Covid-19: Message from IPS Executive Committee

Covid 19 announcement

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 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.

20 March 2020

Portarlington Ferry Trip and Winery Lunch - Sunday 22 March - CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Cruise in comfort and style and enjoy a superb lunch at Terindah Estate winery 
on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula
 Ferry2  Terindah6 small

Enjoy a relaxing day in a beautiful setting and without the stress of driving. 

Depart from Melbourne’s Docklands and cruise to Portarlington, where you will then be transported toTerindah Estate Winery to enjoy a leisurely lunch.

$125 per person, includes:
Return ferry Docklands - Portarlington
Bus transport to and from winery
3 course lunch


Bookings essential - RSVP by 15 March 2020
Kristalenia Collins 0409 357 747  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Debbie Argyropoulos 0417 577 901  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Marguerite Metaxas 0433 259 601 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cooking Class - Learn to make Koulouria - Sunday 5 April 2020 - CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 Ithacan Historical Society 2020 Cooking Classes 

 easter koulouria

The first of our 2020 cooking classes features 


The traditional Greek Easter biscuit and the ideal accompaniment to your morning coffee or cuppa.

Sunday 5 April, 11.00 am - 1.30 pm at the Clubrooms

$10 per person

Numbers are limited to 10 people to enable hands on participation.

Bookings essential. Email Peter Raftopoulos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Enjoy a fun night whilst supporting the Snowdome Foundation

For research into blood cancers – myeloma, lymphoma and leukaemia


Join us for Open Day at 'the Club'

Open Day cafe loukoumi

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.   An ongoing project is the documenting of the history of Ithacan owned and operated shops/businesses in the Melbourne CBD and suburbs.  Come along and share your stories.

We hope to see you there.

All welcome.


Thursday 6 February

Thursday 5 March

Thursday 2 April

Thursday 14 May

Thursday 11 June

Thursday 9 July

Thursday 6 August

Thursday 3 September

Thursday 1 October

Thursday 12 November

Thursday 10 December

Bingo Dates 2020


Bingo is held fortnighly at the Club rooms on THURSDAYS 11 am - 2 pm  

A light lunch is served.


Thursday 30 January

Thursday 13 February

Thursday 27 February

Thursday 12 March

Thursday 26 March

Thursday 9 April

Thursday 23 April

Thursday 7 May

Thursday 21 May

Thursday 4 June

Thursday 18 June

Thursday 2 July

Thursday 16 July

Thursday 30 July

Thursday 13 August

Thursday 27 August

Thursday 10 September - followed by Panagias Katharon Luncheon at 1.00 pm

Thursday 24 September

Thursday 8 October

Thursday 22 October

Thursday 5 November

Thursday 19 November          

Thursday 3 December – Bingo and break-up Christmas luncheon