A valued part of The Smith Family

Southern Peninsula


Southern Peninsula VIEW Club was formed in 2019.

Currently, the Club sponsors six 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.

2023 Upcoming Monthly Meetings

Thursday 9th February – AGM at Rye Hotel Blue Water Room.

Thursday 9th March – 4th Birthday meeting Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron.

Thursday 13th April – Rosebud Country Club.

Thursday 11th May – Rosebud Country Club.

Thursday 8th June – Rosebud Country Club.

Thursday 13th July – Rosebud Country Club.

Thursday 10th August – Rosebud Country Club.

Thursday 14th September – Rosebud Country Club.

Thursday 12th October – Rosebud Country Club.

Thursday 9th November – Rosebud Country Club.

Thursday 14th December – Christmas meeting location TBA.



Please click here to access our January 2023 Newsletter



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.

Tuesday 7th February10am, at Blue Mini Café 2 Colchester Road Capel Sound.

Book Club regular meeting is scheduled for 3rd Friday of the month at Seawinds Community Hub.  The current book is ‘The Last Migration’ by Charlotte McConaghy.

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.

The soirees will recommence in February 2023.  An email, with location details, will be sent to members prior.  Check the latest newsletter for more details.

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

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.



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.


National and Regional News


Southern Peninsula VIEW Club

VIEW National Online Raffle 2022 - Winners Announced

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

Southern Peninsula 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.

Southern Peninsula 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.