Vaucluse/Double Bay Committee
The committee was formed in 1961 in a very formal fashion with Sir Lorimer Dods (co-founder of Children’s Medical Research Institute). Committee meetings then were held in the nurses lecture hall, after which Sir Lorimer would take the committee members round the wards to reinforce the raison d’être.
Today, the committee is most well known for its biggest event, the Annual Tennis Day which is held in a beautiful location each year. Other fundraising events hosted by the committee include lunches, fashion shows, cocktail parties, theatre nights and card days.
I remember in the 60‘s standing in line all dressed in our best wear with hat and gloves waiting to meet Val Burrows who is still the treasured matriarch of committees.