HCV AGM and Annual Dinner

The Council of the Harvard Club of Victoria, is delighted to invite Harvard alumni and their guests to the club's annual dinner in support of the Non-Profit Fellowship, immediately after the Annual General Meeting, on Thursday the 13th of October at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club.

Our guest speaker is leading infectious disease expert, Professor Sharon Lewin AO. Professor Lewin is the inaugural director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital and Melbourne Laureate Professor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne. She is an infectious diseases physician and basic scientist. Her research focuses on understanding why HIV persists on treatment and developing clinical trials aimed at ultimately finding a cure for HIV infection. She has published over 300 publications and given over 100 major invited talks on HIV cure. In 2022, she was elected President of the International AIDS Society (IAS), a global organization with over 15,000 members. She has played a major role globally in advocating for HIV cure research and co-chairs the IAS Global Advisory board for the Towards an HIV Cure initiative.


Professor Lewin also leads the Australian Partnership for Preparedness for Infectious Diseases Emergencies (APPRISE), an NHMRC funded Centre for Research Excellence. Scientists from the Doherty Institute were the first to isolate and share SARS CoV2 outside of China in January 2020 and have played major roles in all aspects of the COVID-19 response.

We will also hear from 2022 HCV Non-Profit Fellow Terry Symonds, CEO of Yooralla. Terry will share his experiences at Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspective in Nonprofit Management course and how our club’s investment is making a difference to the Victorian Non-Profit Community sector.

The program will also include a fabulous auction and raffle with priceless items in support of the Non-Profit Fellowship.

Catch up with old friends and meet new members of the Harvard community at the Club’s biggest event of the year. It is a warm and welcoming event, with alumni attending from almost every school of the University. We haven't had the opportunity to gather together for a few years now, so let's make the most of it!

Date: Thursday 13th October, 2022
Venue: Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club (stadium room), 489 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong.
Time: AGM 6:30pm, Dinner 6.45pm for  a 7:15pm start.
Bookings: Tickets to the Dinner cost $165 for HCV members and their guests (please note that you must be logged into the HCV website to purchase). Non-members $190. Click here to buy tickets!!!
There is no charge or RSVP required for the AGM component of the evening which is open to all club financial members.
Enquiries: Mandy Croker, mandy@harvardclubofvictoria.org.au
RSVP: Wednesday 5th October 2022

Please Note: If you are organising a whole table or part of a table with people who will be booking separately, please send the names of all of the parties to Mandy Croker, email address above, to ensure that you will be seated together.