The Society’s commitment awards are given to members who have shown their commitment to performing in or being involved with the shows that we perform.

The Red Award is given to people who have performed or been involved in ten or more shows with Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria

The Silver Award is given to people who have performed or been involved in 25 or more shows with Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria

The Gold Award is given to people who have performed or been involved in 50 or more shows with Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria

The Loose Canon Award is given to people who have performed or been involved in all 13 Gilbert and Sullivan operas, not includingThespis

Up until 2012 it has been the tradition to award these certificates at the AGM in the year the milestone was acheived. From 2012 the certificate is presented at the end of the run of the show in which the milestone was acheived, so that the commitment could be celebrated by those among whom the milestone was achieved. If circumstances do not permit that, the certificate is to be awarded at the next AGM. In every case, the those who received certificates during the year is noted in the minutes of the AGM.

Commitment Awards

(first awarded 1997)

Various levels of Commitment Award are achievable, and result from contribution to a given number of productions with our Society.

Gold Award (50 shows)

1997
Jean Hammond
Violet Jackson

1998
Max Morris
Richard Burman
Diana Hatch

1999
Roger Colvin
Linda Wood

2016
Ron Pidcock

Silver Award (25 shows)

1997
Diana Hatch
Naomi Harrison

1998
Linda Wood
Robyn Hannan
Susan Marshall
Sue Younger
Philip Younger
David Hennell

1999
Jenny Rowe

2001
Alison Campbell Rate

2002
Suzanne Hume

2018
Anna Castle
Alan Brown

Red Award (10 shows)

1997
George Harrison
Alison Campbell Rate

1998
Suzanne Hume

1999
Fred Carter

2004
Andrew Phillips

2015
Ben Klein
Marie Klein

2016
Christopher Ondaatje
Lauren Stannard

Loose Canons

(first awarded 1995)

A Loose Canon Certificate is awarded to members who have performed the entire G&S Canon (not including Thespis) with our Society.

1995
Richard Burman
Jenny Caire
Dorothy Carlile
Gerald Edgar
Marguerite Edgar
Jean Hammond
Diana Hatch
Jake Hedding
Lorraine Long
Frank Platford
Linda Wood

1996
David Hennell
Judy Hall
Robin Halls
Colin Polites

1998
Robyn Hannan

1999
Hazel Gray

2002
Alison Campbell Rate

2003
Martin Wright
Robyn Pidcock
Ian Cairncross

2016
Ken Knight