Ocean Grove Evening VIEW Club
Ocean Grove Evening VIEW Club was formed in 2012.
Currently, the Club sponsors sixteen Smith Family Learning for Life students and is actively involved in fundraising activities to raise donations for The Smith Family programs.
- Meeting day is the 4th Wednesday of the month
- Held at the Ocean Grove Surf Club,
28 Surf Beach Road, Ocean Grove 3226
- At 6.30 pm
- Secretary: Jan
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Postal: PO Box 736, Ocean Grove Vic 3226
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
Meet our 2023 Committee
Ocean Grove Evening VIEW held its AGM in January and elected a vibrant new Committee. The Committee look forward to working with our 150 members, to continue to support our 16 Learning for Life students.
L to R: June , Ast.Secretary; Jan, Secretary; Leanne , Treasurer; Kerry, Ast.Treasurer; Margot , Program Officer; Viv (at back), Vice President; Kazz , Program Officer; Lea , President; Fran Publicity Officer; Val , Program Officer; (Absent: Pam; Delegate)
Fun and Games
Last week our Club hosted an Easter dinner meeting with raffles, Easter bonnets and ears, a wonderful Easter goody's trading table and of course and egg and spoon race. Members raised $600 from the Trading Table which was fabulous, and our wonderful craft coordinator Claire donated amazing Easter bunting for the raffle.
Special Interest Groups
The Walking Group visits different areas around the peninsula and finished its first for 2023 with a special birthday morning tea on the foreshore.
Chatterbooks meets monthly to review and share the latest literature while also sharing a glass of wine and good cheer.
Happy Hour which is held at a different venue each month includes our companions and friends.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Members and guests had a lovely Christmas dinner, raffles and dancing at 360 Q restaurant with views over the bay at Queenscliff. We dressed in our Christmas outfits. First prize for the raffle was the beautiful handmade Advent calendar won by Kaz as pictured.
Susie our guest speaker for September is a Script Supervisor for the film industry. Her talk at our monthly meeting was enthralling. She attends to minute details on the film and works intimately with the director and the actors.
Susie has been involved in series such as Seachange, Marco Polo, Summer Love and films such as The Dressmaker and Thor. Actors she has worked with include Kate Winslet, George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Her insight into the making of a film and her incredible role was mesmerising. Gosh we have some talented women in VIEW.
Fundraising Fun And Games
Let the Games Begin!!
Nothing trivial about our Trivia night recently. A great turn out to determine whether we would get a gold medal or a wooden spoon.
Fun and fundraising, a winning combination.
Was it Gold or the Wooden Spoon???
Helen Makes A Difference in 2022
Helen joined the Ocean Grove Evening VIEW Club in 2013 and has been involved in a number of roles including, Club Assistant Secretary, newsletter editor and bike riding leader.
She leads the Member Support Team, welcoming guests each month and runs information sessions to support new members. She also assists in the design of the club information brochure given to new members.
Helen is the second Ocean Grove Evening VIEW member to receive a Make a Difference Award.
10th Birthday Celebrations
Our 10th birthday dinner was celebrated in late June with a theme of Sparkle in Silver and Gold. National Councillor Bev Orgill and Zone Councillor Janet Park attended the evening
It was a splendid night with a presentation to Janice Nation for her dedicated service to OGEV and ten year badge presentations as well. The raffle of a beautiful quilt; and we had cake and dancing to the fabulous band at 360Q restaurant, which all contributed to the success of the night.
We are so proud of our achievement of 10 years and the wonderful club we have created.
Special Spectacles in May 2022
Photo above of the May dinner where all the members displayed their spectacles for a photo shoot.
Photos above are: The article in the Ocean Grove Voice on the collaboration between Ocean Grove Primary School and Ocean Grove Evening View in the construction of The Smith Family Make a Spectacle of yourself, for its centenary; and the committee wearing the spectacles decorated by the Ocean Grove Primary School children.
Easter Fun with Fundraising
This Easter craft stall, shows off the talents of our members, as everything has been made by them, and it raised over $800 for The Smith Family.
Our Club on Show in 2022
This recent Bellarine Times article on the Ocean Grove Evening View Club's purpose of Fun, Friendship, and Fundraising for The Smith Family.
Happy Hour Outing
Happy Hour is a monthly institution, and in April this was held at Farm Dog Brew House.
A good turn out of members and partners creating some fun and friendship.
National and Regional News
VIEW is coming to.... Whittlesea
We need your help! VIEW Clubs are looking to develop a new club in the Whittlesea area. To help us, we are asking you to provide us with your contacts, friends, relatives etc in Whittlesea or the surrounding areas who may be interested in joining or helping form a VIEW Club in Whittlesea.Read more...
Black Pepper ScarfRead more...
Embracing Equity in 2023
Three suffragettes greeted members of VA01 zone as they arrived for Heidelberg VIEW Club’s IWD celebration. Suzanne, Roz and Jenny proudly channelled the suffragettes of the past who fought for women’s right to vote. Members arrived wearing the colours of purple, teal and white; suffragist colours and also, fittingly, our VIEW colours. Like the suffragettes of old, VIEW women raise their voices for change for the common good.Read more...
We have some great events coming up, take a look at the calendar and get involved!
VIEW National Convention 2023
We are pleased to announce the 56th VIEW National Convention will be held in Hobart, TAS from 8-10 September 2023.