A valued part of The Smith Family

West Coast VIEW Club


West Coast VIEW Club was formed in 2005.

Currently, the Club sponsors twenty three 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 Wednesday each month at 11.00am
  • Hillary's Yacht Club



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November 2021 

Another very busy meeting today with all Committee positions becoming vacant and new members nominated and accepted:

  • President - Margaret Gleeson
  • Vice President - Jacie Bleus
  • Secretary - Alison Rogers
  • Assist Secretary - Kathy Boddington
  • Treasurer - Cherylle McQueen
  • Assistant Treasurer - Lynne Bower
  • Delegate - Margaret Arbuckle  
  • Program Officer - Daphne Cutherbertson
  • Assist Program Officer - Audrey Poole
  • LfL Coordinator - Kathy Boddington
  • Volunteering Officer - Bev Wood
  • Publicity Officer - Debra Levene 

While standing members filled most positions it can not be said often enough that all our club members, while they may not be on the committee, are often busy in the background organizing events and fundraising.

Today a Certificate Appreciation was presented to Heather for the hard work and assistance she gives throughout the year. Congratulations and thank you Heather.

A thank you also to Daphne for organising the sale of chocolates. A great initiative for fund raising and enjoyed with coffee after the meeting.  

Our Guest Speakers, Annie and Marie-Claire spoke on behalf of the CPE Group regarding changes to the Aged Care Assistance offered by the Government.

It is important we all know about these changes and the providers giving the assistance. CPE is a WA owned provider and told us the previous packages will be phased out in 12 to 18 months and anyone needing a package should know there is a waiting list for assessments to use the packages. It is also important to do you your research and compare fees and charges.

The CPE Group offers information on the following website: www.cpegroup.biz/government-funded-services 

Further information on the changes can be found at: www.health.gov.au>health-topics>aged-care   or www.myagedcare.gov.au>help-at-home 

All members are looking forward to a busy lead up to Christmas with our Christmas Friendship lunch and then our Christmas meeting in December.


Sweet Sixteenth Birthday 



October 2021

Happy 16th Birthday West Coast VIEW. Thanks must go to members Kathy, Cherylle and Lynne for helping to ensure the celebration was such a success.

With special guests Anjie Brook (General Manager The Smith Family) Zone Councillor Kris Behets, Past Zone Councillors Charmaine Sherman and Marlene Gordon along with members from Rockingham, Western Suburbs, Bayswater, Melville and First Wave VIEW clubs it was a full house and enjoyed by all. 

Our Club has always been fortunate to have a strong and enthusiastic membership and with President Margaret kept busy acknowledging this with thanks going out to Pauline and members for the great effort at the September meeting running the Bring and Buy as well as to Sally for hosting a coffee morning. Both events raising much needed funds for our Learning for Life students and the Smith Family. Anne, Margaret, and Wendy were presented with their 10 year membership badges followed by four new members receiving their badges.

Door prizes and raffles were drawn and won by lucky attendees before a beautiful Birthday cake was cut, shared and enjoyed by all present.

Two lucky ladies also took home $50 vouchers with thanks to Iisie Boutique who also topped off the day with a wonderful fashion parade. Must add that the models on the day all looked amazing in all the outfits they modelled.



2021 August

While our July meeting was cancelled, we were more fortunate than other states to be able to hold a very busy and informative meeting in August.  West Coast VIEW is so fortunate to have such strong member support.

A very much-deserved Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Sally. Sally has been our friendship officer for many years and organised Morning teas, Christmas in July lunches and Bring and Buy afternoon teas. These days were all generously hosted in her own home often with more than 50 ladies attending!. On our special VIEW days such as IWD and Mothers day, Sally, with help from members and kind donations, always put together the most amazing hampers and gift baskets for raffle prizes. Sally also announced a coffee morning to be held at her home in September and the date in January for her yearly Bring and Buy of old and new clothes.

Thanks Sally.

Secretary Kathy; creator of our monthly newsletter added yet another badge to her collection by taking on the extra role of LfL Student coordinator. Kathy is taking over from Ros who has held this position for several years, so a big thank you also to both Ros and Kathy.

Daphne talked to us about the correspondence she has had with five of our LfL students. This wonderful connection certainly seems a win win for both Daphne and the students.

President Margaret presented badges to two new members, Meg and Robyn. The August birthday ladies, as well as the July birthday ladies, were all presented with their chocolates, thanks again to Sally.




