All Ionian Clubs follow the guide- lines of a set of Basic Rules with by-laws adapted by individual clubs to suit their particular needs.
A copy of the Constitution is given to each member upon joining the Club.
The Ionian Club is not a fund raising organization. However, we do have a Bring and Buy table at the February meeting and the proceeds of this event are then donated to a charity of the members’ choice.
Our venue Box Hill Golf Club
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Monthly Lunch Meeting $40
The cost is increased for June and December when we celebrate our Club Birthday and Christmas.
Meeting Only fee $10.
We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month commencing in February.
Annual Subscription fees are $40 per member
The Ionian Club ’71 Melbourne was chartered on 9th June 1971, with twenty Foundation members. It was subsequently incorporated on 19th June, 1991.
The original Ionian Club was founded by Mrs Phyllis McDonald in Launceston, on 3rd October 1946.
Members of the Ionian Club are women from interstate or overseas new to the city. The aim of the club is to help these newcomers to establish themselves in their new surroundings, to make new friends and to take part in the cultural and social life of the city.
Phyllis McDonald chose the name Ionian from a Greek word descriptive of a Hellenic race of people who occupied Attica, establishing colonies there. The district was then named Ionia. These people had brought with them their art and cultures.
The Ionic Crest, with its Ionic Pillars, scroll, artists’ brushes and lyre, symbolizing the different aspects of the cultures of these Ionian Clubs.
Phyllis was awarded an OAM in 1982 for her services to the community. In later life she moved to Melbourne and became a member of the 71 Club.