2019 Ithacan Ball - Party time

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Despite the wet and rainy start to the evening guests at the 2019 Ithacan Ball were definitely in the mood to party.

The evening commenced with drinks where there was a real buzz in the room with guests mingling and catching up with friends and relatives. Tia, daughter of Elizabeth Bouras and granddaughter of Andriana Black and George Bouras, entertained the crowd with some beautiful jazz/blues numbers.

Guests later wined, dined and danced the night away. The dance floor was jumping throughout the evening to the sounds of two amazing bands, ENVY and UNick, who performed favourite Greek numbers and classics of the 80s and 90s, helping to create a great party atmosphere.

View photos of the Ball in the Photo Gallery here

Lucky draw prizes proved lots of fun and we once again thank you to our supporters who provided some great prizes.

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2019 Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea raises $5,215

An enormously successful ‘Biggest Morning Tea' was held at the Club rooms on Thursday 16 May to raise fund for the Cancer Council.

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A big thank you to all who attended and to those who sent donations.

$5,215 was raised for the Cancer Council which included a generous donation by the Ithacan Philanthropic Society.

It was a fun morning with games and prizes. Trivia tested attendees' knowledge of all things Greek and a round of bingo capped off the morning. 

Thanks to Anna Vlass and Loula Coutsouvelis who, once again, did an amazing job organising this fundraising event.

Congratulations to IPS Year 12 Awards Recipients

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The annual IPS Year 12 awards for ‘Scholarship and Achievement’ were recently presented to our 2018 Year 12 graduates.

The ‘Panoyiannis Raftopoulos Tertiary Bursaries’, valued at $1500 each were awarded to Christine Georgopoulos and Christina Paizis; and the IPS Year 12 Awards, valued at $500 each, to Georgina Bartlett, Charlie Beasley, Emily Kanellos, Christopher Koukouzikas, Evangeline Metaxas, Zoe Paxinos and Lana Raftopoulos.

Guest speaker and former award recipient Penny Vakalopoulos delivered a truly engaging and inspirational address outlining her journey since completing year 12. 
 
Congratulations to the award recipients and all the very best for their future endeavours.

IPS Donates $9766.10 to 2019 Royal Children's Hospital Appeal

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A big thank you to all who supported our Royal Children's Hospital Fundraising effort. Your generosity is much appreciated.

Thanks to the generosity of our members the IPS presented $9766.10 to the 2019 RCH Good Friday appeal. The amount included $5000 donated by the IPS and $4766.10 raised through member donations and fundraising.

Our fundraising kicked off in February at the Annual Picnic where entry donations ($1003.10) and sale of souvlaki sticks ($393.00) raised a total of $1396.10. An additional $3370 was raised at the recent RCH Appeal Fundraiser afternoon through door proceeds, donations and raffle sales. A capacity crowed enjoyed a lively afternoon and a delicious afternoon tea.

2019 Annual Picnic a resounding success

Glorious weather and a great turn out helped to make our 2019 annual picnic a resounding success. The oldest and most cherished event on our social calendar continues to attract large crowds with approximately 550 people in attendance this year. How great to see so many generations, all connected in some way, coming together to catch up and celebrate their common heritage. In an age where our lives are constantly busy, the picnic is an ideal opportunity to reconnect with extended family and friends.

Why not plan your next family reunion for the 2020 picnic

A special thank you to all who supported the start to our 2019 Royal Children's Hospital fundraising effort through entry donations, and the sale of souvlaki sticks -  a big hit on the day.

A grand total of $1423.10 was raised on the day.

Follow this link to our Photo Gallery and view images from the 2019 Annual Picnic.

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