A valued part of The Smith Family

First WAVE VIEW Club


First WAVE VIEW Club was formed in 2001.

Currently, the Club sponsors nine 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 2nd Monday each month  (please note change of date and time)
  • Held at Woodvale Tavern,                                 143 Trappers Drive, Woodvale 6026
  • At 12.00 noon



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Woodvale Tavern, 143 Trappers Drive, , WOODVALE , WA 6026

Club News

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

First Wave VIEW Club will be celebrating it`s

20th Birthday on the 12th July 2021.

The First West Australian VIEW Evening Club opened in July 2001 and as the name suggests was the first VIEW Club in W.A. (In 2019 the changed was made to a day time club andname to First Wave VIEW Club.) The club opened in the same year that The Smith Family came to begin their Leaning for Life Suite of programs in this state.

Photo of the very first committee in 2001

2021 April 


 President Dawn and Marlene showing off new banner 




March 2021  International Womens Day

    Photo above at the April meeting                         


Farewell 2020 in Style


 Celebrating VIEW's 60th Birthday in November 2020


                                                  Garden Party


Christmas 2020


 Westminster Child and Parent Centre Thank you Lunch          

2020 June - Photo Competition

Category No 4 Anything related to VIEW

Just love this photo Marie.  Thanks very much for making the effort to match all your VIEW products and sending into the photo competition.   You even managed to match up with your pot plants behind you.

Vera Daddow, Publicity Officer 

Marie Stayt   


2020 September

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2020 September News

2020 September Newsletter


 "Rainbow Beanie Project"

President Dawn delivered around100 beanies (the First Wave ladies knitted) to TSF Westminster Child & Parent Centre.  Not only beanies but crochet rugs, they will be used for dolls cots and an quilt with embroidered animals, which Julie will use to teach with.    Julie was very appreciative of the beanies and knows they will be popular with the children.  The club members and the centre are keen for more beanies and we all agreed to call it the “Rainbow Beanie Project”

(L-R) Dawn Gillis & Julie McKay


2020 March

At our March (2020) meeting the club invited Susan Hampton-Mortlock from TSF Mirrabooka Support Centre as our guest speaker.  Susan spoke about her work there as well as an insight into the LFL program.

(L-R) Monica, Susan and Barb.

Successful Fundraising IWD 5 March 2020

(L-R) Ian Moore (TSF) President Dawn Gillis and (Learning for Life Student and guest speaker) Solange Uwamahoro.

2020 February

First Wave`s 1st lunch time meeting after 18 years of evening meetings. 10th February 2020. The ladies enjoyed the change.

Hostesses (L-R) Val Baird, Pat Batten and Joy Barrington. 

2020 Members keeping busy during Covert19 isolation.

Program officers Marie and Frances suggested to knit beanies to give to The Smith Family Westminster Parent and Child Centre.

Because of the virus and social distancing it gave VIEW ladies something to do and keeping connected.   The ladies  knit up a mammoth 90 beanies to pass on.

(L-R) Marie, Dawn and Frances


Barbara Colson and VIEW in WA

At the December meeting of the First WAVE View club we presented Barbara Colson with a photobook memento of her VIEW life. Barb was, and is, the driving force for VIEW in Western Australia.

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          Presentation to Barb, by  President Robyn 

Zone Councillor Marlene Gordon with Barb 




A poem about VIEW in the West written by Barbara Colson in 2005.

We now have a total of 7 VIEW clubs in WA.

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National and Regional News


First Wave VIEW Club

Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley becomes VIEW’s very first Patron

VIEW Clubs of Australia (VIEW) is delighted to announce Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley as the organisation’s first ever Patron.

First Wave VIEW Club

SA Telethon Home Lottery

Lottery is now open. Purchase your tickets now!

First Wave VIEW Club

Registration now open - VIEW National Convention

The 55th VIEW National Convention will be held in Adelaide, SA from 10-12 September 2021.


Events Calendar

Sep 10

VIEW National Convention 2021

We are pleased to announce the 55th VIEW National Convention will be held in Adelaide, SA from 10-12 September 2021.