B.A., Grad. Dip. Arch. & Rec. Mngmt., M. Cult. Heritage
Helen served as a Board Member for three years (2009-2012) and as Honorary Secretary for one year (2013) prior to taking up the position of Junior Vice President.
She was a member of the Membership Committee for five years and has also served as Dining Room Liaison and New Member Liaison.
Helen works part time as an archivist and has a particular interest in the maintenance of Club culture and traditions. She is a 20-year committee member of The Queen’s Fund trust for women and children and has served as Honorary Treasurer, Secretary and Deputy President of that organisation, which advocates for women’s education and welfare.
Dip. T.( A.T.T.I.), B.A., Grad. Dip. Ed. Admin., M. Ed. (Melb).
Yvonne joined the Club in 1977. She is a co-convenor of the Classics Circle and was a founding convenor of the Current Affairs Circle.
She has been a Board member since 2013 and, as Vice-President, has chaired the Programme and Membership Committees.
Yvonne will bring strong governance experience, organisational capabilities and management of change skills to the role of President.
Yvonne’s professional career was in education, including 12 years as a Vice-Principal of Alphington Grammar School. She was also the first woman president of one of Victoria’s oldest Greek clubs, Kastellorizian Association of Victoria where she established their National Council.
Yvonne helped to establish and fund the Chair of Classics at Melbourne University and continues as a member of the University’s Humanities Foundation Board. In addition to her professional activities, Yvonne is a recognized iconographer whose work is represented in private and public collections.
The success of the Lyceum Club over 107 years is attributable to the foresight of decades of committed members. Yvonne is proud to have contributed to the delivery of our award-winning new floor, which expands the Club’s diversity and friendship are hallmarks of the Lyceum.
B.A., MBA PostGradCert Neuroscience of Leadership
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 and President of Extended Families Australia.
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.
Ec. 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.
TPTC. THTC. B.Ed.Spec
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.
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.
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.
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.