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 - email@example.com
2021 Upcoming Monthly Meetings
Usually held at Rosebud Country Club
Thursday 14th October – Presentation via ZOOM. Dirk Jensen from Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation group. Members look out for your email invitation with a Zoom link.
Thursday 11th November – Presentation via ZOOM. Leonie Burnham will discuss online safety. Members look out for your email invitation with a Zoom link.
Thursday 2nd December – Christmas lunch.
Other Events Coming Up
‘Second Hand Rose’ Bazaar
Planning on a clothes swap afternoon. Date and venue to be confirmed for 2022.
Regular events coming up
Unfortunately, as we continue to be in Covid lockdown in Victoria all regular events are not able to be held in person. However, we are planning some Zoom based coffee morning catch ups. Members look out for your email invitation.
Connect@Coffee Social get togethers 10:00am at rotating café locations will resume once the current Victorian Covid lockdown is lifted.
Weekly Walking Group. The walking group will resume once the current Victorian Covid lockdown is lifted.
We will meet at 9:00am from rotating locations. Please call Mandy or Faye to confirm attendance.
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.
Due to the current Victorian Covid lockdown we are now holding fortnightly Zoom based soirees. Members look out for your email invitation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Life after Lock-Down
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.
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.
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!
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.
Two Mouseketeers (Mickey Mouse Club)
Two Sandy’s (Movie Grease)
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.
CLUB AGM 2021
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)
PICNIC OUTING PT NEPEAN, PORTSEA
On Monday 22nd February a group of members met at Point Nepean National Park in Portsea for a walk and picnic.
A big thank-you to Lynette Thompson and Sandra Hogan who stepped down from the Vice President and Assistant Secretary roles respectively.
LUNCH AT THE PIG & WHISTLE
Many members took advantage of the opportunity to get together to have a lovely lunch at Main Ridge on the 14th January.
2020 Newsletter links:
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Announcement - VIEW National Executive 2022-23
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Purple Poncho Photo Competition Results
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