A valued part of The Smith Family

Oakleigh Evening VIEW Club


Oakleigh Evening VIEW Club was formed in 1994.

Currently, the Club sponsors six 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.


  • Meeting Day on 4th Monday each month, with December meeting 2nd Monday
  • Held at the R.S.L. Club
  • At 6.30 pm


Claire on 03 9563 3855  or  Mob:  0400175039



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Drummond Street, OAKLEIGH, VIC 3166

Club News

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

Meet our 2021 Committe


A successful AGM with a new committee sworn in!!

We also raised $360 by people bringing items for a Silent Auction.

We are Back

                            Welcoming new member


2021 November

Another wonderful meeting. So happy to be able to meet face to face. 

Helen Canny from RSPCA Victoria was the club’s guest speaker in November. She presented a very informative talk about the work the RSPCA does, to ensure animals find forever homes. Even following their owners wishes as to rehoming their pets when their owner passes away.

Amazing work that’s continued for 150 years. 

We also were able to present a new club member with her badge.


Photo above: guest speaker, Helen Canny.


Sharing Recipes


In October 2021

The October ZOOM meeting had a sharing recipes theme. There were many memories about family favourite cakes, biscuit and desserts.

The evening concluded by discussing what recipe we might try next; banana bread, fruit loaf and apple cake were some that were chosen.

Members are really hoping to have our November meeting face to face. Fingers crossed!!

Spring Into September 2021

The September meeting had a Spring Flower theme. Members loved seeing other people’s creativity in the hats or head wear they wore.

We also shared photos of our gardens and chatted about plants that have a special memory for us.

Spring Hats

Zooming In

Our club was privileged to have author Katherine_Kovacic as our guest speaker on ZOOM this month. She gave us an insight into how she approaches researching before she writes a book. Her book The Schoolgirl Strangler focuses on four murders that occurred in Melbourne in the 1930s. It’s one of four books she has published so far, but the only nonfiction one. 

We had eighteen people join in the zoom meeting including Colleen, one of our members, who’s currently in Iceland. We all thought Katherine was so interesting to hear with many of our members saying they will purchase one or more of her books.

August 2021


Zooming Again in July 2021

Our July meeting had to be via ZOOM due to Lockdown restrictions. Instead, we had a Show and Tell about our pets, past and present. Some great stories. Hopefully we will be able to have a dinner meeting in August.


June 2021

Thank you to Alice Mahar from the Corner Store Network for coming to speak at our VIEW meeting last night. Her brother Jake came along to help with the tech side of the presentation

The feedback from the meeting was admiration for the work carried out in developing better conditions for farmers in Timor-Leste by paying them a fair wage and price for their produce. 

Preserving local fruit and produce, roasting coffee and planting trees underpin the aim of achieving food justice for the people of Timor-Leste.

The Corner Store

2021 April

On April 26th we had a fabulous evening learning the history of the trailblazing Dame Nellie Melba from Sue Thompson our guest speaker. 

It was also plant night and the green thumbs had certainly been busy filling the trading table with plants to sell.  Total raised from our plant sale was $240!!!

Photo above of guest speaker Sue





Plants in abundance

Honouring Dot

Our club paid a fitting tribute to Dot who passed away recently. Aged in her 90s Dot was one of our founding members. She always organised the cake stalls each year. In her honour we held “Dot’s Cake Stall” at our March meeting and raised over $340. 



Guest Speaker via Zoom in March 2021

We also held our first guest speaker via ZOOM.


Christmas Celebrations

After Melbourne’s long Lock-down, forty-three members and guests were ecstatic to enjoy the first face to face meeting since February, for our annual Christmas Party!!

Everyone so enjoyed catching up with old friends, welcoming new friends, playing games and just being able to be together. Pass the candy cane was a fun game!! 

The club welcomed two new members by presenting them with their membership badges; as well as welcoming another lady who joined on the night!!




December 2020



Zoom with Julian Mather



In November 2020 

Julian Mather held us all enthralled whilst listening to him on our ZOOM Club meeting last Monday evening.

He told very simply about ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. His book The Second Best Job in the World  is full of stories about his life as an ABC cameraman.



2020 October

After many months of Lockdown it was so good to meet at Warrawee Park this morning!! Eighteen people altogether but we spread out and stayed COVIDSAFE!

Emerging from Lockdown



Oakleigh Evening continues to Thrive

Our September ZOOM meeting last night featured a talk by Mandar Nelson who related her experiences of living with autism.

She was an engaging speaker who gave our members an interesting insight into her “colourful life”. Many questions were asked and answered during and after her talk.

Zooming in September 2020


National and Regional News


Oakleigh Evening VIEW Club

2021 Resolutions

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

Oakleigh 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.

Oakleigh 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.