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 five 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, email@example.com
- 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.
- Secretary Linda Hooper - Mobile: 0425205725
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
Meet our 2022 Committee
2022 Committee with SA01 Zone Councillor Heather
Our President Vanessa who organised the High Tea and inspired members to create stunning spectacles
During July, thirty seven members and guests attended a Spectacular High Tea to celebrate The Smith Family's 100 years. Members had been busy making their spectacles for the occasion. The venue was The Oak Room at Hastwell Winery in McLaren Vale.
President Vanessa provided a fun break down on the history of High Teas and Members enjoyed delicious sandwiches and cakes with a glass of bubbles on arrival.
We were delighted that our National Councillor Pauline Glover and Zone Councillor Heather Smigiel together with eight members of The Tonsley VIEW Club joined us to help celebrate this wonderful milestone for The Smith Family.
Members enjoyed a visit to Fernbank Miniature Ponies
Members will be celebrating our Club's 16th Birthday in August. We now sponsor five Learning For Life students. Our memorial student was possible through generous donations from family and friends of one of our inaugural members, Marie Yeend, who sadly passed away in 2021.
We have enjoyed some lovely outings and guest speakers since the lifting of Covid restrictions, and have welcomed new members recently. Membership now stands at thirty one (31). We are holding a Spectacular High Tea to celebrate 100 years of The Smith Family in July.
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.
Members enjoyed a Chocolate and Wine pairing afternoon at Hastwell and Lightfoot Winery. This 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!!
Make a Spectacle Competition
Make a spectacle for you and your friends... as part of VIEW celebrating The Smith Family’s Centenary of commitment to improving the lives of Australian children.Read more...
Resolution votes were tallied resulting in all three resolutions being carried.Read more...
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.Read more...