Cancer Council Guest

Our Guest speaker this month was Melissa Treby, the Education Officer from the Cancer Council. Melissa gave members some very important information on the most common cancers and the comparison between these and the cancers that have the highest mortality rate. The good news is that with the introduction of the National HPV Vaccination Program there have been good early success signs, with a big reduction in HPV types responsible for almost 75% of cervical cancer.

Research is improving the early detection of many cancers and this also is very important in the success of treatment, but more importantly, Melissa talked about the risk factors and how to reduce these.

A big thank you went out to the new chef at the Hillary's Yacht Club and the new menu. Members are looking forward to the Christmas lunch in a few months.





June 2021

Our June meeting is always a must for book lovers. Members donate books, which are then purchased by other members. A big thank you to all members who helped out on the day and to Lynne who took all books left over to another charity.

A very big thanks must also go to Daniel Looker who is a friend of our President. For the second year Daniel has donated a considerable sum to our club to help with our sponsorship of Learning for Life students. 

Our guest speaker this month was Richard Offen, a Perth historian who gave us a very informative and at times surprising talk about the history of Perth. Richard has researched Perth for many years and written two books. Richard has presented at our meetings in the past and always keeps our members entertained with his stories.

Thelma was officially welcomed to West Coast VIEW with her badge. Members are also looking forward to our annual Christmas in July fundraiser.

Members also sent best wishes to member Jeanette and her husband who will both be coming to the end of their treatment for Cancer on the same day. We are hoping to see Jeanette at our July meeting.




April 2021 AGM

Our April meeting combined with a brief AGM as this was not held as usual in February when the meeting was cancelled.

Current office bearers were re-elected for 2021; President - Margaret; Vice President - Jacie; Secretary - Alison;  Assistant Secretary - Kathy; Treasurer - Cherylle; and Assistant Treasurer - Lynne.

The report from our Treasurer was a testament to a very hard working committee and support from club members. Despite such a hard year, we were still able to fund our 21 Learning for Life students as well as donations to the Smith Family.

Support for our local school in stationery items, book covering and breakfast club money was also generous.

Our Guest speaker, Judi Lane (Community Education Manager – Perkins Institute) talked to members about the valuable and truly amazing research undertaken at the Perkins Institute as well as a little about the wonderful Harry Perkins whose philanthropy and vision for a Medical Research Centre has enabled researchers to work on defeating the major diseases that impact our community.


May 2021

May came with a little cooler weather but did not dampen the spirits of the many members who attended our Mothers Day meeting This was despite the continuing uncertainty of a COVID outbreak and the need to wear a mask.

Many thanks to Sharon and her volunteers who outdid themselves in organizing raffle baskets and a big thank to Bunnings for the donations of potted chrysanthemum pots on each table which were raffled at the end of the day.

Thanks to Audrey for stepping in when the guest speaker organized by Daphne had to cancel.

At very short notice the Western Australian Newspaper’s travel editor Stephen Scourfield entertained our members with his own journey to travel writing and many experiences and friends he has made along that journey.


2021 International Womens Day

With another COVID shutdown for Perth, West Coast VIEW was unable to hold the February meeting. However, many congratulations must go out to our IWD Committee who, despite all odds, organised a wonderful March meeting to celebrate International Women’s Day.

What a great way to start the year and catch up again with old friends. The work by Sharon, Jude and all the members who garnered donations and organised such a large number of baskets for our raffle certainly helped our fundraising efforts. The table settings were just beautiful and Wendy, who once again donated her time as MC, gave the occasion her special touch.

Guest speakers Ian Moore (GM for Smith Family WA), Myra Ugle (Learning for Life Student) and Rebecca Tomkinson (CEO Royal Flying Doctor Service of WA) all gave heart warming and inspiring talks. It was sad to hear that Ian Moore is leaving The Smith Family and will be missed. However, It was very clear, from listening to Myra, just how much of an impact Ian has had with the Learning for Life Students. He will be such an asset to Richmond Wellbeing where he will take up his role as CEO.

A generous donation by Maria Bristow, on behalf of her dance club must be acknowledged with many thanks.

The day finished on a high note with Jay Weston singing songs by Roy Orbison and Neil Diamond.

March 2021




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VIEW National Convention 2022

We are pleased to announce the 55th VIEW National Convention will be held in Adelaide, SA from 9th to 11th September 2022.