A valued part of The Smith Family

Southern Peninsula


Southern Peninsula VIEW Club was formed in 2019.

Club members are 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 2nd Thursday of the month at 10.00 am for 10.30 am start
  • Location - Rosebud Country Club 


  • Sandra Phone - 0428 240 153

  • email  -  southernpeninsula.view@gmail.com

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207 Boneo Road, ROSEBUD, VIC 3939

Club News

Southern Peninsula Formed  

Victoria’s newest VIEW Club has officially formed.  Southern Peninsula VIEW held their Inauguration Function on Thursday 14th March 2019 at the Rosebud Country Club.

Meet our Committee


Upcoming Meetings 2019

Our speakers for the Winter monthly meetings

Thursday 8th August

Speaker – Jessica Turner, Forensic Officer, DNA analysis Unit, Victoria Police.

Thursday 12th September

Speaker – Susan Reynoldson (Community Project Manager) from Mornington Peninsula Shire.  Susan will talk about the Men’s Shed movement and the roles of women in that organisation.  A few members from local men’s sheds may also join us.

Thursday 10th October

To be confirmed

Thursday 14th November

Speaker – Mornington Peninsula Shire councillor for Seawinds ward Antonella Celi.

Other events coming up

Friday 16th August – Movie ‘An Unexpected Love’ scheduled for 1 pm at Peninsula Cinemas Sorrento.  A mature movie for a ‘mature audience’ an Argentinian film with English subtitles.

Monday 26th August – The Southern Peninsula VIEW club members will travel to Coolart in Somers to tour the old mansion and gardens.  Bring along a picnic lunch if the weather permits.  For carpooling/times/alternate luncheon arrangements contact Mandy Kiklis (Program Officer) on 0405 942 599 for more details.

Sunday 29th September – Sausage sizzle fundraiser Bunnings Rosebud.

October/November (Date TBC) – Cake and Craft stall Bunnings Rosebud.

Thursday 5th December – Christmas lunch at Rosebud Country Club.


Click here to access the August Newsletter

July 2019

On Thursday 11th July 2019 the Southern Peninsula VIEW Club welcomed our monthly meeting speaker Robyn Erwin from the Wellsprings for Women.  Robyn spoke about the history of the centre, which provides support for education, well-being, social support and partnership programs for women in Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia areas.

Wellsprings opened as a drop-in centre in 1994 offering a friendly environment for women to meet in a homely setting.  Over the years a holistic program was developed to address the physical, emotional, spiritual, recreational, educational and skilled based needs of women.  The centre now supports approximately 300 women weekly.

At the July monthly meeting Rosanne Skinner received her badge from Club Secretary Sandra Hogan and was welcomed as a new member to the Southern Peninsula VIEW Club.



On Friday 26th July 2019 10 members of Southern Peninsula VIEW Club attended a showing of the movie ‘THE KEEPER’ at Peninsula Cinemas Sorrento followed by lunch at a local Sorrento cafe.  Feedback from those in attendance was that ‘The Keeper’ is a thought provoking film, which would have awakened memories for those who lived through the last years of WW2 and the subsequent rebuilding following the war.

Click here to access Southern Peninsula VIEW Club July Newsletter 


Christmas In July 

On Tuesday 17th July 2019 members of the Southern Peninsula VIEW Club attended a Christmas in July lunch, which was held at the Rye RSL.

Those attending enjoyed a traditional 3 course Christmas lunch and were entertained by The Hot Flushes.  A very special thank-you goes to Southern Peninsula member Wendy Tyler who created some amazing home baked shortbread and included these with chocolates as individual table gifts for each member in attendance.  A very merry time was had by all.


On Friday 19th July the first meeting of the Southern Peninsula VIEW Book Club took place at the Seawinds Community Hub Rosebud.

If there is sufficient interest a second club of 10 participants may be formed.  The cost is $150 per year per club ($15 per person) or for remainder of this year $75  ($7.50 per person) paid up front.  Any members interested can contact Faye Burnham via email feefaye@bigpond.com



On Thursday 1st August, while both were on separate holidays, Lynette Thompson (Southern Peninsula VIEW club Assistant President) and Faye Burnham (Southern Peninsula VIEW club Program Officer) caught up for coffee on Magnetic Island.  They were photographed in Horseshoe Bay.  Lynette was caravanning with her husband while Faye was looking after her grand children.  A ‘mini’ VIEW club meeting, as there is no View Club in Townsville.



Other VIEW Club Birthday celebrations

On Saturday 13th July Southern Peninsula VIEW member Bree Dixon (Club Publicity Officer) attended the Shepparton Day VIEW clubs 25th birthday celebration.  Bree was previously a member of the Shepparton club.





On Monday 22nd July Southern Peninsula VIEW member Sue Purnell (Club Treasurer) and Roseanne Skinner attended the Phillip Island 24th Birthday celebration.  Sue was previously a president of the Phillip Island club.  The Sisters and Misterssinging group entertained the gathering.



