Membership

Annual General Meetings 2018

The Annual General Meetings of the Ithacan Philanthropic Society “The Ulysses” and the Ithacan Historical Society Inc will be held at Level 2, Ithaca House, 329 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Australia on Sunday, 27 May 2018 at 11.00am. 

To download copies of Proxy Form and Proxy Voting Guidelines please click on the following links:

2018 AGM Proxy Form

2018 Proxy Voting Guidelines 

 

New members are welcome!

 

You can apply for ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP or SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP of the Society.

 

ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP: Active Membership is open to any person born in Ithaca, Greece or a descendant of such person. You can apply to become an Active Full Member of the Society by clicking Active Member Application Form.

SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP: Social Membership is open to any person of 'good character' not born in Ithaca, Greece or not a descendant of someone born in Ithaca, Greece. You can apply to become a Social Member of the Society by clicking on Social Member Application Form

By joining the Ithacan Philanthropic Society you automatically become a member of the Ithacan Historical Society (IHS).

The Ithacan Historical Society is an incorporated association affiliated with the Ithacan Philanthropic Society. Its aim is to preserve the history of the Ithacan Club and the history of the Ithacan community in Melbourne and Victoria.

Read on for benefits of membership and eligibility critieria.

 

Benefits of Active Membership of the Society

An Active Member receives full membership rights and benefits:

  • The right to attend and vote at General Meetings of the Society
  • The right to nominate for election to the Executive Committee
  • The right to nominate for election to the Ithacan Historical Society Executive
  • year 12 Awards for current active member’s children
  • Subsidised Christmas luncheon
  • Free entry to the Ithacan Annual Picnic
  • Christmas presents for member’s children
  • Complimentary Senior Membership of the Society 80 years and over**
  • Individual copy of the Odysseus newspaper ***

* Eligibility for the Tertiary Bursary Award requires the parent to be a current active member of the Society with at least 2 consecutive years of membership immediately preceding the application for the award.

** Eligibility for Senior Membership of the Society 80 years and over, requires the applicant to be a current member of the Society with at least 3 consecutive years of membership immediately prior to the application for Senior Membership. This requirement may be waived in certain circumstances at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

*** In a multi-member household, members can elect not to receive the Odysseus paper if one paper per household is the preferred option. This arrangement helps the Society reduce distribution costs.

 

Benefits of Social Membership of the Society

A Social Member receives the following membership rights and benefits:

  • The right to nominate for election to the Ithacan Historical Society Executive
  • Subsidised Christmas luncheon
  • Christmas presents for member’s children
  • Free entry to the Ithacan Annual Picnic
  • Complimentary Senior Membership of the Society 80 years and over**
  • Individual copy of the Odysseus newspaper ***

A Social Member does not have the right to attend and vote at General Meetings of the Ithacan Philanthropic Society nor the right to nominate for election to the Ithacan Philanthropic Society Executive.

** Eligibility for Senior Membership of the Society 80 years and over, requires the applicant to be a current member of the Society with at least 3 consecutive years of membership immediately prior to the application for Senior Membership. This requirement may be waived in certain circumstances at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

*** In a multi-member household, members can elect not to receive the Odysseus paper if one paper per household is the preferred option. This arrangement helps the Society reduce distribution costs.

 

Annual Membership Fees

The membership fees include a $5 membership fee for the Ithacan Historical Society.

Active Membership:  $35   Active membership application form

Social Membership:  $25   Social membership application form

 

Membership Application Process

  1. Download Application for Membership or request form from the Secretary
  2. Return application form by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to Ithacan Philanthropic Society PO BOX 311, Balwyn North 3104 
  3. Applicant will be notified in writing of acceptance of membership application by the Executive Committee.
  4. An invoice for membership will be issued following acceptance of application.

 

Ithacan Philanthropic Society bank details:

Westpac Bank

BSB: 033005

Account No: 116636