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 15th April – Presentation on Yawa Aquatic Centre

Thursday 13th May – Presentation from Jo Mackay, Program Co-ordinator from the Smith Family Frankston Hub

Thursday 10th June – Presentation from local historian Ray Gibb.  Ray has a vast knowledge of the history of the Southern Mornington Peninsula and early characters who began and continued white settlement here.  He will be telling us many stories about these characters.

Thursday 8th July – Speaker TBA

Thursday 12th August – Speaker TBA

Thursday 9th September – Speaker TBA

Thursday 22nd October – Speaker TBA

Thursday 11th November – Speaker TBA

Thursday 2nd December – Christmas lunch


Please click here to access the April 2021 Newsletter



Other Events Coming Up

Mulberry Hill National Trust tour

Tuesday 27th April 10.00am visiting a National Trust house of significance at 385 Golflinks Road Langwarren South.  $10 to be paid by 12th April.  Check the latest newsletter for more information.

Movie June Again

Friday 7th May 11am (approx.) at Rosebud Cinemas.  Check the latest newsletter for more information.

Australian Ballet School

Friday 21st May 1:30pm at Frankston Arts Centre.  Check the latest newsletter for more information.

Regular events coming up

Connect@Coffeesocial get togethers at rotating café locations.

Wednesday 7th April, 10:00am at Aqua Blue Café, 2115 Pt Nepean Road Rye.

Tuesday 20th April, 10:00am at Blairgowrie Café, 2837 Pt Nepean Road Blairgowrie.

Wednesday 5th May, Peninsula Pantry 43a Wondaree Street Rye

Tuesday 18th May, Mr Sticksenbones, 99 Ocean Beach Road Sorrento

Weekly Walking Group.  We will meet at 9:30am from rotating locations. Please call Mandy or Faye to confirm attendance.

Tuesday 13th April, Rosebud Pier

Wednesday 21st April, at McCrae Lighthouse

Thursday 29th April, at Dromana Pier

Monday 3rd May, at Rye Pier

Tuesday 11th May, at Rosebud Pier

Wednesday 19th May, at McCrae Lighthouse

Thursday 27th May, at Dromana Pier

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 15th April – Meet at Sue Ackland’s (Rye) home and bring along drinks &/or nibbles.

Friday 21st May – Meet at Jude Ritters home (McCrae) and bring along drinks &/or nibbles.


Mulberry Hill National Trust tour

Tuesday 27th April 10.00am visiting a National Trust house of significance at 385 Golflinks Road Langwarren South.  $10 to be paid by 12th April.  Check the latest newsletter for more information.



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.








First Birthday in March 2020

Thursday 12th March – The Southern Peninsula VIEW Club held its 1st Birthday celebration at Rosebud Country Club.  We had a wonderful turnout with guests Chris Brayne (Victorian Member for Nepean), Antonella Celi (Mornington Peninsula Seawinds Ward Councillor) and Kellie Vella (Programs Coordinator, The Smith Family, Frankston) in attendance.  Along with a number of visiting members from Mornington, Phillip Island, Berwick Evening, Brighton and Mordialloc/Chelsea VIEW Clubs whose support was greatly appreciated.The theme for the birthday was Downton Abbey and everyone certainly got into the 1920’s swing of things. 

A big thank you goes out to our 1st Birthday sub-committee who organised a wonderful time with fantastic raffle prizes and a 1920’s trivia quiz and acapella group ‘Larking About’ also entertained us.

Unfortunately, our President, Natalie Derri, having only recently returned from the Asian countries was in self-isolation on the day.




MARCH 2020

Wednesday 4th March – A group of our members visited the McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park.

As described by Mandy (Program Officer)

For three years I have driven past the sign for McClelland Park and every time I promised myself to turn off the freeway and satisfy my curiosity. With five of our members we took the turn off and was introduced to a most wondrous place and one truly worth your time and effort.





The 16-hectare property, gifted to the people of Victoria by the McClelland family in 1971, houses a gallery, workshops and studios, over 100 modern sculptures and landscaped gardens/indigenous bushland. Basically, it has something for everyone who appreciates the Arts particularly Australian Art.

 Harry McClelland came, with his family to Frankston in 1912 and was originally from Scotland. From our “guides” we gleaned that he was a bit of a “Bohemian” and established an artist’s colony in the 1920s thus bringing together many painters, sculptors and artisans of the time.



A major patron of the gallery and park was Dame Elisabeth Murdoch who up until her death in 2012, commissioned many of the more modern pieces. Her farm abuts the park and is well worth a visit {Garden Lovers].

