KazziE-Bulletin September 2015

From the President

Our first bulletin was mailed out back in March, and the first newsletter for the year was mailed out in May, followed recently by a mail-out of notices of upcoming events. We apologise for not keeping members regularly abreast of news – a combination of high postage costs and the difficulty in obtaining voluntary skilled services. We thank Fortis Josephides for editing our May newsletter, but he is unable to continue this task. At our last committee meeting it was decided that we would produce two newsletters annually and send out an electronic bulletin monthly to fulfil the need to keep everyone informed. Please print out copies for your relatives/friends who are not on our database. Some printed copies of the E-bulletin will be available at the Club for those who do not have access to email.

I hope to welcome many of you at the Gala Dinner on 17th October at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Association, in celebration of the club’s 90th anniversary. If you haven’t made a booking yet, you will need to be quick. Please also note the dates of events detailed in this bulletin.

If you missed “Treasures from Kastellorizo – from the Cabinets of the Memory Keepers “, and the excellent talk by Nicholas Bogiatzis on Kastellorizian jewellery and other artefacts, held at the club on 15th and 16th August, there is a round-up of the event on the Anagnostis E-Magazine: www.anagnostis.info

Nick Lolatgis

Pleasant Sunday Morning Program Venue:
Clubrooms 10.00 am – 12 noon

13 September: Evelyn Salvaris will speak on the topic: Immunology research at St Vincent’s.         4 October: Talk by Scott Pendlebury, Captain of the Collingwood Football Team. Also attending will be Dyson Heppell, the current stand-in Captain for the Essendon Football team.
8 November: Florence Livery – Opening up the Archives of the KAV

Gala Dinner Dance
17th October
7.00 pm – midnight

The 90th celebration Gala Dinner Dance will be held on 17th October, at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, 489 Glenferrie Road, Kooyong. $150 per head (tables of ten). Bookings to Christine Dimer 0432915049, or Bronwyn Paltoglou 0418331221. Be quick! There might also be some places for individuals and couples on some of the table bookings, so if you can’t make a table speak to one of the booking contacts who may put you on the “list”. Promises to be a special night with “Effie” (a.k.a. Mary Coustas) and a great band – Strofes.

Kastellorizian of the Year
17th October

The Kastellorizian of the Year award is usually presented at the club on the feast day of our patron saints, Sts Constantine and Helene. This year, on the occasion of our 90th anniversary, the presentation will be made at the Gala Dinner Dance at Kooyong on 17th October.

25th October 2015

25th October, 2.00 pm. The AGM will be held at the club. Please support your club by attending, and ensure that your membership is current.

Membership registration

Florence Livery, in the absence of Tony Lolas, is the Acting Membership Officer. Memberships were due in June. It is necessary to renew registration annually, paying particular attention to email addresses. Registration forms were included in the last newsletter but if you would like a copy emailed to you please contact Florence.
T: 042 3007 339, H: 93480751, E:

E-mail addresses

Please ensure that your current email address is registered. Also, if you wish to provide e-mail addresses of interested people for our database please forward them to Florence Livery.
Contact details above.

Children’s Christmas Party
November 29th 2015

The Children’s Christmas party will be held at the clubrooms at 11.00 am.
Details to be announced in later bulletin. Mark up the date now.

Seniors Program

October 7 – Lunch at Club. AGM of the Kastellorizian Senior Citizens Association of Vic, and bingo. Confirmation of Christmas lunch cost.
November 4 – Lunch at the club celebrating the Spring Carnival. Wear your favourite hat. (Pre-pay for Christmas lunch at this event).
December 2 – Christmas lunch at Mesh Restaurant at Crown. 11.45 am for 12. Contacts for all events: President Christine Dimer 9592 9450, M: 0432 915 049, or Treasurer Peter Christofas T: 9379 8635, M: 0422 586 177

Kastellorizian Council of Australia (KCA)
Conference 2016

The Council will hold its inaugural conference in Brisbane on Friday 22 January to Monday 25 January, 2016, with optional activities on Tuesday 26 January, which is Australia Day. The Conference will be held at the Greek Club in south Brisbane. For full details and program contact:

Yvonne Panagacos H- 03 98530847M- 0421 326 199. E-
Stathis E Efstathis M- 0416 211 765. E- stathis@bigpond.net.au

KAV Heritage collection

The Kastellorizian Association of Victoria holds a vast and rapidly growing collection of heritage items – prints, paintings, plaques, artefacts, costume items, textiles, photographs, a reference and audio-visual library, hard-copy and electronic archives and an extensive electronic photographic collection. With pro- active and aggressive acquisition policies in recent years our collection has expanded considerably.

During this 90th year of the Kastellorizian Association of Victoria come along to the clubrooms where our Curator, Florence Livery will open up the archives and museum so you can see for yourself the KAV Heritage Collection. Hear her talk about key items in the collection, recent donations and best finds, her favourite items and the direction we would like to take our Heritage Collection into the future.

The talk is part of the Pleasant Sunday Morning Program and will be held on 8 November at the clubrooms.

Recent events Seniors

Seniors: A large contingent of Seniors enjoyed a bus trip to the rhododendron gardens in the Dandenongs on 2nd September, followed by lunch at the Cuckoo. There was singing and dancing and everyone had a really fabulous time. Thank you to all the seniors who came along to make it such a successful function.

Pleasant Sunday Mornings

Pleasant Sunday Mornings: The talks at these events have been most informative and enjoyable. Attendances numbers were fairly small. It is hoped that now that the weather is promising to be milder that more people will come along to these occasions. The mornings were put on the Agenda because people were asking for them. If you would like to see these Sunday morning events continued next year, then please let us know if you will support them.

Treasures from Kastellorizo

Treasures from Kastellorizo – From the Cabinets of the Memory Keepers.
This event was staged at the clubrooms with the support of the Victorian Multicultural Commission, and attracted good media coverage. It was very well attended and the club was packed for the talk by Nicholas Bogiatzis. We saw several Kastellorizians visiting the club for the first time, and some we had not seen for a long time. If you didn’t attend you missed a splendid event. The display and talk were filmed and the film is currently being edited.

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