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 6.3O pm for 7.00 pm start
- Centenary Tavern, 96 Sumners Road, Middle Park, Qld
Rita: 0413 138 967
Wendy: 0418 875 040
Robyn: 0419 030 852
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2023 Centenary Evening VIEW Club Committee
Welcome 2023 February
After a long Christmas break, the Club resumed in February with the Club's AGM and election of our 2023 Committee. This year has also seen a change to our Meeting Venue which was enthusiastically received.
We rounded off the month with a Coffee and Chat at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Cafe and lunch at a local restaurant.
Members attending our first meeting at our new venue
Members enjoying a lovely lunch at a popular local restaurant
Members enjoying drinks on the Veranda at our December Dinner Meeting
Some of the Christmas hampers raffled on the night
Our December Dinner meeting was well attended with drinks on the verandah, followed by dinner and the raffling of a number of beautiful Christmas hampers.
A special thank you to club member Linda for putting these hampers together using items donated by our club members.
Members were kept busy helping out at our major fundraiser of the year - Christmas Present wrapping at Orion Springfield shopping centre.
The management of the centre is very supportive of our VIEW Club and once again we were able to raise sufficient funds to continue supporting the Smith Family Learning for Life program for another year.
November kicked off with our Melbourne Cup Lunch hosted by club member Di B Great venue, lovely chicken and salad lunch, and Cup Sweeps to add to the enjoyment, at least for those of us who won. The month also included our regular Coffee and Chat plus a dinner (with partners) at the Monier.
At this month's Dinner Meeting we celebrated 100 years of The Smith Family and 28 years of Centenary Evening VIEW Club. Great opportunity to dress up in our Glam clothes and have drinks on the balcony.
Cutting our Anniversary Cakes at the November Dinner Meeting
Members enjoying our Melbourne Cup Lunch
The highlight of the month was our High Tea, hosted, as usual, by club member Wendy with lots of yummy food provided by her team of helpers. Thank you ladies.
We also enjoyed a Coffee and Chat at Peppers Lounge, Jindalee.
At this month's Dinner Meeting our Guest Speaker was Annette McNamee who gave an informative and inspiring talk about her experiences hiking the Kokoda Track.
A selection of the wonderful food at our High Tea
Members enjoying good food and good company
Club members enjoyed a guided tour of the Roma Street Parklands
Spectacular spring floral display at the parklands
With the arrival of spring, club members ventured to the Roma Street Parklands for a very enjoyable guided tour of their wonderful spring gardens. This was followed by lunch at the Garden Room Cafe adjacent to the parklands.
Our September Dinner meeting had a Christmas theme, with members taking on the role of Santa's helpers and carrying out various activities devised by club member Mel. Lots of fun and laughter and a substantial sum raised for the Smith Family Book and Toy appeal.
Lyn and Jan all dressed up for our Christmas themed meeting
This month, for something different members and partners enjoyed a guided tour of the RAAF Amberley Museum followed by lunch at a local hotel.
We had a good turn out for our regular Coffee and Chat which was hosted by one of our members at their home.
Thanks LIndy for the beautiful morning tea in a lovely setting.
Happy group of members at O'Reilly's Vineyard
It's July already and a small but enthusiastic group braved the cold and set out to "Walk with View" around the lake at Springfield followed, of course, by coffee and a chat. Also during July Club members met up for lunch at a local hotel and a group visited O'Reilly's Winery at Canungra where they enjoyed some wine and pizza followed by a short stroll to visit the resident alpacas.
All rugged up and ready for a walk around Springfield Lake
Members braved the cold weather and enjoyed a lovely Brunch on the verandah at Old Petrie Town.
2022 June Dinner
At our June Dinner meeting the club welcomed two new members and presented Julianne (20 years) and Sandy (10 years) with their service pins.
Our Guest speaker from Queensland Rail introduced the members to the trips available on Queensland's long distance trains and the generous discounts available to Seniors. May have a few members taking rail based holidays shortly.
Service Pins presented by President Robyn to Sandy and Julieanne
We welcomed our National Councillor, Robyn Garard, to our May Dinner meeting. Robyn was able to bring the club up to date with the current news from National Office.
As well as our regular Coffee and Chat morning, club members went on an outing to the movies and Rita and Jan had a lot of fun at Whist hosted by the Chapel Hill VIEW Club.
Our regular Coffee and Chat morning attracted a large number of members.
Catching up for lunch after the movies
Rita and Jan enjoying the Crazy Whist morning
April with its many public holidays was a relatively quiet month. Covid also took its toll on club members with a number either coming down with the virus or in quarantine. Fortunately, none of our members were seriously ill.
We were still able to meet up for coffee and a small group also attended a concert at the Brisbane City Hall followed by lunch.
One of lovely table decorations at our April Dinner meeting
Members enjoying a chance to catch up over coffee
President Robyn and Secretary Ellie with our Guest Speaker Nicole Johnston.
Guest speaker for our March Dinner Meeting was Nicole Johnston, Brisbane City Councillor for Tennyson ward. Nicole's ward was heavily impacted by the Brisbane floods and she gave an informative account of the devastation this has caused and the challenges ahead.
Despite the floods, Club members were able to enjoy a Coffee and Chat at a local cafe.
Club members enjoyed getting together for a Coffee and Chat.
Members enjoyed drinks on the deck before the AGM.
February is AGM month, and a full committee with six new members was inducted. They are all very enthusiastic and are busy planning our VIEW year.
The deck at McLeod golf club is a wonderful spot to enjoy a pre meeting drink and a chat. The members were delighted to catch up with each other after the Christmas break, and many attended the first lunch of the year at the Monier Hotel.
Photo below showing members enthusiastically supporting our first “Out to Lunch” event for the year.
Di faces her greatest wrapping challenge yet; a very bulky Buddha!
December is a very busy month for Centenary Evening VIEW. Christmas Wrapping, our major fund raising activity, takes place at the Orion shopping centre at Spring field. Lots of members volunteer their time, it is most enjoyable and funds raised go towards paying the fees for our eleven learning for life students.
A highlight of the Christmas dinner meeting is the drawing of the raffle prize hampers.
Members donate items, which are then beautifully packaged by our member Linda.
30 hampers went to good homes!
Julie admires the 30 raffle prize hampers Linda wrapped from donated items for the Christmas meeting.
Two elegant ladies, Michelle and Sandy looked very elegant at our Melbourne cup lunch.
Happy Melbourne cup lunch attendees enjoyed a round table discussion.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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