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

2021 Upcoming Monthly Meetings

To be held at Rosebud Country Club

Thursday 8th July – Presentation from Teresa Gillespie from Peninsula Health on ‘Advanced Care Planning’.

Thursday 12th August – Presentation from Una Merricks of wombat wildlife rescue.

Thursday 9th September – Presentation from Leonie Burnham (Aus. Govt Program Mgr. E-Safety for women) speaking on E-Safety.

Thursday 21st October – Presentation from Dirk Jensen from Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation group.

Thursday 11th November – Speaker TBA

Thursday 2nd December – Christmas lunch


 Please click here to access the July 2021 Newsletter

Other Events Coming Up

Covid Lockdown Squares

Monday 26th July – Workshop (11:30am) at Mandy Kiklis’ home to assemble the squares knitted during Victorian Covid lockdown. Lunch provided. Check the latest newsletter for more information.

Christmas in July

Tuesday 13th July – Join us for some fun at our Christmas in July lunch 12:00pm in the Rye RSL (11 Nelson Street, Rye).  The cost is $22 for seniors and $27 for younger members. Check the latest newsletter for more information.

‘Second Hand Rose’ Bazaar

Thursday 26th August – Second hand clothes sale/swap at 1:30pm.  Venue TBA.


Regular events coming up

Connect@Coffeesocial get togethers 10:00am at rotating café locations.

Wednesday 7th July, Provedore Café 738 Point Nepean Road McCrae.

Tuesday 20th July, Little Rebel Coffee Roastery 22 Collins Road Dromana.

Wednesday 4th August, 3 Knots Café (Flock of Seagulls Indoor Market) 2211 Point Nepean Road Rye.

Tuesday 17th August, Rusty’s 3293 Point Nepean Road Sorrento (Corner near the beach).

Weekly Walking Group.  On hold during the winter months. Planning to start up once again in Spring.



A Friday Soiree

Our new regular members ‘soiree’ is scheduled for 4:00 – 6:00pm 3rd Friday of the month from designated members’ homes. Check the latest newsletter for more information.


Friday 16th July – Meet at Sue Purnell’s home (Safety Beach) and bring along drinks &/or nibbles. Note -parking space is very limited so car-pooling or “hubby taxi” would be a good idea.





June 2021

Unfortunately, due to limitations on numbers following the most recent Covid lockdown, we were not able to meet for our regular monthly meeting or our Friday Soiree in June.

To make up for this, once lockdown was lifted, many of our members attended Connect@Coffee at Café Jett in Dromana on 15th June.  In addition a special evening get together was organised by Faye and Mandy at McDaids Irish Pub in Rosebud on 23rd June, in place of our regular soiree, as numbers to attend homes was restricted under Covid rules.


Please click here to access the June 2021 Newsletter


Life after Lock-Down 

May 2021

On Thursday 13th May, at our general meeting, we were delighted to welcome Angela Knox Carter (Family Partnership Coordinator) from the Smith Family Frankston hub.  Angela gave a very informative presentation on the work undertaken by the Smith Family in the local Frankston area and to thank Southern Peninsula VIEW for providing stationery filled library bags for the prep classes of Mahogany Rise primary school Frankston North and Kananook primary school Seaford. 

In addition, we welcomed Stephen Edmund (Deputy Chairman) Rye & District Community Financial Services (Bendigo Bank) who accepted our thanks to Bendigo Bank for supporting Southern Peninsula VIEW with a generous grant to allow us to make and fill (with stationery items) library bags for the Frankston hub prep classes of 2021 and book prizes.

We also celebrated Mother’s Day with a raffle for members. The lucky winners are pictured with their prizes.


Winning ladies


 Please click here to access the May 2021 Newsletter

May Speakers 


                             Bendigo Bank speaker Stephen Edmund

Australian Ballet School

On Friday 21st May a group of our members attended a performance by The Australian Ballet School at Frankston Arts Centre.  Program Officer Mandy has written about the experience.

