Life Activities Clubs Victoria is managed by a passionate and highly-skilled Board of Directors who are elected by the Council: all Board members are volunteers and are unpaid. The Council is made up of the Board, delegates appointed by each member Club and Corporate member.
All Directors are members of one or more Life Activities Club.
Currently Secretary of LAC Croydon, Edith worked alternatively in nursing and office administration, including many years working overseas. After graduating from La Trobe University as a BA (aged 62), Edith self-published a biography of her grandfather—a remarkable Australian pioneer aviator. Passionate about different cultures, languages and communication, she regularly facilitates communication for a client with severe speech impairment, and has trained as a volunteer ESL tutor to refugees. She is driven by her fervent desire for social justice and support mechanisms for the elderly and disabled affected by social stigma and isolation. Edith has become increasingly involved on several NFP committees and boards promoting education, healthy lifestyles and social interaction
Vice President (and acting Treasurer)
Sue Van Gerrevink
Sue worked for over 20 years in Human Relations with a Ballarat based company as Payroll Manager. Her association with that company together with her experience as joint owner in a number of book shops in Ballarat and Moonee Ponds gives her a strong business background. After retirement in Melbourne, she took a leading role in her Owners Corporation including managing a number of adjacent buildings. She joined the Inner Melbourne LAC in 2014 and is now their President. Board member since 2016
Kath is a nurse who specialised in occupational health and safety, working in manufacturing in New Zealand and Australia. This morphed into a keen interest and further qualifications in work-related contact dermatitis and management of a research and education centre. Kath held senior positions in her professional association and also has a background in research ethics. She is semi-retired but still works in dermatology. She volunteers at the ASRC (Asylum Seeker Resource Centre), currently as a driving mentor. Kath is a member of Port Phillip LAC (currently Secretary/Treasurer) and also of IMLAC. . Board member since 2016
Alex is currently a member of the Casey/Cardinia LAC. Alex comes in to the LACVI Board with vast experience in Management, Governance, Accounting & Auditing, Marketing, Process Mapping, and a Facilitator. He has a Business Consulting Company. He is involved with the Filipino Community in Victoria, as well as other Multicultural Groups. He strongly believes in the promotion of Cultural Diversity to the wider Community. He continues to provide Volunteer work within the Community, providing advice, guidance and mentorship. He was part of the Victorian Government Community Engagement Committee. He was also part of the Steering Committee that established a Local Bendigo Community Bank, and then to become part of the Board of the Lakeside Pakenham Community Bank, as the Company Secretary. He is a current Member of the Australia-Philippines Business Council. To further compliment his Tertiary qualifications, he has also undertaken an MBA Course. He loves spending time with Family & Friends, as well as his love for Red Wines and Single Malt Scotch. He is inspired by successful and positive people.
Dolla holds a Bachelor of Business Accounting and has over the years managed various businesses. 10 years ago, in her endeavor to transition to retirement Dolla commenced her own bookkeeping business which she is actively involved in. She has a keen interest in the arts & sport and is a member of such diverse organizations as the Malthouse Theatre, the Association of Accounting Technicians, the Collingwood Football Club, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Brighton Bayside Life Activities Club. Dolla is a dedicated, reliable and a highly-organized person with strong administration & bookkeeping skills which she is hoping will be in some small way a benefit to LACVI.
Malaysian born Chinese who resides in Melbourne, Christina has held a number of leadership roles over the past 15 years, including current employment as Executive Officer with Royal Freemasons Ltd, an aged care provider. Christina will shortly commence a new role as Head of Marketing at Freemasons Victoria.
A change-maker with entrepreneurial spirit, Christina is passionate about making a difference to community via diversity, harmony and fairness. She holds an MBA and Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Human Resources. She has a background in marketing, communications, fundraising, brand strategy, corporate governance, risk, volunteer management and stakeholder engagement in Australia and Asia Pacific regions. Christina holds a number of Board positions including President of Rotary Club of Manningham, Chair of the organising Committee of the Cooking For Charity project, Board Directors for Kevin Heinze Grow and Australian Asian Association. Until recently, Christina also served voluntarily for four years as the President of Parents’ Auxiliary at Camberwell Girls Grammar. As a brand strategist she seeks to maximise connectedness to promote business opportunities. A married mother of two teenage daughters, Christina is an advocate for multiculturalism and social change, driving improved outcomes for communities.