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
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
Meet our 2021 Committe
A successful AGM with a new committee sworn in!!
We also raised $360 by people bringing items for a Silent Auction.
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.
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!!
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.
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
Resolution votes were tallied resulting in all three resolutions being carried.Read more...
Announcement - VIEW National Executive 2022-23
We have pleasure in announcing the VIEW National Executive 2022-23 which would normally have been announced at National Convention.Read more...
Purple Poncho Photo Competition Results
There were 64 entries which saw a fifth category Ponchos in Iso added with COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 and due to the number of entrants Fun and Frivolous was divided into separate categories. Congratulations to all entrants.Read more...