On Sunday 14 October, the Ithacan Philanthropic Society celebrated the 60th anniversary of Ithaca House at our clubrooms.
Our 'home away from home' was filled to the brim with members and guests dressed in 60s inspired outfits sipping retro cocktails and enjoying delicious canapes as they reminisced about all the wonderful events they attended at Ithaca House over many decades.
Executive Committee member, Andrew Raftopoulos, paid tribute to the late Nick Sofarnos, the architect who designed Ithaca House and we were delighted that members of Nick's family could attend this special celebration.
Guests learnt about the five generous Ithacans who acted as Guarantors in the 50s, to the tune of 5000 pounds each, to start the process of building Ithaca House (which was recently heritage listed). To illustrate the enormous commitment by each Guarantor, 5,000 pounds represented the cost of a house at that time.
There are so many people to thank for making the 60 year anniversary happen, including the Executive, Historical and Events Committees.
A special thank you to our members for attending, our friends from AHEPA, and Pano Apostolou from SBS for joining us to make it a sensational day.
Please continue to support our events to ensure that we are able to provide the same high standard of support in our community here and in Greece, and to ensure that your Ithacan roots are celebrated well into the next few generations.