A valued part of The Smith Family

Ocean Grove Evening VIEW Club


Ocean Grove Evening VIEW Club was formed in 2012.

Currently, the Club sponsors sixteen Smith Family Learning for Life students and is actively involved in fundraising activities to raise donations for The Smith Family programs.



  • Meeting day is the 4th Wednesday of the month
  • Held at the Flying Brick Cider Co.          1251/1269 Bellarine Hwy, Wallington 3222
  • At 6.30 pm 



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Flying Brick Cider Co. 1251/1269 Bellarine Hwy, , WALLINGTON, VIC 3222

Club News

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

Meet our 2023 Committee

Ocean Grove Evening VIEW held its AGM in January and elected a vibrant new Committee. The Committee look forward to working with our 150 members, to continue to support our 16 Learning for Life students.


L to R: June , Ast.Secretary; Jan, Secretary; Leanne , Treasurer; Kerry, Ast.Treasurer; Margot , Program Officer; Viv (at back), Vice President; Kazz , Program Officer; Lea , President; Fran Publicity Officer; Val , Program Officer; (Absent: Pam; Delegate)

Christmas Celebrations

2022 November

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Members and guests had a lovely Christmas dinner, raffles and dancing at 360 Q restaurant with views over the bay at Queenscliff. We dressed in our Christmas outfits. First prize for the raffle was the beautiful handmade Advent calendar won by Kaz as pictured.


Talented Members

2022 September

Susie our guest speaker for September is a Script Supervisor for the film industry. Her talk at our monthly meeting was enthralling. She attends to minute details on the film and works intimately with the director and the actors.

Susie has been involved in series such as Seachange, Marco Polo, Summer Love and films such as The Dressmaker and Thor. Actors she has worked with include Kate Winslet, George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Her insight into the making of a film and her incredible role was mesmerising. Gosh we have some talented women in VIEW. 


Fundraising Fun And Games

Let the Games Begin!!


2022 Trivia

Nothing trivial about our Trivia night recently. A great turn out to determine whether we would get a gold medal or a wooden spoon.

Fun and fundraising, a winning combination.


Was it Gold or the Wooden Spoon???


Helen Makes A Difference in 2022

Helen joined the Ocean Grove Evening VIEW Club in 2013 and has been involved in a number of roles including, Club Assistant Secretary, newsletter editor and bike riding leader. 

She leads the Member Support Team, welcoming guests each month and runs information sessions to support new members. She also assists in the design of the club information brochure given to new members. 

Helen is the second Ocean Grove Evening VIEW member to receive a Make a Difference Award.


10th Birthday Celebrations



2022 June

Our 10th birthday dinner was celebrated in late June with a theme of Sparkle in Silver and Gold.  National Councillor Bev Orgill and Zone Councillor Janet Park attended the evening

It was a splendid night with a presentation to Janice Nation for her dedicated service to OGEV and ten year badge presentations as well. The raffle of a beautiful quilt; and we had cake and dancing to the fabulous band at 360Q restaurant, which all contributed to the success of the night.

We are so proud of our achievement of 10 years and the wonderful club we have created.

Special Spectacles in May 2022

Photo above of the May dinner where all the members displayed their spectacles for a photo shoot.


Photos above are: The article in the Ocean Grove Voice on the collaboration between Ocean Grove Primary School and Ocean Grove Evening View in the construction of The Smith Family Make a Spectacle of yourself, for its centenary; and the committee wearing the spectacles decorated by the Ocean Grove Primary School children.


Easter Fun with Fundraising

This Easter craft stall, shows off the talents of our members, as everything has been made by them, and it raised over $800 for The Smith Family.

Our Club on Show in 2022

This recent Bellarine Times article on the Ocean Grove Evening View Club's purpose of Fun, Friendship, and Fundraising for The Smith Family.

2022 April

Happy Hour Outing

Happy Hour is a monthly institution, and in April this was held at Farm Dog Brew House.

A good turn out of members and partners creating some fun and friendship.




The Easter raffle was held at the March dinner when new acting Vice President June, who is also the delegate, updated members on VIEW news.



2022 March 

Guest speaker Anne Fuller runs a building self sufficiency program in Madagascar called Le Pecheurs Internationale, focusing on giving recipients a hand up not a hand out.


2022 International Women's Day

For International Women’s Day members created a photographic collage (above) to support the theme for 2022 to Break The Bias by calling out bias,  smashing  stereotypes and breaking inequality. Women crossed their arms in support of the theme.


Our Margaret, 2022  VIEW National President

The incoming 2022 National President of VIEW Clubs Australia is Ocean Grove Evening View Club's Margaret Woodhouse.

Margaret is a foundation member of the Ocean Grove Evening View Club  and was also part of the original committee.  She was recently awarded her 10 year Membership badge.

During her years as a member of Ocean Grove Evening View Club Margaret has been very heavily involved holding many positions in the club; firstly as Club  Delegate, which involved her attending Delegate meetings and keeping clubs informed of decisions made by the National committee.  She also attended Information sessions and meetings run by the Smith Family.

Other positions Margaret has held in her club include Vice President, Club Secretary, and Newspaper Editor and later she became the Zone Councillor  which involved working with nine clubs throughout  the region.  

Margaret loved this part of her position and that led her to go onto  her present position of National Councillor.  In this position she works across two zones which includes eighteen clubs.  These positions gave her an insight into the bigger VIEW picture and the wonderful work done by clubs throughout Australia to raise funds to support the work of The Smith Family and and many children needing financial support with their education

Last June Margaret was nominated for the National President's position and was duly elected by the National Councillors and National Executive as the incoming VIEW National President for 2022 -2023.  

We know Margaret has so much to offer the organisation that she loves and she will serve this position with distinction.  Her wonderful personality and her abilities will make a difference to the VIEW organisation.

All the very best Margaret.



Learning for Life Student Banner.

Our club has been very fortunate to receive a generous donation of a very lovely banner, pictured below, that displays all the names, year of birth and home state of each student.  This information is printed on a surfboard shaped magnet that sits on the banner.

The large pull up banner has been generously donated by Ainslie and Luke from Bellarine Signs, Ocean Grove.

This banner will be displayed at all our meetings and will give our members an opportunity to be more informed of our 15 young students that we all support.


National and Regional News


Ocean Grove Evening VIEW Club

VIEW National Online Raffle 2022 - Winners Announced

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

Ocean Grove 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.

Ocean Grove Evening VIEW Club

VIEW Merchandise Christmas Sale 2022

Up to 50% off.


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.