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.
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.
Monday 18 February – Annual General Meeting and Election of Office Bearers. Speaker will be Cheryl Williams from The Smith Family
Monday 25 February – Morning Tea at Gwenda Hollingsworth’s home in Mt Waverley – our chance as a club to celebrate International Women’s Day
Thursday 7 March – International Women’s Day Lunch at Kooyong Tennis Club
Monday 4 – Friday 8 March – our week to volunteer at the Lions Club Op Shop in Mt Waverley
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.
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
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.
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.
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 Announced
Your Invitation to Blue Illusion National Shopping Day and Styling Workshop on Thursday 1 November 2018 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...