A valued part of The Smith Family

Southern Peninsula


Southern Peninsula VIEW Club was formed in 2019.

Currently, the Club sponsors nine 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 2nd Thursday of the month at 10.00 am for 10.30 am start
  • Location - Rosebud Country Club 



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207 Boneo Road, ROSEBUD, VIC 3939

Club News

The Southern Peninsula VIEW club will follow the Victorian Government advice related to COVID 19 personal care and safe practices.

Meet Our 2023 Committee


Members of the new 2023 committee and Zone Councillor Christine Patmore (left). (President Mandy was absent).

2023 Upcoming Monthly Meetings and Events

Thursday 11th May (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE) – Rye Bowls Club (Corner Napier & Collingwood Streets Rye) with lunch at Rye RSL. Speaker Pam Abbott who was part of the British Child Migrant program.

Thursday 8th June – Rosebud Country Club. Speaker Chris Murray Mornington Peninsula Bee Keepers Association.

Thursday 13th July – Rosebud Country Club. Speaker Martin Green Beleura House Mornington.

Thursday 10th August – Rosebud Country Club. Speaker Marie Lee OAM founder of Very Snuggly Quilt Foundation.

Thursday 14th September – Rosebud Country Club.

Thursday 12th October – Rosebud Country Club.

Thursday 9th November – Rosebud Country Club.

Thursday 14th December – Christmas meeting Rosebud Country Club.


Please click here to access our May 2023 Newsletter


Other Events

Sunday 11th June 8:00am - 4:00pm, Sausage Sizzle Bunnings Rosebud.

Thursday 22nd June 1:30pm, Australian National Academy of Music concert at Beleura House Mornington $45 includes afternoon tea.

Monday 3rd July 10:30am, Morning Melodies Gabrielle Abba and Friends Rosebud RSL 117 Eastbourne Road $7 includes morning tea.

Tuesday 11th July, combined (Southern Peninsula, Mornington and Hastings) VIEW club luncheon venue to be confirmed.

Regular Events

Connect@Coffee Social get togethers at rotating café locations. Please note: Connect@Coffee’s may be subject to venue changes. We will keep members updated.

Tuesday 16th May 10:30am, The Kitchen 1917 Pt Nepean Road Tootgarook.

Wednesday 31st May 1:30pm, Nordie Café 1008 Mornington-Flinders Road Red Hill.

Tuesday 13th June 10:30am, Pier Street Café, 19 pier Street Dromana.

Monday 26th June 1:30pm, Wildflower Café 665 Point Nepean Road McCrae.


A Friday Soiree: 

Scheduled for 4:00 – 6:00pm 3rd Friday of the month at a designated members’ home.

Friday 19th May at Janet C’s home.

An email, with location details, will be sent to members prior.  Check the latest newsletter for more details.

Knitting Nancy’s (NEW)

Scheduled for 4th Wednesday of the month time. Bring along a crafty project, knitting etc.

Wednesday 24th May 1:00 – 3pm at Laurie’s home. An email with full location details will be sent prior.


Girls Night Out (NEW)

Social group scheduled for 4th Thursday of the month.

Thursday 25th May 6:00 - 7:30pm at The Peninsula Club, 1/3 Noel Street Dromana.


  • Wednesday Walking Group Every Wednesday at 9am. Now in recess until Spring 2023.
  • Movie Days At Rosebud Cinema located in Rosebud Parade, Rosebud.  Check the latest newsletter for this month’s movie date.
  • Book Club regular meeting is scheduled for 3rd Friday of the month at Seawinds Community Hub.  The current book is ‘The Loudness of Unsaid Things’ by Hilde Hinton.


2023 April

Our Club recently held its regular monthly meeting back at Rosebud Country Club.  The speaker was Toni Arfaras from The Stroke Foundation.


Photo on the left Toni Arfaras with Program Officer Laila, with raffle winners on the right

New member badge presentation from President Mandy.

Please click here to access our April 2023 Newsletter 

Connect @ Coffee  in April 2023

A large group of Members gathered for our twice monthly Connect @ Coffee at Blue Mini Café which is a firm favourite location.


Monthly Soiree

A group of Members gathered at our member Wendy’s home for clubs the monthly soirée.  A beautiful location overlooking Port Phillip Bay.


Girls Night Out (New monthly activity)

A group of Members gathered at Rye Hotel for the inaugural ‘Girls Night Out’ dinner which will be held monthly.  Great conversations were held around a long table.

Celebrating Our Fourth Birthday

On Thursday 9th March, our Club held its fourth birthday celebration at the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron.

