Ocean Grove Evening VIEW Club was formed in 2012.
Currently, the Club sponsors fifteen 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 Flying Brick Cider Co. 1251/1269 Bellarine Hwy, Wallington 3222
- At 6.30 pm
- Secretary: Lea Ph: 0428 546 796
- Email: email@example.com
- Postal: PO Box 736, Ocean Grove Vic 3226
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
Meet our 2022 Committee
Main photo L to R: Fran (Publicity); Margot (President); Leanne (Treasurer); June (Delegate & Acting Vice-President); Wendy (assistant Treasurer); Lea (Secretary); Penny (Program Officer); and Jenny (Assistant Secretary).
Single photo: Denise (Program Officer).
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.
The Easter raffle was held at the March dinner when new acting Vice President June, who is also the delegate, updated members on VIEW news.
Guest speaker Anne Fuller runs a building self sufficiency program in Madagascar called Le Pecheurs Internationale, focusing on giving recipients a hand up not a hand out.
2022 International Women's Day
For International Women’s Day members created a photographic collage (above) to support the theme for 2022 to Break The Bias by calling out bias, smashing stereotypes and breaking inequality. Women crossed their arms in support of the theme.
Our Margaret, 2022 VIEW National President
The incoming 2022 National President of VIEW Clubs Australia is Ocean Grove Evening View Club's Margaret Woodhouse.
Margaret is a foundation member of the Ocean Grove Evening View Club and was also part of the original committee. She was recently awarded her 10 year Membership badge.
During her years as a member of Ocean Grove Evening View Club Margaret has been very heavily involved holding many positions in the club; firstly as Club Delegate, which involved her attending Delegate meetings and keeping clubs informed of decisions made by the National committee. She also attended Information sessions and meetings run by the Smith Family.
Other positions Margaret has held in her club include Vice President, Club Secretary, and Newspaper Editor and later she became the Zone Councillor which involved working with nine clubs throughout the region.
Margaret loved this part of her position and that led her to go onto her present position of National Councillor. In this position she works across two zones which includes eighteen clubs. These positions gave her an insight into the bigger VIEW picture and the wonderful work done by clubs throughout Australia to raise funds to support the work of The Smith Family and and many children needing financial support with their education
Last June Margaret was nominated for the National President's position and was duly elected by the National Councillors and National Executive as the incoming VIEW National President for 2022 -2023.
We know Margaret has so much to offer the organisation that she loves and she will serve this position with distinction. Her wonderful personality and her abilities will make a difference to the VIEW organisation.
All the very best Margaret.
Learning for Life Student Banner.
Our club has been very fortunate to receive a generous donation of a very lovely banner, pictured below, that displays all the names, year of birth and home state of each student. This information is printed on a surfboard shaped magnet that sits on the banner.
The large pull up banner has been generously donated by Ainslie and Luke from Bellarine Signs, Ocean Grove.
This banner will be displayed at all our meetings and will give our members an opportunity to be more informed of our 15 young students that we all support.
Ninth Birthday Celebrations
Ocean Grove Evening View Club has recently celebrated it's 9th birthday at the Flying brick Cider House. A fun night was had by the many who attended with delicious food and music.
A highlight of the evening was the presentation of 10 year service pins to current members Janet, Sue (apology), Lorra, Jill, Barb, Kerryn, Janice, Pam, Karen, Gayle (apology) Teena (apology), Chris, Sandi (apology) and Margaret. These 10 Year Award badges were presented by the then Zone Councillor, Mary Fielding.
Covid has caused many interruptions to our face to face dinner meetings and our Interest Group activities. We can only hope that future planned events will go ahead and members will stay safe and well.
Welcoming New Member
President Margo welcomes new member
Looking back - The Inaugural Committee
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!Read more...
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.Read more...
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...