On the 30th of November the Greek Women’s Society of S.A. O “Taxiarchis” Inc held its customary Christmas party luncheon for its members at the Goodwood Community Centre.
This year, the Society instead of offering the traditional free lunch to its members opted to make it a fundraiser for the victims of the fire in Mati Greece (July) earlier this year.
For a small fee, a two course meal was served together with wine.
Lunch was served immediately after the arrival of our VIP guests, who included Mr. Michael Keenan and Mr. Bill Gonis President of GOCSA.
The President Mrs. Chrisoula Heisler welcomed the guests and thanked the City of Unley for supporting the Greek Women’s Center which has been operating at the Goodwood Centre for over 30 years.
Mr. Michael Keenan and Mr. Bill Gonis also addressed the guests and expressed their appreciation for the work done by the Greek Women’s Society of SA Inc. O Taxiarchis.
As is customary the cooking, preparation and serving of the lunch was carried out by the Executive Committee members.
It is a tradition dating back many years and is done as a sign of appreciation and recognition for the support received from its members (monetary and in kind) for the Society’s philanthropic work. Its aim is to provide recreation for its members and celebrate the Christmas period blending Greek customs with the local ones.
The delicious lunch was enjoyed by all but most of all it was the friendly and welcoming faces of our members and their warm exchanges that put everyone in the Christmas spirit.
The final highlight of the event was the raffle draw which included many prizes all of which had been contributed by the members of organization.
We are extremely grateful to all our members for the generosity and support and to all our volunteers and committee members for their hard work.