Point Lonsdale VIEW Club
Point Lonsdale VIEW Club was formed in 2020.
Currently, the Club sponsors thirteen 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 1st Thursday each month, 10.30am for 11am
- at 360Q Restaurant
Sue on 0412 563 310 or
Keep up to date with what is happening around the clubs.
Meet Our 2023 Committee
Photo L-R: Meredith (Vice President), Jo S(Secretary), Sue G (Program Officer), Anne (Assistant Secretary), Joy (Publicity), Nola (Delegate), Sue W (Treasurer), Wendy S (Assistant Treasurer), Pam A (Program Officer), Alicia (President).
Fashion and Friendship in 2023
Anticipation was high in May as 130 ladies gathered at Terindah Estate Winery’ for the Point Lonsdale View Club Annual Mothers' Day Fashion Parade. This is one of our major fundraising events in support of The Smith Family.
And what a fabulous day it was! The enjoyment of those gathered was evident from the laughter and chatter in the room as we waited for lunch to begin. A delicious lunch was served and then the Fashion Parade began - and we were not disappointed!
Karen, from Kouture by the Sea in Portarlington, coordinated all the clothing, footwear, and accessories worn by our gorgeous models. Stunning eye ware from 'Eyeware on Pako' completed the outfits. It was a colourful beginning to Winter with so many vibrant colours in the ‘Colourwave’ for this season. It was a delight to the eyes.
An enjoyable, fun afternoon was had by all, and thanks must be extended to all who worked so hard to make it such a success!
Our ladies gathered at Terindah Estate Winery anticipating lunch and the Fashion Parade.
Some of the gorgeous fashions modelled by our members, including President Alicia, (L)
Out and about with our Activity Groups In 2023.
One of the lovely benefits of belonging to a VIEW club is the opportunity to meet new friends as we work together to raise funds for The Smith Family. We are so fortunate at Point Lonsdale VIEW club to have so many activity groups that run on a weekly or monthly basis. Activity Groups are a great way to meet others, make new friends and enjoy participating with others. We have walking and fitness groups, hiking groups, movie and book clubs, travel and gardening groups and the list goes on …
Two new groups are starting this month - a group who will visit gardens, nurseries and Open Garden Days and there may be an occasional two- or three-day overnight trip to visit a particularly beautiful area. Also a monthly Coffee Morning Group has begun. This is especially for new members, but not exclusively so. Groups will be smaller and less formal and will provide opportunity and activity to allow conversation and connection.
So come along and join in! You are very welcome.
Photo above: Travel Group – Hike to Lederderg Gorge.
Photo above: Walking group enjoys a coffee gazing out at stunning scenery during their break on the Torquay to Jan Juc, return to Torquay hike
Photo above: Intrepid hikers crossing the ‘dangerous’ Lederderg gorge – be careful girls!
A yummy reward – rhubarb and chocolate cake – delightful!
Photo above: Biking group on the Bellarine
Our Members also enjoy some quieter activities with our Book Club Meets
Third Birthday Celebrated
Today we celebrate what has been achieved through your commitment to the Club! Club Members were entertained by The Viewettes a singing group from our Club. Continuing the theme of the day, Ladies are Divine, the group presented a fun, truly diving rendition of several well-known songs, inviting everyone to join in.
Past President Margarita, and Glenis former committee member, cutting the cake.
Milestones of 2023
What a great time of celebrations at 360Q Queenscliff! It was a time of celebrating the Club's many milestones and achievements in three short years!
The Club began just before the pandemic, the inaugural dinner was cancelled during Covid19, but it survived! Not only did it survive, it thrived! Now we are an active, vibrant club of 120+ members who support thirteen students through The Smith Family sponsorship program. We are generous in supporting one-off fundraising events eg the lunchbox/drink bottle drive, school stationery drive and helped to provide healthy snacks for after school programs. Well done everyone!
The Viewettes entertaining us with a lively performance of ‘Older Ladies’
Start of the school year fundraiser:
We received a request from The Smith Family to help supply sponsored students with lunchboxes and drink bottles as they start the school year. Such basic items are a luxury for some. Thank you to the Point Lonsdale VIEW club Members who rallied to the request and supplied a vast assortment of needed supplies for our students.
2023 February Annual General Meeting
In February, at the Point Lonsdale VIEW Club AGM the inaugural Committee stepped down from their positions and warmly welcomed the incoming Committee for 2023. Many of these former committee members established the Point Lonsdale Club and have been instrumental in working together to shape it into the vibrant, active and growing club it is today.
The Committee was sworn in by Janet, our Zone Councillor. While some previous members have accepted new roles on the 2023 Committee, there are several new committee members who are keen to contribute to the life and growth of the club. Some wonderful fundraising activities for The Smith Family are being planned already.
A heartfelt thank you is extended to all members of the 2022 Committee for their hard work and dedication to the VIEW Club, Point Lonsdale, and its members.
Point Lonsdale View New Year’s Eve Cabaret welcomed 2023 with a bang!
170 people danced the night away at Parks Hall Portarlington to the fantastic 5 piece local band, Blurred Lines. The event was attended by the local community as well as members from our View Club, who organised tables of friends to help them celebrate.
Guests supported on the spot raffles, fabulous items for auction and combined with the ticket sales $7,600 was raised for The Smith Family.
Dancing at the NYE Cabaret.
Welcoming in the New Year
Congratulations to the three-member team, Alicia and Sue W led by Jenny R. They did all the planning and organising of the event which ran like clockwork. There was also a band of helpers to decorate the hall and clean up the following day.
The Clean Up Crew; Marg, Sue, Alicia, Jenny and Sue
Members enjoying the Christmas spirit!
Celebrating the year end at our Christmas dinner early in December, members enjoyed an entertaining evening at 360Q. The evening kicked off with our very own VIEW ladies singing Christmas carols. After dinner The Shedmen Blues Band had everyone up on the dance floor swinging to their catchy tunes for the remainder of the evening.
VIEW singers harmonising with the band.
Ladies Oaks Day Celebrations
Trish is over the rainbow
Sue is radiant in Red
Our Oaks Day lunch meeting was held at Curlewis Golf Club and fifty ladies wore a variety of hats entering into the competitive spirit to win a prize.
Our trading table ladies did a brisk trade of Christmas gift sales made by a few of our craft members. Thanks to the generosity of our members $600 was made from the Christmas gift sales, a wonderful contribution towards sponsoring our nine students.
Margarita has the horses on her hat
L-R: Sue and Pam, our wonderful Trading Table volunteers
National and Regional News
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Embracing Equity in 2023
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