21 Anniversary Mothers Day Lunch


What a fantastic day was had by all at the 21st Anniversary KTF Mothers’ Day Lunch!


Once again, thanks to the incredible generosity of Louise Higgins and support from Kate Hill Flowers  and Function Accessories, the beautiful White Phaelenopsis orchids looked a picture framed by the striking purple and white décor of the RACV Club Ballroom.


The Fashion Parade presented by chapter one @ 230 of East Ivanhoe fame, was an absolute winner. As many of the ladies commented “something for everyone.” Proprietors, Susanne Hoppe & her daughter Jacqui Bonnet did a superb job in putting the parade together and the models were wonderful.


And, this year, the Gift Bags for all the ladies were certainly the biggest & the best ever.  Included in each were an incredible 20 products from Chemist Warehouse (how generous!!), 1L Eco Bottle from Tupperware, Craisins from Ocean Spray, brown rice crackers from Eatrite, 50 tea bag packs from Dilmah, chocolates from Jane Anderson and vouchers from Studio PP, Total Face Group and Endota Spa Bourke St. Sincerest of thanks to all these wonderful donors, who certainly made 320 ladies very happy indeed!


The success of the day too was in no small way thanks to the many donors of the fabulous Raffle Prizes and Silent Auction items, namely Abbe Corrugated Cardboard Packaging, Amandarine (Sarah Nowlan), B&C Magnetic Marketing, chapter one @ 230 (Susanne Hoppe, Jacqui Bonnet), Cathy Austin, Corinna Marasco, Elena Chan, Gianna Trovato, Jane Anderson, Joan Cubbin, Jody Costantino, Julie O’Sullivan, Kinnon Travel Goods, Louise Higgins, Maxwell & Williams, Nowlan Fashion, Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa, RACV Club, Ronni Douglas, Studio PP, Toptenn Tennis Academy, Yarra Trail (Anthea Phelps), Yering Station and Youri Clapham. And, the fantastic bottles of wine from the very generous Catherine & Brian Austin were winners as table prizes.


The Raffle, together with donations for the stylish floral centrepieces plus money raised from the sale of the Silent Auction items and the sale of items from Nowlan Fashion Agency’s Accessories stall contributed to the day being a sure winner for KTF.


Funds raised at the lunch will go towards KTF programs for underprivileged kids, with the main aim to help raise the self esteem & self confidence of  these kids through the introduction of tennis.


Special thanks to Jeanine Hickey and all at Tomorrow Agency for their generosity with the fabulous “21st Anniversary” design & production of the invitation and the printing of the programme and to Complete Colour Printing for the printing of the invitation.


Once again, the incredible contribution and the tireless work of the KTF Social Committee girls ensured the day was a huge success. Jane Anderson, Jody Costantino, Joan Cubbin (NSW), Louise Higgins, Lesley McNamee, Judy Norton, Mandy Nowlan, Sarah Nowlan, Elena O’Brien, Julie O’Sullivan and Gianna Trovato are just so loyal, committed and……great fun and also dear friends. Thanks to Pam Saxon for lending a hand too. Thanks so much gorgeous gals!


To photographer, Sean O’Reilly, thanks again for your wonderful work and sincere thanks to Emily & the staff at RACV Club for helping to make this day a great success.