A valued part of The Smith Family

Southern Peninsula


Southern Peninsula VIEW Club was formed in 2019.

Currently, the Club sponsors five 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 


  • Sue – 0407 850 385

  • email  -  southernpeninsula.view@gmail.com


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207 Boneo Road, ROSEBUD, VIC 3939

Club News

2020 Upcoming Meetings are on hold during the Covid-19 crisis 

Updates will be recorded here so make sure to book mark this page and follow us on Facebook.

Rosebud Country Club

Thursday 12th November – Cancelled

Thursday 3rd December – Christmas celebration  TBC


Please click here to access October 2020 Newsletter

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Please click here to access August 2020 Newsletter

Please click here to access July 2020 Newsletter 

Please click here to access June 2020 Newsletter 

Please click here to access May 2020 Newsletter 

Please click here to access April 2020 Newsletter 


Other events coming up

In this uncertain time the Southern Peninsula VIEW club committee is reaching out to members via email and phone to ensure friendship and support is on hand.

Monthly Book Club – Our book club will continue to meet virtually whether via phone, email or video call. 

The following events are also on hold during the Covid-19 crisis

Connect@Coffee twice-monthly social get togethers in café’s from Dromana to Rye.

Weekly Walking Group.  We will meet at 9:30am from rotating locations on Monday and Wednesdays.

Monthly Movies – Rosebud Cinema


First Birthday in March 2020

Thursday 12th March – The Southern Peninsula VIEW Club held its 1st Birthday celebration at Rosebud Country Club.  We had a wonderful turnout with guests Chris Brayne (Victorian Member for Nepean), Antonella Celi (Mornington Peninsula Seawinds Ward Councillor) and Kellie Vella (Programs Coordinator, The Smith Family, Frankston) in attendance.  Along with a number of visiting members from Mornington, Phillip Island, Berwick Evening, Brighton and Mordialloc/Chelsea VIEW Clubs whose support was greatly appreciated.The theme for the birthday was Downton Abbey and everyone certainly got into the 1920’s swing of things. 

A big thank you goes out to our 1st Birthday sub-committee who organised a wonderful time with fantastic raffle prizes and a 1920’s trivia quiz and acapella group ‘Larking About’ also entertained us.

Unfortunately, our President, Natalie Derri, having only recently returned from the Asian countries was in self-isolation on the day.




MARCH 2020

Wednesday 4th March – A group of our members visited the McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park.

As described by Mandy (Program Officer)

For three years I have driven past the sign for McClelland Park and every time I promised myself to turn off the freeway and satisfy my curiosity. With five of our members we took the turn off and was introduced to a most wondrous place and one truly worth your time and effort.





The 16-hectare property, gifted to the people of Victoria by the McClelland family in 1971, houses a gallery, workshops and studios, over 100 modern sculptures and landscaped gardens/indigenous bushland. Basically, it has something for everyone who appreciates the Arts particularly Australian Art.

 Harry McClelland came, with his family to Frankston in 1912 and was originally from Scotland. From our “guides” we gleaned that he was a bit of a “Bohemian” and established an artist’s colony in the 1920s thus bringing together many painters, sculptors and artisans of the time.



A major patron of the gallery and park was Dame Elisabeth Murdoch who up until her death in 2012, commissioned many of the more modern pieces. Her farm abuts the park and is well worth a visit {Garden Lovers].

 Due to the immense size of the park and the number of exhibits, I feel, that it well worth another visit. Taking the guided tour is recommended as it helps to weave a fuller picture and understanding of the exhibits. Closed till mid-April this Park should make it onto your “TO DO” list for early spring.



Please click here to access March Newsletter 




Southern Peninsula's AGM was held on Thursday 13th February at Rosebud Country Club.  There was a wonderful turnout and a 2020 committee was elected and sworn in by Lyn Geer (Area VB Advisor).  New members welcomed to the Committee are; Sue  (Secretary), Roslyn  (Delegate) and Linda (Publicity Officer).

A big thank-you to Jill who stepped down as assistant secretary (Jill will continue to produce our fantastic newsletter) while Sandra will move from the secretary to the assistant secretary role.

The committee looks forward to an even bigger and better year in 2020.




Monday 17th February – A group of our VIEW members attended the movie ‘Richard Jewell’ at Rosebud Cinemas.  It tells the story of how during 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, security guard Richard Jewell discovered a suspicious backpack under a bench in Centennial Park.  Despite some reluctance the general consensus it was agree it was a well-made movie with an interesting story. Afterwards coffee and a great chat was enjoyed by all.







