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 



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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.

2022 Upcoming Monthly Meetings

Thursday 8th September – Rosebud Country Club

Thursday 13th October – Rosebud Country Club

Thursday 10th November – Blue Water Room Rye Hotel, 2415 Point Nepean Road Rye.

Thursday 8th December – Christmas Lunch.  Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron.


 Click here to read our September 2022 Newsletter


Other Events

Wednesday 28th September 1:30pm, afternoon tea and tour at Heronswood Dromana.

Thursday 27th October 1:00pm, Spring Garden Party luncheon at the home of member Jude Ritter.  Cost $30 per head to include high-tea style lunch with a glass of bubbles on arrival.

Sunday 30th October 8:00am, cake stall at Bunnings Rosebud.

Thursday 3rd November 12:00pm, Oaks Day lunch with Mordialloc Chelsea VIEW club $70 per person at Doyle Hotel 1-4 Nepean Highway Aspendale.

Check the latest newsletter for more details about the events above.




Regular Events


Social get togethers 10:00am or 1:30pm at rotating café locations. Please note: Connect@Coffee’s may be subject to venue change as some places are having difficulty with staff levels. We will keep members updated.

Monday 5th September 10:00am, Wildflower Café 665-667 Pt Nepean Road McCrae.

Wednesday 21st September 1:30pm, The Pier Café 889 Pt Nepean Road Rosebud.

Tuesday 4th October 10:00am, Pier Street Kitchen 19 Pier Street Dromana.

Wednesday 19th October 1:30pm, Nordi Café 1008 Mornington-Flinders Rd Red Hill.

Book Club regular meeting is scheduled for 3rd Friday of the month at Seawinds Community Hub.  The current book is River of Dreams by Anita Heiss.


A Friday Soiree

Our regular members ‘soiree’ is usually scheduled for 4:00 – 6:00pm 3rd Friday of the month at a designated members’ home. 

Our September Soiree: has been cancelled as it clashes with Hastings VIEW birthday lunch.

Our October Soiree: will be held at the home of club member Janet Coles.  Check the latest newsletter for more location information.

Movie Days are back at Rosebud Cinema located in Rosebud Parade, Rosebud.  Check the latest newsletter for more information.


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

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




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. 

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.



2022 March

Members celebrated our third birthday at the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron.  The theme was Black and White and everyone who attended really got into the spirit of the day to celebrate.

Fantastic raffle prizes, a trivia quiz and entertainment from Southern Peninsula Choir.  The location was fantastic as was the weather.

Please click here to access March 2022 Newsletter




Birthday Celebrations



Panorama Gardens in March 2022

During March a group of Southern Peninsula VIEW members visited Panorama Gardens in Boneo.

Panorama is a privately owned 55 acre garden and wildlife reserve. The property includes over 25 acres of gardens with panoramic views for over 100 kilometres looking out across both, Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay.


2022 February

On Thursday 10th February the Southern Peninsula VIEW club held its AGM at the Rye Hotel.  Lyn Geer managed the formal proceeding and welcomed the new committee members for 2022.

In addition a group of six new members were inducted to the club and received their badges.

                             Welcoming our new Members


Annual General Meeting

Photo above of new 2022 Committee



Please click here to access February 2022 Newsletter


There was a great turn out for our two Connect@Coffee get togethers during February.  Our members were so keen to see each other following the long lockdowns of the previous two years.

We met on Tuesday 15th February at Blue Mini Café in Rosebud and on Monday 28th February at Aqua Blue Café in Rye.





Open Gardens Delgany Portsea

On Friday 25th February a group of our members visited the beautiful gardens surrounding the Delgany private estate in Portsea. 

Delgany was built around  1925 as the holiday residence of Western District grazier Harold Armytage (of Como Toorak).  It was built of local and Mount Gambier limestone and set in 3.6 hectares of heritage listed gardens.










Tootgarook Primary School

Pictured opposite are the books purchased in February by the Tootgarook Primary school library from the $50 donation from Mornington Peninsula VIEW club.


2022 February Outings





Photo shown above and below of the beautiful Portsea Estate



Lunch At The Pig & Whistle 

A group of our members took advantage of the opportunity to get together to have a lovely lunch at The Pig and Whistle in Main Ridge on Thursday 13th January.

Please click here to access January 2022 Newsletter


Packing Library Bags In January 2022

On Wednesday 19th January a group of our members convened at treasurer Sue’s home to pack the wonderful library bags which Southern Peninsula VIEW members had sewn during the extended COVID-19 lockdowns in 2021.  The bags have been distributed to preps at Boneo Primary school while a book voucher has also been donated to Tootgarook Primary school.


2021 December

A fabulous time was had at our Christmas lunch meeting on Thursday 2nd December which was held at the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron. There were many winners of the fabulous raffle prizes and $1,017 was raised from the raffle and other activities on the day (Check the newsletter for further details).

We were entertained by SPUkes (Southern Peninsula Ukelele Club with Christmas carols and the members joined in with gusto.


2021 November

A group of our members met in person for our final soiree of the year on 19th November in the Gazebo Room at Rye Hotel.  It was fabulous to meet in person after such a long period of time in lockdown.

October 2021

During October we continued to meet remotely via Zoom when we were able.

Monthly Meeting

We met virtually via Zoom for our general monthly meeting on Thursday 14th October.  We welcomed our speaker Dirk Jensen (Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation Group) who spoke about the local koalas, their habitat and how we can help in protecting them on the Mornington Peninsula.

Monthly Soiree

A group of our members met once again on Friday 1st October for a soiree via Zoom.  We’re looking forward to meeting in person in November. 

Please click here to access the October 2021 Newsletter









September 2021

During the last month of the extended lockdown our members joined Connect@Coffee and Soiree ZOOM get togethers.  In addition, our two bookclubs also met via Zoom to share thoughts on the fascinating books on offer.

Please click here to access the September 2021 Newsletter



August 2021

Once again due to continuing Victorian Covid lockdowns we only managed one Connect@Coffee catch up on Wednesday 4th August between lockdown dates.  A group of fourteen members met and enjoyed each others company at 3 Knots Café in Rye.

Unfortunately our August monthly meeting was cancelled but our book clubs have reverted to online Zoom calls.  We are hopeful we will meet again in October.

Please click here to access the August 2021 Newsletter


Christmas in July 2021

A large group of members attended the Rye RSL to celebrate Christmas in July on Tuesday 13th July.  A merry time was had by all with some fantastic raffle prizes.


Enjoying the Day



Monthly Meeting in July 2021

Due to a repeated Covid lockdown in Victoria we only managed to have a small number of activities during the first half of July. 

We met for our monthly meeting at Rosebud Country club on Thursday 8th July, and welcomed speaker Teresa Gillespie, who is the Team Leader of Advanced Care Planning, Peninsula Health.   Teresa provided an excellent overview of the advance care planning process.



 Please click here to access the July 2021 Newsletter

Mordialloc/Chelsea Evening VIEW 30th birthday dinner

A group of our members attended the rescheduled Mordailloc/Chelsea Evening VIEW Club 30th birthday dinner at Woodlands Golf Club Mordialloc on Tuesday 6th July. The theme was Pearls and everyone got into the swing of things and thoroughly enjoyed the music and comedy from DJ for the evening.






National and Regional News


Southern Peninsula 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!

Southern Peninsula 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.

Southern Peninsula 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!