A valued part of The Smith Family

Centenary Evening VIEW Club


Centenary Evening VIEW club was formed in 1994. We are a lively and vibrant club with around 54 members.

Centenary Evening has a triple Focus - fun friendship and fundraising for disadvantaged students in The Smith Family's Learning for Life program. We will be supporting eleven  students this year.

We enjoy lots of varied trips and outings. Our monthly Coffee and Chat mornings are extremely popular.

Several fund raising events are held in members' homes, such as high teas and Melbourne Cup parties..

Every December finds the Centenary girls Christmas wrapping in shopping centres. This is a fun way to raise much needed funds.

We are always delighted to welcome new members, so please get in touch and come and see what we're all about.


  • Meeting Day on 2nd Monday each month at 6.30 for 7 pm
  • McLeod Country Golf Club


Helen: 0402 477 888

Di:  0408 725 542

Gaynor: 07 3194 2677


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McLeod Country Golf Club, 61 Gertrude McLeod Crescent,, MIDDLE PARK, QLD 4074

Club News

2021 Centenary Evening VIEW Club Committee



Two elegant ladies, Michelle and Sandy looked very elegant at our Melbourne cup lunch.

Happy Melbourne cup lunch attendees enjoyed a round table discussion.


2021 November

November started with our members glamming up for a Melbourne Cup lunch. Our Treasurer Di hosted this event on her beautiful and very expansive patio. Our fascinators got their annual outing!

Our 27th birthday had a beach party theme. Everyone dressed accordingly in all sorts of casual gear and enjoyed mingling on the veranda before dinner. Two members, Anne and Trish were awarded their 10 year badges by National Councillor Betty, and then they had the honour of cutting the cake. A fashion parade by Michelle K boutique capped off the evening.

National councillor Betty assists Anne and Trish, cut the birthday cake.

A cheery bunch of revellers enjoyed drinks and nibbles on the veranda at our 27th birthday beach party


2021 October

October was a fun month for our club. At the start of the month was our annual Spring High Tea kindly hosted by our member  Wendy. We were spoilt for choice, so many scrumptious things to try!

At the end of the month we went on our first road trip, exploring some of the rural areas west of Brisbane. We visited nurseries, craft shops, Art galleries and ended up having a fabulous lunch at the Ocean View winery.

Our hostess Wendy surveys the delicious goodies at the Spring High Tea.

Our road trip in October ended at the Ocean View winery for lunch.


2021 September

After cancelling our dinner meeting and lots of planned outings we were delighted to get together in September. A highlight was our guest speaker Mark Ryan. Mark and his twin brother were brought up by their single mother and were  assisted by the newly formed learning for life program through year 12 and on to university.

Mark is now very successful and a father of four boys. He likes to give back to The Smith Family by speaking at corporate events and to potential doners.

President Helen and past zone councillor Lyn enjoyed chatting to our guest speaker Mark Ryan.


Robyn,Lindy,Gaynor and Di are thrilled to receive a great big cheque.

2021 July

A highlight of the month was a major “Meat Tasting” fundraiser. Sixty members and friends tasted and reviewed several samples of lamb. It was a most enjoyable and social morning and a wonderful way to raise funds for our learning for life students.

We chose a beautiful day for our “Walk with VIEW”. Not so many participants this year but plenty of enthusiasm. Non walkers met us at our destination- a coffee shop, of course!

The masked walkers prepare to stride out.


2021 May Update

Barefoot bowls has become a popular event on our VIEW calendar. The socialising afterwards is always fun. Everyone enjoys the sausage sizzle as much as the bowls.

Linda, Julie and Moya love their barefoot bowls.

Four bowls enthusiasts enjoy the post bowls socializing.


2021 June

Senior Sergeant Donna was our very interesting and informative guest speaker in June, regaling us with tales from her time as a police forensic scientist. She was thanked by our member Detective Inspector Mel. Both these ladies are Aides-de-camp to the governor of Queensland.

Guest Speaker Senior Sergeant Donna displays her book.

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Lots of ladies also enjoyed our regular coffee and chat morning.




Group sitting in candle light

Girls out to lunch.  Large group in Greek restaurant.

 2021 April "Girls Night In" Fundraiser

April was definitely International month for Centenary Evening. Our annual “ Girls Night In” fundraiser had an Italian theme.

We all enjoyed a balmy evening on the deck enjoying good company and delicious Mediterranean food.

The International theme continued at our “Out to lunch” event. 20 members enjoyed the Greek fare at “Kafe Meze” in Graceville.The warm and friendly owner taught us some Greek words and generously donated a voucher to be used as a raffle prize.


ltalian meal on table

2021 Tour of Government House

Photo of Government House.


We enjoyed a tour of Government House, a very stately building set in beautiful gardens. Many thanks to our Vice President, Robyn, who is a guide there and is pictured here with Gavel, the vice regal dog.


2021 March

International Women's Day

Guest speaker being thanked by President and program officers


We celebrated International Women’s day in March. Our guest speaker was Sarah Hutton, our lovely, lively local councillor for Jamboree ward. Here she is greeted by Jayne and Wendy our program officers and President Helen.

President Helen presented badges to two new members, Robyn and Jenny. Welcome ladies.



Happy club members.


2021 January

The Centenary Evening ladies were delighted to be back at Dinner meetings, and very pleased to hear about the exciting year planned for the club.


2020 November

The 26th Masked Birthday celebration on 11 November featured members wearing COVID masks they had decorated themselves. There were some very creative examples.

 2020 Christmas Celebrations  
Members enjoyed our Christmas celebration, including Zone Councillor Lerlene.


2020 November

Everyone enjoyed the Melbourne Cup fund raiser, glamorous outfits and hats were the order of the day.



2020 Christmas Celebrations

 “Hundreds of Hampers” waiting to be won as raffle prizes, lovingly packed by member Linda.


Our own member Julianne was guest speaker. We all enjoyed her talk on Bhutan.

2020 September and October




Julie and Tiffany invented a new bowling technique!

2020 August

Our first meeting since March was a great reunion. Everyone was delighted to be back, as you can tell by the lovely smiles.

Happy smiling ladies at the dinner meeting.

Val celebrating her 90th birthday.

A highlight of the evening was the celebration of Val’s 90th birthday. Val has made a huge contribution to the club over the last 26 years. Here she is being cheered on by her friend Janet.

Our guest speaker Detective Inspector Mel Anderson explained the ins and outs of “Pandemic Policing.” We learnt what a huge and complex job it is keeping people safe.


2019 September
National VIEW Convention

Nineteen cheery members can't wait for the festivities to begin at the beach party at National Convention.

Large group of beach party goers in hats and leis.




Linda, Jan and Sue looked lovely at the Masquerade ball.


2019 September
National VIEW Convention

Everyone looked very glamorous and mysterious at the Masquerade ball.

Large group of masked ladies at the masquerade ball.




National and Regional News


Centenary Evening VIEW Club

2021 Resolutions

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

Centenary Evening 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.

Centenary Evening 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.