Welcome to the Kastellorizian Association of Victoria Inc.
For almost 100 years ‘The Kastellorizian Association of Victoria’ has supported the welfare of Kastellorizians and Greeks in Victoria. We are proud of our legacy and the goodwill of our community that is truly committed to the support and welfare of diaspora Kastellorizians, Greeks and the wider community.
We are proud to also support the preservation of Kastellorizian heritage and the continuation of Greek culture as a part of our vibrant multicultural society. This encourages our youth and future generations to continue the traditions of the association in supporting those less fortunate in the spirit of the island’s symbol that represents ‘faith, hope and charity’.
Our upcoming events include our 2023 Kastellorizian of the Year Gala on October 14 and Annual General Meeting on October 29. Please see our Events Calendar for more details.
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Kastellorizian of the Year, 2023
We are thrilled to announce that Perth-based Marilyn Tsolakis has been announced as 2023 Kastellorizian of the Year. We look forward to celebrating her achievements with the Kazzie community at the KOY Gala Dinner on Saturday 14 October.
Marilyn Tsolakis has made an exceptional contribution to Kastellorizian communities both in Kastellorizo and Australia through her countless grassroots initiatives over the years. Since 2008 she has shown her strong dedication to her Kastellorizian roots through her role as Coordinator of Friends of Kastellorizo (FoK), an organisation with a mission to help create a positive future for Kastellorizo and give back to the island, while recognising our proud heritage as Kastellorizian descendants in Australia.
Read more about Marilyn's achievements here.
Marilyn’s many initiatives show her love for the island and her dedication to preserving Kastellorizian culture and history, while supporting Kazzie youth welfare as well as our Kazzie elders. Her strong values, charity and compassion for others makes her an inspirational role model for all. We congratulate her on her award and her many life achievements.
Changing the Life of One Child 2021-2023
The Changing the Life of One Child 2021-2023 project is the KAV’s sustained effort to mentor youth in Kastellorizo over a 3-year commitment. The project is organised by THI Australia in conjunction with The Tipping Point and supports the island’s youth for the 2021-2023 academic years.
In this video, teachers at the Santrape High School in Kastellorizo share the positive impacts that the program is having for students.
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