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
Thrilled my revealing chat with legendary Hollywood star Tab Hunter is airing on Studio 10 this coming Monday. What a total charmer! And the stories from an amazing career..85 and still going strong!
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/singer joining cabaret trio Triple Treat at an early age.
Triple Treat achieved an Ace Award and 5 Mo Awards for excellence in live vocal variety cabaret
performance, with these awards proudly spanning a 25-year period.
Diversifying soon after the formation of the act, Triple Treat Promotions was born, and a long and
exciting journey began. Many years of runway and editorial modelling for Susie segued into fashion
event management and styling, with over a decade with David Jones as Project Manager. During that time she managed Suburban Fashion Events over 16 stores and across 3 states each fashion season. Hosting store openings, book launches, celebrity and chef appearances along with food tastings teams across 2 states, she continued the David Jones association.
Shopping centre, retail & corporate contracts span children’s talent quests, pantomimes, licensed
character events, workshops and activations, fashion style sessions & runway events, celebrity chef
appearances and food demonstrations. All of this keep the Triple Treat Promotions team busy.
Presenting and MC/compere work is a passion and Susie has interviewed and toured with celebrities and
talents from the fashion, dance, TV and all things Westfield world, as well as the celebrity chefs and
foodies adding diversity and exciting experiences!
Recent 2017 events include hosting Zeigler Girls Australian National Tour featuring Maddie Zeigler of
Sia music video fame and Project Managing a couture designer range launch at the National Bridal
Market Chicago Trade Show.
It is not surprising being so involved in the entertainment industry that Susie has wanted to “give
back” from way back! Susie has been an active member of ALVA since 1982. She joined the committee in 1997, was Secretary in 2003, was Vice President to President Maria Venuti in 2004 and became ALVA President in 2005. Susie has continued in this role to this date. With love and appreciation always to a strong and supportive committee of amazing ALVA girls! And the journey continues!