Point Lonsdale VIEW Club was formed in 2020.
Currently, the Club sponsors eight 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
Meet Our 2022 Committee
Photo L-R: Zone Councillor VC 03 Janet, Vice-President Sue B (at back), Assistant Secretary Jo, Treasurer Alicia, Assistant Treasurer Sue W, President Margarita, Program Officer Anne, Publicity Officer Glenis, Zone Delegate Meredith, Program Officer Elaine. Absent: Secretary Sue G.
Roaring Twenties in 2022
President Margarita, cutting the cake
Second Birthday Celebration
Nearly fifty members and guests embraced a Roaring Twenties theme at the Point Lonsdale VIEW Club’s second birthday meeting and luncheon early in March. 1920's music played in the background, some members entertained us by group singing music from that era, others danced, and we all attempted to play fundraising games with much laughter.
We also celebrated this occasion by members passing a motion to sponsor two more secondary students (years 11 and 12). We are now sponsoring eight students and this is a wonderful testimony to our hard working members who have raised funds in the two years our Club has been established.
L-R: Sue and Anne enjoying the day.
Club Banner Unveiled 2021
Our talented member, Alicia, made our banner and embroidered the lovely student butterflies and the words Your wings already exist. All you have to do is fly.
We currently have six students and there is room to add another four students over the next couple of years.
The banner will be proudly displayed at our lunch meetings. Our members also receive monthly newsletter updates on our students and the Learning for Life programs.
Photo above L-R: Alicia, with our Learning for Life Co-ordinator, Elaine.
2021 Making A Difference Award
President Margarita, presents Committee member, Alicia, with Making a Difference Award at our Oaks Day luncheon meeting in November. Congratulations Alicia.
First Birthday Celebration in March.
Sixty four women celebrated the Point Lonsdale VIEW Club’s first Birthday lunch at 360Q Queenscliff with friendship and fun.The first birthday is a significant milestone for the Club as we commenced in a very challenging year.
Despite this, interest Groups and fundraising activities have been enthusiastically supported. The Club now supports four primary students through The Smith Family’s Learning for Life sponsorship program.
L-R: Classical string duo, Markus Allport and Alison Feiner, who played for the occasion; with President Margarita.
2020 Christmas Raffle
Two of our committee members, Alicia and Sue, very enthusiastically organised a Christmas wheelbarrow raffle to raise significant funds towards sponsoring our first students through the Smith Family in 2021.
In December many members volunteered to sell raffle tickets, outside the two local IGA stores at Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff, during the peak periods. Conditions were not easy as mask wearing and hand sanitising was needed, and often the weather conditions were challenging. The local community were extremely supportive and it was also a wonderful opportunity to promote the VIEW organisation.
The raffle was drawn at the Club’s Christmas picnic lunch at a local park.
A VIEW member’s sister, Marjorie of Maldon, was the lucky winner. Marjorie, said “How lovely to be the recipient of the wonderful wheelbarrow of goodies. I am delighted to hear the raffle raised over $3000 and I was very happy to support the work of The Smith Family with young people – a great result.”
Wheelbarrow Raffle Exceeds Expectations
Photo Above L-R: VIEW National Councillor, Marg Woodhouse, drawing the raffle while being scrutinised by Point Lonsdale Committee Members, Alicia and Sue.
Point Lonsdale Off and Running in 2020
Newly established in 2020, the Point Lonsdale VIEW Club held two luncheon meetings before COVID-19 Stage 3 restrictions were enforced. Our Inauguration Luncheon meeting in March was cancelled. This was not a good start for our VIEW Club but despite lack of luncheon meetings our membership has reached ninety members.
Several members quickly established eight Interest Groups and members have participated in small walking, cycling and outdoor photography groups between Stage 3 lockdown periods. The Committee also organised a telephone tree contacting all members during Stage 3 lockdown.
An enthusiastic group of ten Craft Group members made over 200 masks for club members and the community. These wonderful ladies raised $2,090.
The mask making exercise epitomises what VIEW is all about, from the lady who made the suggestion, the ladies who gave their time, materials, and power, right down to the members and their families who bought the masks said Vice-President; Sue Bell. It was a real bonding time for those who participated.
The mask fundraiser combined with a raffle has raised enough money for the Point Lonsdale VIEW Club to support our first students in 2021. The Craft Group ladies have commenced making craft items to sell at a Garden Party Fundraiser which we plan to hold on Sunday 6 December at a Bellarine property. The ladies have already made sea glass art for Christmas gifts, crochet wreaths and a few members are organising plant cuttings for a plant stall.
Photo above of our craft ladies, and below of our walking group
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...