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Latest News

View the latest KazziE-Bulletins and KazziE-Notices in our newsletter archive here – contains club news and general news. Read the June/July KazziE-Bulletin here. A must-read article by committee member Phillippa Adgemis looks at what it means to be a Kazzie in 2019.

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Scroll down for the Diary of Events for 2019.


Saints Constantine and Helen’s Feast Day at Club 2019

Good to see the Miriklis family and the Kranitis sisters-in-law from Interstate at the event. Front from left: Anna Plafadellis (nee Miriklis), Rene Kranitis,(sister-in-law of Senya Kranitis), Katina Miriklis & Barbara Miriklis Konstas. At back from left: Senya Kranitis and Don Miriklis.

A luncheon was held on 26 May 2019 at our Club to celebrate the feast day of our Patron saints, Constantine and Helen. It was an excellent and most enjoyable luncheon.   Committee member Dr George Stabelos stepped up as Master of Ceremonies, introducing our three VCE awardees.

Congratulations to our VCE awardees: Michael Aroney, Allanah Aroney, Sam Bisas, and Michael Grosso.

Please visit our Gallery here for photos of the event.


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

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

July 3*

Lunch at Kentro, Oakleigh. See details in Seniors news below.

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*

Bus trip to Como Gardens - to be confirmed (see details below)

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 by Allan Cresswell, 2pm – 5pm

November 6*

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

AGM will also be held on this occasion.

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*

Venue to be decided. Christmas raffle .

   * Seniors events. All welcome.   Enquiries for Seniors events to:
   Christine Dimer, Seniors President - mobile 0432 915 049 or home 9592 9454
   Peter Christofas, Seniors Treasurer – mobile 0422 586 177 or home 9378 8635


Kastellorizian of the Year 2018
Basil Zempilas.

Details here.

The Award was presented in Melbourne on 6 October 2018 at the Annual KOY Dinner. Report and photos in our gallery here.


Gallery Updates

Sts Constantine and Helens Day, 2019

Fundraiser for Medical Needs in Kastellorizo, 2017

The Origins of Kastellorizian Costume Talk, 2019

Christmas Party 2018

KOY Dinner 2018

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Delicious Recipes


Galaktoboureko (Greek Custard Pie)

Phanouropita

Moussaka

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