest speakers Jo (another Jo) and Svitlana, from Ukraine, told us their stories of surrogacy, and a lasting friendship which started in Kiev.

Jo helped her friend Svitlana, and her family, escape from Kiev when the war started earlier this year. Our members were very moved by their stories and asked lots of questions at the end of the talk.

 

Welcome New Members

Congratulations to Jo and Maurveen on receiving their membership badges. With two other ladies joining last night we now have ten new members this year!

 

Christmas In July Celebrations

 

2022 July

What a hoot last night’s Christmas in July plus Mystery Auction VIEW meeting was!

Jo received her membership badge. Bidding on the Mystery Bottle, Box or Bag items was fierce. We raised $380 rewards our sponsorship of six Learning for Life students through The Smith Family.

Plus two visitors joined up as members on their first time at our club!! 

 

 

World of Forensic's

2022 June

What a great night our members had last night listening to Anna Davey speak about her many years working in forensic science. 

She provides consultancy, auditing and training programs for practitioners working in the scientific and/or legal domains. 

Such an interesting lady who answered many questions from the members present. 

 

Anything Goes, Op-Shop

 

Our Op-Shop Anything Goes trading table made the princely sum of $280.60. Thank you to all who contributed to making the night such a success!

 

2022 May

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.

  

 

 

Celebrations

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

 

2022 March

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!

 

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National and Regional News

 

Oakleigh Evening VIEW Club

VIEW National Online Raffle 2022 - Winners Announced

VIEW Clubs Online Raffle celebrating The Smith Family’s Centenary 2022 - Winners Announced

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Oakleigh Evening VIEW Club

Toy&Book Appeal

The Smith Family’s Toy & Book Appeal is your opportunity to help bring a smile to the faces of Australian children at Christmas. Children who may otherwise miss out on opening a gift, simply because their families can’t afford it.

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Oakleigh Evening VIEW Club

VIEW Merchandise Christmas Sale 2022

Up to 50% off.

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Events Calendar

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

Mar 8

International Women's Day 2023

International Women's Day celebrations are happening around the country at your local VIEW club.

Sep 8

VIEW National Convention 2023

We are pleased to announce the 56th VIEW National Convention will be held in Hobart, TAS from 8-10 September 2023.