Category: News

Lefcadian Brotherhood Calendar

The Brotherhood is pleased to announce its new 2021 Calendar which can be collected at all Brotherhood events until gone.

The Brotherhood thanks its sponsors below for their continued support and in particular Steve Robotis of Burnwood BBQS for his assistance in organising the calendar.

Any one who wishes to be a sponsor of the Brotherhood’s next calendar, please contact a committee member to register your expression of interest.






Forthcoming Events 2020-21

With the easing of restrictions, we are pleased to announce the Brotherhood can begin having functions again – even with the lower numbers.

The current restrictions and the size of the hall mean we can have a maximum of 50 guests which we expect to increase to 100 following further announcements shortly, so with this in mind we would like to announce:

Functions

  • The annual Christmas party for children twelve and under can occur. We will be hosting Father Christmas for afternoon tea on Sunday, 20 December at 2pm. In order to maximise the number of children possible, we ask that only two adults accompany their children to the event. The event is free. Please download and fill out the form and return to us, no later than Friday, 11 December.
  • The annual New Year’s Eve dance on 31 December. Tickets are $80 per adult and $50 per child (under 12). Help us celebrate what has been a pretty momentous year for us all.  Please contact any of the committee members to secure your table.
  • We have tentatively booked the annual Australia Day picnic for Sunday, 24 January 2021, at the Holy Monastery of Panagia Kamariani, 135 Arthur Seat Rd, Red Hill. 

If restrictions ease further then we may be able to accommodate more, however, please also note that we are at the mercy of the government and things may get cancelled at a moment’s notice. Should an event be cancelled, all prepaid tickets will be refunded in full.

Persons attending functions will be required to comply with Covid-19 safe practices in line with Government guidelines to ensure the safety of all. This presently includes wearing face masks, washing hands regularly and social distancing. Persons who have booked tickets and are exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms should get tested and are requested to not attend any functions.  A full refund will be provided for prepaid tickets.

We will be working hard in the New Year to bring you more and different functions, more often. For example, we are looking to hold Greek nights once a month on a Friday night with live music and Sunday afternoon tea for our senior citizens.

Keep checking our facebook page, website and your inbox for updates.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Lefcadian Brotherhood Committee

Congratulations Philia Angela Polites OAM!

Among the Greek Australians awarded the title Order of Australia Medal (OAM) at the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020, is Lefkadian Philia Angela Polites.

Philia is the daughter of the late Spiros Polites, a former president of the Lefcadian Brotherhood and Helen Polites, and granddaughter of Theodoros Polites, the first president (1942) of the Lefcadian Brotherhood.

Philia now resides in Murrumba Downs, Queensland, and was recognised for service to people with a disability and to the community. She is a prominent member of the Queenslanders with Disability Network as a Director (2015-2018), Former Deputy Chair and Former Chair, Audit and Compliance Committee. For the Women’s Centre for Health Matters (ACT), she was a Convenor of the Management Committee (1999-2000), a Manager (1998-1999) and a facilitator (1996-1997). She was also a prominent member of the Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia as a Vice President (1990), a Former Special Consultant and a Former Member of Access and Equity Committee. To see the extensive list of Philia’s achievements, please click here.

Philia was also the first editor of Monday’s English edition of NEOS KOSMOS Greek Newspaper and served as an active member of the Lefkadian Cultural Association Inc. 

The Brotherhood Committee and the Lefkadian Cultural Association Committee wishes her well.

Συγχαρητήρια στη Φιλίτσα Πολίτη ΟΑΜ

Η πρώτη που επιμελήθηκε την Αγγλική σελίδα του Νέου Κόσμου της Δευτέρας

Ανάμεσα στους ομογενείς που τους απονεμήθηκε ο τίτλος Order of Australia Metal (ΟΑΜ) είναι και η συμπατριώτισσά μας Φιλίτσα Πολίτη.

Η Φιλίτσα, είναι θυγατέρα των αείμνηστων Σπύρου, εκ των προέδρων της Λευκαδιακής Αδελφότητας και της Ελένης Πολίτη, και, εγγονή του Θεόδωρου,

του πρώτου προέδρου (1942) της Λευκαδιακής Αδελφότητας, και, της Φιλίας Πολίτη.

Η Φιλίτσα είναι η πρώτη που επιμελήθηκε την Αγγλική σελίδα του Νέου Κόσμου της Δευτέρας.

Μεταξύ άλλων, κατά την παραμονή της στη Βικτώρια, διετέλεσε πρόεδρος του FECCA και ενεργό μέλος του Πολιτιστικού Συλλόγου Λευκάδας.

Η διάκριση, που είναι μια μικρή ηθική ικανοποίηση στην πολύχρονη και πολυποίκιλτη προσφορά της στην αυστραλιανή κοινωνία και στα άτομα με ειδικές ανάγκες, τιμά και την Λευκαδιακή πατριά.

Της ευχόμαστε καλή υγεία και μακροημέρευση.

President’s Message

Hi all,

It is with great pleasure that we inform you of the Committee’s endeavours to create a modern, rejuvenated club. 

During this disruptive period the Brotherhood Hall in Bell Street will be closed. We are committed to helping our Members and friends so please reach out if you need anything.

Con Kavadias, George Konidaris, Chris Kominatos and I will be working diligently to provide an environment of inclusion encouraging and embracing all Brotherhood members, current past and future. 

This Brotherhood has its roots in our great-grandparents and one of our goals is to see the next generation of Lefkadians joining the Brotherhood. We are eagerly expecting to see everyone as soon as the restrictions are lifted. Please spread the word.

Any Lefkadian and their family members eager to join the Club are encouraged to do so by filling out the form that can be found under the Membership tab on this site.

During this downtime we will also be doing quite a bit of planning, both a social calendar and a maintenance to-do list. We welcome your input. Let us know what type of function you might like us to hold once the ban is lifted. Also let us know what skills you have. The hall needs quite a bit of maintenance but also, it would be great to develop a directory of Lefkadian skills that we can list on our site and social media generally to help Lefkadians connect.  

The four of us are available to speak to anyone at any time. You will find our contact details below and on the masthead of the Lefkadian form. We promise to keep in touch and periodically post what we’re up to.

Till then, keep safe 

Alexandra Daglas, President

M: 0409 531 089 Ealexandradaglas.lb@gmail.com

George Konidaris, Secretary

M: 0411 731 174 Egeorge.konidaris.lb@gmail.com

Con Kavadias, Treasurer: 

M: 0418 583 759 Econ.kavadias.lb@gmail.com

Chris Kominatos, Advisor

M: 0409 423 681 E: chris.kominatos.lb@gmail.com