Congratulations to IPS Year 12 Awards Recipients

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The IPS Year 12 Awards were presented to our 2019 Year 12 graduates on Sunday 1 March.

Congratulations to award recipients:

Alexander Barlas
Scarlett Gorman-Andrews
Harry Katopodis
Georgia Lourantos
Michael Stokes-Paizis
Grace Royal

Thank you also to Spearo Raftopoulos, son of the late Panoyiannis Raftopoulos, for the family’s ongoing support for our Year 12 Awards.  The IPS Year 12 Award program which commenced in 1987 was an initiative of Panoyiannis Raftopoulos. In 2018 the IPS established a similar award program for the year 12 graduates of the Ithaki Lykeio (senior high school), Greece.
Click here to view photos of this year's award presentations.

Young Ithacans - Greek Conversation Classes - register your interest now

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The IPS Executive Committee is currently gauging the level of interest for Greek Conversation Classes in 2020

The classes are targeted towards the 'Young Ithacans' of the club - late teens to 35 year olds

Interested? Please contact

Marguerite Metaxas - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tania Soulis- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2019 Children's Christmas Party - simply magic


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The annual Children's Christmas Party was a huge success. Even Melbourne's traffic chaos and inclement weather couldn't dampen the spirits of our young Ithacan families.
Children were entertained by long time favourite Moodles the Clown and a truly amazing performance by magician Alex Unexplainable who not only had the kids enthralled but also the mums and dads, and grandparents. Considered one of Australia’s top sleight-of-hand magicians, Alex was a grand finalist on Australia’s Got Talent, and is one of only a small number of Australian performers to have been invited to perform on America’s Got Talent. He has represented Australia on German television in a competition to find the world’s best variety act.
The arrival of Santa was, as always, higly anticipated and he was greeted with great enthusiasm.
For our 12 year olds it was their last Christmas Party and in recognition of this milestone were also presented with an IPS cap.
Visit our photo gallery to view photos of this great day, click here.

2019 Christmas Luncheon - a joyous celebration

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A warm family atmosphere was enjoyed by all who attended this year’s Christmas Luncheon at Merrimu Receptions. 

With a record number of guests there was a real buzz in the room as members, families and friends caught up whilst enjoying Merrimu’s great hospitality, wonderful music by UNick , and a fabulous presentation of photos of 2019 events. Guests joined in a heart-warming celebration of the birthdays of senior members all whom celebrated birthdays in their 90s during 2019!

Congratulations to the Events Committee for organising such a successful day. Thanks to all who attended and helped make our end of year celebration such a memorable day.

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.

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