KazziE-Bulletin October 2015

From the President

I am delighted to announce that the Kastellorizian of the Year for 2015 is
Mr George Pappas, who was appointed Chancellor of Victoria University in 2010.  The presentation will be made at the Gala Dinner Dance on 17th October, at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis club.

In arriving at the Chancellorship he brought with him an extensive curriculum vitae, and I have pleasure in presenting his personal details and highlights of his career.

George Pappas was born in Rhodes, Greece, officially on 11th June 1946. However his actual birthday is celebrated on June 17th. His parents were Stamati Papageorgiou and Panayiota (nee Voyage – daughter of George Boyatzis and Maria Lacherdis). Stamati (known in Australia as Stan) came to Australia in 1950 to prepare a home for his wife, (known as Betty) and sons Georgos and Dimitrios (George and Jim) who migrated in 1952, arriving in Melbourne. Younger brother Christos (Chris) was born in Australia.
The family lived in the south east of Melbourne, moving many times, originally from Black Rock, to East Brighton, Malvern and eventually Glenhuntly. Stan found work in his trade of tailoring, and also worked as maitre d’hôtel in a restaurant, the Troika.
George attended several schools finishing his early years at Spring Road Central School, before winning a place at the Melbourne High School. In his matriculation year (1963) George was awarded the Exhibitions (top student in the State of Victoria) in both Economics and British History, together with a General Exhibition, Senior Government and Monash University Scholarships.
George graduated from Monash University, Faculty of Economics and Politics, with a Bachelor of Economics (1st Class Honours) in 1968. During his years at University, he was variously President of the Law Students Society (1964) and in the mid-60s President of the Economics Students Society and Vice-President of the Students Representative Council.
At the completion of his studies he was employed as Associate to Sir Richard Kirby, President of the Conciliation and Arbitration Commission (1968 – 1969).
In 1969 he was awarded a Frank Knox Memorial Scholarship to study at Harvard University, and he was admitted into the Master of Business Administration program, graduating in the Class of 1971 with Distinction. While at Business School, George was Vice President of the Students Association.
He married Jillian Dunn in 1970. They have four daughters, Zoe (1972), Cathryn (1975), Anthea (1979), and Elena (1981), and nine grandchildren.
In 1971 George began working with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Boston, moving to Tokyo in 1973, then to San Francisco in 1976. Due to family circumstances (the ill- health of his mother), George returned to Australia in 1976 with BCG, but decided to leave the firm so the family could stay in Australia.
He formed George Pappas and Associates in 1977 to compete in the Australian strategic management consulting industry, then in its infancy, and then dominated by the American based McKinsey and Company. He joined with his former class mate at Harvard, Colin Carter, to form Pappas Carter and Company, and then two other Sydney based colleagues Ralph Evans and Maurie Koop, joined the partnership to form Pappas Carter Evans and Koop (PCEK) in 1979.
After many successful years, in terms of growth and reputation in the Australian business community, PCEK was merged with the world-wide Boston Consulting Group in 1990, and George worked with the expanded company until 2002 as a senior consultant (Vice President), head of the Australian and New Zealand arm, and also as a world practice leader (Travel and Tourism, which he co-founded), and he served on the international Executive Committee. After his retirement he continued in the role of Senior Advisor to the company.
In 2003 George accepted a role as Under Secretary in the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victorian State Government, and served in that capacity until 2005.
In 2004 George became Chairman of the Committee for Melbourne, an organisation promoting discussion and active policy formation with the goal of enhancing Melbourne as a place to live and do business. He held that position until 2013. Businesses, educational institutions and government bodies are members of the Committee, and their leaders participate in the many activities of the group.
Between May 2008 and March 2009, he chaired the Defence Budget Audit Committee for the Federal Department of Defence, and continued his involvement through the implementation phase as Chair of the Defence Strategic Reform Advisory Board (October 2009 – October 2012).
From 2006 until 2009, George Chaired the Advisory Board of the Monash Institute of Medical Research. He was awarded the Monash University Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2009.  
2000 to 2013, Board of the Western Bulldogs Football Club
2005 to 2010 Commodore of the Point Leo Boat Club
1980s Preshil School Council, Hon Treasurer
 Chairman, Georges Ltd
An interest in mentoring young people in business has been a continuing activity for George, both at PCEK and BCG. He has been involved with the Ray Willis Leadership Program at Melbourne High School for many years, and has offered ongoing extensive advice to young entrepreneurs.
We celebrate this distinguished Kastellorizian and look forward to the presentation at the Gala Dinner on 17th October, celebrating our club’s 90th Anniversary.
Nick Lolatgis

Pleasant Sunday Mornings
Program Venue:

10 am ­ 12 noon
At the Clubrooms
250 Dorcas Street
South Melbourne.
Enter from Hotham Street.

4 October: Come and meet Scott Pendlebury, the Captain of the Collingwood Football Team and  Dyson Heppell, the current stand-in Captain for the Essendon Football team.  It’s a pie and sausage roll morning, and probably some disappointed (and some happy) grand finalist supporters will come along. Our Archivist, Florence Livery, will also have a display of Kazzie sports memorabilia at the event.

8 November: Florence Livery – Opening up the Archives of the KAV. 

Gala Dinner Dance

17th October
7pm ­ - Midnight

Payment now due. Tickets will be sent out in early October.  There are now two tables available, due to recent cancellations, and still some tickets available on a few tables.

Enquiries and bookings
Christine Dimer 0432 915 049

Annual General Meeting
25th October

The AGM will be held at the club on 25th October.
Please support your club by attending, and ensure that your membership is current.


