A valued part of The Smith Family

Sunraysia VIEW Club


Sunraysia VIEW Club was formed in 2009.

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 3rd Friday each month



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130 Madden Avenue, MILDURA, VIC 3500

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Back to School


2022 September Outing

On Friday 30th September 22 members, Henk and Jim, our bus, driver headed off to the Riverland.

Our first stop was at 23rd Distillery in Renmark where we all received a hot drink of our choice accompanied by very fluffy white scones and densely filled fruit scones.

A gin or two was purchased by a few before our next stop at the Almond Hut at Almondco in Renmark where we stocked up with all sorts of delectable almonds.

A ferry trip across the Murray River headed us toward Loxton.

Our first stop was at “The Pines Historic Homestead”. We were greeted by two extremely passionate volunteers who gave us a brief history of the gardens, followed by a walk thru’ the beautifully kept 1909 sandstone home, which the previous owner Ella Kingdom, bequeathed to the people of Loxton for display and entertainment purposes.

Lunch at the newly decorated Loxton hotel was enjoyed by all.

A quick walk for a few to the bottom of the hill to enjoy the “Historical Village”. Once again, very passionate volunteers had arranged a back-to-school activity, testing our skills in writing with original pen and ink. One member Sue received a cane spanking for showing up late for lessons!!!.

Then the chance to join Julie for Karaoke in the Institute. Henk leading the way with many 1930-1940 favourites.

Time for a quick “dixie” icecream before we were rounded up to hop back on the bus.

Of course, down the track a little, nature calls, and it was an interesting 10 minutes or so as the door on the bus wouldn’t open and Jim was worried there would be a little cleaning up to do!!!

One more stop by the police who were doing a check of all vehicles entering into Mildura. Plenty of police cars, police and a sniffer dog searching thru’ cars all made for a last minute's discussions. Lucky for us, Jim only had to do a breath test and we were sent on our way.

Home by 6.45pm. All tired but happy.

The Riverland has so much to offer, more than most thought.


Spring Fashions

Photo above of Models; Lorraine, June Jenny and Jan

                                           Ladies in the Kitchen

2022 September

Sunraysia held a Fashion Parade on Friday 9th September.  Four of our beautiful VIEW Members were models, showing off a lovely range of fashion from Taking Shape.

The venue was beautifully decorated with native flowers from members gardens and table decorations used as we had for our 13th birthday.  Seventy ladies attend, and as usual with our events, our ladies excelled themselves and supplied a wonderful afternoon tea that would have fed an army!!!

Raffles were plentiful, and in total $500 of wonderful donations.  All in all, it was a great day, raising funds for our Learning for Life students.



VIEW Helpers 


Awards Presented

Photo above: Sue, June, Shirley, Jennie, and Norma


Happy 13th Birthday

Fifty Members and guests, all glammed up in black and white enjoyed our Club's 13th Birthday.

Joint  Zone Councillors Joan Coleman (SAO2) and Pauline Glover (SAO1) plus ten Guests from SA02 made the trip to Mildura, a few of them making a weekend of it.

Mildura’s deputy mayor, Jason Modica, was our male guest for the day. Jason addressed the ladies, talked a little on local tourism and congratulated all on supporting such a worthy organization.

Members all enjoyed a delicious meal, followed by cutting of the cake.

Participation in a singing game proved to be popular amongst all.

Along with three of our members receiving their 10 year badges, Betty received her award for the Making A Difference award April – June 2022.

Extensive raffles were drawn, everyone thanked for coming and the day ended.

We all agreed it was a most successful birthday and look forward to the next!!!!



National and Regional News


Sunraysia VIEW Club

VIEW National Online Raffle 2022 - Winners Announced

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

Sunraysia 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.

Sunraysia 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.