 Due to the immense size of the park and the number of exhibits, I feel, that it well worth another visit. Taking the guided tour is recommended as it helps to weave a fuller picture and understanding of the exhibits. Closed till mid-April this Park should make it onto your “TO DO” list for early spring.



Please click here to access March Newsletter 




Southern Peninsula's AGM was held on Thursday 13th February at Rosebud Country Club.  There was a wonderful turnout and a 2020 committee was elected and sworn in by Lyn Geer (Area VB Advisor).  New members welcomed to the Committee are; Sue  (Secretary), Roslyn  (Delegate) and Linda (Publicity Officer).

A big thank-you to Jill who stepped down as assistant secretary (Jill will continue to produce our fantastic newsletter) while Sandra will move from the secretary to the assistant secretary role.

The committee looks forward to an even bigger and better year in 2020.




Monday 17th February – A group of our VIEW members attended the movie ‘Richard Jewell’ at Rosebud Cinemas.  It tells the story of how during 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, security guard Richard Jewell discovered a suspicious backpack under a bench in Centennial Park.  Despite some reluctance the general consensus it was agree it was a well-made movie with an interesting story. Afterwards coffee and a great chat was enjoyed by all.







Friday 21st February  – Our latest book club meeting was held at Seawinds Community Hub Rosebud.  Our February book is ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama.

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).








Conquering Queenscliff


Thursday 27th February – A group of VIEW members enjoyed the Sorrento to Queenscliff ferry for a day trip.  As told by Program Officer Mandy.


Our group of adventurers set forth to conquer Queenscliff.  Under the guidance of Program Officer Faye we set sail on the ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff and had a calm crossing [dolphins were sighted close to the Portsea shoreline].

On landing we set forth to discover the hidden treasures of the Queenscliff Maritime Museum. A ‘crusty old seadog’ charmed us with his stories of early exploration, shipwrecks and the workings of many a boat on display. I observed that many of our crew went a wandering through the museums exhibitions that ranged from-early lighthouses to port pilot boats. If you have an interest in all things nautical this is the place to go.

After a brisk walk up to the Main St. we found a very out of the way Nursery come café and refuelled the engines. After lunch “retail therapy “ was the order of the day with some ladies returning to the ferry laden up with purchases. Again, I must say the day was a great opportunity to extend our friendships, fitness levels, nautical knowledge and appreciation of the history of our Victorian coastline.







Please click here to access February Newsletter












January 2020

Program Officer Mandy reports back on our first movie day which was held on Thursday 2nd January Little Women.

How many ways would you think Hollywood could tell the same story?

It has actually produced 5 versions! Well 18 intrepid VIEW movie buffs saw an excellent adaptation of Louisa May Alcotts -Little Women. Many of us had seen at least 3 versions of this beloved story but it still bought a tear to our eye when Beth passed on…

The film focused on many issues of the time and gave us much insight into -class structure/the role of women/ marriage expectations and the devastation of war. I am sure that any viewer who has two or more sisters would empathise with the family dynamics shown in the film. For me the highlights were-Meryl Streep as Aunt March with her great one liners; Amy with her dress sense and her realisation that she could not paint to save herself and finally Jo with her obsession to become a published writer no matter what obstacles were placed in her way. Again this movie was both entertaining and quite uplifting.

After the movie some ladies partook of a late lunch at the Bakery Café and prepared themselves for the “flood” of grandchildren soon to visit.








Thursday 9 January: As there was no monthly meeting schedules for January a group of members enjoyed a casual lunch at a local winery, Morning Sun Vineyard Main Ridge.







Friday 17 January: Our first 2020 book club meeting was held at Seawinds Community Hub Rosebud.  Our first book for 2020 is 'A Letter from Paris'.  This concerns letters dated from 1949, which details an affair between Louisa's father and Michelle's grandmother.  Louisa decides to find out more about her father who died when she was only six.

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 ie $15 per person. 


Our inaugural Connect@Coffee social get together was held on Tuesday 7th January at Blue Mini Cafe Capel Sound.  This was followed by a second get together on Monday 20th January at Cooee Cafe  Rosebud.

As reported by Program Officer, Mandy: 

It was great to see so many members [20] sharing a cuppa and a catch up.  VIEW offers us the opportunity to not only forge new friendships but also to offer support to each other. Clearly, by the level of conversation and the fact that we continued to well after midday, these get-together's are achieving their purpose.



National and Regional News


Southern Peninsula VIEW Club

SA Telethon Home Lottery

Lottery is now open. Purchase your tickets now!

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.