Waverley Day VIEW Club was formed in 1984.
Currently, the Club sponsors twelve Smith Family Learning for Life students, 8 primary, and 4 senior secondary 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 have a total membership of 93.
- Meeting Day on 3rd Monday each month
- Held at Box Hill Golf Club, 202 Station Street, BOX HILL
- At 11.30 am
- Leonie on 03 9836 1835 or 0412 626 881
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
Meet our 2022 Committee
2022 Upcoming Events:
Monday 18 July:
- We will celebrate Christmas in July together plus hear from our speaker Loretta Smith, author of A Spanner in the Works and previous owner of a service garage.
Tuesday 26 July:
- Our members will visit the Picasso exhibition at the National Gallery. Lunch to follow in the upstairs tearooms.
Monday 22 – Friday 26 August:
- Our 2nd week of volunteering for 2022 at The Lions Club of Mt Waverley Op Shop. Members give their time to man the desk and also donate goods for sale at the shop.
Our speaker was Ian Hunt Paramedic and Area Manager Metro 1 of Ambulance Victoria.
June and July meetings: Our members were asked to donate stationery to be distributed by The Smith Family to eligible Prep Students.
Each meeting: we have a box where members can donate their spare 5c pieces; proceeds go to our Learning for Life student programs.
Our speaker was Anne Catchpole Community Relations Guest Speaker and Donation Collection from Cottage by the Sea. Our member Pam fondly remembers spending time at Cottage by the Sea as a very young child.
2022 April Cake Stall
Our annual Cake Stall at Mt Waverley Shopping Centre raised $1999 which will be put towards our commitment to sponsor our twelve Learning for Life Students.
Thank you to our members who helped at working bees, baked for the stall and donated cash and ingredients. Special thanks to Shirley for another great effort in co-ordinating the morning.
Community Donations for March and April, saw our members donate 40 bags of groceries and toiletries to the Mt Waverley Community Information and Support Centre who support the homeless
During March Lyn & Julie modelled articles from the Blue Illusion range at The Glen.
Also in March, Models from Ciabella Mia showed off their fabulous fashions, scarves and accessories and tempted a bit of a shopping spree amongst our members!!!
Presentation of her 30 year badge to our 99 year old member Anna, who loves VIEW and all that it stands for. Anna is a very gifted crafter - some of her handiwork displayed here.
Our April speaker Helen Canny, gave an excellent insight into her work at the RSPCA and her area of Home Ever After Pet Legacy program. Members also enjoyed the twenty Easter raffles prizes.
Beautiful raffle prizes
Christmas was celebrated with our Trading Table. Ladies kept very busy negotiating some bargains for our members.
Entertainment with a Christmas theme by Laurel McKenna.
Making A Difference Award
Also in November. a special Making a Difference Award was received by Jeanette, pictured below.
There was no meeting in October, however we made it for a face-to-face meeting in November at the Box Hill Golf Club - hoorah - and together celebrated the awarding of VIEW Service Pins to the following ladies -
Margaret (30 years), Jeanette (30 years), May (20 years) and Gwen (10 years).
Photo above: L - R Margaret, Gwen, and Jeanette
Photo above of May
Mothers Day in May
From Tuesday 4th through to Saturday 8 May, our members volunteered to man a Gift Wrapping Stall for the Wrapping of Mother’s Day gifts at Burwood One. We raised $660-50 from Donations.
Hard working Committee members followed this up by working on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 May selling 20 raffle books for the Rotary Club Raffle at Burwood One with a chance to win a car for just $2 donation raising another $400 for The Smith Family.
Photo above: Gayle and Jeanette
Our speaker for the May meeting was Bob Bramble from Peridot Theatre. He told us about what it takes to put together a production and the different shows which have been produced over the years.
Also in May we held a Morning Tea at Applewood Lifestyle Village in Doncaster to belatedly celebrate Mother’s Day and International Womens’ Day.
- Meetings of April & May – Community Donations Collection of items of packs of bikini pants and face washers for Days for Girls
- Meetings of June & July Community Donations for The Smith Family of Stationery for Prep Students i.e., rulers, grey leads, coloured pencils, rubbers, sharpeners, pencil cases and small exercise books.
Photo above: Alison and Barbara
Guest Speaker for April was Author Kathryn Gauci who told us about her research into Women in the Resistance in Europe and her ultimate writing of her published books inspired by true events of WW11 France.
April Cake Stall
We had three working bees at Shirley’s home to make/bake and pack goodies for sale at our Cake Stall at Mt Waverley Shopping Centre. We made an amazing $2099.50 from donations and sale of goods on the day.
Robyn and Christine hard at work
During the week 19 of our members volunteered their time to help raise funds at the Mt Waverley Lions Club Op Shop. Approx. $500 was raised to help support our Learning for Life Students.
Op Shop workers Lyn and Margaret
Photos above and below: Busy Trading Table at the March AGM
March 2021 AGM
We eventually made it to our General meeting (first meeting since 16 March 2020). It was our Annual General Meeting where all members of our 2020 committee renominated for 2021. A chance to catch up with VIEW friends and share our experiences over the last 12 months.
Three of our Foundation Members (1984) Beryl, Esme and Lyn P. presented a 30 year Service Award to Pam; 20 year Service Award to Robyn; and 10 year Service Awards to Shirley, Lyn J & Gayle. Two new members were also inducted; Di and Robin.
Photo above: Foundation Members L-R: Beryl, Lyn and Esme with President Leonie
Photo above of Val receiving her Making A Difference Award
The Easter Raffle prizes were superbly wrapped by Gayle, and the raffle was drawn at the meeting. A great day had by all after such a long break. Members brought along LOTS of knitted goods prepared during Covid which will be distributed to our regular clients and the homeless. Trading table was busy for the first meeting back.
Later in the month, members joined together for a casual lunch and “some shopping!!!” at Warran Glen Nursery in Warrandyte.
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.Read more...
VA Treasurers Workshop
Five VIEW club treasurers and assistant treasurers attended a workshop at the home of Zone Councillor VA01, Sandi Muntisov. The aim of the two hour session was to network, solve problems, ask questions and navigate the VIEW website and introduction to the Electronic Cashbook.Read more...