June 2019

On Thursday 13th June 2019 the Southern Peninsula VIEW Club welcomed the speaker for our monthly meeting Kerryn Ladell from the Rye Community House.  Kerryn spoke passionately about the history and development of the Community House movement from its original inception in the 1970’s until today.

The Rye Community House started in 1984 with playgroups, drop-in coffee mornings and adding art, craft and aerobic classes.

Today the Rye Community House is located in a purpose built facility and the activities have expanded to include IT classes, arts/crafts, health and well-being, sustainability and offers childcare.




On Thursday 27th June 2019 members of Southern Peninsula VIEW Club attended a showing of the movie YESTERDAY at Peninsula Cinemas Sorrento followed by lunch at Just Fine Food Sorrento the home of the famous Sorrento Vanilla Slice.  Feedback from those in attendance was that ‘Yesterday’ is a very enjoyable feel good movie with the fantastic music of the Beatles, which was enjoyed by all.




On Friday 28th June 2019 members of the Southern Peninsula VIEW Club were delighted to attend the Mornington VIEW Clubs 25th Anniversary lunch.  It was great to meet with so many like-minded women from the Mornington club.



Click here to access Southern Peninsula VIEW Club June Newsletter











May 2019


On Thursday 9th May 2019 the Southern Peninsula VIEW Club held a Mothers Day High Tea at the Seahorse Café – Seawinds Community Hub in Capel Sound.  This was followed by a tour of the Seawinds community centre.  The day was a great success and all who attended had a fabulous time.





On Thursday 16th May 2019 the Southern Peninsula VIEW Club welcomed our monthly meeting speaker the author Goldie Alexander.  Goldie spoke about the inspiration for her young adults books and how she aims to show how Shakespeare’s characters and plots still hold relevance for today.  Modern young women and men in contemporary and futuristic settings have replaced the 17th century characters and language.  Her books include Gap Year Nanny (Based upon Macbeth), The Trytth Chronicles (Based upon The Tempest) and Changing History (Based upon Romeo and Juliet).





On Saturday 18th May Southern Peninsula VIEW Club held a very successful Cake and Craft stall at Bunnings Rosebud.   On very short notice the members of the club mobilised and produced some delicious treats, which sold very well to the local community.  Thanks to Bunnings Rosebud for the opportunity for this excellent fundraiser.



Click here to access the Southern Peninsula VIEW Club May Newsletter




                                                                   VIEW Club President Natalie Derri & Author Goldie Alexander 


April 2019

On Thursday 11th April 2019 the Southern Peninsula VIEW Club welcomed guest speaker Julie Cowan from Search and Rescue Dogs Australia (SARDA) a volunteer not-for-profit organisation that uses dogs to locate survivors.

SARDA search dogs locate survivors by air scenting; they do not track. The dogs are trained to search off lead. They scan the area to pick up the scent of human breath, and then narrow in on the source. Working off lead, they are able to cover large areas very efficiently.

Julie provided an informative and very entertaining presentation on her organisations activities and achievements.  Julie was accompanied by fellow volunteer Kerry Hanson and Tank a fully trained Black Labrador.


Click here to access the Southern Peninsula VIEW Club April Newsletter


March 2019 

Victoria’s newest VIEW Club has officially formed.  Southern Peninsula VIEW Club held its Inauguration Function on Thursday 14th March 2019 at the Rosebud Country Club.  The VIEW National Executive joined more than 100 VIEW members from other Victorian clubs, and team members from The Smith Family, to welcome, support and inspire the new club’s 44 inaugural members.

Anton Leschen, The Smith Family’s General Manager Victoria, attended the event and gave a speech about The Smith Family and VIEW’s unique partnership. Southern Peninsula’s inaugural Club President, Natalie Derri, accepted the Club Charter and spoke on behalf of the clubs new members.

Southern Peninsula VIEW Inaugural Committee with Anton Leschen (Smith Family General Manager Victoria) and Jan Roberts (VIEW National President)

On Tuesday 19th March Jude Ritter represented Southern Peninsula VIEW Club at the VIEW Zone Delegates meeting. 

Judy’s comprehensive report back from the meeting can be downloaded here


National and Regional News


Southern Peninsula VIEW Club

2019 Area VA Gala

Members from Zones VA01, VA02 and VA03 attended the 2019 VA Gala at The Karralyka Centre in Ringwood. It may have been a rainy day outside but it was sunshine inside as the room buzzed with the excitement of a wonderful day of friendship, learning and fun.

Southern Peninsula VIEW Club

2019 Area VA Bunnings May VIEW Promotions

May 2019 Stephanie, on behalf of Thomastown Bunnings presented Sandi Muntisov, National Councillor Area VA, with 20 yellow pots of yellow and orange violas as well as a $50 Bunnings voucher.

Southern Peninsula VIEW Club

2019 May VA01

Eighteen members from three VA01 VIEW Clubs, Heidelberg, Banyule and Plenty Valley headed off together to the magnificent Mallee-Wimmera area of Victoria. The main focus of the trip was to view the amazing silo art that has been created over the past three or so years


Events Calendar

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

Sep 13

VIEW National Convention 2019

National Convention 2019 - bookings have opened