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ALVA Spring Luncheon

Monday 17th October 2016 @ Massey Park Golf Club

Ian Parade, Concord (not Concord Golf Club) Ph: 9743 4113

10.30am – Members Meeting / 12 noon – Members & Guests Luncheon

(Remember: 2nd arrival time is for those Associates & guests that don’t wish to attend the meeting.)

Ladies, we are inviting the Blokes to this – so book in your special ALVA Bloke, whoever he may be!

 Special Guest Speaker: David Mitchell. David is arguably one of the most successful writers and producers in Australia’s entertainment history. To hear stories about some of the STUPENDOUS things he has done, and the STAR-STUDDED cast of international greats he has worked with…..


Earlybird Special $40pp (paid by 10 October) OR Full Price – $45pp (after 10 October) (Including 2 course lunch, with tea & coffee on arrival)

You KNOW the drill

RING LISA (or Granny, depending on who answers the phone) on 98221997

TEXT LISA on 0414591020


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ALVA Annual Banquet is here!

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Hey Everyone

In case you have missed it, the Annual Banquet is just around the corner….in fact it’s NEXT MONDAY

There’s still time for you to book to have a fun day with your ALVA mates and see our amazing guest speaker

CHRIS MURPHY – the man who helped shoot INXS to global domination

Please ring Lisa on 98221997 or text on 0414591020 or email on

Price is $ 65 per head and you receive a 2 course meal, champers on arrival, teas and coffee and Karen Beckett’s famous biscuits


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VALE: Dave Burke

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It is with great sadness that we report the passing of another amazing entertainer—Dave Burke.

Burke is a Celtic word meaning handsome and witty. Dave was also a Celtic word meaning not very.

Everyone loved Dave. He was compassionate, fun loving, dedicated and above all he was our honorary ALVA Bloke. Dave and Sybil attended many a function and event, delighting all those in their company with their stories of their life.

Dave always gave 100%. He was a regular at the Trivia Night with his “heads and tails”, providing highly sought after prizes, ranging from books, DVD’s, CD’s and of course a bottle of wine or spirit of some sort.

This photo was taken at what would end up being Dave’s final Trivia Night with ALVA. He always took great pride in this event and wanted to raise as much money at possible for the cause.

As I was searching through the history books, I came across this writing….  “Captain Cook was born in Yorkshire, and so was Dave Burke. Both discovered one of the best countries in the world, Australia. But only one stayed. “

And I think I speak for many when I say that we are all a better person for having known Dave Burke. Rest in peace Dave with Sybil by your side.



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