Aspley VIEW Club
Aspley VIEW Club was formed in 1994.
Currently, the Club sponsors thirty 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.
Aspley VIEW Club welcomes guests and new members to their monthly luncheons, held on the fourth Wednesday of the month in the Kittyhawk Room at Kedron Wavell, 21 Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside.
Members enjoy a two-course lunch, guest speaker, lucky door, raffles, second hand bookstall and trading tables.
For more information call Jolene 0402 793 940 or Robyn M: 0417 781 641
- Meeting Day on 4th Wednesday each month
- Doors open 10am, meeting starts 11am
- Kittyhawk Room, Ground Floor, Kedron-Wavell Service Club
Jolene (Secretary) 0402 793 940 or
Robyn (President) 0417 781 641 or
Dianne (Program Officer - Membership) 073261 2605 or
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Welcome 2023 May 2023 April 2023 March 2023 February 2023 January
2022 November 2022 October 2022 September 2022 August 2022 July 2022 June 2022 May
2022 April 2022 March 2022 February 2022 January
2023 Aspley VIEW Club Committee
Back Row L to R: Hazel (Program Officer - Events), Dianne (Assistant Secretary - Membership & LFL), Rhonda (Publicity Officer), Carla (Delegate), Karen (Program Officer - Events), Sheyla (Assistant Treasurer), Robyn P (Program Officer - Raffles), Kerry (Program Officer - Raffles)
Front Row L to R: Lesley (Assistant Secretary - Meeting Organisation), Robyn K (President), Cheryl (Vice President), Lyn (Treasurer)
Jolene was appointed as Secretary but was unable to attend the meeting due to ill health.
2023 March Easter
The table and scene was set for our theme for March luncheon meeting when we celebrated Easter.
Members showed off their hat creations.
2023 April ANZAC
ANZAC Day was the theme for our April luncheon meeting decorated to the theme of white, green and red and the President made a very moving presentation for the members.
The President welcomed 7 new members.
Thank you presentation to Daina (Delegate 2020-2022) by President Robyn
Members preparing for the February meeting
Table settings (inset: table centres);
Our theme for the February luncheon meeting was International Women's Day and dress colours were purple, teal and white.
Beautiful table centres were created by Committee members and the tables were decorated accordingly.
Cora and Glenys set up the trade table
Mary displays the jewellery on the trade table.
Presentation to outgoing President (Maureen) and to Jenni (Secretary)
The January 2023 meeting for Aspley VIEW Club focused on the Annual General Meeting and a new committee was formed.
The theme for the meeting was Australia Day and members dressed accordingly in red, white and blue, green and gold.
Members dressed in Australia Day colours at the January meeting
2022 November Luncheon
What a fun day was had by all when the Aspley VIEW Club celebrated Christmas at the November luncheon meeting for 2022.
Beautiful table settings were attended to by Committee members and the Committee dressed to a theme of white and gold.
Santa visited and gave out gifts to the members and guests present.
Committee dressed to a theme of white and gold.
(Back Row) L to R: Dianne, Lynn, Robyn P, Kerry, Diana, Lesley, Karen, Cheryl,
(Front Row) L to R: Robyn K, Maureen, Hazel, Rhonda.
The speaker at the October luncheon meeting for Aspley VIEW Club was Margaret Enkelmann who is a cotton farmer at Silverdale in the South Burnett region of Queensland. Her passion is to create wearable art from farm waste collected on her property. A lot of fun was had when several Aspley VIEW members modelled the clothing and hats etc made from various materials including fertiliser bags, tyre tubes, hay mesh, corn husks, snake skins just to name just a few. A photo is attached of the models.
We also celebrated Melbourne Cup at our October luncheon on 26 October. A photo is attached of some of the members enjoying showing off their creations.
Names of members L to R: Kaye Williams (winner of the 'Best Hat' competition) (6 months in VIEW), Carol Hall (25 years in VIEW), Dorrie Greenway (19 years in VIEW), Paula Thom (29 years in VIEW), Margaret Sparks (5 years in VIEW), Karen Asanuma (9 months in VIEW), Paola Styles (4 years in VIEW).
2022 September Luncheon
We celebrated SPRING at our September luncheon on 28 September.
