Southern Peninsula VIEW Club was formed in 2019.
Currently, the Club sponsors nine 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 2nd Thursday of the month at 10.00 am for 10.30 am start
- Location - Rosebud Country Club
- Robyn: 0407 344 185
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Southern Peninsula VIEW club will follow the Victorian Government advice related to COVID 19 personal care and safe practices.
Meet Our 2023 Committee
Members of the new 2023 committee and Zone Councillor Christine Patmore (left). (President Mandy was absent).
2023 Upcoming Monthly Meetings and Events
Thursday 8th June – Rosebud Country Club. Speaker Chris Murray Mornington Peninsula Bee Keepers Association.
Thursday 13th July – Rosebud Country Club. Speaker Martin Green from Beleura House Mornington.
Thursday 10th August – Rosebud Country Club. Speaker Marie Lee OAM founder of Very Snuggly Quilt Foundation.
Thursday 14th September – Rosebud Country Club.
Thursday 12th October – Rosebud Country Club.
Thursday 9th November – Rosebud Country Club.
Thursday 14th December – Christmas meeting Rosebud Country Club.
Please click here to access our June 2023 Newsletter
Sunday 11th June 8:00am - 4:00pm, Sausage Sizzle Bunnings Rosebud.
Friday 23rd June 12:00pm, lunch at Flinders Golf Club Bass Street Flinders.
Monday 3rd July 10:30am, Morning Melodies Gabrielle Abba and Friends Rosebud RSL 117 Eastbourne Road $7 includes morning tea.
Tuesday 11th July, combined (Southern Peninsula, Mornington and Hastings) VIEW club luncheon venue to be confirmed.
Tuesday 24th July, Christmas in July at Rye RSL Nelson Street Rye.
Social get togethers at rotating café locations. Please note: Connect@Coffee’s may be subject to venue changes. We will keep members updated.
Tuesday 13th June 10:30am, Pier Street Kitchen 19 Pier Street Dromana.
Monday 26th June 1:30pm, Wildflower Café 665 Point Nepean Road McCrae.
Wednesday 5th July 1:30pm, Captains of Rye 2285 Point Nepean Road Rye.
Thursday 20th July, 1:30pm, Phase Two Café Balnarring Village.
A Friday Soiree:
Scheduled for 4:00 – 6:00pm 3rd Friday of the month at a designated members’ home.
Friday 16th June at Jane R’s home.
An email, with location details, will be sent to members prior. Check the latest newsletter for more details.
Knitting Nancy’s craft (NEW)
Scheduled for 4th Wednesday of the month 1:00 – 3:00pm at Laurie L’s home.
Girls Night Out (NEW)
Social group scheduled for 4th Thursday of the month.
Thursday 22nd June 6:00 - 7:30pm an email with location details, will be sent to members prior.
Book Club regular meeting is scheduled for 3rd Friday of the month at Seawinds Community Hub. The current book is ‘Horse’ by Geraldine Brooks.
Movie Days at Rosebud Cinema located in Rosebud Parade, Rosebud. Check the latest newsletter for this month’s movie date.
2023 May Meeting
On Thursday 11th May, Southern Peninsula VIEW club held its monthly meeting at Rye Bowls Club. The speaker was Pam Abbott who was part of the British Child Migrant Program.
Speaker Pam Abbott with member Heather.
Our Raffle Winners
Knitting Nancy’s (New monthly activity)
On Wednesday 24th May, a group of ‘crafty’ Members gathered at Laurie L’s home for the first session of crafting and chat.
On Friday 12th May, a group of Members gathered at our member Janet C’s home for the club’s monthly soirée.
Girls Night Out (New monthly activity)
On Thursday 25th May, a group of Members gathered at the Peninsula Club in Dromana Rye Hotel for ‘Girls Night Out’ dinner which is now a monthly club feature.
Our Club recently held its regular monthly meeting back at Rosebud Country Club. The speaker was Toni Arfaras from The Stroke Foundation.
Photo on the left Toni Arfaras with Program Officer Laila, with raffle winners on the right
New member badge presentation from President Mandy.
Connect @ Coffee in April 2023
A large group of Members gathered for our twice monthly Connect @ Coffee at Blue Mini Café which is a firm favourite location.
A group of Members gathered at our member Wendy’s home for clubs the monthly soirée. A beautiful location overlooking Port Phillip Bay.
Girls Night Out (New monthly activity)
A group of Members gathered at Rye Hotel for the inaugural ‘Girls Night Out’ dinner which will be held monthly. Great conversations were held around a long table.
Celebrating Our Fourth Birthday
On Thursday 9th March, our Club held its fourth birthday celebration at the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron.
The theme was Pretty in Pink or Pastel and a great time was had by all in attendance. It was a great turn out with fantastic raffle prizes and entertainment from the Southern Peninsula Ukelele Group (SPUKES).
Congratulating Claire on 30 years as a VIEW member.
Thanks to local businesses and members on kind donations to our raffle prizes.
Southern Peninsula Ukelele Group (SPUKES) entertaining at 4th birthday celebration.
St Patricks Day Soirée. ☘️
On Friday 17th March, a large group of Members gathered at our member Karyn’s home for the monthly soirée which happened to fall on St Patrick's day. It was a terrific summer evening with Irish music, dancing, green themed food and cocktails.
Our Member Linda brought along a handbag which her husband John won at a raffle many years ago. The handbag was made in 1973, by a political prisoner who was being held at Long Kesh (Maze Prison) Northern Ireland.
