Waverley Day VIEW Club was formed in 1984.
Currently, the Club sponsors twelve Smith Family Learning for Life students, 9 primary, 1 senior secondary and 2 tertiary 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. Waverley are delighted to have welcomed six new members during the year, bringing our membership total to 110.
- Meeting Day on 3rd Monday each month
- Held at Box Hill Golf Club, 202 Station Street, BOX HILL
- At 11.30 am
- Jeanette on 03 9723 4080
- Email: email@example.com
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
Welcoming the New Year
A successful Annual General Meeting and Election of Office Bearers was held on 18 February. Our speaker was Cheryl Williams from The Smith Family who updated us on the different programs which are operating.
International Womens Day Celebrations
Later in the month we had thirty-seven of our members attend our club International Women’s Day Morning Tea in the lovely surrounds of Applewood in Doncaster.
March proved to be a very busy month as Members again volunteered their time for the week 4th through to 8th, to work at the Lions Op Shop in Mt Waverley. We raised $1003.86 for our efforts during the week.
While on Thursday 7 March, a large number of our club joined other Victorian VIEW club members at the IWD Luncheon @ Kooyong Tennis Club. Guest speaker was Anna Burke (former Politician and OAM) and LFL student Cree Oliviera.
Our own meeting was held on Monday 18 March, with Felicity McMahon from The Starlight Foundation; who shared with members the work this wonderful organisation does to entertain seriously ill children, young people and their families in hospital. Felicity was introduced to us via our member Judy Westcott.
Vietnam in April
Our speaker, at the April luncheon, was John Coulson, who spoke of his experiences in Vietnam and his involvements in various organisations including the Shrine.
A wonderful array of Easter Raffles
Gayle Parker presented 20 Easter raffle prizes for auction.
Carole and Gail displaying knitting for Ronald McDonald House
2019 Upcoming Events:
Working Bees: Three working bees on 9th & 16 April plus 1 May to prepare for the:
Cake Stall on Friday 3 May at Mt Waverley Shopping Centre, Hamilton Place
Monday 29 April: Musical Funday at “The Palms”
Friday 24 May: Blue Illusion Fashion Parade at The Glen
Monday 29 July: Craft Day at Gayle Parker’s
Waverley VIEW's year concluded on Monday 10 December, with a wonderful Christmas luncheon. Special thank you to Gayle Parker for her presentation of the Christmas Raffle prizes, of which there were 22 in total, a magnificent number, and as usual, they looked fantastic.
The afternoon concluded with our Christmas Lunch together, and wonderful entertainment from the Treble Tones. This female choir’s repertoire includes Folk Songs, Classical, Sacred & Musical Theatre.
Another good year came to a close; enjoying each other’s company and raising money to support our Learning for Life Students and The Smith Family.
On Friday 2 November twenty-eight members came dressed in their finery to show off their Spring Fashions, followed by a Chicken & Champagne Lunch at the home of Leonie Clark. Congratulations went to Helen Hollard winner of the Best Outfit. This event raised $536.08.
Then on Saturday 17 November, we hosted a Sausage Sizzle fundraiser at Bunnings, Nottinghill, raising $1362.66 for our efforts.
Our meeting on Monday 19 November capped off a busy November, when Members were asked to bring contributions for our annual Make Bake & Grow Auction. Another $1906.90 was raised on the day.
On 2 August we had a Craft day at Gayle Parker’s home making cards and gift bags etc.
On Monday 20 August we celebrated our club’s 34th birthday with 121 members and visitors joining in our “pink” theme and being entertained by vocal quartet “The Hot Flushes”. Gayle Parker had prepared 21 Christmas Hampers to be raffled on the day.
Friday 24 August – Blue Illusion Fashion Parade at The Glen. Jeanette Elkner and Faye Murray modelled the outfits and we all shared in the Champagne and nibbles on offer.
On Tuesday 4 September 27 of our ladies enjoyed lunch together at the RACV Club in Bourke Street, Melbourne.
At our meeting on Monday 17 September Marcia Tennant showed off some of her “racing hats” which she has collected over a 10 year period. Gail Stevens and Leonie Clark did a great job modelling Marcia’s hats. Members were asked to bring items for Berry Street Care Packs.
