Our Committee

Kevin Reader
Kevin ReaderPresident
Creative, honest, innovative and organised – I have a passion for our all sections of the LGBTI community and strive to ensure that not only do we make ourselves proud of our achievements but that we help everyone to join us for the journey. Our greatest strength is our inclusiveness.

“The world will always contain positives and negatives, it’s up to us what we learn from them and who we let ourselves become as a result.”

Darryn Paspa
Darryn PaspaVice President
Generally cool, calm and collected, I’m a hard worker who takes initiative and likes to get things done. Always up for a chat or a laugh, I love to balance the hard work with some great fun too, trying to look for the bright or funny side of most situations. I work in the public sector and take great pleasure and pride in providing outstanding outcomes for my community. I hope to do the same thing for VicBears’ members through everything I do as a member of the Committee.

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” (Atticus Finch from ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’) – Harper Lee

Mick J Calafiore
Mick J CalafioreTreasurer
I have been someone that has watched from the sidelines, and thought now is the time to step up as a committee member along with the amazing guys that share it with me.

I have always found the Bear tribe to be the most down to earth and accepting group where I have felt the most comfortable to be myself. So it was only more than fitting that I try and give back and help the bear community as much as it helped me.

I look forward to serving you, and please as a member reach out if you need anything. Proud to be on board!

Patrick Viljoen
Patrick ViljoenSecretary
A strategist by trade, I have a background in member-facing organisations with a strong focus on member engagement. Although my focus will be on the bear community in particular, I am keen to build relationships and work collaboratively in the best interest of the broader LGBTI+ community.

“To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela

Committee Member (AUG 2019 – Current)

Mal Miller
Mal MillerCommittee Member
Direct, passionate, focused driven, objective and a big softy – I have always been the champion of the “underdogs ” and will continue to do. Our community struggles with change sometimes, however, come on the journey with me and embrace it!

There will always be challenges. It’s not the challenge that matter though, it’s how we choice to deal with it. Bear with me … 😘

Ordinary Committee Member (AUG 2019 – Current)
Ordinary Committee Member (JAN 2019-AUG 2019)

Cam Douglas
Cam DouglasCommittee Member
I’ve been to VicBears events over the last 21 years since I was thirty. As a shift worker I’ve managed to volunteer in several smaller roles at events but now I’m excited to contribute in a bigger way to a community that I love. I’m also bringing a wealth of experience in running events and hospitality that I really feel could help.

Committee Member (SEP 2019 – Current)

Committee Roll

  • President – Adamm Ferrier
  • Vice President – Darryn Paspa
  • Treasurer – Clint Roberts
  • Secretary – Kevin Reader
  • Ordinary Committee Members – Jeremy Vincent, Mal Miller, Michael Rayner, Mikhail Ruzhanskiy & Scott Foggarty

From January 2018

  • President – Rob Camm
  • Vice President – Adamm Ferrier
  • Treasurer – Clint Robert
  • Secretary – Kevin Reader
  • Ordinary Committee Members – Darryn Paspa, Drew Ball & Jeremy Vincent

From September 2017

  • President – Peter Undy
  • Vice President – Nigel Wapling
  • Treasurer – Frank Kiraly
  • Secretary – Neil Olerhead
  • Ordinary Committee Members – Cheyne Oliver, Cam Smith, Daniel Foster & Mark Haden

  • President – Peter Undy
  • Vice President – Nigel Wapling
  • Treasurer – Frank Kiraly
  • Secretary – Neil Olerhead
  • Ordinary Committee Members – Chyene Oliver, Cam Smith, Daniel Foster, Marc Smith and Patrick Greber

  • President – Peter Undy
  • Vice President – Nigel Wapling
  • Treasurer – Frank Kiraly
  • Secretary – Neil Olerhead
  • Ordinary Committee Members – Cheyne Oliver, Garry Hilditch, Raymond, Marc Smith & Rob Camm

  • President – Peter Undy
  • Vice President – Nick Laws
  • Treasurer – Adrian Price
  • Secretary – Neil Olerhead
  • Ordinary Committee Members – Christopher McArthur, Erin O’Neil, Evan Crain & Nigel Wapling

  • President – Peter Undy
  • Vice President – Terry Xynos
  • Treasurer – TBA
  • Secretary – Nick Laws
  • Ordinary Committee Members – Jason Buttigieg, Matt Hill, Neil Olerhead, Ross Roberts & Ohad Mograbi
  • President – Peter Undy
  • Vice President – Terry Xynos
  • Treasurer – Kevin Byrne
  • Secretary – Nick Laws
  • Ordinary Committee Members – Matt Hill, Neil Olerhead, Paul Grinter and Ohad Magrabi

  • President – Rob Camm
  • Vice President – Craig Ingrey
  • Treasurer – Clint Roberts
  • Secretary – Peter Undy
  • Ordinary Committee Members – Drew Ball, Jack Chapman, Kevin Reader & Phil Webster

  • President – Ricky Cooper
  • Vice President – Luke Mitchell
  • Treasurer – Clint Roberts
  • Secretary – Peter Undy
  • Ordinary Committee Member – Jack Chapman, Joe Davis-Westland, Kevin Reader & Rob Camm