The theme was Pretty in Pink or Pastel and a great time was had by all in attendance.  It was a great turn out with fantastic raffle prizes and entertainment from the Southern Peninsula Ukelele Group (SPUKES).

Congratulating Claire on 30 years as a VIEW member.


Thanks to local businesses and members on kind donations to our raffle prizes.

Southern Peninsula Ukelele Group (SPUKES) entertaining at 4th birthday celebration.


Please click here to access our March 2023 Newsletter 

St Patricks Day Soirée.

On Friday 17th March, a large group of Members gathered at our member Karyn’s home for the monthly soirée which happened to fall on St Patrick's day.  It was a terrific summer evening with Irish music, dancing, green themed food and cocktails.

Our Member Linda brought along a handbag which her husband John won at a raffle many years ago.  The handbag was made in 1973, by a political prisoner who was being held at Long Kesh (Maze Prison) Northern Ireland.



Connect @ Coffee in March 2023

On Friday 24th March, a group of members met at Happiness First Café in Rosebud for friendship, coffee, tea and cakes.

Mornington Botanical Rose Gardens (MBRG)

 On Monday 27th March, a group of members visited Mornington Botanical Rose Gardens.



Successful 2023 Annual General Meeting

On Thursday 9th February, our Club held its Annual General Meeting in the Blue Room at the Rye Hotel.  New Zone Councillor Christine  conducted the election of the 2023 Committee.  All positions on the committee were filled.

Members of the new 2023 committee and Zone Councillor Christine (left). (President Mandy was absent).


Please click here to access our February 2023 Newsletter 

Raffle prizes presented by Christine       

Special presentation from vice president Claire to member Lesley for her 90th birthday.

Members celebrating their birthdays in January and February.

Connect @ Coffee

On Wednesday 15th February, a large group of members met at Waterfall Gully Café in Rosebud over coffee, tea, cool drinks and cakes.  A number of members purchased some of the plants and garden ornaments on sale at the cafe’s nursery.

Chocolate Making and lunch

On Thursday 23rd February, a group of members visited Peninsula Chocolaterie in Flinders followed by lunch at the Flinders Hotel.


Please click here to access our January 2023 Newsletter

2022 December

On Thursday 8th December, to close out a successful year, the Southern Peninsula VIEW club held its Christmas meeting/celebration at the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron.

Our president welcomed new members who had joined during 2022 with their badges.

A marvellous fun time was had by all with trivia quizzes, Kris Kringle and Christmas Hamper raffles.  Check out some of the happy hamper winners.

Please click here to access our December Newsletter 


Christmas Celebrations


Photo above welcoming New Members

2022 November

On Thursday 10thNovember our speaker was Loretta Lilford who was a founder of the Smiling Hearts program in Uganda.

The centre is located at the township of Masaka which is near the northwest of Lake Victoria in Uganda and provides vocational training and education, whilst instilling a sense of belonging and self-worth, to children and youth with special needs


Presenter Loretta with program officer Linda





Connect @ Coffee

On Monday 7th November a group of members go together at The Kitchen in Tootgarook for our twice monthly Connect@Coffee catch-up.




 Please click here to access our November Newsletter





Monthly Soiree

On the evening of Friday 18th November members gathered for our monthly soiree catch-up at our member Karyn’s home.  Always a fun time.

High Tea Garden Party

Recently Members gathered for a beautiful High Tea at the home of member Jude.  Due to the inclement weather the festivities were held under cover, but a fine time was had by all.  A total of $1,350 was raised from the event.


 Click here to read our October 2022 Newsletter

 2022 October

Photo above: Ruth & Marg were the raffle winners

Bunnings BBQ in A Busy October 

On Sunday 30th October a very successful cake stall was held at Bunnings Rosebud with members of the Southern Peninsula VIEW club.  Every item was sold out by 3:00pm.  With a total of $1,677 being raised from the event.


Hard working Members in photo above


Welcoming New Members



 Click here to read our September 2022 Newsletter

2022 September

On Monday 12th September Committee Members welcomed new members who had joined the club over the last 12 months to a very special morning tea at Blue Mini café in Rosebud.

The Smith Family

Angie from Smith Family Frankston Hub




Joint VIEW Club lunch

On Thursday 25th August Southern Peninsula VIEW hosted a lunch at Stella’s in Dromana for members of the Hastings and Mornington VIEW clubs. We have been asked to make this an annual event and to rotate the organising of the day between the clubs. It is great to see some “traditions” being established within the Peninsula.


