South Tweed Sports Club
Hope everyone is well and managing to fight of the sniffles and colds with the cold weather upon us. Here is something to warm you up…………..the latest edition of The Buzz Newsletter! Thanks to Editor Jacqui Alexander and ALL members that contributed to this edition. It takes a village to create and implement all our ALVA events and happenings, so I am sending a thank you to the 2018 Committee as well as the many, many Members and Friends of ALVA who contribute to the village every year.
Message from The Benevolent Corner:
Hi ALVA Girls, Winter is here so I want you to reach out to anyone you may know, in the Industry, that may be struggling a bit. Please let me know if ALVA can help, we pay bills for those in need and this is the time electricity and gas bills go up, make sure no one is freezing. Email Pat: email@example.com
So make a cuppa or a tasty beverage, put your feet up and enjoy ALVA BUZZ Vol18 Issue1 Final
Monday May 28th 2018
Arrival: 10.30am for 11am (Friends & Associates may arrive at Noon)
Cammeray Golf Club (Park Ave, Cremorne NSW 2090. (02) 9953 1522)
Special Guest: Rhonda Burchmore OAM
With a dazzling smile, legs for days and a voice that’s big, bold and colourful, Rhonda has endeared herself to the hearts of all Australians. After 30 years in the business, this vivacious Woman in Entertainment continues to shine – from West End Music Theatre, original Australian productions of Hot Shoe Shuffle and Mamma Mia, years of delight on Hey Hey It’s Saturday, 5 albums and an OAM for services to the performing arts and community – she has forged a lengthy career in the tough and unforgiving world of show business, and she just keeps going from strength to strength.
Few Australian entertainers have shared her status and immense popularity amongst her peers, who admire her big personality, big heart and enormous capacity to give back to the industry that has shaped her career. Due to the Universe aligning dates and schedules, we have the AMAZING opportunity of Rhonda being able to come and to spend the day with ALVA.
We will hear all the highs, lows and stories with Rhonda also signing the brand new edition of her book ” Legs 11″ that will be available for purchase on the day along with a photo opportunity. A day not to be missed!
EARLY BIRD: $40 by Wednesday May 23rd
FULL PRICE: $45 thereafter.
PAY ONLINE NOW! – Don’t forget to put in your earlybird coupon code: glamourearlybird
It is with great excitement that we announce the details of ALVA’s 39th Banquet. This year, we are very honoured to have Rodger Corser from “Doctor Doctor” as our very special guest speaker. With a very impressive list of credits to his name, Rodger Corser is not to be missed. From the early days of the musical theatre stage, performing in ‘Rent’ followed by ‘Leader of the Pack’, Rodger’s career has gone from strength to strength! He has appeared in, Underbelly, Rush, Paper Giants, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Puberty Blues, The Beautiful Lie, Home & Away, Mc Leod’s Daughters, Camp, Party Tricks, Glitch and so many more. As well as his current starring Gold Logie nominated role in ‘Doctor Doctor’. We have no doubt that the gorgeous Rodger Corser will have lots to share!
DATE: Monday 26 March 2018 – 11am arrival
VENUE: Moore Park Golf Club – Cnr Anzac Pde & Cleveland St, Moore Park Sydney NSW Ph: 9663 1064 – Free Parking available on club grounds in Car Park
PAYMENT: Earlybird Special (paid by Monday 21 March): $65pp
Members & Guests (paid after 21March): $75pp
Bubbly on Arrival courtesy Hardys Wines
Delicious 2 Course Meal – Tea & Coffee – Cash Bar service available
Dress: Glitzy Glamour
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It is with great sadness we mark the passing of Alan Kennedy. Alan was the beloved husband of Life Member Sharyn Crystal. Sharyn’s memory has been forever honoured by the establishment of the “Crystal Award”, which is presented at the Annual Banquet. The “Crystal Award” is presented to member of the ALVA Community who goes above and beyond to help others.
For newer members who may not know of Sharyn’s amazing life please google Sharyn Killens and also her book “The Inconvenient Child”, co written with ALVA Member Lindsay Lewis.
Alan was not only her major supporter during Sharyn’s showbusiness career, sadly when Sharyn’s heath issues really took hold, Alan was her rock. He was there every step of the way supporting Sharyn and both their families through it all. He never left her side during the heart transplant journey and then some. Alan was shattered when she passed, and found it difficult to continue without her. So now we pray for a beautiful reunion of this amazing couple – they will be together laughing and loving as they always did.
Alan was a real Aussie bloke and a true gentleman always. The care and love he showed Sharyn was a truly beautiful thing to watch. ALVA’s love and condolences goes to Alan’s son Gerrard and daughter Kate, Sharyn’s son Jason and all the extended Australian and American familiy that will be very shattered with this lost.
Vale Alan Kennedy and hope you are dancing with your sweetheart.