At our Monday 15 October meeting our guest speaker Judy Williams from Days for Girls spoke of her organisation’s work with young girls in third world countries. Also at our meeting it was passed that we donate $600 to The Smith Family Toy & Book Appeal to provide 10 x $60 packs.
On Friday 19 October a group of us travelled by train to Geelong to see The 2018 Archibald Prize, we lunched together and then went on to the Wool Museum to see exhibitions from Marion Hall Best Interiors and Masters – Art of the Precious Metal Objects.
Community Donations 2018
During June our club members have donated an incredible 1885 hours of their time in producing 21 soft toys, 11 cardigans/jumpers, 3 bonnets, 13 pairs of booties, 8 rugs, 23 scarves, 37 beanies, 4 adult bed socks, 5 baby jackets and 22 trauma teddies. These items have been distributed to Ronald McDonald House, Red Cross, Soup Kitchens and the Homeless.
We also collected stationery items for distribution by The Smith Family for children in need, and sent off a $2000 cheque to The Smith Family as a General Donation; plus a further donation of 10 x $200 ($2000) Joy Spreader School Essential Packs
A display of our handiwork
Our speaker for May, was Gay Woods, the Honorary Consul to Peru; who told us about her Life in Diplomacy. She was an excellent speaker, and shared her family’s life living as a Diplomat in far flung overseas countries.
On Monday 28 May 31 of our ladies enjoyed a wide variety of eating experiences while dining at the Melba Restaurant at the Langham Hotel.
Fine Dining at the Melba Restaurant
At our 18th June meeting Sandi Muntisov 2018-2019 VA National Councillor, told us of her introduction to VIEW, and journey since. She brought us all up to date with what has been happening in VIEW, and particularly in our Zone. Sandi’s presentation was followed by a fun team table quiz put together by President Jeanette. We had to dig deep for some of the answers!!! Lots of fun though.
The meeting voted for a general donation to The Smith Family of $2000 and a separate $2000 for Joyspreaders (10 x $200 School Essential Packs).
Jeanette and Sandi
On Thursday, 21 June, fifteen of our members attended the VA Zone Gala at the Karralyka Centre in Ringwood East, where clubs in our Zone shared information on how our individual club's, operate, and their successes. Waverley Day VIEW Club had been asked to set up a sample of our very successful club Trading Table. Helen and her team; Meg, Lorraine and Kerryl, each did a short presentation and suggested ways to help other groups set up their Trading Tables.
Zone Conference Display
Monday 2 July: One of our members, Dale Palun, demonstrated the art of Ikebana, in her home delighting all those watching her. The end results were spectacular. The Committee provided a lovely lunch to follow.
Spectacular display of Ikebana
Monday 2 July - Friday 6 July and Monday 9 July – Friday 13 July: Our club’s opportunity to Volunteer in the Lions Club Op Shop in Mt Waverley. We all had a busy time beforehand “decluttering” our homes and passing on our donations. We share in 1/3rd of the profits for the 2 weeks. Thank you to Margaret Elliott for co-ordinating these 2 weeks. She has been collecting our items for months in anticipation of our 2 weeks’ roster.
Monday 16 July 2018 Meeting – Our Trading Table had a “Xmas in July” theme. Our guest speaker was Melinda Shelley who spoke to us about her “123 Read 2 Me” program. Her vision is to give 2 books a month to every child under 15 living in poverty in Australia. Members were invited to bring donations of books to our September/October/November and December meetings.
2019 International Women's Day Kooyong
On 7th March 143 VIEW members and guests attended the Kooyong Tennis Centre to celebrate International Women's Day and hear how we can ≠Balance for Better. Some of the guests had travelled from Wodonga and Bendigo. National Vice President Annette Schlafrig delivered the Executive address.Read more...
Blue Illusion Shopping Day
Blue Illusion National Shopping Day and Styling Workshop in support of The Smith Family and VIEW Clubs.Read more...
VA Thanks Anne Marmion
Anne Marmion joined The Smith Family in 2006. She has led the Southern Metro Learning for Life team. This has been across some of Victoria's most disadvantaged communities - Collingwood and Dandenong.Read more...