Friday 21st February  – Our latest book club meeting was held at Seawinds Community Hub Rosebud.  Our February book is ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama.

Any members interested in forming a second book club should contact Faye Burnham via email feefaye@bigpond.com. The cost is $150 per year per club ($15 per person).








Conquering Queenscliff


Thursday 27th February – A group of VIEW members enjoyed the Sorrento to Queenscliff ferry for a day trip.  As told by Program Officer Mandy.


Our group of adventurers set forth to conquer Queenscliff.  Under the guidance of Program Officer Faye we set sail on the ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff and had a calm crossing [dolphins were sighted close to the Portsea shoreline].

On landing we set forth to discover the hidden treasures of the Queenscliff Maritime Museum. A ‘crusty old seadog’ charmed us with his stories of early exploration, shipwrecks and the workings of many a boat on display. I observed that many of our crew went a wandering through the museums exhibitions that ranged from-early lighthouses to port pilot boats. If you have an interest in all things nautical this is the place to go.

After a brisk walk up to the Main St. we found a very out of the way Nursery come café and refuelled the engines. After lunch “retail therapy “ was the order of the day with some ladies returning to the ferry laden up with purchases. Again, I must say the day was a great opportunity to extend our friendships, fitness levels, nautical knowledge and appreciation of the history of our Victorian coastline.







Please click here to access February Newsletter












January 2020

Program Officer Mandy reports back on our first movie day which was held on Thursday 2nd January Little Women.

How many ways would you think Hollywood could tell the same story?

It has actually produced 5 versions! Well 18 intrepid VIEW movie buffs saw an excellent adaptation of Louisa May Alcotts -Little Women. Many of us had seen at least 3 versions of this beloved story but it still bought a tear to our eye when Beth passed on…

The film focused on many issues of the time and gave us much insight into -class structure/the role of women/ marriage expectations and the devastation of war. I am sure that any viewer who has two or more sisters would empathise with the family dynamics shown in the film. For me the highlights were-Meryl Streep as Aunt March with her great one liners; Amy with her dress sense and her realisation that she could not paint to save herself and finally Jo with her obsession to become a published writer no matter what obstacles were placed in her way. Again this movie was both entertaining and quite uplifting.

After the movie some ladies partook of a late lunch at the Bakery Café and prepared themselves for the “flood” of grandchildren soon to visit.








Thursday 9 January: As there was no monthly meeting schedules for January a group of members enjoyed a casual lunch at a local winery, Morning Sun Vineyard Main Ridge.







Friday 17 January: Our first 2020 book club meeting was held at Seawinds Community Hub Rosebud.  Our first book for 2020 is 'A Letter from Paris'.  This concerns letters dated from 1949, which details an affair between Louisa's father and Michelle's grandmother.  Louisa decides to find out more about her father who died when she was only six.

If there is sufficient interest a second club of 10 participants may be formed in 2020.  Any members interested in forming a second book club should contact Faye Burnham via email feefaye@bigpond.com   The cost is $150 per year per club ie $15 per person. 


Our inaugural Connect@Coffee social get together was held on Tuesday 7th January at Blue Mini Cafe Capel Sound.  This was followed by a second get together on Monday 20th January at Cooee Cafe  Rosebud.

As reported by Program Officer, Mandy: 

It was great to see so many members [20] sharing a cuppa and a catch up.  VIEW offers us the opportunity to not only forge new friendships but also to offer support to each other. Clearly, by the level of conversation and the fact that we continued to well after midday, these get-together's are achieving their purpose.



December 2019

On Thursday 5th December we held our last meeting of 2019, which was combined with our Christmas lunch, at the Rosebud Country Club. 

As always the chefs at Rosebud Country Club surpassed themselves with the quality and variety of the food for our Christmas lunch with special thanks to Laura for the table set up and decorations.  Thanks also to Program Officer Mandy Kiklis who devised the marvellous Kris Kringle process, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance.

Thanks also to SPUkes Southern Peninsula Ukulele group, which entertained with a wide selection of Christmas classics.

Finally our thanks go out to the many local businesses and members who donated goods to make up the six hampers, which were successfully raffled on the day.



Click here to access the December 2019 Newsletter






November 2019

On Sunday 3rd November we held a very successful cake stall at Bunnings Rosebud over the Melbourne Cup weekend.   Mandy (Program Officer) reported back.

We played the “odds” and backed the right “date” for our cake stall. Beginning at 9am the first intrepid stallers had a slow start out of the gates but gathered momentum as their quest progressed. They were helped along by some magnificent donations of cakes and slices from members. Coming along the back straight after 11 am the whole race took on a frenetic momentum…. hunger pangs I think!  Bunnings for lunch is such a special treat for kids so we managed to offer “something sweet “ to follow the savoury sausage. 

