AHEPA Chapter Heracles Christmas function
The National President of Australia George Lianos, Grand Lodge of NSW President, Kon Gouros, President of NSW District Lodge Penny Cretan and Six Chapter Presidents of all the very active Chapters and Lodges were represented. The strength and future of AHEPA in NSW. Bravo to the organisers of the event for a great night with over 100 guests in attendance!
65th NATIONAL CONVENTION SYDNEY 2019
The GRAND LODGE AND DISTRICT LODGE in NSW hosted the 65th NATIONAL CONVENTION in SYDNEY from the 16th to the 18th November 2019 at the RAMSGATE RSL CLUB and involved over 50 delegates from all over Australia.
The outgoing National President of AHEPA AUSTRALASIA, Mrs Helen Katsaros chaired the Convention accompanied by many of the National Lodge members.
On Sunday 17th of November the Delegates attended a church service at St Spyridon Greek Orthodox church in Kingsford. The official opening of the Convention was held at the The Lakes Golf Club in the presence of Her Excellency the High Commissioner for Cyprus, Mrs Martha Mavrommatis and the Consul- general for Greece in Sydney, Christos Karras. Both Dignitaries offered their best wishes to the Convention Delegates and gave a detailed account of the current issues affecting both our mother countries of Greece and Cyprus.
The 65th National Convention was hailed as a great success as the Delegates involved in various conferences and events exchanging many opinions and ideas on important Educational, Philanthropic and Cultural issues as well as discussing new strategies for the future of the Organisation and ways of encouraging new membership. It was all very constructive and harmonious!
The Convention also elected the next National President Mr. George Lianos from Sydney and the National Vice President Mrs Sophia Notaras as well as Mr Theodore Lianos as a member of the National Lodge.
Substantial donations were made to the pediatric ward of the Canberra Hospital and the Greek Community Aged Care Home. In total, AHEPA made over $42,784 donations throughout the past year to various large and small Charitable Institutions.
About 25 of the Delegates also participated in a Bus Trip to the Blue Mountains the day after the Convention.
It was decided to hold the 66th National Convention again in Sydney in October 2020.
CLOTHING DONATION TO SUPPORT CHILDREN IN NEED
A large donation of clothing coordinated by AHEPA’s Daughters of
Penelope NSW will support patients in need at Royal Prince Alfred
Hospital. Over 18 large bags, plus several boxes of children’s and adult clothing, books, toys and blankets were collected and donated in a visit last week by AHEPA’s Daughters together with the Hon Sophie CotsisMLC, Shadow Minister for Ageing, Disability Services, and for Multiculturalism.
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