ALVA Goes Gold Coast

October 9, 2017

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THE Australian Ladies Variety Association (ALVA), made up of entertainers and wives of entertainers, is staging a special event for Queensland and New South Wales members and partners at South Tweed Sports Club on October 16 from 10am (Qld time).

ALVA President Susie Smither, based in Sydney, said the ALVA Goes Gold Coast event is being held to bring together members who have left Sydney and moved to the Gold Coast.

“Quite a few of our members over the years have packed up and moved to the Gold Coast. Some have retired up there and others have pursued career opportunities,” she said.

The idea to hold an ALVA luncheon for Queensland members is not new, however, she admitted.

“We have actually been talking about it for years but getting a date that suited everyone has always been the major challenge,” said Susie.

She paid tribute to Qld entertainer and ALVA Life Member Patti Bond, of Coombabah, for finally being able to set a date and bring the luncheon idea to fruition.

“Patti, who hosts her own community radio show called `Dancing Around the Kitchen’, is a great networker and volunteered to get the ball rolling and she has done just that.”

Susie said she will be joined by many of ALVA’s top achievers at the event, including the association's Founding President Toni Stevens and Life Members such as Geraldine Fitzgerald.

“The lunch will give members and their partners an ideal opportunity to reconnect or connect with each other in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.”

Tickets booked by the evening of Monday, October 9 are $35 (Earlybird) or from October 10 to 16, $45. Just call Patti Bond on 0409 391 526 or book online at

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One Response to “ALVA Goes Gold Coast”

  1. Patti Bond Says:

    Hi Shirley
    Thank you for your great support! As a Life Member I am delighted and very excited that ALVA is coming to QLD and Northern NSW! Over the years due to work commitments I could never attend Meetings or Functions in Sydney but since moving to the Gold Coast and a change in my work schedule, I am delighted to be able to contribute time to help promote and encourage others to participate and actually have some time to reacquaint with fellow Entertainers and Associates! Such a great feeling to be able to give something back to the Industry we all love – it will be a great day Monday 16th October 2017! Looking forward to the event with great enthusiasm and the many chats and laughs we will all have!
    Kind Regards


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