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.

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Kath Frowen

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 has a background in research ethics. She is semi-retired but still works in dermatology. Kath is a committee member of Port Phillip LAC and an affiliate member of IMLAC and was LACVI Secretary 2016-2018. Kath enjoys travel to exotic and distant climes although it’s a hard call to leave her beloved canine companion at home. Board member since 2016


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Alex Sy

Alex is currently a member of the Casey/Cardinia LAC. Alex comes into 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. Alex has recently completed a Masters degree. He loves spending time with Family and Friends, as well as his love for Red Wines and Single Malt Scotch. He is inspired by successful and positive people. Board member since 2017


Immediate Past-President

Edith Martin
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


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Dolla Wilkinson

Dolla holds a Bachelor of Business Accounting and has over the years managed various businesses. 10 years ago, in her endeavour to transition to retirement Dolla commenced her own bookkeeping business which she is actively involved in. She has a keen interest in the arts and 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 and bookkeeping skills which she hopes will be in some way a benefit to LACVI.


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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 several bookshops in Ballarat and Moonee Ponds gives her a strong business background. After retirement in Melbourne, she has taken a leading role in her Owners Corporation including management of several adjacent buildings. She joined the Inner Melbourne LAC in 2014 and is their current President. Board member since 2016


Christina Chia LACVI Board MemberChristina Chia

Malaysian born Chinese who resides in Melbourne, Christina has held a number of leadership roles over the past 15 years.
A change-maker with an entrepreneurial spirit, Christina is passionate about making a difference to the 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.


Pam Matters

Pam is a member of the Mornington LAC and brings extensive experience in Education and Training to their current committee with a PhD (UOM, Ed Policy, Leadership & Management); M.A. (UConn, U.S.A. Psychology); M.Ed Studies (Monash, Ed Admin), T.I.T.C.(Deakin, Toorak) FACEL (NSW), MACE, VIT.

As a teacher, school leader, university lecturer/professor and private consultant, Pam is passionately interested in quality education for all in Victoria and beyond. She has lived and worked in each Australian state and territory as well as the U.K; U.S.A; Canada; China, Singapore, Thailand.
Since her teens and currently to support her extensive multi-cultural family and local communities, she has volunteered/been elected to assist and/or serve on diverse committees and boards. Her PhD (UOM 1999) convinced Pam that mentoring support during specific transition and growth phases in any individual’s life leads to excellent lifelong learning outcomes and personal enjoyment.