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VICTORIAN COMMITTEE

President
Carol Johnsen
Carol Johnsen Carol is both the Victorian President and Coordinator of the National Scrabble body, the Council of Australian Scrabble Players Association. Carol's job is very time-consuming as she is heavily involved in organising national matters, tournaments, interstate challenges, school scrabble, and also fills the position of National Mattel Liaison Officer. Carol is also the Convenor of the Bentleigh Scrabble Club.
email: caroljscrabble@gmail.com
Vice-president
Norma Fisher
Norma Fisher Norma handles all the sales for the Association, so if you need to purchase reference books, tiles, bookmarks etc please click this link to Sales and Norma will assist you. Norma is also responsible for the care of our resources, a demanding task, and is tireless in her assistance with the running of our regular tournaments, as well as being Convenor of the Sunbury Scrabble Club.
email: noray_2@bigpond.com
Secretary
Membership
Officer

Gwen Lampre
Gwen Lampre Gwen fills the positions of Secretary and Membership Officer. The annual subscription remains at $20 per year and entitles players to a privileged entry fee at regular tournaments, discounts on reference books and access to the nationally produced quarterly news magazine "Across the Board". Gwen is an enthusiastic and talented Scrabble player and has competed regularly in tournaments over many years.
email: gwenhl@skymesh.com.au
Treasurer
Peter Kougi
Peter Kougi Peter joined the Committee as Treasurer in 2018, and his skills as an accountant mean he is well suited to the task. Peter's interests include soccer, and of course Scrabble - he is one of Australia's top-level players, and loves nothing more than a tough challenge across the Scrabble board.
Committee Member
Rules Officer
Trevor Halsall
Trevor Halsall Tournament play in Australia is governed by a set of national rules. The ongoing revision and refinement of these rules is done on a national basis, and Trevor is able to represent all Victorian players in a two-way communication with the national organisation (CASPA). Trevor is one of our top Scrabble players, and a very keen competitor at tournaments, both locally and overseas.
email: trevor_halsall@hotmail.com
Committee Member
Natasha Podesser
Natasha Podesser Natasha brings youth and many skills to the Committee. Natasha played her first scrabble tournament at the age of ten and is now a formidable opponent, having gained international experience and made many friends during several trips to the World Youth Scrabble Championship, playing in various countries. Natasha is now the liaison person for our junior players.
email: natasha.podesser@gmail.com
Committee Member
Nick Ivanovski
Nick Ivanovski Nick has recently joined the Committee, and brings with him many useful skills, particularly in the field of photography and publicity, being familiar with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and many other internet facilities. Nick is the Publicity Officer for WESPA and assists as an administrator on Scrabble Snippetz, a Facebook group based in England with a large number of international members. Nick is also one of Victoria's most talented Scrabble players.
email: nicksfbemail@gmail.com
Committee Member
Christie Godby
Christie Godby
Committee Member
Glen Chandler
Glen Chandler Glen has, since the 1960s, been a keen Scrabble player. Because her work meant living overseas most of the year there was little opportunity to play Scrabble, so it was only after retiring she was able to play in tournaments. Glen enjoys not only the competition but also the conviviality that is a part of tournament play. Her interests include teaching at U3A, playing tennis, swimming most days, and she loves reading too.
email: glenchandler@bigpond.com
Committee Member
Anand Bharadwaj
Anand Bharadwaj Anand joined the Committee in August 2018, and plans to assist with promotion of Youth Scrabble.
email: eskayraman64@gmail.com