Greek Women’s Society of S.A. “Taxiarchis” Inc.
Σύλλογος Ελληνίδων Κυριών και Δεσποινίδων Νότιας Αυστραλίας "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.
Νews and Αnnouncements
Annual Picnic on 27/2/2019 "Clean Monday"
Come join us at our annual picnic on 27/2/2019 at 9.a..m.
This is our Annual Clean Monday Picnic. The picnic is a tradition of our organization which dates back several decades to celebrate Clean Monday known as “Kathari Deftera,” in Greek .
Clean Monday, is considered to be one of the most important dates in the Greek Orthodox Calendar and marks each year the commencement of the 40-day period of the Great Lent which is called “Sarakosti.” In Greece it is celebrated with outdoor excursions, the consumption of shellfish and other fasting foods, as well as the widespread custom of building and flying kites.
This year our picnic will be held once again at Glenelg beach in front of the Stamford Grand Hotel.
Our members and their families will gather there as from 9.a.m. to enjoy a dayout full of fun and games. For those wishing to take part please bring your own refreshments, food, chairs or rugs.
This promises to be a fun filled event with many games and fun competitions.
Friends and supporters are all welcome. Come join us for for this traditional event.
Greek Women's Centre opens for 2017
After the Christmas break the Greek Women's Centre resumed its activities for 2017 on February 14th 2017 at 32 Rosa Street Goodwood.
Members and friends gathered for the 1st session of the year.
The President cut the traditional New Year's cake the Vasilopita. A red heart shaped cake to celebrate Valentine's Day was also served with the other refreshments. This year the Greek Women's Society will celebrate its 80th anniversary. (established in 1937)
The Center operates every Tuesday
9.30 am - 10.30 am (Exercise Class)
10.30 am - 12.00 noon (Coffee and Bingo)