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Background Information

Employment History

Associate

Ballarat Arts Foundation


International Executive

Zonta International District 23 Web Design


District Governor

District 16


Affiliations

UNIFEM

Board Member


Order of Australia

Member


United Nations Development Fund for Women

National Committee Member


CAFS

Community Liaison


Web References(30 Total References)


Club History

www.zontabunbury.org [cached]

28 May 1988: Charter Members of the Zonta Club of Bunbury with Vice Area 6 Director Bobby Porter and Val Sarah, Zonta International District 23 Governor.
Charter President Pauline Vukelic receives the president's gavel from District Governor Val Sarah. Vice Area 6 Director Bobby Porter installed the new Board and inducted members and District Governor Val Sarah was in attendance.


News

www.theminer.net.au [cached]

Charter President Val Sarah and Balarat Zonta President Donna Campbell cutting the cake.
Thirty-five years have passed since Val Sarah chartered the Zonta Club of Ballarat. Currently clubs across the world are compiling history for the centenary celebration in 2019, and Ms Sarah added, "It was as good a time as ever to celebrate the club's birthday."


www.theminer.net.au

Charter President Val Sarah and Balarat Zonta President Donna Campbell cutting the cake.
Thirty-five years have passed since Val Sarah chartered the Zonta Club of Ballarat. Currently clubs across the world are compiling history for the centenary celebration in 2019, and Ms Sarah added, "It was as good a time as ever to celebrate the club's birthday." "It actually started with five women who went to a Christmas party with the Kiwanis, which is an American service organization - at Christmas time in 1918," Ms Sarah said. " In 1978 Elisabeth Lucas, who was a member of Zonta club of Melbourne, came to Ballarat with a group of 5 women who were used to organising clubs and before they came up they got in touch with other organizations to ask if they knew of any women who might be interested in joining," Ms Sarah said. Ms Sarah was the charter president and there were 37 charter members. "It was lovely to have so many members because it allowed for a lot of variety of opinions, ages, life experiences, expertise and so on," she said. Ms Sarah went on to become an area director, then lieutenant governor; she was district governor for 87 clubs in Australia, New Zealand from 1986 to1988. " I was on the international board from 1992 to 2000 so I was international president from 1998 to 2000, which was really fabulous because it was not only the end of a century it was the end of a millennium- time to review everything to say wow we've achieved so much but we now have an opportunity with a new millennium to do something different," Ms Sarah said. " And things had changed rapidly because suddenly everything was on email, which revolutionised the way we communicated across the world - we no longer had to wait a month for mail to arrive!" Asked to pinpoint what she thought were the highlighted achievements for Ballarat Ms Sarah instantly picked the Sensory Garden, which is located in the Ballarat Botanic Gardens. " One of our members Bonnie McDonald was in Toowoomba and noticed their sensory garden and thought to herself there was room for one here so with some funding from our club and some funding from the Pinkerton bequest, the City of Ballarat helped us to create one," Ms Sarah said. "We have celebrated making the millionth kit," Ms Sarah said.


Club History

www.zontabunbury.org [cached]

28 May 1988: Charter Members of the Zonta Club of Bunbury with Vice Area 6 Director Bobby Porter and Val Sarah, Zonta International District 23 Governor.
Charter President Pauline Vukelic receives the president's gavel from District Governor Val Sarah. Vice Area 6 Director Bobby Porter installed the new Board and inducted members and District Governor Val Sarah was in attendance.


Past Recipients | Ballarat Arts Foundation

www.ballaratartsfoundation.org.au [cached]

Julian Oldfield Citation for the Denis Bateman Award 2016 presented at the Rotary Dinner, Thursday 3 March 2016, by BAF Life Member Val Sarah
Val Sarah A.M. - 2013 Winner of the Denis Bateman Award Val was born in the UK and raised and schooled there before arriving in Australia in the early 60's. Val was one of two siblings born and raised in Britain and Canada. Schooled in Norwich and Brighton being Head Pupil of both institutions attended. She received a Duke of Edinburgh Commonwealth Award, and Speaks French and German. Val has a wide variety of interests including: Val has two daughters, Virginia Sarah and Olivia Sarah-Le Lacheur who is married to Gregory Le Lacheur. Prior to her coming to Australia, Val was Private Secretary at Anglia TV, UK and became Anglia's First Woman Announcer, Producer, Presenter and Newsreader. Val repeated her TV pioneering by being the first Woman Announcer, BTV6, Western Victoria (now WIN TV), Producer. Presenter of "The Midday Show", "Wednesday Magazine" & other Documentaries. After Val left the world of TV she was well occupied in other areas. From 1989 -2004 Val was the Community Liaison at CAFS (Child and Family Services Ballarat inc) being responsible for Donor Acquisition, Fundraising, Media Promotions, Publications. Public Relations, Management/Volunteer Personnel, Archivist. Val has been widely recognised for her achievements from Best Actress Awards, Community Service Awards, Entry in numerous publications including, "Who's Who of Australian Women" and the Victorian Honour Roll of Women 2006 In 2001 Val was awarded Member, Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to women internationally, and to the community through cultural, social welfare and youth organisations. In February of 2012, Val was invested as a Dame of Honour of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller. Val was the Coordinator of the 30th Anniversary Exhibition "Walking In Their Shoes" celebrating 30 years of service and advocacy by the Zonta Club of Ballarat. (2008) During 2009, Val MC'd the District Conference in Old Parliament House Canberra for ZI District 24 and also the DC in Ballarat for District 23. At present Val is on the Zonta International Executive and has & will be flitting off to HQ in Chicago where she is greatly involved in the archiving of the history of Zonta amongst many other activities.


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