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.
On 22nd of July the customary Annual General Meeting was held. Members heard reports from the President and Treasurer on our work during the past year 2017
The meeting took place at the Goodwood Community Centre and was attended by many of our members.
This year a new Committee was elected for the term 2018-2020.
Congratulations to the new Committee: President Chrisoula Heisler, Vice-President Helen Bogias, Treasurer Sandra Sifis Secretary Kaiti Tsakalos, Assistant Treasurer Georgette Psaltis, Assistant Secretary Effie Katianos : Evagelitsa Hatzi, Dionysia Angelakos, Katina Kakoogiannis, Irini Michaeloglou, , Panagiota Stamatopoulos, Georgia Acacios and Koula Spatharos.
We wish the new Committee every success in their endeavours and would also like to thank our outgoing executive members, Roula Soumas (President for the past 8years) and Hellas Lucas (Vice President) for all their efforts, hard work, and contributions on our behalf.
The organization wishes to thank all of those who have served on past committees, and thanks all our volunteers and supporters.
The annual church service in honour of the Feast Day of the Archangels of Michael and Gabriel was held at the Cathedral of Archangels of Michael and Gabriel “ Taxiarchis”on Thursday November 2018 08.30 a.m. to 11.30a.m. Read more