Lady Io Myers

Despite having four young children, Io joined other women from the University to assist in fund raising for the Universities International House Appeal. Initially she thought it would involve less time and raise more funds if she and seven friends organised a Ball. This Ball was such a success that her activities extended to lots of other functions, film days for children, luncheons etc. They raised approximately 4,500 pounds that was split between the two Universities. The U-Ball Committee evolved into the U-Committee, an impressive feature of the University community. Io became the first President of the U-Committee which by Book Fairs, UNSW HSC Lectures and other activities since 1965 have raised enormous funds to assist the University. For UNSW International House the donated funds contributed both bricks and furnishings for the building. The most recent donation provided the majority of funds needed to purchase the sculpture, “Flamenco” by Inge King, which graces the courtyard.