Over 2020-2022, our online Kazzie Connect sessions featured exciting and engaging speakers on diverse topics of interest to the Victorian Kastellorizian community, as a way to keep Kazzies connected during the Covid-19 pandemic.
You can view videos of each Kazzie Connect on this page, or access them via our YouTube Channel.
Kazzie Connect 12
Sophie Underwood in conversation with Geoffrey Conaghan
Tasmanian artist Sophie Underwood creates wonderful artworks with a connection to the Kastellorizian boukla. Her work explores themes of ancestral memory, identity, place and displacement, symbols and archetypes, flowers and nature, health and wellbeing using the boukla. Together with Sophie, researcher Geoffrey Conaghan explores her inspiration for creating these intricate and colourful art pieces. Geoffrey is a researcher and custodian of traditional Kastellorizan costumes.
Kazzie Connect 11
In Conversation with George Kailis
Freda Miriklis hosts this conversation with businessman and philanthropist George Kailis, discussing his family history and his Kastellorizian family connection, George’s extraordinary professional business career at the helm of KB Foods, and his extensive philanthropic work forThe Hellenic Initiative (THI).
Kazzie Connect 10
Wills, Estate Planning and Trusts with Justin Mastores (Managing Partner of Rees Group, KAV President) and Nicolas Zervos (Zervos Lawyers). Justin and Nic provide us with their valuable insights into the common mistakes when making wills, trusts and planning estates.
Kazzie Connect 9 (November)
In Conversation with Pelagia Markogiannakis
Hosted by Freda Miriklis (2019 KOY)
This event marked Remembrance Day, with Pelagia reflecting on her experiences during her long career in the Australian Defence Forces as Lieutenant Commander, particularly during the Gulf War. Pela has just taken on her new role as Director of Infrastructure Operations for Amazon Web Services (Australia & New Zealand). Pela shares her insights and experiences over a bold and hugely successful career, spanning 35 years in infrastructure in the public and private sectors.
Kazzie Connect 8 (October)
Inside the Property Market: The Property Pulse (Part 2)
with Kerry Sourasis (Senior Financial Advisor at Strategic Financial Group Australia), KAV President Nik Spartels (speaking on his experience as a highly successful property developer), KAV Vice President Justin Mastores (Managing Partner of Rees Group), and Stasi Adgemis (Director of Woodards Manningham).
Kazzie Connect 7 (September)
Inside the Property Market: The Property Pulse (Part 1)
with KAV President Nik Spartels (speaking on his experience as a highly successful property developer), KAV Vice President Justin Mastores (Managing Partner of Rees Group), and Stasi Adgemis (Director of Woodards Manningham).
Kazzie Connect 6 (August)
with Dr Nicholas Lolatgis, IVF pioneer and director of the Centre for Infertility Solutions, and our 2004 Kastellorizian of the Year.
Kazzie Connect 5 (June)
with Mike Zervos, CEO of not-for-profit Courage To Care – interviewed by his daughter, award-winning Channel 7 news journalist, Cassie Zervos.
Kazzie Connect 4 (May)
with George Anthony Voyage OAM, honoured in the 2021 Australian Honours list for his long-time service to amateur Australian rules football and cricket.
Kazzie Connect 3 (November)
with Basil Zempilas, Perth Lord Mayor, celebrated TV/radio presenter and the KAV's 2018 Kastellorizian of the Year. In conversation with KAV President Nik Spartels.
Kazzie Connect 2 (October)
with Dimitrios Michalopoulos, Consul-General of Greece (Victoria), and George Kailis, Vice-President of the Australian Federation of Air Pilots.
Kazzie Connect 1 (September)
with President Nik Spartels, and our European correspondent Emma Gavala. Nik discusses the renovation and lease of the KAV's hall in South Melbourne, followed by a discussion with correspondent Emma Gavala about recent events in Kastellorizo concerning Turkey.
Please note that due to privacy reasons we are not showing the faces of meeting participants in this particular video, and viewers may prefer to listen rather than watch in these sections where the discussion has been opened up.