ALVA “You’re Soaking In It!”

ALVA “You’re Soaking In It!”

ALVA Women in Entertainment is incredibly excited to be welcoming an icon of Australian Television. Robina Beard (mostly known as “Madge the Manicurist” from the Palmolive Ad – which ran for 20 years on Australian Televisions) will be joining us as our very special guest. 

Robina’s book “My Life: You’re Soaking In It”, is an absorbing and enjoyable personal account of the Australian Entertainment Industry, as seen through her eyes – a dancer; a TV Weather Girl; an advertising icon; a performer in musical theatre, comedy and acting; a prominent national and international dance leader and teacher, along with so much more. In 2011, Robina received the Australian Dance Award for Lifetime Achievement by Ausdance. 

Grab your friends and “soak in” all the wonderful stories and experiences that this aussie icon will share with us. It is guaranteed to be a real treat. It’s her life, and you’re going to be “soaking in it”. 

Monday 24th February 2020

Arrival: 10.30am for 11am     

Friends & Associates may arrive at Noon

Norths Cammeray 

(Formally Norths Leagues Club – Abbott St, Cammeray NSW 2062)

Please note: Lift Access is from Front Entrance of the Club ONLY. 

EARLY BIRD:  $45  Closes Wednesday 19th February

FULL PRICE:  $55   Starts February 20

Includes a light buffet lunch 


Book Now: 

ONLINE: Click the link:   2020 ALVA AGM

BY PHONE:    LISA: 0414 591 020    SUSIE:  0412 038 950   KERRI: 0412 038 950  


ALVA Celebrates an unprecedented milestone.

ALVA Celebrates an unprecedented milestone.

On August 2, 2019, ALVA – Women in Entertainment entered the history books with an unprecedented milestone. A little known charity that began in 1979 – always quietly going about it’s business, helping those in need, always in the “cone of silence” so a to respect the privacy of so many. 

It was on this day that ALVA passed the $1 Million Dollar threshold in benevolent assistance within the Entertainment Industry in Australia. This announcement was made by Pat Scroope, ALVA’s Benevolent Treasurer, at the Quarterly Nomination Members Meeting held at Moore Park Golf Club on Monday 23rd September 2019. Pat has been the voice of the ALVA benevolence for many, many years, always lending a kind ear to those in need. 

Many of the payments over the years have been for small but necessary financial relief such as utilities, medical bills including gap assistance, medical equipment and most importantly living assistance, allowing many to remain in their own homes longer.

It is fitting that in this 40th year of celebration, the committees of past and present be acknowledged for all their hard work and dedication to this charity. There are many in the entertainment industry and the community in general who would love to say thank you. 

ALVA, Cheers to you!




ALVA brings in Springtime with style.

ALVA brings in Springtime with style.

Our Nomination Luncheon at Moore Park Golf Club was a spectacular event attended by 65 members and their guests. During this event, we received nominations for the 2020 ALVA Committee. These nominations are listed below.   

We would like to thank Etiquette Catering and Moore Park Golf Club for their stylish treatment of our event, their attention to detail and their level of service and care they showed our members and their guests. They went above and beyond to assist the association to provide us with an extraordinary buffet at an affordable price. Oh my goodness, all that seafood was amazing!   They were incredibly adaptable when our numbers exceeded the capacity of one room, generously providing the second room at no extra charge to ALVA. It is acts of kindness such as these that energise the committee to continue to find special venues such as this one. As we are all aware, the charity dollar is getting harder to find in the current environment, but we are comforted to know that old school values such as these still exist with Mike and the team at Etiquette Catering.

The ALVA Committee consists of 5 Office Bearers and 8 Committee Members. Full or Life Members are still eligible to nominate for any of the positions listed below. To put your name forward, contact Kerri Lacey –  Ph. 0412 505 323

  • President – Susie Smither                          
  • Vice President – Lisa Crouch 
  • Secretary – Kerri Lacey                               
  • Treasurer – Gayle Wakeling Taylor
  • Benevolent Treasurer – Pat Scroope       
  • Public Officer – Kathy Watson 
  • Committee:
    • Monique Montez    
    • Karen Beckett
    • Olive Johnston
    • Kaye Coleman         
    • Irene St John
    • Shirley McDonald
    • Di Georgeson 

Nominations close Monday 17th February 2020. 

ALVA proudly announces partnership with The Mask Shop Australia

ALVA proudly announces partnership with The Mask Shop Australia

ALVA – Women in Entertainment, is incredibly excited to announce that THE MASK SHOP will be partnering with us for the final event for 2019. As part of the final celebrations of our 40th Year, ALVA and THE MASK SHOP have joined forces for our MASQUERADE BALL.

THE MASK SHOP will be donating 20% of all sales made by guests of this event to ALVA. Antoinette has also offered her services for those who need phone advice, custom masks to match outfits and sticks added to masks for those that wear glasses.

The MASK SHOP has an extensive range of quality masks starting from $22.95. They offer free post, or next day delivery, and payments can be made through afterpay, paypal or credit card. Orders can be taken through the website or on the phone. The website has an extensive range of Mens, Womens and Couples Masks. Their information page offers advice on “How to Choose a Mask”, “Mask History” and in the Blog, you will find articles about all things “Masquerade”. 

So feel free to contact Antoinette (0412658696) to discuss your ideas for this amazing event. 

To check out the masks available, go to


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REMEMBER: to quote ALVA in the delivery instructions so that Antoinette can keep track of sales.