2020 Children's Christmas Tree - Santa is coming

COVID DOES NOT STAND IN THE WAY OF SANTA

Santa Image 2020

IN 2020 OUR ODYSSEAN SANTA IS OVERCOMING ALL OBSTACLES AND IS COMING TO YOU!

For all our junior Ithacans who would love a visit from Santa please download and complete the Christmas Tree form.

IPS Cyclone Fundraiser

Cyclone Ianos - IPS Recovery Appeal Open
weather map
 
Ithaca needs our help
The IPS seeks to support the recovery on Ithaca by establishing a Go Fund Me page, in the name of the IPS, with a target of AUD$60,000.
The IPS will kick start the fund raising with a donation of AUD$5,000.

We urge you all to dig deep and show your support for our beloved Ithaca.  donate now

Making a donation:

  • Giving a 'Tip' is optional - if you do not wish to tip, click OTHER and enter 0
  • Credit card payments only are accepted
  • A receipt will be sent to the email provided
  • Click I'm not a robot at the end of the transaction 
Please help spread the word with family and friends. 
  • Use the share button on the Donations Page to share with your own personal social media circles on Facebook, Instagram etc.

CLICK HERE for updates

 

Virtual Open Day - 2020 Dates

zoom get together

Open Day at the Club is going virtual

Catch up with friends and enjoy a coffee and chat on the following dates: 

Thursday 1 October
Thursday 12 November
Thursday 10 December
Mornings commence at 11.00 am

 

Join Zoom using the following link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7187574592?pwd=U3EyK0I2eTNINUk3R1hVVExEZ0FKZz09

Meeting ID: 718 757 4592
Passcode: Ithaca2020

Covid-19: Message from IPS Executive Committee

Covid 19 announcement

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.

 

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 

Koulourakia

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.

TRIVIA NIGHT - Saturday 30 May - CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

TriviaNight

Enjoy a fun night whilst supporting the Snowdome Foundation

For research into blood cancers – myeloma, lymphoma and leukaemia
https://www.snowdome.org.au/about-us

THE EVENT HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY POSTPONED. 
 


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.

2020 OPEN DAY DATES

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

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

A light lunch is served.

 2020 BINGO DATES

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