A valued part of The Smith Family

Parramatta VIEW Club


Parramatta VIEW Club was formed in 1960.

Currently, the Club sponsors three 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 1st Wednesday of the month
  • 11.00 for 11.30 am 


Janette -  02 9624 5740

Mobile - 0412 002 132


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Parramatta RSL Club, Macquarie Street, PARRAMATTA, NSW 2150

Club News

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

2021 Committee

Back row: Zita Franklin (Friendship), Christine Harris (Publicity), Janette Welsby (Treasurer), Ruth Geggie (President), Jenny Trimboli (Assistant Treasurer);  Front row: Janice Caldwell (Delegate), Yvonne Southerland, Rosemary Day VIEW National Councillor.  Below a photo of Janice Caldwell delegate and Lorraine Wilkinson Secretary as Lorraine was absent for the official photo at top.

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2020 Newsletters

2020 December

Dates for your diary
Wed 1 Dec, 11 for 11.30 Christmas luncheon at Northmead $32 for 2 course meal, wear red/green
Wed 19 Jan, 10.30 NBC chat and coffee and/or lunch

We are in the process of finding a new venue that will take a function for under 30, so until we can find a suitable meeting room, we continue to have informal meetings on the first of the month at NBC. If you are unable to attend on the first Wednesday of the month please send apology to Janette or Lorraine.  Note from one of our sponsored children, Hawraa: “Year 7 is challenging but also fun, I have caught up on all my work and doing so well in school. Thank you for contacting me. I wish you nothing but the best. From Hawraa. 

2021 October

While still in lockdown because of Covid-19, there have been no face-to-face meetings, but as vaccination levels increase, there is hope for increasing relaxion of the restrictions. In the meantime it would be nice if we could meet together on zoom on our usual function day – the third Wednesday. Covid vaccination numbers are looking good, perhaps a face-to-face meeting November or December?🤞

Click to read the Notes on Zoom for Seniors

Wednesday 20 October 11 am– Zoom get-together with our “Covid uncut” hairstyles! We’ll take a photo to put in our next newsletter that will be useful to go into our archives! Attached are some basic instructions for setting up with a computer an iPhone or iPad,or an Adroid phone or tablet. There are about nine members without computers, so it would be nice if some members confident with Zoom could let them just listen in to the discussion by connecting with them with your phone on “speaker”.

Making a Difference Awards

Two of our treasured members have received a “Making a Difference” award in 2021. Congratulations to Pat and Maureen. Thanks go to our Delegate, Janice, for organising their nominations.

 Making a Difference Awards

Pat has managed the Trading Table for over 20 years enabling the Parramatta VIEW club to sponsor Learning for Life Students and their activities.

She stores donated items at her home, prices them and brings the goods each month to set up the Trading Table. She also makes library bags and collects items for the LfL learning clubs. Pat’s commitment to this role demonstrates her to be caring and a supportive member in helping disadvantaged children.


 Making a Difference Awards


Maureen has been a member of Parramatta VIEW for nearly 37 years. During this time she has gone above and beyond the VIEW member expectations and clearly demonstrates being supportive and caring. Over the years Maureen has contributed her time to support the Trading Table, and has also supplied many knitted items for sale. She has continued to support children by knitting items for the Children’s Hospital. Maureen continues to knit blankets and floor mats for the Learning for Life students. 


Happy 61st birthday Parramatta VIEW – chartered 18/8/1969

Unfortunately we’ve had to cancel our birthday meeting so, trust you enjoyed a happy lockdown lunch at home.


Do hope you’re all feeling safe and warm during this Covid Lockdown.

Attached is our latest newsletter and some “funnies” compliment of Lorraine! and Ruth – enjoy. Please be aware of possible changes because of Covid.

Best wishes, Judy

2021 December Funnies

2021 October Funnies

2021 September Funnies

2021 August Funnies

2021 July Funnies

2021 June Funnies

2021 More Funnies from Lorraine 

2021 May Funnies

2021 April Funnies


2020 December - Just a Book

2020 November - No 1 Idiot in 2019

2020 October - How children perceive their grandparents

2020 July Parramatta VIEW Recipe swap during COVID19

2020 July Parramatta VIEW Smiles

2020 May  Parramatta  VIEW Recipe Swap During COVID19

May Recipe – Basic North Indian Curry

Parramatta VIEW crossword

Hello ladies

I do hope  you’re all keeping well and safe.
Thanks to those who sent a few words about what they’re doing in this period of isolation; thanks too for the recipes!

We’ll put out another sheet and perhaps more recipes in a few weeks’ time, so those who haven’t done so yet, please do send along some news and/or a recipe. 
Meantime, keep safe,  Judy

Few lines for All of my dear Parramatta VIEW ladies.
    Love & Care from  Shobha, 16/7/2020
    When we understand others feelings and What they are going through...
     What they want and What their needs are  What they are missing in life...
     Without them saying a word   Feeling their feelings   Sharing their joy and grief...
    Caring for their well-being   Fulfilling their needs   Is True Love and Care


2019 November

Parramatta Monthly luncheon meetings at Parramatta Club always have a trading table.


Parramatta VIEW Members enjoy lunch at Wenty Leagues November 2019


2019 November 

Parramatta Tina Hayman Guest Speaker at Nov 2019 meeting shows members jewellery

Parramatta member Shobha shared Diwali gifting with members at November 2019 meeting



National and Regional News

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Parramatta VIEW Club

2021 Resolutions

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

Parramatta 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.

Parramatta 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.