ALVA Buzz Vol 2

ALVA Buzz Vol 2

Well it is with super excitement that we report that the Buzz is so big, that emailing it might be a bit of an issue for some inboxes. So to that end, we have decided to provide the Buzz through our website. So all you need to do, is to click on the link below to view or download Volume 2 of the ALVA Buzz. 

ALVA Buzz Vol 2, 2017

ALVA Coach Trip to the Southern Highlands.

ALVA Coach Trip to the Southern Highlands.



All aboard for a wonderful trip to see the flowering tulips in Bowral.  Now in its 57th year, this award-winning festival is one of Australia’s biggest floral festivals, attracting tens of thousands of visitors.  The highlight of the festival is the mass planting of more than 75,000 tulip bulbs and 15,000 annuals at Corbett Gardens, in a spectacular Springtime display.  There are also private gardens open for inspection – including tours and talks; a street fair; window displays; and entertainment throughout the festival in Corbett Gardens. This unique opportunity includes a short stop in the historic town of Berrima with lunch at the Scottish Arms Hotel in Bowral. 

Planned Itinerary

  • 9:00am Depart Central Station Western Concourse
  • 9:45am Depart Hurstville Station bus terminal routes 940/941
  • 11:30am Arrival time in Berrima for free time browsing
  • 12:30pm Lunch at the Scottish Arms in Bowral
  • 2:30pm Free time in Bowral for the Tulips
  • 4:00pm Depart Bowral for city
  • 5:30pm Arrive Hurstville Station
  • 6:20pm Arrive Central Station Western Concourse
  • Please note: all times are approximate

Lunch – Complimentary glass wine, beer or soft drink, coffee & 6 choices of main/desert.

Book early for this one – we need to FILL THE BUS to present this trip at an exceptional price!

Early Bird Special – paid by Friday September 15: $50 (Don’t forget to put “bowralearlybird” in the coupon code.)

Members & Guests – paid after Friday September 15: $60

To book CLICK HERE or contact Kerri at 


Alva’s VIP Tour of the Garvan Research Foundation

Alva’s VIP Tour of the Garvan Research Foundation

ALVA Tour Garvan Research Foundation

ALVA has been donating to the Garvan Research Foundation for many years and over this time we have had a number representatives of the Garvan attend our Banquets. It is at the invitation of Carol O’Carroll, that we offer you this VIP opportunity to see first hand the wonderful work that the Garvan Research Foundation does. Many of you would have seen and met Carol and her colleagues at our recent 2017 Banquet at Moore Park Golf Club. We are most grateful for this invitation to visit and look forward to many ALVA members popping in for a tour and a spot of morning tea. 

To book now, CLICK HERE. 

Tuesday 29 August – 10am arrival for 10:15am start


Donation of $10pp Early Bird price booked & paid by 22 August

384 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, NSW
Ph:  9295 8117


ALVA Buzz Vol 1

ALVA Buzz Vol 1

We are very excited to present the first ALVA Buzz for 2017. Thank you to Kerri Lacey for the new format and for bringing the Buzz into the 21st Century. It is with great excitement that we introduce the new Editor, Jacqui Alexander. We thank her for the time and energy invested in this first edition. We look forward to seeing the future of the Buzz. To view the full colour version, click on the link below. 

2017-ALVA BUZZ Vol17

ALVA Golden Girl 2016 – Monique Montez

ALVA Golden Girl 2016 – Monique Montez

So honoured to have received the ” 2016 ALVA Golden Girl” award today at the 38 th Annual ALVA Banquet! It means so much to be loved and appreciated be my peers, my friends for my art and personal achievements. Still shocked and very emotional Ladies. Thank you 💋💋
I also had the chance to meet our speaker today, the fabulous and very funny Denise Drysdale! 🍷

From the Producers of Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile, KINGS BLOODY CROSS

From the Producers of Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile, KINGS BLOODY CROSS

Hi Everyone,  The very popular event Hidden Sydney – of which many ALVA members attended and enjoyed – is back with some new and very exciting events and formats.  Please see below all about this event and all the booking details courtesy of Olivia Ansell who got us all involved last time.  And featuring ALVA Bloke Mark Kristian.


From the Producers of Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile, KINGS BLOODY CROSS…tales from the Glitterati & Criminale is talking heads program running over three weekends in Kings Cross, as part of Vivid Sydney.   More information can be found here.  The producers of wildly popular immersive cabaret Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile, are returning their smash hit show for Vivid Sydney in tandem with a curated season of raw and riveting ‘in conversation events’ featuring Kings Cross luminaries as part of Vivid Ideas.

Presented over three weekends from Saturday 27 May 27 to Sunday 11 June, Kings Bloody Cross will engage audiences with thrilling insight into the dirty half mile’sPeople, Bohemia and Place.  Rub shoulders with original Les Girls and hear fascinating stories about ‘ungentrified’ Sydney – the heady days of rock n roll, free love, corruption, opportunity, sex, greed and politics.   Join Mark Kristian and Sydney’s favourite hoofers Saturday, 27 May as they spin a few “backstage yarns” on the legacy that was Les Girls.

Host: Mark Kristian       Guests: Colleen Windsor and Monique Kelly

Date: Saturday May 27, 2017

Venue: The World Bar – 24 Bayswater Road, Potts Point

Time: 11:15am – 12:30pm

Queens of the Cross –  Les Girls was a Sydney institution, running 34 years and starring some of Australia’s most successful and adored cabaret entertainers, whose stories inspired the film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Carlotta and her ensemble of flamboyant dancers pioneered change for gay and transgender people, during an era that was unaccepting and dangerous.   The 1970s Drag Queen Scene was a sub culture of feathers, sequins and fabulously brave souls coming together, who despite their differences, looked out for each other and paved the culture of Gay Sydney.