Our most vocal spruikers were Faye and Sue whereas I took a more subtle approach – eye contact with Dad or the kids…Our spread of SWEET DELIGHTS not only were mouth watering but also very well presented. Thanks to all the members who “slaved over a hot stove” prior to the day and to our 12 volunteers, a big thank you for your time and effort. At the finish line, after tallying the sales and the donations we made a handsome sum of $815.00…. Not a bad dividend for the Club and our sponsorship program for 2020.



On Thursday 14th November, at our monthly meeting, we welcomed Mornington Peninsula Shire councillor Antonella Celi(Seawinds ward).  Antonella spoke passionately about the shires strategy for gender equality and domestic violence.  Antonella then stayed on for lunch with the members and those in attendance enjoyed many animated discussions. 

Pictured L-R: Southern Peninsula VIEW President Natalie, Councillor Antonella and Robyn





New Members Welcomed

At the November monthly meeting a number of ladies were presented with their VIEW member badges

Pictured L-R: Sue A, Sue T, Pat, Sandra and Wendy





Kris Kringle

In preparation for our Kris Kringle gift-giving event, to be held during our Christmas Lunch meeting, Robyn Busch (Dancer) and Sue Ackroyd (Prancer) stood in for our program officers and did a great job at the November monthly meeting.



Click here to access November 2019 Newsletter 




Book Club Activities 

On Friday 15th November the regular meeting of the Southern Peninsula VIEW Book Club took place at the Seawinds Community Hub.  The book for November was ‘Normal People’ by Sally Rooney, which tells about the complex friendship and relationship between two teenagers, Connell and Marianne, who both attend the same secondary school in County Sligo, and later Trinity College Dublin Ireland. It is set during the tumultuous 2000s downturn period in Ireland.


If there is sufficient interest a second club of 10 participants may be formed in 2020. Any members interested in forming a second book club should contact Faye Burnham via email feefaye@bigpond.com. The cost is $150 per year per club ($15 per person).



Movie Outing

On Thursday 21ST November a group of members attended a screening of the film Fisherman's Friend at Rosebud Cinemas.

Faye (Program Officer) reported back.

This was a surprisingly enjoyable movie that left us all humming sea shanties as we left the Cinema. I thought there were some very good performances and lots of familiar actors’ faces. It was based on a true story of how a group of singing fishermen rose to fame and achieved a top 10 hit on the UK charts.

The spirit of the movie was of traditions and history, Cornish culture and close community. The scenery along Cornwall’s coastal areas was completely stunning. Enough to make me want to visit Port Isaac and sing along with the men in the local pub.












Historic McCrae Homestead

On Thursday 28th November – A group of members from Southern Peninsula VIEW club visited McCrae Homestead and enjoyed a guided tour by The National Trust. This was followed by a delightful lunch at Blue Bay Café McCrae.

Bree (Publicity Officer) reported back. What a wonderful morning we had today.  Since moving to the Mornington Peninsula I had always wanted to visit and I wasn't disappointed. Andrew McCrae - a lawyer and his wife Georgiana, who was an artist, built the homestead in 1844. Georgiana designed the building and you can see her plans of the interior of the house on display. The house was sold to the National Trust back in 1970 by the original owners great-great-great grandson.

Comments from other members included…”I found it amazing to be able to see the original furniture and fixtures. Well preserved.”  “I would certainly go back again for another visit.” 





October 2019

On Thursday 12th October, at our monthly meeting, we welcomed Peter Moran (Volunteer pilot) from Angel Flight Australia which is a charity coordinating non-emergency flights to assist country people to access specialist medical treatment that would otherwise be unavailable to them because of vast distance and high travel costs.


On Thursday 17th October Movie a group of members from the Southern Peninsula VIEW Club attended a screening of the film Judy at Peninsula Cinemas Rosebud.  The film looked at a five-week period in the life of Judy Garland while on tour in Britain in the winter of 1968 only months before her death starring Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland.

On Friday 18th October the regular meeting of the Southern Peninsula VIEW Book Club took place at the Seawinds Community Hub Rosebud.  The book for October was After by Nikki Gemmell, which explores the aftermath of her elderly mother's decision to end her own life.


Nikki Gemmell's world changed forever in October 2015 when the body of her elderly mother was found and it became clear she had decided to end her own life. After the immediate shock and devastation came the guilt and the horror, for Nikki, her family, relatives and friends. No note was left, so the questions that Elayn's death raised were endless.  Was it a desperate act driven by hopelessness and anger, or was it a reasoned act of empowerment? 

