Lecture 3: Ithaca and the British protectorate (1815-1864), Monday 29 November 2021, 7.30 pm

'Ithaca and the British protectorate (1815 - 1864): Between local and colonial history'
  Presented by A/Prof Sakis Gekas
Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair of Modern Greek History, York University, Toronto
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 Watch live via YouTube, or join via Zoom to participate in the discussion.

To watch live via YouTube:

https://youtu.be/i3uy-n8A_8E

  To join the discussion via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85181645065  
Meeting ID: 851 8164 5065

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Children's Christmas Tree, Sunday 5 December 2021

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SANTA IS ON HIS WAY ... HE WILL MEET YOU AT THE PARK!

Despite Santa’s 'magical powers' allowing him to travel the world safely he will  once again need to follow some rules and distribute presents outdoors ... 

Santa will be distributing presents o

Sunday, 5 December from 11.00 am - 12.00 pm 
at Victoria Park, Cnr High Street and Adeney Avenue Kew (opposite Campbell Street) Map
 
For all our junior Ithacans who would love to see Santa please download and complete the Christmas Tree form.  
 
For enquiries email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Christmas Luncheon - Sunday 12 December 2021

Christmas luncheon

We are very happy to announce that our 2021 Christmas Luncheon will be going ahead on
Sunday, 12 December 2021, 12.00 pm - 4.00 pm
at Merrimu Receptions, 1300 Dandenong Road, Murrumbeena
Members $45   ~  Non-members $60   ~  Children 12 years and under $30
 

To help the events team and the management of Merrimu in planning, we kindly ask if you could make your bookings and payment early. We are advised that numbers are restricted to 150 people. 

Covid safe practices will be in place and in accordance with government regulations Merrimu requires that all guests must be double vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination. 
Enjoy an afternoon of fine food, great music and catch up with family and friends

Booking essential: RSVP 20 November 2021

or contact
Eugenia Vlass-Tsalikis 0413 412 181 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kristalenia Collins 0409 357 747 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We so look forward to seeing you.

Join us for Open Day with Zoom

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Open Day is held monthly on Thursdays from 11 am.

Drop into the clubrooms and enjoy a casual chat with familiar faces and good coffee! It's relaxed and informal and a great opportunity to chat with other Ithacans about the football, world events, your next Ithacan summer holiday or anything else that takes your fancy.

It is also an opportunity to share recollections and stories about the Club and our family histories.   

We hope to see you there.

All welcome.

2021 OPEN DAY DATES
Thursday 15 April
Thursday 13 May
Thursday 10 June - cancelled due to COVID
Thursday 8 July
Thursday 5 August - cancelled due to COVID
Thursday 2 September - virtual via Zoom
Thursday 14 October - virtual via Zoom
Thursday 11 November  - virtual via Zoom
Thursday 9 December    - virtual via Zoom
 
 

Bingo 2021 - currently cancelled

BINGO

We regret to advise that Bingo will be cancelled for the remainder of 2021 due to Covid and in the interest of the health and safety of our members. 

Clubrooms open at 10 am for 11 am start. 

Come along, catch with friends and enjoy a morning of good fun.

New participants most welcome - contact Spyridoula Coutsouvelis 0431 489 687, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2021 Bingo dates

Thursday 8 April
Thursday 22 April
Thursday 6 May
Thursday 20 May
Thursday 3 June
Thursday 17 June
Thursday 1 July
Thursday 15 July
Thursday 29 July
Thursday 12 August - cancelled due to COVID
Thursday 26 August - cancelled due to COVID
Thursday 9 September (Panagia’s Lunch) - cancelled due to COVID
Thursday 23 September - cancelled due to COVID
Thursday 7 October - cancelled due to COVID
Thursday 21 October - cancelled due to COVID
Thursday 4 November - cancelled due to COVID
Thursday 18 November - cancelled due to COVID
Thursday 2 December - cancelled due to COVID

Covid-19: Updates from IPS Executive Committee

Covid Updates

September 2021 
Our clubrooms remain closed. Open Day will resume online via Zoom, for details visit https://www.ithaca.org.au/events/virtual-open-day.
 
August 2021 
Once again we regret to advise that regular events at the clubrooms - Open Day, Bingo - will be cancelled until further notice.  Our AGM on 1st August will be conducted via Zoom.
 
June 2021 
We regret to advise that regular events at the clubrooms - Open Day, Bingo - will be cancelled until further notice.  
 
April 2021 - The Clubrooms reopen!!!
Great news - the clubrooms will reopen on Sunday 11 April for our annual Year 12 Awards and to celebrate the 200 years anniversary since the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821. Regular Open Day and Bingo are also back in full swing.  
  
March 2021 - IPS Covid Safe Plan
Following the Victorian government's easing of Covid restrictions the IPS executive has developed a Covid Safe plan to ensure the safe re-opening of our club rooms.  Click here for the latest version of the plan.  
 
August 2020
In accordance with the State government announcement of stage four coronavirus restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne from Sunday 2 August until Sunday 13 September, our Club rooms will remain closed.  The situation will be reviewed following easing of restrictions and the release of the State roadmap for re-opening. 
 
20 March 2020
Following Monday’s announcement by the Premier of Victoria declaring a State of Emergency and further restrictions of group gatherings, the IPS Executive Committee has made the decision to postpone the following events to safeguard the wellbeing of our members. 
  • Portarlington Ferry Trip and Winery Luncheon (22 March)
  • Cooking class (5 April)
  • Annual General Meeting (26 April)
  • Trivia Night (30 May)
  • Bingo and Open Day (cancelled for the remainder of March and April and maybe beyond pending the situation with the Covid-19 pandemic – participants will be notified)

The clubrooms will remain closed until further notice.

This decision was not made lightly as our events are not simply social occasions; they also provide connection and companionship for many of our members, particularly the regular Bingo and Open Day gatherings. 

Please stay connected via our website www.ithaca.org.au and Facebook page and don’t forget to make a regular phone call to touch base with family and friends, in particular our elderly Nona and Nono/Yiayia and Papou, or Theio and Theia, during these extraordinary and unprecedented times.

We also remain contactable through email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The health and safety of our members is our utmost priority.  We will provide updates of any further changes and details of when various events will be rescheduled. In the meantime, please adhere to government advice and stay safe.