June 2021 Swot Vac at Ithaca House

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An Initiative of the Young Ithacans

SWOT Vac for Tertiary students

The IPS is trialling the use of Ithaca House as a study venue for tertiary students preparing for mid year examinations.

Given the clubrooms close proximity to many of inner Melbourne’s tertiary institutions and with so many tertiary students still studying extensively from home, using Ithaca House may be a welcome change for study in safe and convenient location.

Tertiary students (18 years+) of Ithacan descent and their friends are welcome to study at Ithaca House on Wednesdays and Fridays during the SWOT VAC and exam period - Wednesday 2 June to Friday 25 June.

Tea, coffee, biscuits and WIFI will be available.

Registration is essential. Click her for online registration

For further information contact:

Marguerite This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
Penny This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
Tania Soulis, IPS Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bingo 2021

Bingo is back

Bingo is back! Commencing Thursday 8 April.  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 1 July
Thursday 15 July
Thursday 29 July
Thursday 12 August
Thursday 26 August
Thursday 9 September (Panagia’s Lunch)
Thursday 23 September
Thursday 7 October
Thursday 21 October
Thursday 4 November
Thursday 18 November
Thursday 2 December

Join us for Open Day - Back 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.   

We hope to see you there.

All welcome.


Thursday 15 April
Thursday 13 May
Thursday 8 July
Thursday 5 August
Thursday 2 September
Thursday 14 October
Thursday 11 November
Thursday 9 December

Covid-19: Updates from IPS Executive Committee

Covid Updates

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.