Σύλλογος Ελληνίδων Κυριών και Δεσποινίδων Νότιας Αυστραλίας " Ο Ταξιάρχης"
Serving our Community since 1937
Welcome to the website of one of the oldest migrant women’s organizations in South Australia.
We hope that this website will provide a summary of our historic Society’s multidimensional work and its contribution to our society as well as information about our current activities.
For decades now, the Greek Women's Society has been organizing an outdoor gathering every year on Clean Monday with the main objective being to celebrate Kathari Deftera true to Greek tradition.
Clean Monday apart from marking the first day of Great Lent is also considered in Greece to mark the first day of spring with Greeks celebrating it with outdoor activities.
This year Clean Monday falls on the 27th of February and we will be organizing an outdoor meet to celebrate the day at Glenelg foreshore, just past the Stamford Hotel. There is ample shade in the area with huge pines and picnic facilities.
Everyone is welcome. Please bring your blankets, folding chairs, and picnic baskets with “ nistisima” food of Lent, , such as Laganas, olives as well as halva. Don't forget your water and other drinks as it can be quite hot at this time of the year. There will also be some fun games which every one can take in part. This is a fun event every year and precedes the 40 year Lent period in preparation for Easter.
We will be meeting around 11.00 a..m. Everyone is welcome!
After the customary Christmas Break the Greek Women;s Centre will re-open and resume its activities as from February 14th 2023. The Centre offers a one hour light exercise class suitable for senior women and is followed by snacks, coffee, socializing and bingo.
On the 14th of February we will also be cutting the traditional New Year's Cake or " Vasilopita" as it called on this day. Please join us all ladies are welcome. You may also bring along your husbands if you wish.
The Center operates every Tuesday at the Goodwood Community Centre 32 Rosa St Goodwood.
9.30 am - 10.30 am (Exercise Class)
10.30 am - 12.00 noon (Coffee and Bingo)
Refreshments are served after the exercise class.