It is necessary to renew registration annually. Many members are overdue in their renewals.  Non-paying members (seniors) also need to register annually.

Florence Livery
0423 007 339

Children’s Xmas Party
11am November 29th 2015
Every effort will be made to make this a fun day for the children. Details in next KazziE-Bulletin.
Anybody who wishes to offer help would be most welcome.
News from the Seniors

October 7 -  Seniors AGM and lunch at the club, followed by Bingo. Confirmation of Christmas lunch cost.

November 4 – Spring Carnival lunch at the club. Wear your favourite hat. (pre-pay for Christmas lunch).

December 2 – Christmas Lunch at Mesh Restaurant at Crown. 11.45 am for 12.

Contacts for all events:
Christine Dimer
9592 9450  |  0432 915 049

Peter Christofas
9379 8635  |  0422 586 177

In Memoriam donations
As donations received in memory of the deceased have not been recorded over the past year or so, we make mention of those donations in this bulletin. (Note: If your donation is not listed please let us know).
From Andrew Caripis in memory of Nina Zographou.
Donated to the Kastellorizian Senior Citizens Assoc of Vic -
From Maria Exintaris and Family and Ismini Exintaris,
in memory of John Salvaris, Nina Zographou and Con Christofas.
From Mick and Hellas Christopher, in memory of Renie Adgemis, Jack Bisas,  Barry Davidson and Nina Kyriakos
From Alexandra Constas, in memory of Con Christofas and Nina Kyriakos.
KAV Heritage collection
News from Florence Livery
 The Kastellorizian Shopkeeping Phenomenon
Do you have any photographs of Kastellorizian hawkers, peddlers, fish shops, mixed grills, oyster cafes, cafes, kafeneia, fruit shops, milk bars, confectionery outlets and the like?

Thank you to those Kazzie families who have contributed their shopkeeping photos to our collection. Some great photos are coming in. We would like as many families as possible to be represented, so please dig deep into your family albums and archives - any era, showing the exterior, the interior, gatherings on the premises, people standing outside, calendars, menus, ‘’then and/or now’’ images or vehicles used for deliveries and the market.

This collection will hopefully underpin an exhibition and publication to be held at the clubrooms in a few months’ time. Even if you do not have any photographs, please send in any details of past Kastellorizian shops for our data base – addresses, dates, type, owners, etc.

Kazzie Sporting Heroes - display
To coincide with the planned Pleasant Sunday Morning gathering at the clubrooms on October 4th, there will be an exhibition (both photographic and artefacts) of our past Kazzie Sporting heroes. Digging into the archives, see for yourself how the Kazzies were up there with everyone else, excelling not just in the football world but in a range of sports – from boxing, and wrestling to cricket, athletics and the like. Courtesy of Allan Creswell, we will also be playing live footage from the 1956 WA Hellenic vs Melbourne Olympic football game. It highlights the arrival of the WA team, the game in part, images of the spectators and the subsequent awards evening.  This video shows many WA and Victorian Kazzies who have since passed on.

Recent donations to the KAV Heritage Collection
To our reference library:
Near Eastern Dreams by Nicholas Pappas – (donated by author).
I Am Darwin – the Haritos/Harmanis Family history (donated by the family)
The History of the Port Colts by Bob Donovan (includes material on the Cassie FC of the 1960s) – (donated by Michael Conos)
Odysseus in the Golden West – John Yiannakis (donated by the author)

To our museum:
The missing Club minutes!! What a pleasant surprise to find that the family of the late Nicholas Pationitis (who served the Kazzie Club for many years) had discovered the 1932-1951 Castellorizian Brotherhood Minutes amongst Nick’s belongings.  This is fantastic discovery and a future translation job for someone.
Documents and Artefacts.  Flora Pearce, on behalf of her uncle Peter Augustes, donated several items including a Kazzie doll (purchased in 1961 when her grandfather Emmanuel Augustes returned to Kastellorizo for the first time since emigrating in 1917) and Kastellorizian souvenirs from the 60s and 70s.
KAV 1970s items.  Peter Christofas donated a range of KAV event flyers from the 1970s and a 1970s Committee T-shirt.

Shopkeeping Project.  Donations to the Shopkeeping project (see above) have included over 80 photos from the family archives of Sandra Nikou (not all shopkeeping) and over 20 from Komninos Zervos.
Recent Event
Evelyn Salvaris at the Pleasant Sunday Morning on 13th September, gave a fascinating, and entertaining, insight into Immunology research being carried out at the research centre at St Vincent’s Hospital.  It was an eye-opener to those in attendance and question time was a very lively affair. Scientists are our unsung heroes who quietly go about their work, and we should all be proud of Evelyn’s role in advances being made in the immunological field.  The research into the future of transplanting human organs, and possibly transplantation of organs of a non-human origin, is advancing. 
In Memoriam
Nina Kyriakos (nee Koutsoukis)
21.5.1924 - 6.9.2015
The Club is saddened by the passing of Nina Kyriakos and extends its sympathy to her family.  She is survived by her daughters Christine Christofas, Gina Gekas and son-in-law Con and their families.

She was the loved grandmother of Linda, Mark, Stan, Tanya; Michael and Katherine, and great grandmother of Dean and Michelle. Reunited with her beloved husband Michael and loved daughter Vivien.  Nina was a great supporter of the Club and will be sorely missed. The 40 day service will be held at St.Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church.

(date TBC)
From the editor
In compiling and editing this E-bulletin, particular attention is paid to the correctness of information supplied, spelling of names etc, and the final copy is authorised by the President.

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