The photo below shows the luncheon tables looking grand at the September meeting.
2022 September Fashion
On Monday 12 September Aspley VIEW Club held a Fashion Parade at the Kedron-Wavel Service Club at Chermside. Below is a photo collage of our models on the day together with a photo of members viewing the clothing.
Back Row: Lesley Went, Judith Hocking. Front Row: Lorraine Nye, Erin Monti, Mary Chard
L to R: Marion Connel, Glenys Phillips, Cora Zanetti, Glenda Robinson, Sheila Hill, Christine Grover
2022 August Luncheon
The colour theme for the August luncheon was Black and White, and shown by the photos, a number of members joined in by dressing for this theme.
Front Row: Robyn Haynes, Pam Dittmar, Lorna Cutcliffe. Back Row: Gay Gibson, Loma Wallace
Photo of the committee from Aspley VIEW Club wearing their spectacles for the Make a Spectacle competition 100 years The Smith Family.
Our July luncheon saw us celebrating Christmas in July/Winter Wonderland.
On 5 July 2022 12 Aspley VIEW Club members attended the World of Wonder by Margot McKinney at the City Hall Museum of Brisbane and afterwards enjoyed the company of fellow members for lunch at The Shingle Inn. This exclusive exhibition featuring a retrospective of Margot’s work, unearthed the stories behind the brand and the miracles of nature that make up Margot’s designs. With a lifetime dedicated to luxury, fourth generation Australian jewellery designer Margot McKinney is one of the world’s boldest talents….the very definition of timeless elegance and bespoke excellence. Opulent opals, lustrous pearls and rare exotic gems explore a treasure trove of memories and Margot’s designs transported us to a World of Wonder.
Our June luncheon saw us celebrating Getting in Touch with our Learning for Life Students.
Lyall Aldridge QA01 Zone Councillor presented us with several facts regarding the LFL program.
A photograph of our members preparing for the June meeting.
A collage of various members with their Make a Spectacle creations.
Winner of our Most Creative Make a Spectacle competition on the day.
Our May luncheon saw us celebrating our 28th birthday together with 100 years of The Smith Family. A lot of our members took part in the Make a Spectacle competition which will be judged during the VIEW Convention in Adelaide in September.
Inaugural President (Bev Doolan) and our speaker, Mary Li, cutting the celebratory cake.
2022 March Celebrating Easter
Group photo of members wearing Easter hats
Gay Gibson was the winner of the Easter hat competition
- Presentation by President Maureen Mosely to 3 new members
As we did not have a meeting in January this month's meeting included the Annual General Meeting and election of officers.
Members purchasing from trade table
This month we had an early celebration for Christmas and the committee excelled with their table displays and decorations. 182 members attended.
Member (Julie MacPherson) in Christmas colours
Members enjoying their time getting together before lunch
This month we had an early celebration for the Melbourne Cup with a phantom race call entitled 'The Coronavirus Stakes'.
Picture of members wearing their elegant hats!
The guest speaker at our September meeting was Dr Kate Hall whose presentation was entitled 'A Love Affair with the Titanic'.
A fun Cent Auction was also conducted at the September meeting.
Below is a photo of items auctioned.
At our September luncheon there were 22 members recognised for 25+ years membership with Aspley VIEW. The President presented each member present with a certificate.
Members acknowledged (in the photograph) were:
Back Row L:R Paula Thoms 28 years, Val Maxwell 27 years, Joan Munce 27 years, Val McCarthy (partly hidden in photo) 28 years, Bev Doohan 26 years, Robyn Haynes 25 years, Maureen Egan 29 years, Vivien Dodwell 25 years, Eileen Feltham 25 years,
Front Row L:R Aileen Braybon 27 years, Glenys Phillips 26 years, Val Kerr 27 years, Kay Duncan 27 years, Lorna Cutcliffe 25 years
Seated: Maureen Mosely (President 2021)
Members who were not in attendance were: Bev Doolan 29 years, Carmel Conway 28 years, Eleanor Jamieson 28 years, Isobel Carter 27 years, Betty Johnson 26 years, Jill Power 26 years, Elly de Souza 25 years, Pat McBain 25 years.
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