What can I say? BRAVO!

Where do I begin? The music was uplifting. The dancing was precise, athletic, and most inspiring.

The choreography ranged from traditional to the most modern. The costuming was beautiful for the ballerinas and virtually non-existent for the male dancers…Sets were limited which only made the atmosphere more electrifying.

As an audience, we were provided with nearly 2 hrs of entertainment that showcased the talents of our Australian Ballet School. All I have to say is BRAVO!

Thank you to Faye for organising the event and for such great seats- FRONT ROW DRESS CIRCLE-perfect view!


May 2021 Friday Soiree

On 21st May the Southern Peninsula VIEW ‘Friday Soiree’ was held at Delegate Jude’s home.  Program Officer Mandy has written about the experience. 

Again, a great gathering! Jude’s place had all the trappings for a relaxing soiree: multiple decks to lounge upon: a crackling “open fire”; a panoramic view of our lovely Peninsula and last but not least, a sunset to gasp in awe of!

Our lucky members who attended were provided with, yet again, a sumptuous feast of hors’douvres and nibblies and a variety of beverages to complement the occasion… Conversation was light and invigorating and some members were brave enough to rug up [thanks Jude for the RUG collection] to make the most of the late autumn weather on the front deck.





2021 April

Visit to Mulberry Hill

On Tuesday 27th April a group of our members visited ‘Mulberry Hill’ a national trust home in Langwarrin South.  Program Officer Mandy has written about the experience.

As you venture through the front door of Mulberry Hill you are taken back to a bygone era when life was quite genteel and, in many ways, surreal. As the home of Sir Daryl [artist] and Lady Joan [writer/artist] Lindsay, the home had its beginnings as a farmer’s cottage prior to them purchasing it in 1926. After extensive restoration and extension, it became their primary home and studio. As a mecca for artists and” Melbourne’s Cultural Elite”, Mulberry Hill gained quite a reputation in artistic circles. The house itself, though modest in proportions, highlighted many innovative home designs of the times such as having an “ensuite bathroom “connected to the guest bedroom. Our guide did tell us that Dame Nellie Melba had been a regular visitor to the property.

Every room was laden with art of the era and you can imagine that groups of artists spent leisurely summer days painting the local scenery and posing for portraits in the studio. Joan Lindsay, famous for penning PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK, did much of her writing at Mulberry Hill in her upstairs retreat whilst husband Daryl painted in the studio directly below. Our guide alluded to the fact that the couple often communicated by tapping coded messages on the floor and ceiling. The outside “walled garden” and surrounding areas are a testament to the work done by the owners in creating a uniquely beautiful and inspiring landscape. Much of the artwork displayed captures the natural beauty of the surroundings.

The home is a time capsule full of treasures of this bygone era-1920-1980. It is a glimpse into how a very “special group of talented artisans” lived, worked, and played. I am sure our members who attended gained much insight into the life of this couple and the contribution they made to their local community and to the wider Victorian community. 

Well worth a visit!


Please click here to access the April 2021 Newsletter



Mulberry Hill








Friday Soiree

On Friday 15th April the Southern Peninsula VIEW ‘Friday Soiree’ was held at Secretary Sue’s home.

The idea for the soiree originated from some highly entertaining Zoom drinks sessions on Fridays during the Melbourne Covid lockdown in 2020.  A hardy group of members enjoyed each other’s company at Sue’s home while braving the cooler autumn conditions with wine and nibbles.


Celebrating Second Birthday  

On Thursday 11th March the Southern Peninsula VIEW celebrated its second birthday at Rosebud Country Club.  The theme was Movies and TV shows from 1950s – 80s and many of our members dressed as some of their favourite characters from those decades.

We were delighted that our local Victorian Legislative Assembly Member Chris Brayne, who holds the seat of Nepean, could attend the celebration and Chris got into the swing of things drawing the many raffle prizes.


