I hope you all enjoyed your Easter break. April was made particularly enjoyable with the wonderful floral installation ‘Gathered’, and I would like to thank all involved for their magnificent contributions to making our Club so especially beautiful.
Felicity Costigan has stepped down from the Board and we thank her for her commitment over the last few years to the Board, to Programme and Membership Committees and for her extended work with the Ridgway Circle. Felicity continues in her roles as a member of the Library Committee and as an advisor to the Treasurer, Lisa Galbraith, on our Bequests Programme. Anne Findlay is stepping down from her role as accompanist to our Choir, a role she has fulfilled with great dedication for the last 10 years. Anne will remain with the Choir as a singing member. Lizzie Douglas has assumed the role of Convenor of the International Reading Circle, taking over from Josephine Gray who served for many years. Anne Smith steps down after a long tenure as Coordinator of the Reading Groups and we thank her for her sterling service. We thank all these Club members for their dedicated contribution to the well-being of the Club.
You will notice in the newsletter that expressions of interest are called for a new Psychology Circle. Please contact the Convenors if you would like to join what promises to be another stimulating Club Circle.
Along with a sizeable contingent of Melbourne Lyceum Club members I will be attending the IALC Conference in Stockholm during May. Senior Vice President Yvonne Panagacos will be representing the Club at the annual Presidents of Women’s Clubs Conference in Adelaide and will be available for member queries and concerns, along with Sue Blake, our General Manager.
We have our usual feast of events and speakers on offer in May including a special Club Evening with Artist in Residence Deborah Cheetham. I hope you all have an enjoyable month at the Club.