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 Oakleigh R.S.L. Club
  • At 6.30 pm


Claire on 03 9563 3855  or  Mob:  0400175039



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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!!


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.





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!


Then Buy



We are Back

                            Welcoming new member


2021 November

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.


Sharing Recipes


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.

Spring Hats

Zooming In

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.

August 2021


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.


June 2021

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

National and Regional News


Oakleigh Evening VIEW Club

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!

Oakleigh Evening VIEW Club

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.

Oakleigh Evening VIEW Club

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.


Events Calendar

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