Membership

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 a descendant of such person. 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 membership fee includes a $5 Ithacan Historical Society membership charge which is passed on to the IHS.

The IHS is an incorporated association affiliated with the Ithacan Philanthropic Society. It's aim is to preserve the history of the Ithacan Club and the history of Ithacans in Australia.

Read on for eligibility rules and benefits of membership.

 

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
  • Tertiary Bursary Awards for active member’s children
  • Complimentary Christmas Luncheon
  • Free entry to the Ithacan Annual Picnic
  • Christmas presents for member’s children.
  • Eligibility for the "Elly Lukas Excellence Award" presented to the highest ATAR score of a female applicant
  • Complimentary Senior Membership of the Society 80 years and over**
  • Individual copy of the Odysseus newspaper ***
  • Preferential rates for hire of the Clubrooms

* 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
  • Complimentary 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 ***
  • Apply for the “Stathis Raftopoulos Memorial Award”. This award is to the value of $2,000, and is presented to an eligible boy with the highest VCE ATAR score over 80.

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

Active Membership: $35    Active membership application form

Social Membership: $25    Social membership application form

APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP

  1. 1.Download or request application form from the Membership Secretary   
  2. 2.Return application form to: Ithacan Philanthropic Society PO BOX 311, Balwyn North 3104 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applicant will be notified in writing of acceptance or otherwise of membership application by the Executive Committee

 

Our Bank details:

Westpac Bank:

BSB:                   033005

Account No:       116636