The cutting of the Vasilopita and the Re-opening of Greek Women's Centre


The cutting of the Vasilopita (New Year's pie) of the Greek Women’s Society took place on Monday, February 14th, 2023 at the Greek Women’s Centre at the Goodwood Community Centre in the presence of the Society’s member and guests. The day also marked the resumption of the Greek Women’s Society Fitness and Well Being program which had been closed for the Christmas Holidays.


The guests were welcomed by the President Mrs. Hrisoula Heisler who thanked the Vice President of the Greek Orthodox Community Mr. Peter Gonis for his presence and for bringing along the Hon.  Ms Jayne Stinson, MP - State Member for Badcoe. 


Ms. Sandra Sifis and Eleni Kounavelis who are members of the Board of GOCSA were also present. Mr Gonis congratulated the members and the Executive committee of Greek Women’s Society for their work and for the operation of the Greek Women’s Centre which has its objective meeting the needs of its ageing members by providing programs and organizing events which combat isolation, promoting wellness and recreation.



Mr. Peter Gonis on behalf of the President of GOCSA Mr. Peter Gardiakos and the newly elected board, read a letter from the President who highlighted and underlined the long standing close relationship between GOCSA and the Greek Women’s Society which dates back to 1934.


After the welcome speeches, the Vasilopita was cut and distributed. The members had the opportunity to chat with the Vice President Mr. Peter Gonis and the Hon.  Ms Jayne Stinson in a congenial and fun ambience, whilst refreshments, snacks and socializing followed. The day ended with the customary Bingo.