A valued part of The Smith Family

Merimbula Day VIEW Club


Merimbula Day VIEW Club was formed in 1997.

Currently, the Club sponsors four 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 Friday of the month at 11.30am for 12 noon
  • at Merimbula RSL function room


02 6495 9431

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Main Street, MERIMBULA, NSW 2548

Club News

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2020 Merimbula Day VIEW Committee


2020 February

At the 2020 Annual General Meeting in February a new Committee was elected.  New Zone Councillor Anne Comery presented the following ladies with their badges of office:

President:      Lyn Holmes           Vice President:            Beryl McGrath

Secretary:      Judy Malone          Delegate:                     Jeannine Gruel

Treasurer:      Jan Fox                  Assistant Treasurer:    Sue Donnelley

Program         Louise  &                Publicity Officer:         Anne Pearson

Program         Anne Pearson  

2019 December

2019 December

An Aussie Christmas was the theme for the club’s December meeting with members dressing appropriately.  Australian Christmas songs such as Rusty Holden Ute and Australians Let us BBQ were sung and a fun day was had by all.



Merimbula Day's 22nd Birthday

Merimbula Day VIEW Club celebrated its 22nd birthday with a delicious Chinese Buffet at the August meeting, where they were entertained by the girls from Merimbula Public School’s recorder group.

The students, together with others from the Bega Valley, recently travelled to Sydney where they joined other musicians from public schools throughout NSW to perform at the Opera House. 

Special guests at the lunch were National Vice President Pat McRae and Zone Councillor Valerie Hobbs who joined President Danielle in cutting the birthday cake beautifully decorated by Cathy Smith.

During the day Pat presented new member Sue Donnelley with her badge.




2019 Synopsis

The following ladies were elected to the committee of Merimbula Day VIEW Club in February:

President:                   -    Danielle Watkins
Vice President:            -    Helen Cook
Delegate:                    -    Jeannine Gruel
Secretary:                   -   Beryl McGrath-Smith
Treasurer:                   -   Jan Fox
Assistant Secretary:    -   Judy Malone
Assistant Treasurer:    -   Iris Ballard
Program Officers:        -  Anne Pearson and
                                          Louise Pearson
Publicity Officer:          -  Anne Pearson
Welfare Officer:           -  Joan Winwood

Attendees at Fun Day

 Kay Eley and friends in Afghaanmistan


Since February the club has enjoyed listening to Guest Speakers,  Kay Eley talking about her experience nursing overseas, local Indigenous Poet Meaghan Holt, Ian Campbell from About Regional and Katherine and Mandy from Audika.

Danielle making presentation to Women's Refuge

20 year member Helen welcoming another new member Brenda

President Danielle with Ian Campbell



The members have also been knitting and crocheting items for the “Yarn Bombing” of Merimbula being organised by the Old Schoolhouse Museum and donations of personal care items have been collected from members for the local Women’s Refuge and young mothers on Thursday Island. 

A fund raising Fun Day was also held to raise funds to support the five students being sponsored by the Club under The Smith Family’s educational programs.

As you can see, being a VIEW member provides many varied activities and this year we have been pleased to welcome eight new members.

New members  Lynette, Rosie, Robyn, Alison and Anne with their badges

Ladies working on  projects


Ladies taking part in Fashions on the Field


2018 - A Day at the Races

A most successful Day at the Races was held at Sapphire Turf Club with a very pleasing amount raised towards the sponsorship of the club’s four students involved in The Smith Family’s programs which assist underprivileged Australian children to take advantage of their education and make successful futures for themselves. 

Pictured on the left are Narooma President Glen Pisanos, Bega Evening President Judith Reid, National Vice President Pat McRae with Merimbula Day VIEW’S president Danielle Watkins. 

and on the right are club member Loretta Riddoch selling raffle tickets with her friend Margot.


2017 Christmas Wrapping for Zone NG03




Louise Pearson enjoying the fun and friendship day at the Eden Marine Discovery centre.

Delegates from NG03 enjoying the Zone Fun and Friendship Day.  


Delegate, Liz, presenting gifts to outgoing Zone Councillor, Susan and National Councillor, Pat, at Eden NG03.



7 August Race Day 

 “Day at the Races” 

Merimbula Day VIEW Club’s fund raising “Day at the Races” was a great success and enjoyed by all who attended.  The weather was beautiful, a lovely meal was provided by Tathra Lions Club and the staff at Sapphire Coast Turf Club made the day very special for us, for which the club is most appreciative.  Due to very generous donations, our raffle also raised very needed funds to help us support the four students we sponsor as part of The Smith Family’s work in helping disadvantaged Australian children make the most of their education.  The winners of the prizes, were as follows:

Audrey Taylor’s beautiful painting was won by John Ball, the $100 Wheelers Restaurant voucher by Trish Rowe, John Fletcher won the bottle of port, Betty Paxton the $40 voucher from the Wharf Restaurant and the bottle of bubbly was won by Louise Pearson. 

During the day we ran a “Fashions in the Field” which was won by Cathy Smith.


Fashions on the field

Enjoying the races

National and Regional News

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Merimbula Day VIEW Club

2021 Resolutions

Resolution votes were tallied resulting in all three resolutions being carried.

Merimbula Day VIEW Club

Announcement - VIEW National Executive 2022-23

We have pleasure in announcing the VIEW National Executive 2022-23 which would normally have been announced at National Convention.

Merimbula Day VIEW Club

Purple Poncho Photo Competition Results

There were 64 entries which saw a fifth category Ponchos in Iso added with COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 and due to the number of entrants Fun and Frivolous was divided into separate categories. Congratulations to all entrants.


Events Calendar

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

Sep 9

VIEW National Convention 2022

We are pleased to announce the 55th VIEW National Convention will be held in Adelaide, SA from 9th to 11th September 2022.