Please click here to access March 2021 Newsletter


Two Mouseketeers (Mickey Mouse Club)



                                     Two Sandy’s  (Movie Grease)

2021 March


Miss Marple & Mary Poppins


                                                      The Flying Nun


Wednesday & Morticia Adams             


March 2021 Soiree

On Friday 19th March the inaugural Southern Peninsula VIEW ‘Friday Soiree’ was held at Program Officer Mandy’s home.  The idea for the soiree had originated from some highly entertaining Zoom drinks sessions on Fridays during the Melbourne Covid lockdown in 2020.  More than 20 members enjoyed each other’s company in the late afternoon sun with wine and nibbles.








Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

On Sunday 28th March Southern Peninsula VIEW held a very successful sausage sizzle fundraiser at Bunnings Rosebud.

It was once again a great success all round.  Our members had donated many kilos of onions for slicing, litres of sauce and slabs of soft drinks.

Thanks to Bunnings Rosebud for providing this opportunity.







Our club 2021 AGM was held on Thursday 25th February at Rosebud Country Club.

30 club members joined together to attend our 2nd Annual General Meeting where the new committee was elected and sworn in by Lyn Geer (Area VB Advisor).


The following members were elected to the committee:

President                     Natalie Derri              

Vice President             Claire Adams

Secretary                     Sue Ackland

Assistant Secretary     Robyn Bush

Treasurer                    Sue Purnell

Assistant Treasurer     Patricia Austin (absent)

Delegate                     Jude Ritter

Publicity                      Jill Aubrey

Program Officer          Faye Burnham

Program Officer          Mandy Kiklis

Welfare/LFL Officer    Jean Carr (absent)





On Monday 22nd February a group of members met at Point Nepean National Park in Portsea for a walk and picnic.   




Please click here to access February 2021 Newsletter






A big thank-you to Lynette Thompson and Sandra Hogan who stepped down from the Vice President and Assistant Secretary roles respectively.










Many members took advantage of the opportunity to get together to have a lovely lunch at Main Ridge on the 14th January.



November and December 2020

Southern Peninsula VIEW Club activities slowly started to get underway following the extended Covid-19 lockdown in Melbourne.

Friday 20th November  – The book club meeting was held at Seawinds Community Hub Rosebud.  Our November book is ‘The Trauma Cleaner’ by Sarah Krasnostein.  There is a member review for the book in the December newsletter.

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).


On Thursday 3rd December a group of our members, and one visitor, come together to enjoy the festive season and to say farewell to the extended Melbourne lockdown.  We met at Seawinds Gardens Arthurs Seat where the weather was beautiful, and the atmosphere was quite euphoric.

Thank you, Faye, for suggesting the location as it added much to the ambience of the event.  Our raffle was a terrific success and raised $326.00.  Well done to all of the ladies! Also a special thank you to members who donated the raffle prizes.



Walking and Connecting Again 

The ‘walking group’ and Connect@Coffee activities have now linked up and the first meet up was on Wednesday 25th November at the Rye Pier.  Those who joined to walk at 9:30am met up with the coffee ladies an hour later at Aqua Blue Café in Rye.  It was terrific to be able to catch up with friends once again as the last time was March 2020.








National and Regional News


Southern Peninsula VIEW Club

Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley becomes VIEW’s very first Patron

VIEW Clubs of Australia (VIEW) is delighted to announce Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley as the organisation’s first ever Patron.

Southern Peninsula VIEW Club

Registration now open - VIEW National Convention

The 55th VIEW National Convention will be held in Adelaide, SA from 10-12 September 2021.

Southern Peninsula VIEW Club

People's Choice Credit Union Lottery

Lottery is now closed. Thank you to all those that participated.


Events Calendar

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

Sep 10

VIEW National Convention 2021

We are pleased to announce the 55th VIEW National Convention will be held in Adelaide, SA from 10-12 September 2021.