The ABCC was formed in 2021, thanks to the efforts of a few community-minded individuals who now form the Committee.
Ros Marsh (bottom right) has volunteered in many community
roles during her decades living in Avalon. She has been President of Avalon
Public School Infants Association and P&C, organising the massive school
fete the school had in the past and other parent-community projects. She was registrar
of Avalon Soccer Club – some 1000 members, committee member and President of
Avalon Palm Beach Business Chamber Inc. During 2010-2015 she was involved with
organising Avalon Market Day – the biggest annual market on the Northern Beaches attracting
up to 50,000 visitors. Other Chamber initiatives Ros has driven are: NSW Litter
Grant used to renovate the Garden in Patterson Lane as well as paint the
Harlequin Patterns on the rear of the RSL Wall and Bollards, This is Avalon
Winter Solstice festival – a community sustainability education event, Avalon On Islands
exhibition as an outreach of Eramboo, Christmas late night shopping event, the
Avalon Art Carnival in collaboration with Eramboo enabling 30 artists to be
mentored over six months and exhibit over two weeks in the run up to Avalon Market
Day. Ros was also a member of the Avalon Preservation
Committee for several years and participated in the Avalon Place Plan SRG, the
Community and Belonging SRG NBC, Building and Sustainability SRG, and Pittwater
Enliven Project CRG. She also has 20 years’ experience as a bookkeeper, MYOB
Consultant and Small Business Advisor and have worked with many local
businesses over the years.
Ros is the driving force behind the Avalon Beach Centenary celebrations.
Jayne Denshire (top centre) has worked as a
volunteer in the Avalon community for many years. Her event CV includes:
– Project Manager/Curator, AvalON ISLANDS, a satellite event for ONISLANDS
exhibition at ERAMBOO
2015 – Project Manager, Avalon Art Carnival, as well as assisting with other Chamber events from 2013 – 2015
Jayne was Marketing Manager, PACE
program, at Macquarie University before retiring in 2017.
Jayne is running the Framing Avalon Beach public art exhibition for the Centenary.
Miranda Korzy (bottom left) has lived
in Avalon since 2005 and on the Northern Beaches for 27 years. She is a journalist and
has led and/or supported a range of community organisations including playgroups,
P&Cs, OOSH and environmental associations. With Barrenjoey High School P&C, she
helped with a number of fundraising initiatives, including Comedy for Cause (initiated this),
trivia nights and she wrote an extensive submission for the Gonski Inquiry into school funding. Miranda was recently
elected as a councillor for the Greens in the Northern Beaches' local government elections.
Roger Treagus (bottom centre) started the Centenary
Celebration Committee with a group of locals expressing interest via the Avalon
What’s On FB Page. Roger is organising the Avalon Beach Village Business
History Project, known as Shopfront Histories, and the Nature Talk by John
Dengate. Roger was on an organising committee where he headed up a professional
group devising policy over a decade, involving a high level of organisation in
setting up work programs and planning on set outcomes.
Jennifer Hill (top left) runs the Avalon Art Gallery in the Avalon Cinema arcade. More coming soon
Janet Forester (top right) is no longer an ABCC committee member.