If there is sufficient interest a second club of 10 participants may be formed in 2020. Any members interested in forming a second book club should contact Faye Burnham via email feefaye@bigpond.com. The cost is $150 per year per club ($15 per person) paid up front.


Blue Illusion Fashion

On Thursday 31st October – a ‘Blue Illusion Smith Family Day’ fashion parade was held at Blue Illusion Sorrento.

Mandy Kiklis (Program Officer) reported back the event.  (Please see photos opposite)


On Thursday 31 Oct [that very hot day] 10 of our members attended the ”Blue Illusion” Fashion Event in Sorrento. Whilst sipping champagne and partaking of nibbles we were shown the versatile outfits from the SUMMER RANGE. Our very own Karyn volunteered to “strut the catwalk” and did herself proud as a model.  Many thanks for putting herself “out there”.  At the conclusion of the presentation it was our opportunity to shop, with the ladies of Blue Illusion offering styling tips along the way. We also took the opportunity to “spread the word” about VIEW and our club with other visitors.


Much fun, frivolity and retail therapy was the order of the day with a % of the sales going to THE SMITH FAMILY.  Libby was our lucky door prize winner and received one of the stores beautiful scarves.  This was a national event and the Club was very happy to make our contribution. Thanks to Blue Illusion for making the event so enjoyable.


Click here to access the October 2019 Newsletter

An aMAZEing Visit

On Thursday 24th October – A group of ladies from Southern Peninsula VIEW club visited Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens.  Mandy Kiklis (Program Officer) reported back.

We are so lucky on the Peninsula to have such attractions as Ashcombe Maze. The Magnificent 7 intrepid explorers set forth last Thursday, in thirty-degree heat, to conquer not only the Hedge Maze but also the Rose Maze, and Lavender Labyrinth. The grounds were extensive with very impressive displays of spring flowers and native trees. Faye shared her knowledge of plant names and what grow best in the garden. While Mandy, using her extensive “geographical/directional skills” managed to traverse the South Maze with ease but got everyone hopelessly lost in the North Maze. We managed to make it successfully to ALL four corners of the maze and were ultimately guided out by moving towards the SOUNDS made by Lynette who was at the EXIT. At one stage, Robyn was heard to say in a very frustrated tone. I AM NEARLY OVER THIS…

We adjourned to the café for a sumptuous ‘Devonshire Tea” and a rehydration top up then set out to trek through the Woodland Glade, The Poplars, Scented Garden, Lower Woodlands and Lake finishing off with some contemplation time around the Pot Garden Horse fountain.

It was great to have time to sit and appreciate the wonders of such a beautiful and unique garden, to “chat” about a variety of subjects and forge new friendships. After all that is what VIEW is all about.





2019 September

On Thursday 12th September, at our monthly meeting, we welcomed Susan Reynoldson  (Community Project Manager) from Mornington Peninsula Shire who spoke about the Men’s Shed movement.  Two members of the Rosebud Men’s Shed also spoke about the foundation of that club and what it offers to the local community. 

On Monday 16th September 2019 a group of members from the Southern Peninsula VIEW Club attended a screening of the movie Downton Abbey at Peninsula Cinemas Sorrento.  

Mandy Kiklis (Program Officer) reported back on the screening.

After much anticipation the movie DOWNTON ABBEY lived up to all expectations. Twenty friends, husbands and members enjoyed a most entertaining cinema experience. The sheer grandeur of the sets, costumes and pageantry allowed us to slip back into that bygone era of 1920’s. For devotees of the television series it was sooooo easy to slip back into the storyline and the characters that made Downton Abbey such a pleasure to watch. For me Maggie Smith was the standout performance with her one-liners, subtle wit and enlightening facial expressions.  Thanks to the Rosebud Cinema for providing tea and coffee prior to the session and allocating the best seats in the cinema. A number of the ladies adjourned to The Bakery in Rosebud for a light lunch and a discussion on all things to do with Royalty and the Aristocracy of Britain!!!

 Movie goers photo below

Photo above and right of our hard working BBQ ladies 


Click here to access the September Newsletter



On Friday 20th September the third meeting of the Southern Peninsula VIEW Book Club took place at the Seawinds Community Hub Rosebud.  The book for this month is ‘The Scape Goat’ a 1957 novel by Daphne du Maurier.  The book concerns an Englishman who meets his double, a French aristocrat, while visiting France, and is forced into changing places with him.  He finds himself caught up in all the intrigues and passions of his double’s complex family.

