Women's Groups 2013 - Perth Ionian Club

Perth Ionian Club

Purpose of the group

Ionian Clubs are a network of clubs for women newly arrived in an area desiring the friendship and support of other women.

All club members have experienced the difficulties of relocating, meet regularly in friendship and fellowship, help other members assimilate into their new community, support each other in times of need, are aware of the needs of others in the community, maintain friendship with members from other Ionian Clubs, enjoy many activities and cultural pursuits—and prefer having fun to doing housework.

All Ionian Clubs hold monthly meetings, special dinners or luncheons to celebrate special events, outings and events that include partners and friends and do not fundraise for charity except in a minor way.

They have several special interest groups such as craft, book clubs, bridge, mahjong, and walking, although it varies from club to club depending on the wants and interests of members.

All clubs operate under a set of basic rules but each club has a separate set of bylaws. But clubs must conform to the objectives and philosophy of the entire Ionian Club.

There are two Ionian clubs in WA: the Perth ’81 Ionian Club which meets in South Perth and the Perth Ionian Club which meets in Mount Claremont.

Time period

Phyllis McDonald founded the first Ionian Club in Launceston, Tasmania, on 3 October 1946 when, as a newcomer to the city, she found herself very lonely. By 2010, there were 19 clubs across Australia, one in London and one in Auckland.

Key achievements

None given.

Key people and positions in the group

Founder Phyllis McDonald has given her name to a rose grown in the gardens of some Ionians.

Sources

Website: http://www.ionians.net/History.html.



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