Connect @ Coffee in March 2023
On Friday 24th March, a group of members met at Happiness First Café in Rosebud for friendship, coffee, tea and cakes.
Mornington Botanical Rose Gardens (MBRG)
On Monday 27th March, a group of members visited Mornington Botanical Rose Gardens.
Successful 2023 Annual General Meeting
On Thursday 9th February, our Club held its Annual General Meeting in the Blue Room at the Rye Hotel. New Zone Councillor Christine conducted the election of the 2023 Committee. All positions on the committee were filled.
Members of the new 2023 committee and Zone Councillor Christine (left). (President Mandy was absent).
Raffle prizes presented by Christine
Special presentation from vice president Claire to member Lesley for her 90th birthday.
Members celebrating their birthdays in January and February.
Connect @ Coffee
On Wednesday 15th February, a large group of members met at Waterfall Gully Café in Rosebud over coffee, tea, cool drinks and cakes. A number of members purchased some of the plants and garden ornaments on sale at the cafe’s nursery.
Chocolate Making and lunch
On Thursday 23rd February, a group of members visited Peninsula Chocolaterie in Flinders followed by lunch at the Flinders Hotel.
On Thursday 8th December, to close out a successful year, the Southern Peninsula VIEW club held its Christmas meeting/celebration at the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron.
Our president welcomed new members who had joined during 2022 with their badges.
A marvellous fun time was had by all with trivia quizzes, Kris Kringle and Christmas Hamper raffles. Check out some of the happy hamper winners.
Please click here to access our December Newsletter
Photo above welcoming New Members
On Thursday 10thNovember our speaker was Loretta Lilford who was a founder of the Smiling Hearts program in Uganda.
The centre is located at the township of Masaka which is near the northwest of Lake Victoria in Uganda and provides vocational training and education, whilst instilling a sense of belonging and self-worth, to children and youth with special needs
Presenter Loretta with program officer Linda
Connect @ Coffee
On Monday 7th November a group of members go together at The Kitchen in Tootgarook for our twice monthly Connect@Coffee catch-up.
Please click here to access our November Newsletter
On the evening of Friday 18th November members gathered for our monthly soiree catch-up at our member Karyn’s home. Always a fun time.
High Tea Garden Party
Recently Members gathered for a beautiful High Tea at the home of member Jude. Due to the inclement weather the festivities were held under cover, but a fine time was had by all. A total of $1,350 was raised from the event.
Photo above: Ruth & Marg were the raffle winners
Bunnings BBQ in A Busy October
On Sunday 30th October a very successful cake stall was held at Bunnings Rosebud with members of the Southern Peninsula VIEW club. Every item was sold out by 3:00pm. With a total of $1,677 being raised from the event.
Hard working Members in photo above
Welcoming New Members
On Monday 12th September Committee Members welcomed new members who had joined the club over the last 12 months to a very special morning tea at Blue Mini café in Rosebud.
The Smith Family
Angie from Smith Family Frankston Hub
Joint VIEW Club lunch
On Thursday 25th August Southern Peninsula VIEW hosted a lunch at Stella’s in Dromana for members of the Hastings and Mornington VIEW clubs. We have been asked to make this an annual event and to rotate the organising of the day between the clubs. It is great to see some “traditions” being established within the Peninsula.
On Thursday 11th August at Southern Peninsula VIEW clubs regular monthly meeting, we celebrated birthdays and welcomed new members to the club. Our guest speaker was Angie from the Smith Family Frankston hub who provided an excellent insight into the many programs offered to students in our area.
Sue receives her Assistant Secretary badge
Bunnings Sausage Sizzle
On Saturday 27th August the Southern Peninsula VIEW club held a sausage sizzle at Bunnings Rosebud. This was our second sausage sizzle for the year after another community organisation pulled out and our VIEW club took up the opportunity for further valuable fund-raising. Check this month’s newsletter for details on the success of the day.
Setting up for the day ahead
Keeping on top of the rush
Claire presents a badge to new member Faye
Southern Peninsula in the News
Southern Peninsula VIEW celebration of 100 years of the Smith Family spectacles was featured on the front page of the ‘Southern Peninsula News’.
On Thursday 14th July at Southern Peninsula VIEW clubs regular monthly meeting, we celebrated birthdays and welcomed new members to the club.
Kay and Libby celebrated birthdays this month
Christmas in July
On Wednesday 27th July a group of Southern Peninsula VIEW members and partners attended a fun Christmas in July lunch at Rye RSL.
Soiree in July
On Friday 15th July a small group of members braved the cold to get together for our regular monthly soiree at club treasurer Sue home.
On Wednesday 20th July our members gathered for our regular twice monthly Connect@Coffee. This time at Indulge by the Bay café in Rye
In June several members met at Sue's home to make and decorate spectacles to commemorate 100 years of The Smith Family.
At the July monthly meeting there will be a photo shoot of members modelling the finished spectacles, the photo to be sent to VIEW National.
Welcome New Members
At our June meeting badges were presented by Mandy to new members Carol and Lorraine.
At our June monthly meeting our guest speaker was author Kathleen Frances. Her book, Echidna in a Suitcase, is a memoir of her life as one of the Forgotten Australians, given up to State Care, and her subsequent journey to make sense of her past life.
Her story is both tragic and yet uplifting. Kathleen’s story of renewal is inspiring. Now I am the architect of my own dreams.
Photo L-R: Kathleen Frances and Publicity Officer Linda.
Photo above June birthday Ladies L-R: Jill, Janet, Linda, Naomi, Manuela, Robyn.
Not present: Laila, and Patricia.
National and Regional News
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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.