A valued part of The Smith Family

Southern Vales VIEW Club


The Southern Vales VIEW Club was formed on 9th June 2006. Our members have great fun socialising whilst committed to providing educational opportunities for disadvantaged children in the southern region by sponsoring four Learning For Life students from Reception to Year 12, through community fund raising, including Bunnings BBQs, raffles, and special events. 

We hold monthly lunch meetings, with interesting guest speakers. Members enjoy regular outings to places of interest, visiting other VIEW Clubs in the South, the annual Gala Day and International Women’s Day, also monthly coffee mornings, Mahjong and a Book Club.

For more information please contact Secretary, Linda, linda.hooper@adam.com.au


  • Meeting Day on 2nd Friday each month
  • The new venue for monthly lunch meetings from
    Friday, 9th September will be at
    The Alma Hotel, 11 Hill Street, Willunga,
    starting at 10.30 for 11.00 AM.



Google Map


The Alma Hotel, 11 Hill Street, , WILLUNGA, SA 5172

Club News

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

Meet our 2021 Committee

L-R: President Vanessa, Vice-President Kay, Secretary Linda, Assistant Secretary Chris, Treasurer Cathy,
Assistant Treasurer Linley, Outings Claire, and 
Delegate Jen


2021 October Fund Raiser

Family Fun Day

A joint venture by The Lions Club of McLaren Districts, Southern Vales VIEW and Onkaparinga VIEW to raise funds for disadvantaged students through The Smith Family Learning for Life programs.

How it came about:

Back in March we were approached by representatives of The Lions Club, in regard to finding a use for the Bowling Green at McLaren Flat which had been standing idle since The Onkaparinga Council had closed the facility. They were keen to involve the local communities and invited us to join them in a Family Fun Day where funds raised would go to The Smith Family. We jumped at the opportunity and our sister Club, Onkaparinga VIEW, came on board to support us.  

The organisations pooled ideas and resources and The Family Fun Day became a reality. A major raffle was held with Bunnings and Officeworks amongst the sponsors. There was be a Craft Marquee with quality hand crafted products for sale, and fun activities for the children.  

Also in attendance, was The Smith Family's General Manager, SA and NT, Graham Jaeschke,  together with our VIEW SA01 Zone Councillor, Pauline Glover and SA02 Joan Coleman.

We spread the word widely and the McLaren Flat and McLaren Vale communities got behind this project to support our worthy cause.


2021 August

Members enjoyed a Chocolate and Wine pairing afternoon at Hastwell and Lightfoot WineryThis is a small winery in McLaren Flat.  

We had tastings of wine, then we had to place different flavours of chocolate in our mouth's, and then compare the different tastes.  Not many of our members could taste the difference but we still had a fun time. 

Twelve ladies attended this outing and it was worth noticing a few extra bottles were purchased for later tastings!!


2021 Begins

Southern Vales VIEW are up and running for 2021.

We have very interesting Guest Speakers booked for the year and exciting outings planned. We sponsor four students.

Our aim this year is to increase our membership of 28 by encouraging members to bring along a friend. New flyers for distribution have been designed. 



Photo above:  Sandra, Linda and Vanessa at The Gala held on 29th January at Morphettville Race Course 

2021 International Women's Day

Photo above:  Members attending Victor Harbor International Women’s Day Breakfast & Community Awards



  Photo above:  Guest Speaker Josh Rieter, Editor of Coastal Views with SV VIEW Publicity Officer Linda



Chris and Vera of Southern Vales VIEW enjoying refreshments at the 60th Anniversary Reception hosted by Governor Hieu Van Le and Mrs Lan T Phuong Le 

2020 March Government House

Governor Hieu Van Le welcomes members of VIEW to celebrate 60 years of VIEW in South Australia


National and Regional News


Southern Vales VIEW Club

SA 2022 Volunteers Street Parade

Great to see the VIEW purple out in force in Adelaide earlier this week! 💜🌂 Well done to the 16 VIEW members from Adelaide, including banner holders Janice Spraakman, Past National Councillor, and Chris Boulter, Holdfast Evening VIEW Club member, who took part in the Adelaide National Volunteer Week Street Parade.

Southern Vales VIEW Club

VIEW Executive E-News March 2022

Welcome to your new VIEW Executive E-Newsletter! Every quarter, we’ll be bringing you news about what’s being happening with VIEW and The Smith Family through this E-news. We hope you enjoy it!

Southern Vales VIEW Club

International Women's Day

Letter to VIEW Members in recognition of International Women’s Day and the ongoing support of VIEW from Doug Taylor, CEO The Smith Family.


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.