ALVA has had many generous supporters over the years. From Hardy’s Wines to Eden Gardens, many businesses have benefited from their involvement with ALVA. Read More.
ALVA is a non profit organisation which relies on income from rental properties, functions and the generous support of members and the wider community . This allows us to continue helping many entertainers and other members of the community who unexpectedly find themselves in need of assistance.
Over the years, ALVA has been involved with many supportive businesses. Tony Packard generously donated cars for the Art Union fundraising events, and Darrell Lea was always a major supporter with the late Jason Lea being very much apart of our events. Many businesses in the hospitality industry and the fashion industry have supported us by providing major prizes and auction items and Hardy’s Wines continues to donate champagne every year for our major events, thanks to our Patron Lady Joan Hardy. These donations were usually arranged through the connections made by committee members.
ALVA is always interested in building relationships with businesses and can offer a number of options to enable you to support us in an effective and sustainable way. Matching events with specific businesses, sponsoring Auction items and single fundraisers, and there is also the option to address our members at a number of luncheon fundraisers.
ALVA has had the pleasure of working with some of Australia’s much loved businesses. Please take some time to visit our Sponsors – past and present. For further information about connecting your business with the vital work by ALVA Inc, contact Susie Smither, ALVA President by emailing email@example.com
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How to Become a New Member.
It is through the support of our Membership through the attendance at our functions and donations that we can carry on all of our Benevolent Work!
- Full Member – Must be or have been an entertainer, or must be currently married to a full time entertainer. Fees: first year $40, annual renewal $20
- Associate Member – these members do not need to be entertainers but they do need have a genuine interest in the entertainment industry. They can be friends and relatives of entertainers. These applicants need to attend ALVA Functions for at least 12 months before applying for membership. Fees: first year $35, annual renewal $15
- Life Member – only open to Full members. One time Fee: $200
Your application will be tabled at the next committee meeting and we will contact you as soon as it has been processed.
ALVA is very proud of its growing membership and we look forward to welcoming new members. We have three levels of membership: Full Member, Associate Member and Life time Member. Read More
Susie began her career as a dancer and model, joining variety cabaret trio Triple Treat at an early age. While continuing dance and modelling, Triple Treat has achieved an Ace Award for Vocal Trio and 5 Mo Awards for excellence in live cabaret performance these proudly across 25 years. Moving into fashion event management and styling, while keeping the performance career bounding along, Susie has been project manager for David Jones Suburban Fashion events since 1997, managing up to 4 full fashion teams and 16 stores, both local & interstate, each fashion season. Store openings, book launches & hosting celebrity appearances add to Susie’s David Jones association.
Presenting, compere/MC work is a passion and Susie has interviewed and toured with celebrities from Trinny & Susannah to Tetsuya, Dora the Explorer to Maddie Zeigler. Adding diversity and constant experience to her presenting side of her career has also taken her on P&O Lifestyle Cruises with fashion style sessions. A natural progression was into the bridal world of wedding MC work. With MC role to many weddings including high profile client/venues. It is not surprising that one so involved in the Entertainment Industry would want to “give back”. Susie has been an active member of ALVA from 1982 and has been the ALVA President since 2005.