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Reminder:
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(Membership fees will become due again on 1st July 2019 and a new form for 2019-2020 will then be available.)

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Scroll down for the Diary of Events for 2019.


FREE Greek dancing classes will commence at the clubrooms on 8 June.

Suitable for those up to 18 years of age.
Classes will run for six weeks from 8 June to 13 July
Teachers will be Elena & Fortis Josephides
Contact & registration: f.josephides@gmail.com 0433 443 823


Greek Language and Culture Classes hosted by the Kazzie Club commenced on 1 May.  Now on every Wednesday at 4.30 – 5.30 pm at clubrooms.  $15.00 per lesson.  The kids are loving it, and there is room for lots more pupils.  Suitable for 8 to 16 year olds.

             Contact the teacher:  Simela E: 40redapples@mail.com 0407 451 228


The Origins of the Kastellorizian Costume
Presentation by Geoffrey Conaghan on 14 April 2019 at the KAV Clubrooms

Geoffrey’s presentation was superb and he held the large audience spellbound. The full report of the event, together with power point presentations, and gallery, are now permanently on our website under culture here (Still to come - video of the event).

Below: Geoffrey Conaghan and Florence Livery at the presentation


Kastellorizian of the Year 2019 – nomination forms available here.
Please note that applications may be submitted at any time before the
closing date of 1 July 2019.


Sunday 26 May 2019 – Sts Constantine and Helen’s Day Celebration and Presentation of VCE and KYAA Awards 

Following the Church Service at St Constantine and St Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Barry Street, South Yarra, a luncheon will be held at the clubrooms to celebrate the feast day of our patron saint.

Free entry, donations welcome.

Due to the popularity of last year’s event, for catering purposes members must RSVP by 23 May.
Please note members need to register as numbers are limited.

RSVP:
Maria Georgoulas: mgm19220@hotmail.com / 0413 310 563
Christine Mastores-Davidson: 
christine.md@bigpond.com / 0414 822 234

 

Diary of Events 2019 – (More detail can be found on individual listings in the latest KazzieE-Bulletin and E-notice reminders here)  
 

May

Wednesdays 4.30 – 5.30 at the clubrooms – Greek Language and Culture Classes. Room for more children!

May 23 – 7.00 pm

Seminar at GOCM, sponsored by KAV – Making Greek Australia: Rethinking History, Ethnicity and Belonging. Dr Andonis Piperoglou

May 26

St Constantine and Helen’s Day Celebration at clubrooms. RSVP required by 23 May. VCE and KYA Awards will be presented.

June 5*

Pizza lunch at clubrooms
Greek dancing

June 8

Free Greek dancing classes at Clubrooms for six weeks – Saturdays 11 am – 12 noon. Suitable for up to 18 years old.

June 27 – 7.00 pm

Seminar at GOCM, sponsored by KAV – Homer and the story of a Greek Australian War Hero.   Phil Kafcaloudes

July 1

Closing date for Kazzie of the Year nominations

July 3*

Lunch at Oakleigh (to be confirmed)

August 7*

Lunch at clubrooms, Cancer Council Fundraiser

September 4*

Father’s Day lunch at Melina on the rooftop of GOCMV Building, 168 Lonsdale Street including a tour of the facilities (to be confirmed)

October 2*

Seniors AGM and lunch at clubrooms

October 12

KOY Dinner and presentation. Venue TBA

October 27

KAV Annual General Meeting

November 2 - 3

We’re All In This together, Genealogy Seminar presented by Allan Cresswell
o   Saturday 2 November – individual 30-minute appointments for discussion of family tree & photo scanning;
Appointments now open, Contact Florence Livery flivery@bigpond.com / 0423 007 339
Sunday 3 November Presentation to all members 2pm – 5pm
by Allan Cresswell to all members 2pm – 5pm

November 6*

Spring Carnival lunch at clubrooms; wear your favourite outfit or hat

November 16

Phillippa Adgemis & Michele Kiosoglous will launch the second of their stories of Kastellorizo Megisti – Kleio and Despina, at a cocktail party at the KAV Clubrooms.

November 17

A child-friendly launch of the above publication will be held at the KAV Clubrooms.

November 24

Family Christmas party at Phoenix Park 1pm – 5 pm

December 4*

Christmas lunch at Mesh, Christmas raffle (to be confirmed)

* Seniors events. All welcome.

 


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.


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

Moussaka

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