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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.

When

  • Meeting Day on 2nd Thursday of the month at 10.00 am for 10.30 am start
  • Location - Rosebud Country Club 

Contact

  • Sandra Phone - 0428 240 153

  • email  -  southernpeninsula.view@gmail.com

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Where

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ROSEBUD

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

Thursday 14th November

Speaker – Mornington Peninsula Shire councillor Antonella Celi(Seawinds ward) who will be speaking on the shire strategy for gender equality and domestic violence.

 

Cr Celi has been a local Councillor for nine years, previously holding the positions of Mayor of Mornington Peninsula Shire and council-delegated positions to more than seven municipal committees as well as positions of Chair of the Municipal Health and Wellbeing Committee; the Positive Ageing Steering Committee; The Triple A Housing Policy Committee, the Arts Culture Advisory Committee and the Peninsula Reads Literacy Committee.

 

Click here to access the November 2019 Newsletter  

Other events coming up

Sunday 3rd November – Cake stall at Bunnings Rosebud.

Thursday 21st November – MovieFisherman's Friendat Rosebud Cinemas.  Timing around about 11am with a cost of $11.  Exact time will be emailed to our member’s prior.

Thursday 28th November – A visit to McCrae Homestead and a guided tour by The National Trust at 10am. Please meet in the carpark in Beverley Road McCrae at 9:45am.  This will be followed by lunch at Blue Bay Café.

Thursday 5th December – Christmas lunch meeting will be held at Rosebud Country Club at 12:00pm with a cost of $45 to be paid by 28th November.  Look out for information regarding the planned Kris Kringle gift giving.

 Program Officer) via email feefaye@bigpond.com for more information, or to confirm attendance.

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 HubRosebud.  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 Garden.  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 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

Two new clubs for Victoria

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

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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.

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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.

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Events Calendar

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

Mar 12

International Women's Day Victoria Luncheon

Come and celebrate the achievements of women past and present with VIEW members and friends at the VIEW Clubs Victoria International Women's Day Luncheon.

Jul 23

Sydney 60th Anniversary Celebration - Sydney

We are pleased to announce VIEW's 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Celebrations will be held in Sydney on Thursday 23 July 2020. You are invited to come and join in the fun and celebrations….

Sep 10

60th Anniversary Gala - South Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne to the Mornington Peninsula & Gippsland

Save the date - celebration of VIEW's 60th Anniversary.