A valued part of The Smith Family

Waverley Day VIEW Club


Waverley Day VIEW Club was formed in 1984.

Currently, the Club sponsors ten 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.  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




Google Map


202 Station Street, BOX HILL, VIC 3128

Club News

Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.

Upcoming Events:

Monday 16 July: Christmas In July Trading Table

Thursday 2 August: Craft Day at Gayle Parker's.

Friday 24 August: Blue Illusion Fashion Parade at The Glen.

Saturday 17 November:  Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings, Nottinghill.  



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 

Donations 2018



A display of our handiwork



May 2018

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

June 2018

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. 

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.

Trading Table display at




July 2018

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.


Zone Gala on 21 June

February 2018

Our 20th February speaker was Edwin Gill, a volunteer with The Smith Family.  He gave us a very informative talk on the various Smith Family programs.


On Monday 26 February our club enjoyed a special morning tea to celebrate International Women’s Day at Gwenda Hollingsworth’s home.


Our IWD Morning Tea





March 2018

On Thursday 8 March many of our members attended the International Women’s Day Luncheon at Kooyong Tennis Club.  A great day and a chance to get dressed up and enjoy the lovely surroundings and some great speakers.



At our Mon 19 March meeting Jill Koolmees, author of My Desert Kingdom, told us of her life in Saudi Arabia.


April 2018

On Monday 16 April Derek Hale told of his life as a conscript in Vietnam.    


Also during April members brought along contributions for the Mulgrave Food Bank.

 On Thursday 19 April 13 of our members took the VLine train to Bendigo to see The Marimekko Exhibition.  This included the chance for a catch up chat during lunch and afternoon tea prior to our train trip home.   


Friday 27 April is the culmination of lots of hard work and 3 working bees at Shirley Aldington’s home for our annual Cake Stall at Hamilton Place in Mt Waverley.  Thanks to our wonderful team of bakers our Cake Stall raised $1905.50 to help support our 10 Learning for Life Students.


Our Annual Cake Stall

December 2017

A busy month with our annual Bunnings Sausage Sizzle on Saturday 9 December at Nottinghill where we made a profit of $1524.38. 

We also held a Christmas Wrapping event at Bunnings at Nottinghill on Saturday 16 December.




Our Christmas Meeting on Monday 11 December where we were entertained by The Chordites,  a men’s a’ capella singing group and also a chance to win one of the beautiful Xmas Raffle prizes. 





September 2017

Three of our members attended the National Convention of VIEW in Tamworth from 15-17 September and joined in the fun at:

                          A Little Bit Country night.



Gayle Parker (pictured below) – our club member - was awarded a “Making a Difference” Award for her artistic talents and strong belief in VIEW which led her to assist National events, other clubs and spread the spirit of VIEW in the community.


Guest speaker for the month was Kel Glare (former Chief Commissioner of Police) who joined us to tell us about his life and the police force.




October 2017

Our October speaker  was Karen Keopter from The Cuckoo Restaurant and her driver Valeri treated us with his accordian playing.

Vivian Harper (friend of member Helen Hollard) visited our October meeting and showed us her donation of 80 knitted items which included neo-natal booties and bonnets, slippers and beanies which she had made to be distributed to The Smith Family, Ronald McDonald House and various other charities.  This amazing lady recently added to her donation another 37 beautifully hand-knitted scarves for homeless folk.

                                            Vivian and Helen

On 23 October members joined together for a Craft Day at Gayle Parker’s home where we learnt new skills in card making and flower arranging.



November 2017

On 3 November we met at Leonie Clark’s home for a Spring Racing Celebration lunch of chicken and champagne.  Carole Smith won the best hat on the day. 



Our annual Make Bake & Grow Auction was held at our meeting with 80 guests bidding for home made crafts, food and plants.  We made a profit of over $2000 on the day.  



July 2017

3-7 & 10-14 July – Waverley Day VIEW members volunteered to man the Lions Op Shop in Mt Waverley.  Amount raised was $1453.

Monday 17 July – Annette Schlafrig gave us an insight of her path to becoming VIEW National Councillor.  This talk was followed by a “fun” general knowledge quiz.  At this meeting members bought along items of school stationery to be forwarded to The Smith Family for distribution to needy families.  



                       Completed works by our wonderful knitters


August 2017

Thursday 3 August – we visited The Costume Collection in Bulleen which houses Australian Fashions from 1788 to the present day.  After looking through the Collection we joined together for lunch at the Yarra Valley Country Club.

Friday 18 August – Two of our members modelled the latest fashions at Blue Illusion at The Glen.  We enjoyed champagne and nibbles while watching the parade. 


                                            Blue Illusion at the Glen

Monday 21 August – our speaker was Personal Jeweller, Adrian Dickens from Circa AD Jewels, who told us stories and photos behind some very famous jewels including an insight into many of the familiar personal pieces owned and worn by the Queen and other senior members of the Royal Family.   This was our 33rd Birthday meeting and we welcomed 30 guests from 5 other VIEW clubs. 


                     Waverely Day VIEW celebrates 33 years


National and Regional News


Waverley Day VIEW Club

Blue Illusion Shopping Day Announced

Save the Date Blue Illusion have announced that they will be holding a Styling Workshop/National shopping day on Thursday 1 November 2018 in support of The Smith Family and VIEW Clubs.

Waverley Day VIEW Club

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.

Waverley Day VIEW Club

2018 VA Gala

The 2018 VA Gala was held on Thursday 21st June at Karralyka Centre Ringwood Vic. 160 VIEW members, VIEW dignitaries and visitors enjoyed a fantastic day which had the theme "If you are happy and you know it"! Everyone wore their happy colours to brighten the shortest day of the year.


Events Calendar

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

Sep 13

VIEW National Convention 2019

Save the Date for National Convention 2019