 Click here to read our August Newsletter

August 2022

On Thursday 11th August at Southern Peninsula VIEW clubs regular monthly meeting, we celebrated birthdays and welcomed new members to the club. Our guest speaker was Angie from the Smith Family Frankston hub who provided an excellent insight into the many programs offered to students in our area.

Sue receives her Assistant Secretary badge



Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

On Saturday 27th August the Southern Peninsula VIEW club held a sausage sizzle at Bunnings Rosebud.  This was our second sausage sizzle for the year after another community organisation pulled out and our VIEW club took up the opportunity for further valuable fund-raising.  Check this month’s newsletter for details on the success of the day.

Setting up for the day ahead



Keeping on top of the rush

Monthly meeting 


Claire  presents a badge to new member Faye



Southern Peninsula in the News

Southern Peninsula VIEW celebration of 100 years of the Smith Family spectacles was featured on the front page of the ‘Southern Peninsula News’.



 Click here to read our July Newsletter

2022 July

On Thursday 14th July at Southern Peninsula VIEW clubs regular monthly meeting, we celebrated birthdays and welcomed new members to the club.


Kay  and Libby celebrated birthdays this month


Christmas in July

On Wednesday 27th July a group of Southern Peninsula VIEW members and partners attended a fun Christmas in July lunch at Rye RSL. 

Soiree in July

On Friday 15th July a small group of members braved the cold to get together for our regular monthly soiree at club treasurer Sue home.


On Wednesday 20th July our members gathered for our regular twice monthly Connect@Coffee.  This time at Indulge by the Bay café in Rye



Spectacles 100

In June several members met at Sue's home to make and decorate spectacles to commemorate 100 years of The Smith Family.

At the July monthly meeting there will be a photo shoot of members modelling the finished spectacles, the photo to be sent to VIEW National.  


Welcome New Members

At our June meeting badges were presented by Mandy to new members Carol and Lorraine.


 Click here to access our June Newsletter

June 2022

At our June monthly meeting our guest speaker was author Kathleen Frances. Her book, Echidna in a Suitcase, is a memoir of her life as one of the Forgotten Australians, given up to State Care, and her subsequent journey to make sense of her past life.

Her story is both tragic and yet uplifting. Kathleen’s story of renewal is inspiring. Now I am the architect of my own dreams.

Photo L-R: Kathleen Frances and Publicity Officer Linda.


Photo above June birthday Ladies L-R:  Jill, Janet, Linda, Naomi, Manuela, Robyn.

Not present: Laila, and Patricia.

Beleura House   

Nineteen of our members met for a House and Garden Tour of Beleura House in Mornington. Built in 1864 by James Butchart, the wealthiest man in the colony of Victoria, Beleura is a state-listed 19th Century Classical style villa set amidst five hectares of pleasure gardens and includes a musical recital centre. The House is exceptional for its collection and includes the original furnishings of its last owner John Tallis. 


May 2022

Our guides were all volunteers and were a fountain of knowledge on the lifestyle of the Tallis Family and particularly John Tallis.

During the day we toured the garden and the house and enjoyed silver-service for morning tea and lunch. What a fabulous day we all enjoyed.



 Please click here to access May 2022 Newsletter

2022 April

Southern Peninsula VIEW Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

On Saturday 30th April the Southern Peninsula VIEW club ran their annual Sausage Sizzle at Rosebud Bunnings. 

Thanks to the many volunteers who braved the cold and windy weather. 




Southern Peninsula VIEW Friday Soiree

A group of members gathered for the monthly soiree at Wendy Eastons home. 

Beautiful view of Port Phillip Bay from the terrace in the background.



National and Regional News


Southern Peninsula VIEW Club

VIEW is coming to.... Whittlesea

We need your help! VIEW Clubs are looking to develop a new club in the Whittlesea area. To help us, we are asking you to provide us with your contacts, friends, relatives etc in Whittlesea or the surrounding areas who may be interested in joining or helping form a VIEW Club in Whittlesea.

Southern Peninsula VIEW Club

Black Pepper Scarf

Southern Peninsula VIEW Club

Embracing Equity in 2023

Three suffragettes greeted members of VA01 zone as they arrived for Heidelberg VIEW Club’s IWD celebration. Suzanne, Roz and Jenny proudly channelled the suffragettes of the past who fought for women’s right to vote. Members arrived wearing the colours of purple, teal and white; suffragist colours and also, fittingly, our VIEW colours. Like the suffragettes of old, VIEW women raise their voices for change for the common good.


Events Calendar

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

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.