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Club Board

Club Board

  • ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES CIRCLE

    Convenors: Venetia Patchett, Elizabeth Douglas

    Antiques and Collectables meet on the first Wednesday of the month. All Members and guests are welcome.

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  • Mrs Yvonne Panagacos

    Vice-President

    Master of Education, (Melb), Grad. Dip. Educational Administration, Bachelor of Arts, (La Trobe)

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  • Ms Norah Breekveldt

    Vice President

    Norah possesses a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Melbourne, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with distinction from the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, a Post-Graduate Certificate in the Neuroscience of Leadership from Middlesex University and a Certificate in Professional Coaching. She is a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors and a member of the International Coaching Federation. She has held Board positions at Very Special Kids Inc. Norah has held a number of advisory positions on government boards and committees including Board member of the Employment Services Regulatory Authority, member of the Review Committee of the Affirmative Action (Equal Opportunity for Women) Act and the Advisory Committee Council for Equal Opportunity in Employment. She was also a Board member of Very Special Kids and Board member and President of Extended Families Australia.

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  • Ms Lisa Galbraith

    Hon. Treasurer

    B. Com, Lisa has experience in financial management, technology and strategic planning that she can apply within the Lyceum Club. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and has completed the Wharton School Executive Development Program at University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Mrs Sarndi Addison

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    B. Economics, Dip. Ed (Monash), B. Social Administration (Flinders) Horticulture Cert, (Burnley). Sarndi experienced training for life in the family hotel business. She worked as a Social Worker in the private sector, the Department of Education (Vic) and local councils. She now administers Family Investment Portfolios. Born in Melbourne, she has lived in Adelaide and New Zealand. Sarndi spent many years volunteering at her sons’ schools and was President of the Scotch College (Melb) Parents Association and a member of their 150-year Celebration steering committee. As treasurer of the Cure MS committee, she helped raise funds for MS Research at Monash University. She enjoys many of the club activities and is currently a co-convenor of the choir and assistant for the Tech Group.

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  • Mrs Felicity Costigan

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    Felicity has a Bachelor Degree in History and Art History from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Services from The University of Melbourne. Felicity brings to the Lyceum Board a range of skills from her 30 years working in the communications field. A brief career in academic libraries was then followed by time served in a commercial photo agency which lead her to a role at Vogue Australia in 1993. This opened the door to journalism where she spent the next 15 years working mainly for The Herald Sun and The Sunday Age. Felicity has worked with author Kaz Cooke as a researcher on two of her best-selling books. Over the past 10 years, Felicity has developed a distinguished career in philanthropic services where she has worked as a philanthropic consultant as well as holding an Executive officer role at an international development agency for women and girls. Felicity has been on the Board of Volunteers Australia and St. Mary’s House of Welcome, a service centre for the homeless. A keen interest in rural and regional sustainability has inspired her to attempt a Master of Science which will hopefully be completed before she turns 100. Felicity is married to Joseph Costigan and has a son and daughter and a King Charles Cavalier named Humphrey.

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  • Ms Jeanette Fry

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    Jeanette Fry taught in Victorian Primary and Special Schools for 20 years and was President of the Peak Body, The Victorian Association of Special Education for 3 years. Her second career as the proprietor of The Excellent Moveable Feast involved her in event planning, catering and management, ranging from dinner for José Carreras, The Green Room at the VSO during rehearsal periods to training days at the Australian Education Union. She participates in many Club Circles and enjoys taking an active role in Club life. Outside the club her life revolves around family and friends with whom she loves to share her holiday house in the beautiful, historic town of Maldon.

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  • Ms Ileana Guizzo

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    B.A. Ileana has been convenor of Club Circles at different times during her membership and now enjoys being a Circle member.  She combines part time work in the areas of policy development, quality improvement and risk management with committee membership with not for profit organisations.  Ileana believes that if  the Club’s focus is on the original impetus for the creation of the first Lyceum Club, its members’ changing needs and expectations can be met.  

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  • Ms Deborah Johnson

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    B.A.(Hons), Masters in Management, Marketing & Economics, Graduate AICD. Deborah has been co-convener of the Finance & Investment Circle since 2016. She currently works part time in investment management and is committed to improving the financial literacy and independence of women. Her career has encompassed senior roles in stockbroking, funds management, the retail sector, as well as wine, tourism and government. Her skills include financial communication, investment analysis, critical thinking, marketing, PR, reputation management, governance and stakeholder relationships. Deb has served on the Council of Queen’s College (currently Vice-President) for seven years and was previously a member of Bellbrae Cemetery Trust for five years. She lives in regional Victoria and greatly values the services and opportunities provided by the Club for country members. 

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  • Ms Leigh Mackay

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    Ll.B., GAICD. Leigh is a regular attender at Club events, has supported the nomination of several members and is committed to continue the great ethos and culture so valued by Club members. Leigh is an experienced lawyer with knowledge in the fields of governance and risk management. Her expertise draws on over 30 years in legal and management roles in business, Victorian State government entities and the not-for-profit sector. She is a Board member of the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust and the Victorian Heritage Council and a member of the Grants Committee of the University of Divinity.  Leigh recently retired as a Canon of St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral after 12 years’ service.

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  • Ms Amy Poynton

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    B.A., MBA Amy possesses a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Anthropology and Psychology from California State University, a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Monash University and is graduate of the Australia Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Directors Course. Amy serves as co-convener of the Professional Women’s Circle. Amy manages a portfolio of work including executive coaching, business management. She is the chair of Project Respect, which advocates to eliminate human trafficking and supports women in the sex industry and is also a board member of Children’s Ground which is disruptive approach to drive generational change for First Nation communities to have agency of the their lives and futures.

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  • Margaret Webb OAM

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    Grad.Dip Bus.Mgt. B.Ed., Dip.Phys.Ed Former Principal of Toorak College, Mt Eliza 44 years as an Educator Director of Margaret Webb Consultancy Board Chair Outdoor Education Group Director Melbourne Indigenous Transition School Council Mac.Robertson Girls High School Director Mac.Rob Foundation President alumnae of Mac.Robertson Girls High School (Palladians)

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