If there is sufficient interest a second club of 10 participants may be formed. Any members interested in forming a second book club should contact Faye Burnham via email feefaye@bigpond.com. The cost is $150 per year per club ($15 per person) paid up front.


Sausage Sizzle Success

On Sunday 29th September on the AFL Grand Final weekend we held our first club sausage sizzle fundraiser at Bunnings Rosebud.

It was a great success all round.  It was estimated that we sold 70kg of sausages, 5 litres of sauce was used and members donated many onions for slicing.

Thanks to Bunnings Rosebud for providing this opportunity and Seawinds Community Hub  for making the fantastic eye-catching aprons.  Also thanks to Bakers Delight Rosebud and Bakers Delight Dromana for their support with bread.


2019 August

On Thursday 8th August 2019 the Southern Peninsula VIEW Club welcomed our monthly meeting speaker from the DNA Analysis Unit of the Victoria Police.  We were enthralled by a fascinating presentation about the world of forensic science including the difference between the television series CSI and the reality of crime scene investigations.


Photo opposite: At the August monthly meeting Sue, Sandra and Sue were welcomed as new members of the Southern Peninsula VIEW Club.




Photo opposite shows Robin, Lee, Elaine, Angela, Shirley and Angela being presented with their VIEW badges.


Click here to access the August Newsletter




August Movie Day

On Friday 16th August 2019 a group of members from the Southern Peninsula VIEW Club attended a screening of the movie ‘An Unexpected Love’ at Peninsula Cinemas Sorrento.  

It was reported back that this is a delightful and well-acted Argentinian movie.  The lead roles are very well acted and certainly make the film.  A couple question the relevance of their marriage after their grown up only child leaves home.  They separate and have a series of failed romances and encounters.  The directing is tight with the acting well controlled. And what’s more it has a happy.

Book Club News

On Friday 16th August the second meeting of the Southern Peninsula VIEW Book Club took place at the Seawinds Community Hub Rosebud.  The book for this month is ‘And the Mountains Echoed’ the third novel of Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini.  The book is built on the relationship between 10-year-old Abdullah and his 3-year-old sister Pari and their father’s decision to sell Pari to a childless couple.

If there is sufficient interest a second club of 10 participants may be formed. Any members interested in forming a second book club should contact Faye Burnham via email feefaye@bigpond.com. The cost is $150 per year per club ($15 per person) paid up front.

A visit to Historic Coolart in Somers

Please see below:  Program Officer Mandy's report on a visit taken by Southern Peninsula VIEW club members to Coolart in Somers on Monday 26th August.


Walking up to the very impressive COOLART HOMESTEAD in the pre spring sunshine we were taken back to another grand era of our history. With its sweeping driveway, ornamental gardens and extensive views of the local wetlands and adjacent rolling hills, we could not have been more spellbound by this “mere” holiday retreat of the Grimwade Family.

Sue Ackland, Faye Burnham and I took a leisurely trip back into a bygone era. The house held many insights into the grandeur of life and daily routine of this working farm. The photo display provided many insights into the families who called this home and chronicled the holiday activities enjoyed by them. The volunteers- “Friends of Coolart” were happy to answer questions and enlighten us to what changes had taken place over the last 130 years.

Visiting such local “historical sites” helps us to appreciate and understand the development of the Peninsula as both a unique rural location and as a country holiday retreat for many Melbournians. I was picturing myself sipping my G&T on the verandah overlooking the wild daffodil display and listening to the choir of frogs serenading from the wetlands.  We hope you will join us on our next exploration of a “LOCAL HISTORICAL HOTSPOT”.





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.



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 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 


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 Misters singing 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 


National and Regional News


Southern Peninsula VIEW Club

2020 Victorian International Women's Day

After speaking at the Vic IWD event, Anton was presented with his VIEW apron by Marg. She got him to model it whilst she modelled the new VIEW poncho and VIEW umbrella.

Southern Peninsula VIEW Club

Area VA Luncheon

It was a Celebration day for so many things VIEW! Outgoing Zone Councillors, Sandi Muntisov (VA01 and VA03) and Lyn Peters (VA02) organised a lunch at The Shoppingtown Hotel in Doncaster for members of the three areas.

Southern Peninsula VIEW Club

Two new clubs for Victoria

Meetings were planned for Wednesday, 13th November 2019. 10.30 for 11.00am and the Venue Ocean Grove Surf Lifesaving Club, 26 Surf Beach Road, Ocean Grove *** Point LonsdaleThursday 17th October 2019. Check linked poster for further details.


Events Calendar

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