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Reminder:
Have you paid your membership fees for the year 1st July 2018 to 30th June 2019? The membership form can be downloaded here.

Welcome to the Kastellorizian Association of Victoria website, an online cultural archive aiming to preserve and reflect the rich heritage of our amazing Dodecanese Greek island.

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All KazziE-Bulletins are filed in the newsletter archive under the news menu.



Latest News

View the latest Kazzie-E Bulletin in our newsletter archive here – contains club news and general news.

Please visit our Facebook page for other news.


From the President
Together with the committee I thank members for their support throughout the year. It was particularly pleasing to have such a good turn-up at the AGM where a raft of changes to our Constitution was endorsed.   For the benefit of those who were unable to attend, my report presented to the AGM is attached here.

Feedback from the AGM has been extremely positive with many attendees saying that it was a most pleasant and enjoyable meeting.   Music to our ears!

 Our final event for the year was the Christmas party held at Phoenix Park on 25 November. (Comprehensive report below). In the lead-up to the party, Elena Josephides of the Musique d’Or School spent several weeks coaching a group of our youngsters to sing Kalanta (Greek Christmas Carols). The performance at the Christmas party was very moving. It was a big commitment from the participating families to attend weekly lessons at the Kazzie Club. We are all grateful to Elena for her work with the children. She gave freely of her time and her efforts are very much appreciated. Also thank you to Fortis Josephides who assisted throughout the program. The efforts of the Christmas Party organising sub-committee were appreciated by all – Maria Georgoulas, Connie Gregory, Christine Mastores, Christine Dimer and Dina Spartels – they nailed it!

We will now take a break until early February next year.

Nik Spartels

President

The President and committee of the KAV
wish all our members and friends a
Very Merry Christmas with your family and friends
and a Happy New Year
Stay safe and well over the festive season

Christmas Party at Phoenix Park – Photos are now up on the Gallery here.

President Nik Spartels with some of the Kalanta Kids, and teacher Elena Josephides (right)


Kastellorizian of the Year 2018
Basil Zempilas.

Details here.

The Award was presented in Melbourne on 6 October at the Annual KOY Dinner. Report and photos in our gallery  here.


Great day at the  Club
Feast Day of
St Constantine and St Helen

The Kazzie Club celebrated the feast day of our Patron Saints, Sts Constantine and Helen, on 27 May at the Clubrooms.  VCE recognition awards were presented to Sophia Alexandra Davis and Anthony Stabelos.  The Kastellorizian Young Achiever Award went to Sebastian Kritikides for his endeavours in the field of music.  Apart from the great vibes and excellent catering, it was pleasing to see lots of young people and children attending.

Special guests were our local member, the Hon Martin Foley, and the Mayor of the City of Port Phillip, Bernadene Voss.  It was a magical day, and extremely well attended.  Please visit our gallery here for a pictorial round-up and report prepared by Dr George Stabelos.


CURRENT COMMITTEE

Office bearers
President – Nik Spartels
Vice President – Peter Coates
Secretary – Justin Mastores

Contact details of full committee here.


Support from young people
The club has appointed  three Youth Representatives who are keen to work on initiatives for our young people.
 A European correspondent has also been appointed. Details in our e-bulletin EB33 here.


Older News

Christine DimerKastellorizian of the Year 2017
Christine Dimer
Details here.

The annual celebratory KOY dinner was held at the clubrooms on October 7th. Please visit our Gallery here for a pictorial roundup of the event.


Andrew Jackomos, Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, presented a history of his own Kastellorizian/Aboriginal family connection at the Greek Centre in Melbourne. Click here to view his talk.


Genealogy. Is your family history registered on the Kastellorizian genealogy site? Your relatives might already be there. Check out www.castellorizo.org. The database, maintained by Allan Cresswell, has over 30,000 persons listed. Either go directly to the site or find out more on our genealogy page.


Is renewable energy for Kastellorizo a possibility?
Read here
 what Dr George Stabelos has to say on this topic in a recent article written for Filia, the quarterly publication of the Friends of Kastellorizo. 


Instagram photo by @eleni_smiles

Photos of Kastellorizo
The Friends of Kastellorizo Instagram page @kastellorizofriends now has over 1100 Followers. The site has many beautiful photos of Kastellorizo to browse.

If you have photos to share we encourage you to do so by using the hashtag #kastellorizofriends on your Instagram posts about Kastellorizo, and FoK will look to repost as many of your images as possible.

Check out the FoK Instagram gallery here.

Gallery Updates

Christmas Party 2018

KOY Dinner 2018

Fundraiser for Medical Needs in Kastellorizo, 2017

St. Constantine & St Helen Day, 2018

KAV Luncheon at Philhellene, 2018

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Delicious Recipes


Galaktoboureko (Greek Custard Pie)

Phanouropita

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