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VIEW Clubs of Australia

Make connections, make a difference

VIEW is a national women's organisation with over 15,000 members in 320 communities exclusively supporting education charity The Smith Family. Members sponsor students, volunteer, fundraise and advocate to improve the life outcomes of disadvantaged Australian children and young people.

VIEW is The Smith Family's largest community sponsor of Learning for Life students. It supports the educational outcomes of more than 1,200 disadvantaged children and young people. Through its connection with The Smith Family, VIEW is proud to enable better futures for young Australians.

Through its supportive network, VIEW women build lasting friendships, empowered and connected by the common purpose to support The Smith Family and make a difference to disadvantaged Australian children and young people.

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VIEW club national executive 2018-19
L-R National Vice President Pat McRae, National President Jan Roberts (Middle), National Vice President Annette Schlafrig

VIEW members dedicate more than 50,000 volunteer hours each year to The Smith Family. They generously give their time to:

  • read to children in schools

  • help at The Smith Family's after school Learning Clubs

  • mentor students; and

  • use their craft skills to make school resources for students in need.

Community and national activities organised by VIEW Clubs raise vital funds for The Smith Family, contributing more than $1 million every year to the charity's programs for young people in need.

VIEW raises awareness about and advocates for disadvantaged Australian children. The collective power of the organisation's 15,000-strong national voice helps more Australians learn about The Smith Family's work.

About VIEW

  • VIEW is a women's volunteer organisation with over 15,000 members across Australia exclusively supporting The Smith Family's work to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged Australian children and young people.
  • Through its supportive network, VIEW women build lasting friendships, empowered and connected by the common purpose to support The Smith Family and make a difference to Australian children in need.
  • A priority for VIEW is to effect positive change within the Australian community, by helping disadvantaged children succeed at school which has a lasting impact on their lives and potential for generations to come.
  • VIEW raises awareness about and advocates for disadvantaged Australian children. The collective power of the organisation's 15,000-strong national voice helps more Australians to learn about The Smith Family's work.

VIEW is always looking for women of all backgrounds and ages to join them.

For more information about VIEW clubs visit the VIEW Clubs website or call 1800 805 366. To find your nearest VIEW club contact your local VIEW National Councillor.

Join VIEW

Satisfaction and friendship through helping others.

I was seeking a new circle of friends on retirement, hoping for the company of like-minded women and desiring to give back to the community. VIEW membership has certainly given me all of this and I feel very privileged to be part of this organisation supporting the work of The Smith Family.
Lorraine Montgomery, Past VIEW National President 2012-13

Satisfaction and friendship through helping others.

Every week, VIEW Club members across Australia come together as friends to hear from a guest speaker, exchange interesting ideas and socialise with like-minded women, while also raising important funds to help support The Smith Family.

Enrich your life by joining your local VIEW Club to help support Australian children in need to get the most from their education.

As a valued member you will benefit from:

  • The satisfaction which comes through providing essential support to disadvantaged Australia children, enabling them to make the most of their educational and learning opportunities.
  • Participating in volunteering and fundraising activities in support of The Smith Family.
  • Taking part in regular events, including galas, theatre nights, travel tours, social gatherings, conferences and the biennial VIEW National Convention, where members hear inspiring guest speakers, receive updates from The Smith Family; learn more about the changing world and network with other members.
  • Developing skills such as leadership, public speaking, digital literacy and event management.
  • Regular newsletters to keep you up-to-date on community issues, topical matters affecting women and program outcomes from VIEW and The Smith Family.

Find a VIEW Club

To find your nearest VIEW Club location, please contact the VIEW Councillor in your local area, as shown below.

Jump to: ACT | NSW | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

For more information go to the VIEW Clubs website or phone 1800 805 366.

ACT

Area AA – Canberra and surrounding areas

Marilynne Weston: 02 6452 7008.


NSW

Area NA – Hunter/Central Coast Region

Anne-Louise O’Connor: 02 4990 6283.

Area NB – Macarthur, Southern Highlands and Illawarra region including Wollongong

Joanne Gray: 02 4636 6217.

Area NC – Sydney North Shore and Northern Beaches

Jeanette Cassidy: 02 9144 6108.

Area ND – Central and Southern Sydney

ND01 Kay Underwood: 02 9570 8680

ND02 Pam Collins: 02 9774 4985.

Area NE – Western Sydney Region

Helen Zirn: 02 9874 6737.

Area NG – NSW South Coast Berry to Eden

Jan Roberts: 02 6296 4806.

Area NH – NSW Central Tablelands, Central and Western Slopes and Western Plains

Jan Roberts: 02 6296 4806.

Area NI – New England and North Central NSW

Beryl Pike: 02 6762 3305.

Area NJ – NSW Northern Rivers

Rosie McDermott: 07 5523 2579.

Area NK – Lower Mid North Coast of NSW and Inland

Chris Manger: 02 6554 9731.

Area NL – Riverina, MIA, Snowy Mountain foothills and south to the Victorian border

Fay Valerius: 02 6386 5578.

Area NM – Upper Mid North Coast of NSW and inland

Lesley Carroll: 02 6658 9806.


QLD

Area QA – Brisbane and surrounds

Lynette Masters: 07 3806 6860.

Area QB – The Sunshine and Fraser Coast

QB01 Margaret Elliott: 07 5438 9242

QB02 Jean Jennings: 07 4128 6455.

Area QC – Gold Coast and Darling Downs

QC01 Evelyn Berg: 07 5574 5697.


SA

Area SA – Metropolitan Adelaide and surrounds including Sunraysia

Marlene Powell: 08 8323 8861.


TAS

Area TA – Hobart

Meredith Phillips: 04 0755 2667.


VIC

Area VA – Central and Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne

Sandi Muntisov: 03 9470 2352.

Area VB – South Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne to the Mornington Peninsula and Gippsland

VB01 / 02 Rosemary Coleman: 03 5945 7718

VB03 Ann Keating: 03 5623 3582.

Area VC – North and Western Metropolitan Melbourne and North and Western Country

Maria Culka: 03 5250 6148.


WA

Area WA – Perth and surrounds

Charmaine Sherman: 0414 821 001.


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